Editor: Jason “The Bok” Date – 25 July 2016

Alcatel has had a long history of producing affordable, unique, attractive and capable mobile devices. I was therefore very excited to get my hands on one of their latest offerings, the Alcatel Go Play.


The key device features include:

  • 5″ 720 x 1280 Display with a 294 ppi pixel density 
  • 8 MP forward facing camera with LED Flash and 1080p Video recording capabilities ; 5 MP Front Cam
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Chipset with Adreno 306 GPU
  • Micro SD card slot (upto 32 GB storage capacity)
  • 2500 mAH battery capacity 

The device software remains vanilla in its software approach and with Alcatel’s own styling, it remains un-obtrusive and free from bloatware.

With its wide array of personalisation and a large colour palette. The Alcatel Go Play can be customised to suit your very own unique style.


Many devices come with a pair of headphones within their retail packages, it is however very special, when you receive a device with a pair of sport inspired in-ear headphones(as seen above). Author John Wooden once quoted “it’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” It is thanks to little touches, such as these headphones, the Alcatel Go Play inspires you to take it out on an active adventure!


With its rugged casing, funky design and use of clever materials with IP67 certification, the Alcatel Go Play is a device built to take on any active lifestyle. The device also comes packaged in a very slick material box, which doubles up as a protective carry case and even allows you to make use of your headphones, compliments of its headphone cut-out port.

Never miss that perfect shot!

3_underwater-e1457122777816With the Go Play’s IP certification, you are able to capture your favourite moment, even when underwater.

In the box, the Go Play includes:

  • Sport orientated in-ear headphones
  • Sync charge cable and wall power adapter
  • User manuals and device feature cards

ACTThe Alcatel Go Play is available from major mobile retailers and offers its own very special touch to ruggedised “life ready” mobility. The Alcatel Go Play has a suggested retail price of R3499 and offers a lot of bang for your buck!

Watch my video review below to see what it is like using the Alcatel Go Play:

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