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Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)
Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS) (OneTouch Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
256 MB 
Display
3.5 inch 3:2, 480x320 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, TFT, glossy: yes
Storage
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
, 0.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro SD reader max. 32 GB, Sensors: proximity sensor, G-sensor, A-GPS, FM radio
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, GSM 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS 900/2100
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.99 x 67 x 130.3 ( = 0.35 x 2.64 x 5.13 in)
Battery
5 Wh Lithium-Ion, 1400 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 6.7 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 3 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 280 h
Operating System
Mozilla Firefox OS
Camera
Webcam: 3.2 MP
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
108 g ( = 3.81 oz / 0.24 pounds), Power Supply: 20 g ( = 0.71 oz / 0.04 pounds)
Price
90 Euro

 

Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 23%, features: 40%, display: 68% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 58%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)

81% Review Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS) Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Firefox for the phone. In 2004, Mozilla revolutionized the Internet world with its Firefox browser. Now the non-profit organization launches a mobile operating system on the market dubbed Firefox OS. One of the first cell phones featuring this OS is the affordable Alcatel One Touch Fire that we put through its paces. Is another revolution now coming our way?
71% Alcatel One Touch Fire
Source: PC Go - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 71%
81% Alcatel One Touch Fire
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 01/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 81%
Alcatel One Touch Fire
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Alcatel One Touch Fire
Source: Android User - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
71% Alcatel One Touch Fire
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2013 German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 71%

Comment

Model:

The Alcatel One Touch Fire is the very first smartphone on the market to run the all new Firefox OS. At first glimpse, this is a tiny device, measuring just 3.5 inches, and covered with smooth, shining orange plastic. The main selling point of this budget device, would be the new operating system, which is an open-source system built to run apps built using HTML 5. This means that apps that run on this phone, will also run on the web. One obvious downside will be that the current app selection will be dwarfed by the options found for Android, Apple or Windows devices. But this should change over time, a few recognizable games and apps are already available for the Firefox OS.

Simplicity was one of the aims of the design, so users should find no problem adopting this new OS. As should be expected for a phone of this size and budget, this tiny smartphone is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and 256 MB of RAM. This may sound like a minuscule amount, but with a lightweight OS, this should not pose any problems. Demanding apps may run into trouble. The Alcatel One Touch Fire is equipped with a 3.2 MP camera, which is just about functional for today’s standards. There is a micro SD slot, which allows expanding the storage by up to 32 GB. Overall, this is a cute little phone that will fit nicely within a budget, as long as users are willing to take on the new Firefox OS.

Qualcomm Adreno 200: Integrated GPU in the Snapdragon S1 SoCs and based on the AMD Z430. Later called Adreno 200 with higher clock speeds.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


3.5":

This is one of the smallest diagonal for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.108 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Alcatel:

The former French manufacturer of telecommunication equipment merged to Alcatel-Lucent in 2006. Several business segments were sold to other companies, so the Alcatel brand is now used by various companies. The Chinese company TCL uses the brand names "Alcatel One Touch" and "Alcatel Idol" for smartphones and tablets.

The market share in the smartphone + tablet segment is very small, but there are quite some recent reviews in different languages. The ratings are average (as of 2016).


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Alcatel Shine Lite
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5.0", 0.156 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pop 4+ 5056D
Adreno 304, Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, 5.5", 0.156 kg
Alcatel Pop 4
Adreno 304, Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, 5.0", 0.156 kg
Alcatel Flash Plus 2
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, 5.5", 0.157 kg
Alcatel Idol 4
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 617 MSM8952, 5.2", 0.135 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pixi 4, 3.5 inch
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 3.5", 0.169 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pop 4S
Mali-T860 MP2, Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, 5.5", 0.15 kg
Alcatel Idol 4S
Adreno 510, Snapdragon 652 MSM8976, 5.5", 0.149 kg
Alcatel Onetouch Pixi 3
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 4.0", 0.11 kg
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S 6036Y
unknown, unknown, 4.5", 0.116 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 inch
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.7", 0.11 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol 3
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, 5.5", 0.141 kg
Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5
unknown, unknown, 4.5", 0.15 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pop 2
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.147 kg
Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT6592, 6.0", 0.175 kg
Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.117 kg
Alcatel One Touch Fire E
, Snapdragon 200 8210, 4.5", 0.103 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT6572, 4.3", 0.96 kg
Alcatel OneTouch Pop C1
unknown, unknown, 3.5", 0.1 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pop S3
unknown, unknown, 4.0", 0.13 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol X+
Mali-450 MP4, Mediatek MT6592, 5.0", 0.125 kg
Alcatel One Touch Idol S
SGX531, Mediatek MT6577, 4.7", 0.11 kg
Alcatel One Touch Pop C7
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582M, 5.0", 0.162 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-01-17)