The company has a line of Alcatel mobile phones: IDOL, POP and HERO. Also, for example, POP, there are, shall we say, sub-POP S and POP C. First – this is a relatively expensive machines, and the second – low, but the higher the number on the end, the steeper the gadget. In this case we consider POP C9, ie device, which stands at the moment, headed subsection POP Cx.
- Storage battery
- Network adapter
- Instruction manual
- Warranty Card
Design, size, controls
Despite the bright decoration smartphones Alcatel POP C9, in general devices have a typical “average” all fabletov design: large, rounded shape, a lot of plastic and loved by all manufacturers chrome inserts on Kant. Gadget recalls and some Samsung, and Fly, and Huawei, and hardly differs from POP C7.
Dimensions POP C9 – 150.95 x 77.5 x 9.5mm, ie is not small and thin. But most surprising weight – almost 190 grams. I was lying on a review of a 6-inch metal monster Explay Diamond, he weighed 185 grams. The impression that stands inside C9 lead battery. Joke. Frame on the right and left relatively thick – 5 mm, so the hand is not as comfortable as we would like. However, due to the sloping edges of the ergonomics design a little better.
Obverse covered glass. It is durable, and during the test it appeared only mikrotsarapinki. Be aware that the smartphone “lived” in a backpack with other devices. Within the substrate is white. Display surface is not too easily soiled, apparently there oleophobic coating, finger glides without problems.
Border, as I said earlier, is made of chromed plastic, slightly rises above the screen, thereby partially protects the surface. Removable back cover, white, glossy. I seemed slippery. Fingerprints left on it, but not particularly noticeable.
The company’s website states that POP C9 is available in several colors: pink, red, blue, white, black, gray. However, as is always the case with new models, first smartphone sold only two cellular networks, and secondly, there is the unit only gray.
POP C9 assembled perfectly: no creaking, no backlash felt monolithic body. Under compression in the hand phone case is not crispy, with pressure on the back of the central area of the lid is not pressed to the battery.
Above is the voice speaker. Slightly above average volume in noisy places, it may be hard to hear, especially in the subway, on the street have to do the volume to maximum. Pleasant timbre, not booming, the interlocutor can hear clearly and legibly. No echo. Overall, quite a good speaker, but I would like the volume a little higher.
To the left of the speaker – front camera, on the right – light sensors and proximity to work correctly.
Bottom – the usual buttons “Back”, “Home” and “Menu”. No lights, so at night you can see the button is bad.
Located at the lower end micro-USB and the main microphone on the top – 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones or a headset.
The power button is on the right edge just below center. She almost drowned in the body, pressing a soft, small stroke. The same type of key-volume rocker, it just above. Even higher – memory card slot. It closes with a plastic flap.
Two slots for SIM-cards are located on the left edge under the plastic flap.
Connectors type microSIM, both slots operate in 3G, but simkarty are as follows: 3G-SIM1 / 2G-SIM2 or 2G-SIM1 / 3G-SIM2. Switching between 2G/3G takes about 10 seconds, that is quickly switch will not work.
On the reverse side of POP C9: second microphone, camera, towering over the body a couple of millimeters and framed by chrome plastic rim, flash and speakerphone.
Producers still can not calm down, so use huge diagonal screens almost every second your product. In Alcatel OneTouch POP C9 worth display diagonal is 5.5 inches (139 mm). Physical size – 69h121 mm top frame – 11 mm, and bottom – 18 mm.
540×960 pixels resolution for such a diagonal, I think, is not enough, though the picture looks good, and pixelation at a distance of 30-40 cm invisible. Density – 200 pixels per inch.
Matrix display backlight brightness is adjusted either manually or automatically. A relatively wide range, but at minimum brightness still great. Maximum brightness enough for comfortable reading on the street, the sun also makes the screen only 5.5 inches in diagonal.
Matrix is the technology IPS, unfortunately, not OGS: between the protective glass and the screen has a layer of air. Natural color reproduction, saturation calm. Wide viewing angles, but under certain slopes rendition violated: it goes into the blue, the yellowness. In general, the typical behavior of low-cost IPS-matrix.
Capacitive touch layer fulfills up to 5 simultaneous touches. Sensitivity is decent.
