Alcatel OneTouch unveiled a variety of new device at IFA 2015, including a new mid-range device called the Go Play, which packs decent entry-level specs and a sporty design that shows a bit more creativity and style than you’ll find with many similarly spec’d offerings. We managed to get a little hands on time with the Go Play in order to bring you a quick first look.
The Go Play might be pretty decidedly mid-range, but it is available for people young and old that have a more playful side to them, and that should be obvious given the variety of colors that are available. The body is IP67 certified, making it able to take just about anything you can throw at it.
Under the hood, the Go Play has a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with a gig of RAM. The storage underneath is a modest 8GB, though a microSD slot does allow you to extend the memory up to an additional 32GB with Alcatel OneTouch promising a software update near its retail launch that will allow even larger SD cards. The rear cam is an 8MP shooter, with the front being a 5MP camera that should be capable of taking reasonable quality selfies.
With a 2800 mAh battery, the phone should be able to provide pretty solid battery life, especially given the modest specs. Of course we really can’t say for sure how good the battery life will be until we get more hands-on time with the Go Play.
We can’t help but feel that this phone is aimed primarily at the younger crowd, with its colorful aesthetics and durable build. Then again, just about anyone will appreciate this phone if they are looking for a decent yet modest Android experience with a highly durable and fun design.
While the software is fairly stock-like, there are a few notable features including a recording mode that will let you record not only what is happening on your screen, but it will also record your reactions using the front-facing camera. Once you’ve recorded the video, you can then share it with your friends. This could be perfect for gaming, how-tos, and the list goes on.
So there we have it for our quick look at the fun yet affordable Go Play by Alcatel OneTouch. The Go Play certainly won’t blow anyone away, but if the company can keep the pricing down, it could still be a worthwhile alternative for those that need a sturdy Android device with a colorful punch.
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