Hello fellow netizens! Let me first introduce myself, my name is Denise. I am a 27 year old Malaysian woman returning from Australia after living overseas for 7 years. My interests vary from dramas series, movies, manga, music and RPG games to Malaysian food and international cultures. I would say I am very dependent on my phone. It is literally my personal assistant, helping me navigate around the ever-changing roads in Selangor, keep track of birthdays, staying in touch with friends and family and taking stills of precious moments in my life.
As I’ve been given the opportunity to review the Alcatel One Touch Flash, I will give you my first thoughts on the phone. The first thing I noticed is that the phone was really light. The phone also had a textured back meaning it was really easy to grip. These two traits helped a lot when I took my selfies. The phone’s power button is also uniquely place on the right middle side of the phone. To be honest I found this placement much more convenient.
The Alcatel One Touch Flash also came with a lot of neat features that I enjoyed. Admittedly they were not easy to find, I would have appreciated a proper tutorial highlighting these features to me. Tutorial aside, the phone offers a convenient shortcut from the locked screen to the call screen by simply drawing a ‘C’. It also offered ‘character shortcuts’ to contact screen, music screen ad more. Secondly, you could also adjust the colour of the display screen, either to display more blue or green. The last noticeable feature, is the Hot Knot feature in which you can quickly and conveniently transfer large amounts of data (we are even talking about videos) by touching two phone screens. The last two features were the least used. The Hot Know function is limiting as it only works between to compatible phones. I personally find that I am willing to wait for whatsapp to deliver my media.
This phone was made with the sole purpose of appealing to the selfie generation. Indeed, I believe it does. It takes pictures with amazing clarity and even has a few inbuilt tools to help with photo editing. Without downloading any app, I could quickly whip up something like the photo strip (left) and the collage (right).
The camera also features a beautify function which smoothens your skin and makes your eyes bigger. The catch is you can only detect one face in each picture.
Notice how only my cousin’s face (right) gets ‘beautified’ as my face (left) remains the untouched.
I also noticed that there was already a QR code reader in the settings of the camera. I thought to myself ‘FINALLY!’. It’s something I had always thought phone companies should have done, instead of having another app for it.
The phone was incredibly smooth to use. It also has a long battery life. I found that It kept up with my phone needs effortlessly and only required a charge maybe once every 2 days. The phone does have a lot to offer to the gen-y selfie. It has 5MP front camera, a 13MP rear camera and as discussed, many in-built features, all for RM699. I think this makes the Alcatel One Touch Flash an excellent buy.
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Mostly described as a being of habit, I enjoy watching drama series, reading mangas, listening to music and visiting my typical eateries. After being a microbiologist for about 3 years in Australia, I decided to come back home and try my hand at something new. I somehow fell into writing for a living. My knowledge in technology pales in comparison to the members of TechENT, however I do have a budding interest for technology. After all, its only with technology that I can indulge in my hobbies.