OneTouch Fierce XLby Alcatel

  • OneTouch Fierce XL
  • OneTouch Fierce XL
  • OneTouch Fierce XL
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VERDICT
Don't buy. Few products get rated this low.
55%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The processor and RAM may be outdated, but the internal specs are more than sufficient to run Windows 10 on a smartphone.
  • Expandable storage is a feature we rarely see anymore, but the Fierce XL offers it.
  • Running Windows 10, the Fierce XL provides access to Microsoft's latest wares including personal assistant Cortana.

CONS

  • With nowhere near as many pixels as more expensive smartphones, the screen won't wow you, but the display gets the job done.
  • The Fierce XL (Windows 10 Mobile) is a T-Mobile exclusive, which is undoubtedly a disappointment for some.
  • The 5.5-inch display may be too big for some users.
Alcatel OneTouch announced a Fierce XL phone that runs Windows 10 for T-Mobile in early January 2016. This affordable entry-level device is designed for Microsoft fans on T-Mobile. It features Microsoft's latest mobile operating system, Cortana, and Office suite on the software front. You can expect 16GB of storage, 2GB of memory, and a 2,500 milliamp-hour battery under a 5.5 inch display. Driving everything is a 1.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor.
NameOneTouch Fierce XLLumia 1520Lumia 640 XLLumia 950 XLLumia 950
ManufacturerAlcatelNokiaNokiaMicrosoftMicrosoft
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List Price$139$370$250$649$549
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The Fierce XL offers decent performance at an affordable price, but Windows still suffers from a lack of apps compared with iOS and Android.…

The Fierce XL offers decent performance at an affordable price, but Windows still suffers from a lack of apps compared with iOS and Android. If you aren't a diehard Windows lover, there are plenty of affordable Android alternatives to choose from.

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This cheap phone is worth a look if you want Microsoft's engaging Windows Phone interface and you're looking for a device on the cheap with …

This cheap phone is worth a look if you want Microsoft's engaging Windows Phone interface and you're looking for a device on the cheap with a big screen. However, there are better Android options in this price range.

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The 5.5 IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels is not racing to be in first place on the spec-sheet, but given this device will …

The 5.5 IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels is not racing to be in first place on the spec-sheet, but given this device will be sold at a very budget friendly price point, it is difficult to complain about that.

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While a budget Windows 10 Mobile device is hardly going to blow us away, the Fierce XL seems like a decent budget option for those wanting a…

While a budget Windows 10 Mobile device is hardly going to blow us away, the Fierce XL seems like a decent budget option for those wanting a simple and colourful design but don’t require top specs.

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It's got smooth, fairly slim lines and rounded corners, which makes it easy to grasp and move around. You can pop off the back cover to get …

It's got smooth, fairly slim lines and rounded corners, which makes it easy to grasp and move around. You can pop off the back cover to get at the SIM and microSD card slots, but you won't be able to remove the battery.

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Windows 10 flies on the XL. It may have a lowly Snapdragon 210 chip on board, but that's all the power the XL needs to operate smoothly.

Windows 10 flies on the XL. It may have a lowly Snapdragon 210 chip on board, but that's all the power the XL needs to operate smoothly.

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While I applaud Alcatel for bringing its offerings to the Windows platform (lord knows it needs all the help it can get at this point), and …

While I applaud Alcatel for bringing its offerings to the Windows platform (lord knows it needs all the help it can get at this point), and am pleasantly surprised by its strengths in some areas (battery life, display, and extra RAM) there isn’t much else exciting about the phone.

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The Alcatel Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile is only ever going to appeal to a small audience, and while it provides a solid, yet basic expe…

The Alcatel Fierce XL with Windows 10 Mobile is only ever going to appeal to a small audience, and while it provides a solid, yet basic experience, for many it doesn't do enough.

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While I applaud Alcatel for bringing its offerings to the Windows platform (lord knows it needs all the help it can get at this point), and …

While I applaud Alcatel for bringing its offerings to the Windows platform (lord knows it needs all the help it can get at this point), and am pleasantly surprised by its strengths in some areas (battery life, display, and extra RAM) there isn’t much else exciting about the phone.

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