If you remember the first years of mobile telephony, you probably remember the Alcatel One Touch. It was the first and only true competition of Nokia 5110, with the difference that it looked like a phone, not like a brick. Well, those times are gone, and Alcatel officially lost the battle on the market of phones. In fact, for a few years, they even decided to stop the manufacturing of those terminals for good. However, with the Alcatel OT-986, it seems like they are on the verge of challenging their deserved place in the world of mobile phones once more.
1. Networking and screen:
- GSM and 3G compatible
- Smart design
- Good touchscreen
Alcatel OT-986 works in the GSM network, with a 3G connection. It has a thickness of 10 mm, which is decent, as Alcatel is known as a manufacturer that never excelled in the area of design. The touchscreen is pretty good, considering that this is the first try of Alcatel in the area of performing smartphones, with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and with multitouch capacities.
2. Storage and Memory:
- impressive internal memory
- 1 GB RAM
The loudspeaker, which is like a signature for Alcatel is present for Alcatel OT-986 also. The advantage of this system is the fact that it has a mobile sound enhancement feature that increases the quality of voice recording. The telephone can be enhanced with 32 GB of memory, but the true advantage of Alcatel OT-986 is its internal memory of 8 GB and 1 GB RAM that is comparable even with the performing phones of Samsung and Apple.
As for connectivity, you can tell that Alcatel is actually a communication and networking company. Alcatel OT-986 benefits of GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB, offering a complete gamma of connectivity features and a nice experience when the phone is connected with other computers and terminals.
4. Media features:
- 5 MP camera with good resolution
- Performing secondary camera
Even the camera is good, with 5 MP and with a maximum resolution of 2592×1944, auto focus, LED flash, and geo-tagging. Even the 2 GB of the secondary camera are great; therefore you won’t have problems with this Alcatel, at least from the media point of view.
5. Operating system and communicating capabilities:
- Powerful processor
Alcatel OT-986 benefits of the latest Android 4.0 OS, and the processor is really impressive: 1.5 GHz dual, with accelerometer, proximity and compass. Of course, as any other smartphone, Alcatel OT-986 has email features, SMS and MMS capabilities, IM and RSS. You can browse the internet with a native HTML5 browser with Adobe Flash. Even the GPS is present, and this is normal, especially because we are talking about one of the most important GPS manufacturers in the world.
Overall, Alcatel OT-986 is a pleasant surprise from Alcatel, a telephone that came practically from nowhere. Nobody expected such jewelry from Alcatel, and the only disadvantage of this phone is the fact that Alcatel was never able to promote their top notch products as they should. Alcatel OT-986 can be compared with any good smartphone of Samsung, Apple, Nokia and LG, being superior to many of those phones. It remains to be seen if this smartphone will be able to take its deserved place in this though and competitive world of smartphones.