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Alcatel OT-997D, dual-core and dual-SIM Android with a liquid repellant coat

Joining the dual-SIM, dual-core game is Alcatel and their One Touch 997D Explore, a 4.3-inch Android phone with a liquid repellant coat.

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The Alcatel OT-997D is designed with a P2i liquid repellant coat which is similar to the liquid repellant nano-coating used in current Motorola Droids. What this simply does is make the phone splash resistant allowing liquid to just bead off the surface.

This phone uses a 4.3-inch WVGA display and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor with a 1GB RAM running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It also has a 4GB storage and supports microSD for additional space.

Rear camera is at 8-megapixel with autofocus and comes with a flash while the front camera tops at VGA quality. The OT-997D comes with a 1800mAh battery although the company claims that it has an optimized software with a built-in battery saving app to give you more juice out of a single charge.

The Alcatel One Touch 997D Explore is already available at all Alcatel kiosks and selected dealers nationwide for Php11,990.

Alcatel OT-997D Specs:
4.3-inch WVGA display (800 x 480)
Mediatek MTK 6577 dual-core 1GHz processor
4 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, up to 32GB microSD
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
P2i liquid repellant coating
HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
8-megapixel autofocus camera w/ LED flash
VGA front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery
129.8 x 68 x 11 mm
143 g
SRP: Php11,990
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  • Griswold

    wala nang papansin nito… di na maiwasang maikumpara ang presyo neto sa Cherry MObile. pambihirang cherry mobile yan, sobrang aggressive sa presyuhan.

    • renz

      Dude, pricing lang pambato ng cherry/mp. Lugi sila sa quality. I’d better put some extra money for the quality and reliability. In that case, satisfaction is guaranteed.

  • Ron

    I think meron pa din papansin nito, considering na di hamak na mas high quality ang Alcatel kesa sa CM/MyPhone. Specs are good, quality is good. I want one for December!

  • pfb

    sayang, decent specs pa naman from a reputable brand.

    at the rate of androids coming out with dual core ics units with dual sim capabilities at rock bottom prices, it’s too little too late for alcatel.

    would you pay almost 4k more for a unit with the same specs?

  • Edmar

    I’m using Alcatel 990D right now. Matibay siya kaso mababa ang internal memory. Parang gusto kong bumili nito. Maganda kasi ang design ng alcatel at may screen protector kaagad.

    • Anonymi

      Ay may free screen protector? bibili na ko agad wala ng tanong tanong pa! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Edmar

        Di ko kaagad napansin na may screen protector ang cellphone ko. Nagtanong ako ng invisible screen protector sa SM Clark kung may available para sa Alcatel. Sabi nila wala. Tiningnan niya ang cellphone ko at sabi niya, meron na raw. At saka ko lang napansin na may nakapatong sa screen niya.

        • bentong

          tanga mo

          • BADZ

            haha..agad agad? di ba pwedeng na over look lang?hahahahah

          • oweng

            SirI agree i have my 997d .battery is ok.yung skype ok sya.mabilis mkakonek

      • oO meron nga syang screen protector: P2i liquid repellant coating. .. nice maxado

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    • lenovobaby

      hindi gaano ka ayos build quality, questionable aftersales support at sobrang taba ng phone.

      wait nalang pricing nyo sa lenovo p770

      almost same specs sa alcatel with 3500mAh battery

      • Edmar

        Niresearch ko iyang Lenovo P770. Kung iko-convert sa peso ang price lang ay around 11K lang siya. Mas ok siya.

        • rizz

          Lenovo P700 is 11k, as against Alcatel OT-997d’s price for its features: Screen is a bit larger, magnetometer(compass), 1 gig ram, pretty good battery life. I’d pay additional php990 for Alcatel

          • Kim Q

            There’s a P2K price drop-off this week. It’s high time to buy!

    • Big Al

      I had both the lenovo a65 and p700i. They both broke less than 6 weeks after purchase. They both had issues with the connection to the screen. I replaced the p700i with the Alcatel 997d and i have to say its a much better and much faster phone. Its blazing fast compared to p700i. Camera is also much better and has led flash.

  • ferdinand marte

    sheesh, meron namang Boysen water repellant paint – proven & tested nationwide.

    • bentong

      sir pang contruction ka lang.wala kng alam sa cellphone.

  • kris

    hmmm.i have cherry mobile flare at 4k nga lang sya..ok ang quality wala ako masabi..ung battery lng mbilis mlobat..pero ung alcatel ba ok b ung battery niya?pero i agree, sa cherry kasi good ng graphics tas same ung specs sa alcatel na 991d at a cheaper price..

