Straight Talk Alcatel Sonic A851L LTE Prepaid Smartphone

US $99.88

Availability: In Stock

UPC: 616960072034

Brand Name: Straight Talk

Product Model: STALA851GP4P

Product Category: No-Contract Phones

The Alcatel Sonic takes the power of 4G LTE and combines it with the value and freedom of prepaid for an experience without compromise. The 4.6-inch FWVGA touchscreen display is perfect for viewing high-resolution videos, offering a breathtaking experience. The 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, combined with removable storage, provide the speed and storage space to quickly download and enjoy all your content. With a 5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera, you'll be able to take photos of everything you love and share them instantly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The 2200mAh battery provides all-day power, even for the most data-heavy users. Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system provides an even smarter smartphone experience, allowing you to experience the web like never before with features like Google Now, putting all of your information at your fingertips.
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
4.6" capacitive touchscreen display
5 megapixel camera with autofocus/VGA front-facing camera
1.4GHz dual-core processor
Internal Memory 4GB + 1GB RAM
microSD slot up to 32GB
WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
microUSB
GPS with A-GPS
micro SIM
FM Radio
Airplane mode
Vibrate mode
HAC M3/T3
HD Voice
Battery: 2200mAh
Talk Time: up to 14 h
Standby Time: up to 20 days
  • Service Carrier: Straight Talk
  • Multi Pack Indicator: No
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Model No.: A851G
  • Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
  • Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.27 x 2.74 x 0.43
  • Walmart No.: 552591581

what carrier does it use i travel alot need at&t


Answer : I live in the country that the main tower is AT&T so it should work fine.


Answer : AT&T


Answer : This phone uses AT&T's GSM signals. It means that wherever AT&T carries service, so will this phone.


Answer : You are in luck. This Straight Talk Alcatel OneTouch Sonic uses the AT&T network. It's 4G LTE capable so it's a good deal for an LTE phone with the features it has.



Does this phone use AT&T network? Or, what is the code in the bottom left hand corner on the front o

GSM?


Answer : This phone does use AT&T network The code on the bottom left front of the box is LTE-A It does use a SIM card and GSM is part of the included supported frequencies GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz UMTS: 850/1900/2100 MHz LTE: 1700/700 MHz Data: GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE. At least as I have read. I own this phone and it is on AT&T


Answer : Code at left hand bottom of box states LTE-A.. SEE http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/58327/lte for a better understanding. I have one of these phones and it's AT&T and works extremely well. From my understanding AT&T and T-Mobile but this particular phone AT&T.


Answer : Rob, this phone does use AT&T but the code in the bottom left corner of the box will reflect it being a LTE capable phone. Therefore, it will not have the "GSM" code but rather will be "LTE-A" which denotes that the phone is LTE capable on the AT&T network. Here is a photo of the front of the box from the Turk Forums (copy-and-paste): http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t486/TurkForums/07e5bdc4-f757-4c3c-a7d2-fefef8fb5b94_zpsac72034a.jpg .


Answer : at& t or t mobile



does the Sonic lte have facetime?


Answer : Facetime is only for Apple products as iPhones etc. You can use Skype or many other comparable apps from the Google Play store.


Answer : facetime is an apple ios app...not android.


Answer : The Straight Talk Alcatel Prepaid Sonic LTE Android Smartphone does not have "Facetime" which is an Apple iOS app.


Answer : Lu, unfortunately, the actual FaceTime application is currently only available on iOS. This being an Android phone, it can't use FaceTime to video chat with iPhone users but can use other apps for Android that provide the same type of function to use with other Android users.



I hate this phone!

Every time I'm talking to someone the phone hangs up. I thought maybe it was me hitting something with my face so I tried holding it away from my face and it still does it. I am returning this phone!!


Horrible Front Facing Camera

Do not get this phone if you do snapchat or take front facing pics. The front facing camera is a VGA, which i didn't know until I bought it, you do not want that! You want a minimum of 1 megapixel. It's very fuzzy and blurry. I immediately returned the phone.


no case

Phone is great but need a hard case that is capatible with it.


