I bought this phone 1 week ago... Ill share my experiences..
Wifi connectivity is not good... its not reliable.. everytime i browse I always get error and disconnection I have to keep on refreshing the page before it actually goes through. this also happens on any apps that connects through wifi such as Google Play or Youtube .. it just keeps on loading and does nothing you have to refresh it or reload it. .. it lags alot .. and battery drains fast
and also you can see the led light below the phone where the HDMI connector is.. you can see it through the display even at night .. when you look at the sides of the display you can see light from the back leaking through .. and on the right side bar of the phone when you press it .. you can feel the metal bending .. the build is not solid.. theres no quality
I did regret buying this phone.. I was suppose to buy Samsung Galaxy S2 but got attracted on alcatel because of the price is cheap... now I know . .even though Samsung is expensive at least I will get a good quality phone
I have bought alcatel ot-995 three months ago an I am very surprised. Design is very elegant and graphic is very good. The Processor works very good, but RAM is 512 MB and sometimes if you has Skype or other performance needed programs at working, there is a deadlock, so that you are forced to take the battery out and insert in again in order make it working again.
I don't know if there is a solution to insert more RAM in it.
The another problem is the rooting. I have googled and not found any program for rooting this model.
OTUSer, 16 Sep 2012I have had this for a few months now, locked to Comviq in Sweden. Great phone for a great pri... moreI hope they would optimize battery life in ICS, that is if they're planning to roll it out as promised.
I have had this for a few months now, locked to Comviq in Sweden.
Great phone for a great price, fantastic screen size and quality.
Performance of Apps and most games is excellent.
Root is possible, just Google it.
There is a BIG problem with the screen turning off and not being able to turn it back on again unless you remove the battery, the phone is still on but screen doesn't display anything, battery pull is only solution.
Battery is OK but not great, if you want to play mp3s all day you need to walk around with a charger.
Also battery can drain faster than it can charge, so if you are playing a game with the phone plugged in, you can still drain the battery.
If the battery drains and it shuts off, it doesn't work as soon as you plug it in, you need to wait like 5min before turning it on.
Comes with OT launcher and default Android launcher, OT launcher is very cool but needs lots of memory and CPU because of all the fancy animations, switch to standard Android for better performance.
dib, 13 Sep 2012did you solve that problem because im having the same problem plug in your charger and wait for the battery to charge for some time. then disconect the charger and plug it in again. now you shoud get the charging screen and be able to power on your phone
Just bought myself one yesterday, so far using it has been a delight; throw anything at it and it works. It's really up there with the likes of SGS2 and the iPhone 4S.
There are a couple of things that are bugging me though, one is the battery life, I hardly got a day out of it with average usage (video playback, web browsing, music playback), although I guess the battery doesn't reach full efficiency til after a few charges.
Another thing is the audio, the volume through the speaker at the back, as well as the earphones with the volume turned up to maximum, is on the low side. I downloaded Poweramp from Google Play and it sure made a difference.
Last thing is Adobe Flash, the device supports flash however mine didn't get it preloaded and I couldn't download it from the store (location issues), eventually I found a downloadable apk at Adobe's official site.
Other than that, the phone is really good and I'd recommend it to anyone on a tight budget.
I have this for two weeks and battery is last long 2 days for me. it is perfect!!!
twoB, 11 Sep 2012Can someone please tell me which phone is better...HTC Wildfire S or Alcatel OT-995?ALCATEL OT-995 is far better the wildfire S.
Just compare these two devices here on gsmarena and you don't need to have any advanced knowledge about phones to see the deference.
Can someone please tell me which phone is better...HTC Wildfire S or Alcatel OT-995?
should i head to this or for an htc evo 3d ? ..I dont really need the 3d features ... I just want a nice phone which does not lag and have a good screen and good internet browsing.. Thanks
How I solved the problem with Wi-Fi: enter the setings on your home router (mine is a T-home router), then the WLAN interface information, then radio setings in the left corner and there in the default mode is 802.11 n + b + g untick it and instead to tick 802.11 b + g and then apply and that's it. I solved this with T-home expert ,try it.Best regards from Skopje,Macedonia
The ICS update arrives this month. Source: Alcatel One Touch's official Hungarian facebook page. :)
I have it for two days, and it is a very good phone (best for the money). I recommend to install Go Launcher or some other(more free RAM comparing to the default Launcher). So if you don't like to spend a lot of money for the phone, go for OT-995. I have only 2 cons.: light from the bottom of the phone is slightly visible on a when the screen is black and I have some impression that the scrolling is not perfectly smooth. Of course,some higher class phones like ONE X, Galaxy SIII, iPhone 4S might be better, butt they are 3 times more expensive than 995.
i am not lying ... i just got that phone yesterday and it is working great !!! i love this phone :) it is one of a kind !!! trust me
I have been using this phone for 1 week.
My previous phone was a HTC HD2 with Android 2.3.7 and the OT995 is the same as HD2. It is a good choice for an "everyday phone". It is good for internet, email, music, video (720p only), navigation, game, etc.
I think it is fast enough and last but not least it looks good.