Alcatel One Touch Fierce Review
Here we go again. The overall call quality on the Alcatel One Touch Fierce is mediocre at best. On our end, voices sounded a bit muted, but there was a constant “rattling vibration” that could be heard through the earpiece speaker, even at lower volumes, but would become more noticeable at high volumes. People that we called said that we sounded OK on their end, but again was a bit muted and “choppy”, as they could easily tell we were using a cell phone.
The internal 1800 mAh battery is rated to provide up to 7 days of standby time or 8 hours of talk time. During our testing, we were only able to get about 6.5 hours of continuous talk time, or about 1 day of mixed usage on a full charge. And since the battery is not accessible, you can’t use an extra battery or an extended battery.
Even though the Alcatel One Touch Fierce has an attractive price point of $164, and is a moderately attractive smartphone, we just can’t get past the issues that we had with the device. Even though the display is good size at 4.5", the consistent blue-hue and poor viewing angels makes us not even want to look at it. The 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor is sluggish and feels like it belongs in a device from several years ago, while the 5MP camera lacks auto-focus, and pictures may look dull and lifeless. To top that off, call quality isn’t that great, and the rattling vibration in the earpiece speaker makes you want to end the call as quickly as possible.
Software version on the tested device:
Kernel Version 3.4.5
Build Number L2HUMH2