Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet and Idol 2 S Review and #Giveaway via @Tullyman77 Ends 02/28 Can

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I love devices, at first it doesn’t matter the shape or size I just have to try it. I was contacted to perform a review for a smart phone and tablet from Alcatel One Touch in which I had been reading about and following through social media already as well as their position at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (#CES2015). You will understand after reading why my answer was an undoubtedly YES and may even make you question your current device.

Alcatel_Logo_Answer_The_TullyphoneAlcatel One Touch is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation which is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. You may have been like myself when you read their name and thought, hmmm I’ve never heard of them. The fact of the matter is they are in the top ten fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers that offer devices that are not only easy to use but also fantastically designed both esthetically and technically. (Pretty & Useable as my mother would say!)

I was invited to try out both the Alcatel OneTouch “Pop 7 Tablet” as well as their “Idol 2 S” and overall if I were to give them a rating I couldn’t score them  less than a 9 out of 10**. Reading through you will understand why I came up with this number. Feel free though to drop any question to me after reading, I’d be happy to help get you an answer.

Upon first testing a device of this type I look for a couple of things to see if I even want to go any farther with it; fit and finished as I’ve mentioned as well as operation speed both in the matter of boot time and running through everyday apps. The verdict: both passed the test with flying colors and I would certainly put them up against some high end manufacturers, of course comparing apples to apples. That being said, let me drop you some information and specs on the two devices I had the pleasure to review.

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 Tablet (Aprox. value $299)

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The operating system upon arrival is Android Jelly Bean 4.2, however, is upgradable by download to the most recent version as of today (Jan 2015). The 4G capable tablet has a CPU with a fantastic dual core 1.3 GHz with 4gb rom and 1gb ram for system memory. A huge factor for me is space and this baby has micro SD card support storage capacity up to 32GB which is extremely affordable at $24 currently at Costco and sometimes cheaper if you shop around. One thing I always like to note about memory is that if you have the choice to get a class 10 card, do so, as it is the speed in which the transfer rate happens between it and the device and makes a big difference. Fully functional Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n to keep you connected to your network and Bluetooth 4.0. Only 3 external interface keys which are for; powering and volume on and off. Lightweight at 285 grams and measures 192 x 113 x 8.9 mm. The Camera boasts front 0.3mpxl and rear 2mpl quality and you may say, “What, That doesn’t sound great?” The fact is as far as picture quality for a tablet, what we consider or have been brainwashed to believe is a high end brand doesn’t have a whole lot more and a low percentage of people even use them for that reason. (This had been the only reason I was originally going to dock off 5% from my original rating, then thought, apples to apples! See website to confirm details)** I attributed a loss of 1 point for this device due to the scrutiny from some for the camera, however, I’m ok with it.

End result for this device: Although Alcatel Onetouch can offer you another model, for their current entry level device it packed enough punch for me and I come from a mostly iOS background. The android operating system is quick, battery life is reasonable (a little over 6hrs), as of July 2014 there were 1.3 million apps to choose from so you will not be bored and its functionality overall for work or play is above average and will get the job done.

 

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 S (Aprox. value $179.95)

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This 5” beauty boasts a HD 720 x 1280 pixel capacitive multi-touch display with an 8mp rear and 1.3mp front camera. It will capture and play video at 1080p and includes a video stabilizer (EIS). Arriving in your hand with Android Jelly Bean 4.3 (Upgradeable) and works on the following GSM Quad Networks; (850/900/1800/1900) UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 DC HSPA+. A hard-core Quad core 1.2 GHz CPU, 4G Lte and has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, direct, display and extension mode. Capabilities also include; DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, E-compass and G-sensor. An internal 8 GB emmc upgradeable to 32 GB with a Micro SD card and 1 GB ram.

Great Sound capabilities that include a music player that will play multiple formats (See website), an FM Radio, HD sound, Noise cancellation, hands free and more. Great battery life which was incredibly important to me as being out a lot during the day and needing to access my website, email and more I need power when I need it. 400 hours of standby should you not need it much to keep you going or if you’re a talker it will allow 7hrs straight talking and that is on 4G! Included in the box is everything you need to get going; a slim charger head, micro usb cable, in-ear stereo headset, user guide and sim card removal tool. The total measurements of the device are 136.5 x 69.7 x 7.45mm, weighs in at only a mere 126g and is available in Full White or Slate. (See Website to confirm details)

End result for this device: I personally fell in deep infatuated love with this device. It does absolutely everything for me and more that I’ve spent 4 times the amount for in the past and received less functionality. At first, being an iOS guy I personally though uh oh but I gave it a little time to get used to and now to be completely honest, it currently takes precedent.

