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Alcatel One Touch Fierce Review

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Interface and Functionality:


For Android purists, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce comes running pretty close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It lacks any themes or involved customizations, which one would see on a Samsung, HTC or LG device.

In fact, the only real addition is a small selection of T-Mobile widgets and apps, including a Mobile Hotspot, News and Weather, FM Radio, Lookout Mobile Security, T-Mobile My Account, Name ID, and T-Mobile TV. With the TV app (and 30 day trial) you can view live channels such as FOX News, Disney, ESPN, and ABC.

Everything else is pretty much standard, including the Calendar, E-Mail, and G-Mail apps.


Processor and Memory:


Under the hood you’ll find a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589M ARM Cortex-A7 processor with 1GB of RAM. This is another area that is really holding back the Alcatel One Touch Fierce, despite the low cost of the unit. Using the device feels sluggish at times, as when going between the home screens and opening and running apps.

As you can see from our benchmark results, the One Touch Fierce is not “fierce” and really doesn’t stack-up to other quad-core phones on the market today. In fact, the device feels more like it is using a dual-core processor from a few years ago.

Internal storage is limited to only 4GB, of which only about 1.43GB is available to the user. Because of this, we’d recommend using a microSD memory card for added storage.

Performance benchmarks

Quadrant
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S4 12078
Samsung Galaxy S III 5335
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 4890
AnTuTu
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S4 24701
Samsung Galaxy S III 15152
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 13774
GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps)
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S4 39
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 14
Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S4 704
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 461
Vellamo HTML 5
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy S4 1702
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 1500
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Internet and Connectivity:


There’s nothing really out of the ordinary here, as we have the standard Google Chrome Browser for our web browsing needs, though you can always install a different one if you so desire. But due to the slow processor, it does feel a bit sluggish when viewing and scrolling through large and complex web sites.


The quad-band handset makes use of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, and UMTS/HSDPA+/AWS 850/1900/2100 MHz. We used the SpeedTest.net app around our south FL area with 4G and were able to get 10-15 Mbps for download speeds and 2-4 Mbps for uploads. While this isn’t super fast, it’s still good enough for standard web and e-mail usage.

Also on board is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:36

1. Planterz (Posts: 891; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I have no iinterest in this phone, but I gotta ask...WTF is up with the Vellamo Metal score?

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:25

2. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


Sorry about that, it has been corrected.

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Display4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
MediaTek MT6589M, Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size5.13 x 2.64 x 0.35 inches
(130.3 x 67 x 8.99 mm)
4.59 oz  (130 g)
Battery1800 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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