Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus Review, Pricing and Comparison

Posted: May 20, 2015 Updated: July 11, 2015 by onlineph | Filed under Business, Featured, Internet, Reviews, SmartPhones, Technology.

Alcatel is about to release its One Touch Flash Plus after being quiet for some time. Many are growing curious on what it has to offer in a competitive market.


Design

Not getting far away from the Alcatel Idol series, it features the same signature design Alcatel had been known for. It has sleek physique with well rounded corners. The Power and volume buttons, together with the second SIM card slot are all located in the right side. You can find the microSD and first SIM card slots in the left. The micro USB port is at the bottom while the 3.5 headphone jack port is on the top.

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The rear camera is packed with 13MP accompanied by a LED flash below in while the speaker is located at the bottom. You will see the brand name stamped below the LED flash. The back is smooth and matte, but it is non-removable, giving no access to the battery which is 3,500mAh.

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The front is finished with smooth glass while the frame is metal. Soft keys are located at the bottom, however these are not backlit. One Touch Flash Plus camera needs enough lighting to maximize its potential. The front camera has 8MP

Overall, it fits right into the hand with 5.5-inch display which gives a good grip to the user though the smoothness might make it slippery if your hand is wet or sweaty.

Display

One Touch Flash Plus had 5.5-inch IPS LCD display. With 268ppi, the screen is clear enough and the colors are crisp. While some might prefer HD LCD displays, the IPS display saves more juice and faster performance. While it is usually bright enough, you might need to adjust the screen to higher brightness when you go outdoors.

The sounds of the speakers are fine, but if you have a thing for bass, you might have to reconsider.

Operating System

Alacatel’s UI does not have an app drawer but has folders where you can organize your apps. Powered by 64-bit octa-core processor, One Touch Flash Plus’ RAM has 2GB and runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. The response to every touch is quick.

One Touch Flash Plus also has smart gesture that gives you the ability to wake youe phone with Double Tap. It also has screen gestures that you can customize to open the phone’s features even if it is in sleep mode. It already has a QR code reader.

It also has Smart Somatosensory that you can set to activate features such as the Smart Answer. Yo can answer the calls by simply putting the phone. It can also sense hand gestures, so you can browse through the gallery by waving your hand on top of the screen. Take photos with hand gesture and answer calls by placing your palm on the screen if you are using your Bluetooth headset.

One Touch Flash Plus camera needs enough lighting to maximize its potential. The front camera has 8MP( WOW!)

AnTuTu Benchmark

AnTuTu Benchmark ranked One Touch Flash Plus with a score higher than the Galaxy S5.

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Lenovo A7000, Alcatel Flash Plus and Zenfone 2 technical comparison by YugaTech

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Lazada exclusively offers One Touch Flash Plus at Php6,490. The price is very competitive compared to other smartphones in the Philippine market. Though is could have better display and speakers, it can go head to head with the other brand’s flagship.

Alcatel Flash Plus Unboxing and First Impression by PinoyTube

Alcatel Flash Plus Paired with Ipega Bluetooth Controller

Update: May 15 sale was sold out in 5 minutes.
Update: The May 23, 12 noon sale was out of stock in just a few minutes. 

Update: June 5 Sale was OUT OF STOCK in 1 minute.
Update: June 30, 12 noon OUT OF STOCK Gold in 1 minute, Slate in 3 minutes.
Update: July 8, 12 noon. Out of Stock in 3 minutes
Update: July 21 Next Sale

Are you one of those lucky person who was able to purchase on the “minute sale” of Lazada? Please share your experience on the comment box below.


22 Responses to “Alcatel One Touch Flash Plus Review, Pricing and Comparison”

  1. onlineph says:

    Have you experience this?
    I saw some people complaining on the screen flicker of AFP.

    • Fire Lion says:

      I havent experienced it just yet. So far so good.

      • onlineph says:

        Pwede malaman sir kung nung 1st ba or 2nd sale kayo nakabili?

        • Fire Lion says:

          1st at 2nd sale bro. Yung 1st sale ang alam ko nagka problema ung iba sa wifi nila. Kahit katabi na mismo ung router di pa din makasagap ng signal. Although wala akong bad experience or complaint nung 1st unit ko. Yung sa 2nd naman so far so good ang unit ko. Sa June 5 bili ulit ako sakto gold ata ang available pambigay ko sa misis ko.

          • onlineph says:

            Isa ka pla sa mga swerte sa AFP sales. Kung bibili ka ulit sa June 5 meaning napasaya ka talaga ng units mong AFP na hawak. I hope pag naka experience ka ng kakaiba sa AFP at sa susunod mo pang bilhin sa June 5 ay mashare mo din dito sa comment. Thanks sir Fire Lion.

