There’s slim, and then there’s Alcatel slim-the phone measures at a superslender 6.45mm thick, making it the slimmest smartphone in the world. But don’t be fooled by its form factor-the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra still packs smartphone-like specs. The phone has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which measures out to a 720×1280 resolution at a 316ppi pixel density. It weighs 118g, has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory running on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Photographers can make use of its 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and those who like taking self-portraits will enjoy the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. You can also record video in 1 OBOp. The phone has connectivity options such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Another reason to not let the thin form factor fool you is its battery-its Li-lon 1800mAh battery can last between 7 hours (3G) and 12-hours (2G) and has a standby time of 400-hours.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, June 2013