[GIVEAWAY] Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone - Alvinology

[GIVEAWAY] Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone

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This review was first published on ASIA 361 and written by Robert Sim.

Alcatel ONETOUCH has recently released its FLASH smartphone in Singapore earlier this month. The smartphone is available exclusively on Lazada.sg, going at a recommended retail price of S$228. Currently, it is being offered at S$199 on Lazada.sg. We managed to get our hands on the FLASH and check out the device.

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The review unit came in its standard retail box. As if it is a standard across the industry, the phone came in wrapped in its anti-static wrap. Removing the top level, you can find accessories of the phone in the subsequent layers. The second layer consists of the instruction manual (which I promptly skipped) and, interestingly enough, a protective film for the screen.

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The third layer contains the charger, a USB cable, earphones and a black flat piece. The black flat piece is used to extract the nano SIM cards and the microSD card. It can be a tad hard to retrieve the cards, but that should be the least of a regular user’s worries until you switch to another phone.

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Removing the anti-static wrap reveals the phone itself. Now, here’s what made the unapplied protective film interesting – the screen already has a protective film applied. The lightweight phone, weighing at 150 g, seems incongruent with the size of the phone with a 5.5″ HD display. It boasts a battery capacity of 3,200 mAh, giving it up to 19 hours of talk time and 465 hours on stand-by. The next beast that this phone contains is an octa-core 1.4GHz processor. This gives the phone speed, power and display size rival to that of the high-end phones at an affordable price tag.

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Android Kitkat gives the phone performance that it deserves. The FLASH is a dual-sim model, making it a handy device for  travelling. Inserted are Singtel (Singapore) and Far EasTone (Taiwan) SIM cards.

What powers the phone is Android Kitkat 4.4.2. Kitkat is known for the vast improvements in memory usage and performance. The interface of the phone does not deviate much from the stock Android interface. This makes it easy for anyone to adapt to the phone out of the box.

To sweeten the deal, the phone contains a 13MP rear facing camera and a 5MP front facing camera (which makes it a great selfie phone).

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An unedited photo taken at a.e.i.o.u. cafe with the rear camera of the FLASH smartphone.

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After using the phone for a week, I find that the phone’s light weight and huge screen are a sell for me. I also used the rear facing camera extensively. Being a casual Ingress agent, the long battery life gets me through on the way home while smashing and hacking portals. If I had receive this phone much later, like in end-May, I would have brought it to Taiwan and experience the benefits of the dual-SIM cards functionality as well.


GIVEAWAY:

A brand new Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone worth $228 is up for grabs! Just follow these three simple steps for a chance to win:

– Like the Alvinology.com Facebook page and/or Asia 361 Facebook page and/or Asia 361’s Instagram account @asia361official.
Like and share this post on Facebook and tag up to three friends. Make sure your post is public so we can find it.
– Leave a comment below on why you want to win the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone.

This contest is only open to residents of Singapore. The winner will be selected by 10 May 2015 and notified via Facebook or email.

44 comments
  1. I wanna win this smartphone for the following:
    [A]mazing, efficient, effective and incredible features of Alcatel Onetouch Flash that I am truly looking for.
    [L]ily-white and chic looking smartphone exclusively by Alcatel Onetough that is widely recognised in Hong Kong and worldwide.
    [C]urrently Alcatel Onetouch is the world’s top of ten mobile phone manufacturers.
    [A]lcatel Onetouch is very concerned on customer’s needs and requirements by offering colourful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices that customers can afford.
    [T]oo irresistible to explore this latest smartphone that is just launched last September.
    [E]xcellent, innovative and unique design for all ages preference.
    [L]ight and reasonable budget at the market price of $199 plus a total of 18 months warranty!

    [O]ne rear camera is 13 MP rear camera with LED flash whereas another front cameraa is 5 MP front snapper that is perfect for selfies.
    [N]etwork of GSM Dual band smooth and lag-free.
    [E]nd User Memory of 5.1GB that I can save many movies and music to keep my life colourful and wonderful anytime.
    [T]his smartphone is very handy for its is big, light weight, convenient and comfortable to hold about its weight with battery is 150 grams and dimensions are 152.1 x 76.2 x 8.1mm.
    [O]CTA core 5.5” HD 720 x 1280 pixels and IPS 16M colour display that is enough perfect for a pleasure viewing.
    [Ultimate 3200 mAh built in battery get longer communication up 19 hours for talk time as well as this smartphone doesn’t heat up much.
    [C]olour reproduction is also very good and so are the viewing angles for those who want to enjoy watching movies.
    [H]ighly recommended for all those who want a smartphone with awesome features like this at reasonable price.

    [F]antastic and unique smartphone can support your work and entertainment for a longer period of time without even charging!
    [L]et’take the golden opportunity to explore this smartphone!
    [A]nd 3 words to describe this smartphone as “The Best Choice”
    [S]ure thing, I would love to grab the golden opportunity to win this awesome smartphone via the giveaway courtesy of ALCATEL ONETOUCH
    [H]eartiest congratulations for achieving a great milestone in producing many varieties of smartphone such as PopC9, PopS3, PopS7, PopS9, PopD9 and PopD1. Keep up the great job!

