Alcatel has just launched the Alcatel Flash 2 earlier here in the Philippines. It is the successor of the Alcatel Flash Plus which is so popular and made a sold out every flash sale. Alcatel Flash 2 is a mid-range smartphone which has a LED flash both at the back and in the front near the cameras. This phone is perfect for selfies even in the dark.

Alcatel Flash 2
Front display of the Alcatel Flash 2
Better camera with LED flash both in the front & back
The camera is one of the improvements of this new phone, the front camera for instance has a bigger sensor which can allow more light, which gives clearer and brighter photo. By the way the rear / back camera has an integrated Samsung ISOCELL sensor, also with the auto-focus feature and dual LED, dual-tone flash. We have tested this earlier and the photos were good even in the low light it can still capture. 

Alcatel Flash 2 Specifications
  • Screen: 5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 1280×720 pixels 
  • Glass: Asahi Dragontrail Glass 
  • Processor: Mediatek MK6735 1.3GHz octa-core
  • Camera: 13MP AF rear camera, f/2.0 24mm, with dual-LED, dual-tone flash 
  • 5MP front-facing AF camera with LED flash, 1/4″ sensor size 
  • GPU: ARM Mali-T720
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB internal storage, up to 64GB via microSD card 
  • Networks: 3G, HSPA+, LTE 
  • SIM: Dual-SIM, dual LTE 
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n 
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 
  • GPS: GPS with aGPS support 
  • Battery: 3,000mAh Li-Po battery 
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop 
  • Colors Available: Volcanic Grey, Mica White
  • Price: Php6,190
  • Where to buy? Get one here

Build & Quality
Alcatel Flash 2 looks & feel more premium in construction and overall good than the Flash Plus. It looks pretty sturdy too as well. While this is an initial testing, we cannot assure everything else until we can test this unit for few days or so, the results are based on how we see and experience the phone during the launch.
It has a big, bright and vivid display but is nice to hold with one hand
The right side have the volume rocker
The camera and the dual LED flash is located in the back
The bottom contains the USB port for charging and transfer of files
Bottom and the top, the top has the audio jack plug
The speaker is located at the back along with the logo

Front with the screen off display, also it has physical buttons located at the bottom of the screen

Apps, Software & UI
As you can see it is an out of the box stock Android Lollipop 5.1, so another good thing about this phone, though it contains additional apps but they are useful apps that you may use, these apps are only few and will not take much space in the storage.

The app drawer of the stock Android in the Flash 2

The notification, shortcut menu screen which is stock Android

The camera is bit modified versus the stock camera, it provides additional effects and functionalities
The About section of the settings app shows that it is Android Lollipop out of the box ready

By the way, the phone has a removable back plate but the battery is non-removable but according to Alcatel Philippines, service centers can help replace the battery for you.

As of the announcement earlier, the Alcatel Flash 2 will be available in the Philippines which is first than the other ASEAN countries, it will be on sale on Lazada on September 30 with the very affordable price of Php6,190! Another good budget smartphone from Alcatel huh? :)
We'll release a review of this phone soon! 

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