The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Big and clear keys
  • Voice-on-touch feature
  • SOS button
  • Excellent sound quality

What's bad

  • Limited internal storage
  • Incredibly basic even for a feature phone

Similar to the Doro PhoneEasy 520X, the Alcatel 20.00 caters to the older crowd looking for a basic, easy-to-use device. It follows a pretty candy bar design and comes equipped with a 2.4-inch screen that has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Experts mention that text on the screen is quite large, making it very easy to read.

Below the screen is a keypad with larger-than-average buttons. Band Width Blog says, "The large buttons feel great, very well built and are extremely tactile…" Just in case some users still cannot see the large buttons, Alcatel also added a voice-on-touch feature that speaks the number that was touched. Reviewers were pleased with the sound quality and accuracy of the feature. Aside from the keypad buttons, the phone also comes equipped with a one-touch SOS button on the back. This feature allows users to program in a specific contact in case of emergencies.

As a basic phone, the most important aspect is its sound quality, and the Alcatel 20.00 doesn't disappoint. Critics note that both the front and rear speakers were loud and very clear and they had no problems hearing people on the other end of a call. Like-wise sound quality was also good on the receiving end as well.

Aside from these features, it comes with 2MB of internal memory, enough to save up to 200 contacts and 100 SMS, an expandable memory port, a 1000mAh battery and a charging dock.
Critics recommend this device for older people or those looking for a minimalistic phone experience. 91mobiles says, "The Alcatael One Touch 2000 is a solid budget phone…"


Operating system
Other
Processor
260 MHz
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
No



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Alcatel released the 20.00 on November 9, 2013.


Alcatel backs up the 20.00 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 20.00 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Alcatel support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Alcatel's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
2.4"

The Alcatel 20.00's screen size is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
260 MHz

There is a 260 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Proprietary operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
8 MB

Internal memory is 8 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 20.8 days standby time, 420 minutes.

Alcatel 20.00 Specs

Overview
Release date November 9, 2013
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Proprietary
Processor 260 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.724 W/kg
Body: 0.84 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 420 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 20.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.2 x 1.3 cm (4.4 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 89 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel density 167 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry eZiText
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 200
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel OneTouch 2000

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