          • Fire Lion says:

            Yes sir pag may makita or mahanap akong glitch sa AFP post ko agad dito. Tagal ko din kasing nagaabang ng Xiaomi Mi Note kaso til now wala pa. Buti na lang dumating si Flash Plus. Yung battery talaga wala akong masabi matindi ang tagal gamitin. Heavy gamer ako tas may music at video pang kasama pero umaabot ng whole day. Yung camera the best sya pag maliwanag pero pag medyo madilim na ayun lang medyo average pic na lang. Pero definitely good buy talaga to lalo sa performance at price point nya.

  2. Pabbelyn Nepacena says:

    Madami nagsasabi about sa screen pixels problem pati yung mahinang sagap ng LTE wifi nya. Madaming probs pa si AFP although maganda ang specs.

    • Fire Lion says:

      Nope not really. Yung sakin kahit nasa probinsya ako malakas ang sagap ng LTE. Mabilis ang phone pati battery ok. Ang problema lang di maganda yung camera sa low light condition.

      • onlineph says:

        Yung mga nakabili ng first sale ng May wala masyado prob pero ung 2nd sale nila nung 23 mejo madami ng complains. Sa 3rd sale kaya nila, Hindi kaya binebenta padin nila ung mga ibinalik na unit? #justasking

    • Rhon says:

      First sale ng AFP ako nakabili ng unit ko. No prob ako sa screen. Yung napansin ko is yung sa pagsagap ng signal. Wala pako LTE sim pero yung H+ na connection nya, hindi namemaintain. May times na nagfafluctuate between H+ at H. Samantalang yung Flare S3 ko consistent yung H+ na signal sa same area. Mabilis pati matanggal yung metallic letters na “one touch” sa likod. Yung saken bigla na lang nawala yung letter “T”. Di ko namalayan na natanggal na pala.

      • onlineph says:

        Edi naging One Ouch na sya? haha Kung yung sa mga design sa body di masyado issue kasi pwede naman gamit ng case pero ung sa wifi or signal issue mejo mabigat yan.

  3. Jonard says:

    Problema din sakin yung lte hindi makasagap mahina rin yun 3g nya..peru ok nmn yung wifi nya kahit malayo nakakasagap..

    • onlineph says:

      Minsan daw sir sa Area eh pag LTE ang nakaset sayo at mahina ang 4G ng lugar mo DC DC ka talaga. Anung area kaba sir?

  4. onlineph says:

    Another issue that has been roaming around about Alcatel Flash Plus is the battery powered 3500 mAh seems not real. Any response to these? have you experienced this battery life shortage on your AFP?

  5. Ken Pascual says:

    Grabe ang lazada ah, Pinapahirapan mga tao bumili ng AFP eh pwede naman silang mag stock ng madami unti unti pa! Kelan kaya ang next sale?

    • onlineph says:

      Wala pang announcement sir kung kelan ang next sale day, malamang week interval yan. They are doing that to maintain the hype of item and they call it marketing strategy.

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  8. edek says:

    May 15 ako nakabili ng AFP ko. So far no problem at all. Mukhang normal lang namn na mabilis uminit ung unit kc heavy gamer ako. Mortal Kombat X, COC, Asphalt 8, Virtual Tennis Challenge, Implosion, Worms 3 and TD Epic war 2 ang mga games ko. Smooth namn sa gaming. Its true na ung camera ay mahina sa lowlight. Battery kayang tumagal ng 1 day. di pa namn natatanggal ung logo sa likod. Tested na ung GPS ok namn. LTE ok depende sa network na gamit mu. Globe sa lugar namin malakas. Wifi no problem. Isang problema ko lang ay ndi ko magamit ung share a load sa globe gamit ang AFP. pag ininsert ko ung sim sa ibang phone ok namn. That’s the only problem so far.

    • onlineph says:

      Thank you sir sa feedback, Yung problem sa camera nabanggit nadin sa isang group yan talagang low quality ang AFP cam compared sa ibang unit na may 13MP.. ang 13MP dapat almost SLR na ang kuha nyan pero ang AFP may pag ka blur pa sya parang true 8MP lang sya.

      -Yung about sa share a load first time ko marinig anu yun sa mismong sim management or yung *143#?

      • edek says:

        share a load thru text at ung *143# ndi gumagana pareho. Another issue nga pla ay ung audio nya wala masyadong bass. Yung free na earphone cheap. Nagawan ko namn ng solution by installing audio enhancer. kaya ok na audio ng AFP ko. Need ko lang bilhan ng matinong earphone. Overall sulit parin namn kc more on gaming namn ang use ng cp ko. And ung camera ok namn sa maliwanag basta wag lang sa dilim.

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