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Alcatel OneTouch Scribe HD

Alcatel OneTouch Scribe HD
5"
720 x 1280 pixels
8 MP
1.3 MP front
MediaTek
Quad-core, 1200 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
MEMORY: 4 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2500 mAh (5h 3G talk time)
Announced: Jan 7, 2013
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (294 ppi)

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Description

The Alcatel OneTouch Scribe HD is the first device in the One Touch Scribe series. It has a 720 x 1280-pixel 5-inch screen, 1GB RAM and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek 6589 chip. The device is based on Android 4.1.2 and sports an 8-megapixel rear shooter, 4GB built-in storage and a microSD card slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.67 x 2.95 x 0.33 inches (144 x 75 x 8.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (154 g)
  • Features:
    • Stylus
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Red, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 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.

    • 294 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.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 63.87 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

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.

    • MediaTek MT6589
  • 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.

    • Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • PowerVR SGX544
  • 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.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 4 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 2 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2500 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 26 h (1589 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.8 days (500 hours)
      the average is 20 days (481 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 43 h (2593 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 24 days (585 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Video playback:
    • Features:

      Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

      • Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jan 2013

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.56 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.17 W/kg

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This device is also known as Alcatel 8008D, Alcatel 8008W


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD 8008A

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD 8008W

Differences from the main variant:

  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

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