Today Alcatel has officially announced the Flash 2 in India; it is the latest smartphone from the manufacturer to enter into the company’s Flash family after One Touch Flash and Flash Plus. This device comes with an improved set of features and retains most of its positives from its predecessor. We got a chance to try our hands on the new Flash 2 and here is the summarized review of the same.
|Key Specs||Alcatel Flash 2|
|Display||5 inches IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|Processor||Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Primary Camera||13 MP with Autofocus and Dual-LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP with LED|
Alcatel Flash 2 Photo Gallery
Alcatel Flash 2 Hands On [Video]
The Alcatel Flash 2 is very ergonomically crafted; it feels very solid and premium in your hand. The non-slip back resembles the sand paper like texture. It has curved back and contoured sides which make is more easy and handy to hold the device in one hand. It has sharp corners with a metal later surrounding the edged of the phone.
As far as Physical Buttons are concerned, on the right side you will see the volume rocker, the power button and the dedicated camera button.
At the bottom you will see the micro-USB Port,
and a 3.5mm audio jack on top.
At the top of the screen you will see the 5-megapixel front camera alongside the LED flash and the capacitive touch navigation buttons on the bottom.
Flipping the device other way, you’ll see the 13-megapixel with dual-tone flash is located above and a speaker grille with the Alcatel logo can be seen below.
The Alcatel Flash 2 runs on authentic Android Lollipop 5.1 which may receive the Marshmallow updater sooner or later. Navigating through the UI is not only a smooth experience, it is also very easy to use and offers pure material design.
Out of 2 GB of RAM, 1.1 GB RAM is available for the users, it is enough for the stock Android to spread out and function with ease.
Camera is the main highlight of this device, and this time Alcatel has fixed some new equipment for better imaging. The rear camera comes with a gSight camera technology, and with 13 MP, f/2.0 aperture, Samsung’s ISOCELL Sensor and LED flash.
Alcatel uses the correct feature to market its Flash 2, as the camera performance is nothing but great in this price range. The autofocus is snappy; shooting with the manual mode is fun and the dedicated shutter button helps a lot in reducing the blur and shakes. It performs well in outdoors, indoors and low light conditions. And in the darker conditions, the real tone flash balances the colours and exposure really well.
The front camera or the Profile Cam, as called by the manufacturers performed really well as, the auto focus response is very quick and the colours and details look amazing.
Price & Availability
The Alcatel Flash 2 is expected to retail sometime next week and it will be available on Flipkart India website. The price is set to be INR 9,299 only.
If photography drives you and you love taking quality pictures with the smartphone, the Alcatel Flash 2 is a great deal at this price point. The performance is up to the mark, has a juicy 3000 mAh battery, easy to use stock Android and impressive camera performance. But, will this be able to keep up with the existing competition? Let us know your thoughts about this.