Alcatel may not be a phone maker that rings a bell with you, but it's a fairly prolific enterprise that's inching its way into the U.S. market with phones like Cricket's Alcatel Authority and the better Alcatel One Touch Idol, an entry-level Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone.
Before diving into the review, there are three main things to know. First, the One Touch Idol sells unlocked and off-contract for $299 on Alcatel's Web site. Second, the Idol is a 3G-only phone. Really 3G; it doesn't support HSPA+ speeds. For me, this is a … Read more