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White Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory Hands-On, Impressions

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In the dual-SIM scene, Alcatel’s OneTouch 918N Glory handset is arguably one of the more popular ones.  it became known among dual-SIM users for its  cheap price tag and good features.  Released originally in all-black and black and silver variants, the Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory is also now available in white.

I had the chance to review the black and silver version, and just recently, I was also able to check out the white variant.  I liked the all-black version then and now, the white version is not a bad option at all.

In terms of specs, the white Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory is just the same as the black one.   Here’s a rundown of the specs, in case this is the first time you heard about the handset.

Alcatel Blaze Glory 918N Specifications

  • 3.2 capacitive HVGA screen with 320X480 pixels
  • TFT 262K color display
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 650Mhz processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • Internal memory 2GB (150MB usable), expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 3-megapixel camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • G-Sensor
  • A-GPS, Proximity Sensor, e-Compass
  • HSPA 7.2 Mbps
  • Lithium 1300 mAh battery

When I reviewed the Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory, I gave it a fairly good score.  It was then a good alternative to the once leading Samsung Galaxy Y dual-SIM phone.   It’s a true bang-for-buck handset, then retailing at P5,990.  Now, it’s even cheaper at P4,990.   For this price, you can’t easily find another handset with a nice 3.2-inch screen, dual-SIM functionality, 3G and HSPA, a 3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP.

You should now though that it still runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and there’s no word if there are official updates in the future.  Another thing that you should consider is the processor.  The handset runs on a 650MHz processor and though it does not limit the phone’s performance, some uses might find this a deal breaker.  Curiously, the phone now runs a bit faster than the time it came out.  Alcatel probably made some adjustments that improved its performance.

The white version of the Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory is admittedly more appealing than the pure black and black and silver versions.  The white coating definitely adds class to the handset, making it look more expensive.  Here are photos of the white Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory.

The new white casing is a bit glossy, but not too glossy.  It’s practically all-white, except for the display screen and the silver trimming on the side, which is really a nice touch.  Overall, the white version of the Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory is an improvement over the other versions.  If white is your color of choice, this is definitely good news.  If you need to read my review of the Alcatel OneTouch 918N Glory, go here.

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24 Comments

  1. how can i transfer apps like facebook & youtube from my alcatel glory to sd card?

    • Alcatel user Reply

      try using app to sd but not all application can be moved to sd. but it may help

  2. dyaninamey Reply

    Hi! Is this Alcatel Glory or Blaze Glory? I checked on the stores and the Glory has ribbed texture in front and back and this one looks smooth in the pictures.

    Is this really smooth? What is the complete model name and where can I buy one?

    Thanks.

  3. Lorraine_sanchez50 Reply

    tanong ko lng po.. pano po ba e delete ung mga apps na nsa phone na hindi nmn importante?

    • alcatel user Reply

      go to settings>applications>then manages application> then click the app you want to un install . but you cannot un install default apps of your phone

  4. Infantemark Reply

    wala po front camera to ryte? pero para san kaya yung nsa front upper right side nya n para lalagyan ng camera

    • That’s the sensor po. Read your manual for further details.

  5. Dennis_dial02 Reply

    pano mapapabilis ang pagnenet sa fon na to.. super bagal talaga e.

  6. hi, i bought my alcatel glory 3 days ago, pero my lumalabas n guhit s screen s right side , anu po gagawin ko?

    • Fragileheart2010 Reply

      you have to explore lng nman… punta ka message mo taz press mo ang squarreshape sa taas ng home button.. tapos punta ka settings punta ka sa pina ka baba merong select ringtone don…. 😀

    • alcatel user Reply

      try using apps .. googleplay has it just search ringtone changer

    • Dennis_dial02 Reply

       kung my nakasave kang ringtone sa sd card, punta ka s mga music mo.. tapos hold mo ng mga 2sec ung song na gusto mo then set as ringtone.. ganun..

  7. Rieseschlafender Reply

    question, please help me..my phone has a problem with storing of apps, even I already change my micro sd to 8gb, everytime I download apps it say insufficient sd card but when i checked it the available space is 6.72gb 

  8. Lissetteyasminuy Reply

    question, please help me..my phone has a problem with storing of apps, even I already change my micro sd to 8gb, everytime I download apps it say insufficient sd card but when i checked it the available space is 6.72gb 

    • Alcatel User Reply

      i think your apps are installed on your phone memory then try using app to sd but not all application can be moved to sd. but it may help

  9. gboyzone2000 Reply

    Yah, I also bought this phone as a gift to a first time android user and i should it relatively slower but para sa kanya ok na to. I was searching how the speed of this phone could be improved and i found something like rooting the device but I never tried this before. 

  10. I own this phone now for about 1 week and I must say it’s kinda slow unlike SGY the good thing about this phone is the screen resolution and dual sim capabilities but performance wise mas mabilis parin si SGY for me

  11. I have bought this phone hahaha tama ka techno mas maganda nga kesa sa Galaxy Y, althoug i have the black one / extra housing

  12. gboyzone2000 Reply

    Saan store po makakbili nito? Sa lhat po ba nag Alcatel store same ang price?

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