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Alcatel Idol 3

Alcatel Idol 3



Technical Specifications


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LAUNCH Announced 2015, March
  Status Available. Released 2015, June
BODY Dimensions 134.6 x 65.9 x 7.6 mm (5.30 x 2.59 x 0.30 in)
  Weight 110 g (3.88 oz)
  SIM Micro-SIM/ Optional Dual SIM
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  Size 4.7 inches (~68.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)
  Multitouch Yes, up to 5 fingers
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  GPU Adreno 306
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
  Internal 8 GB, 1.5 GB RAM/ 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM (Dual SIM model)
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  Video 1080p@30fps
  Secondary 5 MP, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
  3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
  GPS Yes, with A-GPS
  NFC Yes
  Radio FM radio with RDS
  USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  Browser HTML
  Java No
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    - MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
    - XviD/MP4/H.265 player
    - Document viewer
    - Photo/video editor

How do I...?


Find out how to make calls, send texts or MMS, add email accounts, change Internet settings and more! 


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Make Calls or Send Texts & MMS 


Make A Call


  • Select the phone icon on the homescreen to access the Call application.
  • Dial the phone number and tap the Call button.
  • You can also select a contact by tapping CONTACTS or RECENTS.

Send A Message


  • Select the Messaging app.
  • Tap the new message icon.
  • Enter the number of the person you want to text beside To.
  • You can also tap the Add Contact icon to select a contact.
  • Tap the Send message bar and write your message.
  • Tap the Send icon.

To send a picture message tap the attachment icon before taping Send.


Add my Email Settings


Gmail Account


  • To add a Gmail account tap the Gmail app.
  • Tap Menu and then Settings.
  • Tap Add Account.
  • Enter your email address and password.
  • Tap Next.

Other Accounts


  • Tap the Email app.
  • Enter your email address and password.
  • Tap Next

Add my Internet Settings 


These are usually found under:


  • Settings
  • More...
  • Mobile networks
  • Access Point Names

Select an active APN to change it or tap Menu and New APN to enter a new APN.


Pair a Bluetooth Device 


  • Turn the Bluetooth device on.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Bluetooth.
  • Make sure the switch is turned to On.
  • Tap the option icon and select Refresh.
  • The phone will search for nearby Bluetooth devices. Select the one you want to connect to.

Connect to WiFi Network


  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure the switch is turned to On
  • The phone will search for available WiFi networks. Tap the one you want to connect to. 
  • If you are asked for a password you can get this from the WiFi provider.

Unlock Phone


Click here to request the unlock code.


Once we receive your unlock code we will send it to you by text or email.


You can then follow the steps below to complete the unlock process.


  • Enter a SIM card from another network in to the phone.
  • Enter the PIN for the SIM Card if you are asked.
  • You will be prompted to enter the unlock code. 

If you enter the code and get an error message:


  • Check that you have entered the code correctly. 
  • Make sure you are following the instructions exactly

If the error message continues contact the Three Forum for further help.