This is a great budget phone, I was a bit worried about the battery but got it solved, switch of wi-fi and data services, go to settings auto synch disable background synch, reduce screen brightness, use Adao Task manager, it stops all unwanted background tasks after the screen is locked, oh also i reduced the lockout time to 15 seconds and I am getting 20 hours plus standby with 2 hours of mixed wifi and mobile data usage, a little bit of music too!
Whenever i need access I switch on the wi-fi/ mobile data switch and switch it off after use, so enjoy this great phone with superb screen clarity and good volume!.
I bought this phone about a month ago and the following is my experience with it.
It is an excellent phone in its price range and there are no other phones in this group that equal the specs present in it.
The box contains the following other than the standard handset,battery,USB cable and charger.A free 2GB card and pouch is present.
The only reason that the phone has not become as popular as the LG P500 and galaxy pop that I can speculate on ,is that the company has done a very poor job of promoting it.
The specs found on this site are accurate except for one thing.It does not contain an optical track pad the key below the display is the home screen key.It contains 3 touch sensitive keys-menu,search and back.
Camera-Excellent quality in normal lighting conditions.The quality goes south as light deteriorates even with the flash .It is not very bright.
Display-Bright,crisp display.Smooth,intuitive UI with zero lag between switching screens etc.
It contains a secondary camera,light sensor and proximity sensor.
Sound-The phone is loud I'll give it that.
It is fully integrated into market and you will have zero problems downloading and installing programs as needed.
It runs Froyo (Android 2.2.2).Nothing definitive about an update but their official video on Youtube does say something about it.As with froyo you can install a[[s onto SD card,unless the program itself does not support it,of which there are very few.
Please remove the temp screen guard ( there is another permanent one below it ) after buying the phone as the proximity sensor cannot function properly with it blocking it's function.
With EDGE on I get about 7hrs of usability.The first time after fully charging let the battery deplete to about 8% and then charge it fully.This should increase battery life.Repeat the same every 6 months or so.
For increasing battery life do the following.
Swith off data in settings.You can put a widget ( it is a default one ) in the home screen that allows you to easily swith on/off as needed.
Again in settings put it to 2G networks only instead of 2g/WCDMA auto.
If you have any questions about the phone pl. post a comment here and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able.
alcatel, 11 Sep 2011Battery life is poor..u need to keep it charging whole day...try disabling 3G, it should considerably improve batt. life
alcatel, 11 Sep 2011Battery life is poor..u need to keep it charging whole day...how much battery backup it will give in standby.
vanchapman, 04 Sep 2011This has to be one of the heaviest phones ever made and the camera is awful.Does this weighs 10 kilograms for you?
it is the best android mobile in market. buy it and enjoy its superb screen clarity and touch.
This has to be one of the heaviest phones ever made and the camera is awful.
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2011Are you able to install applications in the microSD memory card?Yes, you can install the apps on memory card.
I like this phone....alot! nice screen, fast, android (of course) camera could be better but overall a very comfortable and affordable handset
absolutely love this phone!! easy to handle and fast. Screen resolution is crisp,clear and very responsive to the lightest touch. Camera quality gets an A+ even though its just a 5mp. Only negative is that it doesnt allow usage of media such as camera without a memory card and if it goes to sleep you always have to press the track pad to gain access and that closes the keypad. OH n another thing the track pad doesnt scroll.
want to buy this cell pleas any1 tell me, its right cell to buy. Is any proble to buy it. Tel me please