As parents we would love to restrict our children to smart phones and gadgets. However more often than not, good intention tend to fall by the wayside. Since we could not fight the smart phone revelation, we decide to embrace its benefits. Like the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them.
The elder boy is getting to an age where he might need a phone of his own for emergency. So it was a pleasure when Alcatel provided us the Alcatel One Touch Flash for this review.
Would this be the phone for him?
|Alcatel One Touch Flash|
About Alcatel One Touch Flash
Retailing at an attractive price of $228, this android phone is loaded with the latest Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. With a generous screen size of 5.5 HP IPS display, it makes a great phone for Internet browsing , you tube and even games. This unit is slim at 8.1mm and comes with a 3200 mAh battery that promises a talk time of a whopping 19 hours and 465 standby time!
Whew that is a ton of features in just one paragraph. Impress already?
|13 mega camera|
With a 13 Mpxl full HD front camera and a 5Mpxl 1080p front camera, this phone could be a simple replacement for your digital camera. The camera app comes with HDR, Panaroma, Sports, Night , Filter and a build in QR scan. While the front camera comes with Smart Beauty function for selfie fans.
We took the phone out for a spin during our recent trip Bintan. Compared to our existing phones, we were surprised that the Alcatel managed to hook up to the wifi wih ease. We used to to surf as well as to take photos and functionally there is no complain. Battery life could be a tad better as we see it draining rather fast on heavy usage. As for the interface , it could be a little faster as it lagged slightly when switching apps. These minor quirks would not undermine the potential for the phone. We think it is worth every penny for it.
As a first phone for a child , it makes a good alternative to the more expensive brethren available in the market. In fact , it is so good that it is gone in a flash!
There are more Alcatel phones in the market, you could refer to Alcatel website for details.
We took a series of photos to showcase the phone potential as a camera replacement. There were more keepers than compared to other phones I had tried. It holds its own in scenery shots, night shots and food shots.
Would the output be good enough for instagram or blog post?
Let the photos be the judge!