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Alcatel Idol 3 Review

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Just a few short years ago, the term “budget phone” was synonymous with compromise. Getting an inexpensive, unlocked handset typically meant settling for cruddy plastic, tinny speakers, sluggish software, and God-awful battery life. But that’s all changed. In pursuit of emerging markets and feature-phone holdouts, companies like Motorola, Microsoft, Asus, and others have launched uncompromising hardware at increasingly attractive prices. The Asus Zenfone 2, for example, packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display and 2GB of RAM and starts at $200. The Microsoft Lumia 640 is even cheaper – $80 – but cuts surprisingly few corners. Those are cream of the crop examples, granted. Despite the market’s maturation, some of...

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