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Alcatel Idol 5 for Cricket Wireless launches October 27 for $199

The Alcatel Idol 5 made its international debut recently, and now prepaid wireless carrier Cricket Wireless is gearing up to launch the handset in the US.

Cricket announced today that it will begin selling the Alcatel Idol 5 on October 27 for $ 199. For that price, owners will get an Android 7.0 Nougat smartphone which features a 5.2-inch 1080p HD display. There’s an octa-core Helio P20 processor under the hood, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in storage, and the Idol 5 has a microSD card  [Read More…]

Alcatel Idol 5 brings subtle design tweaks, heads to Cricket Wireless for under $200

If there’s one thing we know by now, a solid Android doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

We’re seeing a lot of premium smartphones come in over $ 800, but you can also enjoy some premium features in a smartphone that costs less than $ 200. The Alcatel IDOL 5 is a VR-ready Android 7.0 Nougat phone with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and dual front-facing speakers. Under the hood is a (cost-saving) Mediatek Helio P20 octa-core processor,  [Read More…]

Alcatel Pulsemix for Cricket Wireless features Snapbak cover accessories

If you’re on Cricket Wireless and are in the market for a new smartphone, Alcatel has you covered.

The Alcatel Pulsemix has been officially announced, and it will go on sale beginning July 21. When it does go live, you’ll be able to pick it up for $ 79.99 if you’re a Cricket subscriber and activate it on a smartphone plan. If you port your number in from another carrier and activate the Pulsemix on a smartphone plan, though, it’ll cost only $ 29.99.

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Alcatel Idol 5S unveiled with Snapdragon 625, heads to Amazon for just $199

Save $ 80 off the retail price of an Alcatel Idol 5S by picking up a variant with lock screen ads.

Alcatel has unveiled the successor to the Idol 5, the Idol 5S. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 625, and will go up for sale on Amazon starting July 10 for $ 279. If you don’t mind seeing lock screen ads, you can pick up the Prime Exclusive edition right now for just $ 199, an $  [Read More…]

Cheap Alcatel A30 tablet with Android 7.0 available at T-Mobile tomorrow

T-Mobile just announced the new Alcatel A30 tablet will become available for purchase online or from participating T-Mobile brick and mortar stores across the country starting tomorrow. The new slate arrives just as a new IDC report has revealed that the worldwide tablet market has continued to shrink for the tenth consecutive quarter. People aren’t […]

Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus are the latest Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones

Today Amazon announced two new additions to its unlocked Prime Exclusive Phones program – the Alcatel A30 and Moto G5 Plus. The two new handsets will join Amazon Prime’s previous lineup which includes the BLU R1 HD, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play. The Alcatel A30 will be available for purchase for only $ 59.99 ($ 40 […]

Moto G5 Plus is now up for pre-order on Amazon, Alcatel A30 on sale for $59

Amazon is offering a $ 45 discount on the G5 Plus if you’re willing to put up with lock screen ads.

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. After getting announced at the end of last month, the Moto G5 Plus is now up for pre-order as an Amazon Prime exclusive for $ 184.99. That’s for the ad-subsidized version with lock screen ads, much like last year’s G4 Plus.

The standard version is also  [Read More…]

Alcatel could’ve made a decent mid-tier phone, instead we got an LED back

Moto has their Moto Mods. Alcatel has the A5 and LEDs.

Have you ever wished you could see what notification just came into your phone, but it was face down on the table? First off, shame on you for putting your phone face down. But also, maybe, just maybe, the LED back option for the Alcatel A5 is for you. But probably not.

Let’s start with the phone itself. The A5 is Alcatel’s new mid-range phone, replacing  [Read More…]

Alcatel A3 XL with 6-inch display offers Android 7.0 Nougat on the cheap

Yesterday, Chinese company TCL talked a bit about its future business model and publicized the fact that its portfolio includes the BlackBerry and Alcatel brands. Alcatel is mostly known for its affordable devices and at CES 2017, the company also had a new product to show us – the ginormous Alcatel A3 XL phablet. If

Alcatel now offering Idol 4S for just $349 without VR headset

Save a few dollars on an Idol 4S by skipping out on the virtual reality headset.

Alcatel is now offering a version of the Idol 4S without its previously bundled VR headset and Incipio case, and shaving off an extra $ 50 in the process. The phone still comes with its standard accessories of a quick charger, USB cable and tempered glass screen protector, though.

For those who probably weren’t going to spend any time  [Read More…]