Alcatel OT-916 review

Alcatel OT-916

The Alcatel OT-916 was released in April this year as a low-end QWERTY smartphone.  It looks a bit like the HTC ChaCha at design and with the dedicated Facebook button. It is designed for those who are addicted to the social media apps.

The TFT capacitive display has 2.6 inches and 256k colors. It supports multitouch and it is unusable when typing messages.

The material from the back of the phone offers a good hand grip. The camera has a 3.15MP sensor and a LED flash. Near the LED flash is the loud speaker. It features geo-tagging and the default Android camera options.  Video recording is made at a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

The internal storage has 150 Mb and it can be expanded with a microSD card up to 32 GB. The 600 MHz processor and the 7.2 Mbps HSDPA speeds is more than enough for chatting on Facebook or Twitter. Android version is 2.3 Gingerbread and you can move the data from apps to the SD card. The phone has accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors. It also has support for stereo FM radio with RDS, GSP with A-GPS and document viewer.

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Wi-Fi supports the b/g/n protocols and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth is version 3.0 with A2DP and the microUSB slot is v2.0.

The battery is big enough for the phone and its screen. It has 1500 mAh and it can last 650 hours in standby and 8 hours in talk time. On a moderate use it goes around three days of use.

The OT-916 measures 117 x 64.8 x 11.6mm and weighs 126 grams. It supports both xHTML and HTML.

The Alcatel OT-916 is a good alternative to the HTC ChaCha thanks to its low price. It handles very well. If you are interested in buying one, check for good deals on www.mobilephonedeals.com.

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