Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL brings Win 10 on a budget to T-Mobile

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL brings Win 10 on a budget to T-Mobile
On the fence about Windows 10 Mobile because of the excellent but pricey Lumia 950 and 950 XL? Well, Alcatel has got you covered at this CES 2016 expo, announcing a phone that kills two "firsts" with one stone. First off, the ONETOUCH Fierce XL is the company's Win 10 Mobile cameo. Second, it's T-Mobile's first effort to offer Microsoft's new mobile OS, since the two Lumia posterkids were given exclusively to AT&T, as CEO John Legere clarified on Twitter when they launched. Needless to say, the phone supports T-Mobile's specific 4G frequencies, VoLTE, and T-Mo's Wi-Fi calling option.

Anyways, the Alcatel ONETOUCH Fierce XL with Windows 10 is not as formidable as its name suggests, but actually a rather timid device, at least when it comes to specs. A 5.5" HD LCD panel adorns the front, and a basic quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 CPU powers through the small requirements of Win 10 Mobile. Alcatel graced the device with 2 GB of RAM, and provided a microSD card slot to expand on the 16 GB of internal storage, if needed. An 8 MP camera takes care of your photographic needs, while the selfie urges can be satisfied by a 2 MP frontal shooter. A 2500 mAh battery with up to 14 hours of talk time and 820 hours of standby time rounds up this pretty offering.

It is very apparent that Alcatel is just testing the Windows waters with the Fierce XL, yet it still manages to offer a decent phone in jolly colors for the polycarbonate rear, and kept the pricing commensurate with the handset's abilities when it comes to hardware. At $150, we can imagine that T-Mobile won't have many problems moving some of those Alcatels to folks curious to try out Windows 10 Mobile on a budget, or simply looking for a basic handset that does the job, what do you think?

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OneTouch Fierce XL
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(12h talk time)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "and a basic quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 CPU" Whiners in 3... 2... 1... Ah, just a sec... Before you commence whining; I'd like to quote another string of text from the article: "powers through the small requirements of Win 10 Mobile"... Here ya go...

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Why do you assume we'll whin? SD210 has the bare minimum required power to run Windows 10 smoothly. I can't expect a lag-free experience whilst throwing some load of work to it.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

no one doing 'real work' will be spending 150, and if you do your job is cheap...;)

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

at that price, actually they can throw SD410, and 13MP camera inside that phone.. but maybe win10 mobile license make them cut some spec to keep this one cost $150

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

free for under 8in devices, most likely they know they will sell less and are making it up in costs.

3. tonyv13

Posts: 113; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

For 150$ sounds good most of the other windows phones on that price range don't offer 2gb of ram

7. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I have a 950XL, but may get this to see compare bands and radio signals.. Seems the 950XL was no better than the 930 international on T-mo as far as dropped calls, clarity, etc.. was concerned.

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