New to Alcatel? Never fear, we're here to Alca-tell you (sorry!) all about the budget-friendly brand you'll wish you discovered sooner.

A brief history of Alcatel

Born in 2004, Alcatel was created when Alcatel-Lucent of France and TCL Communication of China put their heads together to launch a new smartphone company. Approaching tech with a fun, innovative attitude the brand now produce smartphones, tablets and a whole host of accessories that appeal to anyone looking for a reliable yet affordable piece of tech.

Since 2016, Nokia has owned the Alcatel brand, and it was great news all round when Alcatel recently ranked 7th among global phone manufacturers for the third quarter of 2016 - not bad when you consider the tech giants they were up against!

Continuously increasing in popularity, you can pick up Alcatel mobiles all over the world. They're currently sold in over 160 countries, but why look any further than the epic deals available right here at e2save.

Alcatel smartphones

Sticking to their budget-friendly roots, even the newest Alcatel smartphones won't break the bank. That's not to say that there's no epic features included with their phones howeverr. You'll still find fast processors, high-tech cameras and the latest Android system powering included with their fuss-free handsets.

Let's take a look of some of the best Alcatel smartphones on the market:

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

Smart, sleek and kind to your wallet, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is one of the brand's flagship smartphones. Focusing on delivering high-quality sound and excellent photos, we think you'll be impressed by how well this device performs - especially since it has such a low-price point.

Key features we can't get enough of include two high-spec cameras, with the rear camera coming in at an amazing 13MP and the front-facing camera hitting 8MP, and HiFi speakers. The 5.5-inch full HD display is something to shout about too, it's even reversible so you can use it upside down.

Getting a little more technical, the Alcatel Idol 3 also has a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core - basically, it's got a super-fast engine in charge of powering the device. Multi-tasking is easy, and you'll never have to deal with an annoying, slow phone again. If that's not enough, the battery comes in at 2910 mAh - all you phone boffins will know that's easily enough to get you through the day.

Alcatel Pop 4

The Alcatel Pop 4 is for those who love simplicity, but also appreciate good design. It’s yours for under a tenner a month at e2save, and you'll be enjoy the following features:

• an 8MP rear camera
• a 5MP front-facing camera
• a 5-inch HD display
• 4G for speedy browsing
• 8GB of internal memory
• a long-lasting removal battery
• a sleek, slim design

Sound too good to be true? We think others will think so too, so don’t forget to snap it up now while you can!

Alcatel Pop Star

We can't forget about Alcatel's Pop Star 3G. Sitting comfortably in the middle of the Idol 3 and Pop 4, it's a brilliant Alcatel mobile in its own right. Smooth curved edges, a compact body and a bright 5-inch HD screen make it a great phone to use.

It handles data heavy tasks with ease, with 1GB of RAM and a fast quad core processor taking control. An 8MP rear camera is a real plus for budding photographers, and that signature Alcatel battery will keep you connected for longer - you certainly won't have to worry about recharging during the day.

Selling over 17.1 million products to date, more and more people are choosing to use Alcatel. If you're looking for a new mobile contract, don't forget to head over to the e2save store. Here, you'll be able to pick up an Alcatel contract on some of the biggest networks, including O2 and EE. Take a look at the range available today, and don't miss out on an Alcatel bargain.