alcatel Pop Astro

  • Released 2015, April
    144.9g, 9.9mm thickness
    Android 4.4.2
    4GB 1GB RAM storage, microSD slot
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  • 4.5"
    540x960 pixels
  • 5MP
  • 1GB RAM
  • 2000mAh

alcatel Pop Astro - Specs

Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900
4G bands LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 12(700)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Launch Announced 2015, April
Status Available. Released 2015, April
Body Dimensions 133.6 x 65.3 x 9.9 mm (5.26 x 2.57 x 0.39 in)
Weight 144.9 g (5.11 oz)
Display Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.5 inches, 55.8 cm2 (~64.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~245 ppi density)
Platform OS Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Mediatek MT6732 (28 nm)
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T760MP2
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 4GB 1GB RAM
Main Camera Single 5 MP
Features LED flash
Video [email protected]
Selfie camera Single VGA
Sound Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
Features Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery   Removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 288 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 11 h (3G)
Misc Colors White
Price About 130 EUR

alcatel Pop Astro - User Reviews

  • Worst phone ever, I can't even get updates to the two applications I have because the storage space is taken up by factory updates. I clear messages, phone logs, email trash, only have 7 pictures in my gallery and I still can't get timely email. Do not buy this phone! Finally able to get rid of mine, never buying Alcatel again.

  • me too it's 1.8 gb not 4gb

  • They say that this phone has "4 GB" of storage, but that's not true. You only get 1.80 GB which is terrible. The battery life percentage isn't always true. (Battery speed drain at 15%, giving your phone 150 seconds to live) Although it does handle games fairly well, just not for long when you use up the space. I recommend downloading Google Photos to save storage for pictures and video. The SD card slot is fragile and only lasts for about 6 months, after that your SD will no longer read properly. Skip this phone folks, there a lot of frustration you will have if you owned this phone.

  • I got this phone a a cheap replacement it fairs well accept anytime i put it in my pocket it gets turned, off. It has faired well but was lacking audio quality. Which is a let down for me. But it's fair for a 50 dollar phone. But I don't run many apps. It would be a good phone for a teen-ager but not exayly my cup of tea.

  • Phone camera don't focus atall just snaps. No memory/ SD card don't work because no internal memory to transfer from. Inconsistent speed. It is the phone not the ooperator I don't use apps and keep my cache an misc clear still runs bad and did also delete all my pictures when memory got full no warning.. but that's user fault my own fault for not watching space limit on internal storage

  • Nooooo storage! Hate this phone. And up and one day deleted all my pics and everything

  • I love this phone holds a charge speed is great pictures are fine and clear no problems at all oh I got it at Wal-Mart for $17.00 on sale no complaints at all thanks Alcatel for this phone!!!!

  • I got this phone on sale at Wal-Mart and I had another alcatel phone for 3 years this phone is great the speed is great pictures are great and I haven't found any issues with it yet every time I use it I find f

  • Phone doesn't scan UPC bar codes or ISDN numbers for books. Camera doesnt focus properly to read them. Doesn't take good pictures either. With only 2gb of RAM, can't have too many apps. Even after I added a 32gb SD card and selected it as the default to save things to AND moved as many apps as I possibly could to the SD card from the phone storage - when I go to the Google Play Store to download a new app, it says I don't have enough space even when I do. Aaarrrggghhh!

  • try to root your phone then uninstall that apps, however you will be out of warranty,

  • I have used this Astro about 10 months with zero issues. I can honestly say I like this phone very much! A optional SD card is all but required. I see reviews complain about the phones memory of 4GB. For less than $13 I purchased a 32 GB ( max size for this phone) SD card to hold pics and such and have no issues.. The quad core processor is impressive at this price and runs my apps fine. The display looks fine for streaming video and was better then I expected at this price point. The wifi calling feature works great and the cell phone (talk) operation is much better than my older phone and the audio sound quality is fantastic The WIFI works very fast on my home network as well as public WIFI but do note it only works in the 2.4 Ghz range and not the newer 5 Ghz range but 2.4 Ghz is a standard and works great. The 4G data system used with the cell tower is very fast as well! The battery life is very respectable; I do not recharge everyday and I like having a replaceable battery if the battery ever stops holding a charge it can be replaced. The only negative I see is the low performing camera. This phone will take a picture but with the camera you get what you pay for. With all that in mind this phone gets my vote as I love the operation, sound quality, the fact at this price it is almost a disposable phone. I like it as I can depend on it, has never overheated, locked up, noting but smooth operation for me!

  • plays pokemon go okay. install the apk from apkmirror if google play store says the device isnt compatible with your device. doesnt fare well in hotspots with lots of pokestops like your busy populated downtown area but outside of it it runs ok. the gps is less than fair with pokemon go so you will be restarting the app quite a bit.

