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The Alcatel One Touch Pop Nova currently has an Informr score of 1.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

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Alcatel released the One Touch Pop Nova on May 24, 2015.

Alcatel backs up the One Touch Pop Nova with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Alcatel One Touch Pop Nova's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 18 days standby time.

One Touch Pop Nova Specs

Brand Alcatel
Release date May 24, 2015
Regions available USA
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.31 W/kg
Body: 0.81 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 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 139 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
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 Yes
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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 Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Unknown
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, 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
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel A520L

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Would not make or receive calls

Just would not work... very disappointed in it.


This phone sucks as it does NOT catch and hold a signal when making a call. I often DO NOT receive calls they go to voicemail. It is important that I receive these calls as it could be my 16 yr old daughter in trouble or an offer for a better job. To make a call I have to walk up a flight and a half...More
This phone sucks as it does NOT catch and hold a signal when making a call. I often DO NOT receive calls they go to voicemail. It is important that I receive these calls as it could be my 16 yr old daughter in trouble or an offer for a better job. To make a call I have to walk up a flight and a half of stairs to go up into my bathroom to make a call. When I am outside I must "twirl" around til I get a signal. My texts do NOT often go thru-family & friends often complain they don't get them & I often don't get theirs. The only reason I bought this phone was because I read great review by a cell phone professional cause I couldn't find any everyday users like me. I bought it from Straighttalk,let them know the problems I was having. They sent me a new SIM card to no avail. Now they don't even list this model on a phone in my area after telling me after I bought it it runs off Verizon Towers! And I can't find a place on th eAlcatel One Touch Website to tell my sory! On the Alcatel site it also DOES NOT mention in any way the Alcatel One Touch Pop Nova! When I can afford it,I will buy a Samsung-much more reliable if a littel expensive! Less