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Size up Alcatel's 5-inch OneTouch Fierce 2 (pictures)

For just about $130 off-contract, T-Mobile's Android 4.4 addition is one of the least expensive phones you can buy.

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Second time around

T-Mobile's Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 is a second stab at a low-cost Android phone that sells for just above $100 all-in.

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Smooth style

The matte soft-touch finish on the navy blue backing is a nice touch.

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Performance woes

Sadly, the specs just don't stand up, from the 5-megapixel camera to 4G data speeds and low internal storage.

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Top view

The phone's top edge is fairly spare, including only a headset jack. The sound quality of the speaker on its backside was good for streaming tunes.

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Side view

While relatively slim, the Fierce 2 is a little weighty for its size, but not overbearingly so.

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One last look

Although the phone's off-contract cost is compelling, there are better handsets to be had.

Still, if you're interested, be sure to read my full Alcatel OneTouch Fierce 2 review.

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