Alcatel One Touch Fire Review
The only camera you get with the Alcatel One Touch Fire is the one on its back – a basic, 3.2MP snapper with fixed focus and no flash. It takes mediocre photos with little detail and washed-out colors, as one might expect.
The camcorder is far worse, however. It shoots video in the largely obsolete .3GPP format at an odd 352x288 resolution and the resulting files are really choppy (14 FPS) when viewed on a larger screen.
When it comes to multimedia, the Alcatel One Touch Fire truly brings memories of the feature phone era. The stock music and video players are as simplistic as possible, and not in a good way. Music controls, for example, should be a ubiquitous function by now, but not in the case of Firefox OS – the only way to navigate through your play list is to never leave the Music app.
What's more, support for both music and video playback is extremely limited – the device randomly doesn't recognize some songs even from the same format, and we only managed to get it to read an MPEG-4 encoded video in our tests. When we actually managed to get the device to play a video or two, it was no better, either – the speaker is loud (so loud it rattles the entire handset) and sound quality is poor.
Worst of all, there's no alternative to the built-in players on the Marketplace which is just a shame.