The Alcatel brand continues to bet strongly on the smartphone sector and has just announced the Alcatel Shine Lite phone , a design terminal designed especially for young audiences and which has several features appreciated precisely by that sector of the population, such as the flash in the front camera to capture selfies in any lighting condition , an attractive aesthetic or a fingerprint reader as a security measure and protection of the phone's contents.
The Alcatel Shine Lite has been presented taking advantage of the fair IFA 2016 in Berlin technology and will go on sale in October for 200 euros . It is a very interesting model as smartphone input range that allows use two SIM cards and also offers some features of medium or high range, such as fingerprint reader . A simpler mobile than the already famous Alcatel POP 4 Plus
Screen design and features
The phone is designed with a combination of laminated glass and metal , with rounded edges, which gives a very elegant aesthetic. It will be available in three different colors (white, black or gold) , although the black model will arrive at the end of the year.
The Alcatel Shine Lite smartphone has a 5-inch IPS screen with HD resolution and 2.5D glass . Quick access modes can be configured to some functions and applications even with the terminal screen locked, thanks to the fingerprint reader.
The screen can recognize multi- touch of up to 5 fingers simultaneously and offers good quality graphics with sharp colors.
Although the resolution is HD (720 x 1280 pixels) instead of Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), the striking colors are appreciated and the phone has the extra advantage that the screen consumes less battery (precisely because it has less resolution) .
On the front we find the screen, with capacitive buttons on the bottom, and the front camera with flash on the top. In the rear area are the lens and flash of the main camera, in addition to the fingerprint reader. The microUSB port for connecting and charging the battery is located on the bottom edge of the phone.
The Alcatel Shine Lite measures 141.5mm long x 71.2mm wide x 7.45mm thick and weighs 156 grams .
Special attention to safety
The Alcatel Shine Lite incorporates a fingerprint reader on the back, a feature highly appreciated by smartphone users and especially among young audiences. Self fingerprint registration adds an extra security factor to protect private files and data stored on your phone.
In addition to fingerprint recognition, the terminal offers a secure storage space called Safebox , where documents, videos and music can be stored so that they are only accessible by fingerprint.
On the other hand, the fingerprint reader also offers the function of quick access to certain applications: up to 5 different fingerprints can be registered (for example, the five fingers of a hand) so that, when resting them on the sensor, they activate automatically a specific application. We could then configure the index finger as a quick access to the camera and the little finger to quickly enter Facebook (or Safebox's secure storage ).
Cameras: good sensor and well-lit selfies
The main chamber of the Alcatel Shine Lite is 13 megapixels for high quality images and is equipped with an autofocus system and dual dual - tone flash . This type of flash allows a more precise light balance to obtain more natural photographs.
For its part, the front camera, 8 megapixels , is equipped with flash to give more light to the night selfies.
It is worth noting that the Alcatel Shine Lite will come standard with two very interesting applications to get the most out of the cameras: Face Show is a specific album with easy access where you can easily access all the photos, videos and selfies ordered, and Split Catcher will allow you to create multi-visual collages to capture a certain scene with both cameras at the same time (with images from the main and front camera).
The smartphone inside
The Alcatel Shine Lite incorporates a MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core processor running at 1.3 GHz , 2 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of internal storage space , which can be expanded with an external microSD memory card.
The smartphone will come standard with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a lightweight Alcatel customization layer that offers some advantages such as the standard applications that we have mentioned for the camera ( Face Show and Split Catcher ) or the Safebox secure storage space .
The battery is not removable, of 2460 mAh .
Price and availability
The Alcatel Shine Lite will be available in Spain from October for 200 euros , in white and gold. The black model will be available at the end of the year.
Taking into account the characteristics that we have mentioned, the Alcatel Shine Lite would be another good candidate in our list of ideal Android phones to be your first smartphone .
ALCATEL SHINE LITE
|Resolution||HD (720 x 1280 pixels)|
|Dimensions||141.5mm long x 71.2mm wide x 7.45mm thick|
|materials||2.5D Dragontrail glass (front and rear) and metal|
|Colors||Gold, white, black|
|Fingerprint reader||Yes, with direct access to applications and functions|
|Others||Laminated glass design|
|Flash||Yes, dual dual tone|
|Video||HD (720p) at 30 fps|
|Sensor and modes|
|Front camera||5 megapixels, front flash|
|Formats||Audio Playback Formats: CM, MP3, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, MIDI, AC3, FLAC and WAV|
Video Playback Formats: H.263, H.264 VGA, MPEG-4, VP8
|Sound||AWINC8738 audio amplifier|
|Features||Dual microphone noise cancellation|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Own applications||File manager|
Alcatel customer service
Safebox (safe storage space)
|CPU processor||MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core running at 1.3 GHz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||""|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||Supports external microSD memory card|
Online storage systems (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive)
HSPA / HSPA +
|Audio||3.5 mm connector (miniJack)|
|Others||Create WiFi zones|
|Duration in use||""|
|Release date||October 2016|