Shake It Up: MetroPCS’ $140 Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL Comes With Polaroid Photo Effect


You don’t have to shake the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL to get a Polaroid picture. Just open the Polaroid-branded camera mode and apply that classic white border. (You can add other filters and borders, too, and compose layouts of multiple shots.)

The Polaroid software is the standout perk in the $140 prepaid entry level phone for MetroPCS (and later for parent company T-Mobile), whose other hopeful claim to fame is its large 5.5-inch display.

This isn’t new by any means, but jumbo handsets like this typically carry expensive high-end components that jack up the price.

Otherwise, the Fierce XL’s hardware is all about keeping costs low, though there is an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera for documenting the world around you.

The Fierce XL, which follows up the lacklusterFierce 2, launches November 2 with MetroPCS before popping onto T-Mobile later in the holiday season.

Check out the specs below:

  • 5.5-inch 1,280×720 pixels
  • Android L 5.1.1 software
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor
  • 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM
  • Up to 32GB with MicroSD
  • 2,500mAh batter