Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) And Idol 3 (4.7) Review: Two Phones, One Soul: Performance

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Performance

The Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) features elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 chipset with 1.5Giga Hertz (GHz) quad-core Cortex-A53 Central Processing Units (CPU) and quad-core 1Giga Hertz (GHz) Cortex-A53 CPU. The GPU is Adreno 405, while the Random-Access Memory (RAM) is 2GB.


The 4.7" variant of the smartphone features a less capable elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 SoC. The latter packs 1.2Giga Hertz (GHz) quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 306 GPU, and 1GB of RAM.

GeekBench 3 test, which gauges the multi-core Central Processing Units (CPU) performance. The devices perform in line with their similarly-equipped competitors in the segment.

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GeekBench 3

Higher is better

  • Meizu m1 note

    3988

  • OnePlus One

    2663

  • Oppo R7

    2620

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    2460

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    2451

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    2423

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    2375

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    1447

AnTuTu 5 paints a similar picture. Once again, the Idol 3 (5.5) displays similar performance as other elegant Qualcomm Snapdragon 615-equipped devices we have tested in the past.

AnTuTu 5

Higher is better

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    42301

  • Meizu m1 note

    39224

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    32217

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    29907

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    28756

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    22321

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II is another all-round benchimprint that gives an overall score along with single and multi-core performance among others. We focus on the overall score and the dedicated Central Processing Units (CPU) scores.

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II

Higher is better

  • OnePlus One

    1196

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    1094

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    883

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    814

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    762

  • Meizu m1 note

    715

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II (single-core)

Higher is better

  • OnePlus One

    2213

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    1819

  • Meizu m1 note

    1754

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    1674

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    1462

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    1453

Baseimprint Operating System (OS) II (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Meizu m1 note

    12848

  • OnePlus One

    10234

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    8592

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    6906

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    6467

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    5600

Baseimprint X

Higher is better

  • OnePlus One

    13129

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    12565

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    5105

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    4953

  • Meizu m1 note

    4617

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    1578

GFXBench and its various benchmarks put the Adreno 405 GPU to the test. The Idol 3 (5.5) didn't shatter any records - it performed yet again in line with its rivals that pack the same GPU.

GFX 2.7 T-Rex (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • OnePlus One

    28.3

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    27

  • Meizu m1 note

    15

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    15

  • Oppo R7

    15

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    14.9

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    14.2

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    5.2

GFX 2.7 T-Rex (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • OnePlus One

    30

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    27

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    25.8

  • Meizu m1 note

    16

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    15.1

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    15

  • Oppo R7

    14.8

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    9.5

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    13

  • OnePlus One

    12.1

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    5.84

  • Meizu m1 note

    5.8

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    5.8

  • Oppo R7

    5.7

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    5.7

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    1.8

GFX 3.0 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    13

  • OnePlus One

    12.9

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    12.2

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    6

  • Oppo R7

    5.9

  • Meizu m1 note

    5.7

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    5.7

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    2.7

BrowserMark 2.1 and Kraken 1.1 test the JavaScript performance of the smartphone.

BrowserMark 2.1

Higher is better

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    1486

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    1437

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    1437

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    1343

  • OnePlus One

    1339

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    1171

  • Meizu m1 note

    536

Kraken 1.1

Lower is better

  • Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML review

    6360

  • OnePlus One

    7008

  • Archos 50 Diamond

    12110

  • Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (final)

    13609

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7)

    14246

  • Meizu m1 note

    15055

  • Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5)

    18124

In our real-life experience, both Alcatel Idol 3 models never felt underpowered.


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