Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3
Delivering midrange features at an entry-level price, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is the company's best smartphone to date -- and a great deal for the money.
The Alcatel OneTouch 282 is designed for elderly people or those who want a very simple mobile experience -- packing big-buttons, an SOS emergency key and hearing aid compatibility. It's a solid budget option but you can get the same device on Vodafone for £5 less.
Typical price: £30.00
The Alcatel OT-990’s large screen, solid construction and 5-megapixel camera make it an attractive device for Android newcomers, but it’s stuck on Android 2.2 and the capacitive screen is less responsive than we’d like.
With its unresponsive touchscreen and rather awkward appearance, the Alcatel OT-980 struggles to distinguish itself from similarly priced Android devices. If you're looking to upgrade from 'dumb phone' territory, the low price is undeniably attractive.
Typical price: £99.00
The stupidly cheap Alcatel OT-209 is a perfectly decent option if you're after a back-up phone for nights out, or just aren't interested in all that smart-phone jazz. It is something of a munter, though.
Typical price: £1.00
For email access on a shoestring, the Alcatel OT-255 has no peer. Its Qwerty keyboard is a joy to use, allowing you to compose text messages and email missives with ease. The phone's biggest shortcomings are its lack of other key features, poor connectivity options and a rather unappealing exterior.
Typical price: £80.00
The Alcatel OT-880 suffers from dodgy build quality and an underwhelming touchscreen, which makes it a tough mobile to recommend.
The Alcatel OT-708 is a decent touchscreen phone, considering how cheap it is. But it lacks most of the features that make a touchscreen truly worth having, such as a speedy Web browser and complex apps. If you're skint or want a cheap secondary handset, it's still worth a look though
Typical price: £80.00
Alcatel says the OT-808 is 'made for gossip', but its lack of 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity means it's not much cop when it comes to chewing the fat online. If you're happy just to make calls and send texts though, you'll find it does the job
The Alcatel OT-222 is surprisingly good, given its minuscule price tag. If you're skint, want a disposable phone for nights on the tiles, or are just seeking a basic handset, we recommend it
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