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Alcatel One Touch Pop 8
Alcatel One Touch Pop 8
Alcatel One Touch Pop 8
Alcatel One Touch Pop 8
Alcatel One Touch Pop 8

Informr score
The Alcatel One Touch Pop 8 currently has an Informr score of 3.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Low cost
  • Good basic performance
  • Usable one-handed

What's bad

  • Muted and subdued display colors
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Small onboard storage
  • Some pixilation on screen

Marketed at the budget crowd, the Alcatel One Touch Pop 8 manages to look like a decent device, at least on paper. When reviewers handled it for the first time, they found that its narrow and thin measurements make it incredibly easy to use one-handed. They also noticed that while the chassis was made of cheap, glossy plastic, the device itself had decent build quality.

As an entry-level device, most reviewers were not expecting too much from the 8-inch IPS display and it doesn't offer too much either. The low pixel density of 189ppi made it difficult for critics to read small fonts and get defined details on image. As well, they add that colors lacked the vivid pop of its competitors and instead ended up being muted and subdued.

With its 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, the Pop 8 isn't in the running for the fastest tablet. Still, reviewers had no problems running basic tasks or casual games with minimal stutters. The problem arose for them when testing out more intense workloads. Many graphical games were barely playable, so they suggest sticking to more basic apps and games. Consumers will not be able to download too many apps, however, as the device only comes with 4GB of onboard storage. Luckily, the tablet does support expandable storage with cards of up to 64GB, though users can only transfer a handful of apps over to a microSD. As with the performance, battery life also falls in the mediocre category. While Alcatel clocks battery life at 8 hours, critics experienced a little over 6 hours life during moderate usage.

The Pop 8 isn't a device that lures people in because of its top specs. Instead, it focuses on attracting those concerned about money. Still, even at a lower entry point, Phone Arena states, " …it's hard to recommend the One Touch Pop 8 for reasons other than the price, and if you're looking for advanced features, there seem to be better alternatives out there."

Operating system
Operating system
1.3 GHz
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
2+ MP
2+ MP
4100 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8 is a device that focuses on a budget price rather than specs. The version we tested (with mobile data on board) is competitively priced, and might lure in buyers who absolutely must have a mobile data-enabled tablet on the cheap. The price for that model of the Pop 8 is se...

- Victor H., PhoneArena

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Screen Size

The Alcatel One Touch Pop 8's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.3 GHz

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


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4100 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

One Touch Pop 8 Specs

Release Date August 19, 2014
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.19 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Night mode, Panorama
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 4 hours
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 8 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 20.9 x 12.3 x 0.8 cm (8.2 x 4.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 325 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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