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Alcatel 1C Review – Full View 18:9 Aspect Ratio Entry-level Smartphone

Still in the spirit of Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2018, the smartphone to be reviewed at the moment is Alcatel 1C. The TCL branded smartphone is the second low-end smartphone alongside Alcatel 1X to be unveiled at this year’s edition of MWC. Unlike the other four devices launched at the mobile show, this device lacks the 4G LTE network connectivity. Users have to only make do with 2G and 3G network connectivity. Let’s get down to the full specs of the smartphone, shall we?

Design & Display

In terms of the design, the smartphone has a brushed aluminium body material which is so much different from the plastic material used in the other five unveiled smartphones. The rear of the device is well furnished and occupied by the fingerprint sensor, single camera, LED flash and Alcatel logo. On the other hand, the front of the device sports thick bezels at the top and the bottom. At the top bezel, the earpiece and camera are visible while the light sensor is laid under the screen in this same location. Dedicated buttons which are the volume and power buttons appear at the right side of the smartphone. It is worthy to note that the dimensions of this smartphone are 146.9 mm length, 70.6 mm width and 9.2 mm thickness. Also, the weight is average as it pegs 154 g.

The display area features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which uses a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels to control clarity. Also controlling the clarity is a pixel density of 203 PPI is in place. The screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone’s display is 70%, and its aspect ratio is 18:9.


Images from the rear are produced by an 8 MP camera with features such as auto focus, touch focus, CMOS sensor, HDR, panorama and face detection. A LED flash is also supported to brighten images taken in low light areas. In this same camera unit, the front camera has a 5 MP sensor for taking selfies.

CPU, OS & Storage

The MediaTek MT6580M functions as the chipset of the smartphone. Placed in its radar is the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU which clocks at a low 1.0 GHz speed. Although it us of the 32-bit architecture, it makes use of the 28 nm process technology while its GPU is the ARM Mali-400 MP2. Unlike the Android Oreo OS found in Alcatel 1X, the Alcatel 1C runs on the Android Nougat OS. Storage on the smartphone is taken care of by a 16 GB ROM which can be expanded to 32 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card. For multitasking, a 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM takes position in the smartphone.


A removable Li-Ion 2,460 mAh battery serves the duration on this device.

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Alcatel 1C Full Specifications Table 


Device Type Smartphone
Model Alcatel 1C
Announced February 2018
Released February 2018
Status Available


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network No
SIM Type Micro SIM
SIM Count Two


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 146.9 mm * 70.6 mm * 9.2 mm
Weight 156 g
Body Material Aluminium
Colours Rose-Gold, Black


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.3″
Resolution 480 x 960 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 203 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


Primary 8 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP


Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek MT6580M
CPU Quad-core 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM (Memory) 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32 GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2,460 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby Up to 179 hours
Talk Time Up to 6 hours
Music Play Up to 8 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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2 thoughts on “Alcatel 1C Review – Full View 18:9 Aspect Ratio Entry-level Smartphone”

  1. Alcatel most be mad. Numerous phone with all most the same specs, same battery, all plastic and Focus on 3 models; low end, middle class and flagship…


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