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.
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.
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.
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.