Alcatel Idol2s Smartphone and Pop7 Tablet {Review & Giveaway – $550 value!}

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Nowadays most teenagers own a smartphone and a tablet or are asking their parents for one. It is the reality of our technology driven world and an inescapable part of modern life. Unfortunately this means parents are spending a lot of money purchasing multiple devices for everyone in the family. A family of four people would likely end up purchasing four smartphones and three to four tablets!

Some tablets can be as expensive as $500+ and some popular smartphones retail for $700+! Teens don’t want to get inexpensive flip-phones and they want stylish and versatile devices with all the bells and whistles!

Enter the Alcatel OneTouch Devices. One of the newest mobile and phone makes to come to Canada. Alcatel focuses on sleek and easy-to-use mobile devices that run on Android, and the best part? Smartphones like the IDOL 2 S start at $0 down, and tablets like the POP 7 also starting for $0 down!

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The slim Alcatel IDOL 2 S smartphone features an impressive 5-inch HD 720p display that fits comfortably on the palm of your hand. It runs on Bell network and it boosts a powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, perfect for running multiple apps at the same time and video streaming!

I had the chance to test drive an Idol 2 S smartphone and I really like all the cool features. The phone is easy to carry around, it is thin and lightweight, very sleek and modern and it runs Android Jelly Bean 4.3. I wish I had a phone like this when I was a teen!

The impressive 5-inch HD 720p display is carefully crafted with an edge-to-edge design that maximizes the surface area of the touch screen. The slim 7.5-millimetre depth makes the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol™ 2 S easy to carry—and a perfect fit for the palm of your hand.

I also had a chance to try out the Bell TV app and it was fun to be able to access live TV channels directly on phone while on the go. Great for those times when you are stuck waiting at the doctor’s office or riding the train.

The Idol 2S has a high quality 8 megapixel camera and a front facing camera for video chatting.  Phone sound quality was great and I experienced no drop calls or other issues while testing. Highly recommended and a great deal based on its price range.

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The POP 7 tablet also starts for $0 down, it has a spacious 7” display that provides a better viewing experience with lots of room for reading, watching videos and surfing the web. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and you can download a variety of apps that run fast thanks to its powerful 1.3GHZ quad core processor.

This tablet is lightweight and thin and it can connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G, I love having the option to connect either way when WiFi is not available. Other tablets with that feature charge extra money to have both options to connect.

The tablet has a 2.0 megapixel rear and 0.3 megapixel front camera, not the highest quality but good enough for taking everyday photos.

Something I really like about this tablet is the option to add a microSD card with more memory, I have been using tablets that don’t have the option to add memory and I hate running out of space in my devices, this will never happen with the POP 7 tablet.

Now parents and teens alike can purchase the sleek Alcatel OneTouch Devices without feeling like they are out of touch or have been “left behind”, these devices are powerful, run all of the popular apps and they are affordable.

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WIN THEM: One very lucky Canadian reader will WIN both devices! The Alcatel IDOL 2 S smartphone ($299 value) and the POP 7 tablet ($240 value), a giveaway valued at approximately $550!!!

Enter to WIN via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck everyone!

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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304 responses to “Alcatel Idol2s Smartphone and Pop7 Tablet {Review & Giveaway – $550 value!}”

  1. That it has a 5inch hd display!!

  2. I like that the tablet has a 8″ display. It would be great to have – small enough to fit in my purse.

  3. I love that is is light weight and 8″ screen

  4. My favourite feature The Idol 2S has a high quality 8 megapixel camera …

  5. The functionality looks great, and it uses Android. Love the fact the tablet is small enough to fit in your hand, but big enough to be a tablet!

  6. I would have to say one of my favourite features is the 5-inch HD 720p display.

  7. I like that you can add memory to the device

  8. I like the screen size of both devices.

  9. I like the 8″ display on the tablet and the 5″ screen on the phone!

  10. i love that its android based system and i also love 5-inch HD 720p display

  11. The camera 🙂

  12. Tablet has a nice 8 inch display ! thanks so much for the chance ! We sure could use this with kids in the house all wanting tablets and phones !

  13. I like that it’s 3G or wireless – I can’t get a wireless connection everywhere, and like the flexibility

  14. I love the large 8 inch display, and the great camera

  15. The resolution is a bit but love the overall look on the phone

  16. The option to add a microSD card with more memory is pretty awesome!

  17. I love the camera in it.

  18. I like the size great for traveling 🙂

  19. i like the 8” display.