  • Got this free from T-Mobile...but you get what you pay for... I would not EVER recommend buying it. It comes pre-loaded with apps (not removeable ) that take up most of the 1.8gb core memory :( It does no good to add an SD card as you cannot transfer apps. The camera is not the best but OK. ..when used with the SD card to free up memory. Keeps randomly shutting off...need to remove an re-insert battery to continue :(

  • My phone turned black but I can still hear the sound what do I do

  • It's actually a pretty decent phone when you manage the cache and disable apps you don't use.. The problem isn't the smartphone device.. The problem is with the operator.. Don't flood the device,with apps. Don't leave apps running.. Oh, and airplane mode ,when not in use.. Battery will only deplete by 1% between an 24hr time frame.. Get a SD card ,with greater memory. After these simple steps ,you Wii notice a difference..~BCA

  • Terrible phone POC!

  • WORST PHONE EVER!! there is hardly any storage I can never update any of my apps and the camera quality is terrible I have to be in perfect lighting for you to even see my face! That is just ridiculous never buy this phone!!

  • got trom tmobile as upgrade. no storage even though i have no apps installed. make me delete things all the time. also, the camera is terrible. do not buy.

  • this is one of the worst phones you could possibly buy. it stopped recieving messages after 2 months of buying it.

  • Camera is terrible

  • I just need a phone right now, and I don't need many apps & I don't use a lot of memory. That being said, is this phone right for what I need?

  • Buy a SD card 32GB

  • WORST PHONE EVER! First of all, the storage. 1.8 gb. I have 5 apps, 38 pictures, and no storage left. Then, the camera. I can't even see my face. I am in my room with my lamp & my light on and my face is either black or red. I literally have to put my phone under a light. And the picture quality is horrible, everything is blurry and pixelated, basically. Next, the battery, I can be using it for 10 minutes, on lowest brightness and boom I'm down to 90%. Charging can be fast, for some reason when I use different chargers, the speed of charging changes. Last, when I go to set my phone on a table, ground, ect. it turns off.

  • I have the same problem. This is the worst phone I have ever had. My phone is also saying to get specific apps or it my phone will lock in 1 day and I will no longer be able to use it.

  • I upgraded to this model phone from a Blackberry that T Mobile said was going obsolete, This new phone CAN NOT EVEN TAKE AN UPGRADE AND I OUT OF MEMORY. Calls can not connect for two - three minutes on numerous occasions due to NO MEMORY. This is a 2.0 gig phone and it takes 1.3 gig just to make the phone operate, I have exactly 56 pics on it and CAN NOT TAKE another pic because the PHONE IE FULL!!!! What a crock of 5h[t that TMobile actually carries this horrible representation of a paperweight for a phone. DON'T GET THIS... EVER. Even if is a "FREE UPGRADE"

  • Tmobil gave me this phone to replace my LG phone when they went to 4G. This phone is HORRIBLE********DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE*****it comes with 1.8gb of storage space which is taken up by the canned apps...I could only add 2 or 3 apps, I am always getting space unavailable messages....I bought an 8gb sd card but you can't transfer apps to the sd card......the screen malfunctions....I want T mobil to give me another phone.

  • delete; facebook, instagram , Snapchat , Spotify Music, they eat your battery in background use them over browser

  • This phone to me is rated a 6.5 out of 10. The battery life drops 2% every 5 minutes. The camera is grainy internet is slow and there is only a little amount of storage which effects the apps and amount of apps you can have. I can say that the sound is excellent and it comes with a personal hot spot. Also Swype keyboard is already built in on the phone.But all of this for a low price.

  • I've had mine about a year now. Only two problems I've had with it are the occasional voice on my side drops volume for a few seconds. Also wish the ring volume was louder. Otherwise, voice quality is excellent. No over heating, and decent battery life. I'm happy with my cheap smart phone.

  • Got this for free from T-Mobile. Cons: THIS ONLY HAS 1GB Can't download many apps Can't take many pictures. Front facing Camera is bad quality Email account don't work Pros: Good battery life

  • I just purchased my Alcatel pop astro phone, a week ago. I had to lose two applications because it NOW says"I have low memory storage and my email accounts won't work!!!" I know to delete more applications. Useless!! My last phone started having problems, now this!!

  • take it back duh

  • Look all those nae sayers on this phone not to be mean but do your homework! The memory issue can be solved by on all your email accounts sync only three days and setting the tech messages to delete old sms and mms as well a deleate the cashe every day. also know what you want in a phone vs being a crybaby-go-wah-wah.

  • If you want a good clear picture... and if you plan to download more than 3 apps, then THIS IS NOT the phone for you.

