Right at the start of the year, CES 2013 surprised us pleasantly with a number of smaller brands jumping into the Android arena with interesting options of premium smartphones. One such brand that wowed us was Alcatel with its One Touch Scribe smartphones. Today, we’re looking at the One Touch Scribe Easy from the Alcatel stables to see if it can offer tough competition to the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy: This phone features a huge 5-inch screen, but its resolution of 480X800 pixels leaves us wanting more. A look inside also unfortunately doesn’t reveal much of fireworks – the One Touch Scribe Easy is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It runs on Android 4.1.2 and has an internal storage of 4 GB, which can be upgraded using a microSD card. This phone has a mere 5 MP camera (we were hoping for at least 8 MP here!) and a 0.3 MP VGA front-facing camera. But we do love the phone’s 2500 mAh battery, which promises a talk-time of at least 9 hours. It’s an ideal pocket-friendly option for those who can’t afford the Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2: The current hottest flavor from Samsung, we’ve literally fallen head over heels in love with this beauty. And not just for its gorgeous 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 267 ppi, its quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and 2 GB of RAM! The Galaxy Note 2 is fitted with an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front-facing one, which makes it the right choice for the shutterbugs any day over the One Touch Scribe Easy. We also love that this phone comes in three storage options – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, and that it also has a microSD card slot for those of us who need to carry our whole world on our smartphones.
At best, we could call the One Touch Scribe Easy a worthy contender against the Samsung Galaxy Grand and the Micromax Canvas HD phones. But then again, these two models do have a better brand value and have been around in the market for a longer time.