The first thing I do when I wake up and the last thing I do when I go to sleep is check my smartphone. There is rarely a time that its not in my hand being used, in the back pocket of my jeans buzzing happily or within an arms reach so I can respond immediately. When you work in social media it is very important to be connected at all times and be able to respond to text, email or a social question immediately. As a Mom, its even more important to be connected to my kid’s school, babysitters and Friend’s moms.
You’ll remember a few months ago, I had a tragedy. Instead of placing my smartphone in my back pocket, I missed and it bounced off the pavement cracking the screen in a million different places. I didn’t have a warranty or protection plan on it to get it replaced and I was in the middle of my contract which meant I owed money on it, so I really couldn’t afford to buy another $500 phone while paying off my broken one.
As each day passed, the cracks got bigger and the function began to become wonky. I was at a loss. How could I survive without being connected? A friend recommend I consider the Alcatel Smartphone. I had heard a good buzz about Alcatel product on social media but in the past, I have only used the big names; Apple, Samsung, and Nokia Windows phones. When Alcatel offered me an opportunity to test out their Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone I jumped at the opportunity.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone
My first impression of the phone was how larger and light it was. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone doesn’t include a removable battery or back plate like all the other big name smartphones. Instead there is a pin key that opens a little tray for your SIM and SD card. This makes a HUGE difference in the weight. I can text for hours or write an entire blog post on my phone and not even notice the weight! It also makes it thinner and more stream line. Perfect for back pocket riding!
Being a busy mom on the go there are 3 things that a smartphone must have to make it in my life:
- A good camera – With three cute, adorable kids, there is always a photo opportunity. Not wanting to miss any of life’s adventures, I need a camera that is easy to access, takes great pictures and allows me to get in on the action with a good rear facing camera. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone delivered! With a swipe from the bottom right hand corner, I am armed with 13Mp front and 8Mp rear facing camera that produces beautiful photos!
- Fast speed – I am a product of the “I need it now!” generation. Whether I’m searching for directions to a friends house, looking up a recipe or checking my social media sites, I need a phone that can keep up with needs. I was worried that Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Smartphone was going to fall into the “you get what you pay for” scenerio. Instead, I was amazed! It comes with an ultra-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core 615 processor. I have put this processor through the ringer with task after task, and it is always on time.
- A good media center– In the car, at the dance studio or in bed, I’m always using my phone as way to entertain my kids. The 5.5″ full HD screen with resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels provides the perfect screen for reading, watching videos or drooling over photos on pinterest. If that isn’t enough to keep your kids entertained, the 5.1 surround sound from the two Harman speakers make any song (even the Wheels on the Bus!) sound amazing!
I am in love with my Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 . It has amazed me at all the stuff it can do. It is available at smartphone retailers across Canada and is definitely won’t break the bank. In fact, you can get it on a 2 year plan for $0 or purchase it outright for $350. So whether you are looking to enter the world of Smartphones or need to replace a broken/old one, I highly recommend you give this one a try. It is a fantastic cellphone at a great price!