I would recommend this for work. For photography & gaming, it can't do much. Even if you download a HD camera app, it only enhances the image by 5%. Most apps these days run with lag, or don't run at all. My thing is, it has a good battery, but when the battery gets to 30%, it dies almost instantly. It's been happening since I got the phone, which it was brand new. I would recommend this phone if its not for everyday use. If you want a phone for everyday use, I wouldn't recommend this sadly.
Phoneuser, 18 Jun 2018Cant seem to find joy launcher in the play store any suggestions? You can download the application from the apkpure store.
Anonymous, 06 Sep 2018So I've seen this phone in catalogues and stuff and i'm just looking for a cheap phone for peo... moreHi, I would recomend the phone. I used it for everyday and I love it, it's good for the price and $60 is a good deal. I paid $80. Wouldn't pay more for it than that. I play pokemon go and use all the social media apps without any issues.
So I've seen this phone in catalogues and stuff and i'm just looking for a cheap phone for people to ring me on is it worth buying for $60 with 40 % off at coles?
Please let me know asap
Thank you so much xx
My U5 is slightly different. It has a replaceable battery.
This phone is not as powerful and doesn't have as nice a screen as my cubot x15.
However the cubot's bluetooth cuts out sometimes when the phone is in my pocket. The alcatel U5 is superior on the bluetooth front for whatever reason and this will become my main phone because of it.
There seem to be different versions available.
I have the "4047A" which I can't find on this website. It features a single Micro-SIM slot, 3G network, 16 GB storage, Android 7, 2050 mAh battery is removeable, fingerprint scanner on back, true 8 MP front camera (13 MP interpolated), true 5 MP front camera (8 MP interpolated).
I like that it has GPS, which some other phones at this price point do not have. However it lacks a compass, which means when using it for navigation you can't see in what direction you are currently looking. Which is a shame, because this could have been a unique selling point (cheap smartphone with above average navigation options).
All in all it is a very basic smartphone, as indicated by the low price, and for that it works good enough. So if you are a beginner or an infrequent user, who is using simple apps, this phone is o.k.
Other than that, there is really nothing special. It is rather thick, the screen resolution is low, the camera is definetely not a replacement for a dedicated digital camera and the battery is average.
This device is not meant for gaming, installing hundreds of apps, streaming video over 3G/4G, prolonged usage on battery, like surfing the internet for hours, recording video and so on. If you want to do that, then don't bother with this one.
Anonymous, 28 Jun 2018Worst price of shit I have ever owned. It was such a price of shit I smashed it with a hammer ... moreIf you think this is bad, oh boy, wait till you get the Sony Ericsson W205 and/or Sony Ericsson Spiro.
Worst price of shit I have ever owned. It was such a price of shit I smashed it with a hammer before I had a replacement. It was very satisfying to watch it explode. It didn't even matter that it cost $112.00 at Walmart.
Bought a 4047D and love it. The sound quality knocks socks off the iphone 6s i had before. Pics however iphone every time but Alcatel ok.
Get shut of 'JOY LAUNCHER' though. Battery good life and better than iphone and more comfy to hold.
Great for the money
I've seen this unit in the mall, looks bang for the buck at lessthan 3,000php...is it worth it?
AnonD-744441, 14 Mar 2018Is anyone having problems with formatting their simcard in the phone?Format the SD in a computer and then put it in the phone. It would not format in the phone.
Pounell, 17 May 2018Worst phone I've ever had. Has to be charged twice a day and I rarely use it. Mobile data ke... moreJoy Launcher is a common thing on Alcatel Phones and it tries to install itself and drains your battery fast. ItÂ’s a pain because it uses loads of resources like your RAM and slows your phone down. You can get rid of it by doing the following:
First go on to Play Store. When it opens go to the 3 lines one on top of the other (usually top left or right corner) tap on the 3 lines and then scroll down to settings, tap on settings, on the next screen tap on Auto-Update Apps, you will then get 3 options, tap on the Do Not auto-update Apps. You need to do this otherwise when its removed it will download and install itself again when you remove it if you let Play Store Auto Update.
Now to Remove it. Go back to Play Store and in the Seach Box type in Joy Launcher. It will then search for it. When you find it, tap on it and it will usually give you 2 options which are Uninstall and Update, Click on Uninstall. It will then Uninstall and thatÂ’s it gone
Apps keep on crashing like even the already installed ones, they keep on saying "Browser keeps stopping" with an option to open the app again but it still keeps on stopping. Other problems are overheating and slow charging.
Worst phone I've ever had. Has to be charged twice a day and I rarely use it. Mobile data keeps switching on and costing me money because I am over my limit. Be glad to get rid of it
I cant remember my password has any one any suggestions. They want me to send it back to repair it but they will wipe all my memory off!! Sorry now i put any security on it.
I paid $99 for this phone and it is the shittest phone I have ever owned. As soon as I hit 15% battery it's completely flat in not even a minute. It resets itself a few times a day and it lags really bad. I really regret buying this phone and unfortunately I'm stuck with it for a while because I can't afford to buy another phone.....