Call Quality:

The call quality on the phone is good with both our callers and us hearing each other well. Voices sound natural and clear, but the earpiece is a bit too quiet, so in very noisy environments you’d have trouble making out what people on the other side of the line say.


Battery:


The device ships with a 1,500mAh battery (it’s easily removable) which in our experience lasted us through the day on average use. Getting that charger ready at the end of the day is our general advice for this phone.


Conclusion:

The Alcatel One Touch 995 Ultra price differs across markets, but on average it should cost you between $250 and $270, which is very affordable.

If we had to mention rivals, we’d look at last year’s LG Optimus Black for an Android alternative, coming with a slightly smaller but brighter screen and a more alluring design. The Nokia Lumia 710 costs almost the same and will let you experiment with Windows Phone, a truly great camera and buttery smooth performance, but also has a smaller, 3.7-inch display.

On its own, the One Touch 995 Ultra fails to differentiate from other Androids. It looks like a bargain and it is if you hunt for pure specs such as the 4.3-inch screen. But in reality it’s the whole package that matters and when it comes to the actual experience, the phone leaves a lot to be desired. Design is bland and dull, the user interface borders with horrific and lacks aesthetics, and the camera is rather mediocre. For strictly utilitarian purposes, the device will definitely do, but if you want a bit more than that, you should look elsewhere.

Alcatel OT-995 Video Review:



Pros

  • Good screen for its class
  • HDMI output

Cons

  • Gingerbread
  • Ugly interface
  • Mediocre camera

PhoneArena Rating:

5.5

User Rating:

5.8
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