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Alcatel One Touch 918N: Dual-SIM Androids are here!




Alcatel’s re-entry into the mobile handset market in the Philippines is marked by two unique features — affordable, dual-SIM Android handsets. The Alcatel One Touch 918N is the latest handset that they released earlier this quarter.

The Alcatel Blaze Glory 918N isn’t the first dual-SIM Android phone to be available in the Philippines. The likes of Cherry Mobile and Lenovo already introduced similar handsets since last year.

The first handset they came out with was the black variant and they’ve also introduced a white model lately, which looks way better compared to the dark-blue one.

The dual-SIM implementation is pretty simple but with some limitations — i.e., you will need to place the data SIM on the 1st SIM slot in order to achieve faster 3G speeds; the 2nd SIM slot only supports EDGE/GPRS.

The Alcatel Blaze Glory does not has the most impressive hardware specifications. It’s decent but don’t expect too much from it.

Alcatel OT 918N specs:
650MHz single-core processor
3.2″ LCD display @ 320×480 pixels
512MB ROM
256MB RAM
up to 32GB via mircoSD
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 w/ A2DP
3.15MP camera
FM radio tuner
Li-Ion 1300mAh battery
Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Running two active SIM in one handset can significantly affect the battery life so that 1300mAh might pose a problem when you have both SIM slots active and running on mobile 3G.

The Alcatel OT Blaze 918N is selling for a suggested retail price of Php5,999 and is available in stores since January. For a more details and comprehesive review of the handset, check-out this review from PTB.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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58 Responses

  1. I have always been a white alcatel phone fan… even since the safeguard days.. hehe… I’m just having a good experience with them. hehe

    I saw one earlier at the Suncellular shop. I think it’s the same model bundled for their 450 plan. hmmm correct me if I’m wrong.

  2. camhiNOname says:

    i bought my mom this baby and she’s never been happier. career mode sa paglalaro at pagFB.
    and the dual sim is pretty good.

    sucks that the white variant came late. my mom would appreciate that one better. XD

  3. Slasher says:

    Have this one for a couple of months now…it’s amazing..battery can last upto 2-3 days…awesome phone for its price…

  4. Hideki says:

    guys! prepare for the OT 918X! :D

    • canary says:

      gud day!does your unit having lag sometimes? is it possible to upgrade it to improve its speed?tnx a lot…

  5. kebbot says:

    Guys if your planing to buy those pocket wifi thing that cost 5k and up, I think you should consider buying this one…I have mine and I am using it with my extra sim plus as a pocket wifi hotspot… this is really amazing, nicely built and its compact.

    I am using it for a month now and I have no problem until now, I have those emergency pocket charger to that can help boost the battery life of my alcatel when I am in hotspot mode.

    I have to admit,it has a strong signal than my other phones..
    this is really a deal guys for that 6k you have gingerbread.,dualsim and pocket wifi…..

    • tag says:

      hi kebbot & yugatech! stable pa rin ba yung wi-fi hotspot feature nito? plan ko kasi gamitin ito bilang portable wifi hotspot pag gamit ko ang netbook at tablet. mas stable kesa sa samsung galaxy y? thanks! :)

  6. RJ De Leon says:

    Been thinking about this phone ever since early reviews of it came out a couple of months ago. If only it was capable of playing Flash games in-browser like the HTC Explorer (Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, CPU: 600 Mhz Cortex A5, GPU: Adreno 200)…

    • Saree says:

      So hindi siya capable magplay ng flash games using your browser? Pero yung mga fruit ninja type pwede naman laruin using this phone?

      Games kasi talaga habol ko sa android phone eh.

  7. showbiz says:

    The white variant seems neat.

  8. roiji says:

    i like the FM tuner part and the up to 32GB microSD card part…

  9. darius says:

    i actually like this model. fast, not that laggy, and has wide viewing angles (compared to galaxy Y that has limited viewing angles) wish they make cooked roms for this model though.

  10. irene says:

    YES! good thing i didn’t buy muna, cause I love it when white ang cellphone. hehe.

    Now I have the reason to buy this one.

    Thank you so much for this info.

    ^___^

  11. irene says:

    Wait, I just want to ask if maganda yung “feel” ng white, same parin ba na parang steel yung cover niya like the original silver color, cause i read from another blog na parang plastic ang white na design.

    Pls do tell me cause surely it’ll effect my decisions on buying this.

    :((

  12. Ernie says:

    Hi, I bought a white variant. Yes, its like a china plastic. A cheap plastic looks. It is neat, yet, it is easily got dirt.
    I want to replace the case with a dark one. Is this posible kaya?

  13. Ernie says:

    Hi, I inquire about the case. 1500 for full replacement from white to black. It is so expensive. Notice its about 25% of the original price of the phone. Di ko marerecommend sya. Since, housing is just a cover and got easily be scratched. Lalo na yung white. pero kayo bahala. Nadisapoint lang ako s Alcatel na maningil ng ganon kamahal para lang sa housing.
    They should considered na ang housing sana ay ginawa para iprotect ung phone hindi para lang madagdagan ng gastos.

  14. saree says:

    What’s the difference between ram and rom?

    and ERNIE, how much yung battery, charger, and earphones neto? Sorry maraming tanong, incase lang naman na makapagtanong ka about dun.

