Clearly, Alcatel is getting bullish about its prospects in the low-cost phablet décor, or else it wouldn’t dare provoke a Samsung Galaxy Note to a duel. To be clear though, the OneTouch Flash isn’t aimed at the cream of the Note crop, the [easyazon-link asin=”B00F33OE06″ locale=”us”]top-of-the-line GNote 3[/easyazon-link], but instead it’s touted as a [easyazon-link asin=”B00IBD7JZC” locale=”us”]Note 3 Neo[/easyazon-link] killer.
The thing is, as much as we’d like to root for the charmingly drawn underdog over the diabolically-looking favorite, there’s no objective way to twist the facts so as the Flash to prevail in the end. Of course, one essential piece of the puzzle is missing, namely retail costs, and knowing Alcatel, they can pull off a sufficiently low price tag to even out the balance.
Right now, the One Touch Flash has a fragile edge in battery capacity (3,200 vs 3,100 mAh), a much greater advantage in the imaging department, thanks to uber-capable 13 MP/5 MP cameras, and up-to-date software (Android 4.4 KitKat).
Also, an impressively skinny figure (8.1 mm), which doesn’t necessarily help it outshine the Note 3 Neo in elegance and premium build quality. On the other hand, the on-board 1.4 GHz MediaTek chip, while packing eight cores, is likely a pushover next to Samsung’s hexa-core Exynos, and 1 GB of RAM is no match for Neo’s pre-installed random-access memory (2 gigs). As for the 8 GB of internal storage space, I only have one message for Alcatel: 2012 called…
Via [Phone Arena]