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A 4G-enabled £59 smartphone that also offers expandable storage

Alcatel Pixi 4 (5)

from Expert Reviews
Despite its shortcomings, the Pixi 4 (5) isn’t awful and for £59 it’s ludicrously cheap for a 5in 4G-enabled smartphone. Performance is respectable for basic tasks, and screen is fine, too... Full review

Not Microsoft's mobile saviour

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows

from Pocket-lint
There's no doubting the hardware capability of the Idol 4S - we've seen it at work several times on Android. What's disappointing in the Windows 10 version is the lack of optimisation from a software standpoint. With its slow loading - and that's despite a hardware boost - it can be quite an off-putting experience... Full review

Unlocking the power of Windows 10

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows

from Forbes
The Idol 4S with Windows 10 is a competent phone. The specifications are modern enough that it feels future-proofed for the upcoming Windows 10 software updates expected in 2017, it meets the expectations of a modern smartphone, and it is possible to live with the mobile version of Windows 10 and have it help organise your life... Full review

A good mainstream smartphone with a great chassis and bright display

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Notebookcheck
Can the Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S compete with the rivals? Not quite. The smartphone can actually justify its price with the stylish chassis, the good display, and the comprehensive accessories, but the competitors have fewer drawbacks. The Idol 4S suffers slightly from the mediocre voice quality, the bad front camera and the comparatively bad results in the performance and runtime tests... Full review

Mid-range standout

Alcatel Idol 4

from Mobile Syrup
Despite its obvious limits, the Idol 4 is a noticeable improvement from its predecessor. It’s also not all that different from the DTEK50, which BlackBerry touts as a highly secure Android handset. Is the Idol 4 any less secure? No, not really, it’s just that Alcatel doesn’t offer a software suite that is as deep and productive as BlackBerry does. It’s a matter of different strokes... Full review

VR on a Windows phone, for once

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows

from Neowin
The Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 is a powerful and beautiful Windows phone that's actually designed with consumers in mind. It's an extremely pleasant device to use, although it's not without its shortcomings... Full review

Nice design but old hardware

Alcatel Pop 4 (5-inch)

from What Mobile
The Alcatel Pop 4 is a pretty complete handset that runs on near-stock Android and has solid performance for general UI browsing and frugal apps. Unfortunately, the ageing hardware inside struggles when it comes to anything but the most basic tasks. Combine this with only 8GB internal memory and you’ll be hitting the bottleneck far too quickly, which renders the device useless to most people including basic users... Full review

Decent performance and features for a mere $20

Alcatel Streak

from PC Magazine

For $20, the Alcatel Streak gets you a phone capable of running most apps, browsing the Web, and making calls. If that's all you need, or you want a backup device for travel or to give your kids, the Streak is a solid option. While it doesn't have the waterproof build or the higher-res display of the Hydro View, it has the same processor and more recent software for half the price. If you're willing to bring your own device, the unlocked Moto G4 Play is compatible with Cricket and has a more powerful processor, longer battery life, and a nicer display, but it'll also cost you a lot more.Full review

Decent build quality, sluggish overall performance

Alcatel Pixi 4 (5)

from NDTV
This is a fairly modern entry-level phone as you get Android Marshmallow and 4G VoLTE support. However, be prepared for below-average app and camera performance. The Pixi 4 would have been a good option had Alcatel fitted slightly better hardware inside... Full review

A reasonably cheap VR companion

Alcatel Idol 4S

from What Mobile
The Alcatel Idol 4s is a solid handset that offers good performance in a convenient package which is tailored for virtual reality. Both this and the Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 are very close in terms of features… and it’s really a matter of preference0 which one you pick... Full review

Horr-ruh-bul.

Alcatel Tru

The battery life is world class terrible. I'm very serious. The phone takes forever to charge, but, it takes little to no time at all to die. Unless you plan on only using this phone to make calls, I seriously and adamantly stress that you not buy this phone.

The battery life is world class terrible. I'm very serious. The phone takes forever to charge, but, it takes little to no time at all to die. Unless you plan on only using this phone to make calls, I seriously and adamantly stress that you not buy this phone.

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Best phone I ever owned

Alcatel One Touch Pop Icon

I've read the other reviews and they are pretty much the same, bad!  But, myself personally don't see it this way. I have literally owned around 60 cell phones by now, no exaggeration. I am very computer and tech savvy, so no dummy here.  Out of the vast array of phones I've used, my favorites were... More

I've read the other reviews and they are pretty much the same, bad!  But, myself personally don't see it this way. I have literally owned around 60 cell phones by now, no exaggeration. I am very computer and tech savvy, so no dummy here.  Out of the vast array of phones I've used, my favorites were the good ole Razor, Samsung Motorola E, and now this Alcatel One Touch Pop Icon, yes the name is goofy but it doesn't deserve this harsh criticism it's receiving. This baby has a great camera w/HD, Panorama etc, a Quad Core processor, sufficient memory and speed. I can run several apps at once with little lag. Ok, so you can't save to the micro memory card, that's a stupid oversight from Alcatel, but regardless this phone has been amazing, fast, easy to use and it's loaded with awesome features. I bought a nice little black snap together cover for it and the phone is still slim, I love the way it feels in my hand, it's an all around really nice and tough cell phone. Take it from me, I've actually driven off with cell phones on the roof if my car about 4 times already, so I know what tough includes. I bought this phone from Total Wireless for $20.00 and for $35.00 a month I get unlimited everything, no joke, now that's a deal let me tell you!  Google it up for yourself and see. Enjoy it like I do mine. Frank Fresh North Jersey. 

