Alcatel Shine Lite UK edition arrives

Alcatel Shine Lite UK edition arrives

The Alcatel Shine Lite UK edition arrives and this smartphone has been created for price conscious twenty-somethings. This Alcatel phone has a high-end character but without a hefty price-tag, making it ideal for students or those looking to make the right impression at their first job.


New: Alcatel Shine Lite review


The Shine Lite joins Alcatel’s line up of 2017 smartphones, which most notably includes the Alcatel Idol 4 with VR headset.

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The premium side of the Alcatel Shine Lite

There are several premium characteristics that make the Alcatel Shine Lite a desirable smartphone. The first of these is the selection of build materials:

  • Metal - The frame has been made from metal and this gives the phone a satisfyingly cold touch that is unmistakably premium. The finishing of the frame leaves a matte stripe in the centre and this accentuated by highly polished edges.
  • Glass - Curved 2.5D Dragontrail glass is used on the front and back, with a symmetrical form. Dragontrail glass is scratch and crack resistant and is the alternative to the more well known Corning Gorilla Glass.

The next premium characteristic of the Alcatel Shine Lite is the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor goes beyond simply unlocking the phone and can be set up to open your favourite apps.

Alcatel Shine Lite fingerprint sensor

It is possible to customise up to five fingerprints to open, even from the lock screen, the web browser, Facebook app or any other app of your choice. The fingerprint scanner can also be used to access the Safebox feature, where private documents, videos and images can be stored.

Alcatel Shine Lite camera

This affordable Alcatel phone has a camera with a high 13MP resolution. Tackling the most difficult of photography scenarios, low light, sees a dual-tone flash come into play for correctly balancing the lighting and capturing natural looking results.

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The camera can record 720p (HD) video but can play 1080p (Full HD) videos, which is great for watching downloaded content, such as movies. 

Alcatel Shine Lite camera

The 5MP selfie camera has gesture controlled selfie functions and a front (selfie) flash, usually only seen on premium smartphones. Apps includes Face Show, which auto generates selfie videos and Split Catcher, which creates multiple-view collages using both front and back cameras. Further camera apps includes Easy Shot, Pano (panorama) and Selfie Album.

Alcatel Shine Lite specs

Here are the remaining Alcatel Lite specifications:

  • Colours - Prime Black, Pure White, Satin Gold, Gold Duo and Silver Duo
  • Display - 5” HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display for viewing under direct sunlight
  • Dimensions - 141.5 x 71.2 x 7.45mm
  • Weight - 156g
  • Microphones - Dual mics with noise cancellation
  • Operating system - Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Processor - 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM
  • Memory - 16GB with microSD card support
  • Connectivity - 4G, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Performance - Boost app for stopping background apps running, cleaning junk files and enabling power saving
  • Google apps - Play Store, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Drive, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Hangouts, Photos and Keep
  • Battery - 2,460mAh

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Written by: Michael Brown

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