Product Type: Alcatel mobile phones
Newest Review: ... download. Unfortunately this cannot be done due to there not being an app store for Alcatel and it not being a smart phone. There were so... more
Cheap and Cheerful
Member Name: 0121spongebecca
Advantages: small and light, does the job, snazzy ringtones
Disadvantages: internet and camera are terrible
I bought this phone as a backup for when my Blackberry Curve 8520 broke, for £40 on O2 including a £10 top up. I thought it would be a good backup because it has the similar QWERTY keyboard which I prefer to use rather than a touch-screen phone. It is small and compact with no buttons on the sides which could be pressed on accident while in my pocket.
The screen is rather small which is a downside, as I like to have big screens on my phones but as a backup phone I can't really complain. The Alcatel's 640x480 pixel camera is to be quite honest, terrible. The screen on the camera also means that the pictures are tiny and the resolution is awful. Filming anything on the camera is pretty much pointless as the videos are very short. When I put a memory card into the phone it was hard to find where the files were and not all of my pictures would load onto the phone, however this was not really too much of a problem because I could see the pictures on my laptop.
The were two games already installed onto the phone, one called 'Chicken' and another 'Panda'. Both simple and easy to play, however what I really wanted were apps that I could download. Unfortunately this cannot be done due to there not being an app store for Alcatel and it not being a smart phone. There were some pre-installed applications such as a converter, timer, stopwatch, alarm, notes and others, which in fairness were rather useful. The ringtones are also quite entertaining.
Last but not least; internet. This was one of the reasons I bought this phone because I am a regular internet user and like to keep up to date with my social networking. The interface on the internet was very basic however, and everything was very simple and difficult to navigate. One problem that I was most frustrated by, was scrolling using the 'down button'. This was irritating as every time you wanted to see more of the page you had to press the button and if you wanted to scroll quickly, the button had to be pressed repeatedly and the phone was not always as quick to respond to your demand.
I shouldn't have really expected too much of such a cheap phone, but if you do not use the internet as much as I do then it's good value for money and does the job. Do not expect too much of this phone, if you don't use the internet or camera much then this is the phone for you.
Summary: good cheap phone
|Ease of use:|
|Variety of features:|
More reviews in the field of Mobile Phone
- Simple, basic but with enough functionality for most and does the job admirably ...
- Great Holiday Phone
- Simple phone, for a simple life
- Still the best phone
- WOW.. great phone in most aspects. (Xperia S)
- Nokia Lumia 800 on Tesco Mobile Contract
- Talk is Cheap!
- Simple Easy to Use Phone - Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin