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Alcatel OneTouch Series

Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5Processor: unknown, Mediatek MT6575, Mediatek MT6577, Mediatek MT6589, Mediatek MT6592, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-450 MP4, PowerVR SGX531, Qualcomm Adreno 200, Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 3.5 inch, 4.0 inch, 4.3 inch, 4.5 inch, 5.0 inch, 6.0 inch, 8.0 inch
Weight: 0.1kg, 0.108kg, 0.13kg, 0.14kg, 0.143kg, 0.147kg, 0.15kg, 0.175kg, 0.2kg, 0.325kg
Price: 90, 100, 200, 249, 300, 400 euro
Average Score: 67.52% - average
Average of 23 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 57%, features: 44%, display: 52%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 62%, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: 95%

 

Alcatel OneTouch Ultra 997D

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch Ultra 997DNotebook: Alcatel OneTouch Ultra 997D
Processor: Mediatek MT6577
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX531
Display: 4.3 inch, , 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.143kg
Price: 249 euro
Links:
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

84% Review Alcatel One Touch Ultra 997D Smartphone | Notebookcheck
A Mid-range smartphone. The Chinese company TCT has released a new smartphone under the Alcatel branding which carries the features that we typically see in a mid-range smartphone. We evaluate the One Touch 997D which comes with dual-SIM support.
73% Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 73%
73% Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 73% mobility: 83%

 

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HDNotebook: Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links:  One Touch Scribe HD (Model)

Average Score: 89% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

89% Genie und Wahnsinn dicht beieinander
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Negative: numerous limitations
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%

 

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch FierceNotebook: Alcatel OneTouch Fierce
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 200 euro
Sold in: Anglo-America
Links:
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Alcatel One Touch Fierce
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alcatel One Touch Fierce provides a solid Android experience for just $19 down on T-Mobile. You get a good-sized 4.5-inch display, loud speakers, a comfy soft-touch design and decent battery life. However, the Fierce's unimpressive camera and limited viewing angles are turn-offs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Alcatel OneTouch Evolve

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch EvolveNotebook: Alcatel OneTouch Evolve
Processor: Mediatek MT6575
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.0 inch, 4:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 100 euro
Links:
Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

40% Alcatel One Touch Evolve Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Available for $27 down with a total cost of $99, the Evolve can be completely paid off for less than a down payment on a major smartphone. However, the budget handset is held back by a low-res screen, weak battery life and sluggish 3G performance. Although it ultimately costs $70 more, the One Touch Fierce has a cheaper $19 down payment, HSPA+ 4G, and longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)

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.

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)Notebook: Alcatel One Touch Fire (Firefox OS)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 200
Display: 3.5 inch, 3:2, 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.108kg
Price: 90 euro
Links:
Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

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%

 

Alcatel OneTouch M'Pop

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch M'PopNotebook: Alcatel OneTouch M'Pop
Processor: Mediatek MT6575
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX531
Display: 4.0 inch, 5:3, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.14kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  OneTouch M'Pop (Model)

 

Alcatel One Touch M'Pop
Source: c't - Heft 26/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013

 

Alcatel One Touch Pop S3

The Alcatel One Touch Pop S3 is a 4G android phone by Alcatel. Its 4 inch IPS LCD screen has a screen resolution of 800x480 pixels. This is a pretty low resolution and the display is not as sharp as it could be. The color contrast is not very good as well. In addition, the screen is reflective and the brightness is too low for the bright sunlight, making it virtually useless outdoors. However, it supports multi touch gestures and features a proximity sensor.

The phone is barely noticeable, weighing only 130 g and comes with white, black or yellow removable tough plastic rear cover in the box. This customization is only sweetened by the 0.9 cm phone depth. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, autofocus and panorama that can capture 1080 pixel video and a 0.3 megapixel front camera.

The internal storage capacity is 4 GB and storage capacity can be expanded to up to 32GB with a microSD card. In addition, it runs on Android 4.3. However, there are a number of preinstalled apps on the phone that are considered “bloatware” and should be deleted to clear the 4 GB internal storage. Unfortunately, most of the bloatware cannot be deleted from the phone. The Alcatel either has a MediaTek CPU or a Snapdragon 400, depending on your location. Those are both decent processors. The 2000 mAh battery can last for up to a day with constant use or up to eight hours of video playback.

