Alcatel Insight with Android 9.0 Go Edition arrives at Cricket for less than $100

Alcatel Insight with Android 9.0 Go Edition arrives at Cricket for less than $100
Cricket and TCL have just released yet another budget-friendly Android smartphone, the Alcatel Insight. With the addition of the Insight, Cricket now offers a total of five Alcatel smartphones, all priced below $100.

In fact, the most recent model, Alcatel Insight is also the most expensive. Customers can pick this one up, starting today, for just $80 outright. Buying the Alcatel Insight online will save you the activation fee, so might as well get it from the carrier website.

Now, the Insight is far from being impressive specs-wise. It does come with Android 9.0 Go Edition, which, hopefully, will turn into Android 10 Go Edition at some point. The phone sports a 5-inch display with 480 x 960 pixels resolution, which is protected by Dragontrail glass.

On the inside, Alcatel Insight packs a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, coupled with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage (up to 32GB). There's also a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a secondary 2-megapixel selfie snapper in the front.

The Insight is powered by a 2,200 mAh battery that promises to provide up to 12 hours of talk time (3G) or up to 330 hours of standby time. Even though this is an entry-level smartphone, users will benefit from nifty features like Google Lens, Wi-Fi Calling and Google Assistant integration, so at least they'll have that.

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Insight
  • Display 5.0" 480 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek MT6739, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2200 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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3 Comments

1. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 166; Member since: May 29, 2019

Hopefully they got rid of that weather app that contained malware...

3. OneLove123

Posts: 1161; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Thus will be good for those poor people in Africa n Asia

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7416; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Cricket is in the US. So it is for the US customers that want an inexpensive, and disposable smartphone. Or for iPhone customers that just want to pick a device and talk to a voice Assistant (Google Assistant) that will give them the correct results that customers want and need, especially since Siri can only give you the correct results 3 out of 4 times. Making Siri unreliable, where as Google Assistant will give you the correct results 96% of time, or you will get 24 correct out of 25 requests.

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