hi guys, does anyone have an idea about lollipop upgrade on AFP?? tnx
Ron, 08 Sep 2015Does the geotagging feature work? I don't see any related setting on the camera and the pictur... moreI also didn't see any geotagging. Then again, I didn't see it because I wasn't looking for it. I typically don't use such things so it wouldn't bother me.
However, it might work with a better camera app. So if you get the chance to try a better camera app, kindly let us know if it works or not.
what type of case do you guys use for AFP? i use a crystal case but the camera lens is too exposed and gets scratched easily.
what case do you guys use for your AFP? i use a crystal case but the camera is very much exposed and gets scratch easily.
Does the geotagging feature work? I don't see any related setting on the camera and the pictures don't have any location info.
pLyx, 08 Sep 2015Maybe it was just my mobile data connection. i haven't tried it out on other devices. it's jus... moreYeah, that's typical of downloads that get cut off. Sorry....start over.
Did you check your signal strength to see if it bounces a lot? If it does, expect a lot more of those cut offs coming at random while downloading. You're right. For something small, no big deal. Something bigger is gonna be a marathon of annoying wanting to happen!!
There're lots of file managers out there. Seems the two getting the higher recommendations are Es File Explorer and Astro. See if one of those would help you with cache cleaning and deleting folders you want gone. I know ES has a cache cleaner. It's right in the description in the Play Store. I didn't look into Astro.
In comparisons to an ArcMobile Nitro 401D, the battery is pretty out there nice. I know that ArcMobile phone takes quite a heavy "beating" from it's owner playing games on it all the time. All kinds of things up and running at the same time too. That battery lasts about 5 hours on that phone. In comparisons, the AFP could keep going longer. Yeah.... "big surprise" that it's my wife that owns the other phone and now wants my AFP!! XD
I mentioned it before but the only thing I have seen for a Lollipop update for the AFP is a custom ROM. I spotted it while searching last month due to another post here. The site with that ROM has the instructions there to try it out. I'm still wondering if Android M would be available for this phone when it shows up?!!
I also looked into the Galaxy Grand Prime before I went looking into this phone. For the life of me I can't remember what was stopping me from going after a Grand Prime but there is something seriously wrong with it imo. Seriously wrong enough to make me keep looking for a new phone and eventually found this AFP. As of yet, I been pretty happy with the AFP too!!
Big Game Addict, 08 Sep 2015Never had a problem with Wi-Fi signals dropping out like that. Even clear through the rest of ... moreMaybe it was just my mobile data connection. i haven't tried it out on other devices. it's just that whenever my connection is cut-off and i re-connected, the app wont continue to download and i need to restart the download again. for small app its fine, but for 1g+ app this is annoying.
i haven't tried video calling through skype, only on viber and line app. i haven't noticed any heating on the device.
can you suggest an app for cache cleaner and can delete folders that aren't used anymore?
Battery consumption really depends on how you use the phone. but 4-6hours of battery life while on mobile data and continuous gaming for me is very good imo for this phones price. as for video calling, i tried using viber and line app, and i didn't noticed any heating at all. so yeah, i guess its only the gaming that heats up the phone.
I hope there will be a lollipop update for AFP. i really like the phone. its the really better than my previous samsung galaxy grand prime.
pLyx, 07 Sep 2015hello again. with regards to my previous problem in which i need to re download the additional... moreNever had a problem with Wi-Fi signals dropping out like that. Even clear through the rest of my house while I'm in my back yard (I tested that idea!!) and in the other direction across the street. The one thing I did notice is that app downloads only seem to be slow. Just the app download itself but no noticed slow downs / lags in downloading app data / updates / app use + game play.... things like that.
But on a mobile data connection, you'd most likely see that cut off due to the timeout of the connection. You can check it in other devices (if possible) and if you get similar results / problem in other devices, it's your connection. If not, it's the phone. More often than not, it's the connection. The part that I did notice is that the signal strength I get from my SIM bounces like a ping pong ball. I have not seen it cut me off from a call but it's very noticable and it's definately something that would mess up downloads and the such. It's exactly the reason I deleted the settings so my phone could not use a mobile data connection. It's not exactly cheap using a mobile data connection here anyway. That, and my router is pretty strong so I'll stick with the Wi-Fi!!
I play off and on each day on my AFP for hours on end. Yeah, it is the gaming that heats it up. But the battery lasts me at least 1 day. I was on video call in skype with it for about 3 hours during one day last month when I got this phone and didn't notice any heat up. Spent several hours in facebook chatting with multiple people and also didn't notice any such heat up. Are you also getting similar results?
