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Introduction: The Alcatel OT-995 doesn't come from the well established names in the industry like say Samsung, but you might be surprised that the French company Alcatel has been around for quite a while and definitely has the experience to make a respectable device. Is this device such, though? In the One Touch 995 Ultra (OT-995), Alcatel delivers a spacious 4.3-inch display for an extremely affordable price. If you are hunting for specs, it looks like a bargain. But the bland design and aesthetically dull interface, make it a very utilitarian device even for its bargain price. Are you all about the specs and should you overlook this? We need to look into more detail before answering those big questions. The Alcatel One Touch 995 Ultra won't surprise anyone with its appearance. It looks and feels like just another smartphone from China - your typical plastic slab with rounded corners; it screams “ordinary” with every detail. It's not too thick at 0.39 inches (9.8mm), nor too heavy at 4.37 ounces, or 124 grams. It lays in the hand with a nice weight, though, and is comfortable to hold with the clean soft touch plastic back.
If you haven't got too much to spend on a smartphone, it's worth looking out for the handsets from Alcatel. The French phone maker has brought out some great budget-busting devices – a particular favourite being the One Touch 355, which does a good job of mimicking a BlackBerry. Here we have the flagship One Touch 955, which includes some decent features and specs in a solid handset. There's plenty on offer for your 150. Under the hood is a 1.4Ghz chip that runs Android Gingerbread smoothly. You might be disappointed you're not getting the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version, but Alcatel has done a good job of adding some useful tweaks to the OS. Desktops can be personalised as you wish with website and app shortcuts and a limited choice of widgets. What is new is on the favourite apps bar along the base of the screen – in the centre is a button, which, when tapped, brings up a 3D carousel. Flick through this to get to any desktop you choose. There are 12 desktops that can be added, with themes such as Pictures or Weather. It's a neat way to manage your phone's setup, and we like the animations.