#LiveUnlocked: Alcatel Phone & Watch Review And Giveaway

August 13, 2015  |  

Although I’m old-school when it comes to writing things down on paper, I’m crazy about having even more information on my phone. Appointments, contacts, images, apps, you name it, it’s in my phone.

So when Alcatel asked me to try out their new Idol 3 phone and wrist watch, I couldn’t wait to try them As an iPhone devotee, I wondered how it would compare.

Also: One lucky reader will also get to sample and KEEP the phone + watch. – Cool, right? (See details below)

The Idol 3 by Alcatel is fairly new and it has lots of features. The phone comes unlocked for just $249 so it’s much cheaper than some smartphones and can run on a lot of carriers. Big bonus!

The Alcatel phone is huge compared to my iPhone 5c, but it’s still light and thin. When using it, I kept hitting the wrong buttons for the power and volume, but I got the hang of it. The screen is bright and the pictures I’ve taken with it are so clear, see them above and below.

The best and most surprising feature is that the phone can be used in either direction. There’s a mic and speaker on both ends and the screen flips over correctly no matter how you hold it.

For me, the camera on phones is super important–I take pictures of my daughter and for work constantly– and the Idol has a really good one. There’s a 13MP on the back and an 8MP on the front (iPhone 5 has 8MP back & 1.2MP front). The resolution is great! The Idol 3 has great features, like faster, better resolution, more memory.

The watch is nice – simple and easy to control. I have a super small wrist and this is the small size! Comparing it to the Apple Watch, there’s only 16 basic functions on it so it’s not really like the Apple Watch. It’s super crisp, great for music and getting notifications, and works with any Android or iPhone.

If you’re looking for a solid Android phone that won’t break the bank, here it is.


One (unlocked) Alcatel Idol 3 high resolution + 1 Alcatel One Touch watch combo – total worth $400.

That means you can use the phone with most major phone carriers.

Leave a comment here with your email and why you’d love this phone! #LiveUnlocked

Friday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. EST so be sure to leave your comment before then. Winner will be drawn at random and notified on August 21 by 5:00 p.m. EST

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