Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Alcatel OT 997D vs Lenovo P700i/S560 Price and Specs Comparison

Latest Alcatel OT 997D EXPLORE vs Lenovo P700i and S560 - Battle of Dual-Core Android Phones

Latest smartphone from the market is One Touch OT 997D EXPLORE, the first dual-core Android phone of Alcatel and the question is why only now?

All other mobile brands have dual-core in their line up including Sony Xperia U (P10,300), HTC Desire X (P13,750), Lenovo P700i/S560, MyPhone A919 DUO (P7,990), Cherry Mobile TITAN (P6,499)StarMobile ASTRA (P6,990) and Cloudfone Thrill 430x (P7,777).

So, how will Alcatel EXPLORE compete with dual-core powered Android phones mentioned above?

I choose to compare Alcatel OT 997D with Lenovo P700i/S560 because they are running on the same MediaTek dual core processor and they are both Chinese OEM company.

P700i and S560 have almost the same specs except for 2 things. Difference between the two includes, Lenovo S560 feature a Dolby Digital Plus Technology and dual speakers in trade of lower battery capacity (2000 mAh).

On the other hand, P700i has 2500 mAh rated battery capacity for enterprise, call and internet heavy usage.

Alcatel OT 997D EXPLORE vs Lenovo P700i/S560 Price, Features and Specs Comparison

Price: P11,990 (Alcatel EXPLORE), P10,999 (Lenovo P700i/S560). Alcatel is at least P1,000 more expensive.

Features: Both are Dual SIM, Dual Standby, with FM radio and GPS. Liquid Repellent Coating (OT 997D EXPLORE), 720p HD Video recording(P700i), Dual Speakers and Dedicated Smart Music Button (S560)

Thickness: 11mm (OT 997D), 12.8mm (Lenovo P700i), 12.3mm (S560)

OS: Both runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

CPU: Both are running on 1 GHz MT6577  Dual-Core processor

GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531

RAM: 1 GB (OT 997D EXPLORE), 512 MB (P700i/S560)

Screen: 4.3 TFT Capacitive Touchscreen (OT 997D), 4.0" IPS Capacitive Multi-touchscreen(P700i/S560). Both are 16M colors.

Resolution: Same 800x480 pixels

Pixel per inch: 217 ppi (OT997D), 233 ppi ( P700i/S560)

Camera: Both have dual camera. 8MP autofocus with LED flash and VGA front (OT997D EXPLORE), 5 MP Camera autofocus  and VGA front(P700i/S560)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G capable. USB (P700i/S560), micro-USB (EXPLORE)

Internal Memory: Both 4GB up to 32 GB via microSD card

Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor (P700i), Accelerometer, Proximity and Compass (OT 997D)

Battery:  1800 mAh (OT997D), 2500 mAh (P700i), 2000 mAh (S560)

Well, Alcatel OT 997D is more expensive than Lenovo P700i/S560 and it is due to some stand out features including high RAM (1 GB) and 8MP camera with LED flash. It is also has larger screen and a little thinner than it's competitor.

Alcatel EXPLORE dual-core and 1 GB RAM is best for Android Ice Cream Sandwich and possibly with Jelly Bean upgrade so, adding a little extra money for Alcatel is definitely the best option to do if your thinking to get a Lenovo P700i or S560.

In the end, choosing the right smartphone depends on you lifestyle. If you like a high capacity battery for calls, internet and games then I suggest P700i. If you like Dolby sounds and your a music lover, Lenovo S560 is a must.

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1 comment:

Ramon Castillo said...

Great review! I choose Alcatel Explore :)

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