Alcatel Fierce 4 brings on a mammoth 5.5-inch screen for a bitty price

Who says a big phone has to cost the moon?

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Who says a big phone has to cost the moon? Alcatel's Fierce 4, a 5.5-inch beast, offers large-screen lovers a budget deal. Really budget. In the US, it sells for $69 with prepaid carrier MetroPCS. T-Mobile will sell it in the fall, but we don't have pricing yet.

That's a shockingly low price. And with it comes the typical specs trade-offs to make the phone more affordable. Like the 720-pixel screen resolution, which is low for an expansive display, an 8-megapixel camera and the lower-powered processor. This is a phone for first-timers, for casual users and for people who really just need an inexpensive phone.

Hardware inside

  • 5.5-inch HD display with 1,280x720-pixel resolution
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (MSM8909)
  • 16GB storage; 2GB RAM
  • 2,500mAh battery
  • MicroSD card up to 128GB
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow