And to begin with…
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.The Idol 3 16 Go detailed in this article uses an Android operating system, with all that that implies.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
The design of this Idol 3 16 Go is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.Performing well, it almost reaches the level of the best.In conclusion, it is a good product.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Your multimedia needs|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
The Idol 3 16 Go, enough for internet use?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Idol 3 16 Go.Indeed, with its 5.2 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Forget the videos, too.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed.This smartphone comes with GPS.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Important when you’re away from home.
If having several lines in the same device is essential for you, go ahead.This model does not offer dual SIM storage.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.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.It is a good idea to purchase an adaptable screen protector as a complement.Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 2800 mAh, which is low for normal use.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
In conclusion on battery charging, Alcatel has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.The same goes for listening to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
On the multimedia side, the Idol 3 16 Go is well done.He’s doing as well as his competitors.An 5.2 -inch screen and enough pixels (1080 x 1920 pixels).Perfectly suited for viewing videos on the internet.Knowing moreover that the resolution is at level 1080 x 1920.
This includes an IPS LCD screen.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
Alcatel sought to improve the audio experience.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The sound result is of a good level.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The Alcatel smartphone for online or local games
Games are performance consuming.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
Our tests put this Idol 3 16 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.The Mediatek MT6753 (28 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.This model has 16 GB, which is low.In fact, for some passionate users, Alcatel has provided an extra space to add more.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.The power of 2800 mAH will require you to recharge during the day.
Most of the applications we download today require performance.The reading comfort of this model is good.It is an interesting model and big enough with its 5.2 inches.All documents are thus displayed clearly.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
For audio or video use?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Generally speaking, Alcatel has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
The 13 Mp resolution of this model is interesting.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 allows you to take pictures, but will not restore the brightness or colors.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 16 GB.That means you’ll have to make choices between videos, photos and applications.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
In short, the Idol 3 16 Go, the right choice?
This Idol 3 16 Go corresponds to the majority of use cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.