Alcatel One Touch Evolve

2.6/10 AVG.
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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.



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."


Reviews (2.6/10 Avg. rating)


Cnet

Underpowered phone isn't worth the low cost

from Cnet
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... Full review

Should have spent 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 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. Less

Bleh

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. Less

Worst product the world has ever seen.

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. Less

Do not get this phone

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!!! Less

Hate it, slowest phone I have ever owned.

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. Less

Good starter phone / Personal Device assistant (PDA)

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. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM Card Mini-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor Mediatek MT6575 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.04 W/kg
Body: 1.31 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 257 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
810 minutes (2G)
780 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 17.1 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.1 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm
(4.8 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 136 grams
(4.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Smile detection, White balance, Scene mode, Exposure value, HDR, Anti-banding
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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