  • Piece of crap! Screen stopped working two days after purchase..

  • This phone is horrible. First off the camera is horrible. I wasn't able to take one decent selfie. Second there is only 1 GB...I thought all phones had at least 8!!!!!! Third I was only able to download 3 apps before running out of space. Fourth it sometimes randomly turns off and I have to plug it into a charger. Charge holds pretty well for me. Doesnt overheat. I like the phone app...vibrates when someone answers. Volume is really good. Now I know why T mobile gave this phone for free.

  • Screen goes black and have to take battery out to restart. The sound is low. This is the second replacement and the phone does the same thing and the volume of the phone has gotten worse. I will not recommend this phone.

  • Bought phone from Walmart and works just fine. No screen freeze, no over heating, and best of all no random shutdowns(expected from -$100 phones). Camera and video are OK for this model. Since this phone has limited internal storage management of apps is a must. Buy a quality brand SD card and the phone really keeps up with +$150 phones. For the $65 price this phone has far exceeded my expectations.

  • it's not bad for 65$ , the camera is sub par, I haven't had any freezing screen or overheating problems I use to listen to YouTube while driving and it works great for that, this is definitely entry level. but you can still surf the web and FB app with no issues I give it a 7/10 , you can't beat it for the $

  • A piece of JUNK, it freezes constantly, does not accept my memory card, which work fine on other phones or computer, DO NOT BUY

  • Do not buy this phone. Too many mention. Front and gets to hot to even hold phone. Freezes or screen goes black when I try to use it and has to be restarted. Facebook constantly opens when I try to get on internet.

  • How are you supposed to download this from Google Playstore if you cannot uninstall anything (it's pre-sets don't allow it) and there isn't enough storage to download it?

  • How are you supposed to download this from Google Playstore if you cannot uninstall anything (it's pre-sets don't allow it) and there isn't enough storage to get this so you can clean it up?

  • I'm new to the whole "smart phone" I had a flip phone (I know I'm in the 18th Century haha) T-Mobile offered me an Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro for free and I've had it for about 5 months and it SUCKS....I've had numerous problems, first being it doesn't hold a charge, I'm charging several times a day, and I work full time and am not on it all day long. It's ALWAYS overheating, my texts don't go thru, my camera was ok but now it takes very blury pic's, and no flash when you reverse the camera to take any kind of selfies, so you can only take them in the day. My GPS or whatever it is ALWAYS says only the city I live in, it never changes no matter where I am, worse phone....!! I called T-Mobile and complained and they sent me a "new" phone, but it was only the front part of the phone, no battery and no back plate, T-Mobile said only the phone is under a 1 year warranty and the battery is only 90 days, called Alcatel and they are sending me a new battery, but T-Mobile is loosing my business after 13 years of being with them, because they could care less about the problems I'm having with this phone. Even though I came from a flip phone I have lots of help with this phone and it sucks compared to everyone else's phones!! I'm in need of a Samsung or an Apple, anything but this phone!! I am the only one out of all my friends and family who have this phone, now I know why T-Mobile was giving them away. Junky phone!!

  • I like this phone not had a problem not once

  • Worst phone I have ever had. I would prefer a flip phone over the pop astro. Horible, horrible, horrible. Says it come with 4GB of storage but when I bought the phone it didnt even have 1.8GB of storage. Wont even let me download ANYTHING from the play store because it says insufficent memory. And I even have a new SD memory card thats an 8GB in it. Have had this phone 1 week and have not liked it since the day I bought it.

  • Worst phone I have ever had. I would prefer a flip phone over the pop astro. Horible, horrible, horrible. Says it come with 4GB of storage but when I bought the phone it didnt even have 1.8GB of storage. Wont even let me download ANYTHING from the play store because it says insufficent memory. And I even have a new SD memory card thats an 8GB in it. Have had this phone 1 week and have not liked it since the day I bought it.

  • It is because u are post to download clean master it cools it down and cleans it and ite free on play store.

  • This is phone is not a good buy. It freezes and over heats . Go get a Samsung or a iPhone.

  • the phone battery drains out really fast, and when you talk the phone gets really really hot to touch prompting you to stop talking on your phone.

  • i loved my old blackberry and hate this thing. random sounds and turns off for no reason. calls are hard to work; very counterintuitive. camera seems to be the only thing that does work. hard to put in info; cannot transfer contacts from blackberry to it; ugh!! been at the tmobile store twice and going back today for more "help".

  • No it is not. Do not buy this phone.

  • I hate this phone. If T-Mobile doesn't get me a better phone I will be leaving. Do not buy this cray. When I bought this phone it was on the market one week. I have had nothing but trouble from this phone and I've only had it three months.

