In the low-end Android smartphone segment, phones with touchscreen displays and hardware QWERTY keyboards are quite common. And the Alcatel One Touch Premiere smartphone, which first became available through U.S. Cellular, fits right in. It comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed like many other entry-level models, and it can be purchased at a very affordable price point.
The Premiere’s hardware keyboard is located right underneath its 2.8-inch QVGA display. It uses an unconventional design for its shortcut keys but otherwise, it looks just like any other keyboard-toting touchscreen handset. Since it’s an entry-level model, it features entry-level specs like a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and support for 3G data as well as microSD cards.
Based on its list of specs, it’s easy to see that the Premiere lacks many of today’s latest smartphone features. But this is understandable given its price. Most reviews note that it can be quite disappointing because of its limited features, but it’s still worth a look due to it being one of the most affordable models available through U.S. Cellular.
Need to Know: Alcatel One Touch Premiere
1. Hardware QWERTY keyboard. (The Good)
2. Affordable price. (The Good)
3. Small and low-resolution touchscreen. (The Bad)
4. Runs an older version of Android. (The Bad)