Quality is worth the price

I have had this phone for a couple weeks now and I have to say this phone is definitely worth the money. The description says 4GB storage but its really like 1.75GB. Overall I have recommended this phone and my one friend said thank you for recommending this its awesome. I love this phone have not had one problem yet. I only wish the camera was more than just a VGA.


it ok

only thing bad about it the volume to low on it turn all the way up still not loud cant seem to hear it cant seem to find a case for it but other wise it great so far


bad phone

I receive a defective phone and Walmart would not take phone back forgive me another one. Straight talk given me the run a rounds.


moving up!

This is my 1st smartphone plus I'm technically challenged but thisphone iseasyto set up and the features are great!


Great phone!!!!

I've had this phone about a week. So far so good. No crashes, works great.\nA few things that it lacks is being able to set different ring tones for email or text. No visual voice mail either. It's well worth going without those options in my opinion. I was kind of skeptical of the phone at first, now I am glad I made my choice.\n\nPhone insurance add on from straight talk website is $19 verses walmart's $51. Coverage is the same from what I can tell. Just a heads up.


Fantastic phone

The phone serves all of my needs and then some. I had to replace my old phone which was an LG. I thought about purchasing another, then seen the Alcatel and decided to try it instead. I am 110% satisfied with this purchase. My LG gave me problems from day one freezing up. The Alcatel has been a total blessing. No freezing up anymore YAY!!!! I would recommend this one to anyone.


Great smartphone! But no case

I have been looking for an hour and can not find a case. It'd be great if they could make one. the make cases for all of the other alcatel phone but this one. I dont want to break my screen again. Ill rate 5 stars when they're available


great product! great price!

Great phone at a great price! Great service so far.... only problem is I can't find a cover for it.


Esy to navigate'

I am really enjoying my new phone. The only problem that I have, is not being able to find a cover for it.


Everything that I wanted

I've really enjoyed this phone so far. I've had it for about 3 weeks. I upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy Centura. The data and internet are fast, as well as downloading from the app store. I can watch YouTube videos and my calls are clear. I live in East Tennessee and I haven't had much trouble with the service itself, except for in the mountains (that's to be expected).\n\nI, too, had the only complaint that there wasn't a case yet for this phone, but I found one on eBay for $9. Just search for Alcatel One Touch Sonic case, and you'll find two different sellers. The only downside is that it comes in just one color. But they are available NOW instead of the end of September.


Excellent mid-range Android phone w/ decent specs.

I was given this phone as a replacement after my previous one (Motorola Moto G 4G LTE) was stolen. After comparing the specs for the two, the Alcatel Onetouch Sonic LTE doesn't come close. However, this Straight Talk exclusive is would have to be a smart choice for anybody who wants one of the best phones available through ST that's NOT a Samsung or an Apple device. NOTE: The front camera is VGA, thus don't expect to take any good "selfies" with it. The internal memory is a minimal 1GB, so you WILL need to purchase a microSD card along with a case (which normally goes for under $10). Unlike the microSD card, you can only purchase a case from either Amazon or eBay. I recommend buying from Amazon through seller "Cover-U USA Seller." They provide fast shipping and offers the same cases as other sellers. Also, this phone is bigger than most, however it's nowhere near as big as a Samsung Galaxy. Overall, I'd recommend this phone for anyone who wants a great phone with a cheap price.


Nice phone, but...

In the description here it says it has 4gb of built in memory, mine only has 1.73gb. On the Straight Talk site it doesn't mention this at all, so I think the description needs updated here on the Walmart site. It does say 4G capability, but not 4GB of built in memory/storage. I'll be installing a 32gb micro sd card, so not really a problem. Other than that, so far the phone seems nice. I've had it about a week. Screen is nice size. Auto-rotate is not activated out of the box, so you'll need to go into settings and change it to work when turning the phone sideways. Coverage and signal seems decent so far on AT&T network. Thumbs up so far!


