If you’ve always found yourself challenged by the limited color variants that the vast majority of smartphones come in these days, Alcatel has an answer to that. It unveiled its latest One Touch Pop lineup at CES just recently, and while they may not be the most cutting edge smartphones you will find out there, they are still quite feature packed. The fact that each model in the Alcatel One Touch Pop lineup comes in a range of colors might seem like a key selling point, but it’s really the icing on top of the affordable cake.

A Color and Size to Match Every Taste

The X’Pop is the most formidable in the lineup, sporting a 4.5″ qHD screen, 1GHz dual core CPU, 512Mb of RAM, and a 5mp autofocus rear-facing camera. It should also be buttery smooth when it comes to operation since it will also be running Jelly Bean 4.1 out of the box. I’m curious how well this will compete in the local market considering the specs are quite similar to the Cherry Mobile Flame, which only sells for 6.3k.

The next phone down in the colorful Alcatel One Touch Pop lineup is the M’Pop. The M’Pop sports a 4 inch WVGA screen, 512mb of RAM, 1GHz CPU, 5mp autofocus camera, and Jelly Bean out of the box. The size of the M’Pop shpuld have a wider, more universal appeal, particularly with us Pinoys with smaller hands. I’m a bit worried about that single core, 1GHz processor though, but then, cores aren’t everything.

Going down to iPhone 4/4S size, we have the One Touch S’Pop and T’Pop. Both of them sport 3.5 inch HVGA screens with single core 1GHz CPUs and 3.2mp primary cameras. However the S’Pop still has the advantage, spec-wise, as it has 512Mb of RAM and runs Jelly Bean 4.1 while weirdly enough, the T’Pop is stuck at Gingerbread.

How Will the One Touch Pop Series Fare in the Philippines?

One particular thing that interests me is how well these entry to mid-range Alcatel One Touch Pop series phones will be able to fare here in the Philippines. After all, that segment is dominated by the likes of Cherry Mobile, MyPhone, and other local brands. Still, the Pop series can serve as great eye candy targeted toward teens and young adults looking to jump into their first smartphone experience.

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JM Balicano

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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