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Recombu

A great, affordable family phone

Vodafone Smart N8

from Recombu
If you’re on or switching to the Vodafone network and need a seriously affordable handset that can be used to get online and stay connected, the Smart N8 is a very solid selection. Performance is good enough for everyday basic tasks, while the parental controls make it a good choice as a family handset. At this price it’s difficult to fault the camera tech and that surprisingly colourful screen either. With the addition of that fingerprint sensor, you’ll struggle to find better value for money, as long as you don’t mind being tied to Voda... Full review
PC Magazine

An inexpensive unlocked phone with a nice display and recent Android software

Alcatel A30

from PC Magazine
The Alcatel A30 is a decent budget phone, especially if you're looking for a backup or starter device. For less than $100 you get good network performance, an HD display, and a fairly recent version of Android. But Alcatel makes quite a few compromises to reach that price point, including a slow processor, lackluster battery life, and poor camera quality. The A30 is still a reasonably solid choice for the price, but it's hard to fully recommend when other affordable phones like ZTE's Avid Trio and Zmax Pro, and LG's Stylo 3 are out there... Full review
Expert Reviews

Promises much but fails to deliver

Alcatel Pop 4 (5-inch)

from Expert Reviews
The Alcatel Pop 4 is a good budget smartphone, then, but isn’t the one I’d pick, and that’s mainly due to the strength of its immediate rivals... Full review
Expert Reviews

A 4G-enabled £59 smartphone that also offers expandable storage

Alcatel Pixi 4 (5)

from Expert Reviews
Despite its shortcomings, the Pixi 4 (5) isn’t awful and for £59 it’s ludicrously cheap for a 5in 4G-enabled smartphone. Performance is respectable for basic tasks, and screen is fine, too... Full review
Pocket-lint

Not Microsoft's mobile saviour

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows

from Pocket-lint
There's no doubting the hardware capability of the Idol 4S - we've seen it at work several times on Android. What's disappointing in the Windows 10 version is the lack of optimisation from a software standpoint. With its slow loading - and that's despite a hardware boost - it can be quite an off-putting experience... Full review
Forbes

Unlocking the power of Windows 10

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows

from Forbes
The Idol 4S with Windows 10 is a competent phone. The specifications are modern enough that it feels future-proofed for the upcoming Windows 10 software updates expected in 2017, it meets the expectations of a modern smartphone, and it is possible to live with the mobile version of Windows 10 and have it help organise your life... Full review
Notebookcheck

A good mainstream smartphone with a great chassis and bright display

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Notebookcheck
Can the Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S compete with the rivals? Not quite. The smartphone can actually justify its price with the stylish chassis, the good display, and the comprehensive accessories, but the competitors have fewer drawbacks. The Idol 4S suffers slightly from the mediocre voice quality, the bad front camera and the comparatively bad results in the performance and runtime tests... Full review
Mobile Syrup

Mid-range standout

Alcatel Idol 4

from Mobile Syrup
Despite its obvious limits, the Idol 4 is a noticeable improvement from its predecessor. It’s also not all that different from the DTEK50, which BlackBerry touts as a highly secure Android handset. Is the Idol 4 any less secure? No, not really, it’s just that Alcatel doesn’t offer a software suite that is as deep and productive as BlackBerry does. It’s a matter of different strokes... Full review
Neowin

VR on a Windows phone, for once

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows

from Neowin
The Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 is a powerful and beautiful Windows phone that's actually designed with consumers in mind. It's an extremely pleasant device to use, although it's not without its shortcomings... Full review
What Mobile

Nice design but old hardware

Alcatel Pop 4 (5-inch)

from What Mobile
The Alcatel Pop 4 is a pretty complete handset that runs on near-stock Android and has solid performance for general UI browsing and frugal apps. Unfortunately, the ageing hardware inside struggles when it comes to anything but the most basic tasks. Combine this with only 8GB internal memory and you’ll be hitting the bottleneck far too quickly, which renders the device useless to most people including basic users... Full review
Nice larger screen , but...I should have gotten a LG K-& !! This one mutes by mistake when on speaker phone mode then the call is disconnected one way or another (painful issue) plus the frequents box appears (always) so you can never miss the accidental opportunity to call people when your ear touc... More
Nice larger screen , but...I should have gotten a LG K-& !! This one mutes by mistake when on speaker phone mode then the call is disconnected one way or another (painful issue) plus the frequents box appears (always) so you can never miss the accidental opportunity to call people when your ear touches the box. That's just 2 of the annoyances. Less
David

I have had this phone for a LONG time .... it works perfectly for me, can send/receive gmail email, take and send and receive photos. battery is quite

Alcatel One Touch Fling

Mine is a Net10 phone ... but after one year's continuous paid service, they will unlock it which means the world's my oyster, not just restricted to the USA as are all other Verizon, AT&T, etc, phones. IO travel in Europe and there the phone companies are interested in what the CUSTOMER wants ... a... More
Mine is a Net10 phone ... but after one year's continuous paid service, they will unlock it which means the world's my oyster, not just restricted to the USA as are all other Verizon, AT&T, etc, phones. IO travel in Europe and there the phone companies are interested in what the CUSTOMER wants ... a strange concept for an American phone company!!! Less
bill

small phone easy to use and not hard to chuck away and buy a new one

Alcatel One Touch 1046

Rae

Fine but You'll Never find A Case For It!

