- Analysis by Christelle Nina
As the slightly-more premium sibling of the Alcatel A30, the A30 Plus leans more towards mid-end territory. With a bigger display and better cameras (among other improvements), it's an option for those who find the mostly-basic specs of the original A30 lacking. But how does it fare versus other mid-rangers?
For starters, its performance-related specs look very promising on paper. It sports 2GB of RAM , which we feel is not a bad deal for this device's price range. Furthermore, its quad-core MediaTek MTK6738 processor runs at an encouraging clock speed of 1.5GHz .
On the other hand, we aren't so fond of its aesthetic characteristics. Its 8.4mm-thick body , combined with a cheap-looking plastic finish , easily puts it behind many of its colleagues. Note that a number of metal-clad phones already exist even in the cheaper subcategories. The size of its 3000mAh battery (which is pretty average for a phone of its kind) also fails to justify the amount of bulk that it carries around.
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As far as imaging pros and cons go, the A30 Plus has a decent 13-megapixel rear camera . However, its 5-megapixel selfie cam appears quite unconvincing next to its 8-megapixel competitors. Both cameras offer LED lighting , much to the delight of selfie and video-calling-enthusiasts.
Display-wise, the A30 Plus appears pretty average. With a 5.5-inch Asahi glass screen and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it's not half-bad -- but it isn't the best, either.
While it may be far from great for fans of aesthetics and those looking for an excellent display, this phone deserves a place on the market for prioritizing performance and for offering a front-facing LED flash. If these aforementioned pros and cons sound good to you, then the A30 Plus may be worth a try.
** This phone is also known as: Alcatel A30+
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