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Not impressed

Alcatel One Touch A382G

Basic phone - The battery from day 1 when it was fully charged as per instructions only lasts a few hours on standby. Nowhere near the 5 days claimed. This is a major problem. Also, when entering text, it is not intuitive. Every time I want a capital letter to appear at the beginning of a word... More

Basic phone - The battery from day 1 when it was fully charged as per instructions only lasts a few hours on standby. Nowhere near the 5 days claimed. This is a major problem. Also, when entering text, it is not intuitive. Every time I want a capital letter to appear at the beginning of a word I have to go into the options and keep switching it to "Abc". There is no quick function on the keyboard to do this. I'm thinking of getting a new phone and switching the simm card over.

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Very dissapointing! Avoid!

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 (4.5-inch)

So-called 5MP camera is poor quality CMOS. More like 2MP. No 'magnet' for compass apps. Small keypad keys - Inaccurate. Hangs easily. Often touch screen does not respond.

So-called 5MP camera is poor quality CMOS. More like 2MP. No 'magnet' for compass apps. Small keypad keys - Inaccurate. Hangs easily. Often touch screen does not respond.

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This phone is no good

Alcatel Authority

The battery dies very quickly, as it is of the cheap, hokey variety

The battery dies very quickly, as it is of the cheap, hokey variety

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I don't really love this

Alcatel Tribe 3000

I don't love it as it don't have all the features I need or want. It does play up a lot.

I don't love it as it don't have all the features I need or want. It does play up a lot.

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Free tablet that cost too much.. Take it off the market

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 (8-inch)

I got this junk from my carrier for free it has been worse than having none at all.. I spend more time waiting for it to load than I do using it as it's meant to be uses like reading reviews on searched on chrome.. Downloading apps texting etc.. I wish I had just paid a little more and gotten a dece... More

I got this junk from my carrier for free it has been worse than having none at all.. I spend more time waiting for it to load than I do using it as it's meant to be uses like reading reviews on searched on chrome.. Downloading apps texting etc.. I wish I had just paid a little more and gotten a decent one.. It has not uploaded to new android version... It won't root properly and it drags so bad that by the time the keyboard pops up the web page times out.. It's not used friendly... I had to change the keyboard it won't let me change sensitivity of display or speed.. I can't take off the junk apps that came preinstalled... I have wasted hours trying to get this junk to run that I want to throw it away because nobody in their right mind would buy this.

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Major Battery Problems

Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL

Battery in this phone is terrible..Fully charged it will not last a day not even 10 hours...Wish I never bought it...

Battery in this phone is terrible..Fully charged it will not last a day not even 10 hours...Wish I never bought it...

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I got a Horrible device and warranty service.

Alcatel Trek HD

Purchased middle of Jan., completely quit by Feb 8. With no return or exchange offered, Alcatel will repair it IF I mail it to them AND they determine I didn't do damage to it.

Purchased middle of Jan., completely quit by Feb 8. With no return or exchange offered, Alcatel will repair it IF I mail it to them AND they determine I didn't do damage to it.

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Many problems with the ringtones (601 2A)

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini

This phone notifies WITH RINGTONE you every time it finds a new WiFi connection. Most of these connections belong to people I don't know and they won't give me the password, so I really don't want to be notified about that. Imagine the situation, I'm walking down the street and every 50 meters I hea... More

This phone notifies WITH RINGTONE you every time it finds a new WiFi connection. Most of these connections belong to people I don't know and they won't give me the password, so I really don't want to be notified about that. Imagine the situation, I'm walking down the street and every 50 meters I hear a ringtone, I pick up the phone thinking it's something important and no, it's just another wifi connection which I cannot use. This is worse when I'm travelling by car or other vehicule. So I decided to put Silence as default ringtone. Then I wanted to have different ringtones for different things: one for whatsapp messages, another for whatsapp groups, another for email, another for SMS, etc. Gmail and SMS don't allow me to put a mp3 file I've downloaded, so I can only put the ringtones that come with the phone. Whatsapp does allow me to put mp3 ringtone so I chose some mp3 files I have. Apart from that, I put some personal ringtones for contacts calls (one for my boyfriend, another for my mom, etc). The problem is: The SD memory suddenly disconnects for no reason very often (I tried 3 different SDs so the problem is the phone). When this happens, all the ringtone settings from my mp3 files suddenly disappear... so they come back to default ringtone, which I mentioned before I put SILENCE. So this way I don't receive any message, because it doesn't sound. I tried downloading the ringtones to the phone memory instead of the SD, but it didn't work, the same happened over an over again and I'm tired of prepairing all the ringtones settings again and again.

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