I have it for about 3 weeks. It's an amazing phone. There is just one issue. When you assign an mp3 for ringtone, either for the phone or for specific contacts, either the sound is on your phone's memory or the SD card, when you connect it to the PC or when you restart the phone, the ringtones goes back to the default. This is a bug of android. In later Gingerbread versions it was fixed but each company by itself. It seems this phone has this problem also. In the next update they say they will correct it. All 997's have it and many other phones (HTC Desire or Sensation, Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Nexus S, Motorola Droid etc)
whatz the price in kshs n what about battery back up stays for how long
Alcatel OT-997 what a super handset...!!! wish to have one....
Sipai Arap Mole, 28 Dec 2012Hey, bought mine from Phonexpress Westgate, but I didn't get the Memcard. Was it a raw deal, o... moreHi Sipai, I bought it during December, I understood it was an introductory offer by phonexpress hence the 8 gig memcard. I think you should ask to get one too.
Really love Alcatel phones but they're really hard to come by in Nigeria :'( .they last quite long
Big al, 06 Jan 2013Yes it has a messagnotification light which works in sleep mode. tnx
Cathy, 16 Dec 2012Is the camera really bad? I can't decide which phone to buy. Aside from this, I'm thinking... moreDon't buy lenovo. Its much slower and i had both the a65 and the p700i break after 4 to 6 weeks. Having owned both i can tell you that the Alcatel is WAY better.
cathyjoy, 20 Dec 2012My friends told me to choose a Samsung phone. I need a dual sim, dual cam with flash. I will m... moreCath.
Them samsung is stripped down compared to 997d.997d is a much better and faster phone. The camera is excellent and yes it has a video light. Get the Alcatel. It is much better than any dual sim Samsung phone and much cheaper too. I spent 12 hours in hong kong comparing phones before i bought this one. The more i use it the happier i am.
Alex, 27 Dec 2012I am using alcatel ot 997d for almost a month already and I have no issues yet. UI is smooth a... moreI owned 2 lenovo phones and i have to say that the 997d is MUCH better. Both my lenovo phones broke after 4 to 6 weeks. The Alcatel 997d is much much faster. The camera is way better (8mp vs 5mp) and it is fast and has a flash. I bought the lenovo 700p in the philippines for approximately $300 usd and got the 997d in hong kong for $200usd. Its strange cause the 997d is considerably better.
want to know, 31 Dec 2012Guys, can install adobe flash or not? hows the sound, is it loud?Flash is always a tricky thing. You can install flash but need to use the firefox or dolphin browser. Flash works slow and not very reliable. The speakers are ok. Not super loud but better than other android phones.
this phone sometimes hangs even after adding another 32 gb external memory, transferring applications from internal memory to 32 gb external memory looks difficult it failed to move stating not enough memory but it still has 29gb external. wow
Sipai Arap Mole, 28 Dec 2012Hey, bought mine from Phonexpress Westgate, but I didn't get the Memcard. Was it a raw deal, o... moreIt was a raw deal bought mine recently at nakumatt Ronald Ngala and got 8gb memory card. This phone is very good better than any Android I have come across
yop, 03 Jan 2013how much the price for alcatel OT-997D in Malaysia?you can find the price at lazada... just open below link... cost about RM759.00 ... but you have to buy online... I'm also looking for COD around Penang
Does this phone have notification that will blink if there is a msg, while the phone is in a sleep mode?
Very important to me cause don't like to keep on waking up the phone to see if there is a msg.
i just bought this a week ago. fantastic phone!!!
im from the philippines
Emad Abu-Hamer, 02 Jan 2013Yes my friend it is supports arabic language
I am from Egypt and baught it from Germany.I dow... moreBut it is not released in Arab World or Middle East yet
Would you please talk to us about your experience with this mobile and from where you download Arabic lang. pack?
Espinoza, 02 Jan 2013Please inform, the SIM cards are standard or minis?
Live in Portugal and I can't find for sal... moreMini SIM=Standard size I mean mini=regular SIM card size
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