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All posts tagged "Alcatel"

  • TCL V760 surfaces online, which Alcatel smartphone is this?

    TCL is the custodian of the Alcatel smartphone brand these days, releasing a host of phones in China and emerging markets. And at CES 2018, we saw the company tease three new phone categories, in the form of the Alcatel 1, 3 and 5 series. The company didn't reveal much about these products though, with little in the way of specs to be had. Now, Chinese telecoms regulatory body TENAA has published details of the TCL V760. And if serial tipster Evan Blass's earlier leaks are true, then this should be the Alcatel 3V. Alcatel 2018 top-tier lineup (Idol-equivalent) pic.twitter.com/W5FrqwIhDs — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October...

  • Don’t spend flagship money: here are 4 cheaper water-resistant phones for SA

    We've seen the likes of Apple, LG and Samsung launch water-resistant phones in recent years, having a rather hefty price tag as well. What if you don't have R12 000 or more to spend but still want a water-resistant smartphone? We've got a few picks for you. HiSense C30 Rock/HiSense Infinity KO Our review is still pending, but the C30 Rock is definitely one of the leading choices when it comes to affordable IP67 or IP68 smartphones. The C30 Rock packs a Snapdragon 430, 3GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch full HD screen, a 13MP main camera, 5MP selfie shooter and 32GB of expandable...

  • Alcatel Go Play review: get wet on a budget

    If you're in the market for a water-loving smartphone but your wallet isn't exactly enjoying its best years, the Alcatel Go Play might be your best bet. Aimed at the mid-tier market, the phone comes in at a modest R3199, and features most of the modern goodies a smartphone user requires. Sounds good on paper, doesn't it? Of course, while first impressions are everything, I did grow to enjoy my time with the Alcatel Go Play. Arguably, it's company's best device to hit the country in a long, long while. But that's just the surface. Let's take a deeper look at...

  • CLOSED: Win an Alcatel Go Play worth R3499 [Competition]

    This competition is now closed. Thank you to all entrants. A winner will be announced shortly. Back in May 2016, we reported that the Alcatel Go Play was heading to the country. And now, thanks to Alcatel South Africa, we're giving you the chance to win one. Alcatel Go Play competition: How to win: To be eligible for the prize, we need you to: Like Alcatel South Africa on Facebook Like Gearburn on Facebook Follow @AlcatelZA on Twitter Follow Gearburn on Twitter And finally, drop a comment below confirming that you've done all of the above (and perhaps mention why you simply...

  • Alcatel Plus 10: the new budget hybrid king?

    It's tough to find decent Windows laptop/tablet hybrids at the sub-R5000 price point, but TCL's new Alcatel device might just pack the goods. At a suggested price of R3559, you get a budget-minded Intel Cherry Trail X5 processor (T3 Z8350), 2GB of RAM, 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, dual front speakers and 32GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, we've got a 5MP main camera and a 2MP shooter with flash for video calling and selfies. However, TCL has also spiced things up with the addition of a keyboard dock, featuring an extra 2580mAh battery over and above the tablet's 5830mAh pack. The keyboard dock...

  • Alcatel Go Play: another budget waterproof phone hits South Africa

    The Hisense Infinity KO set a high bar for budget waterproof smartphones after its release earlier this year. But Alcatel is hoping to get a piece of that pie with the Go Play handset. The company announced that the rugged phone is now available at Cellucity and at "selected Foschini, The Fix, Donna Claire, Markham, Total Sports or Sports Scene, Exact, Sterns, American Swiss or Hi stores". The device has a recommended retail price of R3499, which makes it R500 cheaper than Hisense's own device. What's Alcatel offering for the price though? There's the IP67 water resistance (up to one metre of water for...

  • Alcatel OneTouch 2004C review: respect your elders

    If you're reading this from the comfort of your smartphone screen, you might not know that feature phones are still a thing. In the ultra-budget market, they remain a more simple and affordable alternative to their smarter cousins. That's not to say that feature phones of 2016 can only send SMSes and make calls. The Alcatel OneTouch 2004C is a great example, boasting Bluetooth, a rear camera and even a microSD card slot. But its target audience isn't what you'd expect. The phone's gunning for those hard of hearing, hard of sight, and practically anyone who doesn't know what a...

  • 4 big smartphone surprises of MWC 2016

    Samsung greatly improved the Samsung Galaxy formula with the S7. LG took a bold new leap into the modular unknown with the LG G5. And arguably, those two devices stole the MWC 2016 show, right? Wrong. In fact, this year's event showcased some of the biggest surprises coming from other manufacturers. Thanks to the price of premium hardware steadily dropping, and manufacturers becoming more aware of niches in the market, the smartphone space has never been more interesting, or more competitive, than it is right now. Below are four of the biggest smartphone surprises of MWC 2016. Alcatel Idol 4S: basement VR...

  • Alcatel Plus 10 is a reborn, reinvented Windows 10 netbook

    For all MWC 2016 previews, news and analysis, have a look at our MWC 2016 Cheat Sheet and our dedicated MWC 2016 portal. Before MWC 2016 kicks off in earnest, Alcatel's getting a chance to unveil its wares in time for the year ahead. On the back of its two new premium Android smartphones, Alcatel has announced a new player in the ultraportable Windows 10 market. The device is called the Alcatel Plus 10, which is about as close a throwback to the netbook we'll see in 2016. Fitted with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, the Alcatel Plus 10 focuses on mobility and takes...

  • Alcatel Idol 4, 4S kick off MWC 2016 with sleek bodies, promising specs

    For all MWC 2016 previews, news and analysis, have a look at our MWC 2016 Cheat Sheet and our dedicated MWC 2016 portal. Update: The Alcatel Idol 4 should retail for about US$250, while its larger brother US$400. We're counting the hours to MWC 2016's big zero-day on Sunday, but Alcatel is getting a jump on everyone, in more ways than one too. The company today, after it mentioned that it's dropping the "OneTouch" demarcation, announced its new Alcatel Idol 4 and 4S smartphones, which set the flagship benchmark for the company. Officially announced at #MWC2016, the #IDOL4 takes everything up a notch!...