My good friends from Lazada Philippines has invited a small group of lifestyle and tech bloggers for an unboxing and hands on of the new Alcatel Flash 2. But due to our limited time with it, I was not able to get a thorough review of the said device. On the next Lazada flash sale for this smartphone, I decided to buy one online.

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I have been using the Alcatel Flash 2 for about two weeks now and here are the things that I like about it.

  • DESIGN – I do love the rough and sandpaper feel of the device. It feels so secure in the hand and no worries that it will slip off your hand. The Flash 2 is also light and so delightful to hold in one hand.
  • DISPLAY – The 5-inch display has an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is pretty sharp and has good viewing angles. Overall, it is a pretty decent display.
  • PERFORMANCE – Overall performance was great. Lags were very minimal.
  • GAMING – I downloaded three games namely Angry Birds 2, Clash of Clans and Dead Trigger 2. To my surprise all games ran extremely well with no hiccups.
  • LTE CONNECTIVITY – For only P6,190 this smartphone now has LTE connectivity. So far internet speeds are within normal range and it gets strong LTE connection on an area known to have coverage.

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  • CAMERA – Photos taken from the 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera are fairly sharp, nice details and with certain vibrancy. It is not outstanding but it is generally decent.

Here are some of my sample photos:

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There are things that I don’t like about the Alcatel Flash 2 but these are merely minor gripes only.

  • Display struggles a little bit under direct sunlight.
  • There are instances of delayed screen response when touching the display.
  • Camera takes time to focus.
  • Battery should more than enough for a day of heavy use. It falls short a little on the battery juice.

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Alcatel Flash 2:

  • 1.3GHz Octa Core Mediatek MK6753 processor
  • Mali T760 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera with LED flash
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • SRP: P6,190
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