  2. Would love to win a Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone because of it lightweight even carrying my 6kg baby son won’t feel the burden of able to multi-task!

  3. I wanna win this smartphone for the following:
    [A]mazing, efficient, effective and incredible features of Alcatel Onetouch Flash that I am truly looking for.
    [L]ily-white and chic looking smartphone exclusively by Alcatel Onetough that is widely recognised in Hong Kong and worldwide.
    [C]urrently Alcatel Onetouch is the world’s top of ten mobile phone manufacturers.
    [A]lcatel Onetouch is very concerned on customer’s needs and requirements by offering colourful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices that customers can afford.
    [T]oo irresistible to explore this latest smartphone that is just launched last September.
    [E]xcellent, innovative and unique design for all ages preference.
    [L]ight and reasonable budget at the market price of $199 plus a total of 18 months warranty!

    [O]ne rear camera is 13 MP rear camera with LED flash whereas another front cameraa is 5 MP front snapper that is perfect for selfies.
    [N]etwork of GSM Dual band smooth and lag-free.
    [E]nd User Memory of 5.1GB that I can save many movies and music to keep my life colourful and wonderful anytime.
    [T]his smartphone is very handy for its is big, light weight, convenient and comfortable to hold about its weight with battery is 150 grams and dimensions are 152.1 x 76.2 x 8.1mm.
    [O]CTA core 5.5” HD 720 x 1280 pixels and IPS 16M colour display that is enough perfect for a pleasure viewing.
    [Ultimate 3200 mAh built in battery get longer communication up 19 hours for talk time as well as this smartphone doesn’t heat up much.
    [C]olour reproduction is also very good and so are the viewing angles for those who want to enjoy watching movies.
    [H]ighly recommended for all those who want a smartphone with awesome features like this at reasonable price.

    [F]antastic and unique smartphone can support your work and entertainment for a longer period of time without even charging!
    [L]et’take the golden opportunity to explore this smartphone!
    [A]nd 3 words to describe this smartphone as “The Best Choice”
    [S]ure thing, I would love to grab the golden opportunity to win this awesome smartphone via the giveaway courtesy of ALCATEL ONETOUCH
    [H]eartiest congratulations for achieving a great milestone in producing many varieties of smartphone such as PopC9, PopS3, PopS7, PopS9, PopD9 and PopD1. Keep up the great job!

  4. i hope to win this phone for my mum as she is still using iPhone 4 whereby the battery drains easily. Hope this will delight her this mothers day

  5. My first phone given by my parents was Alcatel. I hope to win this phone for my Mum although Dad is no longer with us anymore.

  6. Having a dual sim phone helps when you travel a lot. From the review, this phone battery power and large screen on top of the dual sim suits me. Definitely worth it more than other brands out there in the market.

  7. I hope to win this Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone as a 14th Wedding Anniversary gift for my husband. He will be thrilled to receive this surprise gift! Thank you for the awesome giveaway 🙂

  8. I hope to win as the quality of my current phone’s existing camera isnt very good and I hope to be able to take better selfies and also, I need a longer battery life! The large screen would be great for my bad eyesight and lightweight would be great for portability!

  9. I want to win the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone for my mum because I’m starting to teach her how to use a smartphone. This will be the best Mother’s Day present for her 🙂

  10. I would like to win this phone for my mom as she’s still using an old Samsung open shell kind of phone. It’s very outdated with not much photo taking capability. This phone will be fabulous for her!

  11. I am currently using two phones, one for work and the other, personal. Carrying around two phones is cumbersome! That’s why the dual-SIM cards function in this phone appeals to me! With the Alcatel Onetouch Flash smartphone, I get to accomplish as much with less weight. The larger screen will be beneficial to my flailing eyesight too. It will be wonderful to switch my phones to the Alcatel Onetouch Flash smartphone.

  12. Good Camera, dual-sim card, wide screen, light weight. After seeing all the descriptions, I hope to win this phone as it fits my ideal criteria for a phone!

  13. Now, now, don’t everyone love the big names?
    Apple, Samsung etc with all their fame.
    But they have failed me – truly, madly, deeply.
    Their unexpected departures left me completely empty.
    So I shall now seek for the ONE that will simply TOUCH me,
    Not just a FLASH but a steadfast companion which I seek.

  14. I hope to win the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone for my mum. She has always been asking us not to buy new mobile phones for her and ends up using whichever old mobile phone there is in the family. With this Alcatel smartphone, she will be able to also have fun taking pictures at our family outings!

  15. Hi, the Alcatel One Touch Flash’s specs are fantastic! It’s got everything any phone user would need. And at a price that’s less than 1/3 to 1/2 of phones with equivalent specs. This would be a really nice Mother’s Day gift for me if I could win it. Thank you for this useful article and info – I’ll definitely be recommending to friends looking to buy a new phone!

