Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2 Specs and Price in PH

Apr 24, 2013

Alcatel has been one of the long-standing brands in the mobile industry. Remember the times when Nokia was still young? Alcatel has already been there before Nokia. Nowadays, Alcatel is climbing the ladder of the Smartphone industry with their Android Phones. One of which is the Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2.


Here are the specifications of the Alcatel OT Sapphire 2.

Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2 Specs in PH


DISPLAY
4.5”, QHD 540 x 960 pixels

DUAL SIM
Yes

PROCESSOR
1GHz Dual Core MT6577

OPERATING SYSTEM
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

RAM
512MB

ROM
4GB (expandable up to 32GB)

CAMERA
5MP (main-rear) w/ LED flash
VGA (front)

CONNECTIVY
HSPA, Bluetooth, 3G

Wi-Fi
Yes

BATTERY
1800 mAh

PRICE
Php6,990

@NicoCalunia

413 comments:

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    1. Tama pero singfle sim lang ito. :)

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    2. BOT OTHER REVIEW SAID THAT IT IS DUAL SIM? KIND'A CONFUSING..

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    3. True. Different specs for different reviews. :|

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    4. Got this specs from an alcatel agent. You can also check alcatel philippines website for more details. :)

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    5. i got one and it is dual sim

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. :)

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    2. Hello.. can I ask if this phone can do skype with anyone even outside the country? Cause I did ask about this phone and the sales lady told me that this can only do skype with people within the Philippines.. thanks

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    3. its true it cannot skype outside the phils. only voice call. you can see the person but he or she cannot see you

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  3. I have their leaflets a week ago and it says there that they are DUAL SIM. After a months of searching for an affordable yet good quality android/smart phones, I think I am considering of buying this stuff because it impresses me so much. I have so many comparisons made already (Specifications, batteries, etc.) from Cherry Mobile, My Phone, Cloud Fone to Starmobile of which the latter I almost consider until I crossed to this phone.

    I believe owning an android phone now a days need not be that expensive with so many choices in the market available, we just have to choose which is best for us. Thanks.

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    1. You are very right sir. It all boils down to preference. If you want budget phones then go for it. If you are after the performance then go for high end phones. There are also some who are in between. :) Thanks for your insights. I hope you can visit us again and maybe help out some who are confused about what to buy.

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  4. The good thing is Smartphones easily depreciates for 6-12 months, out in the market. That's why I don't invest so much in the gadgets because the moment you buy a unit probably theirs another sophisticated models been release in the market and your unit became inferior.

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    1. Totally right. But my prediction is somewhat between 3 - 6 months. Because phones are released every month. These current phones will be out of date or even obsolete in 6 months. :) Thanks for sharing sir! :)

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    2. Yes you're definitely correct. I just have a conservative calculations in order not to exaggerate. The good thing of this smartphones, we the consumers are benefiting of their competitions that we have plenty to choose from. We just have to know our preferences and bingo you will have your smartphone without hurting your pocket so much, with superior design and functions comparable to establish brands.

      As for me I go for practicability because sooner or later the gadgets you're holding right now no matter how advance it maybe it will become obsolete later on. And its no brainer to realize this.

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    3. You are totally right...agree! That is why dami nagugulat na bigang bababa price tags ng mga phones..it takes timing also when to buy. :)

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  5. tlaga po bang single sim lang sya?

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    1. Yan po sabi sa specs sheet niya.. :(

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    2. Its DUAL SIM, confirmed na po. I have checked it the other day. I will probably purchase come this middle of June. Still waiting for other colors to arrive since black was the common available color yet in our stores here in South Mindanao.

      The only drawback I would say is hindi pa available sa market ang mga accessories nito like the jelly case, flip cover, hard case o leather case. Unlike the popular brands like iphone & samsung so many choices. And also, i was informed lately by the store in-charge that repairs/warranty were done in Manila. So for us in the province, its really a disadvantage. But given the reputation of this phone, I think i would gamble my bucks on this.

      I have already made up my mind (after 5 months of searching & comparing, hehe), I think i found the best smartphone for me as of this moment. No kidding aside.

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    3. In terms of it being dual sim, baka po mayroon tlgang dual and single sim variants. Thanks po for giving us ur insights specially sa disadvantages. I think people will he looking forward to this phone. :)

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    4. its a dual sim phone. got the phone from sun cellular postpaid plan. =)

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    5. Yup dual sim po ang narelease sa Philippines. :)

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  6. It says it has Dragon Trail screen, I was going to buy this phone, but, they dont have stock.

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    1. Dragontrail po ba ito? Of ganun ok itong fone na to qHD pa ang resolution..baka sa sm cyberzone mayroon po. :)
      Ty for commemting.

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  7. Is this already available in the philippines? cuz someone told me that most of the phones released by alcatel isn't available here.

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    1. Yup.. I'm from iloilo and I saw it here already..

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    2. @jinky: ty for answering.
      @precious: this phone is already out. I hope you will be able to see this in your area.

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  8. Yes this has a dragon tail glass which is scratch resistant.. I really want to have this phone.. seems like a good investment after all..

