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The hotly anticipated Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has finally arrived at mobile and home broadband company Dodo with the companies website listing the phone for sale on their website for outright purchase or on a plan.

Back in October, Alcatel OneTouch did announce that the phone would arrive in early November, but a month and a half later, the phone has arrived and at $379 with a $9.90 delivery fee, the handset gives you a fairly impressively specced device:

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) TCL 6045B Specifications:

  • 5.5 FullHD 1920×1080 resolution IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB on-board storage with microSD Card slot up to 128GB
  • 13MP Rear camera with LED Flash and 8MP Front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (LE), Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, FM radio and NFC
  • 4G LTE support – bands: B1, B2 B3,B4, B7 and B28
  • Android 5.0.2
  • 2,910mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • 152.7×75.1×7.4mm @ 141grams

If you’re willing to sign up for a plan, Dodo have a selection of 24 month plans you can pay a handset repayment on and grab an Idol 3 as your device. Prices range from $27.90 including the $10 handset repayment and range up to $49.90 per month which includes a decent 5GB of data per month. Extra data can be picked up as a data pack for $10 per GB, which is recommended as they charge $15 per GB if you go over your cap.

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A quick talk to Dodo customer service had them advising a 3-5 day turn around, business days, so get in early. We first saw the Idol 3 at MWC in February before reviewing it in July, the end result is that if you’re looking for a phone in this price range then the Idol 3 is highly recommended.

Dodo is the exclusive seller of the Idol 3 in Australia so it’s not available at retailers, though it may head out to Dodo retail outlets at some stage.

Source: Dodo.
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I’d be looking to the new ZTE phones coming to Australia next year before buying the Idol 3. ZTE have better cameras and are cheaper. Most of the other specs are similar and they have Australian versions of their phones so that band 28 etc is supported. I think they’re worth a look if you’re after a decently specced phone for cheap.


On the $27.90 plan you’d be getting more data than most existing $30 plans plus a handset with surprisingly decent reviews. Even seems to be the unicorn 6045B model with the Band 28 LTE that’s not available in many other countries. Only downside is the appalling feedback I’ve read about Dodo billing and service. Sigh.


Wow. Pretty much the same specs as my new Moto X Play, and it’s $125 cheaper than what I paid through Clove. The only downside is 5.0.2, and I imagine that xda wouldn’t have custom ROMs for it. However, Alcatel phones run stock Android, with only minor changes, so this is an excellent option.


The difference is that Moto X Play is guaranteed Marshmallow.


True, but that will probably be it. Motorola isn’t great at supporting its devices.

I had a look on xda, and there’s an unofficial builds of TWRP and CM12.1 for the Idol.


Alcatel have announced a Marshmallow upgrade but it won’t be available until June 2016.


Where’s the 4.7″ version? 🙁

vijay alapati

$379 on that specs O_o


Is that a good price or overpriced?

vijay alapati

to be honest, I feel its over priced, with extra 100 u can get a G4 from ebay. Just my opinion

Jonny Osorio

300-350 would be the sweet spot for me