    • emmhai

      if you want a phone to last, alcatel would be the best bet. me and my dad used alcatel before and it lasted for years as well with my cousins who also used alcatel. right now im using alcatel blaze, and i can say durable talaga siya(plus the battery would last aaround 2-3 days. 1 day if on maximum use, 2-3 days if text, tawag and surf). nahulog na ang phone ko sa daan. ang back casing lang ang natanggal and intact pa rin ang battery and on pa rin a phone ko considering it fell around 3.5 feet to the ground. ganyan ka tibay ang alcatel. im considering to get this phone because of the specs(and the quality of alcatel). i would rather pay more than buy cheap phones that wouldn’t last a year(especially after getting dropped).

      • Kim Q

        Thanks for your comment on Alcatel phone battery life… it’s a confirmation of my decision to buy OT 997D! And the P2i nano-coating technology application in this smart phone is really amazing!

      • toothsie

        Totally agree. Ive been using alcatel for years and i have the same experience. Im very satisfied with alcatel that all of us in the family use alcatel phones. Go alcatel!!!!

  • Kim Q

    I made a DA (decision analysis) of various dual sim smart phones. Alcatel OT Explore 997D came as #1, Lenovo P700 & MyPhone A919 as #2, and Lenovo S880 #3. My basis for selection are:
    a) Memory specs (ROM/ RAM)
    b) Data specs (Operating System/ CPU/ GPU/ Speed)
    c) Battery Life (mAh/ standby time/ talk time)
    d) Display specs (LCD type – TFT consumes less power than IPS/ Pixel Resolution/ panel diagonal size/ pixel density)
    e) Camera spec (5-8MP/ LED flash/ 2nd camera)
    f) Body (LxWxH/ Weight/ Density)
    g) Others.
    Alcatel OT 997D surpass the other candidates in specs & its very unique P2i nano-coat water repellant feature.
    I think you won’t regret buying one!

  • Edmar

    Alcatel was compared to Samsung Galaxy Duos at geekaphone.com and came to be the winner. It also won over Samsung Galaxy S2 and even to iPhone 4S.

    • chekeshna

      sir im from mabalacat pampanga currently working here in kuwait..pauwi n kmi ng misis ko by end of May.available b tong gorgeous phone n to sa sm clark?

      • chekeshna

        d2 kc s kuwait hndi xa available..they do have alcatel phones pro wla nitong model n to..im about to purchase motorola atrix 2 sna pro ms ngustuhan ko tong alcatel..

        • Ziela

          taga tarlac po ako. nun pa pong January ko binili 997 D ko s sm. bagong release lng daw po sya nun.. i think magugustuhan nyo naman po sya.. ako very satisfied.. very sensitive pa ang screen nya …konteng touch lng ๐Ÿ™‚

    • al

      does it have led notification that’ll blink when there are activities like messages?
      What’s the bad that you can say about the phone so far? Like the GPS, 3G, is it fast? Batt life?

      • Ziela

        yes. it has led notifications po that blinks when you receive messages

    • al

      the camera, video?

    • arielreborn2013

      I searched also at geekaphone.com and was astonished to know that alcatel also won over the iphone5. Incredible………

  • patrick

    P9,990 lang ang alcatel 997d sa sm megamall cyberzone. i tested it and it doesn’t look cheap. stylish design with great specs like 1GB RAM. it’s smooth, no lags at all. i’m definitely buying this after looking at different phones.

    • Chekeshna

      Bro d nmn cguro maubusan ng stocks until May?hndi available tong phone n to d2 s kuwait eh..

      • patrick

        di naman siguro. right now hindi pa siya gaano mabili kasi medyo may kamahalan para sa karaniwang pinoy. yung cherry mobile ang mas prefer nila kasi 5-6K lang same specs. ako naman, wala pa akong tiwala sa quality ng cherry mobile saka hindi ko gusto ang design nila, napaka-generic. ang alcatel hindi mukhang cheap. bibili na ako sa next sweldo.

  • patrick

    mura nga ang cherry mobile o kung anumang brand na bilhin mo pero kung masisira naman agad, sayang lang ang pinambili mo. mas mabuting magdagdag ka na lang ng konti para may peace of mind ka na hindi agad-agad masisira ang phone mo.

    • Chekeshna

      Ok tpos pkipost mo n dn ung experience mo s phone n to pra my idea ako..maiba ako,my bago dn lumabas jn ngaun ung starmobile crystal..ano mssabi mo?ms angat b s cherry mobile and myphone yang model n yan?or ms sigurado p dn tyo s alcatel?

  • patrick

    bro, ano ba ang hanap mo sa isang phone? kung para sa text and calls lang plus music, you may consider other alcatel models with lower specs, mas mura syempre. kasi yang 997d pwede sa games like temple run saka video. kung di ka naman mag-games or manonood ng movies, try mo mas murang models. ok din ang myphone. or kung gusto mo ng kilalang brand, try mo sony. meron silang models na less than 10k pero lower specs compared sa alcatel 997d.