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    1. You are right. This phone is quite good. Hope you will be able to have it soon. :)

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    2. jinky taga iloilo ka??din ka nka kita sang amo ni nga phone??ma buy ko...nami dan features nya....hoping for your reply.....

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    3. Medyo mahal po ang Gionee. :)

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  9. Meron na po ako nitong unit na to but nabili ko ito worth 8000 ewan ko kung bkt ganysn price dito

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    1. Ang mahal na man. :( Baka 7K po bili tapos binenta 8K..

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  10. pwede po ba installan ng skype? kasi tnry ko po kasi error sya

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    1. Saan po kayo kumuha ng skype? through Google Play Store?
      Try nyo po ifactory reset or return it to where you bought it and ask. Baka kasi may defect yan. :)

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    2. yes sa play store ang skype but within the phils. only

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  11. I just want to know if what is the difference between android jelly bean and the ice cream sandwich.. which is better?

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    1. Jelly Bean is better po kasi latest build yan. Soon po mawawala ang developers in creating apps for ICS kaya go for the latest po. :)

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  12. mali ang ROM mo!

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    1. Ilan po babrom nito? Got this info from an alcatel agent. Sana mabigy nyo po para maedit ko agad.

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    2. NICO IS RIGHT PAL..
      http://www3.alcatelonetouch.com/ph/products/andorid_smartphones/onetouch_xpop.html

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    3. Thanks po..akala ko kasi mali sabi nung agent. ;)

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  13. as for dual sim: yes. Dual sim and dual active
    as for messaging: nice to knw that this fone can appear the two sim, so you can select what network to use for sending and make a reply.

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    1. ty for this info. i think the sapphire 2 is one of the best built alcatel phone in this price range. :)

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    2. your right sir but the downside is the battery life. 1800 mAH ĺang kasi.the rests are excellent

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    3. I THINK AS FOR IT'S PRICE TAG, 1800 mAH IS BETTER. MALAKI NA DIN YAN AH COPARE SA OTHER BRANDS WITH IT'S PRICE RANGE. IT ONLY DEPEND ON HOW YOU USE YOUR PHONE. IF YOU ARE A POWER USE, TALAGANG MABILIS LANG ANG 1800 mAH, KAHIT 3000 mAH PA YAN. BUT IF YOU ARE AN MODERATE TO AVERAGE USER, I THINK IT WILL LAST MORE THAN A DAY OR SO.

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    4. hehehe thanks sa comments nyo. :) Depende talaga sa use yan. As mentioned by anon, moderate users will not be affected by the 1800 mAh batt cap but for those who always plays games then buy another battery pang extra. :)

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    5. i have this phone...Nice! but, really the downside is the battery life that it drains so fast. :) would it be possible to buy a 3000 mAH battery to replace the current battery?

      Thanks...:)

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  14. guys wanna know if nababago or panu nagagawang keypad instead of qwerty? thanks

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    1. install touchpal keyboard para maging 3x4 keyboard mo. yan po ba question nyo? :)

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    2. yes, nababago po sya. Go to SETTINGS-lANGUAGE AND INPUT-DEFAULT click TouchPal Keyboard V5.

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  15. HMMM..WHAT DO YOU THINK?THIS PHONE OR LUMIA 520?

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    1. Admittedly I would go for the lumnia..if and only if microsoft office is pre-installed. :)

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    2. BUT I'M HESITATING FOR LUMIA 520 CO'Z OF IT'S LOW mAH, LACK OF LED FLASH AND FRONT CAM. KUNG MEJO MALAKI LANG SANA BATTERY ANG LUMIA 520 DI NA AKO MAGDADALAWANG ISIP TO BUY IT.

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    3. Ok na man po ang batt nyan kasi windows 8 po ang OS di tulad ng Android. And if you have lumnia hindi masyadong marami ang apps kaya less time spent on the phone. :)

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  16. i am comparing with cherry mobile flare and alcatel sapphire 2, nabasa ko sa isang blog nah mabilis daw ma drain ang battery ng flare, eto po kayang sapphire 2 how long nglalast ang battery nito???thanks

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    1. This phone has higher batt capacity compared to flare. Estimate ko sa batt mga 1.5 days battery nyan with moderate use. :)

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    2. correct ka dyan

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  17. I have this phone na and Amazing dual sim po nga pala..... mabilis din cya mag process I was able to play online games on it.

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    1. thanks for the info. Ano pong online games naplay nyo?

