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Alcatel Go Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Like much of Alcatel’s output, the Go Play is strongly targeted at a budget-centric mobile phone buyer.

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

8GB

Internal storage

8 MP

Rear camera

2,500 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
143.3mm x 73.3mm x 9.2mm

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 410
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 5
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$299
Launch date2016-04
Alcatel Go Play

The good

  • Waterproofing works really well
  • Bright, colourful design
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Acceptable camera

The bad

  • Garish design choices
  • Expensive for what it is
  • Not a super tight fit

Alcatel’s Go Play offers a colourful mid-range alternative with excellent waterproofing features.

Dunking your phone into water is generally bad news (although our guide on what to do if you accidentally drop your phone in water may be some help).

There are still relatively few waterproof phones in the marketplace, despite it being quite the killer of handsets, and it's a feature often relegated to phones at the premium end of the scale. Alcatel’s usual modus operandi is to enter the market with a basic or mid-range handset with just a few key killer features. In the case of the Go Play, it’s the inclusion of waterproofing.

Design

  • Neon-infused design isn't going to be to everyone's liking
  • Water resistance does its job admirably

Camera

  • Decent but wholly unremarkable

Performance

  • Sluggish, even when compared to other mid-range handsets

Battery life

  • Impressive longevity that beats out many more-expensive rivals

Verdict

  • A basic mid-range smartphone bolstered by its impressive water resistance

Pricing and availability

Alcatel Go Play specs

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
143.3mm x 73.3mm x 9.2mm

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 410
RAM
1GB
Operating system
Android 5
Internal storage
8GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
No

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