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TechRadar

LED gimmick is not enough for this below-par budget phone

Alcatel A50

from TechRadar
Alcatel is still taking a gimmicky approach to the budget Android phone market, but a flashy LED array fails to mask a long list of distinctly disappointing compromises... Full review
Expert Reviews

The cheapest 4G tablet

Vodafone Smart Tab N8

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The Smart Tab N8 is a mixed bag. On one hand it offers the cheapest 4G tablet you can buy at only £129. On the other hand, if you’re not interested in connecting to the internet on the go, then other tablets offer more for your money... Full review
Cnet

Slick budget phone with a crummy battery

Alcatel Idol 5S

from Cnet
The Alcatel Idol 5S is a good phone, but its Achilles' heel is its mediocre battery. While it's a deal breaker for me personally, it may not be for others. If you can get past charging it more frequently, it is otherwise a wonderful phone for the price... Full review
Digital Trends

Gives buyers a lot for their buck

Alcatel Idol 5S

from Digital Trends
The Alcatel Idol 5S is a jack of all trades that doesn’t necessarily outperform its rivals, but nevertheless offers a lot of phone for a reasonable price. Sadly, the budget market is extremely competitive and there are better options to choose... Full review
PC Magazine

An affordable Amazon Prime-subsidized phone that lets you use unique modular backs

Alcatel A50

from PC Magazine
The Alcatel A50 is more interesting than most $100 phones. If you're sold on the modularity gimmick it might be worth it, but keep in mind that only the LightUp cover is available right now. The Motorola Moto E4 isn't quite as exciting, but it offers compatibility with more carriers and better camera performance, making it a bit more well-rounded... Full review
Android Authority

A gorgeous looking phone with a compelling price point

Alcatel Idol 5S

from Android Authority
At the end of the day, the Alcatel Idol 5s is a gorgeous looking phone with a price point that makes it feel like you’re getting something far more premium. Still, it would’ve been even better if they managed to keep the specs on par to its predecessor – while still coming in at a moderate price level... Full review
PC Magazine

Aa solid unlocked phone that offers good overall performance

Alcatel Idol 5S

from PC Magazine
The Alcatel Idol 5S offers a nice design and solid performance for an attractive price that's subsidized by Amazon Prime ads, but it falls a bit short of similarly priced alternatives... Full review
Tom's Guide

A stunner with one spoiler

Alcatel Idol 5S

from Tom's Guide
There’s a lot to recommend Alcatel’s Idol 5S, from its brilliant screen to its stylish design. But this budget phone’s subpar battery life doesn’t even come close to what the less expensive Moto G5 Plus offers... Full review
TechRadar

4G tablets don’t get much cheaper than this

Vodafone Smart Tab N8

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The Vodafone Smart Tab N8 is one of the cheapest ways to get hold of a 4G tablet. There’s fun to be had here, but basic hardware means you need to keep your expectations realistic... Full review
TechRadar

An odd beast

Vodafone Smart N8

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Below a certain point, cheap phones can be difficult to recommend. But with a decent screen, a fingerprint scanner, NFC for mobile payments, and just about enough power for day-to-day use, the Vodafone Smart N8 comes closer than most... Full review
Nice larger screen , but...I should have gotten a LG K-& !! This one mutes by mistake when on speaker phone mode then the call is disconnected one way or another (painful issue) plus the frequents box appears (always) so you can never miss the accidental opportunity to call people when your ear touc... More
Nice larger screen , but...I should have gotten a LG K-& !! This one mutes by mistake when on speaker phone mode then the call is disconnected one way or another (painful issue) plus the frequents box appears (always) so you can never miss the accidental opportunity to call people when your ear touches the box. That's just 2 of the annoyances. Less
David

I have had this phone for a LONG time .... it works perfectly for me, can send/receive gmail email, take and send and receive photos. battery is quite

Alcatel One Touch Fling

Mine is a Net10 phone ... but after one year's continuous paid service, they will unlock it which means the world's my oyster, not just restricted to the USA as are all other Verizon, AT&T, etc, phones. IO travel in Europe and there the phone companies are interested in what the CUSTOMER wants ... a... More
Mine is a Net10 phone ... but after one year's continuous paid service, they will unlock it which means the world's my oyster, not just restricted to the USA as are all other Verizon, AT&T, etc, phones. IO travel in Europe and there the phone companies are interested in what the CUSTOMER wants ... a strange concept for an American phone company!!! Less
bill

small phone easy to use and not hard to chuck away and buy a new one

Alcatel One Touch 1046

Rae

Fine but You'll Never find A Case For It!

Alcatel Pixi 4 (4.5)

This phone is pretty decent as a low-end phone and I actually like the way it is set up, however I have been searching for weeks for a case for it and nothing! Not even the stores themselves that sold this phone to me have cases for this pixi 4 4.5" display phone.
This phone is pretty decent as a low-end phone and I actually like the way it is set up, however I have been searching for weeks for a case for it and nothing! Not even the stores themselves that sold this phone to me have cases for this pixi 4 4.5" display phone. Less
Glenn

This is the worst phone I have ever had! It is difficult to figure out, complicated to understand. It is not intuitive or of good quality. I would NOT

Alcatel Pixi 4 (4.5)

This is the worst phone I have ever waisted my money on. It is Not intuitive or even user friendly,  it is difficult to understand and I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO ANYONE! I HATED IT!
This is the worst phone I have ever waisted my money on. It is Not intuitive or even user friendly,  it is difficult to understand and I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO ANYONE! I HATED IT! Less

Yvonne

Phone is terrible keeps jamming constantly. Waste of money.

Khadaffi

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. Less
Frank

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.  Less
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. Less
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. Less
J

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 Less

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