This model uses a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery capacity of 2500 mAh. Battery removable.
The manufacturer indicates its data “life” batteries, which I believe, as we went about the results of the same:
- talk time: up to 8 hours (2G), 4:00 (3G)
- standby time: 560 hours (2G), 550 hours (3G)
- while working in the music player: 24 hours
In playback mode, 720p video lasted for about 5 hours. Average time – approximately 10-12 hours without the active use of 3G.
Charging device is about 3.5 hours.
In the settings there is an item called “Superekonomiya energy.” It is very similar in function HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5. When disabled virtually all applications, reduced brightness matrix, and you will become available only basic: SMS, calls, calendar, address book.In this mode, Alcatel operates approximately 3 days.
Smartphone functions in cellular networks 2G (GSM / GPRS / EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (850/9001800 / / 2100 MHz).
Available Bluetooth version 4.0 for file transfer and speech. There is wireless Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b / g / n. The apparatus may naturally be employed as an access point (Wi-Fi Hotspot) or modem.
Memory and memory card
Inside has 1 GB of RAM. On average, a little less than 600 free MB. Storage allocated 4GB naturally freely about two. There is a slot for a memory card. Maximum size – 32 GB.
As befits a true “android” in Alcatel C9 are two cameras on the main 8 megapixel front facing 1.3 MP (on the official website states that a 2-megapixel). There is a small LED flash.
The camera quality is mediocre, basically claim to color reproduction and a narrow dynamic range. Worth praise camera for accurate focus, for a minimum distance Focusing – about 7 cm for class background blur thanks aperture F2.2.
The front camera takes photos in 720h1280 pixels resolution. Quality good. Video – 640×480 pixels with 10 k / s.
The camera can record FullHD video at 30 frames per second, which can not but rejoice. Autofocus is very fast, is induced by 3 cm, decent sharpness. Mono sound, clean.
Performance and software platform
In most of these devices worth Taiwan chip MediaTek. Smartphone Alcatel OneTouch C9 was no exception. It uses the most common among the “public sector” in recent chipset MT6582: CPU Cortex-A7, 28 nm, 4 cores at 1.3 GHz, a graphics accelerator Mali-400MP2 with clock frequency of 400 MHz.
Comfortable for a device of this processor is more than enough. With games have problems, but only with powerful type Asphalt 8. Device is not buggy, no brakes, operated relatively smoothly.
This handset has a Google Android operating system version 4.2.2 ancient. Not sure 4.3 will be released, and especially 4.4. Although I personally do not see any sense in them, especially in low-cost gadgets. Proprietary shell is essentially absent. Changed little icons of the main screen, settings and unlock the display (in a circle “floats” button «unlock», which is necessary to shift to the side).
The device installed standard music and video player, radio. The speaker volume is slightly above average, quality was not good wheeze, there is an overload, the sound is not very clean. The headphones sound has a high volume, quality is good, no complaints. Video unit plays in the resolution FullHD.
Today Alcatel OneTouch POP C9 can be found in two cellular shops on the same price – 7990 rubles. Draw conclusions on such low-cost devices is very difficult, because there is nothing interesting about them will not tell. All parameters C9 Averages: processor, memory, camera, soft karaoke chips. Appearance is also normal, in addition, the device is available only in gray.
- Excellent build
- Good battery life
- Good video quality, classy macro
- Both slots simkarty work in 3G
- Large size and heavy weight
- Little wheeze speaker at maximum volume
- Low screen resolution
- Class: smartphone
- Form factor: classic
- Materials: plastic
- Operating system: Google Android 4.2.2
- Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE, UMTS
- Processor: quad-core, 1300 MHz, MTK6582
- Memory: 1 GB
- Data Memory: 4 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0, jack microUSB (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Screen: capacitive, IPS 5.5” resolution 540×960 points
- Camera: 8 MP autofocus + 1.3 MP, Flash
- Navigation: GPS
- Extras: accelerometer sensor approach, FM-radio
- Battery: removable, Capacity 2500 mAh
- Dimensions: 150.95 x 77.5 x 9.5mm
- Weight: 189 g
- Price: from 7990 rubles (Q2 2014)