  • Gin

    ntry nyo na po ba magvideocalling like skype dito sa ot997d? using 3g sim ok po ba cia im planning kasi to have a call and surf plan

    • Edmar

      Di ko pa natry ang video call ng skype pero sa video call ng yahoo messenger ay ok naman siya. Sa palagay ko, pwede siya sa skype dahil Android 4.0 na siya. Ang pamangkin ko ay gumagamit ng skype sa cherry mobile niya na Android 2.3 lang pero pwede ang video call.

    • Ziela

      ntry ko na po ang video call ng skype..ok naman po sya ๐Ÿ™‚ ung 3G d pa po kasi d namn kc 3G ung sim ko ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ed

    got my alcatel ot-997d, bought at mx store at megamall more than a month na, at first balak ko lang tingnan iyun actual unit, dahil balak ko kunin iyun samsung galaxy s duos sa globe ( mag shell out lang ako ng 3k+ for plan 499/month)dahil kailangan ko ng dualsim phone para isa nalang dadalhin ko, pero napabili ako ng alcatel ot-997d, at matapos ko bilhin iyun unit, isa sa problema ay walang mabiling accessories, like protective case, matte screen protector, leather case, etc. (pero pag tinignan mo sa alcatel website mayroon sila, pero nag inquire ako wala silang reply deadma) with regards sa phone quality, iba pa rin iyun samsung at htc, iyun unit nabili, lahat ng mga apps naka-preinstalled ay demo version lang hindi mo magamit, tapos makalipas ng ilan araw, palagi na nag re-restart ng magisa iyun phone, tapos may time na nag ha-hang (blackout)ng walang dahilan, kailangan ko pa tangalin iyun battery para mag restart iyun phone… tsk tsk mayroon na kaya sa inyo nakabili ng unit nagkaroon din ng parehong problema? or baka “lemon phone” iyun nabili ko?

    • Edmar

      Wala namang problema sa Alcatel 997D na nabili ko. Nabili ko to December pa. Although, totoo ang sinabi mo na wala kang mabiling accessories. Pero ang screen protector ay may kasama siya sa package. Kung wala man ang sa yo, pwede namang i-cut sa pagbibilha mo. Di ako nagsisisi sa pagbili ng phone ko. It is really by far better than samsung galaxy duos. Napatunayan ko yan dahil ang office mate ko, galaxy duos ang phone. Infact, may officemate din ako na ang cellphone ay Iphone, better din ang Alcatel 997D. Although, his phone is ony Iphone 3GS. Marami nga siyang pre-insatlled na demo application, pwede itong tanggalin at mag-install ng iba from Google Play. Kung dati ka nang gumagamit ng android cellphone, lahat may demo application. Mapa-samsung, myphone o kahit sony.

      • Christian Gallardo

        Hindi po ba nag-iinit yung phone pagnag-cha-charge at nagsasabing “Your battery is in high temperature” parang ganun?
        Tapos pag ginagamit po ba madaling uminit yung phone?

  • patrick

    may naka-install nang screen protector ang 997d. pero nung bibili na ako, nalaman ko na 512gb lang pala ang ram nito instead of 1gb. importante kasi sa akin ang 1gb ram.

  • patrick

    yung isang officemate ko, 997d ang gamit. pag tinatanong ko siya kung ok, sabi niya walang problema at happy siya. yun nga lang, wala talagang accessories na mabili kaya ingat na lang sa paggamit.

    • laurenz

      ate/kuya i sell jelly case ng unit. I had alcatel before wala talaga akong mabilhan ng jelly case for protection. so I import pa from other country. and i got extras to sell. just visit sulit or text me @ 09323615585

  • lorenzo

    nagagamit ba ung sd card? what i mean is nalalagay mo ba ung mga other downloaded files mo sa sd card? kc po ung KATA i1 hndi man nagagamt ung sd card nya. pls help , d ko pa po alam kung alin bibilhin haha

    • Ziela

      yes. sa SD card po nya iniinstall ung mga apps ko..well depende naman po kasi s settings ng user un eh ๐Ÿ™‚

      • lorenzo

        thankyou for that info. bibilhn ko na to ng maiba :3

  • Ziela

    I bought my Alcatel 997 D this january and i’m very satisfied. 8 MP ang camera, super linaw..may autofocus and flash pa..and ang bilis ng phone… dual sim pa ๐Ÿ™‚

    • renz

      thank you for that, now I’m planning to buy this if I have extra money. Imba specs kasi talaga. Kuhang kuha gusto ko, lalo na yung camera ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Luigi

    Hello po. Gusto ko lng e-clarify kung 1GB nga ba ang ram tsaka kung 4GB ang internal memory ng OT-997D. Sabi kasi ng iba, 512MB lang ram nito.

  • Jimmy

    Oo nga, sabi as mxexpress 512MB lng Daw RAM nito.. ano ba talaga? 1GB or 512MB?

    • jacks

      1Gb ang ram. ako din ay bibili. very excited and contented sa mga reviews ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ziela

      i’m a user po..1 gb po ang RAM nya


  • Rav

    Nice phone to. 7,990 na lang to from 11,990.No need to download battery saver app kasi meron na to.