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Pop S3Notebook: Alcatel One Touch Pop S3
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.0 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Links:  One Touch Pop S3 (Model)

Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Alcatel's 4G starter phone on EE
Source: Gadgetspeak English
To be able to offer it for such a budget price it is obvious that Alcatel has had to look very carefully at the design and has had to cut corners. The Alcatel One Touch Pop S3, available on the EE network as a pay-as-you-go phone for £79, is one of the cheapest – if not the cheapest – available 4G phones. It is an entry level phone that will meet the needs of a great many people at an acceptable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 80%
70% Alcatel Pop S3 with EE
Source: Gadgetspeak English
My only problem was text entry with my stubby fingers often hitting the junction of two keys, it was better in landscape mode, however as I said at the star it is the cheapest PAYG 4G phone on the market. For those who want – and can receive - 4G this item is currently the cheapest PAYG 4G phone on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60%
60% Alcatel One Touch Pop S3
Source: Gadget Show English
There was a place for cheap phones like the Pop S3, once upon a time. Now though they’ve been replaced by affordable ones like the Moto G, and what spectacular substitutes they are. We’ll take Motorola’s build quality, bang up to date software and vivid screens any day over this, with or without 4G - what good are super speed downloads without a top notch phone to make use of them?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Alcatel OneTouch Pop C1

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch Pop C1Notebook: Alcatel OneTouch Pop C1
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 3.5 inch, , 480x320 pixels
Weight: 0.1kg
Price: 100 euro
Links:  OneTouch Pop C1 (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Alcatel OneTouch Pop C1
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The PopS3 was a 4G unit while the C1 uses 3G. Having recently looked at the Alcatel PopS3 this even smaller offering came onto my desk. Surprisingly my bigger fear was not realised. So what has this 3.5inch screen unit have to offer in the hugely over crowded SmartPhone market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60%
40% Alcatel OneTouch Pop C1
Source: Gadget Show English
We're hard pressed to recommend the Alcatel One Touch Pop C1, even with its bargain-basement price. You can get so much more bang for your buck for just a little more cash with Motorola's Moto E. Motorola's offering gives you better hardware, the latest software updates and a sharper screen, all in a similarly slim chassis and for around £30 more. If you're after a budget phone, you really want to stretch your cash and unfortunately the Pop C1 just doesn't go that far.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%

 

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8Notebook: Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.325kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  OneTouch Pop 8 (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8 Review
Source: T Break English
The Pop 8 is definitely not few of those trendy, stylish and supreme tablets available today. But what it offers in terms of hardware and performance is considerably justified by its price. You can surely get better deals on tablets from other manufacturers at more or less same price point. Alcatel also offers two types of protective cases – one for back-cover and one for the screen. My review sample came with both the covers, which again was not of a superior grade. Overall the Pop 8 is not one of those recommended products that you would consider buying this holiday season.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 75% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 65%

 

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2

The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 is branded as a fun device aimed at creative users. Not to say that this smartphone can't be used for serious work, on the contrary, it excels in that department. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 is well designed with curved edges for good in-hand comfort. Display on the smartphone is a 6 inch IPS LCD with Dragontrail glass. Users can expect good clarity and colors with an excellent screen real estate. Around this gorgeous screen is a dark grey bezel that holds in the integrated capacitive stylus. The rear panel is kept simple with the Alcatel OneTouch branding contrasting the dark grey. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat device comes with a Cortex-A7 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Mali-450MP4 GPU and an internal storage of 16 GB. As users can see these specifications are an indicator for performance and the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 can deliver. There is a 13.1 MP primary camera with optical image stabilization and a secondary 5 MP front facing shooter. Other features include microSD support, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, stereo FM radio with RDS and A-GPS. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 comes with Sidekick 2 support, a handset. So, users can put aside the larger smartphone. Battery life is good with a non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh cell powering the device.

