Like much of Alcatel’s output, the Go Play is strongly targeted at a budget-centric mobile phone buyer.
- Waterproofing works really well
- Bright, colourful design
- Exceptional battery life
- Acceptable camera
- 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.
- Neon-infused design isn't going to be to everyone's liking
- Water resistance does its job admirably
- Decent but wholly unremarkable
- Sluggish, even when compared to other mid-range handsets
- Impressive longevity that beats out many more-expensive rivals
- 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.
- The Alcatel Go Play is currently selling for around $179 at retailers like Kmart and Big W.
Alcatel Go Play specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1280|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||294|
|Rear camera megapixels||8MP|
|Rear camera aperture size|
|Front camera megapixels||5MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||143.3mm x 73.3mm x 9.2mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 5|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
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