One of the better straight talk phones

So, I've had this product about a week now, and toyed with it quite a bit. Initially, it's got a large screen, fast processor, decent battery life, a good camera, and loads of features. It's not an S4, but at less than half the price It's well worth the money.\nIt has a built in flashlight, and a flash for the rear facing 5mp camera that focuses quickly and with little shutter lag even in low light conditions. The front facing camera, however, is a VGA with 3mp of very poor quality. With no dedicated camera button on the side, this is not the phone for a "selfie" person. Trying to hit the center of a very large touch screen while it's turned away would frustrate you.\nOut of the box there is 1.73gb of User storage available. With an SD card slot you've got room to house pictures, videos, and music, but most apps require running off of an internal memory, So that 1.73gb goes quickly.\nSound quality is good on calls, the speaker phone could be a little louder. The batter does get a bit hot while playing games or operating as a gps, but it doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary as of yet. The very thin plastic back probably makes it more noticable.\nThe screen seems very responsive, and pretty resistant to scratches, and as there is no case out for this phone as of yet, that's going to be important.\nMy main complaint about this phone at this time is that It comes preloaded with alot of software that i just don't find necessary, and it cannot be removed. When you attempt to plug the phone into a computer there is no device driver available and it can only be accessed as your media storage. That's right. NO DEVICE DRIVER. After searching the Alcatel website, having no online technical support available and then having the 800 support number rerouted, I finally found out that no device driver will be made available and that's the only access I will be allowed to my phone's internal storage. I'm contemplating returning it. The average smart phone user wouldn't care though.\nIt does run off of the AT&T network for those that need clarification. This review is on the device itself and is wholly separate from any Straight Talk or AT&T service reviews.


Outstanding Choice

This is my family's third Straight Talk phone and I needed a smart phone and I considered all the available Straight Talk smart phone choices and the Alcatel Sonic exceeds my expectations and the value for price can't be matched. We will likely purchase another for my wife. It was a chore and took many hours over 4 days on the phone with Straight Talk and TracFone to get my number ported from another provider. This phone and all of its features has served me well the last few days as I become familiar with it. I installed a 16gb sd card and will purchase an auto charger. I highly recommend the Alcatel Sonic.


Decent phone

I was wanting an S3 after shattering the screen on my Optimus Showtime but my local Wal-Mart didnt have any in stock and had just received a shipment of these in. After reading what reviews I could find, I decided to give it a try. I was a bit reluctant as these use AT&T towers and all my other ST phones used Verizon. Ive gotten in some low signal bar areas but have yet to go anyplace that I didnt have service. The 4G is pretty impressive. Nice 4.6" screen too. I just wish the front camera took better pics and wish you could customize the settings a bit more but for $179 its well worth the price and I think I'm going to hang onto it for awhile and forget about the S3 for now


This phone Rocks !!!

I go hugely on reviews, so in looking at all the phones associated with straight talk, so i looked at each phone carefully and most have been out for sale for quite some time so there is reviews on other sites, however not this one yet, also i have been looking at phones and reviews about a year or so Ok, i wanted a 4G capable LARGE screen mainly, i don't really use a ton of apps so Facebook is my main one, it's SUPER fast, the screen is very easy to see ( as i wear distance contacts) and it's also very easy to navigate from screen to screen and app to app, i haven't tried everything yet, the voice text is great, i usually use finger text some swype, but it's a pain, internal memory is supposed to be 4 gigs but it has like 1.75 left after they add all their factory type apps, i'll delete some later, i had a Samsung Huawei ascend prior to this, but dropped it and screen shattered, so i bought this one and so far it's a GREAT phone.


A great middle of the road smart phone

The phone works great. The speaker phone is easy to hear, but others say they can't hear me sometimes, "You sound like you're in a tunnel." Android is stable. I haven't had but one crash and I believe that was to do with a faulty App.\n\nThe camera takes good pictures. I like to get action shots and like using the burst mode. It will take 10 shots quickly. It's a bit slower in processing those shots than the G3 but like I said, "middle of the road." It costs $120 less than the G3 and considerably less than an iPhone or the latest G5.\n\nThe battery holds up through the whole day if I keep the auto sync function off. But I don't run Facebook, Twitter or any other social app. I check my email when I want rather than having it pestering me all day.\n\nVoice to text recognition is very good.\n\nThough I found a clip on leather holder for the phone I've not been able to find a protective skin yet.\n\nAll in all, I like this phone and if you have limited funds I recommend it.


I hate this phone!

Every time I'm talking to someone the phone hangs up. I thought maybe it was me hitting something with my face so I tried holding it away from my face and it still does it. I am returning this phone!!


Horrible Front Facing Camera

Do not get this phone if you do snapchat or take front facing pics. The front facing camera is a VGA, which i didn't know until I bought it, you do not want that! You want a minimum of 1 megapixel. It's very fuzzy and blurry. I immediately returned the phone.


no case

Phone is great but need a hard case that is capatible with it.


