Alcatel One Touch Glory 918N , Dual-Sim and Android 2.3 budget phone
Alcatel One Touch recently release their first dual-sim Android phone, the Glory 918N. It was introduced on the “Fashion meets Tech Press Launch” held on January 10, 2012 at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge in the Fort. Alcatel One Touch Glory 918N is the company’s entry-level smartphone running an Android OS version 2.3 Gingerbread, packed with 3.0-megapixel camera and 3.2-inch touchscreen. Those main phone features and its dual-sim capability for very affordable price of P5,699.
Its 3.0-megapixel camera without flash is acceptable as a budget phone, camera features Panoramic mode, white balance and colour effect settings, digital zoom and can capture video at 30frame/s. In terms of style, design is pretty good to me especially the color white with metallic gray for physical buttons like power and volume control.
What I like the most is the 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen that features 480 x 320 resolution. It provides high pixel density for image and video viewing that makes the display stand out, better than 3.2-inch display of LG Optimus L3 which only has 320 x 240 resolution. Unboxing video shows its reponsive touchscreen, quick apps loading and fast internet browsing.
Aside from pre-embedded apps, there are lots of optional apps can be installed and categorized them to make your apps more organized. Other important concern of smartphone user is, if the phone can run popular games. There are popular games like Angry Birds and some tower defense games doesn’t need high processor or GPU but Temple Run and other HD 3D game won’t work due to hardware specs. Its built-in G-sensor enhances your game experience and make your phone an instant game controller.
I also like its battery performance that promise a up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours of stand-by time. If you want to make your battery last longer, there are ways to save power. You can adjust the screen brightness that consume the higher percentage of your battery life, disable data and killing tasks which allows you to stop the running apps by force, it will save your battery and avoid screen freezing or lag as well.
Alcatel One Touch Glory 918N Specification:
- Dimensions: 112 x 58.6 x 12mm
- Weight: 123g
- 650MHz processor MTK 6573 chipset
- 3.2-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch
- 480 x 320 pixels, 262k colours
- 3.0-megapixel camera with Digital zoom
- HVGA video recording @30frame/s
- Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
- 256 RAM, 512 ROM
- 150MB internal memory
- microSD (up to 32GB)
- microUSB v2.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot
- Bluetooth v 3.0 with A2DP
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
- Proximity sensor, E-compass, G-sensor
- Battery lithium 1300mAh
- Talk time: up to 10hrs
- Standby time: 600hrs (2G), 550hrs (3G)
- Price: Php 5,699
Its price makes me wary about its quality.
HAHAHA hello Henry! I’m actually thinking of buying a new (and cheap) smartphone since my previous mobile got broken. It will be my first smartphone since I mostly just call and text and therefore doesn’t see any need for it but friends insist that I’ll need a smartphone once I’m working.
I’m thinking of either Blackberry curve 8520 or HTC explorer or Samsung Galaxy mini 2? Do you have any personal thoughts on these brands? HAHAHA thanks!
BB 8520: display has low pixel density, low camera megapixel without flash, low OS version, low processor and low battery life. 😀
HTC explorer: wide screen display with high pixel density, better camera but no flash, better Wi-Fi and high speed bluetooth, running Android 2.3 gingerbread, low processor but acceptable battery life. 🙂
Suggest ko buy mo Xperia mini ST15i like my phone pero medyo mahal mga nasa P8,400.
Sa totoo lang, di ko pa din magets ang basics ng smartphone pero what you’re suggesting is within my budget naman. I’ll look into it though I want to ask, what makes you suggest it?
Ay sory hndi ko nalagay advantages, haha.
Xperia mini ST15i: multi-touch screen with high pixel density better than explorer, display features BRAVIA Engine for Reality Display (favorite feature), XLOUD sound enhancement, 1GHz processor and 512 RAM for fast browsing ang multi-tasking, Android v2.3 can be upgrade to v4.0 ICS. Can capture excellent image quality with 5-MP camera, HD video recording and acceptable battery life.
HAHAHAHA if I don’t read your blog, I’d think you’re from Sony Ericsson but yeah, you basically sold it na! Thanks!
Wow, with the advancement of technology, everything’s suddenly cheaper. I remember those days when a portable dvd player costs around 100k! Now, it costs probably just 10-20% of that price!
Please like my Facebook page also 🙂
Joei and Me
Sure Joei, no problem! Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you visit again soon.
Hello Sir VanKaizer, Alcatel One Touch Glory 918N really looks good for me! The design is very simple and stylish looking 🙂 One good thing about this phone is the dual sim capability! You will no longer removed the battery and changed your sim hehe… And the price cost of it was really affordable because it’s only 5, 699 Pesos! WOW!
Nice Post Sir VanKaizer 🙂
If you have time please do visit my blog entitled Heart Blog Mind 🙂
Galing naman! Dami nya na manage na blog. ^_^
Hello Sir Henry 😀 Hindi ko na nga po mamanage lahat ai heheh ang gulo gulo 😀
Pahelp nman pano eoff sound ng camera nong Alcatel Glory 918N. D ko talaga mahanap kung saang settings sya pwd eoff.
hi! cameras in mobile phones are intended to sound when taking photos. this is to avoid pervy photos being taken without anyone noticing.
Tanx sa info miahnie. Bukog tangi kasi syang hindi maeoff ang sound ng camera taz ang lakas pa….
nice phone! i ‘luv et!!!
Thanks for visiting Mervz!
Hi! I am interested in the phone since it’s one of the choices for my postpaid plan. Does it support ice cream sandwich po ba?
Hindi siguro kaya ng specs nito ang v4.0 ICS, pero 2.3 maganda na para sa entry-level phone.
So di po to pwedeng i upgrade from 2.3 to other higher versions?
