I was able to get a hands on with the Alcatel One Touch Inspire 2, an affordable Android smartphone from Alcatel. Just a little trivia, Alcatel is a mobile phone brand co-owned by TCL Communication (makers of TCL LCD TVs) and Alcatel-Lucent of France. The OT Inspire 2 looks a lot like the OT Soleil even on the specs. One difference is the Inspire 2 has single core 1GHz processor while the OT Soleil has a dual core 1GHz processor. Check out my initial impression of the Soleil
Alcatel One Touch Inspire 2 specs:
- 1GHz Single Core MediaTek MT6575 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 4 inch WVGA LCD display (480 x 800 pixels)
- 5 megapixel rear facing camera
- VGA front facing camera
- 3G, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 1,400 mAh battery
- Android 4.1 Jellybean
- P4,990 SRP
- Free on Smart Postpaid All-In Plan 500
- Design – This is one nice looking device. It has a premium and solid feel when holding it.
- Affordable – Its below P5,000 mark
- Android 4.1 Jellybean – Its surprising to know that this device only has a single core processor. Good thing because the device is running Android Jellybean, lags are minimal.
- Limited RAM- it only has 512 RAM. You cannot play games even those medium sized ones like Candy Crush.
- Single Core processor – There are even more limitations with because of its single core processor. Many apps in Google Play Store works best with at least a dual core processor. Facebook, Twitter, or any social networking and chat apps will work fine here.
- Small screen – a 4-inch screen is already small in today’s standards.
- Camera – The rear facing camera lacks flash and autofocus which is already a standard for a smartphone at this price point. Pictures taken from the 5 megapixel camera looks good on decent lighting but it could be better if it only has autofocus and flash.