Alcatel have a well deserved reputation for quality and affordability, and this is very evident in the One Touch Pop 3 (5.5). With a huge 5.5″ 720p display and a quad-core processor, performance is excellent.
The One Touch Pop 3 achieved a Mr Aberthon ranking of 9.3/10 and is fully covered by our no quibble 14 Day Returns Policy
Alcatel have something of a disjointed history in cellphones. A long-time highly respected French maker of telecoms equipment, the mobile arm of the brand is now under license to Nokia. Of course, with the troubles the Finnish giant have had, it has been difficult for Alcatel to gain a foothold. However, this hasn’t stopped them from producing outstanding devices at amazing prices. The One Touch Pop 3 (5.5) is a terrific example of that policy. To be able to pack any smartphone with the kind of hardware Alcatel have managed is incredible.
The 5.5″ display (the 5.5 bit in the name) is of the IPS LCD type. These displays have been long favored by Apple and HTC. They provides outstanding color rendition, and makes your photos look much more true to life.
At this size, we are getting towards the “Plus” end of things, but the One Touch Pop 3 never feels overly big or clumsy in the hand. It sits nicely and allows one-handed usage without too much of a stretch. Despite the larger size, it weighs just a fraction over 6 ounces. This puts it on the lighter side of larger smartphones.
To go with this big display is a big heart. The quad core processor keeps everything shifting along nicely, and the 2500mAh battery means you’ll have enough power to last the day.
It’s not so very long that smartphones in the mid range had only a single camera, and not a great one at that. With the One Touch Pop3, you get a superb 8MP rear camera. You also get a very effective and selfie-friendly 2MP front camera. Now, you have no excuses for not being all over Instagram.
8GB of internal storage comes built-in to get you going with photos and all the Full HD video you want. If you need more space, there’s a Micro SD card slot which will accept cards up to 256GB. That’s enough for, well let’s just say A LOT of photos, videos mp3s or anything else.
The quality of the pictures from the One Touch Pop 3 are amazing. They are sharp, full of color, and just a joy to behold. We’re in a time where images from smartphone are appearing on the internet in their millions every minute of the day. The One Touch Pop 3 will make sure yours can compete with even the very best.
The rear camera also has geo-tagging, smile detection, HDR and a panorama function if you’re feeling creative.
Alcatel have made sure to cater for just about everything you need. Wi-Fi bg/g/n, Bluetooth 4 and GPS are all included. For texts, calls and data, the One Touch Pop 3 is 4G ready, so you’ll get the fastest possible data download speeds.
But that’s not all! Because all our devices at Mr Aberthon are unlocked, you can use the One Touch Pop 3 in over 160 countries worldwide. Just buy a local SIM card which gives you plenty of data, and no more costly roaming charges!
All too often, manufacturers put out inexpensive devices to try and capture the purchases of those on a limited budget. But the problem is that they often do it at the expense of quality. Not so Alcatel and the One Touch Pop 3. Instead, Alcatel have packed an awful lot of quality components into a smartphone which could easily cost double and nobody would worry.
If you’re looking to take a first step into a phone with a larger screen, then this is a great place to start.
|Dimensions||5.98 × 3.06 × 0.37 in|
AT&T, Metro-PCs, Select Prepaid GSM Supported Carriers, T-Mobile, Universal (All GSM Networks)
5.0" to 5.5", 5.5" to 6.0"
|Android Operating System|
Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Non-removable Li-Ion 2500/2910 mAh
|MicroSD Card Slot|
Up to 256 GB
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