1. Marcus Storn's Avatar
    I was very pleased when I discovered that my Onetouch Idol 3 can wake up from power-off state and run a preset alarm.

    I never saw it mentioned in any of the reviews I have read. It's a brilliant feature and I've been missing it from my Samsungs and iPhones of the last few years.

    I used to have this feature in all the Symbian phones in the past, so it's great to have it back in an Android device running Lollipop.

    Another reason to stay away from the uber-expensive flagships!
    08-13-2015 04:05 AM
  2. the tall guy's Avatar
    That's awesome - I never knew any phone could do that lol. So you set an alarm, turn your phone off and it powers it back on when it's time for the alarm to sound? or have I misread the post haha!
    08-13-2015 04:58 AM
  3. Marcus Storn's Avatar
    Yes, that's how it works. I guess Alcatel/TCL have their own implementation done in ROM where the real-time clock (RTC) can trigger the alarm app at a preset time. I think some other Chinese manufacturers do it as well (ZTE?).

    And as I mentioned, it used to be a feature of all the Symbian phones. Also Blackberry had it I believe, but sorely missing from most of the Android flagships today. Also iPhones.

    The way it works on the Onetouch is that the alarm screen comes on and when you acknowledge the alarm, it turns the phone off again immediately. On my Symbian phones you will be prompted if you want to turn the phone on. Yes or no.
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    08-13-2015 05:12 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    That's a pretty cool feature mate.
    08-13-2015 05:18 AM
  5. guapinoy's Avatar
    Confirmed. Works on the 4.7 variant.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-13-2015 08:37 AM

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