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  18. my only problem with this phone, ang bilis magbawas sa percentage ng battery kahit moderate use lang. ilang click lang sa cam ang laki na ng bawas.. at the same time di xa mafull charge gang 99% lang :(( i bought this last may 22 lang :'(((((

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    1. Mag-install po kayo ng battery saver. :) Lower down the brightness of your phone also. :)

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    2. ganyan din nangyari sakin 1st initial charging ko, wait ko lang siya 3hrs natapos, madali talaga siya mabawasan ng battery, like Sir Nico said lower down na lang yung brightness ng phone, kung call at text lang almost 1day sakin pero kung may kasamang gaming and internet mabilis talaga mabawasan sa battery and bout sa camera ganun din sakin.. walang problem phone mo.. Remember 4'5 screen siya and dual core siya kaya mabilis talaga mabawas sa battery.. =)

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    3. Ty anon! Tama yang sinabi month. :)

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    4. thank you..
      i'm starting to love this phone na.. :))
      normal lang pla yun.. akala ko kasi may problema eh.. nabili ko pla to worth 7890 thru CC nmn 12 mos. :))

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    5. hehehe sana it will last for 24 months para sulit talaga. :)

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  19. good day sir nico.im planning to buy sapphire 2.i noticed na magka presyo at halos same specs siya with starmobile astra.alin po ang mas okay bilhin?alcatel sapphire 2 or starmobile astra?thanks sir nico

    :) ms anne of naga city

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    1. @loren/anne: ano dapat name?hehe
      Heto difference:
      Sapph: android 4.1, 5mp, 4.5 inch display
      Astra: android 4.0, 8mp, 4.3 inch display
      Yan po difference ng dalawa. Rest of the specs are the same. Hope nakatulong for you to decide. :)

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    2. hi.. choice ko din yan nung una.. esp. may tv na sya.. kaso i read some feedbacks from their clients di mganda.. so alcatel n lang pinili ko.. maganda sya and mukang matibay nga, based sa mga reviews from users.

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    3. Thank you for commenting. :) It is good to know na nagresearch po kayo. Sana makavisit kayo ulit. :)

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  20. Hi there!

    I'm happy to say that I have already bought this unit last Saturday (May 25, 2013) at their SRP of 6,990.00. Although my original plan was to buy it next month probably June 12 because of possible "Sales" promo. But out of excitement I was not able to wait for the color (White) I wanted to. I ended purchasing the black one instead which is the only available color yet in the market.

    Now about the unit, I am very satisfied, it run fast and the apps are quite superb. I have already downloaded games (subway surf, temple run 2, zombee, candy crush, etc.) and other tools (pdi, philstar, abs-cbn, gma, avast, etc,) that are informative and relevant to me.

    The only drawback I could say is the battery life. True enough it won't last for a day even if you would use it moderately. After I downloaded the games, etc. I immediately cut-off the wifi connection but the battery already eated a lot of percentage.

    My unsolicited advice to ALCATEL Philippines is to manufacture available battery that has longer capacity ( at least 3,000 mAH) or more) irregardless of any smartphone model of Alcatel. I'm pretty sure a lot of their clients will purchase this longer battery at a reasonable price.

    Another thing is :
    Theirs no available casing yet for their units (jelly/hard cases, leather pouch, flip cover, etc.). Sadly, I have to purchased from a different brand (i think its from Myphone/Cherry Mobile) that fits the size but not customized.The saleslady has to cut the back portion in order that camera & flash be seen. Kindly include it in your next agenda to have at least available in the market soon before clients will think twice.

    That's all, I hope ALCATEL is listening to our feedback. Your unit is really competitive, superior specs comparable to high end brands. Most of all your friendly price makes it the final deciding point of every practical & yet quality conscious clients are looking for.

    Thanks.

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  21. I may add more for those who are still contemplating what unit to buy. The camera and music phone features of Sapphire 2 are also good. For the sound, its just in the adjustment of the synthesizer that will make sounds more crisp.

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    1. I like your review very much. I am hoping as well that ALCATEL will be able to address your concern. You are a really good writer. Keep it up sir. Hope you can also install the cross platform app I made soon. I hope you can visit this blog again. :)

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  22. good day sir, ask ko lng po which is better to buy alcatel sapphire 2 or huawei ascend g510 in terms of applications,games at design...thanks po.

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    1. Huawei ascend g510 is a little better than sapphire 2..apps, games, design same lng. Specs liit lng difference. :)

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  23. Hello.. can I ask if this phone can do skype with anyone even outside the country? Cause I did ask about this phone and the sales lady told me that this can only do skype with people within the Philippines.. thanks

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    1. Not true po. Skype can have access to millions of users outside the philippines. As long as you are connected to wifi. :) saan po kayo nag.inquire?

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    2. NOT TRUE talaga,,,kasi ang skype INTERNET base nmn eh,,,ahahaha..kulit ng sales lady na yun...Oi jink,,din ka nka kita sng alcatel nga sapphire..ma buy mn ko..hehehhe..sugidi ko b..sa SM nga alcatel both my ara??TY in advance basi bwas ma buy ko...

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    3. Hanap na lang po kayo dyan sa iloilo kung saan makikita itong phone.hehehe mostly sa mga phone shops or sa SM Cyberzone. :)

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    4. ayt,,,d nag rereply si jinky...frm iloilo daw sya eh...

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    5. Wala ng stock sa alcatel kiosk sm iloilo. Nextweek pa daw.

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    6. Not sure sil if this week dadating.. But i gotine sa Wellcom for 6990 but if wala kang vip crd you can sold it for 7490.. They have white, black and red.. The problem is no hard or jelly case available here..

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  24. got my phone 5days ago from my postpaid @ suncell. so far so good and im enjoying it! ask ko lang sir meron na bang jelly case at screen protector dito sa Pilipinas especially around metro?

