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A Review on Alcatel OneTouch POP S3

Last updated: December 4, 2018.

Alcatel OneTouch POP S3 Review

Alcatel OneTouch POP S3 is a 4G budget device that undercuts all the other budget devices in the market, but is it a must have device or not? Find out in our full review.

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Description        

The description of Alcatel OneTouch POP S3 includes:

  • MediaTek quad-core 1.2GHz processor
  • Android 4.3 operating system
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB storage and an expansion slot for external memory
  • 123mm length; 4mm width and 9.85mm thickness
  • A display of 0-inch and 480 x 800 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 130g
  • Price of £79.99

Build

  • Alcatel has moved away from the normal conventions by producing coloured handsets instead of regular black.
  • The design is nice and cheerful.
  • The physical material of the handset is completely plastic. The handset feels rather cheap in hand but bear in mind that the handsets are robust and durable.
  • A large variety of coloured backplates are available which can replace the original back cover.
  • The front facia of all the handsets is white.
  • The excess bezel at the top and bottom makes the handset seem large.
  • There are three touch buttons beneath the screen for Back, Home and Menu functions.
  • Power button and volume rocker button sit on the right edge.
  • The top houses a 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • The backplate is removed to reveal the slot for SIM and microSD card.

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Display

  • The handset offers a 4-inch screen with 480 x 800 pixels of display resolution.
  • The handset has very limited viewing angles.
  • Colours are not bright enough and sometimes the display seems fuzzy.
  • The pixel density of the screen is 233ppi.
  • Text clarity is not very good either.
  • Image and video viewing is just passable.

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Processor

  • The MediaTek quad-core 1.2GHz processor is complemented by 1GB RAM.
  • The performance of the handset is good with almost all the tasks.

Memory & Battery

  • The handset has 4 GB of built in storage of which less than 2GB is available to the users.
  • The memory can be enhanced by the use of micoSD card.
  • The 2000mAh removable battery will not get you through the day. The battery ought to be more powerful.

Features

  • Alcatel OneTouch POP S3 runs Android 2.3 operating system.
  • The handset comes with a lot of pre-installed apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Shazam and Evernote.
  • The handset also has Alcatel OneTouch’s own branded apps.

Verdict

The handset has many negative and positive points; features are nice, design is also good, processor is responsive but the display is a complete letdown. Alcatel OneTouch POP S3 might be acceptable for those who want 4G service on a very low price.

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