  16. Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone specs seems so awesome!!
    Love e big screen (getting older..lol)
    Dual SIM fits me, as I travel to often and have SIM cards for various places
    Hate heavy weights.. 150g sounds perfect
    Longer Battery life, great camera feature.. hmmm
    sounds very must-have to try phone to me..

    Hope I get lucky!!

  17. It would definitely be my best companion in every place I go especially when I need to travel alot to work locally and overseas. I believe it would be a much clearer and faster phone for me to connect with my colleagues, family, friends, internet, watching movies and so on. Hope so much to use it on my next work project.

  18. I love to own the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH Smartphone cos I love it for being lightweight, slim, long battery life and that it comes with a big screen and many features which I like. This is definitely a good hp for me to connect to the world at anytime and anywhere.

  19. I love the dual-sim mode feature, it come in handy when travelling oversea. Traditionally, i will use back my existing mobile number and pay expensive carrier roaming fees. With dual-sim mode, I can keeping my usual mobile number and get a oversea prepaid data plan to continual surfing internet with cheap local carrier charges.

  20. Unexpected Touch

    Unexpected phone with unexpected capability , A very useful phone with Bigger 5.5 display of LCD screen..Operability is excellent.

  21. It would be really nice if I can have the awesome Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone to replace my current old phone that’s always slow, hangs and even blackout . With the awesome phone I will have no problem taking photos, connecting to the internet and communicating with my friends, colleagues and family. I’m loving the hp especially its big screen and slim body.

  22. I hope to win Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smart phone with a big LCD screen, perfect substitute for my current one with a rather small screen that I have to strain my eyes when browsing. Thanks!

  23. liked and shared Alvinology and Asia 361 !! i hope to win because i like taking photos of food and with a good camera function like Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone, it will defintely show up how “good” the food will taste like. on the other hand, i hope to share this gift with my mum as she has yet purchased a smart phone since she has gotten married. She is still stuck at the colour phone LED light phone because she is simply old and cannot catch up with youngsters like us with technology. i believe, if i can win this phone for her, she would be jumping for joy because she hopes to catch up with the IT technology now and get engage in social platforms like facebook and joining contests to get some luck. She believe that no more should be detered from learning as long as they have the will. With this smart phone, i believe her wish to catch up with the smart phone technology can be fulfilled and yes with the phone she can watch videos and improve her cooking skills … 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3   😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3   😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  24. The reason that I want to win this phone is very simple….. Because my current lousy phone is dead! And i need this new and better quality phone to save my days without the phone.

  25. I hope to win this phone as i would present it as a gift for my father on his birthday which happens to be in the month of May. Being in a digital age, my father knew that his children would want the best and latest smartphones. Thus, he would try his best and work day and night to ensure that his children would get one on their birthday. What breaks my heart is to know that he has not gotten any of the latest gadget till now as he wanted his children to have it first and all he wanted was just a simple phone to communicate and receive text messages. For his 50th birthday this year, i would like to present him this phone so that he can capture future moments in life with photos, being included in a what’s family group chat and be connected with world as this is only a small reward i could give for my father for the time being, for being a selfless father.

  26. I wish I can win the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone because I want to give to my parents for coming Mother’s or Father’s day gift ❤❤

  27. i hope to win the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone for my mum. , Good Camera, wide screen, light weight . she can selfie too . . . it a best gift for her .

  28. I hope to win this smartphone for my mummy. Although I don’t come from a well to do family, my mother has always sacrificed herself for my sister and I. She always leave the best portion of everything to us. She bought us smart phones so that we could keep up with the technology but she is still using her old button mobile phone with prepaid card so that she could scrimp and save up for our education. She always think about us first and put us before herself. She loves photography but does not have a good camera. She always uses her old camera with only 10MP. This Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone has a good camera of 13MP which would be a great tool for her to capture the beautiful scenery that she loves. 🙂 Also, as she aged, her eyesight is deteriorating. Sometimes, she finds it hard to read the small screen of her button mobile phone. This Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone has a wide screen which will be of great help and she would not have to squint her eyes anymore. ^_^ I hope that I can win this for her this Mothers’ day. Thank you for this generous giveaway!

  29. I want to win this Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone because I want to get a new phone for myself, and a free one would be even better. I think the features and specifications of this phone would be perfect for my daily usage.

  30. I need a new phone to replace my current iPhone which I have been using for many years. It’s getting old due to wear and tear. The Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone looks good and it will make a perfect birthday present for myself.

  31. At the price of $228, the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone is just what I need and looking for in a smartphone. The battery life, the screen size, the speed, the weight and the other specifications works ideally for me.

  32. I want to win the Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone for my dearest mother as Mother’s day gift because my mother is using Nokia Non-smart phone currently and she always like to watch korean and hong kong dramas on TV. With this Alcatel ONETOUCH FLASH smartphone, she can easily watch all her favourite dramas anytime and anywhere with huge battery capacity of 3,200 mAh without worry of battery flat-out and the octa-core 1.4GHz processor with 5.5″ HD display definitely will let my mum enjoy the videos smoothly without any lag !

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