Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL coming to MetroPCS and T-Mobile with 5.5-inch display

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UPDATE: MetroPCS pinged me to say that it will offer a $70 instant rebate with the Fierce XL, which will leave its price at $69.

 

Alcatel OneTouch today took the wraps off of the Fierce XL, a phablet that runs Android 5.1.1 on a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display. Alcatel OneTouch is talking up the Fierce XL’s camera features, which include 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras as well as Polaroid photo editing software that can apply filters, borders, and layouts and add tags to images.

Inside of the Fierce XL’s body is a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, as well as 16GB of storage and a microSD slot for adding more storage. There’s a 2500mAh battery powering the whole package, and considering the Fierce XL’s modest specs, that juice pack ought to offer some decent battery life.

Alcatel OneTouch also points out that the Fierce XL offers support for LTE bands 2, 4, and 12, as well as features like Wi-Fi Calling and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will be available on both MetroPCS and T-Mobile. It’ll arrive first on Metro on November 2 for $139, with a launch on T-Mobile coming “later this winter.”

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  • Jay J. Blanco

    Nice, modest specs for the price

  • Tale 85

    Which brings up the question….Will T-Mobile offer the Windows 10 variant later this year. Or will they once again snub a Windows Phone.

    • eanfoso

      The latter of course, t-mobile is all about pleasing the mainstream.

      • Tale 85

        Maybe at WalMart, they need something on display. That is if you can find a T-Mobile display at a WalMart. I think it’s behind the Verizon and Straight Talk racks.

        • Bklynman

          Why buy the Tmobile one,when you can buy the Family mobile
          one for less money?

        • Tale 85

          Boy that sounds familiar, something about a Microsoft 640.

        • Bklynman

          Well not with the Tmo 640. Family mobile sells it for $99.00
          Att.640 for only $59.00,go MS site or store they don’t sell TMO 640
          any longer.Att.640.$59.00,go Att store or on line Att.640 Go Phone $59.00,not sure about Best Buy,Target,so SamClub like store.

        • Tale 85

          I talking about the botched job T-Mobile did with the 640. They basically shipped it off to WalMart and MetroPCS. They had it on their website for $129 and the same thing at WalMart for $99. It was a T-Mobile branded phone, not a Family Mobile.

        • AS118

          Yeah, that was surprising. That was the one Windows phone they should’ve carried, as it had the best specs and features for the price.

        • Tale 85

          If your store staff doesn’t know how to use one, or know what one looks like…..
          T-Mobile should have won a marketing award for that one.

        • Bklynman

          I see what you mean,yea they did,here it is only 5month later it is already eol by Tmo like amonth ago, it specs just good any mid range android if not better. I might pick up Att.one for $59.00 have it unlock,
          for a back up. Better this than a low end android phone for the same price.

      • AS118

        To be fair, Windows phones often don’t have critical apps people need, like banking or work or shopping apps that only develop for iOS and Android.

        Sure Lumia phones are great low cost phones that many people don’t know about, but people that need apps may not be able to use them.

        • Tale 85

          The app gap is getting better. The ones I need are there. And you’ve got Universal Apps for all W10 devices rolling out. Along with new ways for iOS and Android develops to port to Windows Phone.

          Now if you have got to have Snapchat….enjoy your Android.

        • ThatsMrtoyou

          The app gap….lol. wP app store sucks and always will. Microsoft sees that the WP is a joke. That’s why everything is going to android platform

        • Tale 85

          And some of your new “core apps” will be Microsoft Software. Productivity software is where the real money is. Even Google is starting to get it. Big plans for 2017.

    • itguy08

      Snub. The 10 people that care about Windows 10 phones can sigh now.

      • Way more than ten. Try eight million.

        • itguy08

          You Windows phone guys are so cute….

          8 million in 5 years? the iPhone sells more than that on launch day. Android sells more than that in a month.

          Time for MS to put a fork in it.

