Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info

Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Info: With the announcement of the One Touch 995 Sapphire HD, the UK-based phone manufacture Alcatel, seems now to be moving in the realm of the high-end market Android smartphones. The Sapphire HD features a WVGA 4.3-inch display, has an entry-level 512 MB worth of RAM and uses a 1.4 GHz processor. It comes with an Android 2.3.5 or Gingerbread operating system though instead of the most recent version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Compared to the Alcatel Glory X 918N, the Sapphire HD is bigger and has a much faster processor. Design-wise, it is slim and so can be easily slipped into the pocket without the unpleasant heaviness or bulge. It is also pretty slick and has an appeal that can be compared to higher end smartphones.

Another interesting feature of the Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD is its user interface. The interface has been tweaked a little by Alcatel to give a rather pleasing view of the home screens. They are presented carousel style, and can be customized depending on the need of the user. There are some icons presented in a row at the top aside from the revolving home screen rectangles, and some options below that are mostly dedicated for communication. As for the menu display, Alcatel opted for waterfall effects and transitions.


The bezel surrounding the screen of the Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD is quite thin but not as thin as the other slicker smartphones. Above is a logo signifying the company name, and below are four Android-based capacitive keys with the usual white backlighting. These keys are, weirdly enough, arranged in a different manner compared to most Android phones: Menu, Home, Search, and Back. The phone has an all black look at the front while its back is shrouded in white, thus featuring a dual color appeal that is a great reliever from the monotony of many touch phones in the market.

The Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD has a budget-friendly price, making it an eligible competitor to even the midlevel Android smartphone category that includes phones from some bigger brand names including the LG Optimus Black, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V and Huawei Honor. Although the Sony competitor seems to shine out in this lot for having a low price for all its decent specs and an upcoming upgrade to the latest Android software to boot, the Sapphire HD stands out by having the biggest screen at this price range.

The Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD has a rear-facing 5 MP camera that has an accompanying LED flash. Aside from taking pictures, it is also capable of video recording at 720p. Moreover, the phone comes with an HDMI out so the user can easily view the pictures or videos he or she has taken on a flat screen HDTV. The back of the phone has an HD logo, signifying that it can take high definition pictures and videos alike and one can probably be able to play HD games smoothly on it. This perhaps is its main claim to fame aside from the huge screen. As for the phone’s connectivity, it uses the more standard HSDPA with a speed of up to 14.4 mbps decent enough for seamless conversations.

As mentioned, the Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD is equipped with a 1.4 GHz processor and uses Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset. It has 1 GB worth of user storage, which isn’t much but it’s bordering on the decent. Overall, the smartphone has enough hardware capability to run the standard multimedia and communication functions, and one should not rely on it too much for heavier activities like 3D gaming.

The Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD seems to be a promising Android smartphone, but for all its features and functions, it’s hard to single it out of the main competitions specially because other phones have slicker features or perhaps lower price tags.

Alcatel One Touch 995 Sapphire HD Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 400.00

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