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Alcatel 3 Review – Get Close To The Alcatel 3-Series Baby

Recently, Alcatel announced officially the three smartphones in its Alcatel 3-series in which Alcatel 3 happens to be the baby of them all. Unlike the other three smartphones, this smartphone lacks a dual rear camera and instead uses a single camera at its rear. Despite its baby nature, the specs of this smartphone still puts it in the mid-range sector of things. How about we take a closer look at the fresh Alcatel 3?

Design & Display

TCL opted for the plastic material in the three smartphones released in the series but with different styles of finish. The Alcatel 3 sports the plastic material with a glossy finish. This rear region contains the single camera, LED flash, fingerprint sensor and the alcatel logo. At the fore, the smartphone’s top bezel houses a single camera,  LED flash, earpiece and light sensor. On the smartphone’s right, there are the dedicated keys which includes the power and volume keys. The bottom bezel appears thin just like its top bezel counterpart but in its case, it has no occupants. The smartphone’s dimensions are 147.1 mm length x 68.8 mm width x 8.5 mm thickness. Its weight is low at 145 g mark while its color options are Black, Gold and Blue.

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The bezel-less display of this smartphone carries an 18:9 aspect ratio together with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Clarity is further expressed by the 293 PPI. This display has a large 5.5 inches size which is of the IPS LCD origin. Added features are the multi-touch input, 16 million display colors and 77% screen-to-body ratio.


The rear region of the smartphone has a good 13 megapixel to itself and a LED flash to brighten things up in low light conditions. Features such as the Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)  is present on the camera. This feature makes use of electronic processing to give images stability. Added features of its rear camera are f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, HDR, panorama and auto focus. In the front section, a 5 MP camera handles snapping of selfies. Also, a LED flash is supported to brighten images.

CPU, OS & Storage

MediaTek MT6739 serves the chipset functions on the smartphone. Enclosed within the chipset there’s the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 that clocks at 1.3 GHz. The processor is of the 64-bit architecture and works in line with the PowerVR GE8100 for the graphics production. Android Oreo OS is the OS running on Alcatel 3. The RAM has a 2 GB capacity tat tales care of multitasking while a 16 GB ROM stores files. This internal storage can be expanded to 128 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card.


Alcatel 3 uses a non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh as its power source.

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Alcatel 3 Full Specifications Table 


Device Type Smartphone
Model Alcatel 3
Announced February 2018
Released No
Status Launching Soon


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano 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)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.5 mm
Weight 145 g
Body Material Plastic Mix
Colours Blue, Black, Gold


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5”
Resolution 1440*720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 293 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


Primary 13 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, EIS,  f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP with LED flash


Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek MT6739
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8100
RAM (Memory) 2 GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable to 128 GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 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 with OTG
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3,000 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 179 hours
Talk Time Up to 9.3 hours
Music Play Up to 13.1 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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