Quality is worth the price

I have had this phone for a couple weeks now and I have to say this phone is definitely worth the money. The description says 4GB storage but its really like 1.75GB. Overall I have recommended this phone and my one friend said thank you for recommending this its awesome. I love this phone have not had one problem yet. I only wish the camera was more than just a VGA.


it ok

only thing bad about it the volume to low on it turn all the way up still not loud cant seem to hear it cant seem to find a case for it but other wise it great so far


bad phone

I receive a defective phone and Walmart would not take phone back forgive me another one. Straight talk given me the run a rounds.


moving up!

This is my 1st smartphone plus I'm technically challenged but thisphone iseasyto set up and the features are great!


Great phone!!!!

I've had this phone about a week. So far so good. No crashes, works great.\nA few things that it lacks is being able to set different ring tones for email or text. No visual voice mail either. It's well worth going without those options in my opinion. I was kind of skeptical of the phone at first, now I am glad I made my choice.\n\nPhone insurance add on from straight talk website is $19 verses walmart's $51. Coverage is the same from what I can tell. Just a heads up.


Fantastic phone

The phone serves all of my needs and then some. I had to replace my old phone which was an LG. I thought about purchasing another, then seen the Alcatel and decided to try it instead. I am 110% satisfied with this purchase. My LG gave me problems from day one freezing up. The Alcatel has been a total blessing. No freezing up anymore YAY!!!! I would recommend this one to anyone.


Everything that I wanted

I've really enjoyed this phone so far. I've had it for about 3 weeks. I upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy Centura. The data and internet are fast, as well as downloading from the app store. I can watch YouTube videos and my calls are clear. I live in East Tennessee and I haven't had much trouble with the service itself, except for in the mountains (that's to be expected).\n\nI, too, had the only complaint that there wasn't a case yet for this phone, but I found one on eBay for $9. Just search for Alcatel One Touch Sonic case, and you'll find two different sellers. The only downside is that it comes in just one color. But they are available NOW instead of the end of September.


Excellent mid-range Android phone w/ decent specs.

I was given this phone as a replacement after my previous one (Motorola Moto G 4G LTE) was stolen. After comparing the specs for the two, the Alcatel Onetouch Sonic LTE doesn't come close. However, this Straight Talk exclusive is would have to be a smart choice for anybody who wants one of the best phones available through ST that's NOT a Samsung or an Apple device. NOTE: The front camera is VGA, thus don't expect to take any good "selfies" with it. The internal memory is a minimal 1GB, so you WILL need to purchase a microSD card along with a case (which normally goes for under $10). Unlike the microSD card, you can only purchase a case from either Amazon or eBay. I recommend buying from Amazon through seller "Cover-U USA Seller." They provide fast shipping and offers the same cases as other sellers. Also, this phone is bigger than most, however it's nowhere near as big as a Samsung Galaxy. Overall, I'd recommend this phone for anyone who wants a great phone with a cheap price.


Nice phone, but...

In the description here it says it has 4gb of built in memory, mine only has 1.73gb. On the Straight Talk site it doesn't mention this at all, so I think the description needs updated here on the Walmart site. It does say 4G capability, but not 4GB of built in memory/storage. I'll be installing a 32gb micro sd card, so not really a problem. Other than that, so far the phone seems nice. I've had it about a week. Screen is nice size. Auto-rotate is not activated out of the box, so you'll need to go into settings and change it to work when turning the phone sideways. Coverage and signal seems decent so far on AT&T network. Thumbs up so far!


