The last January hinted to the tablet that Alcatel was prepared as a solution midrange screen size of 9.6 inches and 4G connectivity.
In March it was officially announced Pop OnTouch 10 and his arrival in the Spanish market has already occurred, so I approached our analysis not only of the tablet in question but also its accessory keyboard making it a Convertible throughout . rule
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The tablet Alcatel OneTouch not stands out for its design . No apologist any features that stand out most tablets on the market. The back has a matte finish rubbery material, but beyond that we could say that this is a tablet more.
If we take a stroll through the specifications we find that the measures (244 x 146.5 x 7.9 mm) are correct for a device of just under 10 inches diagonally, but shows a large frames top and bottom of the screen. The most striking point where the tablet is thick with 7.9mm even when the camera protrudes slightly more, for a total weight of 400 grams .
|Alcatel ONETOUCH Pop 10 specifications|
|Physical dimensions|| 244 x 146.5 x 7.9 mm |
|Display||9.6 inch IPS|
|Resolution||WXGA 1280 x 800 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 @|
|Graphics Processor||Adreno 306|
|Report||16GB + microSD|
|Version||Lollipop Android 5.0.2 (32-bit)|
|Connectivity|| GPS, Glonass |
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 and 5GHz
NFC Bluetooth 4.0 FM Radio
GSM, UMTS, LTE microSIM
| || Front: 2 Megapixel Rear |
|Battery||Li-ion, 4600 mAh|
|Indicative price||259 euros|
|Further details||designed magnetic Accessories Exclusive: housings or keyboard|
As you can see this is a device that could be called a tablet with heart smartphone or a smartphone claims tablet because its screen size
So much so that it is possible to use it to make calls without any problems thanks to the microSIM card you can use it Now, I do not want to know who has what you need to have to wear a pileup of 9 inches in the face to talk on the phone with him.
This section has us cost value it because although we have seen yields up to the SoC that integrates a basic midrange, yes we have noticed some lag in the operating system when used in conjunction with the keyboard (sold separately).
The chip Snapdragon 410 is what we have seen on mobile devices such as Motorola Moto G and offers good overall performance coupled with reduced consumption. The 3D performance is something right if we go to FullHD resolutions, but this time, despite the 9.6-inch screen, Alcatel has remained in resolution 1280 x 800 pixels (16: 9) making it possible to play art games without noticing we are in a mid-range hardware.
The synthetic test have left no doubt about what we have inside the tablet and is something we can compare with other tablets on the market line such as Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
|.||Pop ONETOUCH 10||Galaxy Tab Active 8|
|AnTuTu||22.008 points||18,033 points|
|Quadrant||13.254 points||8.680 points|
|3DMark|| Ice Storm: 5,216 |
Extreme Ice Storm: 2,623
Ice Storm Unlimited: 4,340
|2,863 5,612 4,606|
|Epic Citadel|| High Performance: 56.4 FPS |
High Quality: 54.4 FPS
Ultra High Quality: 28.5 FPS
| 57.3 FPS|
30.2 FPS 55.6 FPS
|Vellamo|| HTML5: 1,903 |
The tablet comes with a version of Lollipop fairly clean, with no launcher reloaded or another element RAM consumes just making a dent in the use of the tablet. But that gig of RAM Integrated seems to remain something right if we abuse multitasking.
We did not like the lag we noticed when using the keyboard, press the home key on the keyboard and wait for those two seconds to take effect encourages us to press “to see if we did not hold good.” All this suggests that Alcatel should polish the software at least as far as the keyboard plays Bluetooth connectivity.
correctly display, right size
The Alcatel tablet integrates a screen 9.6 inches diagonal, which amounts to almost the same size as the iPad but displays in widescreen format.
It is a size that makes it thin enough to hold in one hand vertically and, at the same time big enough to enjoy multimedia content
The technology behind the display panel is Q and offers viewing angles very wide and accurate color from any point of view. We detected that the color temperature is fairly well calibrated, keeping a good balance and away from the small red or blue tint in white colors.
A point where you have to stop to think about is Is the judgment 1,280 x 800 pixels is sufficient for this screen size ?. We are perhaps at the most critical of this tablet point is that, although we found a compromise between price and performance, it is true that the pixel size (157ppp) is noticeably larger than in smartphones.