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    1. Mayroon na po siguro yan. But customized pa po. Dami na gumagawa ng screen protector, flip cover, jelly case around kaya sure ako magagawan yan. :)

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  25. Good day sir, maganda po ba yung output ng music ng sapphire to earphones?

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    1. Havent tried sapphire's volume to earphones but advice ko lang try nyo lahat ng features before purchasing one. Magdala kayo earphones pagbibili ng phone. :)

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  26. jelly case? try nyo sa quiapo. the building infront of quiapo church, plaza miranda, yun may jollibee sa taas baka meron sila nun dun. ususally dun mo makikita yun mga accessories na wala sa mall dahil mga wholesalers ng accessories yun mga nandun. mga chinese na hindi marunong magtagalog ang mga may ari. :-)

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    1. Nice location yan dyan ah..maraming tao, more sales. Thanks for the info michael, marami na magpupuntahan dyan..hehehe

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  27. Sino na nka buy ng alcatel one touch sapphire dito sa iloilo??pa turo nmn ng location kng saan,,,ahahaha...buy din ako nito..ganda ng features eh..scratch resistant pa at dual core... ^^ sa mga taga iloilo da...share2x din pag my time...ahahaha

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    1. Sana may taga-iloilo dito para mashare nila location ng phone. :)

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    2. Wellcom.. Meron sila.. I got mine there 2 days ago..

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    3. alcatel kiosk sm city-iloilo 2nd fl 6890.

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  28. Hello po. Ask ko lang po, with regards sa battery life, music, at apps like wechat. Ano mas maganda yung Huawei G510 or Alcatel One Touch Sapphire? Please pakisagot po. Kasi I'm confused ano ang bibilhin eh. I'll wait sa response po. Thank you so much.

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    1. Mas mahal po ang Sapphire 2, pero in terms of specs mas ok na man siya compared to G510. :)

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  29. nice tong phone na ito .... mas ok sya base sa mga nagamit kong phone... i love may alcatel sapphire 2

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    1. Ty sa comment month..marami po siguro bibili nito dahil sa positive user reviews. :)

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  30. SPECS:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2 Features And Specifications:
    GENERAL
    SIM Support: Yes
    Operating system: Android v4 (IceCreamSandwich) / Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    Touchscreen: Yes, Capacitive
    Processor: 1GHz Dual Core
    Memory: 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM
    NETWORK
    2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    3G: UMTS 900/2100 MHz
    DISPLAY
    Size: 4.5 inches
    Resolution: 540 x 960 Pixels
    Type: Capacitive Touchscreen
    CONNECTIVITY
    GPRS: Yes
    EDGE: Yes
    3G Speed (Download/Upload): 7.2 Mbps (HSDPA)/5.76 Mbps (HSUPA)
    Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g/n
    GPS: A-GPS
    Bluetooth : v4.0
    USB port: Yes ,Micro-USB 2.0
    CAMERA
    Main (Rear) Camera : 5 Megapixels
    Flash: LED
    Auto-focus: Yes
    Front Camera: VGA
    Video recording : Yes, HD
    Other features: Digital Zoom
    MULTIMEDIA
    Audio Player: AAC, AAC+, AAC Enhanced, WB AMR, MP3, Midi, Eaac
    Video Player: H.263, MPEG4, H.264
    FM Radio : Yes
    3.5mm audio jack: Yes
    STORAGE
    Internal: 1 GB
    Expandable: Up to 32GB
    DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
    Dimensions (mm): 131 x 68 x 10.9
    Weight (g): 139
    BATTERY
    Capacity: 1800 mAh
    Talk time (max) : Up to 16 Hrs (2G), 8.5 Hrs (3G)
    Standby time (max): Up to 700 Hrs (2G), 400 Hrs (3G)
    OTHERS
    Email Support : Multi e-mail POP3, IMAP4, HTML Formatting, basic attachments
    Pre-loaded Apps: Facebook, Twitter
    Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, G-Sensor
    Physical Keys: Power Key ,Volume Key
    Handset Color Options: Black, Aubergine, Cherry Red, Ocean Blue, Slate, Hot Pink, Tangerine, Turquoise, Apple Green and Pure White
    Inside the Mobile box: Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, User Manual, LCD sticker; Flip cover optional accessory
    Others: SMS capacity unlimited, Date & Clock, Organizer, Voice Recorder, Calculator, Alarm Clock

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    1. Aba completo ah..saan nyo po ito nakita? :)

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    2. GSMarena po..dami pong complete specs ng mga phone..mahilig din kasi ako mag research about new tech..ahahaha

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    3. At Alcatel OneTouch X'POP pla ung isa pang name ng phone na to...ahahah

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    4. Yup Xpop po ito. Ah sa GSM Arena pala..hehe thanks dito Juben. :)

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  31. Nabili ko to kanina lang and one of the best phones. Affordable and maganda ang design :)

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    1. TY for the comment brynt...Sana you can give us feedback on its performance. :)

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  32. juz wanna ask if sapphire2 has a geo-tagging feature on its camera. tnx =)

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    1. i am not so sure if it has geo tagging on its camera. but youbmay try it out when you are planning to buy. :)

