Alcatel OneTouch® Idol 3

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Alcatel OneTouch® Idol 3

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The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 offers a collection of features that one would expect on a premium smartphone. The large, brilliant 5.5" Full HD display with Technicolor Color Enhance technology is perfect for viewing pictures and videos, reading text or web pages, and is easier to view, even in direct sunlight. The powerful octa-core processor combined with the 4G LTE speed of the Cricket network makes quick work of all your everyday tasks all day long. Dual front speakers combined with the exclusive Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Mix App with Deezer from Cricket, and FM radio make it a music lover?s dream! Dual cameras with fast focus technology and wide-angle imaging produce spectacular pictures and selfies. All this, combined with a sleek metallic design, makes the Idol 3 a sure head turner! Exclusively at Cricket!


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The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 smartphone offers:
  • Brilliant 5.5" Full HD display
  • Octa-core processing power and 4G LTE speed
  • 13 MP rear camera with flash & HD video, 8 MP front-facing wide-angle front camera
  • Dual front speakers featuring JBL® audio
  • Long lasting 2910 mAh battery
  • Exclusive ALCATEL ONETOUCH®MIX App with Deezer from Cricket, available only from Cricket
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
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Technicolor® Color Enhanced Reversible Screen

Watch videos on the Idol 3's 5.5" Full HD display with lush, vivid color thanks to Technicolor's 100 years of cinematic experience. Get a clear view of your pictures and videos from any angle, even in direct sunlight. A symmetrical design, dual-mics and speakers, and a reversible smartphone experience means the Idol 3 is always right side up, no matter how you pull it out of your pocket or purse.

Unparalleled Music Experience

Enjoy music with true-to-life sound through dual front-facing stereo speakers with JBL® Audio. Use the exclusive Alcatel OneTouch Mix App integrated with Deezer from Cricket streaming music service to listen to your music your way. And with built-in DJ tools, mix, scratch and create your own custom beats! Or grab a pair of headphones and listen to FM Radio on the go.

4G LTE Connectivity

Power Packed performance

Powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 615 processor, the IDOL 3 delivers fast transitions and ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity to help keep up with your fast paced life.


  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Dimensions & Display
AlcatelOneTouch® Idol™ 3 Dimensions


  • 6.01" x 2.96" x 0.29"

Display Size & Type

  • 5.5" Full HD Technicolor® Enhanced 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB ROM
  • MicroSD slot for up to 128 GB card
  • Rear: 13 MP with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Front: 8 MP with 84° wide angle lens
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon? 615 1.5 GHz Octo-core


  • 2910 mAh
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M4 and T4
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Phone for price I bought this phone a year ago and it's one of the best phone's I've ever owned. The only problem with this phone is that it has to stay in a case for life + have tempered glass. The screen breaks very easily. The sensor is placed right under the glass so if the screen breaks, the touch breaks as well. So, technically this is my second Alcatel onetouch idol 3. However, I love it! I love the size of the phone. I love the storage. I love the sound! The sound quality is great, like super great! Camera is pretty decent. This phone has virtualy no glitches. It always works. I don't have a problem with my apps not responding. This phone works just fine and I love it!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from MUCH BETTER THAN ALCATEL 4!!! Out of all the Cricket phones I've owned, this would be my #1 choice. I loooove the dual speakers! My kids complain that they can hear my phone across the house in the other room even when I'm behind closed doors. I enjoy listening to music off this phone. The overall quality is awesome and I think this phone sounds better than the Galaxy S phones anyway! Only trouble I had was the keyboard malfunctioned every once in a while but it was tolerable. Every phone has its glitches, you just got to figure out what you can and can't tolerate. First chance i get, I'm coming back to this phone! I hope they never discontinue it!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best cricket has to offer .....imho My Family and I have owned manyCricket phones. The Stylo, Grand X Max Plus , Idol 3 , 2 Samsung phones, and the ZTE Overture 2. The Idol 3 by far outperforms all. Volume is loud , since the 6.0 upgrade performance is great and software runs quick. With NFC we are able to use Android Pay which is convenient. The phone is nice and light and fairly durable. Camera is surprisingly good but lacks OIS. The screen flip feature does not work during phone calls but otherwise works well. Battery life is better than most and totally better than both the Apple and Samsung phones. Reception seems on par with all others we have used. To sum it up it's a solid phone with nice features that delivers exactly what it is supposed to. I have no complaints!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid range phone on the cheap had this about 6 months and love the screen, great speakers (yes, more than one), and pretty good at all things. Really heavy computing (games and heavy websites with ads) can slow it down compared to high end phones like the Sammy S6. Side by side, that S6 is much faster at most things but for less than a $100, this is an awesome phone. Hard use during the day will require another charge up but with just phone calls and occasional web surfing, easily one full day or two on a single charge.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Midrange Phone Comparing quality to price, this phone is outstanding. Purchased about eight months ago. Speed, screen quality, battery life is leaps and bounds better than any other ~$150 phone. This phone is right in that sweet spot between the high and lower end phones. Spec/performance-wise, this should be a $250-300 phone. I've never experienced any lag or overheating. And battery life is still great. HD videos look great on this 5.5" screen. My Apple-snob daughter was shocked at the high quality photos I sent her. When I pinch to zoom, the detail is still there. Many other phones in this range only have 5-8mp sensors. I was hesitant to purchase, not recognizing the Alcatel brand name--but if all their phones are this quality vs price, then they might be very recognizable in a few years. I look forward to purchasing another Alcatel phone when this one eventually moves on.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge bang for the buck What's not to love? Octa-core, plenty of ram, full HD screen, decent battery and OTA upgradable to Android 6.01. I've had mine for about 4 months and have never had a problem with overheating even with watching HD Netflix. Battery life is about the only thing I'm not crazy about - it will easily last a day but that's it. It's also the first phone I've had that the speakers don't suck.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its a bargain and as good as expensive phones This is by far one of the better sounding phones out there for audio quality. The videos on youtube are a joy to listen to on bluetooth or thru the JBL speakers. There is really not one thing I don't enjoy about this phone to sum it up. Heck, I've thought about getting a 2nd one as a spare.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can't beat the price! Transferred my number over and only paid $50 when it was on sale. Many phone around $50-100 do not come with an octa-core processor, 2gb of ram or 5.5 inch screen. Long battery life is awesome but takes a little longer to charge, best if you charge it with the original wall charger. The volume out of the stereo front facing speakers is great, I enjoy watching videos on this phone. I don't recommend this phone without a case, it is made from light materials that isn't that durable. I noticed the screen is somewhat weak, sometimes I can see where I touched the bottom middle of the screen. Most the times it is a quick phone, however the read/write speeds of the storage and ram isn't that fast so at times it will get a bit sluggish more often then phones that have similar specs. However such phones are usually $200, like the MotoG. You can't really beat these specs for the price. My biggest selling point is battery life, this is what I needed this phone to have since I use it a lot during the day. It does it well. I don't think you will be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-12-03
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