Alcatel Go Play review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Alcatel Go Play

Alcatel Go Play
  • Display

    5 inches

    1280 x 720


  • Storage

    8GB

  • Battery size

    2,500 mAh

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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’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.

Alcatel Go Play specs

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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