3.8/10
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The Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 currently has an Informr score of 3.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Lightweight and thin
  • No lags or crashes during normal use
  • Good battery life
  • 3G connectivity

What's bad

  • Low resolution, poor viewing angles and non-existent sunlight legibility
  • Cannot handle graphics-intensive games

While Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 cannot claim that it is the lightest and thinnest tablet, it is respectably thin at 0.35 inches and weighs only 285 grams. Design-wise those are the only two features that made a slight impression on reviewers. Its design doesn't really stand out and reviewers brushed it off as "pedestrian" albeit functional. There are, however, a wide variety of colors available for the removable back panel.

The 7-inch display dominates the front of the tablet. With a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a pixel density of 170ppi, it is a huge downgrade even in the budget category. Experts noticed that icons, fine text and even 1080p videos were pixelated. On top of that, due to the highly reflexive glass on the screen, they could barely read anything in bright light with the poor viewing angles making it even more difficult.

As a budget device, the Pop 7 doesn't come with high end specs. Instead it performs on a 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. While underpowered compared to higher end tablets, critics were didn't experience any crashes or lag when navigating the home screen or playing casual games. They did run into issues once they started playing more graphics-intensive games. A 3,250mAh battery keeps the device humming along and experts clocked battery life at around 6 hours. Besides this, the Pop 7 comes with up to 8GB of internal storage, 3-G connectivity, a 2MP rear camera and a microSD expansion slot.

Despite having decent performance and 3G connectivity, reviewers cannot recommend the Pop 7. Phonearena states, "…the display…is the deal breaker…if you don't really need the 3G connectivity, you better scratch the Pop 7 off your list…"


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
7"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The display of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 – it is really of very poor quality, with low resolution, awful colors, and bad reflexive glass that makes it hard to read when the sun is shining. It really is the deal breaker. Otherwise, the Pop 7 is a decent budget tablet that has nice build, reaso...

- Luis D., PhoneArena


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Screen Size
7"

The Alcatel One Touch Pop 7's screen size is 7 inches with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Dual core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
4/8 GB

Internal memory is 4/8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3240mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3240 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

One Touch Pop 7 Specs

Overview
Release date April 16, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+ 21.1
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Dual core 1.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4/8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.45 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3240 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White, Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.2 x 11.3 x 0.9 cm (7.6 x 4.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 285 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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PhoneArena

Solid build and decent battery life but price could have been lower

from PhoneArena

The display of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 – it is really of very poor quality, with low resolution, awful colors, and bad reflexive glass that makes it hard to read when the sun is shining. It really is the deal breaker. Otherwise, the Pop 7 is a decent budget tablet that has nice build, reasonable specs, and doesn't feel underpowered or unpleasant to use. Most importantly, it's 3G-connected. So, if you are looking for an affordable, 3G-connected slate to use on the go, there are not many other options. Its bigger brother, the Pop 8, has an excellent display in comparison, but is also much pricier at about $275 for the HSPA-enabled version...

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The display of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 – it is really of very poor quality, with low resolution, awful colors, and bad reflexive glass that makes it hard to read when the sun is shining. It really is the deal breaker. Otherwise, the Pop 7 is a decent budget tablet that has nice build, reasonable specs, and doesn't feel underpowered or unpleasant to use. Most importantly, it's 3G-connected. So, if you are looking for an affordable, 3G-connected slate to use on the go, there are not many other options. Its bigger brother, the Pop 8, has an excellent display in comparison, but is also much pricier at about $275 for the HSPA-enabled version.

However, if you don't really need the 3G-connectivity that much, you better scratch the Pop 7 off your list, because the price range below $200 offers formidable Wi-Fi-only tablets. For example, the Dell Venue 7 and 8 dance circles around the Pop 7 with their HD displays, Intel CPUs and 2GB of RAM. And if you are willing to wait until May, Lenovo recently announced an affordable trio of Wi-Fi-only and 3G tablets with 720p displays and quad-core processors that might be worth considering – we still don't know the 3G-connected variants' prices, nor how they perform. And, there's always the Amazon Kindle Fire HD – it's hard to miss the retailer's devices these days. 

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User Reviews


Gave me problems right off the get-go!

I drive for Uber and have an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini. The iPhone has such a small screen that made following the gps a strain, and the Uber driver app doesn't support the iPad. So I went to T-Mobile and got the Alcatel Onetouch P310A. Right away I noticed that it sometimes would not charge while...More
I drive for Uber and have an iPhone 5 and an iPad mini. The iPhone has such a small screen that made following the gps a strain, and the Uber driver app doesn't support the iPad. So I went to T-Mobile and got the Alcatel Onetouch P310A. Right away I noticed that it sometimes would not charge while being plugged in, and if I forgot to charge it overnight I was screwed because it would run out of battery the next day in the middle of Uber drives! Very embarrassing to have to ask the rider which way to turn in the middle of a trip! Anyways after making sure that I plugged it in each and every night, I started noticing that the gps instructions on the Alcatel Onetouch P310A were a little off. It would direct me to a street one block away from where the rider actually was, the rider would call asking where i was and after realizing they were a block away I would zip over and pick them up, but I could not begin the trip until I drove back to the wrong location for the Uber app to display the Begin Trip slider. Very annoying. Then later the tablet started giving me the wildest routes to drive the riders to their locations! For example, I live in Los Angeles and picked up a rider in Marina del Rey that was going to Beverly Hills, I got on the 405 and the tablet instructed me to take the 405 to the 101 in the Valley! That route would drive right past Beverly Hills and take me to Hollywood! I then noticed that the tablet was very hot, and figured that the crazy gps directions must be from over heating. So to sum it all up, the Alcatel Onetouch P310A is not a very good tablet if you are going to use it for doing Uber rides! Less

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