alcatel Stories November 17, 2017

Several of Alcatel’s upcoming smartphones leak revealing dual-cameras and shiny backs

Alcatel might not be the first name you think of when it comes to Android smartphones, but the company produces a ton of them, and a lot are really quite good. Recently, a handful of the company’s upcoming devices have leaked out, so let’s take a closer look.

alcatel Stories October 27, 2017

The Alcatel Idol 3 was one of the first phones I ever reviewed, and it was so impressive that I’ve since associated the Idol brand with high performance and low-cost. The budget market has gotten more aggressive since then, however, with excellent devices like the Moto G5 offering near-stock Android software at similarly low prices … so can the Idol 5 still compete?

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alcatel Stories August 30, 2017

Good phones are getting cheap, and Amazon is helping make them even cheaper with its range of Prime Exclusive Phones, offering discounts on already-inexpensive handsets in exchange for preloaded Amazon software.

The Prime Exclusive lineup features popular budget phones like the Nokia 6 and Moto E4, and the new addition of the Alcatel A50 brings budget modularity to the masses.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

alcatel Stories June 27, 2017

Amazon’s Prime Exclusive program isn’t a stranger to bringing just-announced smartphones to the market, but it’s not often that we see phones go official for the first time through the program. That, however, is happening today. Amazon has just launched 5 new smartphones for the Prime Exclusive program including the unannounced Alcatel IDOL 5S.

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alcatel Stories April 20, 2017

Budget phones are a dime a dozen — almost literally. There are so many on the market that it’s hard for any one in particular to stand out. However, when you’re offering specs that generally cost more for a price that’s much less than the competition, you’re going to turn heads.

Recently, Alcatel quietly launched the A30. This barebones device has minimal, but reasonable specs and really packs nothing particularly special, but it also costs just $60 unlocked. Is it any good? I’ve spent the past several days finding out…

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alcatel Stories February 26, 2017

Alcatel debuts three new affordable phones at MWC including one with crazy LEDs on the back

Today at MWC 2017, Alcatel has debuted three new affordable Android smartphones —  the Alcatel U5, Alcatel A3, and Alcatel A5 LED.

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