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Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the reception. There are some less positive opinions about the portability and GPS navigation.

size, performance, design, screen, price

GPS navigation, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : YugaTech (

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD Review


The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD is a great offering and even beats the One Touch Idol Ultra in some aspects. It has a good display with large real estate, great performance thanks to the quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, great battery life, and its...

May, 2013

Expert review by : John McCann (

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD review


Because there's just not enough phones with a stylus

Decent screen ; Android Jelly Bean ; Quad-core

Stupid stylus ; Poor video playback ; Not enough storage

The Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD feels like a device which is only halfway to becoming a decent smartphone. The lack of internal storage, disappointing video playback and unnecessary stylus just screams of a product which was rushed out to cash in on...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD hands-on: A 5-inch, quad-core Android


The first smartphone to use Media Tek's quad-core chipset features a huge 5-inch display and Android 4.1.

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2500
Battery performance:2500
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):500
Standby time (3G):250
Talk time (2G):9
Talk time (3G):5

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


Body SAR:0.951
Body SAR (EU):0.951
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.291
Head SAR (EU):0.291


Color of product:Black / Black, White / White
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:COOTEK, Swype
Text prediction system type:COOTEK,Swype


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WMV / AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / MPEG4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900,2100
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:My Calculator, Adobe Reader, Office Documents, Evernote
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:1.2


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal ROM:4096
Internal storage capacity:2.4 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
ROM capacity:4096
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335 / 2.95
Height:0.335 / 5.67
Width:2.95 / 5.67
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