Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Hi guys!

Since there are a lot of people that have been asking me if which phone is better among the three (Samsung Galaxy Y, Alcatel OT-918N Blaze Glory, Lenovo A60); I decided to make a post showing the comparison and differences of these 3 new and cheap Android smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

I actually haven’t got to experience laying my hands on all of these phones except for the Alcatel OT-918N Blaze Glory, so we are going spec-wise with respect to price and other stuff needed to be considered in choosing which among these phones is the  beast deal.

I also found out about the Cherry Mobile Stellar, another dual SIM/dual standby Android phone that sells for P7,899 (promo price). It is actually a rebranded model of the Gigabyte GSmart G1345. I decided to not include it on this list, maybe next time. LOL

Price: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

So let’s go, first, let’s look at their current selling prices:

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
Selling Price P5,999 P5,999 P7,990

Looking at their prices, the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Alcatel Blaze Glory, have the same, while the Lenovo A60 has a P2,000 higher. You might want to consider this, if you are on a tight budget, or if not, let’s proceed to the next one.

SIM: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
SIM Support Single Dual Standby/Dual Active Dual Standby

The Alcatel Blaze Glory and the Lenovo A60 are both dual-sim variant of Android mobile phones. While the Samsung Galaxy Y only supports single SIM, though it was reported that a version of Samsung Galaxy Y that can support dual-sim will be released in the future. The Lenovo A60 though doesn’t supports Dual Active SIM.

But some might not be onto dual-sim capabilities, well it actually depends on the users’ preferences. Maybe, the dual-sim support will be useful to some, while on others, having a single sim is just enough.

Display: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
Display
  • Physical size: 3.00 inches
  • Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels
  • Technology: TFT
  • Colors: 262,144
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features: Proximity sensor
  • Physical size: 3.20 inches
  • Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
  • Technology: TFT
  • Colors: 262,144
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive
  • Features: Proximity sensor
  • Physical size: 3.50 inches
  • Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
  • Colors: 262,144
  • Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features: Proximity sensor

If its for the screen resolution, obviously, the Samsung Galaxy Y has the smallest physical screen size while the Lenovo A60 tops it with a 3.5inches screen. I am not sure if the 3.2inches screen of the Alcatel Blaze Glory is of much difference with of the Samsung Galaxy Y’s 3inches screen.

When it comes to colors, they all got the same 262K colors. All of them have Capacitive screens. The Alcatel OT-918N is claimed to be not of multi-touch support but I can zoom in-out on photos and games via my two fingers. It might be multi-touch also, only by 2-point. As for the resolution, the Samsung Galaxy Y loses the battle as it only supports a 240×320 pixels, this is a step ahead for the Lenovo A60 and Alcatel OT-918N with their 320×480 pixels support.

Battery: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
Battery 1200mAh 1300mAh 1500mAh

We now that Android smartphones are really batter-consuming device. That’s why a lot of people hates their Android phone just because its battery get drained so fast. They might not know how to optimize the use. LOL Anyways, within these three Android phones, the Lenovo A60 got the highest current capacity rating . But that doesnt necessarily means that it will have the longest uptime life among the three. It still depends on what amount of current is required to be drawn by the device. Then dividing that with the current capacity, you will get the discharge time.

That might go overboard so let’s not soak our feet on it too much. Still, battery capacity depends on how the user uses his Android phone. Moving on..

Hardware: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
Hardware
  • Processor: Single core, 832MHz
  • Built-in storage: 160 MB
  • Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)
  • Processor: 650MHz
  • System memory: 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage: 170 MB
  • Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC (up to 32GB)
  • Processor: Single core, 650 MHz
  • Graphics processor: Yes
  • Built-in storage: 188 MB
  • Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)

It might really be wrong to have the Lenovo A60 compared with the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Alcatel OT-918N. The prices isn’t the same, and the Lenovo A60 isn’t that really cheap. Topping that, the Lenovo A60 has GPU, while the other two don’t. Well, the Samsung Galaxy Y, though can have an emulated GPU via ChainFire3D and still be able to play HD Games. You can check out my previous post about playing HD games on Samsung Galaxy Y.