  20. I love that the tablet can accommodate microSD cards. Lack of space is always an issue with my sons Nexus 7

  21. Big screen

  22. would love to have one of these

  23. I like the option to add a microSD card.

  24. I like that it’s lightweight and has good camera

  25. I like that it is light weight and has an 8″ screen..

  26. I love that you can add more memory to the tablet which is an issue I have had before. Also like that it is lightweight, which would make it easier to carry around.

  27. The gestures and LED indicator seem like good features!

  28. I really like that it has a “slim 7.5-millimetre depth makes the ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol™ 2 S easy to carry—and a perfect fit for the palm of your hand.” Perfect for not being so awkward to hold & use!

  29. the screen size

  30. The 8″ display on the tablet

  31. the 8 inch screen on the tablet!

  32. the huge screen

  33. big screen

  34. I love the cameras

  35. I like the display size and the fact that it’s lightweight!

  36. I like that it is light weight and the size is great to take around with you

  37. I like that the tablet has a rear and front camera.

  38. I love the sizes of both the devices so much easier to use and see what you are doing !

  39. My fave feature on the Pop 8 tablet is the super slim portable design, and on the Idol 2, the HD screen & the 8MP camera!

  40. I like the large screen sizes.

  41. Love the large 8″ display and the overall look

  42. My favorite feature is the 5 inch display size

  43. Love the size of the display

  44. A win for 2015 would be great. Better when it is a great prize.

  45. The screen quality

  46. I just love the fact that you can add more memory, my old phone was forever getting full and I’d have to delete stuff to be able to continue – mind it doesn’t help that 7 children send videos and photos to my phone constantly. 🙂

  47. I like the large screen and the nice camera.

  48. I like the screen size and processing power (quad core)

  49. Love the screen size

  50. It is light weight

  51. I like that it’s light weight and the camera

  52. My favourite feature is the option to add a microSD card for added memory 🙂

  53. I love that it’s light weight and the camera!

  54. I love that it’s an android based system! So much more you can do with it!

  55. The camera and screen display size

  56. I love how you can add the microSD card ! I hate running out of space ! Awesome !

  57. Love the screen size, Quality, and how slim they are! =) Awesome Giveaway Thank you

  58. My favourite features of the Alcatel devices you are giving away is that they are SMARTPHONES, mine is not, and they have a terrific camera and ability to download cool APPS, unlike mine. Thanks so much for the chance!! 🙂

  59. I love that they are Android and the screen size on both devices is awesome.

  60. Light weight and fits in the palm of your hand is fantastic. What really impresses me is screen size and processing power-1.3GHZ quad core processor-WOW!

  61. the screen sizes are pretty good

  62. I like that it has a fast 1.3GHZ quad core processor.

  63. My favourite feature is the front facing camera for video chatting.

  64. I love option to add a microSD card especially if I’m taking a lot of photos.

  65. I like the cameras.

  66. I like the Jelly Bean Android operating system, and it has a nice screen size.

  67. 5 inch HD display screen sounds amazing!

  68. I love the edge-to-edge design that maximizes the surface area of the touch screen on the smartphone

  69. I like that the tablet has a 8″ display

  70. I like the size of the tablet and the phone.

  71. My favourite feature is that the tablet can connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G.

  72. The Quad core processor makes the phone QUICK!

  73. Lightweight, sleek & modern

  74. I like the crystal clear camera! I use skype a lot to keep in contact with the kids when they are at their father’s and I appreciate good clear sound and images!

    M

  75. The slim
    fit my hand perfectly

  76. I love it to use Android system and slim

  77. I love the camera.

  78. I like the screen size on both

  79. I like the size and weight, very easy to take with you in a pocket or purse

  80. I love that is is light weight and 8″ screen… Good to use at night when I don’t want the encumbrance of my laptop.

  81. I like that you can add a microSD card with more memory…

  82. I like that the tablet has a 8” display for watching videos

  83. My favorite feature is it’s light weight and decent size!

  84. I like that the tablet has a 8″ display and by your review it sounds easy to use which would be great for me since I have never owned a phone.

  85. I love the additional memory option on the pad

  86. Love android devices!

  87. love the nice disply screen

  88. 5-inch HD 720p display …

  89. That it has a quad-core processor… and that it has a 5 inch screen

  90. Your experience of no dropped calls on the phone, and the ability to use a
    micro sd card to increase the available memory on the tablet.

  91. I like that I can add microsd card

  92. smartphone has a 5-inch HD 720p display that fits comfortably on the palm of your hand. It runs on Bell network and it boosts a powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor.

