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Alcatel One Touch Fire Review

Alcatel OneTouch Fire

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Alcatel One Touch Fire Review
Call Quality


With the so far disastrous showing from the Alcatel One Touch Fire, we were half-expecting another crisis with call quality. Luckily, this time around we were proven wrong – call quality is definitely above average for its class, the speaker is loud and clear and people were able to hear us fine even with significant noise in the background.


Battery Life


The 1400mAh cell on the Alcatel One Touch Fire, coupled with the low-resolution screen and crippled chipset means that the phone's battery life is actually one of its strongest points. It can easily get through a day of usage, even two if you're conservative.

Conclusion


In conclusion, we've got to say that the Alcatel One Touch left us truly polarized, confused and, frankly, frustrated on a number of things.

On one hand, we acknowledge the fact that this is a budget device through and through, and lousy hardware is to be expected. On the other hand, however, we can't pretend to be oblivious to the fact that this device probably shouldn't have made the internal cut to start with.

Then, there's Firefox OS. We're plenty excited about the prospect of more diversity, we really are. Unfortunately, even when accounting for the part that the low-end hardware played, we've got to say that the OS has a long, long way to go. This means that while the underlying functionality is mostly stable and working, Mozilla is many miles away from offering the user experience that its rivals do. What's even more, while we understand that Mozilla needs to start somewhere, we've got to question whether it was the wisest decision to go with such a decidedly low-end device that simply magnifies the OS' weaknesses and only serves to push the odd early adopter away.

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Call quality is above average
  • Battery can last two days

Cons

  • Extremely slow
  • Buggy and unresponsive apps
  • Camera is below average for its class
  • Low-resolution screen
  • Poor app ecosystem
  • Web browsing is frustrating
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PhoneArena rating:
3Poor
Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.53 x 2.45 x 0.48 inches
(115 x 62.3 x 12.2 mm)
3.81 oz  (108 g)
Battery1400 mAh, 6.7 hours talk time

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