A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.Already at the level of the operating system of this Idol 3 16 Go: here, it is an Android with all the Alcatel ecosystem that goes with it.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Alcatel provides us with a well-balanced phone here.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Photographing or filming|
The Idol 3 16 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
Idol 3 16 Go’s really small.In fact, it’s one of the smallest (5.2 inches) compared to other smartphones.
That means it’s not practical for internet browsing.Watching movies will be less enjoyable.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.You will be able to enjoy quality web access, anywhere, even on the other side of the world.There’s GPS on this phone.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
If you have several packages at the same time, this phone is to be avoided.There is only one SIM card slot here.If you don’t want to increase the bill on your next trip, consider replacing your national SIM with a local one.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.It is a good idea to purchase an adaptable screen protector as a complement.A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.There is only 2800 mAh, which is low for normal use.Keep your charger handy.
Alcatel did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
The right model for multimedia use?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.You can also simply listen to music.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
This Idol 3 16 Go offers a good rendering of the multimedia part.It’s comparable to competing products.A screen that allows you to view videos without too much difficulty.It will be a nice tool to see small videos on social networks.A result obtained thanks to a sufficient screen resolution of 1080 x 1920.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The result is less light scattering, resulting in a wider viewing angle and deeper tones.
Alcatel has also designed this product for audio use.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).A technology that ensures quality sound.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The Alcatel phone, for video games?
Smartphone games now require power.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.The processor and graphics chip must also be of high quality to make the image fluid.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
After our tests, we find out that this Idol 3 16 Go is in the lowest rankings.Its Mediatek MT6753 (28 nm) processor is not very powerful, and the GPU is not at the expected level.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, this model is lightweight to say the least.This phone only defaults to 16 GB; that’s probably fair.But some of you will need more; that’s why Alcatel has left a free slot for a memory card.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Moreover, this model is one of the least efficient at the moment.Its power of 2800 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
We have more and more applications on our smartphones, and they need a display that lives up to the challenge.Reading comfort comes at this price.Due to its design and the size of its 5.2 -inch screen, the result is of a good level.A level of precision that allows you to read the news on the internet and have fluid images.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Analysis of Audio and Video functions
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, Alcatel has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
On the other hand it’s a little light for the camera part.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
This Idol 3 16 Go has a photo resolution of 13 Mp, identical to its competitors.In fact, it’s enough to make some nice pictures or a few holiday movies.Note that it does not have the HDR function which would have improved the images.
You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.So photo retouching is not exceptional.This Idol 3 16 Go is good for telephoning, but not for retouching images.
This device contains only 16 GB of storage space; less than most.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
The Idol 3 16 Go – in a nutshell
This Idol 3 16 Go makes almost any use possible without difficulty.
This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.