Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha hands on review: light up my life

Alcatel alpha

Alcatel alpha

New, exciting and brimming with promise. Yeah, it’s another Android smartphone, but the Alcatel Idol One Touch Alpha (let’s call it the Alpha for brevity) is a beautiful phone. We managed to get our hands on it and have created a sort-of, kind-of review. It’s also the first phone I’ve ever used that comes in two flavours of champagne colouring, namely gold and rose (although South Africa only gets the rose-coloured variant Q4 2014). The one I used had the third, boring-as-sin “slate” colour, but thankfully it’s wrapped in a metal frame that’s almost as handsome as the iPhone 5s’. Still, don’t get a slate-coloured phone, only confused first-time smartphones buyers would buy a phone the same colour as their driveway. On to the Alpha.

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