alcatel Stories June 27

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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

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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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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

alcatel Stories February 26

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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.

alcatel Stories November 22, 2016

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Alcatel now offers the IDOL 4S for $349 without the VR headset

Alcatel’s IDOL 4S is an excellent “budget” smartphone, but during my time using it, I couldn’t help but feel it was ever so slightly overpriced. With competitors like the ZTE Axon 7 and Honor 8 on the market for the same price, I felt the device would be a better option if it were priced about $50 cheaper. Well, now it is.

alcatel Stories October 21, 2016

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Alcatel debuts four new unlocked Android smartphones under $170

Alcatel has made some impressive handsets over the past couple of years, and the most notable thing about all of them is the price. Most of the company’s devices are very affordable without sacrificing too much. Now the company has debuted four new devices and they’re all under $170.

alcatel Stories September 10, 2016

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Last year’s Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 made a name for the company, and for good reason. In 2015 a $249 smartphone with a killer display, epic speakers, and decent specifications caught our attention. In the year since, however, things have changed. The market is now absolutely flooded with mid-range Android smartphones, and most are pretty awesome.

Now Alcatel is back with a new name, a new price tag, and a whole new goal in mind. So is its latest smartphone, the IDOL 4S, actually worth your attention? Let’s take a closer look.

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