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Alcatel OneTouch Hero Review

Alcatel OneTouch Hero

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Camera


Detailed, but soft – two words that summarize the 13-megapixel rear shooter on the Hero.

True to its high-end ambitions, the Alcatel OneTouch Hero packs a 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash and auto focus capabilities. The camera interface itself is very pleasant to use, as it's full-screen and controls are simplistic. HDR and panoramic modes are available, and the end results are pretty satisfactory. Unfortunately, speediness is not among the qualities of the shooter, as its average at best under the default settings, and downright slow when taking HDR snaps.

Speaking of snaps, those come out in great detail – images are rather soft but look very natural. Exposure and colors are also very natural and pretty accurate. Better yet, the Hero takes pictures of decent quality even in very low-light situations, though its LED flash can't illuminate too much of the scene.





The Hero is capable of 1080p video recording at 30FPS, delivering decent quality with quick follow focus.



Up at the front, we found a 2-megapixel unit, that produced some pretty satisfying results.

Multimedia


The Alcatel OneTouch Hero is, hands down, a true pocket-sized media hog.

When it comes to playing multimedia content, the Alcatel OneTouch Hero is king. Simply put, video playback is top notch, thanks to the capable chipset, but mostly – the giant 6-inch, 1080p display. The screen is so immersive, that you quickly forget that you're looking at your favorite movie on a pocket-sized device. Best of all, the simplistic, but sturdy, built-in multimedia apps do the job just fine, so a trip to the Play Store is a matter of choice.

In terms of audio reproduction, we had no complaints – sound fidelity is decent and the mono speaker is actually pretty loud, without causing nasty distortions.


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PhoneArena rating:
8.7Excellent
Display6.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera13 megapixels
Hardware
Quad-core, 1500 MHz
2 GB RAM
Size6.24 x 3.17 x 0.33 inches
(158.5 x 80.6 x 8.5 mm)
6.26 oz  (178 g)
Battery3400 mAh, 20 hours talk time

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