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 320Ã—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″ 320Ã—480 capacitive touch screen
- Dual-SIM, Dual-standby
- 5MP rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- 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