These days, pretty much all smartphones come with multiple processing cores. I can’t remember the last phone I tried that had less than 2 cores. Correct me if I’m wrong but all phones sold in North America had 4 cores or less, that is till now. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ is now available with a whopping 8 processor cores which you can all use simultaneously. Yes, EIGHT cores.
If you don’t know what that means, let me explain that to from a marketing perspective; 8 cores is double the number of cores in a 4 core and four times as many as a 2 cores.
It’s the follow-up to the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X
which I checked out a couple of months ago. The X+ is available from Koodo for $300 while its $350 on TELUS.
The way I see it, at $300 the Idol X+ has 1 main competitor the Samsung Galaxy Note II - admittedly because it’s also $300 outright. I don’t recommend buying the X+ at $350.
One other interesting point about the X+ is that it comes with a 2 year warranty which is not common in this industry.