One of the better straight talk phones

So, I've had this product about a week now, and toyed with it quite a bit. Initially, it's got a large screen, fast processor, decent battery life, a good camera, and loads of features. It's not an S4, but at less than half the price It's well worth the money.\nIt has a built in flashlight, and a flash for the rear facing 5mp camera that focuses quickly and with little shutter lag even in low light conditions. The front facing camera, however, is a VGA with 3mp of very poor quality. With no dedicated camera button on the side, this is not the phone for a "selfie" person. Trying to hit the center of a very large touch screen while it's turned away would frustrate you.\nOut of the box there is 1.73gb of User storage available. With an SD card slot you've got room to house pictures, videos, and music, but most apps require running off of an internal memory, So that 1.73gb goes quickly.\nSound quality is good on calls, the speaker phone could be a little louder. The batter does get a bit hot while playing games or operating as a gps, but it doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary as of yet. The very thin plastic back probably makes it more noticable.\nThe screen seems very responsive, and pretty resistant to scratches, and as there is no case out for this phone as of yet, that's going to be important.\nMy main complaint about this phone at this time is that It comes preloaded with alot of software that i just don't find necessary, and it cannot be removed. When you attempt to plug the phone into a computer there is no device driver available and it can only be accessed as your media storage. That's right. NO DEVICE DRIVER. After searching the Alcatel website, having no online technical support available and then having the 800 support number rerouted, I finally found out that no device driver will be made available and that's the only access I will be allowed to my phone's internal storage. I'm contemplating returning it. The average smart phone user wouldn't care though.\nIt does run off of the AT&T network for those that need clarification. This review is on the device itself and is wholly separate from any Straight Talk or AT&T service reviews.


Outstanding Choice

This is my family's third Straight Talk phone and I needed a smart phone and I considered all the available Straight Talk smart phone choices and the Alcatel Sonic exceeds my expectations and the value for price can't be matched. We will likely purchase another for my wife. It was a chore and took many hours over 4 days on the phone with Straight Talk and TracFone to get my number ported from another provider. This phone and all of its features has served me well the last few days as I become familiar with it. I installed a 16gb sd card and will purchase an auto charger. I highly recommend the Alcatel Sonic.


Decent phone

I was wanting an S3 after shattering the screen on my Optimus Showtime but my local Wal-Mart didnt have any in stock and had just received a shipment of these in. After reading what reviews I could find, I decided to give it a try. I was a bit reluctant as these use AT&T towers and all my other ST phones used Verizon. Ive gotten in some low signal bar areas but have yet to go anyplace that I didnt have service. The 4G is pretty impressive. Nice 4.6" screen too. I just wish the front camera took better pics and wish you could customize the settings a bit more but for $179 its well worth the price and I think I'm going to hang onto it for awhile and forget about the S3 for now


This phone Rocks !!!

I go hugely on reviews, so in looking at all the phones associated with straight talk, so i looked at each phone carefully and most have been out for sale for quite some time so there is reviews on other sites, however not this one yet, also i have been looking at phones and reviews about a year or so Ok, i wanted a 4G capable LARGE screen mainly, i don't really use a ton of apps so Facebook is my main one, it's SUPER fast, the screen is very easy to see ( as i wear distance contacts) and it's also very easy to navigate from screen to screen and app to app, i haven't tried everything yet, the voice text is great, i usually use finger text some swype, but it's a pain, internal memory is supposed to be 4 gigs but it has like 1.75 left after they add all their factory type apps, i'll delete some later, i had a Samsung Huawei ascend prior to this, but dropped it and screen shattered, so i bought this one and so far it's a GREAT phone.


A great middle of the road smart phone

The phone works great. The speaker phone is easy to hear, but others say they can't hear me sometimes, "You sound like you're in a tunnel." Android is stable. I haven't had but one crash and I believe that was to do with a faulty App.\n\nThe camera takes good pictures. I like to get action shots and like using the burst mode. It will take 10 shots quickly. It's a bit slower in processing those shots than the G3 but like I said, "middle of the road." It costs $120 less than the G3 and considerably less than an iPhone or the latest G5.\n\nThe battery holds up through the whole day if I keep the auto sync function off. But I don't run Facebook, Twitter or any other social app. I check my email when I want rather than having it pestering me all day.\n\nVoice to text recognition is very good.\n\nThough I found a clip on leather holder for the phone I've not been able to find a protective skin yet.\n\nAll in all, I like this phone and if you have limited funds I recommend it.


This phone Rocks !!!

I go hugely on reviews, so in looking at all the phones associated with straight talk, so i looked at each phone carefully and most have been out for sale for quite some time so there is reviews on other sites, however not this one yet, also i have been looking at phones and reviews about a year or so Ok, i wanted a 4G capable LARGE screen mainly, i don't really use a ton of apps so Facebook is my main one, it's SUPER fast, the screen is very easy to see ( as i wear distance contacts) and it's also very easy to navigate from screen to screen and app to app, i haven't tried everything yet, the voice text is great, i usually use finger text some swype, but it's a pain, internal memory is supposed to be 4 gigs but it has like 1.75 left after they add all their factory type apps, i'll delete some later, i had a Samsung Huawei ascend prior to this, but dropped it and screen shattered, so i bought this one and so far it's a GREAT phone.


