Given the handset's glacial processor, lack of 4G, and low-resolution screen, the One Touch Evolve from Alcatel should be renamed the One Touch Devolve, as it is quite the step backward for smartphone technology.
Don't get us wrong, the Envoy II didn't land on this list just because it's a regular ol' flip phone. We like flip phones around here -- just not this one. Especially since it has some design flaws, a mediocre display, and you can't plug your standard headphones into it.
Let's just say that whatever you do, don't get into the Groove. For a device that features Cricket's music subscription service, you'd think it'd have a decent speaker. Unfortunately, it doesn't, and on top of that, it's running the dated Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS (remember that?!).
With a measly rating of 4.9, the Pal gets the dubious "honor" of being the lowest-scoring phone of 2013. Don't feel too bad for it, though -- as a simple cell phone, it should just be able to make a solid call, but it can't even do that well enough.
The only thing the Alcatel Authority should be an authority on is how not to be a decent smartphone. Some of its tips would include: run a dated OS version, have a low-res screen, and include a sluggish processor.