I’m going to say something that will be controversial—and contrarian—within the tech blogosphere: the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is the best Android phone you can buy right now (read our comprehensive review). Now I’m not talking about bleeding-edge specs like the fastest processor or sharpest camera. Instead, I’m talking about the best value; the smartest purchase. For the price, the features on the Idol 3 are insanely great. Yes, you could spend more for a phone that’s going to be outdated before it’s two-year contract is up—but why? Here are five reasons why you should consider the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 over leading Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Huawei P8, Motorola Nexus 6 or LG G3. While the first three reasons are compelling, it’s the last two that really clinch the deal.
With a 5.5″ screen, the Idol 3 sports the same screen measurements as the mighty iPhone 6 Plus—but has a smaller overall footprint. That means that the phone gives you the screen you want but is in reality much easier to use than other phablets. The full HD display is bright, crisp and viewable from a variety of angles.
The Idol 3 has killer speakers for a phone. Supplied by JBL, the dual, front-facing cameras pump out great sounds—perfect for listening to music or ...