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In closing, now that I know the devices, they have opened my eyes quite widely at the options I now have without boundaries and you truly won’t know their full potential without trying one for yourself. In my honest tech savvy opinion, I’d pick up the Idol 2 S mobile phone in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone considering a smart phone as it is truly a brilliantly simple design, affordable LTE device without sacrificing quality and dependability. In regards to the Pop 7 tablet, it too being simple affordable and a 4G tablet what more do you want or need? The only answer I could give to that question is that if you have to ask that, Alcatel Onetouch does have other available options should you need them but it’s enough for me. (See Website) Alcatel Onetouch continues with their innovation today and I’ve seen such items as wearable tech and mobile broadband.

Oh yes, before you go on to read another post, would you like one for yourself? How about one of each! YES, that’s correct, thanks to Alcatel Onetouch I have also been given the opportunity to giveaway the same device package I received for review. I would love it if you would enter, share the love and be sure to show Alcatel Onetouch some love by following their accounts too.
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** Another the great bloggers are giving away this very same package  “Tales of a Ranting Ginger” , “In R Dream“, as well as “Mommy Kat and Kids” so if I were you once you have done your browsing drop over and enter their giveaways too for another chance, tell them Tullyman sent you! Newly Added Feb 11th Check out Geek with Style’s review of the Alcatel OneTouch X+ and enter to win!

Disclosure: I received a sample of the product to facilitate my review and was not compensated in any other way. As always opinions and words are that of my own experience and opinions other than technical specifications taken directly from the manufacturer.

answerthetullyphoneAlcatel OneTouch Pop 7 tablet and Idol 2 S Review and #Giveaway via @Tullyman77 Ends 02/28 Can

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  1. JaimeeM

    They offer 9 different smartphones on their website (I counted lol) and are listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK)

  2. Vesper Meikle

    I admit I didn’t understand much of the technical specs. that’s my husband area but the tablet has a 7” screen which I hope would be big enough to watch films on

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      I use it all the time for that and love it! Also should you be lucky enough to have a smart tv, it can stream directly without any added devices to some 🙂

  3. Judy Cowan

    The tablet has 3 keys on the side for power, volume on and volume off. Saw that they had a map to find a repair center close to you but it doesn’t appear that Canada has any.

  4. Athena

    I like that they seem to have a great support section and it is lightweight which means it’d be really portable with the kids 🙂

  5. Susan Hanley

    I love the portability of the tablet. Good to use to keep the kids entertained when at the doctor’s, etc. Also they have a great support system in place for those of us that aren’t as technically savvie as we think we are.

  6. Wayne Lecoy

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win the Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 Tablet
    and the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 2 S.
    In response to your requirement to click to visit the Alcatel Onetouch site
    and tell you in the comments section something about them not in this post.
    I learned that ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, manufactures, and markets globally an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them.
    Currently the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today’s mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices they can afford.
    ALCATEL ONE TOUCH also has a great support section with answers to your top 10 help questions.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Tiffany Rotulo

    “ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, manufactures, and markets globally an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them. “

  8. elaing8

    I think your post pretty much covers everything about these 2 products. For the phone the Music Play Time is up to 3.8 hours.

  9. Krista M

    I learned that Alcatel offers a limited warranty in most countries covering certain types of repairs for most new products. The phone is guaranteed against any deviation from technical specifications for a period of twelve 12 months from the date specified on your proof of purchase.

  10. paula schuck

    Well this post is pretty comprehensive so it’s hard to find anything you didn’t cover!! I like that it comes with a one year warranty as well. Most of Alcatel products do. I am pretty sure I have heard of this brand before. I seems very familiar. Good review, sir!

  11. Megan F.

    I do believe it’s the scanner, but it says that the phone has a QR code in the camera. That would be helpful with some of the codes that are still out there.

  12. Jenn E

    Incredible review – you covered everything! On the website, I also learned that the POP 7 tablet is the “WORLD’S lightest and thinnest 7 inch entry level tablet”. Can we say “impressive”?!!!

  13. Lynda Cook

    I also learned they also carry smartwatches too, and not only do they synch with your smart phone but also track your sleep habits and heart rate etc. sounds like a pretty good company

  14. Lori Bazan

    Currently the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers!! That gives me piece of mind and the fact that it is so light weight makes me want it more!

  15. SUMMER PLEWES

    They really have a thorough site with a great help section. The pixi 3 family of items they launched in January support firefox, android and windows with a very affordable price.