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  33. and may i add, since i have also seen Huawei G510, how far are their difference? just soliciting your comment tnx again

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  34. http://calcunico.blogspot.com/2013/05/huawei-ascend-g510-specs-and-price-in-ph.html?m=1 that is the link to the huawei g510..you can compare its specs. :)

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  35. okay ang alcatel sapphire 2, may ilang questions lng sana kuif totoo b na scratch proof xa.. another is kung san kaya makakabili ng flip cover, hard case or jelly case pra sa sapphirr to pra dagdag protection nadin sa unit. as of now i'm enjoying this phone, npaka smooth gamitin. :)

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    1. Dragontrail siya according to their website specs and leaflets but i still let the free screen protector attached for double protection. Yeah the unit runs smoothly, so far in my 2 weeks used i have never encountered minor/major problems except lang sa battery na madali mag drain talaga. For those still planning to buy android phones, choose battery life with at least 2,500 mAH so can enjoy more games & surfing. Samsung Galaxy S3 has 2,100 mAH for point of reference.

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  36. thanks Nico, yah I have browsed the net last night about Huawei G510, well it looks fascinating also, and it has no far difference with sapphire2,,,but, as I have read some comments about Huawei G510 there were lots of dissatisfying info, the external speaker the RAM, and etc. Well that makes me more decided to have this sapphire2 than any smartphones, with a just price and affordable. Plus the fact that Huawei is made in China and Alcatel as what google says its from France. That gives an edge in selecting smartphones to purchased.

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    1. thanks po for this info. :) yup depende po sa preference tlaga..pero may phones from china na ok ang quality. :)

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    2. Definitely Nicz it depends upon the customer's preference...That is why we need to be wiser in purchasing gadgets such as mobile phones, lets not just be mesmerized of what the supplier talks about its feature, its also worth the while to take a second and more looks especially on the comment portion of those who had already used the item. So that we can avoid throwing money in the air and getting a mediocre item =)....Anyway i really do commend this site, it helps a lot in choosing what cp to buy. Thanks =)

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  37. ano po available colors for this phone? And yan pa rin ba yong price niya?

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    1. parang black and white lang po. parang ito rn ang price. ;)

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  38. Actually if we refer sa top page ng blog nito its color "Gold". Marami pang color sa website mismo nila. I just couldn't understand why our dealers just sell one or two colors (B/W lang). Siguro marketing strategy na naman nila to para later on mag labas sila ng bagong color, pag medyo di na masyado malakas. But sana meron ng casing available soon in the market.

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  39. yes may geo tagging xa

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    1. Oh this phone really suits to my need especially for my work I really need geo tagging featurefor cp. thanx for the info =)

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  40. Wow puro positive and comments sa phone. So ito ay valid proof about sa quality ng Alcatel brand. In the first place dedicated talaga ito sa phone. :) I was planning to buy this too, para sa girlfriend ko. Ang minimum requirement ko is:
    1. A dual-core phone, according na din sa tip sa isang android forum na minimum requirement for gaming.
    2. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above OS
    3. Sa camera, 8mp sana ang minimum ko, pero I have learned na ang mega pixel indicates only the size of the image, hindi ibig sabihin mas malaki is more quality agad, it's more complicated than that daw. More on camera lens daw yun. So ok naman siguro ito.
    4. 1800 mAh battery, pasang awa siya. heheh install nalang ng power saver apps.
    5. At sa Price:Specs ratio, super sulit siya according na din sa mga comments ng tao dito.

    Excited na ako bumili :) Sana before mag end ang June maka bili na

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  41. hindi 1gb ang RAM nya? thanks

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  42. hindi 1gb ang RAM nya? thanks

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  43. syang ata oleophobic coating ng AOT Sapphire 2 kung lalagyan natin ng screen protector,sayang yun experience ng scratch resistance screen kung my protector dn =)sa experience ko mas malinis pa xa pagka galing sa bulsa ng maong pants ko kesa un gnagmit ko un fone puro oil ng kamay ko naiiwan =)

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  44. Hi folks. Just wanna ask if in terms of durability and quality, alin ang mas mganda: O+ specifically O+ 8.6 or Alcatel Sapphire 2. There's only slight difference in their specs kya gus2 q magbase dun sa durability and quality ng both phones. Thanks!

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  45. And also there's another thing I want to confirm. Totoo bang USA ang manufacturer ng O+ at France naman sa Alcatel?

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  46. mga sir. tanong ko lang po kung bkt ang bilis mag init ng likod ng cell phone ko? salamat. alcatel din po siya sapphire din po salamat

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  47. Binili ko ito as a birthday gift for my wife..dahil bago black lang ang available color nito pero since needed na din ng wife ko ang new phone to replace her ailing A818 binili ko na din. P7320 ang bili ko ginamit ko kasi ang CC pero pag cash P6,990, eh wala akong cash nun. What can I say its a great phone for its specs..nag compare na ako sa iba pero sabi ko sa self ko nde na ako bibili ng rebranded o china phone, its for my wife I want to give atleast the best in the budget I have, specs wise its good dual core, 4.5 inch screen wow ang laki sabi ni misis sakin at dragontrail yes its dragontrail glass so dapat scratch resistant sya. Kahit na 512 lang ang memory nya smooth naman ang UI ng phone at walang lag, the build is ok naman kahit polycarbonate plastic, yun battery almost ok its 1800Mah can last almost 2 days ndi naman kasi heavy user si misis..was looking for a 2000Mah pero over the budget naman. Camera is good, skype and viber works flawlessly, calls are clear, malakas din ang speaker nito sarap nga manood ng IwantTV.