  93. Enough computing power to go to the moon…. nice prize!

  94. the huge screen!

  95. I love the 5 inch display that runs edge to edge so it maximizes the view!

  96. my favourite feature is the quad-core technology

  97. I love that the memory is expandable as well the large screen is great 🙂

  98. I like the fact that they are affordable, lightweight and the big screen. Thank you for the giveaway and review.

  99. I love the camera, large screen, and & can add additional memory.

  100. I like that it is light weight !

  101. I like the option of adding a microSD card to the tablet for more memory.

  102. My favourite feature The Idol 2S has a high quality 8 megapixel camera!

  103. The option for the insert of a microSD card … is a pretty neat feature!

  104. J’aime la grosseur de la tablette et le fait qu’elle soit légère.

  105. I love the high quality 8 megapixel camera …

  106. love the 8″ screenand the camera

  107. I like that the tablet has a 8″ screen and can use a microSD card for extra memory

  108. I like how light the tablet is, the long battery life and the big screen!

  109. love the 8″ screen and the camera

  110. Large screen.

  111. I love the 8″ screen and that it is light weight.

  112. I like the thinness.

  113. I love that both devices can fit in the palm of my hand!

  114. I like that there is another way to connect when wifi is not available. Great feature.

  115. i like the big screen size!

  116. They’re free! 🙂

  117. I like the option to add a microSD card with more memory, I’m always having to delete pics or send it to the cloud!

  118. I like that you can add a microSD card with more memory,…

  119. The 5 inch screen and the light weight

  120. It can use wifi and the 3G network – sweet!

  121. My fav. feature is the front and back camera on the tablet

  122. I like that the phone is lightweight, and that you can add memory to the tablet

  123. I love the way it looks & the screen size is perfect!

  124. Well, for me, it would be the ability to talk to others who aren’t in the room! I gave up my cell phone 3 years ago when I left my job and I think I have made myself suffer enough! I proved I could do it, but I am desperate to get hooked up again. Lightweight is also important to me as I try to minimalize strain to my shoulder by not carrying a bag. As for the rest of the features? BONUS!!!! JUST GREAT.

  125. I love the screen size!

  126. Screen size

  127. You might think my favourite feature of these devices is silly: I love that they’re portable. I have a regular cell making Instagram impossible and a PC which obviously stays home.

  128. I love the lightweight design and size!

  129. has a high quality 8 megapixel camera …

  130. the 8″ screen works well for the 50 plus age braket

  131. I love that you can get a microSD card with more memory…

  132. Extra memory capability is a really good idea.

  133. I like that it connects with wifi and 3G

  134. My favourite feature is that it’s so affordable and yet uses Android. You don’t find a lot of products with both value and quality in mind.

  135. I love the screen size of both.

  136. Both have good screen sizes. Thank you!

  137. I like the option of being able to connect to either 3G or wifi that’s pretty awesome

  138. WiFi will allow me to connect to my camera and remote control my timelapse shots

  139. Looks like a lovely phone

  140. A lovely phone

  141. My favorite feature is the 5-inch HD 720p display…

  142. I like the screen size.

  143. They are cool looking. Have tons of functions. Are up to date (so I will need to learn… lol) Light weight. Big screen. Basically I would be the one with the cool new toys FOR ONCE. I wanna WIN <3

  144. The tablet would be great for the little ones. 8 inch display rocks. They don’t really need an iPad!

  145. love that it’s lightweight despite the large screen. thanks

  146. My favorite is the processor – 1.3GHZ quad core processor

  147. I like the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and the core!

  148. I like that it is lightweight and thin and it can connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G. Very, very nice.

  149. Love that it is lightweight

  150. quadcore processor and their design

  151. quad core processor

  152. I love that the POP 8 has a 8” display. so that reading would be easier for me as my eyesight isn’t the best nowadays. I also like that the Idol 2S has a front facing camera for video chatting.

  153. I like It would replace my stone age flip phone, so I like everything about it

  154. I like that the tablet can connect to the internet via wifi.

  155. The 5 inch display screen of the phone and the light weight of the tablet.

  156. they both look awesome

  157. I like the 8 megamixel camera and forward-facing option!

  158. I love that it connects on both WiFi and 3G.

  159. light weight and 8″ screen…

  160. J’adores les 2 produits téléphone et tablet quelle beau cadeau à ce faire

  161. I love the size! What a nice big screen it has.

  162. I LIKE THE SCREEN SIZE OF BOTH DEVICES

  163. Favourite feature is definitely the Wifi capabilities

    Rob

  164. I like the screen size

  165. Very good value for solid products

  166. I don’t have a smart phone myself, so I would love to win this! If I don’t, I love the price point and would consider buying it. I love the compact size and that the display has an edge-to-edge design that maximizes the surface area of the touch screen.

