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Alcatel joins the Android ICS party with Alcatel OT986: 4.5″ HD screen and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor

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Alcatel joins the Android ICS party with Alcatel OT986: 4.5″ HD screen and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
Remember, Alcatel? We wouldn’t blame you if you don’t - the company has kept a profile so low that only the hardcore phone geeks still noticed its low and mid-end phones. But now you might want to refresh your memories about Alcatel as the company comes back to business with the Alcatel OT986, the first high-end Android handset we’ve seen from it in a while.

The Alcatel OT986 is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich induced slab of a phone that is very, very much like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It has a slightly smaller, 4.5-inch HD screen, but features the same buttonless design and inside it comes with the same 1.5GHz dual-core processor. In case you’re curious about the minute tech details, here they are:

  • TI OMAP 4460 Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1.5GHz processor,
  • PowerVR SGX540 GPU clocked at 384MHz,
  • 1GB of RAM,
  • 4GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD cards,
  • 5MP rear camera w/ LED flash, 2MP front facing cam,
  • HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0.

The OT986 (oh, that name!) isn’t too thick or heavy either. It tips the scale at 5.25 ounces (149 grams) and is 0.38-inch thick (9.75mm).

What we like most about the new Alcatel OT986, though, is the awesome price tag of a mere $379 off contract. Can’t resist that, can you?


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posted on 29 May 2012, 10:01 7

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Wonder if Apple will sue them

posted on 29 May 2012, 10:02 4

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Alcatel provides entry-level phones in Asia and they're quite good at it, although I don't know why but I'm turned off by 5MP Dual Core Phones. Camera usually sucks,

posted on 29 May 2012, 10:30

4. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yeah because 12MP cameras with crappy CMOS sensors are way better.....

posted on 29 May 2012, 10:42 3

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i said usually. why does everyone always have to judge me? lol.

it all ends up usually on par with the original Galaxy S' quality, which is now mediocre...

posted on 29 May 2012, 10:57

6. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Judge you? No no buddie, "5MP dual core phones" is such a generalized category.

The Galaxy Nexus houses a 5MP sensor that was one of the best for 2011 and I'm pretty sure it triumphs over the Galaxy S.

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:14

12. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


usually suck...
the turn off part is subjective. :)

posted on 29 May 2012, 19:52

11. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


I dont find Alcatel phones good at all, my brother has had about 4 of them, the first one lasted about 5 months, the next 4 only about 2..

posted on 29 May 2012, 10:04

3. plgladio (Posts: 313; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Looks normal..

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:58 1

7. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Pretty much a galaxy nexus. Stock android, Omap 4460, 5 MP, same GPU. The processor is clocked a bit higher then the nexus but less internal memory. Overall decent offering.

posted on 29 May 2012, 17:22 1

10. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


That's exactly what i was thinking. Also it's using Bluetooth 4.0 vs 3.0 but yeah, the thing is like a square'd off Nexus

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:27

8. DWillyEfect (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I like the clean front with no branding

posted on 29 May 2012, 13:48

9. kindlefireowner (Posts: 445; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Alcatel has the entry level Venture on Virgin Mobile. I could see this on Virgin Mobile as well.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:07

13. xjarl (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Its should be 8.0MP Camera,then will be a better choice.

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