A great middle of the road smart phone

The phone works great. The speaker phone is easy to hear, but others say they can't hear me sometimes, "You sound like you're in a tunnel." Android is stable. I haven't had but one crash and I believe that was to do with a faulty App.\n\nThe camera takes good pictures. I like to get action shots and like using the burst mode. It will take 10 shots quickly. It's a bit slower in processing those shots than the G3 but like I said, "middle of the road." It costs $120 less than the G3 and considerably less than an iPhone or the latest G5.\n\nThe battery holds up through the whole day if I keep the auto sync function off. But I don't run Facebook, Twitter or any other social app. I check my email when I want rather than having it pestering me all day.\n\nVoice to text recognition is very good.\n\nThough I found a clip on leather holder for the phone I've not been able to find a protective skin yet.\n\nAll in all, I like this phone and if you have limited funds I recommend it.


I hate this phone!

Every time I'm talking to someone the phone hangs up. I thought maybe it was me hitting something with my face so I tried holding it away from my face and it still does it. I am returning this phone!!


Horrible Front Facing Camera

Do not get this phone if you do snapchat or take front facing pics. The front facing camera is a VGA, which i didn't know until I bought it, you do not want that! You want a minimum of 1 megapixel. It's very fuzzy and blurry. I immediately returned the phone.


no case

Phone is great but need a hard case that is capatible with it.


Quality is worth the price

I have had this phone for a couple weeks now and I have to say this phone is definitely worth the money. The description says 4GB storage but its really like 1.75GB. Overall I have recommended this phone and my one friend said thank you for recommending this its awesome. I love this phone have not had one problem yet. I only wish the camera was more than just a VGA.


it ok

only thing bad about it the volume to low on it turn all the way up still not loud cant seem to hear it cant seem to find a case for it but other wise it great so far


bad phone

I receive a defective phone and Walmart would not take phone back forgive me another one. Straight talk given me the run a rounds.


moving up!

This is my 1st smartphone plus I'm technically challenged but thisphone iseasyto set up and the features are great!


Great phone!!!!

I've had this phone about a week. So far so good. No crashes, works great.\nA few things that it lacks is being able to set different ring tones for email or text. No visual voice mail either. It's well worth going without those options in my opinion. I was kind of skeptical of the phone at first, now I am glad I made my choice.\n\nPhone insurance add on from straight talk website is $19 verses walmart's $51. Coverage is the same from what I can tell. Just a heads up.


Fantastic phone

The phone serves all of my needs and then some. I had to replace my old phone which was an LG. I thought about purchasing another, then seen the Alcatel and decided to try it instead. I am 110% satisfied with this purchase. My LG gave me problems from day one freezing up. The Alcatel has been a total blessing. No freezing up anymore YAY!!!! I would recommend this one to anyone.


Great smartphone! But no case

I have been looking for an hour and can not find a case. It'd be great if they could make one. the make cases for all of the other alcatel phone but this one. I dont want to break my screen again. Ill rate 5 stars when they're available


great product! great price!

Great phone at a great price! Great service so far.... only problem is I can't find a cover for it.


Esy to navigate'

I am really enjoying my new phone. The only problem that I have, is not being able to find a cover for it.


Everything that I wanted

I've really enjoyed this phone so far. I've had it for about 3 weeks. I upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy Centura. The data and internet are fast, as well as downloading from the app store. I can watch YouTube videos and my calls are clear. I live in East Tennessee and I haven't had much trouble with the service itself, except for in the mountains (that's to be expected).\n\nI, too, had the only complaint that there wasn't a case yet for this phone, but I found one on eBay for $9. Just search for Alcatel One Touch Sonic case, and you'll find two different sellers. The only downside is that it comes in just one color. But they are available NOW instead of the end of September.


Excellent mid-range Android phone w/ decent specs.

