Here is a list of the things I love about my new Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2. I bought mine just last week.
1. Dual Sim Phone - It is a significant factor when I decided to buy a new phone. I needed a phone that has a dual sim capability. I am using 2 different phones from two different providers. I use one sim more for personal reasons and the other one for professional/business communication. I noticed that I tend to take one for granted, meaning sometimes I would forgot one phone or forgot to charge it because I didn't use it for a few days. Bringing two cellphones and all the peripherals that came with it is also not practical. So I thought that a 2-in-1 phone, an Alcatel Sapphire 2, would really be a minimalist move.
2. Smart Phone - The two cellphones I had before was one with the basic features (old model) and the other one is a smart phone with an old android system. With my growing need to electronically organize and do more with a cellphone, choosing a model, Alcatel Sapphire 2, with a newer version of Android is a no brainer.
3. Camera - I want a decent one that can take clear pictures and clear videos. I was not disappointed with Alcatel Sapphire 2 at all, I even uploaded some pictures directly from my phone to Facebook. It also has a panoramic mode. It has a LED flash that acts as a flashlight and if you need to capture videos in a not so lighted venue then it can light up the scene.
4. Sound - The speaker of Alcatel Sapphire 2 is loud and clear enough to enjoy the music.
5. Video Playback - The screen is 4.5" and QHD 540 x 960 pixels so you can watch movies on the fly with Alcatel Sapphire 2.
6. Battery - For a moderate user like me, I usually charge the phone every other day. Sometimes I don't even turn off the WIFI and it can last up to 2.5 days. I love that Alcatel Sapphire 2 has 1800 mAh unlike other phones with almost similar features.
7. Speed - It's fast enough for me coming from a 600 MHZ CPU phone. I am not a heavy gamer with my phone, but the games I've downloaded with Alcatel Sapphire 2 like Temple Run 2, Cut the Rope and others run smoothly.
8. Physical Build - Well even if I still haven't bought a phone case, the Alcatel Sapphire 2 doesn't feel too fragile unlike some of the phones that I checked. It seems sturdy.