After putting all their faith in VR with the Idol 4S, Alcatel is back with the 5S, a smartphone that focuses on being a phone. A shocker, I know. At first, the 5S impresses just on looks. The mix of glass and metal on the body results in a phone that feels solid and looks nice. I particularly like the “speaker holes” at the top and bottom (in portrait mode). They sound as good as they look, too. A nice treat! Including modern ports like USB-C while also keeping a headphone jack (yay!) is a plus.
Mid-range phones are a hard sell sometimes, especially when you’re talking about a company that’s not a household brand. Nuu, aside from making me want to make a lot of Yiddish jokes, has been a bit more focused on the overseas market. The have two phones here in the US, the M3 and the X5. The M3 is decidedly low-end, at $109, but well-reviewed. The X5 has much better specs, but how do they translate to the real world? I was surprised by how well-packaged the X5 was.
Hi there. I normally have a format I follow for these reviews. If I divert from it, like now, it’s for a very important reason: full disclosure. Normally, when we get things to review, we disclose at the end if we got to keep them. This time, I was provided with so much that I need to come right out and say that Vivint gave me not just a free security system, not just two free digital assistants plus a smart thermostat and a free lighting system, but also a free install. That’s a lot of stuff.
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Selecting a term
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