I tried Summoners War. I just left it in the internal storage. Cool game!!
AFP has Dragontrail Glass protection which i think is just as good or even better than corning gorilla.. but i'm not sure because i'm not expert on this kind of thing. If you have some time, you can check the link below about the description of Dragontrail Glass. You can also search and compare the two.. :D
Excellent budget smartphone, better than the Lenovo A 7000. I like the 13 MP and the 8 MP camera, good longlasting battery, and the music player works well with the in the ear type earphone. No gorrila glass protection is the one and only minus thing that I find in this phone.
Beaster beast, 04 Sep 2015hello....so boring explanation..do it in simple way.. hello again. with regards to my previous problem in which i need to re download the additional data for summoners war, i figured i can copy its game file in the android folder form internal storage to SD Card. the result, i don't need to download the data again..
i have another concern, i noticed whenever i'm downloading an APP at play store then suddenly my signal dropped, it shows in the notification page saying waiting for network to retry or something like that. but when i re-established my connection, the download wont continue. is this only me or have you also experienced it too?
i have experienced occasional heating while i'm playing but it doesn't last long. i just rest the phone for 3-5 minutes and its good again.
the battery was great. i usually play either using night mode with full brightness or normal mode with 20-40% brightness. my mobile data is always on almost 24/7. With continuous gaming my battery last for about 5-6 hours, sometimes almost 7 hours.
New kid, 06 Sep 2015So it's still possible to expand the RAM using SD card? actually i didn't know that one. If yo... moreI also don't know, yet, if the RAM extender(s) will work or not. I'm going to find out later today. I was just watching the youtube videos about it. Seems like a good idea.... yeah, "seems" being the key word here!!
There're many ways to do it and dozens of sites that have the instructions to root and un-root Android mobiles. The rooting methods via an app are also very possible and just as easy as the methods via PC. No PC needed when using an app.
There're programs / apps such as Kingroot and iRoot. All too easy. I'm using an older version of iRoot.... done deal in mere minutes. These and others are freeware so you didn't have to buy anything. They'll install some needed apps in chinese during the rooting process (or some other language) but so far, that has not been any problem. Just try not to install the other apps from those things.
I'll also give the same warning as you'd find everywhere when rooting. Rooting WILL void your warranty. Use it at your own risk. Do note, rooting tools don't always work 100% of the time. Case in point, I have a tablet which was discovered as rooted. Whoever rooted that tablet did it wrong. So there are several apps that won't work properly on it. As of yet, I can't un-root it in an attempt to fix it. It was a " cheap little junker" tablet but I'd rather not have seen that happen.
In many mobile phones, one of the most common performance choke points is the quality of expansion memory card.
It means if someone is complaining about "lags" in movies, games and specially viewing galleries, it could be that they have a class 4 or cheap class10 mmc. This is the reason why some high end mobile phones have none expandable memory.
rrj, 05 Sep 2015Cons -Sometimes there are lags while you are browsing the gallery. There are also times when ... moreWhat do you mean auto-correct? is that some sort of dictionary when it comes to typing messages or is it some sort of application?
Big Game Addict, 05 Sep 2015Yes I am using the AFP. I got mine August 15, 2015. I bought this one considering the specs an... moreSo it's still possible to expand the RAM using SD card? actually i didn't know that one. If you happen to have some free time would you kindly give me some information on how to do that. and also rooting smartphones is one of the skills that i didn't possess. but based on what i heard and what i've read on blogs, it's pretty handy when it comes to removing bloatware and even customizing your phone. Kind of envious since i'm not skilled like you. haha. buy the way thanks again :D . Now im planning to buy AFP :D :D :D
[deleted post]Yes I am using the AFP. I got mine August 15, 2015. I bought this one considering the specs and the price. That, and after 5+ years, I figured it was time for a new phone!! XD
As rrj and others were pointing out, you're going to get a variety of experiences with this phone. Some had better luck with it, others.... not so much.
I have not seen lags caused by this phone. Then again, I'm more than likely doing different things in comparisons so I wouldn't see some of those lags.
I had a one time problem with the sound where it went very low. I could barely hear anything at the time. I tried to fix it with the "engineering menu" from a code I found. That didn't work. I decided to try a simple reboot. That worked!! The sound came back loud as could be. No repeat problem as of yet.
I tried to see if I could re-create some of the problems that were mentioned here. One of which was about the music going haywire when using the messaging.... or something like that. That one and others I tried did not show up for me. Come to think of it, differences in any apps used and how things are used could be why.
