So as you probably heard already, yes, right now my current smartphone is Alcatel Flash 2. And I really love this phone – like a LOT.
I’ve actually been using this phone for like 4 months now, as opposed to my previous phone, Alcatel Flash Plus that has been my daily driver for over 7 months – before I finally switched it to Alcatel Flash 2.
To tell you the truth, Alcatel Flash 2 has been pretty amazing to me, especially in gaming performance and battery life. Amazingly, Alcatel Flash 2 only costs around $150, which is insanely cheap for a great gaming device like this.
Anyway, for the past couple of months, there are many games that I’ve been intensively playing on this phone. And I already shared about that in my previous post which I wrote like a few weeks back in August last month.
However, from all the games that I’ve been tested on this device, there are some titles - which are considered as heavy-performing games - that amazingly worked great on this phone. And they are the games developed by Rockstar Games - Grand Theft Auto series.
I’m actually quite impressed by the gaming performance of this phone because when I bought it, I thought this smartphone was not going to be as powerful as my previous phone - Alcatel Flash Plus.
And that’s mainly because Alcatel Flash 2 is powered by Mali T-‘720’ GPU, which on paper looks less powerful than the Mali T-‘760’ GPU found inside Alcatel Flash Plus.
Of course, in the real world performance, Alcatel Flash 2 is definitely not on the same level of gaming performance with Alcatel Flash Plus – given its less powerful GPU.
And it's true because a PSP game called 'Prince of Persia: Rival Swords' apparently didn’t perform well on Alcatel Flash 2, as opposed to Alcatel Flash Plus that's capable to play this game without any problem.
However, for playing regular Android 3D games, Alcatel Flash 2 is actually a quite reliable device. And you can totally see it when this phone is deployed with all the games in GTA series.
I actually already tried almost all Grand Theft Auto games on this phone and amazingly, they all performed really smooth without any lag whatsoever.
From GTA III, GTA Chinatown Wars, GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and even GTA Liberty City Stories – yeah, all of these titles have been tested on this phone and they all can be played without any problem.
Lately, I’m still pretty intense in playing GTA Vice City and even on the verge of finishing this game. But I also still play other GTA titles like GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories at this time.
Meanwhile, the other 2 - GTA San Andreas and GTA Chinatown Wars –, I probably will start playing these 2 games next year because I’m still busy right now with my current projects.
If you are a huge fan of Grand Theft Auto series, then you already know that GTA III is the older-game in GTA franchise.
It may not be the first GTA game in this series, but GTA III is actually the first time this game finally uses the 3D third person perspective, unlike the predecessors that are made in 2D graphics and top-down/overview perspective.
Right now, I’m still playing this game on my smartphone. I haven’t finished it yet by the way. But I definitely would love to finish it because GTA III is a really fun game to play.
In fact, I think it’s really amazing how GTA III, despite being an older game, already has amazing graphics. And its gameplay is actually as great as the newest GTA games like GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA San Andreas.
The cars may be a bit bumpy and boxy in GTA III than in the current GTA games, say, GTA Vice City or GTA Liberty City Stories, but they are still realistic and fun to drive. Not to mention, I also love the voice acting in this game. It sounds really professional just like in the movies.
GTA Chinatown Wars
Despite not using 3D graphics and gameplay, GTA Chinatown Wars is actually still a cool game that you don't wanna miss.
So, in GTA Chinatown Wars, you’ll play as a Chinese guy who is given the missions in order to reach your way to the top in the city of Chinatown.
To be honest, right now I don’t install this game on my smartphone. But I used to have it like a few weeks ago.
I then decided to delete the game because currently, I have like 3 GTA games installed on my device: GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA III. Plus, I haven’t finished these 3 games yet.
But based on my experience when playing this game, GTA Chinatown Wars is actually still a really fun game to play.
Its controls, especially when driving, may be a bit harder than in the other GTA games that use 3D gameplay, but in my opinion, this type of gameplay is still pretty addictive to play, especially on touchscreen device like smartphone or tablet.
GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City has been one of my favorite GTA games for so long. The first time I played this game was actually on PC like a decade ago, even more then a decade, when my dad bought me a computer.
However, when I was a kid, I was not that good in playing this GTA Vice City. So I hadn’t a chance to finish this game back then.
Thankfully, now I can play GTA Vice City on my smartphone. So I can still have the chance to finish this game.
To be honest, I haven’t finished the game yet. But I think my progress in this game is way better compared to when I was a kid playing this game on computer.
So right now, I already managed to buy all of the remaining assets in Vice City, which is the requirement to finish the entire levels of this game.
However, I haven’t finished all the missions in these assets because I’m still busy right now, you know, making all of these contents for this site.
But overall, I love this GTA Vice City. It’s really fun to play, I love its gameplay and its graphics. Everything about it is just amazing, especially with the cars.
GTA San Andreas
On my old-gen console – classic Xbox -, I already finished this GTA San Andreas when I was in college, like 10 years ago. In fact, I managed to finish this game twice.
The reason why I still remember it is because in the last mission, I remember that CJ (Carl Johnson) has to fight this really fat enemy who actually is his own best friend who has been helping CJ this entire time.
And now with GTA San Andreas being available on Android and iOS devices, of course I want to play it again on my smartphone. However, I don’t have this game installed on my phone right now because as mentioned above, I still have 3 GTA games to play.
So I will probably play it when I already finish the other 3.
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Liberty City Stories is actually also available on PlayStation Portable. And of course, you can play this PSP game on your Android device by using the PSP emulator called ‘PPSPP’. However, on smartphone or tablet, this game runs really laggy and definitely not ideal to play.
Thankfully, Rockstar Games has released this game for Android and iOS platforms.
I personally love this game, like a LOT. I love the graphics and also how the cars move so realistic than in GTA Vice City or GTA III. The cars also look much sharper and realistic than the other GTA games.
Right now, I’m still playing this game. I haven’t finished it yet, however. But I’m still on it.
Well, there you go guys, my story about my smartphone, Alcatel Flash 2, as well as its impressive gaming performance when playing all Grand Theft Auto games.
Anyway, besides these GTA games, I actually still have other games which I'm still intensively playing until now, like Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PSP) and Splinter Cell: Essentials (PSP).
So if you're interested to find out more about Alcatel Flash 2 and how it performs when playing other games, don't hesitate to ask your questions right on the comment section below.