Alcatel fans may not be too thrilled about the Alcatel Flash 2 with its 5 inches IPS LCD display (720p) and 2 GB of RAM but you have to admit that it is a reasonable value-for-money phone when you consider the fact that it’s priced under INR 10,000 – keep in mind that you get an Octa-core 1.3 GHz processor, 16 GB of storage that can be extended to 144 GB (16 GB + 128 GB via microSD), a 3000 mAh battery and camera features that include a 13 Megapixel camera with dual-LED and autofocus at the back and a 5 Megapixel front-facing camera that comes with an LED flash.
Here’s our take on the camera features of the Alcatel Flash 2 –
The primary camera on the Alcatel Flash 2 is a 13 Megapixel ISOCELL sensor from Samsung that is designed to deliver better image quality by minimising crosstalk between neighbouring pixels and shows higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions. You also have phase-detection autofocus (under 0.3 seconds) and dual-LED flash which takes better pictures especially in low-light conditions.
The front-facing camera is what most folks would love – a 5 Megapixel OmniVision sensor that has autofocus and also comes with a LED flash to make those selfies stand out even with difficult lighting conditions.
|Model||Alcatel Flash 2|
|Rear Camera||13 Megapixel Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL
|Front Camera||5 Megapixels OmniVision OV5648 sensor|
|Flash Type||True-Tone Dual-LED|
|Focus Type||Phase detection autofocus|
|Video Resolution||Rear : 1080p at 30fps with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)
Front : Has time-lapse mode
|Slow Motion Recording||Yes|
|4K Video Recording||No|
|Lens Type||Rear : f/2.0 aperture
80° Wide Angle
Front : f/2.2 Aperture
84° Wide Angle
|Rear camera features||4x Digital zoom
Super fine pixel Mode
Live Photo Mode
|Front camera features||
V Gesture recognition
Soften light front LED flash
Multi Angle Mode
Front panaroma Mode
Live Photo Mode
The Alcatel Flash 2 may have a relatively simple UI but it sure does pack a host of features within – the rear camera lets you manually adjust the settings of the 13 Megapixels Samsung ISOCELL sensor to take the best shot possible, assuming you know what you’re doing with manual settings. There’s the 4x Digital zoom, HDR options, Smile detection and a host of modes like Panaroma mode, Multi Angle mode, Time-lapse mode (which is pretty cool), Live Photo Mode and PIP Mode.
The front camera also has a host of features – in addition to Smile detection, you have something called V Gesture recognition, which basically identifies the peace sign and takes a picture which is a neat selfie trick! You also have Time-lapse mode (neat feature for a front-facing camera), a Beauty Mode to touch-up those pics, a front panaroma mode which makes for some really cool selfies and additional options like PIP mode, Live Photo mode.
Here is a video sample taken by our editor Abhishek at the Alcatel event using the rear 13 Megapixel camera to record video at 1080p
Below is the front-camera video sample
While some of us may have different opinions on the camera abilities of the Alcatel Flash 2, one would be quite satisfied with the features that it comes with, especially when you remember it costs INR 9,299. It certainly isn’t a top-of-the-line camera but with features like Time-lapse capture, Auto-focus, Panorama mode on both front and rear cameras in addition to their individual features, it’s definitely an interesting proposition!
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