Alcatel One Touch Star Mobile Phone - Chrome SIM Free £59.95 @ Argos
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Alcatel One Touch Star Mobile Phone - Chrome SIM Free £59.95 @ Argos

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Found 6th Jul 2014
Wifes Nokia 520 bit the bullet with the common power button failure so was looking for a cheap android phone for her that wasn't too expensive but wasn't a heap of junk either. This is NOT as good as the Moto G but after picking it up earlier it seems to be very decent for the money.

Comes unlocked as standard and is running on my wifes giff gaff sim no problem.

Full Phone specs are here : gsmarena.com/alc…php

Also available in Pink : argos.co.uk/sta…htm

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Very low spec & slow ....once again the Huawei deal from Carphone warehouse is better & cheaper :-(

Original Poster

I'm assuming your referring to the Y300 deal. Having owned a Y300 i would disagree and say from first hand usage that this phone is slightly better. The AMOLED screen on this looks better and the only slowdown i noticed was when i was opening apps quickly one after another. The Y300 on the other hand used to slowdown almost constantly. Both have almost identical specs though.

djstevie

I'm assuming your referring to the Y300 deal. Having owned a Y300 i would … I'm assuming your referring to the Y300 deal. Having owned a Y300 i would disagree and say from first hand usage that this phone is slightly better. The AMOLED screen on this looks better and the only slowdown i noticed was when i was opening apps quickly one after another. The Y300 on the other hand used to slowdown almost constantly. Both have almost identical specs though.



But £10 more makes the Y300 (although I would choose the Cubot instead) a better deal

Original Poster

I kind of see your point but if the Alcatel is £10 more but has a better screen and is more fluid when in use wouldn't in fact that make this the better deal as your getting slightly more for the extra £10? Same as if i spent an extra £40 on the Moto G, which is better again, would that make this phone the better deal as it's cheaper? Never seen anyone with the Cubot to see it in action although the specs do look good for the money.

preety decent specs, mtk6577 in my wife's phone is very good even with a higher res screen. 512 RAM a bit low but enough for Facebook, Maps, Camera and Candy Crush, and many will never use their phones for more.

y300 is a dual core a5 CPU making this much faster. if the camera is OK this could be the new budget phone king, hot from me

Surely the LG L3II (£49.9 from Amazon) is a better buy?

djstevie

I kind of see your point but if the Alcatel is £10 more but has a better … I kind of see your point but if the Alcatel is £10 more but has a better screen and is more fluid when in use wouldn't in fact that make this the better deal as your getting slightly more for the extra £10? Same as if i spent an extra £40 on the Moto G, which is better again, would that make this phone the better deal as it's cheaper? Never seen anyone with the Cubot to see it in action although the specs do look good for the money.



If you truly want an outstanding budget smartphone try the Cubot X6 .....had a chance to play with one at the weekend.....for £140 you get a phone that beats almost every other phone under £500

Antutu just below the Galaxy S5
Epic Citadel 58 fps

Used alongside an Galaxy S5 and preferred the Cubot ...... may well be my next phone purchase
Edited by: "corred1964" 7th Jul 2014

Why don't you get the Lumia 520 repaired under warranty?

Original Poster

Has been repaired three times in just over 12 months for the same fault. Got fed up being without a phone for weeks at a time I think.

antonywhite37

y300 is a dual core a5 CPU making this much faster. if the camera is OK … y300 is a dual core a5 CPU making this much faster. if the camera is OK this could be the new budget phone king, hot from me

i have one and sorry going to get rid of it ,battery life is awful and continually freezes ,also terrible screen in daylight can hardly see a thing on a sunny day even on full brightness ,so disappointed in this phone ,but i suppose you get what you pay for
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