I wrote about the ALCATEL OneTouch Flash earlier this year, and it's awesome to know the brand is back with a fresh, more powerfu device, aptly named the ALCATEL OneTouch Flash Plus. I'm privileged to get the opportunity to review this device which arrived at my doorstep today. My device came in Matt Slate colour, which looks like a mix of grey and blue, in matte surface. With a tagline that reads "Selfie like a pro", this new Alcatel comes with superior 8MP bright front and 13MP back camera and a whole bunch of new features.
|ALCATEL OneTouch Flash Plus, Selfie Like A Pro|
It didn't take long for me to cut open the plastic wrapping the packaging, unboxing it on the spot. I'm really excited to find out how the 8MP bright front camera fares, but first check out what is inside the packaging. The Alcatel Onetouch Flash Plus unit comes with a charger, USB cable and an earphone.
|Unboxing the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus|
The unit that I chose came in Matt Slate, with a rather curvy look. For a smartphone with a 5.5" HD display, it is really quite light, weighing in at only 147g with a thin 7.95mm profile from the side. Lightweight, it's perfect and easy to selfie with the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Pro.
|8MP Front Camera|
|Acceptably thin profile, at 7.95mm, with sim1, sim2, and micro SD slots at both sides|
The highlight for this Alcatel Onetouch Flash Plus is the 8MP bright front camera with optimized camera software of voice recognition capture function. I immediately had a go, taking a quick selfie at home with my youngest kid, baby Karlson, and the facial-enhancement capabilities and wide angle took me by surprise. Stunning, and so easy to look good. Check out our picture below!
|Our first selfie with the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus|
If the front camera having 8MP is great, do remember this piece of gadget comes with a 13MP rear camera, meaning you can take beautiful shots with it. You can leave your camera behind, and use the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus for that quick on-the-go shot, and it won't disappoint. The video quality is exceptional too, capturing videos at 1080P 30fps.
|13 megapixels of goodness in its rear camera|
|Video is exceptional too|
Packing all the useful features into one small package, the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus comes with dual SIM functionality using TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE technology. Yes, that means you can slot in 2 sim in your smartphone at the same time. Good job, and here I am wondering why the other giant manufacturers don't implement dual sim across all their devices.
|Love the matt slate colour, with a matte surface, good grip|
The Alcatel Onetouch Flash Plus is no slouch in the power and battery department, packing in a 3500mAh lithium-ion polymer battery with power saving mode can stand up to non-stop 8 hours of video gaming, 28 hours of music play or 6 hours of camera shooting according to the test done by Alcatel. Real life conditions stood up pretty well, lasting me more than half a day. Bear in mind I'm a real power user, literally on my smartphone every other minute.
|Powerful, long lasting battery|
|Love the feel of the casing|
The unit I had is equipped with 64Bit 8 core 1.5Ghz Octa-core Processor that gives a powerful, efficient and smoother experience especially when we are doing multi-tasking. Watching movies and doing work on the 5.5" IPS HD Display does wonders to the enjoyment and comfort of my eye. With 2GB RAM, pages on the internet loads faster while videos and games will be able to support colour at higher resolutions.
The Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus runs up to 4G LTE, giving us smooth and fast internet all the time. It supports both TDD-LTE / FDD-LTE technology and is compatible with a wide range of network spectrums worldwide. If the internal space doesn't suffice, fret not, as the smartphone also comes with 32GB expandable memory.
|Anytime is a selfie time!|
After using it, my first impression is that the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus is indeed a value-for-money smartphone that allows us to take stunning selfie. The convenience of dual SIM and a longer battery life, plus a good large display gives lots of plus points to the phone. For a price of RM549, I really do think it's worth the money you splash out on.
Color: Glossy Gold & Matt Slate
|Get it now from Lazada.com.my|
Availability: Now you can start to Pre-Order this Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus 16GB Slate at RM549 (ETA: 10 September 2015) at lazada.com.my with 1 Year Official Alcatel Warranty.
* Use the voucher code "FLASHPLUS" to get RM50 off at checkout. (Voucher Code: FLASHPLUS)
For more information about the Alcatel Onetouch Flash Plus and Pre-Order check out Lazada Malaysia's link at http://www.lazada.com.my/alcatel-onetouch-flash-plus .