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

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 8MP
Rear camera aperture size N/A
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 143.3mm x 73.3mm x 9.2mm
Weight g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor Snapdragon 410
RAM 1GB
Operating system Android 5
Internal storage

8GB

External storage support Up to 32GB
Battery capacity 2,500mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance 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

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

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 8MP
Rear camera aperture size N/A
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 143.3mm x 73.3mm x 9.2mm
Weight g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
Processor Snapdragon 410
RAM 1GB
Operating system Android 5
Internal storage

8GB

External storage support Up to 32GB
Battery capacity 2,500mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging No

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