Alcatel One Touch Fire Review

It's been a while since chatter of a Firefox OS was nothing more than a faint whisper, so we'll be checking up with the Mozilla-developed platform's progress as it performs on the Alcatel One Touch Fire with a level of excitement. Originally known as Boot to Gecko (B2G), Firefox OS has definitely been going on for a while now, though an essential question remains: is the OS worth investing into?...
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1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

For an entry level smartphone, it deserves more than 3 points. Really dissapointed that PA mostly give bad score to entry level smartphones and feature phones. PA should give the score accordingly to the phone class/level.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

OOh, and also "CMIIW".

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2648; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I agree that a 3 is a little low, but if the bugs mentioned here are as prevalent and serious as they say, that alone is a very good reason to have a low score. Also consider how a device like this, while similarly priced, is of considerably less value than the budget friendly Lumia 520.

6. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

We rate each device based on its class. We recently reviewed the very budget Acer Liquid Z3 and it scored 7.9/10.

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Thank you for the answer. I really appreciate it.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Wait, isn't this being compared to devices within the same price point?

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

" takes over a minute to fully render, not to mention that it crashes every now and then after loading for a while. " Uh, that's not a shocker - it does the same thing with my HTC Sensation, and that thing is what, 2 generations newer of a CPU? Your site sucks for mobile devices.

7. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually I think it is a known problem using Opera with Turbo (or Off Road) mode ON... IF by any chance that is your case... I do not have problems with PA over Chrome, Puffin or WEBmall Browser for Sony's Small Apps

11. chamucost20

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Actually, the site takes quite some time to load even on Chrome on a Huawei Y320 which is no slouch... funny how a site dedicated to mobile devices doesn't work so well on mobile devices. I have been using the One Touch Fire for a couple of months now and though it still has some bugs (like not being able to establish a data connection after turning Airplane Mode on and off), it's nothing close to the horror story PhoneArena is telling, and there's just no way the phone deserves a 3/10 -.-

9. DanielWalsh1294

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

What is the effing point of this phone and OS. They are both @#$5.

10. SebasCvdB

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

The specs on this phone is horrible even for a low budget phone. You think Alcatel could do better at this point. Also I smell lawsuit if Apple would see this thing. I feel like I've been trasported back to 2007 / 2008 looking at this thing.

12. chamucost20

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Which wouldn't be a surprise, they would even sue an apple tree for "infringing on their trademark" xD

13. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Bought at Aliexpress. Satisfied!
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