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.
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.
- 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:
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.
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