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Ultimate Battle: Alcatel Idol 3 vs Moto G3



Alcatel Idol 3 vs Moto G3

The Motorola Moto G3 and the Alcatel Idol 3, both are extremely affordable devices with some really good internals. There are many similarities and dissimilarities between both the devices and in some cases the Moto G3 goes ahead whereas the Alcatel Idol 3 in some other. So today I will be comparing these two devices, both of which are cheap and value for money.

Design and Build

First of all, the Alcatel Idol 3 comes in two different variants in respect of the two different screen sizes. It comes in a 4.7 Inch as well as a 5.5 Inch display so that it appeal both the phablet crowd and the group who likes smaller screen sizes where the Moto G3 comes in a mid 5 Inch screen size. Both the Moto G3 and the variants of Touch 3 are made out of plastic. But within the two, the Alcatel Idol Touch 3 looks much better because of its touch of chrome in the frame, which is missing on the G3. The Moto G3 has a textured back which feels much better in hand than the plastic non-textured back of the Alcatel Idol Touch 3.Other than that the Moto G3 has the familiar Motorola dimple at the back which feels really good. The volume locker is present at the right and power button alongside the SIM/MicroSD card slot is available at the left in case of the Idol Touch 3 whereas all the buttons are available on the right on the G3.Both have front firing speakers but the one on the Alcatel Idol Touch 3 is provided by JBL which provides much crisp and loud sound output.


The Alcatel Idol 3 is available in two different variants, the 5.5 Inch version has a 1080p display with a PPI of 401 whereas the 4.7 Inch variant comes with a 720p display lowering the pixel density to 312 whereas the Motorola Moto G3 supports a 5 Inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1280x720p, delivering a pixel density of 294PPI. Both the devices have great displays at the price point with great viewing angles but the color reproduction is better on the Moto G3 in my opinion.


The Moto G 2015 edition come in two variants, 1 GB and 2 GB. We are not considering the 1 GB RAM version for this comparison and we also suggest you to spend a few extra bucks and go for the 2 GB RAM version. Coming to the specs, the Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) Inch variant comes with a Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at a slightly less 1.2 GHz clock speed than the Moto G, which is running at 1.4 Ghz. The Snapdragon 410 processor is a quad core processor with four Cortex A53 cores. The Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) comes with a gig of RAM whereas the Moto G3 has 2 GB.

Moving to the Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) Inch variant, it comes no where near the Moto G3 with the Snapdragon 615 chipset which is a octa core processor with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz each and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.0 GHz each. Coupled with it, we have 2 GB of RAM for the device to be smooth and responsive.

Both the Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) and the Moto G3 has the Adreno 306 GPU whereas the Alcatel Idol  3 (5.5) is coupled with the Adreno 405.

At the end, the Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) wins this round.



In terms of Camera, both the Alcatel Idol 3 and the Moto G3 comes with a 13 Mega-Pixel shooter at the back but the Moto G 2015 edition is coupled with a dual LED flash whereas the Idol 3 only has a single LED Flash. At the front, we have a 8 MP shooter in case of the Alcatel Idol 3 whereas we only have a 5 MP in case of the Moto G3. The primary cameras of both the phones can shoot in full 1080p which is nice to get at this price point. The camera application in the Alcatel Idol 3 has a manual mode which enables the users to tweak the white balance, ISO, shutter speed and focus, whereas the Moto G3 is limited in terms of flexibility in the camera app.

UI and OS

The Moto G3 comes with a near to stock android without any skin on the UI, whereas the Alcatel Idol 3 comes with a slightly skinned version of Android. The Moto G 3rd Generation is running the latest version of Android Lollipop, 5.1.1 out of the box whereas you will be presented with a slightly older version of Lollipop on the Alcatel Idol 3. In theory, both the manufacturers have promised to keep their devices up to date to the latest version of Android but practically, Motorola is much better and faster in providing updates to their devices than Alcatel. Although the Alcatel Idol 3 is running a skinned version of Android, there is no lag on the UI whats so ever. The case is similar in case of the Moto G3 as well.


Both the Moto G3 and the Alcatel Idol 3 series are good performers but we still have a winner. Since the Snapdragon 615 is much better than the Snapdragon 410 chipset and we get a much better display, we would conclude the 5.5 Inch variant of the Alcatel Idol 3 as the winner against the Moto G3. If you are willing to go with the 4.7 inch variant, then I would definitely suggest you to add some more bucks and go with the 5.5 Inch variant. If you don’t like big screen sizes, then the Moto G3 might be a winner between the Alcatel Idol 3 and Moto G3.


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BlueAir Classic 680i Air Purifier Review



What are you breathing now a days? Oxygen or the air full of dirt. Its obviously the dirt lol. In India, air pollution is a very serious issue. Youre no more breathing Oxygen, its all chemicals out there! There are many health issues and various breathing problems caused by air pollution.
BlueAir is one of the best air purifier manufacturing company you can find in India. It has a lot of different types of air purifiers available for you to purchase! According to the BlueAir website, “ Indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outside. Studies show that breathing clean air cancontribute to your health and well-being. Using a Blueair air purifier that removes airborne pollutants can go a long way towards helping you breathe healthier. ”

The Blueair 680i is a huge air purifier with a very huge price tag. The air purifier is an ideal for large rooms like your living room, office meeting halls and other such places.