    Pinili ko ito for its name and specs, alam ko wala pa ang Nokia andyan na ang ALCATEL. Kaya for its price I get this phone kahit na mataas pa specs nun CM,MP,SM etc. at the same price it boils down to after sales. And btw, since bago lang ang unit/model na ito wala pa akong mabilhan ng jellycase/silicone case o SP para sa unit na ito although may SP na itong kasama in the box.

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  48. 2 aLL na naG aalangan bumili n2 .





    sa nagda2lawang icp .



    bLin nio na R kc.


    waLang panapat ang cm flare d2 at d Lang cia lahat ng cm.. Kci..



    isipin nyo nalang kung alcatel ang cp nyo kesa cm bla bla bla...


    dba nag bibigay ang tatak ni2 ng confidence...???




    wanna share..!!!




    kaa guys m22wa kayo pang naintindihan nyo


    wag kayo mabulag sa presyo ng cm flare..

    sister company nya po ang skk mobile...


    awtsu..

    at alam nio ba na dating china phone ang cm mobile...


    kaya ano guys..


    sana mag ka WISDOM kayo.. :))

    agRee??

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  49. anyone can help me.. i'm confuse about g510 and sapphire 2.. anu mas maganda???

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  50. huhuuhuhu ..ok sna pero di ko po like yung cam nya...nsa set up lang ba yun??or tlgang ganun na sya..I got it kagabe lang haiii..

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    1. anong problema ng sapphire 2 mo??

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    2. anong problem sa camera? picture quality ba? or yung mismong camera app?

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    3. ako din.. ayokolng nung front cam nya.. ang dilim masayado.. ganun din b ung sa inyo?

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  51. g510 vs. sapp 2: go for sapphire 2 less issues. this phone has one of the best feedbacks among all the other phones featured in this blog. Thus i am recommending this phone to all who can afford this.

    cons: umiinit back part. (even other phones has the same problems); mahal pag CC? bakit mas mahal dba dapat the same lang ang price. hmmm ask tayo sa DTI?hehe

    congrats po sa lahat ng nakabili..feedback po kayo if may positive or nega comments. ;)

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  52. maganda tong fone n toh..hindi aq nagsisisi n binili ko to..the best to s lahat ng dual sim..sa totoo lng balak ko na nbumili ng CM..bigla lng akong may nbasa n " OT SAPPHIRE 2"..ayun..niresearch q kgad s google..ang dami kong mga fone n nicompare s specs. nya..pero mas naguz2han q ang sapphire 2..kc alcatel ang gumawa..pd mong ipagyabang..haha ang CM kc puro rebranded ang CP..kalimitan p may problema sila s screen nila..laging may dead pixel..kung nde namn s touch screen nila..kapag nagkksbay ang pindot ng dalwa mong daliri ung point nya ai npupunta sa gitna..kya ayun..trusted n pati ang ALCATEL. BUY NA KAYO!!hahaha

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  53. QUESTION po. Paano po mag test ng Alcatel Smartphones? I mean tulad sa Samsung i-ddial mo lang ang #*0*# lalabas ang build it na pang test nga ng sounds, screen, at iba pang functions. sa alcatel po ba paano? thanks.

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  54. sir nico ask ko lng me binibinta nbang ganitong phone sa cdo i mean sa mga mall sa cdo?kc what ive read here is ur from cdo ..since im from lanao del norte gusto ko po malaman kng ano specific mall pra puntahan ko na agad..i want to buy this phone..tnx po..

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    1. kung gusto mo talaga bumili at hindi pa available dyan sa mga mall sa inyu. try mo n lng bumili sa lazada.com.ph dyan pwedi k bumili..free shipping pa.

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    2. meron nito sa graphics kahit anong branch sa cdo. :)

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  55. Kuya..Bakit po ayaw magsend ng message pag nasa ibang bansa yung katext?? Naka-roaming naman yung katext ko eh.

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    1. baka unli po kayo...dapat may load kasi. :)

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  56. hi... how can i turn off predictive txting for alcatel sapphire 2? its irritating! haha tnx

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  57. And... how can i add 2 numbers in 1 contact person? this phone is really good but im having a hard time setting up my phone, its not included in the manual though. pls help... tnx

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  58. sir nico pahelp nmn...1.Panu isesetup na iilaw yung screen kapag may nagtext. kasi i need to press yung power on everytime na may magttxt. 2. ambili malowbat. any solution?..

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  59. Nico Calunia May 30, 2013,
    5:58:00 AM
    Huawei ascend g510 is a little better
    than sapphire 2..apps, games,
    design same lng. Specs liit lng
    difference. :)


    Nico Calunia Jun 1, 2013,
    11:40:00 PM
    Mas mahal po ang Sapphire 2, pero
    in terms of specs mas ok na man
    siya compared to G510. :)


    Ano po ba talagang mas maganda Confuse po kc between 2 unit?

