I've been using this phone for several weeks and it's holding up very good knowing it has such a small Snapdragon processor. Recently I updated to the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update, Build Version 1709; OS Build 10.0.15254.1. I'm using a Samsung 128 GB sd card in it which makes the File Explorer load a little slow while strolling, but Groove Music along with the other media apps hold up suprisingly good! The screen feels a little sticky but has fairly good resolution. The camera resolution sucks along with it loading slow! But very nice phone otherwise!
G, 16 Sep 2017Don't get to excited, if you are using the Windows Insider Program. My phone will only updates... moreThanks for the reply! I never ran Windows Insider but thought I might with this phone, but now I guess I won't. You said you might get another phone?.........make sure you keep it Windows!!!:)
#1 Windows Phone fan, 05 Sep 2017I'm getting a Alcatel Fierce XL in the next couple weeks for $40 off of ebay. Right now I ha... moreDon't get to excited, if you are using the Windows Insider Program. My phone will only updates under Current branch. The fast or slow hasn't worked in four months. The overall phone is not bad, but I get the feeling that we will be buying another phone shortly.
I'm getting a Alcatel Fierce XL in the next couple weeks for $40
off of ebay. Right now I have a Samsung Ativ S Neo (Windows
Phone 8, updated to 8.1). The reason I'm getting this phone
is because it is a Windows 10 Mobile. I would've liked to get
a Microsoft Lumia 650 but the price was a little high. Anyway
I was watching YouTube videos of the Fierce XL and it seemed
everyone's biggest problem about Windows 10 Mobile is the
app gap! Personally I don't think it's that bad with my 8.1,
and my brother has a Microsoft Lumia 640 (Windows 10
Mobile) and he doesn't complain about it either!:) So if you're
looking into buying a Windows Phone and the app gap is what
you're worried about, go ahead and buy that Windows because
you'll always be able to find an app somewhere in the Store
that'll make up for the other app on iOS or Android!
Ryan, 03 Feb 2017I had a Lumia 640 and switched to this phone. I am a Windows Phone Fan. However, after a perio... moreNext year when a 2 year old phone will be dropped from support from Microsoft ,you will stop being a Windows fan.
I had a Lumia 640 and switched to this phone. I am a Windows Phone Fan. However, after a period of 6 months, I am going back to my Lumia 640. Personally the phone and the Apps are made for Lumia aka Microsoft Products. In addition to this : I purchased my Lumia as a AT&T phone, XDA shows how to Flash the Rom to T mobile. Suddenly I had a phone that works as it should on T mobile, It is a long process but well worth it. So if your a windows phone fan : Get Lumia or Microsoft based phones. The Apps DO NOT work correctly on other brands and limited. Even the Camera Apps both at 8 Mega pixel, the Lumia is Way above in quality and over all speed. I just wish I would have gotten a XL. However the 1520 for AT&T does not have LTE support for T mobile as the band is off and no wireless charging , NEW : you can turn on the T mobile Band for the Lumia 1520, Saving money to get me one!!! the super phone! No Phone to date has the specs of this phone!!! Check the Specs of the Lumia 1520, : Special info : there are 1520.1, 1520.2, 1520.3 versions. The .3 is for T Mobile. At&T Rom Version is 940 T mobile is 938. Have a Good Day Windows People!
Dearest all.With this price tag and specifications,very good for children to know what Microsoft Windows 10 is!!!Why!!!?An average income person worldwide must sell their house to buy one of those Microsoft $3000+ tablets !!!So,Alcatel (of China now!) has done a good job!!A Windows smartphone under $ 80 much lesser selling someone,s house!!!So,tasting Windows is fun too,while android dominance is above 95%/ of all smartphone products!!!Amazing!No!!!?Omid12Omidvar,....
Tale85, 14 Feb 2016The Fierce XL comes in both variants, Android and now Windows 10. I don't think any Windows ph... moreI'm very happy with the Windows10 by T mobile along with Alcatel and I am so glad that they didn't do a big advertising campaign for the phone because that made it possible to send savings to the buyers Good Great Phone
I haven't found this set in stores in Europe yet, is it even available in Europe already?
Does have FM Radio (Got mine through T-Mobile)
Working well with 64 gb micro SD card
Windows Groove music has no graphic eq or other preset sounds
Does not have replaceable batter even thought the case separates for SIM card and SD insertion.
Very happy with my new phone
Aadrian , 10 Jan 2016Agree, but I think they had better give it a completely different name because the Alcatel Fi... moreThe Fierce XL comes in both variants, Android and now Windows 10. I don't think any Windows phone customers will pick up the Android by mistake.