  16. Florence C

    I read they are the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today’s mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices they can afford.

  17. Lisa L

    I learned that Alcatel OneTouch is the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world out of the world’s top ten.

  18. Brenda Penton

    I love that they give Hearing Aid Compatibility with Mobile Phones. My dad is deaf and uses hearing aids and this is VERY useful as he will be getting a new phone this spring and his current phone has a lot of interference.

  19. Anna W

    ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

  20. Cheryl

    I learnt that the tablet is very thin and most of their products come with a 6-12 month warranty, they also have a help area which is great

  21. Amber Y

    I learned that they offer a 6mth battery warranty and their support section is impressive. Most companies have crap support sections.

  22. Sarah Jackson

    The tablet comes with a magnetic flip cover which is a good lil extra as most tablets dont come with anything like that

  23. Belinda McNabb

    They have a fantastic faq section on their site for with great answer for even the most novice of smart phone and tablet users

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  25. jay nelson

    Ah, this is a sneaky question!
    The In-Mould labelling gives the product greater protection from scratches and wear and tear. The product has 1 year warranty and the website offers a faq and troubleshooting guide.

  26. Fan R

    I learned that phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than phones that are not labeled.

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, manufactures, and markets globally an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them.

  28. WEndi

    i love that there is different models to choose from that way you dont have to have the same phone as your neighbor and everyone else

  29. Londia

    Something I saw and learned is that Alcatel offers a limited warranty in most countries covering certain types of repairs for most new products. The phone is guaranteed against any deviation from technical specifications for a period of twelve (12) months from the date specified on your proof of purchase.

    The warranty terms definition also applies to the battery and accessories but for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase shown on your proof of purchase.

  30. Aaron D

    Currently the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH makes access to today’s mobile lifestyle simple by offering colorful, easy-to-use devices equipped with the technology people need most at smart prices they can afford.

  31. Alayne Langford

    Because of your very thorough examination and unrequited love of the Alcatel, I see that this company also makes a watch, which I am keenly falling in love with myself. I am a sucker for these “smart” watches and theirs is sleek and sexy. Take a look, when you are finished falling in love with your One Touch 🙂

  32. Nicole Jubleew

    The Camera on the Idol 2S comes with autofocus, Touch focus, face detection, smile detection, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, night mode, burst mode, timer, sport mode, 4-shots mode

  33. Theresa Black

    They have an amazing support section with the top 10 help questions answered already! Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

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  35. Jack Davis

    Learned about “What kind of warranty does Alcatel offer on its products”

    Alcatel offers a limited warranty in most countries covering certain types of repairs for most new products. The phone is guaranteed against any deviation from technical specifications for a period of twelve (12) months from the date specified on your proof of purchase.

    The warranty terms definition also applies to the battery and accessories but for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase shown on your proof of purchase.

    For more information on countries, please visit Alcatel website or Alcatel service centers. You can find service centers addresses and contact information from Alcatel Website as below address:

    http://www2.alcatelonetouch.com/usa/support/hotlines_repaircenters.html

  36. Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux

    I learned that the phone is guaranteed against any deviation from technical specifications for a period of twelve (12) months and the battery and accessories for a period of six (6) months from the date of purchase.

  37. krystyl olson

    Currently the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, and listed in the honk kong stock exchange. 🙂 It’s funny that its called one touch … so is my glucose monitor 😛

  38. Amanda Fiore

    ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

  39. Sarah Oswald

    ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

  40. Jennie Yuen

    ALCATEL ONE TOUCH is a brand of TCL Communication, a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

  41. Heather Howard

    “As far as the national laws permit, repairing the product does not extend or affect the warranty period”

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  42. Susan Stirling

    I gave up my cell phone 3 years ago (rabidly addicted). Visiting the Alcatel site, I learned that they are not as expensive as I thought! I also learned that there are so many new features and great quality cameras. I got so excited I decided I MUST HAVE one, but then got very concerned that I am still an addict 🙁 Oh well, better than being a smoker!

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  44. Wanda Tracey

    Wow! This is a splendid and fabulous giveaway!!!!!!! I would love to win an Alcatel-one touchpop-7-tablet-and -idol-2.In response to your requirement to click to visit the Alcatel Onetouch site
    and tell you in the comments section something about them not in this post.
    I learned that ALCATEL ONE TOUCH designs, manufactures, and markets globally an expanding portfolio of mobile and Internet products designed to be as individual as the people who use them.It is currently the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, and listed in the Hong Kong stock exchange. 🙂

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