  • T Mobile

  • Hello,My Pop Astro's Back Camera Doesn't Work,Please respond if you might know why thanks

  • so buy it your self

  • good for all carer

  • I have had it for a few weeks and on love it

  • Can any one tell me that in which carer this phone coming?

  • Camera doesn't focus at all, neither does screenshots. I thought this phone would be decent enough to get a good screenshot, instead it makes it smaller and blurs its worse with text. An SD card is obviously a must have if you want games and music.

  • well guys i would like to know if the battery of this device how long i can be on social web sites ... cuz with moto g second generation i can aproxemetly just 9 hours as maximium ..

  • I got this through the T-Mobile offer. I can only get 480p video on the rear. Is this a mistake with GSMArena or is my phone being an jerk?

  • iwant to buy that alcatel mobile...

  • I wrote a review already,but i'll update. Now that its 3:40a.m. the internet speed is fast. It's what I thought 4g LTE would be I think when a company's plans become succesful again after they make changes like price restructuring, upgrades, then they get popular, and traffic gets too heavy. And then the success cycles continue taking turns. I am prolly still gonna return itthis phone cuz I am ever-hopeful of doing better speeds during the day with someone else. There are cellular unicorns for people on a budget aren't there? ... but they may be more like a chrysalus to a butterfly, doing seven generations of monarchs. Also ..Dont know why the first "14" was deleted on my review when I first said there is a 14-day return,

  • Just bought it tonight, $65 @ walmart and $25 for sim card. day return policy which I WILL USE. Great help from marketing phone sales rep/person at Walmart/Boulder HWY, whose customer service was superb, but... Surfing the web is soo slow. (It's t-mobile @ walmart.) SENSORLY's map of cell coverage shows it should be doing better than it is. (fyi: Apt complex, 6901 E lake Mead blv, Vegas) It will do 4G LTE, but even with plenty of bars, this is rid-onculus. Didbetter with the horrible last phone I had,and it had no 4G . That one was service paid to Virgin-- PC's well designed review of carriers (pub. 2014) said Virgin uses Sprints network. Sensorly coverage map on Sprint shows medium coverage for my block on Sprint 3G. Using chrome to surf on Alcatel One touch PopAstro, on a google search page, the site titles don't change the color to tell me I hav already visited. Keyboard doesnt always drop CAp shift back to lower case automatically all the time. It always drops to lower case after the first word of a sentence,but often after I type a proper noun like "Sensorly", I'm either shouting for a while or spend time erasing and retyping everything. Might be a fix, but sorry, Im not keeping it so wontbother to look for a fix. Walmarts 14 day return policy is very helpful. If camera needs to be real good for you, marketing ght want to try it first. I dontshoot pics.

  • Bad phone. The calls are not working from contact list. Speaker doesn't work, changes screens by itself, has it's own intelligence, hey... it was free from T-Mobil. Now I have to buy a real phone.

  • I have had a blackberry curve for many years and am very pleased, will I not have a pleasant experience switching to the Alcatel Astro ?

  • t mobile is giving these away is it worth getting?

  • This Alcatel one touch pop astro is a HORRIBLE and i do mean HORRIBLE Phone. It drop calls, the phone freezes, audio Sucks. I would not recommend this phone to anyone.

  • I have had this phone for a little while now. It runs very smoothly and I'm loving the LTE. While yes it isn't a spectacular item on the long list choices to pick from, I actually really like it. And this is coming from a phone junkie who goes through new phones every two months because I get bored easily. I don't see myself leaving this one. Only con I have with it is that the camera is perma focused. But I can deal with that. Great phone I think

  • T-Mobile is pushing this crappy phone as a part their "free" promo for people who had HSPA+ phones. It's a rolling promo in each market they upgrade to LTE. Alcatel makes all these through-away underwhelming phones that they don't ever update. Why would anyone want one of these second tier phones even for free?

  • The 4GB of ROM is puzzling. How can that be competitive? If they had gone with 8GB, they could have increased the price by 50% and sold a lot more. And, the Fierce 2 is a lot more expensive, and still only 4GB. This company needs to go back to cellphone device marketing school.

  • It is not a bad phone in my opinion. I have sold a couple of them when we first got it in. It has a smaller screen than the fierce 2. It has a quad-core processor and the price is under $70 for it new where I work. I have not seen them come back in yet. I may end up getting one when they come back in to play with. I use to have a fierce 2 and loved putting on Google Now launcher and Google camera on it. I am still decided if I will just buy a Samsung tablet to get my Android fix, or just keep buying cheap phones from time to time. I end up selling them overseas when I am done with them.

  • I bought this phone today to replace my ZTE! Bigger and front camera.

  • This phone is like my old ZTE.

  • A reasonable phone for the lower end of the market..think i will give it a try.