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    1. hahaha my bad...hehehe Dami kasi questions sinasagot ko. heto po final. Go for Sapphire 2. :) Maraming units from Alcatel that has positive feedback like Inspire 2, and Glory 2.

      I apologize for the confusion. :)

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  60. wla ba syang free memo SD card? do we still need to buy in the market or included na tlaga xa?

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  61. tanong lang po may free Memo Card SD po ba xa 2gder with the phone or do we still need to but in the market?

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    1. wala po syang free na memory card.

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  62. sir meron pang nbibili sa kanya na case .. yung para syang book pag binubuksan .. ano ba tawag dun?

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    1. flip cover?? meron n b nun??san meron buy ako

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  63. hi nico, pwede bang magconnect sa internet using USB broadband? kung pwede, paano po? thanks.

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  64. hi nico, pwede bang magconnect sa internet using USB broadband? kung pwede, paano po? thanks.

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    1. ang tinutukoy nyu po b ay ung USB BROADBAND ni sinasalpak sa computer? kung yun nga po un..nde po kau makakaconnect. maliban n lng kung WIFI HOTSPOT ung computer or laptop nyu..pero kung ung MOBILE nyu namn po ang gagamitin nyu bilang broadband..pwedi po yun..using TETHERING. :)

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    2. thanks nico. ang tinutukoy ko ay ung BROADBAND STICK.

      kasi nilagay ko yung broadband sim ko Alcatel Sapphire 2, pero hindi sya narerecognize.

      ..so pwede ko pala gamitin ung Broadband sim .. using TETHERING? tama po ba?

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    3. my tethering po b alcatel sapphire 2 ?

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    4. @nene
      ang alam ko po ay hindi pwedi gamitin ang broadband sim sa mobile para sa mobile mag internet or gawing wifi hotspot.

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    5. @mary
      yup ma'am..meron po

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  65. anyone there who can help on my querry? :)
    pwede bang magconnect sa internet using USB broadband? kung pwede, paano po? thanks

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  66. paki confirm naman po kung working yung skype video call pag outside the philippines ang kausap. baka voice lang kasi ang nagana, thanks!

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  67. jelly bean po ba yung phone na ito pag sa sun cellular kuhain? may nabasa kasi ako sa gsma na ics yung unit nya, di ko lang alam kung saan siya nakabili na ics pa

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  68. anyone there who can help on my querry? :)
    pwede bang magconnect sa internet using USB broadband? kung pwede, paano po? thanks

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  69. I just bought this phone last week and so far it has given a good performance in apps, games, and video calls. Skype clear and fast din and i was able to have a video call abroad. Skype is an internet app kaya kalokohan yung hindi ka maka skype outside of Philippines. Haha! And I tried it, the video call to UK and US is fast using skype on this phone. Battery life, i was able to conserve it by turning off the GPS, WiFi teethering, and set the screen brightness to medium. Lahat nman ng smartphones mabilis tlga ma drain ang battery kase sa dami ng apps na binubuksan natin tapos nakakalimutan natin isarado at nagrurun cya sa background kaya nauubos battery life. Make sure you completely close your apps. Accessories, wla pa, but i bought a leather pouch na size ng iPhone5, dun cya nagkasya. Over all. I love this phone, and the display is in full HD, parang under priced nga itong phone na ito if you look at the materials they used like the dragon trail screen at yung camera, clear din at may motion sensor face recognition. Alcatel Sapphire 2 is a good budget smartphone with better quality and it does not skimp on the the specs. Go buy it. Im contented and happy on this phone. It is dual sim with android jelly bean os :)

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    1. thanks for your feedback! ito na lang siguro piliin ko over huawei ascend g510 ;-)

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  71. Guyzzz....ask q lng if my document viewer ba ang sapphire 2?if merun..go na ako this phone..reply pls..tnx much..

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    1. according to gsm arena meron document viewer ito. pero madami din naman free/cracked apps na pwede idownload :-D

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    2. Thanks much....

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    3. Yes, complete ang office software nito kaya maka open ka ng documents

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  72. itatanong ko lang sana if pwede toh sa video call/videochat at kung malinaw yung front camera nya

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  73. can you make the text size biger on the alcatel sapphire2

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    1. Yes you can, just go to the text settings

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  74. i dnt think so sir.

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  75. i just want to know if this phone sapphire2 has led notification,ex.incoming message green,charging red or orange?

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  76. Sir yung mga icons na nkalagay sa home screen yung parang naka higlight na blue. Accidentally na delete ko nung ililipat ko sa kabilang side. Marerecover ba yun?

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    1. yes..message icon at browser yata ang tinutukoy mo..pra bumalik un.. punta k lng s application tab or drawer..hold mo lng ng mtgal ung icon n guzto mong ibalik..tpos automatic n pupunta k s home screen..tpoz pwedi mo n xa ibalik s dati nya pinaglalagyan. :)

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  77. I happened to come upon this blog when i was searching for reviews for the Alcatel Sapphire 2 which i plan to buy tomorrow. I'll try to give some comments about the phone after i've used it. Kudos to the owner/writer of this blog, it's very informative. I hope to read some more about various other phones that we have here in the Philippines in the future.

