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