Alcatel Pixi 4 (4.5)

This phone is pretty decent as a low-end phone and I actually like the way it is set up, however I have been searching for weeks for a case for it and nothing! Not even the stores themselves that sold this phone to me have cases for this pixi 4 4.5" display phone.
This phone is pretty decent as a low-end phone and I actually like the way it is set up, however I have been searching for weeks for a case for it and nothing! Not even the stores themselves that sold this phone to me have cases for this pixi 4 4.5" display phone. Less
Glenn

This is the worst phone I have ever had! It is difficult to figure out, complicated to understand. It is not intuitive or of good quality. I would NOT

Alcatel Pixi 4 (4.5)

This is the worst phone I have ever waisted my money on. It is Not intuitive or even user friendly,  it is difficult to understand and I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO ANYONE! I HATED IT!
This is the worst phone I have ever waisted my money on. It is Not intuitive or even user friendly,  it is difficult to understand and I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE TO ANYONE! I HATED IT! Less

Yvonne

Phone is terrible keeps jamming constantly. Waste of money.

Khadaffi

Horr-ruh-bul.

Alcatel Tru

The battery life is world class terrible. I'm very serious. The phone takes forever to charge, but, it takes little to no time at all to die. Unless you plan on only using this phone to make calls, I seriously and adamantly stress that you not buy this phone.
The battery life is world class terrible. I'm very serious. The phone takes forever to charge, but, it takes little to no time at all to die. Unless you plan on only using this phone to make calls, I seriously and adamantly stress that you not buy this phone. Less
Frank

Best phone I ever owned

Alcatel One Touch Pop Icon

I've read the other reviews and they are pretty much the same, bad!  But, myself personally don't see it this way. I have literally owned around 60 cell phones by now, no exaggeration. I am very computer and tech savvy, so no dummy here.  Out of the vast array of phones I've used, my favorites were... More
I've read the other reviews and they are pretty much the same, bad!  But, myself personally don't see it this way. I have literally owned around 60 cell phones by now, no exaggeration. I am very computer and tech savvy, so no dummy here.  Out of the vast array of phones I've used, my favorites were the good ole Razor, Samsung Motorola E, and now this Alcatel One Touch Pop Icon, yes the name is goofy but it doesn't deserve this harsh criticism it's receiving. This baby has a great camera w/HD, Panorama etc, a Quad Core processor, sufficient memory and speed. I can run several apps at once with little lag. Ok, so you can't save to the micro memory card, that's a stupid oversight from Alcatel, but regardless this phone has been amazing, fast, easy to use and it's loaded with awesome features. I bought a nice little black snap together cover for it and the phone is still slim, I love the way it feels in my hand, it's an all around really nice and tough cell phone. Take it from me, I've actually driven off with cell phones on the roof if my car about 4 times already, so I know what tough includes. I bought this phone from Total Wireless for $20.00 and for $35.00 a month I get unlimited everything, no joke, now that's a deal let me tell you!  Google it up for yourself and see. Enjoy it like I do mine. Frank Fresh North Jersey.  Less
Basic phone - The battery from day 1 when it was fully charged as per instructions only lasts a few hours on standby. Nowhere near the 5 days claimed. This is a major problem. Also, when entering text, it is not intuitive. Every time I want a capital letter to appear at the beginning of a word... More
Basic phone - The battery from day 1 when it was fully charged as per instructions only lasts a few hours on standby. Nowhere near the 5 days claimed. This is a major problem. Also, when entering text, it is not intuitive. Every time I want a capital letter to appear at the beginning of a word I have to go into the options and keep switching it to "Abc". There is no quick function on the keyboard to do this. I'm thinking of getting a new phone and switching the simm card over. Less
So-called 5MP camera is poor quality CMOS. More like 2MP. No 'magnet' for compass apps. Small keypad keys - Inaccurate. Hangs easily. Often touch screen does not respond.
So-called 5MP camera is poor quality CMOS. More like 2MP. No 'magnet' for compass apps. Small keypad keys - Inaccurate. Hangs easily. Often touch screen does not respond. Less
J

This phone is no good

Alcatel Authority

The battery dies very quickly, as it is of the cheap, hokey variety
The battery dies very quickly, as it is of the cheap, hokey variety Less

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