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LAYOUT AND FINISH The model is shipped in traditional plastic, all black except for the chrome buttons, camera lens rim and logos that accompany the chrome or silver standard. The 4-inch screen takes ...Read more
- Rating : 3.7
- Review by Ram John Alvear
- Date : Oct 20, 2014
- Good Review
May ganito pa ba talagang phone ngayon ? pangkalahatang alcatel meron pa ba? wala na kasi akong mahanap sa mall na alcatel phone, dito sa online madami, is it real or for the other country only?
- Last updated : Oct 31, 2014
- Posted by Jocel Pedro
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This mobile handset brand is actually the brainchild of Alcatel-Lucent and TCL Communication of China. Today, the brand is wholly owned by TCL when the former sold all of its shares. The collection is under the brand Alcatel ONETOUCH and includes smartphones, messaging phones and touchscreen phones.
Popularity in the Philippines
Filipinos welcomed the arrival of the ALCATEL ONETOUCH series to the market considering that most of the phones targeted the low budget smartphone niche. This means there will be more options for the average Filipino who simply wants to enjoy the most value for their money. Choice-wise, the brand seems to know what the local market needs, plenty of variety. Its latest smartphone collection consists of 3 main models: IDOL, POP and HERO. Buyers can choose from pocket size, compact, large or extra large sizes or base their decision on the features. The handsets are also competitively priced without compromising or skimping on quality of product features.
The flagship of the ALCATEL ONETOUCH series would be the IDOL X+ which sports a sleek IML (in-mould labeling) design which lends the device an impressive spin finish and essentially guarantees durability especially against wear and tear. Now, this smartphone boasts of an octa-core 2GHZ CPU processor which ensures responsiveness, efficiency and speed. The phone also has a 5 inch full HD IPS 1080x1920 pixel display, Dragontail Glass, capacitive touchscreen and Black Crystal touch panel. There is a 13.1MP main camera and 2MP front camera. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS. Based on the features, this smartphone model is clearly meant for the higher-level market. Costs roughly around P16000.
At the other end of the collection would be the POP or ALCATEL ONETOUCH C1 model. With a 3.5 inch 320X480 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, the handset is compact and handy. It is available in single SIM and Dual SIM versions and comes in an assortment of delicious interchangeable covers. Such feature clearly targets the younger market that chooses to dress up their mobile handsets according to their personal style and even mood. The handset runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS and 1GHz dual core processor. It has WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS capabilities. It also has a 2MP main camera and VGA sub-camera.
As for its feature phones, consumers can choose from 3 designs: regular keypad; QWERTY and touchscreen. It would be easy to fall in love with the 2000 model which has a simple, straightforward design which features large buttons and SOS key. It also has a 2.4 inch screen with large fonts and comes with simple user interface. In addition, the handset has a wireless FM radio with auto search and microSD support for up to 16GB.
There is also the 3020 model which features a QWERTY keypad that is clearly designed for text messaging and works well with the predictive input for speedy message composition. The handset has a 2 inch display with 2MP main camera, WiFi and Bluetooth. It can be downloaded with social networking apps and available in single SIM and Dual SIM versions.
Now, there is also the 3035 which has a 2.8 capacitive touchscreen display and capable of supporting apps including Facebook, Twitter and others. It also has smart radio feature and can be a great workout companion. Simply save your favorite songs in the microSD. The handset comes with WiFi capabilities as well.
What makes ALCATEL ONETOUCH a great buy would be its cute design and features which is at par with that of the top brands in the local market. With their lower prices, more consumers will easily be convinced to make the purchase and will never regret doing so. They are also widely available with most major appliance stores carrying the brand.
If you are expecting hi-tech features like Carl Zeiss-level cameras or high pixel resolution, you should probably lower your expectations a bit especially if you consider that these handsets are more affordable.
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