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Alcatel One Touch Fierce Review

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Alcatel One Touch Fierce Review
Call Quality:


Here we go again. The overall call quality on the Alcatel One Touch Fierce is mediocre at best. On our end, voices sounded a bit muted, but there was a constant “rattling vibration” that could be heard through the earpiece speaker, even at lower volumes, but would become more noticeable at high volumes. People that we called said that we sounded OK on their end, but again was a bit muted and “choppy”, as they could easily tell we were using a cell phone.


Battery:


The internal 1800 mAh battery is rated to provide up to 7 days of standby time or 8 hours of talk time. During our testing, we were only able to get about 6.5 hours of continuous talk time, or about 1 day of mixed usage on a full charge. And since the battery is not accessible, you can’t use an extra battery or an extended battery.


Conclusion:


Even though the Alcatel One Touch Fierce has an attractive price point of $164, and is a moderately attractive smartphone, we just can’t get past the issues that we had with the device. Even though the display is good size at 4.5", the consistent blue-hue and poor viewing angels makes us not even want to look at it. The 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor is sluggish and feels like it belongs in a device from several years ago, while the 5MP camera lacks auto-focus, and pictures may look dull and lifeless. To top that off, call quality isn’t that great, and the rattling vibration in the earpiece speaker makes you want to end the call as quickly as possible.

Software version on the tested device:
Android 4.2.2
Kernel Version 3.4.5
Build Number L2HUMH2


Pros

  • Attractive appearance
  • Comfortable to hold and use
  • Cheap

Cons

  • The display has a blue-hue and poor viewing angles
  • Device feels slow and sluggish
  • Rattling vibration in the earpiece speaker
PhoneArena rating:
5.5
User rating:
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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:36

1. Planterz (Posts: 1111; 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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