Interface and Functionality:


For Android purists, the Alcatel One Touch Fierce comes running pretty close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It lacks any themes or involved customizations, which one would see on a Samsung, HTC or LG device.

In fact, the only real addition is a small selection of T-Mobile widgets and apps, including a Mobile Hotspot, News and Weather, FM Radio, Lookout Mobile Security, T-Mobile My Account, Name ID, and T-Mobile TV. With the TV app (and 30 day trial) you can view live channels such as FOX News, Disney, ESPN, and ABC.

Everything else is pretty much standard, including the Calendar, E-Mail, and G-Mail apps.


Processor and Memory:


Under the hood you’ll find a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589M ARM Cortex-A7 processor with 1GB of RAM. This is another area that is really holding back the Alcatel One Touch Fierce, despite the low cost of the unit. Using the device feels sluggish at times, as when going between the home screens and opening and running apps.

As you can see from our benchmark results, the One Touch Fierce is not “fierce” and really doesn’t stack-up to other quad-core phones on the market today. In fact, the device feels more like it is using a dual-core processor from a few years ago.

Internal storage is limited to only 4GB, of which only about 1.43GB is available to the user. Because of this, we’d recommend using a microSD memory card for added storage.

Quadrant Higher is better
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 4890
Samsung Galaxy S4 12078
Samsung Galaxy S III 5335
AnTuTu Higher is better
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 13774
Samsung Galaxy S4 24701
Samsung Galaxy S III 15152
GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps) Higher is better
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 14
Samsung Galaxy S4 39
Vellamo Metal Higher is better
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 461
Samsung Galaxy S4 704
Vellamo HTML 5 Higher is better
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 1500
Samsung Galaxy S4 1702

Internet and Connectivity:


There’s nothing really out of the ordinary here, as we have the standard Google Chrome Browser for our web browsing needs, though you can always install a different one if you so desire. But due to the slow processor, it does feel a bit sluggish when viewing and scrolling through large and complex web sites.


The quad-band handset makes use of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, and UMTS/HSDPA+/AWS 850/1900/2100 MHz. We used the SpeedTest.net app around our south FL area with 4G and were able to get 10-15 Mbps for download speeds and 2-4 Mbps for uploads. While this isn’t super fast, it’s still good enough for standard web and e-mail usage.

Also on board is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.

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3 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I have no iinterest in this phone, but I gotta ask...WTF is up with the Vellamo Metal score?

2. FAUguy

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Sorry about that, it has been corrected.

3. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Bought at Aliexpress. Satisfied! http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/VJ2rjEMrZ
OneTouch Fierce
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8h talk time)

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