Thanks to the folks at Alcatel, I got to experience the Alcatel Flash 2 before they launch in Singapore. I did what I used to do a lot in the past here at The Claudia Post, here’s my long-time-no-do-liao Claud Talks Gadget: Alcatel Flash 2.
Unboxing Alcatel Flash 2
The set I got to try was not a local set, so the manual and power adaptor is not for Singapore. Of course the one you order will be in English and comes with the 3-pin plug.
Value For Money, Great for Kids and Grandparents
The Alcatel Flash 2, when I saw it, touched it and got wind of the price, I was already mentally taking order for who to give this to for Christmas. My dad is going to be getting one for sure, cos his phone is hand-me-down from me then to my mum and now to him. And of cos, the Flash 2 camera is better, so he can take better and sharper in focused photos of his grandkids to use as his wallpaper!
See even the packaging looks so good! No one will know its a phone less than $200 loh!
Retailing at just S$199 without contract, this is the cheapest smartphone that gives you a powerful camera and some awesome specifications. You can buy it online at Lazada.sg from 4 December. Just in time for Christmas!
Original Android Lollipop OS
If you are one of those who gets irritated by the numerous apps that come pre-installed in your new smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that Alcatel has keep it as bare as possible. Comes as it is with the authentic Android L UI, similar to the Huawei NEXUS aka Google phone. No branded theme or skin overlaying the original OS.
Taking Mobile Photography To Next Level (They call it Mobigraphy)
Alcatel’s dedication for mobigraphy gives a complete and growing multi-feature camera to ensure that you always have the most needed creative tools for your mobigraphy journey. You can shoot in manual settings, take time lapse videos and capture panorama pictures with the front camera. Other camera features you will see in the Alcatel Flash 2 includes Super Fine, HDR, Face Beauty, Multi-Angle, PIP (Picture in Picture) Mode and even create Live photo. I’ve yet tried all the features, will share more on Instagram when I do!
There’s also a dedicated shutter button for quick switch from phone to camera. Something you don’t find in many phones these days.
Exclusive gSight. Camera Technologies
The gSight. camera is born to deliver superior image quality. The 13MP Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, ƒ/2.0 aperture and 0.3 seconds Phase Detection Auto Focus provides fast, sharp and powerful camera experience. With RealTone flash gives an extra advantage in low light conditions while maintaining the colors as true as possible to real life.
Design to Be Profie Cam
For the Profie Cam. front camera, Flash 2 has the distinct LED flash, shedding light to the users’ selfies. With the advancement of the wider 84 degrees angle, selfie taking with families and friends improves tremendously as you can fit even more people into the photo, and never leave anyone out in capturing your special moments.
Robust 64-bit Octa-core Processor
Built with the incredibly powerful 64-bit octa-core 1.3Ghz Cortex-A53 MT6753 Processor along with the 2GB LPDDR3 SDRAM, the Flash 2 delivers robust performance for heavy duty usage. Users can multitask seamlessly. For peak graphic performance, the l Flash 2 comes with the Mali-T720MP4 GPU.
Pricing & Availability
The Flash 2 (Volcanic Grey) will be available on 4 December 2015 at M1 and Lazada Singapore for $199. Flash 2 flip cover and screen protector will be bundled as a standard in-box accessories.
Check out their website for full specifications and features at http://www.alcatelflash.com/flash-2/. Follow Alcatel OneTouch on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ALCATELONETOUCHsingapore for latest information and promotions.