May 15, 2012

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Alcatel adds Blaze 985N to dual-SIM Android lineup

Trying to cement itself in the affordable, dual-SIM, Android handset niche, Alcatel adds another Blaze phone, the 985N, which is a slight upgrade from their dual-SIM Glory X 918N released late last month.

It seems that there’s really a market for dual-SIM Android smartphones in the sub-P10,000 region and Alcatel plans to capitalize that by adding the Blaze 985N. It looks like the Glory X 918N but this one has a slim metallic strip surrounding the sides, a chrome Home button and that rubbery back panel for a better grip.

As for specs, the 985N now has a 3.5-inch screen but the same 320×480 HVGA resolution. You will now also get a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing one if video chatting is your thing. What hasn’t changed is the processor. You would still get the 650MHz processor, MTK 6573 chipset as the Glory X 918N and Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is not bad for a phone in its class.

If you fancy a bigger screen and a front-facing camera on your dual-SIM Android, give the Alcatel Blaze 985N a look. It retails for Php7,999 and is available in black and white colors.

Alcatel OT-985N Blaze Specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 650 MHz Media Tek MT6573 processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM (150MB accessible memory)
  • 3.5” 320×480 capacitive touch screen
  • Dual-SIM, Dual-standby
  • 5MP rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 3G+HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Bluetooth 3.0, A2DP
  • Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • A-GPS, G-Sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • 61.84 x 116 x 12.15 mm
  • 136 grams
  • SRP: Php7,999
You may also want to read up on our review of Alcatel’s first dual-SIM Android phone, the Blaze 918N.


  1. Griswold says:

    meh! wala masyadong pinagbago. i wonder when they will out a high-end or high-specced dual-sim phone. parang wala pang ganun sa market eh.

    • Don’t Worry…soon to release na yata ang new units nila na OT991 and OT993 nila 4″ Display dual sim higher processor and batt than OT985 … sana marelease na d@ pinas soon…

  2. Gusto ko nito..kaso sana naimprove man lang ung processor tska internal memory..but anyways ok na siguro to..:-) sana mareview niyo po ito pinoytechblog

  3. Sana parang Alcatel Sapphire din noh dual sim nga lang hehe un talaga bibilhin ko un

  4. Pwede ba sa 985n ang Skype video call? 3G video call?

  5. MANG LITZ says:

    UNG GINAMITNILANG CHIPSET DAT SPELLS THE DIFFFRENCE KAYA MEDYO SMOOTH AND MABILIS ANG TAKBO MASKE MALIIT ANG MEMORY -MTK 6573. BAKA UNG LILALABAS NILANG MEDYO HIGH END NA DUAL SIM UNG MTK 6575 ANG GAGAMITING CHIPSET MAS MABILIS TO!

    • Yup.. Sana MTK6575 gamitin nila para mas mura..

      Kailan kaya gagawa ng ganitong phone ang mga manufacturers?
      4.0″ capacitive screen, 800×480 screen resolution
      1.0 GHz processor
      Dual-sim functionality
      5MP camera with LED flash, front-facing camera
      512MB RAM
      Wi-fi b/g/n
      USB 2.0
      Bluetooth 3.0
      Android 4.0

      Tapos i-price nila below 10k!!
      Eto yung tipong bang for the buck..

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