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2Notebook: Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2
Processor: Mediatek MT6592
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 6.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.175kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  OneTouch Hero 2 (Model)

Average Score: 73.67% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

65% Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 sounds like a powerful phone and a great budget-friendly, stylus-equipped phablet, which should appeal to those who are in the market for such a device. It costs around ~$430 (€350), and for this sort of money, one would expect mostly smooth operation. Unfortunately, choppy performance and a next-to-unusable stylus detracts from the experience to the point where one may wish to look for other options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 65%
76% Alcatel One Touch Hero 2
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Alcatel One Touch Hero 2
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%

 

Alcatel One Touch Pop 2

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Pop 2Notebook: Alcatel One Touch Pop 2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.147kg
Links:  One Touch Pop 2 (Model)

Average Score: 57.67% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

70% Alcatel Pop2
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The Alcatel Pop2 smart Android phone measures 13x6.5x1cm and weights147grams. The viewable screen is 10x5.7cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 4½inches. This small smart phone looks slightly retro but as mobile phones devolve so quickly it would have looked very modern not that long ago. So has this latest budget priced offering got something to make you switch for its charms?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80%
43% Alcatel Onetouch Pop 2 4.5 4G – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
Overall the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 2 4.5 4G (it really needs a better name) is an ok phone, if you really really want 4G on the cheap that is. For me the problems with the display would stop me using it and that’s that. Although someone coming from a £20 feature phone wouldn’t see this as a problem. The one thing I keep coming back to is the new Moto E 4G 2015 which also costs about £100 and runs Lollipop and arguably has a better overall spec and will probably receive firmware updates for time to come.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 43% features: 25% display: 25% mobility: 60% workmanship: 45%
60% Alcatel One Touch Pop 2 (4.5) Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Alcatel One Touch Pop 2 is a respectable budget offering, packing 4G, a reasonably smooth user experience and solid battery life into a plain yet strangely attractive handset. The screen and camera are bettered by rivals, while the excessive bloatware means you’ll have to get busy with the uninstall button, but for a sub-£100 phone the One Touch Pop 2 will satisfy anyone looking for a basic web browser and media streamer.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alcatel Pop 2 Premium
Source: e-media - Heft 07/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015

 

Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5Notebook: Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 100 euro
Links:  OneTouch Pop D5 (Model)

Average Score: 46% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5
Source: Gadgetspeak English
It is 13x6.5x1cm and weights 150grams. The viewable screen is 9.7x5.6 which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 4½ inches. That is 480x854pixels. This is a value phone that looks like it should cost more. It has bright easy to read screen apart from when you are in strong sunlight and then those who hanker for a mirror should be accommodated by the ultra-reflective screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2015
46% Alcatel Onetouch Pop D5 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The Alcatel Pop D5 for the money is a pretty basic phone. The overall experience is as you’d expect on a MediaTek based device for about £80, with lag here and there, some dodgy screen angles and a huge lack of internal memory. I’d really struggle to recommend this phone to anyone, as I mentioned earlier the low end Lumias or the first gen Moto E or Moto G will offer a much better experience. The lack of memory, lack of storage and the atrocious camera just ruined the whole experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 46% features: 45% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 45%

 

Comment

Alcatel:


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

PowerVR SGX531:

unknown:

Qualcomm Adreno 200:

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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


Mediatek:

MT6577:

Low-end dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets.

MT6589:

Quad-core Cortex-A7-based SoC for tablets and smartphones.

MT6575: Low-end single-core SoC for smartphones and tablets.

MT6592:

ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-Core Soc for smartphones and tablets.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

S1 MSM7227A: Entry level Soc with one Cortex-A5 processor core and a Adreno 200 GPU.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm

:


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


0.1 kg:

0.325 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


67.52%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Wiko Birdy
unknown, Mediatek MT6582

Devices with the same GPU

Honor 4C
unknown, unknown, 5.0", 0.162 kg
Wiko Getaway
unknown, unknown, 5.0", 0.133 kg
Medion Life X5001
unknown, unknown, 5.0", 0.13 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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 One Touch Pop 2
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.147 kg
Current Prices
Alcatel OneTouch Pop D5
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Alcatel OneTouch Evolve
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Alcatel OneTouch Fierce
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-08- 6)