Alcatel 3 Review

Score: 7.5

Alcatel 3 is a great Android cellphone launched some years ago, featuring an extremely powerful 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, a really big 5.5" screen, and two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. Is that all? No, it's just the beginning of a detailed review.

Alcatel decided to design this phone using a high performance Quad-Core processor ticking at 1.3 gigahertz, packed into the MediaTek MT6739 chip and a big 2 GB RAM. A good feature of this phone is its 16 GB quite big internal storage memory and an external memory card slot, enough to install hundreds of games and applications without worrying about space.

This cellphone is only for sale in 16 777 216 color. Alcatel made a really good job making this device as lightweight as 5.11 ounces. This phone is extremely thin and practical, being just 0.33 inches thick. This cellphone just has 5.79 inches long, but it's able to fit a a 5.5 inches screen.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 13 MP back-facing camera and a 5 mega-pixels front facing camera. this device's back-facing camera lens has an aperture of f/2 so it can capture sharp photographs even in poorly lit environments. It can also shoot Full HD 1920x1080 videos at 30 fps.

This phone is equipped with a good level 5.5 inches screen with a 720 x 1440 resolution, which makes all pictures and movies look beautiful.

This phone uses amassive 3000 mAh non-removable battery that provides this cellphone a great battery life. An issue to evaluate is that the Alcatel 3's battery is not removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to last shorter, though with its 3000 mAh you will probably discard this cellphone before that becomes a real problem.

This phone counts with Wi-Fi connection (which can be shared with other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connection type and also HSPA+ internet connection, a slower 4G network and the fastest 3G connectivity, supported by HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone uses a Nano SIM card for GSM carriers.

This phone also features plenty of interesting features such as Fingerprint Scanner, Biometric facial recognition, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth devices and accessories), GPS Localization and Radio, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

Alcatel sells the Alcatel 3 for $ 140, which is not a very good offer for a device this level. This phone is probably a great option for you no matter if you want it to take lots of pictures, are looking for a work phone, want a social cellphone or want a gamer phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 8.0 Oreo
Dimensions:5.79 x 2.71 x 0.33 inchesMetric14.71 x 6.88 x 0.84 cmImperial
Weight:5.11 ouncesMetric144.87 gImperial
Colors:16 777 216
Release date:2018-02-24
Price:$ 140.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:5.5 inchesMetric14 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 720 pixels
Pixel density:293 pixels per inchMetric115.35 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:MediaTek MT6739
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm (Quad-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR GE810
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Capacity:3000 mAh


Back camera:13 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.2
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor