Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus – 4G LTE, HD Display, 3500 mAh Battery, and Strong Camera with CMOS sensor
Alcatel has launched many smartphones in India, but it is not getting the momentum that it is looking for. Although the brand got a little attention last year when it launched the One Touch Flash smartphone with a true octa-core processor. But this phone also failed to perform in the market as people were more attracted towards brands like OnePlus and Xiaomi.
However, the latest attempts of Alcatel have proven that it does want to perform in the smartphone industry. Recently, the Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus was launched in Indonesia, which is a sort of upgrade over the Alcatel One Touch Flash. This new smartphone should be launched in India in coming few weeks. Whether this phone will survive today’s competitive market or not is not clear at the moment. What we can do at the best is to get an insight of what this phone will have to offer to the Indian smartphone users.
The Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus has got many design improvements over its predecessor. The front panel of this smartphone has got a premium finish. Its bezels are so thin and the screen is so dark that sometimes you will feel there are no bezels at all. The back of this phone pretty much mimics the design of the Samsung Galaxy S6. There is a wide speaker mesh on the bottom and the camera compartment is slightly carved out. However, you might face some problem while operating this phone in dark as the navigation keys do not light up.
5.5inch 720P Display
The suffix ‘Plus’ does not mean that this phone has got a bigger display than its predecessor. It still boasts the same 5.5 inch HD display. Decent pixel resolution of 267 ppi means that you will not find pixilation on this display. However, the screen to body ration has been changed to 71.7 per cent. This display can go much bright even in day light. You will not notice any kind of distortion from steep angles, which makes movie watching and gaming really comfortable.
Camera for Recording Full HD Video
You get a 13 MP primary shooter with LED flash on the back of this smartphone. The rear camera captures amazing pictures with a great level of details. You can also record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second with this camera. However, the low light performance of this phone can be disappointing for many. There is another 8 MP Auto focus camera on the front that captures great Selfies.
To achieve optimum photography, the Alcatel has used dual sensor CMOS and Exmor-R CMOS, which makes image quality vivid, real and perfection in capturing with tinny background details. In terms of close shots, this is one of the best options you can get under 11000 rupees.
Some of the best camera features in the One Touch Flash Plus is presented below:-
- Continues Shooting
- Digital image stabilization
- Exposure compensation
- Face detection
- Geo tagging
- High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
- Touch to focus
Performance (Storage, Benchmarks, Gaming and Everyday Usage)
The Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus features a true octa-core 1.5 GHz processor (64bit MediaTek MT6752M chipset). The manufacturer is using the term ‘true octa-core’ because most of the smartphones today feature two separate quad-core processors in the name of octa-core processors. This smartphone comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. You can also attach a micro SD card of 32 GB on this smartphone.
This smartphone gets decent scores on most of the benchmark tests. In fact, the AnTuTu score of 38763 seems enough for a phone with MediaTek chipset. In Quadrant benchmarking, this phone manages to get a score of 12951.
The Mali-T760MP2 GPU enables this smartphone to run almost all graphic intensive games available on Play Store. However, the Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus does get a little hot while playing games like Asphalt 8 and GTA Vice City.
This smartphone is one of the best phones when it comes to everyday usage. Its high amount of RAM makes sure that you do not face any kind of problem while multitasking. Also, this smartphone hardly suffers from frame drops.
4G LTE Connectivity
The Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus is a dual SIM phone that also supports 4G networks. This phone has also got other connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB and HotKnot.
This phone has got an IR sensor that enables the users to browse elements of the phone with just a wave of the hand. Other sensors of this phone include Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyro Sensor and Ambient Light Sensor.
Strong 3500 mAh Battery
The Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus has got a big improvement on this front as now it features a huge 3500 mAh battery. Not only that the screen size and the display resolution, too, are same, so you will be able to spend more time with this phone than before.
It comes with a surprise that this smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat even when it features a 64bit chipset. The user interface has been customized to look more like Lenovo’s Vibe UI. The phone comes with a theme engine that enables the user to customize everything on the screen. This phone also supports lock screen gestures.
- HD display with full OGS lamination
- 13 MP rear camera with full HD recording support
- Gesture support
- 4G LTE
- 5 GHz octa-core processor
- 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage
- The phone gets hot pretty fast
- Its display is prone to scratches
It will be hard to give this phone a rank without knowing its price. However, the specs that it packs are capable of giving tough competition to smartphones of already established players.
|Magic Box||Smartphone, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, Warranty Card|
|SIM||Dual, GSM, 3G+2G|
|OS||Android Kitkat 4.4.2|
|Screen||5.5 inches, HD, IPS LCD, 267 PPI|
|Processor||Octa core, 1.5 GHz, Mediatek MT6752M|
|Memory||2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support|
|Camera||13MP[P], 8MP[F], LED, ZOOM, FHD Recording, Exmor-R CMOS|
|Battery||3500 mAH, Li-Po|
|Connectivity||4G, 3G, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, FM|
|Body||147 gram [W], 8 mm [Th]|