The engine running the show for the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is the new MediaTek MT6592 octa-core CPU. Tuned to 2GHz, the Idol X+ has eight full sized cores to take care of business. We did not get enough time to try and bog things down, but it is something we would like to try.
The user interface, known as One Touch, for the Idol X+ does not bring any major new features, but some elements within certain Alcatel user experience apps are new, like settings and features for the camera. Underneath the presentation lies Android 4.2.2.
5-inches with 1080 x 1920 resolution is the new base standard for a class leading device, and the One Touch Idol X+ delivers with a very nice looking IPS panel protected by a layer of Dragontrail glass that is treated to resist fingerprints. The colors pop quite nicely and the motion of the user inputs is fluid.
The overall design and feel of the Alcatel One Touch Fierce is pleasing, as it fits comfortably in the hand – not too big or too small – with a weight of only 4.59oz, and the soft-touch coating on the rear battery cover provides a nice textured grip. Even though it’s made from plastic throughout, it seems well constructed and should hold up to normal daily usage.