Reviews summary

2.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 7 reviews

What's good  

  • Cheap price
  • Acceptable touchscreen size and resolution
  • Average battery life

What's bad  

  • Fixed focus-only camera
  • Lacks 4G LTE

The Alcatel One Touch Evolve is a modestly priced phone offering all you would expect from a basic device including a large touchscreen display, dual-cameras, and long battery life. Unfortunately the screen is apparently nowhere near brilliant, the camera is a letdown, and the processor is disappointing. Cnet's Sarah Mitroff even went as far as to say that, "There is nothing evolved about the Alcatel One Touch Evolve."

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The overall sentiment of reviewers about this phone is that it simply isn't worth it, even at its low price. If you truly can't be bothered to spend any more money on a phone, then perhaps you could live with all of its apparent shortcomings. But if your budget allows for a little wiggle room, you might do well to listen to LAPTOP Magazine: "it's worth spending more for something better."


Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Alcatel One Touch Evolve's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Mediatek MT6575 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 17.1 days standby time, 810 minutes (2G), 780 minutes (3G), 257 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.


Prices (Where to Buy)


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ALCATEL ONETOUCH Evolve 5020T - 4GB - Black Smartphone (Factory Unlocked)

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Resources


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Reviews summary

2.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 7 reviews

What's good  

  • Cheap price
  • Acceptable touchscreen size and resolution
  • Average battery life

What's bad  

  • Fixed focus-only camera
  • Lacks 4G LTE

The Alcatel One Touch Evolve is a modestly priced phone offering all you would expect from a basic device including a large touchscreen display, dual-cameras, and long battery life. Unfortunately the screen is apparently nowhere near brilliant, the camera is a letdown, and the processor is disappointing. Cnet's Sarah Mitroff even went as far as to say that, "There is nothing evolved about the Alcatel One Touch Evolve."

Show more

The overall sentiment of reviewers about this phone is that it simply isn't worth it, even at its low price. If you truly can't be bothered to spend any more money on a phone, then perhaps you could live with all of its apparent shortcomings. But if your budget allows for a little wiggle room, you might do well to listen to LAPTOP Magazine: "it's worth spending more for something better."

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Reviews (2.6/10 Avg. rating)


Underpowered phone isn't worth the low cost

from Cnet (2 years ago)

There is nothing evolved about the Alcatel One Touch Evolve. That's largely due to the fact that Alcatel had to make trade-offs when making this entry-level budget phone, and couldn't include the newest and best specs. For its price, I wasn't expecting a quad-core processor, outstanding camera, or b... More

There is nothing evolved about the Alcatel One Touch Evolve. That's largely due to the fact that Alcatel had to make trade-offs when making this entry-level budget phone, and couldn't include the newest and best specs. For its price, I wasn't expecting a quad-core processor, outstanding camera, or brilliant screen, but the lack of 4G support and the fixed focus camera are deal breakers.

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5/10

Should have spent more

(9 months ago)

There is nothing wrong with this phone if you're looking for a touch screen device that occasionally responds to touch and operates in the same way a phone from the early 2000's would (starting literally at 2000 to no more than 2008 in my honest opinion) however in the more modern age I feel the gen... More

There is nothing wrong with this phone if you're looking for a touch screen device that occasionally responds to touch and operates in the same way a phone from the early 2000's would (starting literally at 2000 to no more than 2008 in my honest opinion) however in the more modern age I feel the general public has come to expect more from their phones (I certainly have) and while this certain one could give a person the impression that it could have all the options and capabilities available to deliver them, it is truly no more than the technological equivalent of a disappointing Halloween costume of deception. I have had this phone for over a year now and the consistent issues I have had with it has been more a hassle than living without a cellphone temporarily in order to make room in my budget to buy a far better one. Do not get me wrong, you certainly could get by in certain respects with what this phone can deliver, as I have done just that in this past year but my honest opinion is that, with the technological advances made and easily available to anyone who has the money, it is just NOT worth the headaches you will likely encounter trying to complete (or even START) any task you have decided to do on this device. Mine literally fried itself from nothing more than typical use. I don't count myself as having the preservation techniques of a person that could keep anything in near pristine condition, far from it, but my phone was working literally 6 hours and 48 minutes earlier in the day before it decided that my feelings towards it was mutual and completely ended any functionality providing me with nothing more than a start up screen as a mocking reminder of the product that failed me. In short: should have just spent more money. In the coming months I am looking to get a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (as the Note 5 does not have expandable memory or a removable back which are two large selling points for me personally) and to anyone who somehow comes across this and may be considering this phone for some reason, I beg you to do yourself a favor (if you are looking for a FULLY capable touch screen smartphone) and take the route I now very badly wish I had a year ago.

