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Alcatel OT-890D

May 4, 2011
Market status


  • Dual SIM card support


  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (143 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera




Alcatel OT-890D is a candybar smartphone with dual SIM cards running Android OS. It has 2.8" resistive touchscreen, 2MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and supports up to 16GB microSD memory cards.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2, 2.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.33 x 2.28 x 0.50 inches (110 x 58 x 12.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.55 oz (101 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control
  • Colors:
    • Purple, Orange, Gray


  • Physical size:
    • 2.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 143 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 38.12 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 420 MHz, MTK6516
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.15 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 17.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, WAP 2.0
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (PDF), Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3
    • Voice recording
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