No does not take pics good
Yes. It's a 5 megapixel camera. It's great for sunny photos, but the flash is a little off in timing for great low-light shots.
Instagram or any Android App runs beautifully on this phone.
It comes with the latest version of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.
It's an amazing phone for $150.
I would go with Solavei instead of T-Mobile for service. It's still on the T-Mobile network but you get more data.
Simple answer. Decent and yes.
The photos themselves are actually better than my moto razr's 8mp camera. The color is actually much better. The issue with the camera is that both of them (front and back) dont do too well under low light conditions. So night shots and dark interiors dont look so good. While it does have flash it is a blue light flash. That makes it very bright, but makes those dark shots all the more difficult. Granted, I have only had the phone for a few days now so there may be some tweaks to fix that. Being an android phone it can do pretty much what all the others can do, and after testing it compared to my razr, I conclude that it is a GREAT phone. Not the best, but for 160 with tax it is amazing when the razr was 600ish 2 years ago.
Should be the flagship phone for Alcatel.