We managed to get a hold of an early test unit of the Alcatel Flash Plus and immediately went to test how powerful and optimized the octa-core processor. Check out the benchmark results we got from the handset.
The Flash Plus uses a Mediatek MT6752 which is a 64-bit octa-core 4G LTE chip based on the ARM Cortex-A53 processor with ARM Mali-T760 graphics. It has a maximum core speed of 2.0GHz but in the case of the Flash Plus, they underclocked it to just 1.7GHz to allow for better battery efficiency.
That, and the 3,500mAh battery rating should give us some pretty good results in our battery tests (We just discovered that the battery is non-removable).
Here are our initial benchmark results.
|Benchmark Test||Alcatel Flash Plus||Zenfone 2 ZE500CL|
|Vellamo||1,675 (Multicore)||938 (Multicore)|
|3,238 (Chrome)||1366 (Chrome)|
|1,194 (Metal)||646 (Metal)|
|PCMark||4,030 (Work Performance)||3,573 (Ice Storm Unlimited)|
|3DMark||6,752 (Ice Storm Extreme)||-|
The Antutu score of 43,519 is pretty impressive — it sits between the 1.8GHz Z3560 of the Zenfone 2 ZE550ML at 42k and the 2.3GHz Z3580 of the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML at 45k.
The Quadrant Standard score of 20,149 also beat the 1.8GHz Z3560 of the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML although the 2.3GHz is still better.
Even the Vellamo Chrome Browser test got a score of 3,238 which is way higher than most flagship handsets from last year.
As for the price, we now got a definite figure (the earlier Php6,990 price we floated before was our own suggestion to Alcatel) we are confirming and the release date has been moved back a couple of weeks this May.