For a while I thought the AFP was giving me some problem with Magic Rush Heroes. Nope, it was the game update. Apparently the developers of that game are not so great at updates all the time. They do "OK" but not every time. But that particular game update lagged everyone.
The auto correct went screwy on me a couple of times but that was easily fixed as described (re-type it). It's fixed even easier when you get a better messaging app. The stock app, as mentioned before, is only 2 puny lines. NOT COOL for someone with bigger fingers. Basically, anyone over the age of 12!! I gotta take some time to find that auto corrupt and shut that less than worthless piece of space trash off!!
Had a lot of fun with the voice to text. That got to the point where others were asking me "how do you type so fast on the AFP?" !! Truth is, that stuff is already in many mobile devices. But those with an accent are typically going to hate it completely !!
I tried the cameras on skype and taking pictures. Those worked out better than hoped for. Of course, I'd most likely get even better results with a better camera app in comparison to the stock app. I've seen that happen on quite a number of devices.
The AFP does heat up a lot. The main cause being game playing in my case. It's what I do the most on mobile devices (as you may have guessed!!). But if it's in the direct path of a fan, it doesn't heat up so badly. Otherwise, I hold it to my air con for about 15 seconds or less and it's back to cold again. Or just stop playing on it for about 2-3 minutes. Back to normal again.
The battery has been rocking ON!! I do wish it was removable.
The games I play have been flying. Unless of course a game update chokes again!!
The AFP wasn't so easy to get. It's odd considering the specs on it and the price. Anyone would think that Alcatel would make it much more available. Oh well !!
The updates are apparently not so fun. So I didn't try that yet. But I'm guessing the latest update seems to be working.
I was also considering things when it came to that 2GB of RAM. It's pretty good for most things but when you have apps that are constanly running, that 2GB won't last long. So you either have to clear it with the built in RAM cleaner / task killer (press and hold the Home button for a few seconds) or attempt expanding the RAM using the SD card. But lazy me didn't get a SD card for it yet!! As someone else pointed out, don't bother with task killer apps on this phone. My first guess is that idea didn't work so well for the person that mentioned it.... so don't press my luck with that stuff!! I have a lot of things installed but none of them are left constantly running. Either way, I still wanna try that RAM extender when I get a SD card one of these days!!
Rooting it was all too easy. I had to root it so Titanium Backup would work and I could transfer my games (data and all) from other devices to the AFP. If I needed to un-root it, I'm pretty sure that would take the same effort as rooting it. Which wasn't much!!
Some of the games I've been playing on the AFP need some quick fingers and a very responsive screen. No problems there.
The part I didn't like was that it doesn't fit in my pocket like my previous phone. So I nick named this one a "mini tablet"!! All in all, still a pretty cool phone so far.
-Sometimes there are lags while you are browsing the gallery. There are also times when there are no lags.
-low light prob
-typing online "auto-correct's" in a wrong manner if you erase and rewrite, but the is a temporary solution to this
-2gb ram is not sufficient if you install many apps. I only installed 10 medium-sized apps and my remaining ram is 750+
New kid, 04 Sep 2015Hi dear folks! just asking if this Alcatel Flash Plus is at least on par or way better than Le... moreI haven't used or even seen the Lenovo phone in action. But in using the Compare button, you'd see the differences in both. And then check the posts for the Lenovo phone and see what all else others are running smack into and/or are enjoying.
From what I saw (quickly)....
There're multiple complaints about the cameras on the Lenovo being not so great.
The Lenovo phone has a better battery (better mAh and Li-Po instead of Li-Ion). Both are NON-removable.
You won't really notice a speed difference between the two at only 200MHz difference.
The Levono costs more. Then again, it's availability over the AFP might make someone not care THAT much about the price.
Lenovo seems to be better at Android updates. Possibly at updates in general.
The AFP has better speakers. According to posts, louder too.
The AFP has a half an inch bigger screen size. So those with "bigger" fingers would like that better.
Both have complaints about them heating up a lot. Then again, you're holding an octa core phone in your hand.... go figure!! XD As said so many times....It may be called a "laptop" but don't place it directly on your lap!! Same idea, smaller device.
Big Game Addict, 04 Sep 2015There are other phones out there with very similar specs and a 4.7" - 5" screen size... moreHi dear folks! just asking if this Alcatel Flash Plus is at least on par or way better than Lenovo P70. Your shared experience means a lot! Have a good day