What does this mean? because if we hold the tablet at a short distance we could see some pixelamiento text, something that seemed to have passed and smartphones. It is also true that for a regular and distances of 40 cm hereinafter use this effect fades, but you have to make it clear that we are not faced with a high resolution screen.
Software and autonomy, welcome Lollipop
Alcatel has been brave and is one of the first manufacturers to launch its device with Lollipop series. Indeed Pop 10 brings a version 5.0.2 and we have to mention from already surprised us that it is a 32-bit version , despite mounting a 64-bit chip inside and wasting of the latent performance.
Alcatel OneTouch we are accustomed to using low-overhead launchers simple system, which is welcome, but also serial applications preinstalled have a base as the device is turned on.
There are users who are successful this policy, however I see personally, these applications, mostly games and utilities occupy space of those 16 GB of ROM and they are unnecessary. The positive point is that may uninstall without problem, unlike other devices that we have to some extent uninstall the updates and then disable them.
As curiosities highlight integrated software use IR via Peel Smart Remote recommending us according to our tastes and content changes the channels on most TVs and set-top box market from the tablet itself.
It noted that the tablet mounted 16 GB of ROM and are only User Available 11.63 GB is something that might seem scarce within weeks but we can always use cards microSD to expand capacity in addition to the increasingly popular storage services in the cloud day.
As for autonomy, it notes that the battery 4,600 mAh has been good thanks to the frugality of Qualcomm SoC that has a very content consumption. If you make the tablet will endure intensive three to four hours and if use more relaxed, web browsing, multimedia display battery can stretch to about 8-9 hours of use .
To complete the software section, we record some customization Alcatel to include your own application store or OTA update system , which currently is not new version Android 5.0.2 (010ZZ01).
Camera and multimedia
Call me weird, but seeing people on the street taking pictures with tablets of 10 inches it makes me weird, and no only that, is that with a “tile” of those features are bothering people behind preventing see
Alcatel has integrated a rear camera 5 Megapixel that is not known as the highest resolution on the market and offers similar quality to which we obtained in mobile few years ago, right out of hand. We do not have nor autofocus LED flash , so in low light situations will spend occasional havoc on the quality of the image.
The software promises advanced settings or manual but when you consider that there is no possibility of varying the focus, these sections are somewhat lame. white balance, ISO, exposure and enable or disable HDR mode
With that same camera can record videos FullHD [email protected] they play in well-lit situations.
The front camera has 2Mpx and not particularly outstanding, meets for use in video calls and some selfie cash.
It is clear that the photographic section is the most affected in providing tablets balanced in which you have to make compromises to keep prices contained the device.
As for the multimedia section as we have to mention that this tablet and its relation 16: 9 screen makes us forget the thick black lines show devices 4: 3 as iPad when watch movies or series. Furthermore Pop 10 has a speaker sound with good power, but perhaps we doubt a little of his situation, in the back of it.
Despite not come standard with the tablet, Alcatel ONETOUCH has given us a unit for testing with the tablet and we leave our impressions about it.
We are facing a device manufactured exclusively for Alcatel ONETOUCH as to where you can leave the tablet on the keyboard and be fixed by a magnetic system .
The keyboard works by Bluetooth , is say, could work with any tablet or Android device on the market but with Pop 10 offers features such as bypass power, that is, if you put a charge the keyboard via microUSB and have the tablet connected to the keyboard, Pop 10 also load.
The size of the keyboard seems right, in fact, we have written this analysis with the tablet and the keyboard. The only problem we see when using the set is that one of the attractions of the tablet, thick , threw it to the ground and that because of the hinge system and thickness of the tablet itself we go to more than double the original thickness.
We also have to mention that model we have received no Ñ key on the layout but with just go to settings and choose Spanish, we were able to write naturally with him the letter Ñ appearing by pressing the right key of the L key.
At the bottom of the keyboard we find a minitouchpad which has a rather limited use if we stop to think that the screen is very close touch and Android keyboard is designed for that kind of interaction.
We are facing a tablet as we say stands for great balance between price and performance . It is not a high-end tablet, nor intended to be. It offers features such as next-generation 4G connectivity and extras such as the ability to control via infrared TV
The performance offered by its quad-core chip is right and we can enjoy games, web browsing and all Android tablet experience if we know that this is not a Ferrari but before a utility with good equipment .
- Connectivity 4G and IR
- Screen Resolution
- Back camera without AF or Flash