Lots of problems with these phones but we do sell the crap out of then because of the budget minded person. But it's cheap plastic and we've repaired these problems;
Headphone jacks are poor and port connectors failed every 3-4 months.
Bluetooth connection constantly drops
Mediatek stinks and freezing is common
Battery life diminished after a year
Plastic become brittle from heat
They are prone to overheat
Display glass is cheap and glares all over
Volume button problems
Slow to start up
Our shop got so sick of these that we only sell one model and we refuse repairs sometimes because it's not worth the trouble
Jim, 25 Feb 2018All varian is plastic???? In 2018??? Seriously???Recycled plastic hopefully. I like plastic is lightweight and durable and signal is good
I stopped reading thoroughly when I saw "Mediatek" and just skimmed.
Please, don't pollute the world and increase the global warming with junks
Alcatel is killing itself. A line of numerous phone with nearly same specs, same battery, all plastic and 2016 specs... what's up with that? Focus on 3 models; low end, middle class and flagship... it's simple really.
I don't know about quality but Alcatel 5 has a cool innovative feature - you can register fingerprints for up to 5 fingers and assign a shortcut to each of them. So you can unlock it with one finger and go straight to the camera, another finger will take you to Facebook, use another finger to take you directly to browser, or whatever you want. Pretty neat.
I just got done reading comments about S9 pricing (as well as having had added some statements of my own) here on GSM Arena. Alcatel wise, I knew a person with one that when he attached headphones in the 3.5 mm jack of his Alcatel, sound would still out of the loudspeaker, so you'd hear sounds coming out them both simultaneously. I nearly wanted to buy the phone from him, as I like audio output as loud as possible (except he was too mean to offer any money too).
All of these should go straight to trash.
Just a waste of materials and time people involved in the making had spent on these devices.
Ugly, and ugly, and ugly, and ugly, and ugly.
I appreciate the type-c tho.
JacktheIPhoneKiller, 24 Feb 2018This is one of the most confusing and unimpressive smartphone lineup in recent history.Nobody knows all the models of ALCATEL or ASUS!
One touch Pixel Idol Fire Hero Pop 2 (4.5) Pixi 4 (4) Evolve.
I gave up buying an alcatel after I got lost....in the middle of a Pop star Pop Up Pop Astro and Pop 10......
This is one of the most confusing and unimpressive smartphone lineup in recent history.
Launching most of these phones with nougat is a joke. Alcatel just trying to avoid Project Treble. If they had Oreo and Snapdragon processors they would be a lot more appealing
Only worthwhile when this gets BlackBerry treatment with the software keyboard, picture password, and guaranteed updates.
So, like, maybe this November.