Alcatel’s previous model called Flash Plus was a apparently a success that the company found it necessary to release a follow up. Alcatel’s new phone under its Flash line is simply called the Flash 2.
The Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2, or simply the Alcatel Flash 2, is quite interesting since it runs on stock Android 5.1 Lollipop. In a sense it can be compared to the Nexus line of Google phones although the Flash 2 is not Google certified. Android updates should be quick and easy with the Flash 2 since it is running a stock version of the OS.
Alcatel Flash 2
The Alcatel Flash 2 is a premium-looking phone that employs metallic accents for effect, particularly at the top and at the bottom of the phone’s front part. The back appears to have a textured finish which is what most people prefer. The display of the Flash 2 measures 5 inches and has HD resolution, a standard for most phones nowadays.
Under the hood, the Alcatel Flash 2 packs a 64-bit octa-core processor from MediaTek paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage with microSD slot that supports up to 128GB memory cards, dual-SIM capability and 3000mAh battery. The Flash 2 supports 4G LTE and also has USB OTG feature.
The Alcatel Flash 2 is impressive when it comes to its photography chops. The phone packs a 13MP ‘gSight’ rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone LED flash. Selfie addicts will be happy with the Flash 2’s 5MP front-facing camera that has a separate LED flash.
For pricing, the Alcatel Flash 2 is quite affordable, retailing for only ₱6,190.00 in the Philippines. If you want to buy one, watch out for the Flash 2 on Lazada Philippines’ flash sales. For complete specs, see the list below
Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 Specifications
- 5.0-Inch HD IPS Display (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 ppi)
- MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
- 1.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU
- Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage, expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD
- 13 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with Two-Tone LED Flash
- 5 Megapixel Front Camera with LED Flash
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS
- FM Radio with RDS
- USB OTG
- MicroUSB 2.0
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
- 3,000mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
- Price in the Philippines: P6,190