Review: The New Alcatel Flash2 – A budding photographer’s dream phone 

 

Alcatel Flash 2 : Impressive specs made available in a consumer-friendly price


The advent of smart phones has changed the way people do photography. Before, those with the love of visual images had to contend with the use of professional cameras and even the basic point-and-shoot. 

Nowadays, smart phones has gone beyond the requisite text and call; they are now little wonder devices where you can search the web, write a blog (similar to what I am doing now), take great pictures, take care of your financial transactions and yes- place a call or send an SMS message. 

Of course, this comes with a steep price tag. However, Alcatel (among other brands) has given consumers a taste of the best smartphones features at a much affordable price point. The latest release from the brand, the Alcatel Flash 2, is a smart phone that will surely delight photography enthusiasts and young selfie addicts alike.   

  
 

One of the first things you’ll notice is the sleek packaging. Alcatel veers away from the typical rectangle box by offering a unique pull out box from an outer packaging rendered in white where the apple green box containing the device and its accessories easily slides out. 

  Aside from the phone, charger and connector, Alcatel also provided a leather case and a tempered glass screen protector as part of the package – making the Flash 2 a definite bang for your buck. 

   


  
I am not a tech writer so I will try to describe the Flash2 using simpler terms. Here are the positives: 

  •  Easy log in and log off through the power button located at the upper right side of the device 
  • An attractive hardware  – sleekly designed and with good finish. For a phone with a low price point, Alcatel Flash 2 definitely doesn’t look cheap! 
  • Vibrant colors on screen 
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash – nice, crisp color resolutions that makes every image stand out! 
  • Front facing 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. As expected with lifestyle bloggers, we tried the front facing camera with a series of “groufies” and is immediately wowed with the quality of the photos. 
  • Did I mention the sleek and high-quality packaging? 
  • Option for Dual sim 
  • 3,000mAh non-removable battery 

 

 I know it’s faux leather but I find the casing too simple and basic — maybe because I was comparing it to sleeker leather cases available on the outside.

Would I recommend the Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2? Definitely! It’s a good smart phone, with nice camera and really good specifications. The Flash2 is perfect for those who want their own smart phones without selling their kidneys to the black market. It’s not surprising therefore that the Flash2 continues to be a top seller at Lazada and in fact has sold out in 30 minutes upon announcement of the sale. 
Specs: 

Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 Specifications

5.0-Inch HD IPS Display (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 ppi)

Android 5.1 Lollipop OS

MediaTek MT6753 Chipset

1.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU

Mali-T720 MP2 GPU

2GB of RAM

13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with Two-Tone LED Flash

5.0 Megapixel Front Camera with LED Flash

16GB Internal Storage

Expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD

Dual SIM (Regular + Regular)

4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks

Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth 4.0

GPS with A-GPS

FM Radio with RDS

USB OTG

MicroUSB 2.0

3.5mm Audio Jack

Magnetometer

Accelerometer

Proximity Sensor

Ambient Light Sensor

3,000mAh non-removable Li-ion Battery 

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