Alcatel A7 review
A bigger battery
The Alcatel A7 has a front made of durable Dragontrail glass, which is very similar to the more well known Corning Gorilla Glass. This offers scratch and knock resistance for the 5.5” Full HD IPS display.
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The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and this works out at an impressive 401 pixels per inch. The viewing experience remains good, thanks to an oleophobic coating, which resists fingerprint smudges on the touch screen.
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The Full HD screen is excellent for video streaming, graphics intensive gaming or multitasking. There is very little delay when opening apps, or switching between them, thanks to a fast octa-core Mediatek 1.5GHz processor with 3GB RAM.
The Alcatel A7 does look pretty good with its spin-effect textured back, that adds a touch of premium to the mix. This Alcatel phone will only be available in Metallic Black but there are gold accents added to the ear peace, microphone, buttons, camera module and fingerprint sensor.
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The Alcatel A7 weighs 164g and is 8.95mm thick and both of these fall within the normal range of mid-range smartphones.
Phone Set Up
Fingerprint security and transferring content
The Alcatel A7 is secured through a fingerprint sensor and this is located on the back and just beneath the camera lens and flash. Existing content and media can moved from an old smartphone or iPhone onto the 32GB memory, of which 23GB is free to the user. The microSD card slots accepts cards with values of up to 128GB.
The Alcatel A7 runs on Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. This gives the user a standard set of pre-loaded apps such as Google Maps, Play Music, YouTube and Gmail. Further apps can be downloaded from the Play Store.
Camera & Video
The Alcatel A7 has a camera that has more resolution than quite a few premium phones. The 16MP camera has a wide f/2.0 aperture for letting in more light and offers features like HDR (High Dynamic Range) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation).
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The camera uses the latest super-fast (0.3 seconds) Phase Detect Auto Focus system and in low light it can call upon the LED dual tone flash for help. Certain photos can be locked away from prying eyes through the Photo Hide feature.
If you wish to record video, then this can be done at 1080p quality and at 30 frames per second.
8MP selfie camera
The 8MP selfie camera has a wide viewing angle and its own single LED front flash. Real time face beautification allows the owner to preview the results before taking a portrait photo and selfies are organised in a dedicated Selfie Album.
The 4,000mAh battery is the crowning jewel of the Alcatel A7. Research consistently shows that battery performance is of the highest priority to smartphone owners and Alcatel has clearly picked up on this.
The battery offers up to 18 hours of talk time or up to 667 hours of standby, which is approximately 28 days. This is extremely impressive but the story gets better when we consider that a fast charging is to be found in the box.
The fast charger is 3x faster than a standard charger and this can charge the Alcatel A7 from flat to fully charged in just 2.4 hours.
Written by: Michael Brown