Deal: Alcatel Idol 3 now just $180 on Amazon

by: Andrew GrushMarch 1, 2016
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Last week Alcatel (formerly Alcatel OneTouch) formally announced the Idol 4 and 4S, with the former designed to take the place of the current Idol 3 family and the latter representing a slightly more upscale high-mid-range experience. With the next-gen Idol family on its way, it was only a matter of time before the Idol 3 ended up on the discount rack.

Right on schedule, Amazon is now offering a pretty generous price cut of about $100 over the original pricing for the Idol 3, bringing the price of the phone to just $180. That’s not bad at all considering this is a fully unlocked model and only $50 more than the ‘locked’ version sold by Cricket Wireless.

alcatel onetouch idol 4s aa 1See also: Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4S officially announced: here’s what you need to know35

So what kind of hardware are you getting for $180? The Idol 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 615 with 2GB RAM, with other specs including a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16GB storage, microSD, a 13MP rear cam, 8MP front cam, and a 2910 mAh battery. There’s also Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the box. While the Idol 3 might be a bit less impressive than the Idol 4, and significantly less impressive than the 4S, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better phone for sub-$200.

What do you think, worth picking up the Idol 3 at a discount, or better to wait it out for the Idol 4 — even if it’s likely to be priced at least $100+ more? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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  • SeanPR11

    Great phone for the price, especially now. I just gave mine to my sister after getting a 6p. She had my first gen moto g, and loves the screen on the Idol.

  • KeyserSoze

    “Deal: Alcatel Idol 3 now just $180 on Amazon”

    Ha, you probably got that info from my post yesterday on another website. Where’s my credit and royalty payment?

  • tc

    I think Honor 5X is better for $200, Metal body, Fingerprint reader

    • abn

      Junk all hauwei phones are J. U. N k

      • Alejandro Delgado

        Clearly you’ve never had a Huawei phone

        • abn

          How else do u want me say it.
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          • Alejandro Delgado

            Great answer, mate. You clearly gave that one a tought.

  • Karly Johnston

    Idol 3 is too slow to be my daily driver but i still use it for the speakers.

  • Jordan S

    It’s only $109 at Cricket if you switch.

  • cicababa

    Idol 3 has only Android 5.0.2!!! 5.1 available with CM ROMs only!!!