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  78. can i ask a copy of pictures captured by Alcatel Sapphire 2 Tnx

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    1. ok naman ung back camera pero ung front cam medjo madilim..

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  79. i can't connect to wifi. kakakuha ko lang sa sun kanina. i wasnt able to check it there kasi sa sobrang pagmamadali at ang daming tao. ngayon nakakadetect naman sya, pero hindi ko maconnect. hindi maselect yung connect.
    ayone here na nakaexperience ng ganito from sun plan unit. tnx

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    1. try mo po s ibang mga wifi..tpos kpag nagconnect..ehh bka ung wifi lng may problema..kung ayaw p din nman mgconnect s ibang wifi ehh papalitan mo n ung unit mo s sun.

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    2. ayaw pa din po eh. yung ibang phone naman nakakaconnect pa din dito sa wifi namin.

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  80. Hi there. Just bought the Alcatel Sapphire 2 yesterday. There is a a battery saver app which is already installed. My battery percentage is on 67% when I put it in sleep mode and when I woke up this morning, it would not turned on so I immediately plugged in the charger. When it finally turned on, it was on 1%. Does anyone have an idea why that happened? I was under the impression that selecting the sleep mode would save the battery life but its the other way around..Sigh...Can someone help me on this please? Thanks in advance.

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    1. nakapagcharge na po ba kayo? yung initial charging? kung hindi pa po. normal lang yun, kasi hindi naman po fully charged yung battery pag sa unang gamit. thats only my side.

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  81. Finally bought this phone today. My initial findings are:

    1. The unit seems to generate heat at the back when calling and using wifi. I haven't tried gaming yet.
    2. The battery back-up isn't too good especially when using camera.

    Over-all, the phone seems to be durable. I'll try to post in a couple of days to give an update.

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    1. yung sa friend ko din po umiinit yung sa likod when making calls, wifi, and gaming. ang pag nagchacharge din sobra. nag rerestart din sya kasi sa sobrang init na ng unit.

      pero po yung sa akin, as of the moment wala pa namang ganung scenario. minimal heat is normal

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  82. anyone po na nakagawa na nung shake to switch music sa phone na to? sakin kasi ayaw. tnx

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  84. i! how is ur front cam? is it way too dark even when on well-lighted and bright rooms? thanks!

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  85. sarap ng naka iphone 5

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    1. bakit di ka pumunta sa usapang iphone 5?

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  86. Pansin nyo ba na dumidilim screen pag medyo naka tagilid pag full screen sa video or games? Kailangan naka tagilid siya sa opposite side para mag balance yung linaw.

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  87. ser nico. pwede po gamitin yung front camera nito pra kumuha ng litrato ? at ano po tawag sa ganyang feature ? salamats po :)

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  88. ser nico may flashlight po ba ito ?

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    1. yung led flash nya, pwede maging flashlight

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  89. I've had this phone since June 25, 2013. I've noticed a few thing like:

    1. Heating up while making calls, receiving calls, using wifi and playing games. Once the temperature went up to 42 degrees centigrade. Not sure if this is normal for this phone since the phones i've tried from other brands that which i'll not mention here just goes up to 38 degrees centigrade when doing the same activites.

    2. Once while using wifi, downloaded data files for a game. It was fully charged and was downloading for 6 hours, it depleted the battery up to 50% so i suppose that battery back-up is quite good.

    3. Front camera is kind of dark even outside. That doesn't really matter to me since i don't often use the front camera anyways.

    4. Using the map, it puts me in the general vicinity but not the exact location. Again not a deal breaker to me since i don't use the map that often. It'll be a problem though if i ever tried to use it in another country.

    5. Lots of apps already downloaded on the phone and 2 games.

    6. How i wish there was an available jelly case, flip cover or leather pouch for it since i'm very careful with my phones and i don't like seeing it with scratches. It's kind of a pet peeve of mine.

    7. No other freebies that comes along with the phone kit except a screen protector which gets me thinking why would you need a screen protector if this is supposed to be Dragon Trail glass/Oleophobic coating, go figure. Anyway, i had the screen protector installed coz i don't like my glass scratched. It's free to have it installed so why not, right? You can have it installed where you bought it.

    8. Reasonable price for this phone considering the name and the rubost feel to it, feels heavy but comfortable while carrying it. Just be careful not to drop it.

    9. Good specifications while not the best, you're getting a phone that comes from an internationally well known brand.

    If anybody has a question or two, feel free to leave them here so i can answer them, thank you for reading my comments.






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  90. nico calunia msyado pa epal kla mu alam lhat
    dnt push ur opinion qng alam mung mali kna.
    dual sim nga yn lulusot kpa na bka my dual & single samantalng sa mga unang cmment mu
    pinu push mu na single sim lng ito... makulit
    krin eh...

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  91. paano aalisin yung vibration sa sms? nagvvibrate kasi pag nagttype ako ng message

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