Android Go It was one of the things that gave more talk in the past MWC 2108, and not because that was the place chosen to present it, but because in that event they presented some of the first phones that made use of this optimized version of Android. He Alcatel 1X It was one of the proposals presented at that congress and today we see how the Alcatel 1 , a slightly more basic version of it, is finally available in Spain.
To summarize, Android Go is a very light and optimized version of Android designed to work on smartphones with 1 GB of RAM and basic features, making it ideal for getting a good Android experience on cheap mobiles. It is an operating system without modifications and it has the advantage that updates to it depend on Google and not the manufacturer.
This is the Alcatel 1, a very cheap smartphone
He Alcatel 1 is true to the philosophy of Android Go, that of creating cheap mobile phones that work well thanks in part to the Go apps , lightened versions of traditional Google applications.
Its features are therefore quite basic, and include a screen 5 inches (he Alcatel 1X it handled 5.34 inches) with resolution FWVGA that, nevertheless, fits with the current design trends thanks to its aspect ratio of 18: 9 .
In terms of performance we find a SoC Mediatek MT6739, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage (the 1X included 16 GB) that luckily we can expand by microSD with up to 32 GB extra.
The cameras They are also quite humble, and we will have a back 5 Mpx with LED flash and a front of 2 Mpx of which we can not expect big selfies but that can get us out of some trouble. The Alcatel 1 battery is of 2000 mAh , and although it may seem fair, it seems sufficient given the characteristics of the device.
Availability and price of Alcatel 1 in Spain
The Alcatel 1 with Android Go is already available in our country for a very low price of 69.99 euros and we can buy it from July 19
It is clear that this is not a smartphone for users too demanding, but it seems an excellent choice as the first mobile for children, as a spare smartphone for emergencies or simply for those who want a mobile to chat, navigate and play a casual game.