Glen, 26 Jun 2012 read the technical specs..I have. Both have 1.4 ghz cpu, 512 mb ram. But the arc s has a better camera 8 mp and Bravia engine. Plus it's a Sony :-)
For the same price, better go for Xperia Arc S. It has a better camera and Bravia Engine. Almost same specs.
Hello, Could anyone using alcatel ot-995 let me know if there is an option for Incoming call barring such as Call Settings>Call barring>Incoming calls>All calls except SIM directory>
It would be a great help. Thanks
rin, 23 Jun 2012may i know how u found out the internal rom size is? where in the phone is it listed? thanks!:... moreRevised---- Hello Rin. Native phone internal ROM (memory )data will be shown at Settings >sd card & phone storage> but for RAM we will have to download an application like ZDBOX (free and one of the best)to specifically know the data. It will show around 363 MB of free memory as around 200 mb will be used by normal internal phone processes. It will be the same as in ROM. Remember that phone specifications indicate that INTERNAL RAM is 512mb (300mb + functional) while internal ROM IS at 2 Gb.(1.7 functional memory to be used more or less) a smaller ROm Indicate alot of internally used application processes.
rin, 23 Jun 2012may i know how u found out the internal rom size is? where in the phone is it listed? thanks!:... moreHello Rin. Native phone internal ROM (memory )data will be shown at ettings >sd card & phone storage> but for RAM we will have to download an applicatin like ZDBOX (free and one of the best)to specifically know the spdata. IT will show around 363 MB of free memory as 200 mb is used by normal internal phone processes. Remember that phone specifications indicate that INTERNAL RAM is 512mb while internal ROM IS AT 2 Gb.(1.7 more or less)
milo1830, 23 Jun 2012hahaha. i did it i bought the phone. i used to be an HTC Legend user. I have to say the phone ... moremay i know how u found out the internal rom size is? where in the phone is it listed? thanks!:)) i want to verify coz i think mine is just around 1gb internal rom? :3
Mike, 23 Jun 2012Well.. Thank you for sharing the info.
I contacted Alcatel a couple of weeks ago.. This is wh... morewell i dont think it's just a matter of luck..the day i bought the phone, i had everything i needed tried out first..especially skype coz it's one of the important things i needed on the phone..we dl-ed it at googleplay and it says the device is compatible..after doing so, i tried logging in to my account..wat greeted me was a notification saying that the phone can support video call but is actually not verified by skype of how it will work..something of this sort came up when i first logged in..i just clicked OK and enabled video calling on the next prompt..i dint touch anything except the "start automatically" selection for i dont want skype to automatically start when i use it :3 i seldom use skype on my phone since i only contact my boyf during the night when im using the laptop..anyway, i tried it before i sent this reply to you and it actually works well :3 he just complained about the clarity being way off, but other than that, it works fine..urs is also the first one i heard of skype not functioning (in terms of video call) on this unit..myb u have a defective one?
PS: sorry for the misspelled words, i was shortening them on purpose.. :D
love this phone its faster than the samsung ace :)
spec wise amazing..cant wait to be selling these.
hahaha. i did it i bought the phone. i used to be an HTC Legend user. I have to say the phone is great. hmmm i mean for the value of(...converting.....)around $317 here in the PH or so.. i am really enjoying the phone's usability. it's large display is quite impressive, unlike my sister's Galaxy II worth around $604 which is also very impressive, LED display is "cooler" to the eyes than the oversaturated AMOLED display. yeah for real. I love that it is still great under the sun's glare = screen legibility (v)check... Internet browsing is fast! Ability to replace home icons with apps from the app market. SPB shell 3D launcher always impress people, it's for free out of the box. has shazam.. palringo.. antivirus already installed. Camera and Video recording is awesome especially during the day. Comparing it to my old phone, which i sold due to being bored already with it, the specs of 1.4 Ghz CPU speed, 512 (around 300+ actual) RAM, 2 Gb internal ROM, 5 MP Cam with flash, the phone is already up there with such contenders as the Galaxy's and the Iphone. My bro has an Iphone and i can brag that i have more fun with mine too. (we also have SIRi- SKYvi! which really works!) Things that i just dislike about it are: Front camera is not that great, it is kinda dark if there is no good light source when u take pictures. No Hardware button for Camera, i get annoyed with trying to guess where the virtual button is(i downloaded BIG Camera Button in App Market)..also disliking occasional "lagginess" once battery is less than around 40-30%. Yah the battery doesn't last for more than a day.. well on a routinary call-text heavy use. (and even more if u use WIFI alot) but most phones nowadays are like that...I'd hope it had battery muscle (1500 mAh is the usual standard). Huawei HONOR has 1950 mAh, i just wonder how that would work.. overall i love my phone 3.9 out of 5. hehehe. i hope this is helpful. I hope gsmarena makes a review already!
NesSport, 21 Jun 2012Mike read the specifications for this phone first !I did read them. But Alcatel wrote me " None of our phones can support such Skype."
I know Alcatel OT-995 has 1.4 GHz.
But it;s about the chipset.. Is it ARM7 Neon chipset?
Anyways.. I'm from the Netherlands and they sale this phone. And people could write their experience and some people also wrote that Skype works but NO Video. For some reason it was disabled. I think that Alcatel should step forward and make a clear Video with features.
The never do that.. They only show the spb shell 3d interface but not what else this phone can support and what not. I like the OT-991D but also it does not support Skype Video Calls even tho it has dual camera.. Strange to bring out a phone in 2012 with a chipset that does not even support Skype Video Calls
2012 phone should at least have a ARM7 chipset. Whats the point having dual camera and Android 2.3 even updatefor android 4 soon but not even having a good chipset.. Anyways.. Thanks for your reply
rin, 20 Jun 2012well i actually tried skype on my phone over wifi before actually purchasing it. all we did wa... moreWell.. Thank you for sharing the info.
I contacted Alcatel a couple of weeks ago.. This is what they wrote me:
The Skype is only compatible with Android phones with frequency more than 600M and ARM7 instruction,and now none of our phones can support such Skype.
We sincerely apologize the inconvenience!
Should you have another request, do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for choosing Alcatel!
That's why i just had to reply to your comment.. Because how did you get the Alcatel to work with Skype Video Calls..
Anyways.. I guess your lucky =)
KOKAKOLA, 20 Jun 2012Please make a little test of this piece ! i love this phone ! , like the Huawei HonnorThe OT-995 is much better than honor as it has bigger screen,hdmi output,same specs,bluetooth v3.0,better UI and is around 60euro cheaper.Only the camera is 5mp unlike honor's 8mp.I've also heard that honor has many hardware problems!
Besides the black one the alcatel OT995 is now also available in white in the Netherlands.
Mike, 20 Jun 2012Hello, Skype with Video Calls?? How did you make it work and what Skype Version did you insta... morewell i actually tried skype on my phone over wifi before actually purchasing it. all we did was download the app from googleplay..enable video calling, and it works just fine..even using it to video call my bf every now and then..a bit unstable using data connectivity tho but it works just fine :)
kille72, 19 Jun 2012Fantastic and cheap phone. Skype works with front camera, flash also works :)Hello, Skype with Video Calls??
How did you make it work and what Skype Version did you install? I know Skype without Video works.. But Skype with Video Call over Data 3G and over WIFI??