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Alcatel ALCATEL 918 Dual-SIM Android Unlocked Mobile

Endless amusement start from Android, 3.2" capacitive touchscreen with gesture control, pre-embedded apps, 3MP camera and Dual SIM option.
Average Customer Rating:
2.6 out of 5
2.6
 out of 
5
(5 Reviews) 5
2 out of 5(40%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ALCATEL 918 Dual-SIM Android Unlocked Mobile
Review 1 for ALCATEL 918 Dual-SIM Android Unlocked Mobile
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
great value
mikef
Date:25 July 2012
I've had the phone for a month and works well , performs much better than cheap huawei bought at the same time , with no issues except for low internal memory , but even without getting root access its possible to move most downloaded apps to sdcard with link2sd. (And with superuser on the phone system apps and bloatware also can be moved or uninstalled )
Ease of Use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
mikef
Location: Auckland
Gender: Male
Age: 40-49
Review 2 for ALCATEL 918 Dual-SIM Android Unlocked Mobile
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Very Dissapointed
Sneezles
Date:10 July 2012
I got this phone a week ago and went on holiday with it, it was alright for a start working fine but then the touch stopped working so i left it for a day and the next day it sort of worked, ever since then it has been trouble. Screen stops, lag and automatic quitting thing has become a annoyance. Today the screen completely stopped working and i have been trying all day to get to work again with no prevail. I am NOT a happy camper
Pros: good for a start, low price
Cons: blacks out, auto quitting, no cover for charge so muck gets in
Ease of Use: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Sneezles
Location: Oamaru, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Age: Under 18
Review 3 for ALCATEL 918 Dual-SIM Android Unlocked Mobile
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Some good points, some bad points
uncletique
Date:12 May 2012
I bought the Alcatel 918 dual-sim phone at DSE in Sydney as an emergency replacement for my previous Android smartphone, which had crashed on the flight over from NZ. I needed an inexpensive unlocked (hard to find in Australia) Android phone.
The 918 was easy enough to set up. It did take a couple of attempts to get the SIM cards in the right sockets. Only socket 1 supports 3G.
The phone has a solid feel, although the back simply pries off and snaps back on (rather than sliding-to-lock).
Reception has proved good in fringe areas.
The display is crisp, with well saturated colours. The on-screen keyboard, though, is maddeningly imprecise. It is particularly difficult to avoid hitting the space bar (no big problem) or the Go key (problem!) when trying to enter a full stop.
RAM is rather lacking, which ought not to be a problem as I tend to use few apps - but so much bloatware is installed that I could not even fully update the bloatware on Google Play without running out of memory. The bloatware is "core" and cannot be removed without rooting the phone.
One particularly worrisome bit of bloatware is an app whose name is seven Chinese characters (no translation given) - who knows what it's doing. I'm told it's some kind of instant messaging app, but it doesn't inspire confidence in the manufacturer or supplier.
Pros: dual sim works well and is a boon when travelling, display is crisp, reception of weak signals is good, battery life is reasonable
Cons: ram is limited, phone is packed with bloatware, bloatware is not removable, mystery app that cannot be removed, onscreen keypad is particularly frustrating
Ease of Use: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
6 of 6 found this review helpful.
uncletique
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Age: 50-59
Ratings-Only Reviews for ALCATEL 918 Dual-SIM Android Unlocked Mobile
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 2
Ease of Use: 
3.5 out of 5
3.5 out of 5
Performance: 
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5
Features: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5