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Alcatel OneTouch GO PLAY

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Alcatel OneTouch GO PLAY. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound.

size, performance, usability, durability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel OneTouch GO PLAY is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Westaway (

Alcatel's Go Play smartphone is built for underwater photos and could be great for social gamers


This colourful smartphone can survive a fall of up to 1.5 metres, Alcatel says. Here's what you need to know.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Andy Walker (

Alcatel Go Play review: get wet on a budget


If you're in the market for a budget smartphone that just will enjoy the pool as much as you do, the Alcatel Go Play isn't a bad choice, writes Andy Walker.

: While I’m not blown away by the Alcatel Go Play, it’s by far the best Alcatel phone I’ve ever used. It’s utterly practical, loves the splashes and brushes off knocks. For those who already own flagships, it’s an excellent secondary device for hiking....

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Philip Michaels (

Alcatel Onetouch Go Play: One Tough Budget Phone


Too many budget phones feel like they're held together by hopes and well wishes, falling apart at the first sign of trouble. That's not the case with the Go Play, a tough phone that took an admirable amount of punishment and kept going about its...

Water-resistant ; Withstands 5-foot drops ; Handy ViewMe app ; Better-than-average battery life

Weak video camera ; Lackluster display ; Subpar performance

The Alcatel Onetouch Go Play can survive everything from a dip in the water to an unexpected drop, making it a compelling budget option despite its lackluster performance.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Luke Westaway (

Alcatel's Go Play smartphone is built for underwater photos and could be great for social gamers


BERLIN -- The best kinds of phones are the ones that forgive being dropped on the floor, plunged into the toilet, or buried in sand at the beach. Alcatel's new Go Play smartphone may be one such device.

Alcatel isn't the biggest name when it comes to smartphones, so I'm pleased to see the company taking strides to stand out with underwater photography and some interesting software. There's no word on pricing or release dates just yet, so keep your eye...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Alcatel Onetouch Go Play


Even at R3 500, the Go Play from Alcatel finds itself up against some stiff competition in the entry-level to mid-range smartphone ranks.

Solidly built; Good Battery life; Dependable all-round camera

Pricing not best in-class; Display a tad dull

All in all, the Go Play is a solid offering. It features a few little quirks like dual coloured back covers, underwater shooting and drop resistance that might attract users, plus the basics one expects from a entry-level to mid-range smartphone....

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : David Hollingworth (

Review: Alcatel's Go Play 5in Smartphone cannot compete


Alcatel's mid-range, IP67 rated smartphone fails to impress against strong competition.

When you weigh up a Nexus 5X versus the Alcatel Go Play, unless you really, really, really need an IP67 rating on your smartphone, you should just grab the Nexus 5X and a case.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

Alcatel Go Play smartphone review - waterproof, shockproof and affordable


The most avid users of smartphones are younger users who are enjoying a lifestyle their delicate devices often can't keep up with but the new Alcatel Go Play can put those worries at ease. The Go Play is a 5-inch Android smartphone with a rugged...

The Alcatel Go Play is an impressive smartphone that certainly punches above its weight in terms of features and performance. That fact that it’s waterproof, shockproof and dustproof and still priced below $300 makes it an even more attractive product....

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Trevor Long (

Alcatel Go Play – “Life-Proof” smartphone – Review


It's pretty important not to spend your time comparing $299 phones with $999 phones if you're out there hitting the stores trying to find your next smartphone. But when you stop and look at what's available between $250 and $350 you'll be blow away by...

Consumer review (

Tough all round smart phone


This phone is iP67 rated for water & dust resistance as well as being able to be dropped without smashing and breaking. Included cover backing is very easy to grip. Haven't dunked it in water yet, but have dropped it a few times without any damage. Big...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2500
Battery performance:2500
Battery recharge time:4
Continuous audio playback time:55
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (3G):8.3 / 8.5

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold:No / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Color of product:Black, Red / Blue, Green / Blue, White / Green, White / Orange, White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Shatterproof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
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


Full-size keyboard: No


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VP8
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4-SP,VP8


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:700,850,1700,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Security algorithms:EAP-SIM
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
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


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / Lollipop 5.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Processor:410 / MSM 8916
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:410 / MSM 8916


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / Lollipop 5.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Weight & Dimensions