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2/10

Bleh

(10 months ago)

My first smart phone .... no battery life. Slow, slow. Takes forever to even load up visual voicemail which, personally, I think is a pain to begin with. I can check my inbox just as easily and faster than it takes to load the messages. Could at least make a long-life battery to fit this guy.... More

My first smart phone .... no battery life. Slow, slow. Takes forever to even load up visual voicemail which, personally, I think is a pain to begin with. I can check my inbox just as easily and faster than it takes to load the messages. Could at least make a long-life battery to fit this guy. Would be nice. Wouldn't buy another.

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1/10

Worst product the world has ever seen.

(11 months ago)

This phone, I don't even think it deserves to be a called a phone, this specie is the worst product ever produced under the sun ever. My dream is to meet the owner of Alcatel and sit down with him or her and understand what the incentive was in making this phone and this whole brand. if I start to g... More

This phone, I don't even think it deserves to be a called a phone, this specie is the worst product ever produced under the sun ever. My dream is to meet the owner of Alcatel and sit down with him or her and understand what the incentive was in making this phone and this whole brand. if I start to go through its problems, this review will be two pages long because there is honestly nothing good about this phone nothing zero. So my advice is lets all work together and have this company closed down for good and people who have owned this phone before no where my anger is coming from. Sorry for the foul language but Fuck you Alcatel. Thank you.

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1/10

Do not get this phone

(about 1 year ago)

Sorry for you if you own one of these what a p.o.s. I can't afford a better phone at this time so I am Stuck with it but the day I get a better one I will smash this p.o.s. into a million pieces I hate it that much!!!

Sorry for you if you own one of these what a p.o.s. I can't afford a better phone at this time so I am Stuck with it but the day I get a better one I will smash this p.o.s. into a million pieces I hate it that much!!!

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1/10

Hate it, slowest phone I have ever owned.

(about 1 year ago)

Turns off on it's own, restarts, and freezes. If I have more than 2 Apps it slows down even more than it already does.. Have almost smashed it plenty of times over anger. Not for people with little patience.

Turns off on it's own, restarts, and freezes. If I have more than 2 Apps it slows down even more than it already does.. Have almost smashed it plenty of times over anger. Not for people with little patience.

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1/10

Good starter phone / Personal Device assistant (PDA)

(about 1 year ago)

A good starter phone for the price & somebody not computer savvy. I've been looking for a inexpensive phone to learn some of the more sophisticated features that one would find on other smart phones. For the price, this is a good start. The functional layout is intuitive as are the menus. I tried to... More

A good starter phone for the price & somebody not computer savvy. I've been looking for a inexpensive phone to learn some of the more sophisticated features that one would find on other smart phones. For the price, this is a good start. The functional layout is intuitive as are the menus. I tried to keep up using a flip phone, but it became too difficult to navigate though all the menus. This phone operates much like one would navigate using a touch screen to locate what is desired. The touchscreen is a little touchy, but that can be a good thing and the best part is, when typing on the touch screen, the keyboard is big enough for my fat fingers to access with little error. Sure there's a learning curve, especially if one is not a computer user. However, the manual does a pretty good job of explaining the features well. Face to face customer support via T-Mobile is excellent. There will be some acronyms that need to be explained, so google+search by using "Define: 'example here' " is very helpfull. Buy it and try it. I've learned to upload my calendar to a gmail account just for calendar usage and then download it to my Evolve via wifi through my home router. I have transferred my Pay-As-You-Go account to this phone and as an advanced PDA, it works just fine. T-Mobile has very good remote area phone coverage. I did not purchase an Internet plan for this phone. I'm in my 60's and I've been using computer apps since 1989. Learn to keep up. Hope this helps.

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7/10