x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Motorola Moto E vs Alcatel OneTouch Fierce vs AT&T Z998

phone

Motorola Moto E Remove phone

Posted: 13 May 2014
Market Status: Released
phone

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce Remove phone

Posted: 04 Oct 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile
phone

AT&T Z998 Remove phone

Posted: 09 Aug 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2)Android (4.2.2)Android (4.1)
Dimensions4.91 x 2.55 x 0.48 inches (124.8 x 64.8 x 12.3 mm)5.13 x 2.64 x 0.35 inches (130.3 x 67 x 8.99 mm)5.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches (132 x 66 x 10 mm)
Weight5.01 oz (142 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.8 oz (136 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
RuggedSplash resistant  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.5 inches4.5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 pixels540 x 960 pixels540 x 960 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.

256 ppi245 ppi245 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.

 LCDTFT
Screen-to-body ratio63.10 %63.89 %64.00 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Oleophobic coatingLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels5 megapixels
Flash LEDLED
FeaturesGeo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), PanoramaSmile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
CamcorderResolution, 854 x 480 pixels 30 fps1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD)
FeaturesPicture-taking during video recording, Video sharing  
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGAYes
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210MediaTek MT6589MQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
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.

Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Dual core, 1200 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 302PowerVR SGX544Adreno 305
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage4 GB4 GB4 GB
Maximum User Storage2.21 GB2.4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Battery
Talk time 8.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
4.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
Stand-by time 19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity1980 mAh1800 mAh2070 mAh
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
RadioFMFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserChrome  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE  700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYes 
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, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS
NavigationYesTurn-by-turn navigationYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3M3, T4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Availability
Officially announced13 May 2014Yes 
Shopping information
AccessoriesUSB cable, Quick start guide  
MSRP price$ 129  

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories