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Alcatel One Touch 908 review

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6/10
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The Alcatel One Touch 908 currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Alcatel One Touch 908 is an Android smartphone that has a limited feature-set, but within reason. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo by default, and only comes with 512MB of internal storage space. Its touchscreen display measures a rather small 2.8-inches diagonally and has a native resolution of 240x320 pixels. As you can see, its features are pretty limited but that seems reasonable given its true entry-level pricing.

Of course, the 908 is not completely lacking in useful features. It has Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, and microSD card support. In other words, it still offers enough to be a reliable day-to-day Android smartphone. Another thing that it has going for it is the fact that it weighs only 120 grams and measures just 12mm thick, plus it can last up to 22 days of standby time per charge.

If you ever tire of using the actual phone part of the device, you may also use it to play your favorite MP3 tracks. It can even be used to take pictures or record videos with the built-in 2MP camera. You can’t expect to get any high-quality output from these, but it’s more than enough for occasional use.

If you care more about what’s in your wallet than what’s inside your phone, then the Alcatel One Touch 908 should be able to handle all your mobile telephony needs.

Need To Know: Alcatel One Touch 908

1. Good price-to-features ratio. (The Good)

2. Comes equipped with all the right wireless features. (The Good)

3. Built-in touchscreen display is both small and low-resolution. (The Bad)

4. Default software won’t get any upgrades to later versions of Android. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
2.8"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mobile Syrup

With excellent build quality and a robust featureset, it’s an excellent alternative to buying a feature phone on another network.

- Daniel Bader, Mobile Syrup


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Common Questions


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel One Touch 908 user manual here.


Alcatel backs up the One Touch 908 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your One Touch 908 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
2.8"

The Alcatel One Touch 908's screen size is 2.8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM 7227-1 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
150 MB

Internal memory is 150 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 23 days standby time.

One Touch 908 Specs

Overview
Release date September 16, 2011
Regions available Canada
Networks
HSDPA 7.2
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM 7227-1 600 MHz
Internal Storage 150 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.3 W/kg
Body: 0.8 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1300 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: 23 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Mystery Pink, Spicy Red, Bluish Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.0 x 5.7 x 1.2 cm (4.3 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
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 No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
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, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization OTA, SyncML
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
, 30 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel OT-908

2GB microSD card included
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