The ALCATEL ONETOUCH Idol 3 is definitely, as our review will testify, a phone to consider, especially thanks to its capabilities, and more than attractive price point. However, the Idol 3 is a phone that will be available unlocked, without a contract. The Pop Astro, however, is a mid-ranger that the company just announced, and it will be available from T-Mobile.

Available in T-Mobile stores as well as online, you can grab it for $0 down, or $6.24 per month over 24 months ($149.76 MSRP). For the money, you get a mid-to-low-end device that features a 4.5-inch TFT screen with qHD resolution (that’s 960 x 540 pixels), quad-core MediaTek MTK6732 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB with MicroSD), 5MP camera, VGA front-facer, 2,000mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat on-board. The phone is capable of 4G LTE Cat 4, as well as HD Digital Voice, VoLTE compatible as well as Wi-Fi calling ready.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH and T-Mobile have built a strong partnership by offering great looking, high-quality, affordable devices like POP Astro to our customers. We’ve been committed to bringing more affordable LTE devices, such as the POP Astro, into the hands of customers, further democratizing smart mobile technology and giving budget conscious consumers better choices in their smartphone experience,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH.


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