  167. I like the screen size and the cameras

  168. able to add a microSD card for more storage

  169. love the screen size. thankyou, ken

  170. Love how light weight it is

  171. I love 5-inch HD 720p display…

  172. I love the 8″ borderless screen on the Pop8 tablet.

  173. The microSD card option!

  174. An all-round great gadget. Thanks for the opportunity.

  175. Love the camera feature

  176. I could say the quad core..but that doesn’t mean much to me..hahahaha..so I would say the screen size. As I age..so does my eyesight. =(

  177. the 1.2 GHz quad-core processor is a great feature for me, someone who multitasks and uses many apps at once 😛

  178. I love the spacious 8″ display!

  179. I love that the memory can be expanded! Nice to be able to have the ability to have more room for more apps! YAY!!

  180. I like that the Alcatel has 1.2 GHz processor.

  181. like that the tablet has a 8″ display…

  182. I like the size of the screen on the smartphone and the lightness of it.. so easy to carry around.

  183. I like the\ 5″ screen on the phone and the 8″ display on the tablet …

  184. I like that it has an 8MP camera

  185. My favorite feature is the five inch display.

  186. I like that it is light weight and has an 8″ screen

  187. The large screen size looks great. I would love to experience it!!

  188. I like the screen size and overall look

  189. the camera

  190. I want this. The large display is awesome.

  191. I love the screen size and how lightweight it is!

  192. A phone that will not fold. That seems strange to me.

  193. The Alcatel One Touch Idol phone has a1.2 GHz quad-core processor, ready to do everything I need.

  194. I love that it is “slim” and only 8′ should fit nicely in my bag. I also love that it is HD.

  195. What an exciting prize! A smartphone & a tablet! Love!

  196. Light weight and a great size

  197. I really like the large display

  198. My favourite feature The Idol 2S has a high quality 8 megapixel camera …

  199. I love the extra memory feature, because I always run out of memory!

  200. I love that is is light weight!

  201. Nice

  202. that is is light weight and 8″ screen

  203. Love the screen size

  204. I love the camera

  205. I like the display size of each and light weight.

  206. My favorite feature of the Idol 2S is the high quality 8 megapixel camera and my fave feature of the pop 8 is the 1.3GHZ quad core processor. They both sound awesome!

  207. My favorite feature is the powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. Perfect for a multitasker!

  208. Love that the tablet is lightweight and thin. Easy to carry around.

  209. I love that they are both thin and lightweight and I really like the camera on the Idol 2 S – especially that it has 8 megapixels and you can also video chat with the front facing camera.

  210. I love that it has the option to add a microSD card with more memory since I found that with so many pictures stored or taken, it’s very easy to run out of memory

  211. I like the size…so many giant phones out there

  212. i like the size of the screen

  213. I love that the phone is lightweight and fits into the palm of your hand.. 🙂

  214. With the tablet I like that you can add a microSD card…

  215. I like the 1.3 GHZ quad core processor on the Pop 8 and its portability.

  216. The slim Alcatel IDOL 2 S smartphone features an impressive 5-inch HD 720p display that fits comfortably on the palm of your hand….

  217. Love that it’s lightweight.

  218. screen size for the tablet is a win and I also love how it doesn’t charge you for 3G!

  219. I like the feature of both devices and that is they both run on Android. Its the only operating system I like to use.

  220. I like how you have access and the ability to watch TV and how it has a high quality camera for video chatting.

  221. lightweight and can add memory,

  222. I would love to win the alcatel one touch smartphone for me mom. it looks like a fantastic design and very user friendly which is what she needs. The big display is my favorite feature. Again, very useful for her.

  223. light weight!

  224. The 8 megapixel camera!

  225. Time for this senior to on board the electronic age..Would be nice to win!

  226. The 5-inch HD 720p display.

  227. I love the sleek design and the quad-core processor.

  228. I like the large screen!

  229. I absolutely love the price point of these devices!

  230. Love the color and how light it is.

  231. I love the 8MP camera on the phone, and that there is micro SD card support storage on the tablet.

  232. I love android!

  233. I love the large 8 inch display

  234. I like the edge-to-edge screen

  235. My favourite feature would be the ability to add memory to it. Some don’t allow you to do that, so it’s a nice feature.