        • The only way Microsoft will put a fork in Windows phone is if the whole corporation shut its doors for good. The phone is the single most important thing for Microsoft and their ODMs. Windows 10 is a massive failure without the phones because taking advice from an IT person means the purpose of Windows 10 is defeated.

          Glad you don’t run MS. They’d been done shut down over your suggestions.

    • ThatsMrtoyou

      That’s up to Microsoft. And it’s an ATT exclusive

      • Tale 85

        Well since AT&T and Cricket have 50% of the US Windows Phone market….yes I suppose they would be the first to step up to the new phones. But no, it’s not an “Exclusive” to AT&T. You can get one straight from Microsoft and use it on any GSM carrier.

        You really ought to read more, spend less time on Snapchat.

  • JLV90

    Slightly more RAM than the HTC desire 626s hope the skin on this thing doesn’t slow it down too much

    • Verizonthunder

      2gb of ram is better than one.

      • Tale 85

        Some of the Desire 626’s have 1.5 ram…..who knew.
        The really neat bargain is the Desire 526 / Verizon at WalMart. 4.7″ 1.5G Ram, Android 5.1, SD card to 128G……all for a mere $69.99…..

  • LakeFish

    It may be time to replace my 1st gen Moto G LTE. I like these mid-level phones for low-level prices. I’m looking forward to seeing all the specs and then usage reports on MetroPCS before the T-Mobile version hits.

  • eanfoso

    Later this winter?! Wtf winter doesn’t start until December 21!! I guess I got my hopes up too soon.

  • Barbosa

    The Idol 3 is the one I’m interested in. Anyone heard if it’s going to get band 12 cert?

    • AS118

      I heard they won’t, but someone who tested it said band 12 data worked, but not voice. Since the 2 Idol 3 phones are niche, and Alcatel is a low-budget volume seller, I doubt they’d spent time and money certifying VOLTE for Band 12 for just 1 carrier.

      As for T-mobile, they seem to refuse to carry all the budget phone kings, like the Asus Zenfone, Moto G, Alcatel Idol 3, etc.

      I feel like it’s because those phones would eat into their margins too much, and make the higher end iphone and android phones look obsolete and tank their sales.

      • Bklynman

        This makes sense,I always wonder why Tmo lineup was always smaller
        than the other big three,now that Tmobile is number 3,maybe that will change? Now that Nov.is here and Sprint is finaly closing now winmax
        network,we will see what happens now.

  • Both Windows and Android models coming to MetroPCS, right? Or just the Android version?

    • Tale 85

      Don’t hold your breath on for the Windows.

  • Steve Griffin

    I want to know if the WP version is coming to TMo by march. I almost forgot, the Lumia 950 will be floating around then as well. I’ll have to try them both out. I want to see if there’s a big difference in performance between the price ranges.

  • Tale 85

    My local MetroPCS store has one….he thinks…”we don’t carry those anymore”…”I think”. And we wonder why “They’re not selling”…..Maybe if you took one out of the box and showed someone….
    And Legere is upset they weren’t begged to handle the 950.

    • Bklynman

      Mmmm,just went on Metro site,it shows if you buy this phone in a store they take $90.00 off of it right away,no mail in rebate.($129.00) For only $39.00,this is a great deal.

      • Tale 85

        You don’t know how tempted I was to take that “last one” away from that store. I guess I really don’t need 2.

  • AS118

    If it’s even $150 or so on T-mobile, it may just end up being their best budget phone. I hate to say this, but T-mobile’s low cost phones usually suck.

    • ThatsMrtoyou

      Most of the low end phones suck for any carrier…..that’s obvious and doesn’t need mebtioning.

  • ThatsMrtoyou

    The other big 3, but now that T-Mobile is number 3, and there is only 4 big companies….. LoL, no wonder you said they have the smallest selection…. With BYOD, your comment is moot. Go play on the interstate, leave this for the adults

    • Bklynman

      Why don’t go play in traffic or better yet stick your head in a bucket of ice water for 30 mins ok jackass.

  • Isaiah Davenport

    Does anybody know if the Metro PCS Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL works on band 12 and VOLTE?