Alcatel Go Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

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

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 Go Play at a glance
When was the Alcatel Go Play released? April 2016
What’s new about the Alcatel Go Play? IP67 hazard resistance, 8MP camera, HD display
How much does the Alcatel Go Play cost? RRP $299

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

Water you waiting for?

Shrug off splashes and dance in the rain with the water-resistant Alcatel Go Play.

Promoted
  • The Alcatel Go Play is currently selling for around $179 at retailers like Kmart and Big W.
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OS Android 5
Display size (inches) 5
Display resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Processor Snapdragon 410
Height (mm) 143.3
Width (mm) 73.3
Depth (mm) 9.2
Weight (g)
Battery size (mAh) 2,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 8GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 1GB
Water resistance IP67
Rear camera (1) resolution 8
Rear camera (1) aperture
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No
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Updated October 17th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X
MT6739
5.3
3264 x 2448
16GB
Alcatel 1C
Alcatel 1C
MT6580M
5.34
960 x 480
16GB
Alcatel U5
Alcatel U5
MT6737M
5
854 x 480
8GB
Alcatel A3
Alcatel A3
MT6737
5
1280 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 x 720
8GB
MSM8909
5
1280 x 720
8GB

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