I was given this phone as a replacement after my previous one (Motorola Moto G 4G LTE) was stolen. After comparing the specs for the two, the Alcatel Onetouch Sonic LTE doesn't come close. However, this Straight Talk exclusive is would have to be a smart choice for anybody who wants one of the best phones available through ST that's NOT a Samsung or an Apple device. NOTE: The front camera is VGA, thus don't expect to take any good "selfies" with it. The internal memory is a minimal 1GB, so you WILL need to purchase a microSD card along with a case (which normally goes for under $10). Unlike the microSD card, you can only purchase a case from either Amazon or eBay. I recommend buying from Amazon through seller "Cover-U USA Seller." They provide fast shipping and offers the same cases as other sellers. Also, this phone is bigger than most, however it's nowhere near as big as a Samsung Galaxy. Overall, I'd recommend this phone for anyone who wants a great phone with a cheap price.


Nice phone, but...

In the description here it says it has 4gb of built in memory, mine only has 1.73gb. On the Straight Talk site it doesn't mention this at all, so I think the description needs updated here on the Walmart site. It does say 4G capability, but not 4GB of built in memory/storage. I'll be installing a 32gb micro sd card, so not really a problem. Other than that, so far the phone seems nice. I've had it about a week. Screen is nice size. Auto-rotate is not activated out of the box, so you'll need to go into settings and change it to work when turning the phone sideways. Coverage and signal seems decent so far on AT&T network. Thumbs up so far!


One of the better straight talk phones

So, I've had this product about a week now, and toyed with it quite a bit. Initially, it's got a large screen, fast processor, decent battery life, a good camera, and loads of features. It's not an S4, but at less than half the price It's well worth the money.\nIt has a built in flashlight, and a flash for the rear facing 5mp camera that focuses quickly and with little shutter lag even in low light conditions. The front facing camera, however, is a VGA with 3mp of very poor quality. With no dedicated camera button on the side, this is not the phone for a "selfie" person. Trying to hit the center of a very large touch screen while it's turned away would frustrate you.\nOut of the box there is 1.73gb of User storage available. With an SD card slot you've got room to house pictures, videos, and music, but most apps require running off of an internal memory, So that 1.73gb goes quickly.\nSound quality is good on calls, the speaker phone could be a little louder. The batter does get a bit hot while playing games or operating as a gps, but it doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary as of yet. The very thin plastic back probably makes it more noticable.\nThe screen seems very responsive, and pretty resistant to scratches, and as there is no case out for this phone as of yet, that's going to be important.\nMy main complaint about this phone at this time is that It comes preloaded with alot of software that i just don't find necessary, and it cannot be removed. When you attempt to plug the phone into a computer there is no device driver available and it can only be accessed as your media storage. That's right. NO DEVICE DRIVER. After searching the Alcatel website, having no online technical support available and then having the 800 support number rerouted, I finally found out that no device driver will be made available and that's the only access I will be allowed to my phone's internal storage. I'm contemplating returning it. The average smart phone user wouldn't care though.\nIt does run off of the AT&T network for those that need clarification. This review is on the device itself and is wholly separate from any Straight Talk or AT&T service reviews.


Outstanding Choice

This is my family's third Straight Talk phone and I needed a smart phone and I considered all the available Straight Talk smart phone choices and the Alcatel Sonic exceeds my expectations and the value for price can't be matched. We will likely purchase another for my wife. It was a chore and took many hours over 4 days on the phone with Straight Talk and TracFone to get my number ported from another provider. This phone and all of its features has served me well the last few days as I become familiar with it. I installed a 16gb sd card and will purchase an auto charger. I highly recommend the Alcatel Sonic.


Decent phone

I was wanting an S3 after shattering the screen on my Optimus Showtime but my local Wal-Mart didnt have any in stock and had just received a shipment of these in. After reading what reviews I could find, I decided to give it a try. I was a bit reluctant as these use AT&T towers and all my other ST phones used Verizon. Ive gotten in some low signal bar areas but have yet to go anyplace that I didnt have service. The 4G is pretty impressive. Nice 4.6" screen too. I just wish the front camera took better pics and wish you could customize the settings a bit more but for $179 its well worth the price and I think I'm going to hang onto it for awhile and forget about the S3 for now


Great smartphone! But no case

I have been looking for an hour and can not find a case. It'd be great if they could make one. the make cases for all of the other alcatel phone but this one. I dont want to break my screen again. Ill rate 5 stars when they're available


great product! great price!

Great phone at a great price! Great service so far.... only problem is I can't find a cover for it.


Esy to navigate'

I am really enjoying my new phone. The only problem that I have, is not being able to find a cover for it.


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