It’s nearly Christmas, and it’s nearly the end of the year. You’re thinking about presents. You’re thinking about what kinds of business expenses you still have to buy before year-end.
Well, I have something for you, for free. This would make a great present for yourself, a friend, or a family member.
Foodies! I am doing some research on which phone takes the best photos for Instagram, and I’d love to hear your opinion. @telus gave me this Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 to try, and I gotta say, it takes pretty great photos. In your opinion, which phone is best? Comment below. #instagram #foodstagram #android #alcatel #technology #camera #celphonecamera #iPhone #foodpic #foodphotography #yummy #delicious #foodie #foodblogger #foodporn #nomnom #tricksofthetrade #photography
I’ve been using the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 as my primary device for the last week, and it’s a sexy little number. It’s much bigger than my iPhone, and when it comes to things like taking photos or watching videos, that’s a big advantage. It was, however, still small enough to fit into the inside pocket of my purse, which is important. Let’s talk about the camera. It takes some pretty great photos. The rear-facing, main camera, is 13 MP and the front-facing, selfie camera, is 5 MP. It also has this cool selfie-feature built in, called “face beauty.” Basically, it’s like airbrushing every selfie you post. I feel like a little help in that department wouldn’t go amiss. 😉 Additionally, you can control the aperture on this camera. It has a feature that allows you to let in more light if you’re shooting in a darker location.
What a perfect day! #explorebc #exolorewhistler #blackcomb #peak2peak #ski #snowboard #snow #winter #fun #travel #wanderlust #bluebird #stoked #love @Whistlerblackcomb @gowhistler @snowseekers A photo posted by Rebecca Coleman (@rebeccacoleman) on
Because it runs on an Android operating system, it was really easy for me to get up and running on this phone. I just logged into my Google account and everything was there–my email, my calendar, my photos, my contacts. It was a pretty smooth transition.
It works upside down! It has this cool feature where it flips upside down if you pick it up like that. It automagically adjusts.
One last cool feature the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 has (that I didn’t use), is for music-lovers. You can actually deejay on this phone! It has an application called “Mix” that allows you to select tracks and then add effects, transitions, sync, scratch or insert samples like a pro.
For a full run-down of the phone’s features, click here.
Telus has very generously given me three of these phones–one for myself, and two to give away!
Do free treats taste better? Darn tootin’ they do! Got a free Cranberry Bliss Bar today with my caramel brulee latte, and it was just what I needed to get through this dark, rainy Monday. #starbucks #redcup #sweets #coffee #latte #caramel #cranberry #tistheseason #winter #November #raincouver #foodie #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #instalove #coffeeholic #fueledbycaffiene #caffeine #nomnom #alcatel
There are two ways to enter the contest:CONTEST CLOSED
- In the comments section below, answer this question: Who is your Idol?
- Post a photo of yourself on Instagram or Twitter taking a photo and hashtag it #WinAlcatelIdol and tag me @rebeccacoleman in the photo.
- For a bonus entry, tweet
The fine print:
- Contest open to Canadians only.
- Contest closes December 15 at midnight. Winners will be chosen at random–one from comments on the blog, and one from Instagram/Twitter.
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS TO KEN JEFFREY AND @TRYSMALLTHINGS!