Recently a new budget oriented device was launched on T-Mobile USA. It's the Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro. At $149.76 outright, the POP Astro is aimed squarely at buyers who need an inexpensive smartphone with only the most basic set of feature and hardware specifications. With that in mind, you can see the details of the POP Astro's specs below. Alcatel OneTouch POP Astro SoC MediaTek MTK6732 4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.5GHz ARM Mali-T760 GPU Memory and Storage 4GB NAND + MicroSD, 1GB RAM Display 4.5" 960x540 LCD Cellular Connectivity 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (MediaTek Category 4 LTE) Dimensions 133.6 x 65.3 x 7.62 mm, 145g Camera 5MP Fixed Focus Rear Facing VGA (0.3MP) Front Facing Battery 2000 mAh Other Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n + BT 4.1, microUSB 2.0, GPS/GNSS Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat While we haven't been able to test MediaTek's MTK6732 in depth...

The HTC Droid DNA Announced: 5-inch, 1080p, S4 Pro

You've seen the leaks, but now it's real. HTC and Verizon have just announced the Droid DNA, a 5-inch behemoth sporting an incredible 1080p Super LCD3 display. Powering those...

31 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/13/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 9

This past month has been insane thanks to many of our travel schedules. With things finally settling down I was able to get together with Brian and Vivek to...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/7/2012

Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Performance Preview

Earlier this week Google announced two new flagship Nexus devices: the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet. We received review samples of both earlier this week, and...

244 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 11/2/2012

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 - Fixes Keyboard Artifacts, Other Bugs (Update: iOS 6.1 Beta 1 Released As Well)

This morning Apple pushed iOS 6.0.1 (10A525) live for iPads, iPod Touches, and iPhones that can run iOS 6.0. The update fixes a number of bugs that we noted...

19 by Brian Klug on 11/1/2012

Nexus 4 and Nexus 10: A Closer Look

If we'd never heard the name Sandy, we'd have featured two live blogs today, and had a few hours to spend with the latest members of the Nexus family...

102 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC Preview

For a long time Microsoft was in an enviable position in the smartphone space. It had almost all the pieces of the puzzle you’d expect for delivering a truly...

96 by Brian Klug on 10/29/2012

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 Event - Liveblog

We're in San Francisco for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event today, where the software giant will unveil the latest in its smartphone platform. There's a lot more in store...

11 by Brian Klug on 10/29/2012

LG and Google Announce the Nexus 4, Starts at $299

This isn't how they wanted to do it, but LG and Google are going ahead with the announcement of the Nexus 4, and it's a steal. The lineage of...

91 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/29/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

So I have a confession to make. What seems like an eternity ago, I received a Galaxy Note review unit for AT&T, but never quite finished my review. While...

131 by Brian Klug on 10/24/2012

The iPhone 5 Review

The last significant redesign of the iPhone platform came in 2010 with the iPhone 4. It was an update that literally touched all aspects of the device, from SoC...

279 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 10/16/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 8

As we march towards our review of the iPhone 5 (and some other really cool stuff you'll be seeing later this month), episode 8 of our weekly podcast got...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2012

HTC One X+ headed to AT&T along with new HTC One VX

Earlier today HTC made the One X+ official, which includes a faster Tegra 3 SoC, 64 GB of NAND for the AT&T version, LTE from an MDM9215, improved 1.6...

12 by Brian Klug on 10/2/2012

HTC Makes the Global One X+ Official - 1.7 GHz AP37 Tegra 3, 64 GB of Storage

For a while now there has been chatter about HTC updating its One X line, and today those plans have become official with the HTC One X+. The update...

28 by Brian Klug on 10/2/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7

We're back with another podcast. This time we start out with a discussion of Borderlands 2 and philosophies on sidequests in games. We briefly talk about TI defocusing its...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 6

Sorry for the delay this week! With Brian in Seoul, me getting back from NYC and Ian in London it was difficult to all get together for our usual...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

The iPhone 5 Display: Thoroughly Analyzed

When Apple rolled out the iPhone 5, they announced that it had a full sRGB gamut, which the new iPad almost achieves and would be a substantial improvement over...

99 by Chris Heinonen on 9/27/2012

The iPhone 5 Performance Preview

This morning we finally got our hands on Apple's iPhone 5. While we are eager to get started on battery life testing, that'll happen late tonight after a full...

238 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

Apple A6 Die Revealed: 3-core GPU, < 100mm^2

Our good friends at UBM TechInsights sent over the first diffusion images of Apple's new A6 SoC. It's still too early to tell a lot but we have confirmation...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/21/2012

LG Optimus G - JavaScript Performance Improving in Final Software

A few days ago we posted some preview performance numbers from the LG Optimus G with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad core Krait SoC at 1.5 GHz. While...

23 by Brian Klug on 9/20/2012

Hands On with the Windows Phone 8X and 8S

Earlier this morning Microsoft and HTC announced the new Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. The specs of the two phones is below, but basically you're looking at...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

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