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The Alcatel Lobster 621 is a super-slim (only 10.9 mm), lightweight (only 69g) solid bar phone with a funky, mirror-finish look and soft-feel rear cover. This is a cheap and cheerful device for cash-strapped young people or as spare phone, but nonetheless excellent for what it is.
The 1.8-inch screen is a low-resolution 128x160 pixels that is bright but understandably lacking clarity. Despite looking somewhat fiddly, the 621’s tiny, tab-like keypad is easy to thumb. The main event, apart from the ability to make phone calls, is the music player with dedicated controls integrated into the five-way navigation pad . For some unknown reason, songs in the album option are played in alphabetical order as opposed to tracklist order, which is the norm. To transfer music tracks to the phone, you will need a microSD card (there is no USB port which is fine if your PC has a card reader. The Lobster can easily support an 8GB card (no performance issues) and possibly more. It has an eight mode equaliser to adapt the sound and a good bass option through the supplied headphones. Alternatively, it supports stereo Bluetooth for wireless streaming to your own (compatible) headset.
There is a 1.3 megapixel still camera, but something of a chocolate fire-guard in this day and age apart from MMS (the Lobster asks if you want to send one after every snap!). Web browsing is basic GPRS WAP, but does deliver uncomplicated pages to the screen.
As the Rolling Stones almost said, you can’t always afford what you want, but you can get what you need.
- Dual Band
- Java compatible
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
- MP3 Player
- Multimedia Service MMS
- Polyphonic ring tone
- SMS - text messages
- Solid Bar
- Video player
- WAP 2.0