Alcatel has always been committed to offering devices that give users more for their money. TCL Communication — Alcatel’s parent company — will usually have an “affordable flagship” in their lineup, followed by a few midrangers and an entry-level device that are easy on the pocket but try to offer more than what you would expect.
So, MWC 2018 is here, and Alcatel is ready with its new portfolio. Aside from the flagship Alcatel 5, it includes an entry-level phone and three distinct midrangers. Let’s take a closer look at them!
The super-affordable flagship, …
Brace yourselves, the tri-cam phones are coming. While the early prototype of the Huawei P20 that leaked yesterday still featured the dual-camera config of last year’s P10, it was obviously not what the retail device will end up looking like, judging from today’s leaked case renders of the P20 Plus.
Once domineering the market, the phones that we now consider “compact” are slowly but steadily getting replaced by >5.5″ handsets that don’t fit the bill of just anyone that easily. Apart from the occasional smaller-sized phone announced once in a blue moon, the majority of devices being released nowadays are larger than life and definitely don’t cater to folks with smaller hands or just those who prefer more pocketable devices.
Nowadays, phones are getting bigger and bigger, but our pockets aren’t. With a huge phablet in your pocket, especially one that has a glass back, it becomes a tedious task to take it out of your pocket for every received notification. And what if you want to hit the gym? People prefer to leave their expensive handset in the locker or at home and either disconnect from the world, or bring in a backup.
A backup like an old and probably smaller phone, or a smartwatch. That way, one gets enough functionality to remain connected to the world, yet don’t run the risk of dropping and stepping on …
We’re a little bit more than two weeks away from Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference, but news about the Japanese company’s upcoming Xperia phones have already made headlines in the last couple of months.
A lot of Sony fans are probably interested to see what the next Xperia flagship looks like, but more will buy the company’s mid-range smartphones. In that regard, it’s worth noting that Sony is readying not one, but three Xperia handsets that can easily go as mid-tier phones.
We only know them by their model numbers since this is how they have been listed at Geekbench, the popular benchmarking …
Sony is expected to launch a brand new phone in just about a week and the company has now teased that the device will come with a new design.
Affordable without being ‘cheap’ in an embarrassing wayGood news is that with recent launches the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. We now have phones that are cheap without being downright ruined by terrible issues – those affordable devices do not lag terribly, they …