One Touch S'Pop - £50
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Alcatel One Touch S'Pop
Alcatel's One Touch S'Pop (Small Pop) is a step up in size from its relative the T'Pop (Tiny Pop). It is an entry-level smart phone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. Alcatel have made their name with devices at this end of the market in recent years and the S'Pop is a good example of why they have been so successful; offering the ability to connect you with your friends, your colleagues and the internet at an affordable price.
This phone has a 3.5 inch touchscreen that displays in 165PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The S'Pop has a 3.2MP camera, can record video in up to 640VGA and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 18 out of 100.
The S'Pop has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1400mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on the S'Pop is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The S'Pop comes with 4GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The S'Pop has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
Alcatel's One Touch S'Pop has an FM radio and an MP3 player. The S'Pop is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
This phone offers solid performance and Google Android at an affordable price. A front facing camera is unusual at this level and helps this phone to stand out in the crowded budget phone market.