The big story about the otherwise ordinary Alcatel A5 is the optional case that's covered in LEDs.
Snap it on and program the LEDs to light up when get a notification or sync to the sound of your voice
The LEDS also will modulate with music. Just be warned that the case is powered by the phone's battery.
The U5 is the trio's entry-level phone. Its 5-inch display has a 480x854-pixel resolution.
Though it's technically the middle child, the A3 has the most powerful rear camera with a 13-megapixel resolution.
The Alcatel Plus 12 is a two-in-one Windows 10 hybrid. You can use it just as a tablet or turn into a laptop by magnetically attaching it to the keyboard dock.
All of the phones feel cheap -- which isn't surprising because they're not meant to be very expensive.
The keyboard has a Qualcomm MDM9207 processor and 256MB of internal memory.
The tablet portion has USB Type-C port and micro-HDMI ports, a microSD card slot and a 3.5-millimeter headset jack.