Review of "Alcatel OT-S319"

published 05/10/2009 | broken_biscuits
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Pro Good value, attractive design, robust, battery life
Cons texting process, perhaps too basic
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"Alcatel OT-S319- Good value, simple phone"

When my mobile inexplicably and frustratingly stopped working a few months ago, I decided to purchase the Alcatel OT-S319 as a budget -buy replacement . The Alcatel phone was one of the cheapest on offer, priced at just £15 in my local argos. The handset is a small, compact and modern looking "clam-shell" design and is available in either pink or black. This is a very basic ohone with only the 'essentials' in terms of features. It provides predictive texting, 2 games, 10 ringtones, a 300 capacity address book and good range of embedded images and animations for wallpaper/screen saver displays.

Having used the phone for a while I have found to be easy to use, with good battery talktime (I usually only need to charge it twice a week) and excellent reception. It is also suprisingly robust and the hard outer case shows no signs of damage despite being dropped several times already.

There are a few things I find irritating about this phone however. The processing of sending a text is unecessarily complex and long winded (too many steps and button presses!) and I wish the "silent" setting was more easily accessable. I also find that the phone takes ages to switch on but maybe that is just me being impatient!

Overall, this a good quality, nicely designed, "no frills" phone which provides excellent value for money and is perfect as a first phone for a child, or for the discerning shopper on a budget.

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  • TheHairyGodmother published 06/10/2009
    nice review
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Product Information : Alcatel OT-S319

Manufacturer's product description

Mobile Phone

Product Details

Manufacturer: Alcatel

Phone Design: Flip

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Flip

Cellular / Type: Mobile phone

Cellular / Integrated Components: FM radio

Long Name: OT-S319

Height: mm

Cellular / Phone Design: Clamshell

Cellular / Technology: GSM; GPRS


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