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Alcatel One Touch Fire Review

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Oct 2013, 07:51

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?...

This is a discussion for a review. To read the whole review, click here

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:04 3

1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 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.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:09

2. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

OOh, and also "CMIIW".

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:22

3. jellmoo (Posts: 2035; Member since: 31 Oct 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.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:28 4

6. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)

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


posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:26 2

8. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Thank you for the answer.
I really appreciate it.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:23

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

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

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 08:28 2

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

"PhoneArena.com 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.

posted on 16 Oct 2013, 09:08

7. buccob (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 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

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:43

11. chamucost20 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 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 -.-

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 18:06

9. DanielWalsh1294 (Posts: 18; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

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

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 06:13

10. SebasCvdB (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Feb 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.

posted on 23 Feb 2014, 15:46

12. chamucost20 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 16:01

13. mirexcool (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

Bought at Aliexpress. Satisfied! http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/VJ2rjEMrZ

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