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Alcatel One Touch's Pop S7 rocks a 5-inch IPS display and a large 3,000mAh battery (hands-on)

If the 4-inch Pop S3 is just too small for you, you may want to check out the larger S7 instead.

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Like the Pop S3, the Alcatel One Touch Pop S7 is a relatively low-cost LTE handset that won't break the bank. The smartphone's set to retail at 189 Euros ($260) without subsidies and comes loaded with a 5-inch qHD (960x540-pixel) IPS display and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.

To be honest, I didn't find the resolution of the 5-inch display all that sharp, but that's to be expected. The screen was bright and colors looked vivid though. Performance wise, I thought the UI ran smoothly, but I know from prior experience that performance-intensive 3D games won't do as well on this device. That said, the big screen does make for great video viewing.

The Pop S7 comes in five pretty shades. Alcatel One Touch

Build-wise, the S7 seems to have a solid heft to the phone, and I quite like holding the handset's 9.4mm-thin frame in my hand. Internally, the S7 has 4GB of onboard storage (up to 32GB with a microSD card) and 1GB of RAM.

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While it doesn't come with the interchangeable covers, the Pop S7 comes in five different colors to choose from, including pink and tangerine.

Connectivity-wise, the Pop S7 comes packing the usual Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and like the Pop S3, 4G LTE. The handset runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a massive embedded 3,000mAh battery. That should easily last you a full day even with heavy use.

Outlook

The S7 is slated to retail at 189 euros ($260) without any subsidies and will be available in Q2 alongside its S3 and S9 cousins in China, Europe and the US.

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