As a preamble to this test
When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.Depending on whether you are a seasoned user or a beginner, the choices are different.This model, the Idol 3 16 Go uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
This Idol 3 16 Go makes almost any use possible without difficulty.
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|
|Making photos or movies|
Idol 3 16 Go for mobility?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
Idol 3 16 Go’s really small.A size of 5.2 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
A size that does not invite fluid use on the internet.Watching movies will be less enjoyable.The primary use of this phone would be to make calls…
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.This allows you to easily have a connection with a comfortable speed. This phone is equipped with a GPS chip.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
If having several lines in the same device is essential for you, go ahead.You can only have one active plan with this phone.With a national package, you will be forced abroad to take out your card and put another local one in its place.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.With a power of 2800 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.This requires organization and always having a back-up charger available.
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.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.A handy device for watching videos.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
The Idol 3 16 Go offers a very correct rendering in terms of reading and listening comfort.He’s on par with the best competitors.An 5.2 -inch screen and enough pixels (1080 x 1920 pixels).Perfectly suited for viewing videos on the internet.With a good screen resolution of 1080 x 1920.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.That is to say that it offers very good colours and very wide viewing angles.
Alcatel has also designed this product for audio use.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
To transfer the sound from the phone, you will have the option via bluetooth.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The Alcatel smartphone for online or local games
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.Batteries are put to the test every day due to the use of mobile internet and applications.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay 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.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.This model has 16 GB, which is low.And because Alcatel predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
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 2800 mAH power will force you to recharge before the end of the day.
Most of the applications we download today require performance.Reading comfort comes at this price.This is a standard model with a display density of 423* pixels and an 5.2 -inch screen.All the documents that you have downloaded will be properly displayed on the screen.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
For audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Alcatel is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
Little progress has been made by Alcatel.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.The results of your holiday movies will be of very good quality.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.Also, it is difficult to retouch images properly.The sensor of this Idol 3 16 Go is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
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.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
Finally, the Idol 3 16 Go…
This Idol 3 16 Go meets the majority of use cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.