Looking at the processors capability, the Samsung Galaxy Y wins at its 832MHz, then the other two at 650MHz. Though I do not see it as a problem, having that lower processor specs, if you are just a normal Android smartphone user, the one who doesn’t want to push their device into its limits.

The built-in storage memory of all three phones is not that much of difference. All of them supports a microSD/SDHC and up to 32GB capacity.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
Camera
  • Camera: 2 megapixels
  • Features: Smile detection, Panorama
  • Camcorder: 320×240 (QVGA) (15 fps)
  • Camera: 3 megapixels
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixels
  • Features: Digital zoom, Exposure control, Night mode, Multi shot
  • Front-facing camera: 0.3 megapixels VGA

Taking a peek into their camera specs, the Alcatel Blaze Glory seems to easily loses into its plain 3MPxl support and not having additional features. The Samsung Galaxy Y, even at just 2MPxl, has additional features that maybe found useful by some. While the Lenovo A60, wins this camera battle of these three, for its 3.2MPxl camera, a front-facing camera and additional features that are really a boost.

All of them still should be good at daylight photo shots.

Connectivity: Samsung Galaxy Y vs. Alcatel Blaze Glory vs. Lenovo A60

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy Y Alcatel OT-918N Lenovo A60
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth:3.0
  • Wi-Fi:802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:USB 2.0
  • Connector:microUSB
  • Features:Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Computer sync, OTA sync
  • Bluetooth: 3.0
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB: USB 2.0
  • Connector: microUSB
  • Bluetooth: 2.1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Mobile hotspot: Yes

I am not sure if someone might need to know these at first. All of them supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies. The Alcatel OT-918 can also be as well be a hotspot (tethering), and is capable also via USB charging.

Rounding it up…

So, to sum it up, as what I had said in the middle of this long post, I might be wrong at comparing the Lenovo A60 between the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Alcatel Blaze Glory. Why?

Because the Lenovo A60 sells for a different price tag, it is obviously higher than the other two, so it must have more advanced features that the other two dont have, and yes it was indeed.

But, the if its for the price, considering getting a Samsung Galaxy Y or a Blaze Glory OT-918N form ALCATEL is not bad though.

If you are to ask me, whether what will I buy among those in any case, I still cannot make up my mind. Why?

I like Alcatel OT-918N, and it seems better than the Samsung Galaxy Y, but since it is new as of now, there isn’t much hardware hacks available unlike the Samsung Galaxy Y which you can root and maximize its potential.

The Alcatel OT-918N might be on its real rice, in time we still doesn’t know. Its real price is said to be P7,999. The P5,999 price of the Alcatel OT-918N is just an introductory promo price. Then if this goes live, it makes a battle with the Lenovo A60, both having same price tags, the Lenovo A60 might be a better choice.

The Samsung Galaxy Y should be enough, since it is Samsung. The Lenovo A60, is just a rebranded model of the Spice Mobile Mi-350, and Lenovo only just got into the mobile scene again for now. They might be releasing new and better phones, I am hoping for a not rebranded types anymore. Alcatel OT-918N might be not for those who doesnt know Alcatel, and just hearing its name that its a China made phone, though Alcatel was originally a France-based company. So people’s choice might still be affected of how mobile phones branding got popular, in our case, here in Philippines.

And the winner is…

Well, it all depends on you, on what you need, and what you can afford. Selecting a mobile phone shouldn’t be influenced by others, it should be of your own desire and will, as per you will be the one who will buy it and use it. Just treat me like a guide or a tip, and I hope this post somehow helped you. ^_^

 

  • Credits: http://www.phonearena.com – for the specs information. :D
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