  15. ernie says:

    I didnt inquire about accessories. just the case of the phone.

  16. Jannie says:

    I want à white one. But i can’t find where i can buy these….

  17. cacary says:

    does your unit having lag sometimes?un akin kz nglalag minsan…tnx

    • Ernie says:

      Yes, it hangs and blacks out frequently. I also experienced some “Insufficient storage”.
      Battery is discharging fast as well.

  18. pjr says:

    pwede ba instagram dito? no prob ba?

  19. precious says:

    bakit ganon ang bilis ma low bat..everyday nag charge ako

  20. Ron says:

    Check nyo muna ang SPECS ng MOTOROLA FIRE

    Just add 1k meron na kayong 5MP cam (rear) with flash and Front camera…

    ISIP2x

    • irene says:

      @ron. I checked the motorola fire, and to clarify it is the Motorola Fire XT yung merong 5mp. :)

    • benchmark says:

      Hinde ba same yun fire at xt? I know its 5mp un cam ng moto fire base dun sa kiosk sa megamall…

      Yet, i notice mabagal at prang d maganda kuha ng cam ng moto fire… or probably may setting ako na namalai sa cam.

  21. Rhea says:

    What ebook reader app can i use on this phone?

  22. John says:

    I have to solve one problem before buying this. Saan makakabili ng hard case for protection? At paano kung sakaling masira ang charger o battery, can I find cheap replacements?

  23. ernie says:

    Yung hard case / jelly case, pwede gamitin ung C3, magkakasya sila.

    Accessories, very rare. Hayst, at kung may makita ka, mahal naman.

  24. Arianne says:

    baka naman may alam sa inyo pano ma-set sa memory card ang default storage niya..

  25. I can’t sync this phone sa outlook. wala pc sync software na downloadable from their website. :(

  26. cherry says:

    hi …kumuha po kasi ko sa sun cellular ng post paid and alcatel glory ang kinuha kong handset kayalang ang binigay po sakin is ung napapalitan ang case..3.2 mp ang camera pero bakit ang pangit ng picture at ang lakas pa ng camera sound….panu ko po matatanggal ang camera sound?pls help

  27. rhon of rizal says:

    hi .. ! how much for this ?? .. from interested buyer, thank you

  28. marie says:

    Like Cherry i got my alcatel glory thru the suncell post paid plan. i also want to find outhow to silence the camera tone…pleasse help!

    • Alcatel OT-918M owne says:

      Hello marie! Download and install the “Silence Camera” app in Play store, that will solve your concern. :)

  29. eric legasto says:

    hi! ask ko lang po kung ano ung mah ng orig charger ng alcatel ot-918n? sec5.0v=350ma? 400ma? or 550ma? thanks!

  30. nitz says:

    I have one unit of alcatel one touch 918 n glory pls help me resolve my concern about the loud sounds of the camera nakakahiya at nakaka discouraged.

  31. ned says:

    how to forward message in alcatel ot 918N?

  32. josie says:

    hi.. ask lang kung pano mag-logout ng email sa alcatel one touch n glory x?

  33. santosh says:

    Whether excel sheet supported and how to edit excel sheet in alcatel one touch 918 N mobile

  34. jose says:

    hi guys I just want to ask.. my alcatel glory x touchpad won;’t work when I open it what should I do?? help pls…

  35. jose says:

    hi guys I just want to ask.. my alcatel glory x touchpad won’t work when I open it what should I do?? help pls…

  36. jose says:

    hi guys I just want to ask.. my alcatel glory x touchpad won’t work when I open it what should I do?? help pls…

  37. jen says:

    hi i just have mine last week? Gusto ko kasi lagyan ng instagram , saan po ba website pwede me download ang application?thanks

  38. jen says:

    hi i just have mine last week.Gusto ko kasi lagyan ng instagram , saan po ba website pwede me download ang application?thanks

  39. kleech says:

    ask ko lng poh pano i-upgrade ung android poh nito from gingerbread to jelly bean poh???tnx…

  40. spike says:

    just want to ask lang po how can i transfer apps na nasa phone memory to sd card kasi almost full na memory ng phone medyo bumabagal na… thnx

  41. Julius says:

    How to get back the wifi coz I loose it

  42. megu says:

    hi im selling my alcatel glory 918n, received from suncell last sept. last yr. 3,800. with case, housing and accessories.
    pm me if interested.tnx

    • beng garcia says:

      how much po nyo binibenta you alcatel onetouch nyo sana hindi mahal para po mabili ko thanks

  43. dhangeum says:

    ang unit ko ay ALCATEL GLORY 918N ang sim 1 ay sun lang
    lang po ang pwdeng insert kpg pinasukan ko ng ibang.sim itoy naghahanap
    ng code. ano po ang dapat gawin para gawin para maunlock , ang sim1 po kasi
    ay 3g at ang sim2 ay 2g lang. globe po kasi ang gamit ko s internet connection
    thank you po

  44. jelyn says:

    paano po bang ayosin ang alcatel one touch 918n na nag stop sa logo at di na mabukasan t
    nag try na po akong mag data factory reset sa recovery nito bakit di pa rin na bubuksan.huhuhuhuhuh

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