  236. the screen size and battery life!

  237. I like the screen size, perfect

  238. love the size of the screen. 8″

  239. I like that the tablet is lightweight and thin and it can connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G

  240. Great Giveaway, hope i win

  241. i like the big 8 inch display.

  242. I love that you can use a memory card!! That’s the biggest issue i have with devices. I want LOTS of memory and I hate not having the option for more.

  243. My favourite feature is the price.

  244. My favourite feature of the Alcatel device is it’s impressive 5-inch HD 720p display.

  245. I like the option to add a microSD card.

  246. my fave feature is that you can connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G.

  247. I love that with the tablet you can add a microSD card for extra memory, I’ve never seen a tablet that had an extra storage option. That’s awesome because I take several pictures of my kids every day.

  248. I really like the Idol 2S has a high quality 8 megapixel camera which would help with capturing life’s special moments.

  249. I like that it can be 3G or wireless as well as the option of adding more memory!

  250. That it is slim

  251. I love that you can add memory should you need it later on.

  252. Love the spacious 7” display that provides a better viewing experience with lots of room for reading, watching videos and surfing the web…

  253. that you can add memory to the device!

  254. I like the 5 inch screen size of the smartphone. The idea of adding more memory to the tablet with an SD card – brilliant!!

  255. love it

  256. Now a smart phone that is truly “smart”.

  257. The ability to add memory is great!

  258. I love the tablet because you may download so many apps on it.

  259. I love that it can connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G.

  260. I love that you can add memory to it

  261. Love that large screen

  262. i love that it has the option to add a microSD card for more memory, cause we all know downloading apps can get addicting 😛

  263. The ability to add a microSD – as these products take over our screen lives the need for storage becomes greater so to know that it’s expandable is a great feature over some of it’s competitors.

  264. You can add memory!? Thats cool! But really loving the way the screen/camera look 😉

  265. I really like that it is android

  266. I just love everything about the phone- as my phone is broken..

  267. love the large displays

  268. I like that that the tablet is lightweight and the 8 inch display.

  269. it’s an android device.

  270. I like that the phone has a front facing camera for video chatting. I chat with my parents this way daily so it’s important to me.

  271. I love the 7″ display on the tablet and the fact that they’re Android and aren’t extremely expensive!

  272. I like the sleek design, the size and light weight, my son said he likes that if I win this he gets my old tablet 🙂

  273. i love the wifi connection

  274. I like that the tablet has a large screen and is thin and lightweight.

  275. The camera is my favorite feature. Love taking pictures.

  276. I really like the big screen size!

  277. A) I love that it’s an Android, and (B) It’s so great it has a 1.3GHZ quad core processor so it runs fast, it’s sooo frustrating when devices run slow, it drives me crazy! The Alcatel devices look great!

  278. My favourite feature on the tablet is the micro SD slot. Best part of the phone is the HD screen (my current one leaves something to be desired).

  279. Lightweight, sleek & modern!

  280. the screen size

  281. I like that it is lightweight, has a good camera and can use a memory card.

  282. The long battery life!

  283. you can add more memory to the tablet with a card.

  284. Has to be the camera feature!

  285. The camera – I always have to have a camera that works on my devices to catch my little guy!

  286. I love that it runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and an 8 mega pixel cam is amazing!

  287. I like the MicroSD slot. Space is nearly unlimited when you have one of those. Every device should have one, and I’m glad these ones do!

  288. I like that both of them start for $0 down. Like the tablet’s option to add a microSD card, and that the phone has an edge-to-edge design.

  289. The display is so clear

  290. I love that it’s so slim and lightweight!

  291. i like it’s light weight slim design

  292. I like it’s sleek design and it is affordable!

  293. I like that it is affordable!

  294. I like it’s light weight and the size of the screen!

  295. I like the HD display and that it fits comfortably in your hand.

  296. Love the fact that it’s light weight and can run multiple apps

  297. I like how you can add an sd card for more memory, that\s pretty cool feature, thanks.

  298. I like the fact that it is lightweight and has a great camera feature.

  299. I like the large screen!

  300. I love the size of the Idol! 5″ display but still so slim. Perfect size for my hand 🙂

  301. I love that you can connect over the cell network or WIFI with either device.

  302. Light weight

  303. I love that the camera has a panoramic setting.

  304. I love that the tablet would fit in my bag!

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