TracFone Alcatel Raven LTE A574BL Review (Updated)

The Alcatel Raven LTE comes with a 5.0 inch display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The memory can be expanded to 32 GB through a microSD card.

The Alcatel Raven LTE includes a 2200 mAh battery and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS. For photo capturing and video recording, this phone features a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front camera.

Design

The bar form factor is the most common and simple form factor for a mobile phone. The body of a bar phone is one, single block and has no moving parts (aside from the buttons).

Form FactorBar (Touchscreen)
Dimensions139.7 x 70.1 x 9.1 mm
Weight156 grams
ColorsBlack

Display

Alcatel Raven LTE features a 5.0 inches AMOLED display with 480×854 pixels resolution. Resolution refers to the number of pixels on display or in a camera sensor. Higher resolution means more pixels, which provides the ability to capture or display more visual information (more detail and clarity.)

Display TypeTFT Screen
Size5.0 inches
Resolution480×854 pixels
Touch screenYes, Capacitive, Multi-touch

Camera

For your photo and video needs, the Alcatel Raven LTE features a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front camera.

Rear camera5 MP
Front camera2 MP
Camera FlashLED Flash
Video RecordingYes, 30 fps, 720×1280 pixels
Camera FeaturesAutofocus, HDR, Panorama, Time Lapse

System

The Alcatel Raven LTE is powered by a 1.1 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor and 2 GB of dedicated RAM. It comes equipped with 16 GB of storage and includes a microSD slot that supports microSD cards for additional storage capacity.

The Alcatel Raven LTE runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. Android 7.1 Nougat adds major productivity capabilities to the operating system in the form of a multi-window view, which allows for two apps to be placed onscreen at a time.

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM909
CPU1.1 GHz Quad-core, ARM Cortex-A7
GPUQualcomm Adreno 304
RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Card SlotmicroSD (Up to 32 GB)

Connectivity

The Alcatel Raven LTE is designed to work on AT&T networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers.

The Alcatel Raven LTE has Bluetooth 4.2 built-in for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for high-speed internet connectivity.

4G LTEYes
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
USBmicroUSB 2.0
GPSA-GPS
NFCNo
InfraredNo

Battery

The Alcatel Raven LTE features a 2200 mAh battery that can deliver hours of talk, text, and entertainment.

Battery TypeLi-Ion, Removable
Capacity2200 mAh
StandbyUp to 7 days
Talk TimeUp to 15 hours

Features

The Alcatel Raven LTE comes with Proximity and Accelerometer sensors. The proximity sensor is most commonly used to sense when a phone is held up to the users ear to turn off the display. This saves both battery life and prevents accidental screen touches.

SensorsProximity, Accelerometer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, IM
BrowserHTML, HTML5, CSS 3
Other FeaturesHearing Aid Compatible (M4/T3)

16 thoughts on “TracFone Alcatel Raven LTE A574BL Review (Updated)”

  1. I am about to buy my 3rd. I broke one screen and it still works but of course doesn’t look nice. I soaked another in coffee and it still works but doesn’t look right.
    After I buy the 3rd I have still only spent $90 which means I’m still ahead of the game. Plus it runs on android 7.1.1 nougat which runs everything I use.
    I think this is a rare case of getting MORE than you payed for and I have looked for a better deal each time.

  2. The specs list the camera as having auto focus. Mine does not have auto focus. Is there a way to enable auto focus for the camera?

  3. For 30 bucks it’s fantastic. The resolution is good enough for the small screen. Have had it for probably a year with no problems. Bluetooth works great with my Bluetooth hearing aids. And for $30 bucks it’s also a great mp3 player with a big memory card I have many hours of audio and some video stored on it.

    (Adding airtime online seems only to offer smarthone plans, so I go to WalMart and get the $20 3-month card and it works fine. Costs about $7 a month. )

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