Hindi na siguro kaya ng processor yung v4.0 ICS
Oh. Okay sir. Thanks. Im pretty dumb kasi sa Android :)) hahaha.
So, basically, 2.3/GB na ang best for this phone, am i right sir?
Yes, nagkaroon kasi ako ng xperia running v2.1 tapos ung new phone ko v2.3 ang laki ng improvement, maganda na talaga.
Hey! HAHAHA I bought the phone earlier today; it works like a charm. Thanks!
What phone did you buy?
I have a question. I got my phone just two days ago and the camera quality is blurry. I already set my phone’s camera quality to super fine and the outcome is still similar. And I can’t figure out how to turn the camera sound off, I mean it sets off a loud clicking sound whenever I take a snapshot. It’s a very nice phone overall, but I’m really disappointed in the camera features and also the way its battery life drains too fast. Any ideas how I can fix this problem?
San po pweding makabili ng case nyan? hirap hanapin
hi sir henry meron aqng alcatel glory x 918…ask q lang po qng pno i-off ung camera sound nya…thanks po
sir henry pnu q po b i-off ung camera sound ng alcatel glory x 918?
Hello Tart! Sorry, I don’t have a Glory 918, try to visit their official website http://www.alcatelonetouch.com/ph/support or contact their technical support hotline ^_^
bakit po 3.2MPXL yong Alcatel 918N ko? tapos po yong sa post nyo po 3.0MPXL lang? bat ganon?
Ay ganon ba, thanks sa info, update ko na lang ^_^
ung glory 918 = 3.0 mp, updated version glory x 918 kaya 3.2mp na ung cam.
main concern: parang wla setting ung camera sound kahit silent mode bale wala.
Oo nga po, hindi masilent yong camera nya pag nag take ka ng picture…lakas pa man din…napakaiskandaloso…hehehe..ok nman sana ang features nya kaso ang bilis malowbat ng battery. mga ilang tawag lang eh laki ng bawas sa battery. tapos pag nag internet ka halos 1hr lang ang itatagal ng battery…hindi naman po ba battery ko po ang may defect? or ganon talaga battery nya?
pano malalaman yung armv6 o armv7 na tinutukoy dun sa games?
nakabili po ako last week nyan, pero ang problema ko po ay ang bilis maubos ng battery nya.. cguro less than 30 mins lng ako sa games, tas 30 mins wi-fi, tas other stuffs na.. pero cguro every day dapat chinacharge ko sya.. ganun din ba sa inyo??
tas ask ko lng if parati mo syang chinacharge kht may charge pa sya mga 25%, ok lng ba un?? tnx!
hi carlos…yong unit ko kc free sa plan ko sa sun, sabi nong taga sun, kaylangan daw wag epadrain ang battery. cguro pwd na yang 25% kasi saglit mo na lang din mgagamit if ganyan na lang ang battery nya. ganyan din yong unit ko one day lang eh pgkaumaga charge na nnman ako. pero if mag internet ako tsaka laro hindi aabutin ng isang araw, same lang din sa unit mo.tagal pa naman echarge.
Please inform me as well pag alam nyo na po i-off ung sound ng camera kc khit nakaheadset disturbing parin…So inconvenient kapag ginagamit ung alcatel Glory…Thanks..
hinid po talga xa mai-off. gamit ka na lang ng ibang camera apps.
Hello there! I simply would like to give you a big thumbs up for
the excellent information you have got right here on this post.
I will be returning to your blog for more soon.
Okay na sana itong Glory 918N, kaso sa lahat naman ng naging phone ko ito na yata ang may pinaka iskadalosong sounds ng camera, di man lang maioff,ang bilis pa mag lowbat! for 30 mins na wi-fi at 45 mins call…wala man lang bang way para kahit yung sounds nung cam maioff/silent?(thru apps.)
hi! i just want to ask which is better, alcatel glory 918n, o+ 8.7 or lg l3? thank you! 🙂
Main Concern: Paano i-off ang camera sound.
Actually. plan ko pa lang apply-an yan sa sun kaso my mga nabasa na akong concerns about sa camea sound. Based sa nabasa ko na isang blog (xenxa na hindi ko na maalala yung exact link eh) hindi talaga xa mai-ooff.. Gamit na lang kayo ng third-party apps. marami namang ganun sa google play.
Anyway, pa help naman mag decide.. anong sa tingin niyo ang mas ok? HTC explorer o Alcatel 918n.. tnx
intall nalang kayo ng camera silent
then camera silent nalang yung gamitin nyo to take photo’s
I have a brand new Alcatel one touch 918N. I like the phone in all its features but, the only problem I don’t like with the phone is the sound it makes when taking a picture.
Is there any way the sound of camera can be turned off?
Nicе blog гight here! Alsο youг wеbsite ѕo much up νery fаst!
What wеb host aге уou the use οf?
Сan Ι am gеttіng your asѕocіate lіnk on youг hoѕt?
I desire my websitе loaded up as quickly as уours lol
Thanks for shаrіng уour thoughts оn ѕmartphone.
Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post. Many
thanks for providing this info.
Heya great website! Does running a blog similar to this take a great deal of work?
I’ve no knowledge of programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, should you have any recommendations or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject however I just needed to ask. Cheers!
ung wifi ko po is connected pero di ko magamit ung net.. lage problem loading page.. any help po and violent reactions?,… tnx po,,,
Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board
and I find It really useful & it helped
me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.
how can i erase those embeded features that i dont like.
please help me: step by step procedure.
thanks because i dont know yet how to manage well my smartphone the model of my phone is ALCATEL One-Touch 918N Dual-SIM Android Phone..
Incredible points. Outstanding argumentѕ. Keep up
the grеat effort.
Look at my web-site: bite-dans-lе-cul.fr *Sheree*