J.R., 06 Oct 2017This phone is pretty bad. Slow to respond and has problems multi-tasking (lags). Recently, A... moreI uninstalled all updates and installed nova launcher, the phone works really better
the phones stock launcher is very laggy, install Microsoft launcher from play store.
also if only tcl gave an update to 7.0 that would be great
I purchased the phone from Amazon (UK), and I am using the phone for few months... keep in mind the RAM memory, the phone comes with too many pre-installed applications by Alcatel which consume memory and cannot be removed! Hence, 2GB RAM but all together bring you to start with 1.2GB consumed already, with 600MB consumed by marketing/sales departments only (comparing with my previous phone). After installing your own app's - you may run on low RAM memory available.
This phone is pretty bad. Slow to respond and has problems multi-tasking (lags). Recently, Alcatel just decided to install a very bloaty File Manager and Launcher App since Google ended theirs, and they can't be uninstalled or swapped for another. This goes double because no rooting option (flash, one click, etc) currently works on this model either, and the phone isn't truly unlocked as was advertised by Best Buy, just for use with different carriers. The now installed File Manager and it's accompanying list of boost, clean-up, and anti-virus programs (irony), which can't be turned off, just drain your battery away. A battery that is bolted to the chassis, so it's not swapable. On top of this, they are notification hogs, and are constantly nagging you about file space, and time to run antivirus, so on. So, you have to install a notification blocker just to shut it up, but, get this, the file manager notification block can't even be turned off by the blocker. So, you're stuck with a random paint brush and one notification that just sits there, unable to be removed. It's become a nightmare and has been extreamly sluggish after this update. Performs in no way like an 8 core, or 4 core for that matter. Do not buy this phone. I wouldn't reccomend any Alcatel after this experience with their software either.
I have an Alcatel 5095k model which is dual sim (1nano 1micro) fone is great and reliable although sometimes it lags during multitasking. front cam is not good in low light or night time capture it just sucks. fingerprint scanner is very responsive much better than the j5 prime from samsung and this model has nfc for android pay etc.. also great loudspeaker. overall its a good device for its price range
The phone looks very nice.
The size, the slim and the height to is very nice.
But... for me, the screen brightness not's that I hope....
The battery time, for me it's the 1 half that I need
my last phone was an LG L80 Bello and the brightness is better in the LG that this.
The performance.. is another point that disillusioned me, because... with the same game (Marvel Future Fight) in my older phone (dual core, 1gb ram, 8gb space) it consumed all the phone space, but it runs acceptablely, now, with these phone with the double in all specifications, then these same game, it amazes some times for 15 or 30 secs.....
Some other times, for example... if you slip the top for view your notifications or acces to brightness, then it amazes or looks in slow motion, even if you don't have anything in the back...
I don't feel an octacore processor nor 2 gb memory.
MarcoC, 28 Nov 2016Be aware that the information here are not complete. There are models of the Pop 4S sold on am... more5095 k is dual sim and one card slot separately. I used it since 30 November, 2016
The phone is really nice. I'm using it already 2,3 mounts from January.
The battery if you use it a lot for gaming , watching videos in youtube browsing a lot it will hold at least one day.On standby and using only messenger or listen music it will hold at least 2,3 days at least for me.
About the brightens of the phone it's not really nice to use it outside but still not so so bad.
But there is strange that i still didn't got any software or system update. if somebody can help me to find list with the updates for this phone i will really greatful.
Open for questions.
Got this phone a week ago. Love it . Good bang for the buck. The phone I had before Blu studio 5c. POS. I'm sure they have gotten better by now but I won't be buying anymore BLU's