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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra: Unboxing the Slimmest Smartphone in the World

Why hello there sexy
Why hello there sexy

We unbox the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra!

We finally got our hands on a unit of the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra! This is a pretty fascinating and exciting gadget for several reasons. First it was used in the blockbuster hit, Iron Man 3. Second it’s considered to be one of the slimmest smartphones in the world measuring just 6.45mm thick. Lastly it won’t leave a burning hole in your wallet since it retails for just Php14,990. Devices like the Idol Ultra are more about the statement it makes as opposed to the tech specs so this will definitely appeal to people who put a lot of value in form, design, and style.

Let’s quickly review the specifications first:

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Spec Sheet

  • 1.2GHz Dual-core Processor (Mediatek 6577)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • 4.7-inch AMOLED screen, Corning Gorilla Glass with Oleophobic coating
  • HD 720p display, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • 8.0-megapixels rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixels front-facing camera
  • Can record HD video 720p (front and back)
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with AGPS support
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1,800mAh Battery
  • 3.5mm jack to micro USB adaptor*
  • SRP: Php14,990

Okay with that out of the way let’s proceed to the unboxing! Booyah! 😛

Iron Man on the Box!

Definitely taking advantage of the marketing partnership, hehe
Definitely taking advantage of the marketing partnership, hehe

The Idol Ultra came in a white box with a plastic slip-on featuring Iron Man. The box itself has the usual stuff printed on it like the product specifications at the back. We removed the plastic slip-on, popped open the top lid of the box, and were immediately greeted with the sleek Idol Ultra. The screen had some sort of plastic with print on it.

Slip-on plastic, top box, and the unboxed Idol Ultra!
Slip-on plastic, top box, and the unboxed Idol Ultra!

We picked the phone up and we were just amazed at the level of craftsmanship put into the phone. Alcatel definitely went all out on this one and that’s to be expected of them considering this phone makes an appearance on Iron Man 3. Anyway, the phone is primarily made out of plastic and some polycarbonate material with a smooth matte finish at the back. It’s crazy thin at 6.45mm and it’s also lightweight. It was a absolute pleasure holding it in our hands.

Check out some of the photos in different angles below:

Stunning form factor
Stunning form factor
Man that's crazy thin!
Man that’s crazy thin!
What the back looks like
What the back looks like
View from the top
View from the top

As you saw in the last pic, there’s no audio-in. They probably thought it was too big so they decided to scrap it. To connect this to your headphones or earphones you’ll have to use the microUSB to audio converter which they also included in the box. It’s a bit of a chore but that’s the price for extreme thinness.

microUSB / Audio converter
microUSB / Audio converter

When it comes to form, style, and design, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra will not disappoint!

What else is in the box?

Usual stuff!
Usual stuff!

Other than the microUSB/Audio converter cable all the other accessories in the box are standard fare. You get the wall charger, manuals, and the micro USB to USB cable.

Full Review Coming Soon!

We’re going to test drive this phone for the next few days so that we can have a full review out by early next week. So far though the Ultra Idol looks very promising. It’s the type of gadget that you love holding in your hands because it looks so good, haha!

Congratulations to Alcatel for shipping the One Touch Idol Ultra!

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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