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Alcatel Fire E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Alcatel Fire E. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and performance are generally positive. The reliability and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the screen. Many are negative about the camera.

size, usability, reliability, performance, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel Fire E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Brian Bennett (

Alcatel brings trim, stylish Firefox phone to MWC 2014


The new Fire E by Alcatel wraps up Firefox software into a very slim package for 139 euros.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Andy Walker (

Alcatel OneTouch Fire E review: a tepid Firefox debut


We review Africa's first Firefox OS phone -- the Alcatel OneTouch Fire E.

: It’s a novelty and another option for the African market, but a flawed buying decision. With a dull specification list and a foreign operating system, this phone probably won’t sell like hotcakes. What it does do is prove how ordinary Firefox OS...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Alcatel Onetouch Fire E


One of the first Firefox OS devices to land in SA, Alcatel's Onetouch Fire E delivers all the basics of a smartphone experience in a surprisingly well constructed entry-level offering.

Looks fantastic for entry level smartphone; Well constructed and sturdy design

Falls short of mainstream user's app requirements; A tad underpowered compared to similar devices

At R1 700, the Alcatel Onetouch Fire E is on par with devices like the Lumia 535 and Sony Xperia E4 (Review) from a pricing perspective. When stacked up against those devices in terms of specs, the Fire E is lacking somewhat, with both devices...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1700
Battery performance:1700
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium
Continuous audio playback time:25
Standby time (2G):450
Standby time (3G):400
Talk time (2G):7
Talk time (3G):4

Call Management

Vibrating alert: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps
Zoom capability: Yes


Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:4.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:960 x 540
Display Type:IPS
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:0.5


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.264, MP4, MPEG1, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP,H.264,MP4,MPEG1,VP8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Position location:Y


2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Security algorithms:EAP-SIM
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Flight mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor cores:2
Processor frequency:1.2


Operating system installed:Firefox OS
Operating system version:1.3


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5


Subscription type:No subscription

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