Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Alcatel One Touch MAGIC vs O+ 8.37 Price and Specs Comparison

Alcatel OT MAGIC vs O+ 8.37 dual core Android phones - Which is the right one for you?

After the "Battle of Quad Core Android Phones", were back again to dual core arena but its different this time comparing to dual core of 2012.

The announcement of O+ 8.31z, 8.36z and 8.37 marks the start of "Battle of MT6572 Dual Core Android Phones" for 2013 in the Philippines. MediaTek MT6572 SoC is affordable, power efficient Cortex-A7, HSPA+ capable and utilizing the same technology for MT6589 quad core processor.

The good news, every Filipinos can now own a dual core entry level Android phones, imagine that. I hope MyPhone (Agua RAIN 3G), StarMobile, Cherry Mobile and Torque will also release a power efficient dual core powered droids in the coming weeks to compete in the market.

Lets compare the latest dual core Android phone from Alcatel and O+ USA.

Alcatel One Touch MAGIC vs O+ 8.37 Price, Features and Specs Comparison

Latest from O+ USA dual core Android phone is O+ 8.37 with Voice SMS, Air Shuffle and Wireless software update capable plus a free 8GB memory card.

Price: Alcatel OT MAGIC is priced at P4,499 (now P3,999, on Christmas SALE) while O+ 8.37 is selling at P4,995. A price difference of almost P500.

Freebies: 8 GB Sandisk memory card (8.37)

Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, FM Radio and GPS capable (OT MAGIC), Dual SIM, Voice SMS, Air Shuffle, FM radio and Wireless Software Update capable (8.37)

Physical Design: All 3 soft capacitive buttons with back button at different location.

CPU: 1.3 GHz dual core processor (OT MAGIC), 1.2 GHz dual core processor (8.37)

GPU: ?

OS: Both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Screen: 4.0" WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen (OT MAGIC), 4.0" Capacitive Touchscreen (8.37)

Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (OT MAGIC)

Pixel per Inch: 233 ppi (OT MAGIC)

RAM: Both 512 MB

Internal Memory: 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB (OT MAGIC)

Camera: All sports a dual camera, 3.2 MP rear and front camera (OT MAGIC), 3.2 MP rear, autofocus with Flash and front camera (8.37)

Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G capable (OT MAGIC), WiFi and 3G capable (8.37)

Sensors: ?

AnTuTu Benchmark Score: ?

Battery: 1300 mAh (OT MAGIC), 1500 mAh (8.37)

Availability/Released Date: Already announced

Alcatel OT MAGIC Pros:
+ More affordable
+ CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz

O+ 8.37 Pros:
+ Feature packed with freebies
+ High capacity battery

If you own one of this gadget, kindly please share to us some specs and your first hands on experience.

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rafael palmiano said...

magic kpg s design o plus s freebies and specs!! ang pangit nung curve 8.37 s ibaba!!

Anonymous said...

I have O+8.37 and Alcatel Soliel (not OT Magic) available from Sun group plan (not advertising this, just saying). For entry level category, they're both good phones. I like how you can update O+ apps easily, but on the Soliel, updating apps requires a bit more keystrokes. Though they're not distance runners, O+ lasts a little more than the Soliel on stock battery. External design, a like the Soliel better. Android phones by necessity HAD to design their rectangular phone as distinct as possible from Apple phones due to patent issues. So don't be surprised to see odd shaped rectangles on them. If you're into screen candy, know that Soliel don't support widgets. This is not an issue for me.

Both phone can connect to wifi hotspots so if you're in a pinch, you can have that much needed internet connection.

I would choose O+8.37 and Soliel all over again if I were getting 3-phones for the group plan. Two of O+ and one of Soliel.

GbSb said...

Thanks for sharing your initial review and hands on experience for both Android phones.

Anonymous said...

Anu sa tingin nyo ang mas smooth sa games sa dalawang phone??

Anonymous said...

i am using now the 0+ 8.37 sad to say 1 month of use the phone will restart automaticaly..when im listening on radio....good is the phone is smooth..and easy to use..

Anonymous said...

I have an O+ 8.37 and it can be clocked at 1.3 ghz if it's rooted and have a 240 ppi density and has a powerful GPU that supports most games without lag

GbSb said...

Thanks for feedback and impression about O+ 8.37 gadget. for my blog readers, fyi.

Axxdrian Enciso said...

The blue version of the 8.37 LOOKS BAD, i have the black version of 8.37 which looks good. The 8.37 also clocked @ 1.3 Ghz not 1.2, the spec sheet is wrong, it also has a Mali 400mp GPU. But alcatel's camera is wayyy better even they are both 3.2mp coz 8.37's cam is a bit dark but good on well lit areas.They are both awesome phones.

Axxdrian Enciso said...

Oh BTW, i haven't tested the alcatel on antutu but 8.37 scores 10k-11k (mostly 10500 or 10900)

GbSb said...

Thanks for feedback and impression about O+ 8.37 gadget. for my blog readers, fyi.

Shalvin Goundar said...

how to screenshot????

GbSb said...

Simultaneously press power button and volume down

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