Why BlueAir Classic 680i?

The BlueAir Classic 680i has a flap on the front that opens to reveal a Wi-Fi link, fan speed, auto mode and other buttons. The BlueAir 680i uses the HEPASilent technology to purify the air youre breathing. The polluted air enters from one side and passes through the ionizer and a very reliable filter which forwards it to the fan and then to you! Time to change the filter? Dont worry, the purifier will indicate you when to change the filter.

According to the company, BlueAir Classic 680i air purifiers remove 99.97% of harmful particles from the air, down to 0.1 micron in size. THATS INDEED IMPRESSIVE!

The BlueAir app gives you all data from the device, along with AQI data for your locality.

The whole purifier can be controlled using the BlueAir app! You can compare the air quality inside your home vs the air quality outside. You can change between different mode the purifier offers. The device will do its best to get down the air pollution indoor.You can also schedule night mode and adjust the LED brightness.

You won’t notice much of an increase in your electric bill as they wont eat much of your electricity. The device is said to get the PM2.5 to good levels within half an hour, which may differ on the room size too.
If youre thinking to get it for a small sized room, i’d prefer not to. The device is designed to be used only in large spaces and big rooms.

The BlueAir Classic 680i costs Rs. 78,999 in India. Yeah, its a huge amount but worth every penny of it. You may consider it as the best air purifier out in the market.

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Best Tempered Glass for the OnePlus 5



Many people tend to skip the tempered glass and think only a proper case is enough. A case only protects the body of the device but not the display which is the most important part of the phone. Its better to use a tempered glass because obviously no one will like to use a phone with shattered display if you unfortunately drop you phone.

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Have you recently bought the OnePlus 5 and wondering which tempered glass to get to keep your screen safe from dust and scratches? Lets have a look at the Best Tempered Glass for the OnePlus 5

Best Tempered Glass for the OnePlus 5

1. Original OnePlus 5 3D Tempered Glass

This is the official Tempered Glass from the company itself, and its always recommended to use official stuff for better performance. Being the best tempered glass available on the market obviously itll be a bit costlier.

The OnePlus 5 3D Tempered Glass costs Rs.999 is only available on the Official OnePlus India Store. We highly recommend you to use this glass for better protection. The glass perfectly contours with the OnePlus 5’s curved edges. Its hard enough and has anti-scratch material which prevents scratches and protects the screen from drop damage.

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2. CaseU Tempered Glass Screen Protector

This one’s almost similar to the Original OnePlus 5 3D Tempered Glass and cheaper too!

The CaseU Tempered Glass Screen Protector costs Rs.699 on You can consider this as a cheaper version of the Original OnePlus Tempered Glass.

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3. Nillikin Tempered Glass for OnePlus 5

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4. Orzly Tempered Glass for OnePlus 5

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5. Others

There are a lot more options available online. People mainly buy tempered glass offline which are too cheap but at the same time they are made of cheap plastic which wont last long and will break easily. Though you can get good tempered glass offline from reputed stores and theyll cost almost the same as the online one’s. Spending 30-40grands on a device and messing up the display just because of a cheap tempered glass isnt worth.


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Custom ROM for Moto G 3rd Gen 2015 : PacMan




Moto G3 is one of the most affordable devices with great specifications that your money can buy. It comes with stock Android Lollipop 5.1.1, but some extra customization and features stay in the wishlist of the customers as always. Therefore, we are here talking about a themed version of CyanogenMod, based on the latest 5.1.1 Android by a recognized developer on XDA Developers named Shreps.

The name of the ROM is Pacman and you are free to flash it if you are owning a Moto G 2015 edition.

Note: Neither the developers, nor the authors at Technokick will be responsible if anything happens to your device during this process so try this at your own risk. Your warranty will also be void and all of your data will get erased in this process as well.

Before we go through the process of installing the ROM on the Moto G3, you will need to have a custom recovery installed on your device along with an unlocked bootloader

Steps to Install

Fresh Installation

Follow the following steps if you haven’t installed this ROM and this is your first time reading this article

  1. Download the ROM and the GApps Package ( Download links given below) The GApps package is optional but it is an important package if you want all of your Google Apps to be installed after the fresh install of the ROM
  2. Turn Off your device
  3. Hold “Volume Up+Power” button to boot into your custom recovery (TWRP is recommended)
  4. Wipe your data or do a factory reset
  5. Wipe System
  6. Flash the ROM through TWRP
  7. Flash the GApps Package through TWRP (optional)
  8. Reboot your device (First boot takes a while. Don’t panic)
  9. Welcome to Pacman ROM! Enjoy 🙂


Follow the following steps if you had read this article before and flashed the ROM but are updating to a newer version of the ROM (Your data will not be erased in this case)

  1. Download the latest ROM Package
  2. Turn Off your device
  3. Hold “Volume Up+Power” button to boot into your custom recovery (TWRP is recommended)
  4. Flash the recently downloaded ROM
  5. Wipe both the dalvik cache and cache from the recovery
  6. Reboot your deviice
  7. Welcome to the latest version of Pacman ROM for Moto G 2015! Enjoy 🙂

Download Links


Pacman ROM for Moto G3

Extra Information regarding ROM

The ROM is based on Lollipop 5.1.1 with a Linux Kernel, and is based on Cyanogen. It is a dark themed ROM as well.

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