Camera:


The camera’s user interface is one area that is not stock Android, as you have different modes to choose from, including normal, HDR, face, panorama, time-laps, smile detection, as well as scenes (auto, night, sunset, etc), flash, color effects, white balance, ISO, and resolution.


Regarding the 5MP camera, it is fixed-focus, meaning it does not auto-focus like most other smartphone cameras. Because of this, you need to be at least 6 feet from the subject, otherwise they will look blurry. Images that we took outside on a sunny day are a bit of a disappointment (are you noticing a trend here?) as colors look muted and overall dark at times, instead of being bright and true-to-life. Image detail was also lacking, as pictures were generally soft and fuzzy, instead of sharp and crisp. Inside images continued this trend, and with lower light levels more grain and “fuzziness” is visible. Still, images are usable and OK compared to other budget phones. The LED flash is a bit of a joke, as it doesn’t really illuminate a scene, and instead gives everything a blue hue.

Video recording is limited to 1280x720p resolution at 30 frames-per-second. Again, we were not surprised that video quality was lacking, with the image being overly dark and dreary looking. 



Multimedia:


Alcatel includes their own Music Player, in case you’re not a fan of standard Google Play Music app. It has a basic user interface, with tabs across the top for artists, albums, songs, and playlists. It also features a built-in EQ with preset settings, or you can adjust it manually. Even through the music quality isn’t the best we’ve head, we were actually quite impressed with the music playback through the rear speaker, as it was plenty loud with nice tones and lacking any distortion. Naturally, using a pair of earbuds will provide a better quality experience.


The thumbnail view in the Gallery app is nothing that we haven’t seen before, as it’s pretty much stock Android. For playing back your own videos files, most formats are supported, including MPEG-4, H.264/263, DivX and Xvid. But again, we’re let down by the poor color reproduction and viewing angles of the display.

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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

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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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