TCL’s ONO Is The King Of Bang For The Buck: 64-Bit Processor, LTE, 2GB RAM Under 5K


This phone’s price is hard to beat

If you think Alcatel’s Flash Plus is great value for money, wait till you hear about the TCL ONO. The ONO is made by TCL (whose sister company is Alcatel) and has all the right specs going for it: 64-bit processor, LTE, HD display and 2GB of RAM. While normally that’s a phone that retails above 6K, TCL is selling the ONO is China for a mind blowing RMB 599, or just Php 4.3K!

TCL ONO specs

  • MediaTek 64-bit MT6735 quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch HD display
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, dual LTE
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • 2650mAh battery


That is amazing value right there, and while the design is as bland and as unoffensive as sliced bread, the hardware under the unimpressive design more than makes up for it. While it’s currently being sold in China as of the moment, we’re hoping that TCL decides to sell this overseas under Alcatel – if it ever does go on sale, this phone is a no-brainer purchase.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. Hello Novotech, anybody home? Pwede nyo pantapat to sa local brands. Wag nyo lang gawing rare item tulad ng SKK Lynx.

  2. Didn’t know that you can hax the kurakot’s PDAF money like watch_dogs with that phone…

  3. TCL only licenses the Alcatel name (it says so on the Alcatel website.) Why would anyone pay an inferior French company has got to be the dumbest corporate move ever. buti sana kung pangalan ng Nokia yan pwede pa.

  4. I compared it and I still say that Alcatel Flash Plus is the “bang for the buck”. Alcatel still holds the better specs plus it last long in battery. Besides, if you compare in terms of price, you could just add P500 or less. And that’s include the service and manufacturer warranty.

  5. Di pa yata na-factor in ang tax at iba pang expenses pag binenta sa pinas. More or less papasok sa category ng flare 4 at s4.

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