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Alcatel 3C Review – Cheapest Smartphone With Full Screen Display

Alcatel 3C, one among the series of smartphones to be launched by TCL at the CES 2018 has been leaked. Information regarding its full technical features and its price also made the light of the day. Other smartphones like Alcatel 1x, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3V, Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 5 will also be launched at the tech event. While most flagship phones as well as some mid-range smartphones are seriously getting affected by the full screen display trend, TCL (Alcatel’s manufacturer) not only integrates this full screen display in Alcatel 3C but also aims to make it the cheapest smartphone with such a display. At this point, I’ll like us to go straight to the business of the day – the Alcatel 3C’s review.


Crafted and furnished in metal, Alcatel 3C presents a super large 6.0 inches HD+ display with thin bezels surrounding it. At the fore, the top bezel occupies the ambient light sensor, earpiece, LED flash and the secondary camera. The rear camera finely furnished has a primary camera, LED flash and fingerprint sensor arranged in a vertical format leaving the ‘alcatel’ logo to appear below it. The dimensions of the smartphone are 161mm length x 76mm width x 7.9mm  thickness. It weighs 168g including its battery and has three colour availability. The colour options are Blue, Gold and Black.

Its 6.0 inches display has a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 268 PPI. The 2.5D Curved glass gives the smartphone’s display extra slickness. Making it out with 18:9 aspect ratio, 16 million display colours, full lamination technology and multi-touch technology, the smartphone has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

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The CPU powering this smartphone is a Quad-core ARM-Cortex A7 of 32-bit architecture. It clocks at a low speed of 1.3GHz and utilizes the 28nm process technology. The chipset at the centre of the park is the MediaTek MT8321. The GPU on it is the ARM Mali-400 MP2 that has two cores and a speed of 500MHz. The role of multitasking is carried out by 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Its internal storage has a capacity of 16GB that can be expanded to 128GB with the use of a microSD card. The Android 7.0 Nougat is the operating system on the smartphone.


8MP is the quality of the primary camera on this Alcatel 3C. It can interpolate to 13MP resolution. Giving brightness in low light conditions is the LED flash. At the front, the camera present has a resolution of 5MP. A LED flash is also present. No 4G LTE is available on the smartphone; only 2G and 3G network types.

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Alcatel 3C has a non-removable Li-Poly 3,000mAh battery. It lacks fast charging technology.

Alcatel 3C Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Alcatel 3C
Announced December 2017
Released No
Status Launching Soon


2G Network GSM – 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network UMTS –  850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Dual SIM


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 161*76*7.9 mm
Weight 168 g
Body Material Metal
Colours Black, Blue, Gold


Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.0”
Resolution 1440*720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 268 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch, multi-touch input, 2.5D Curved Glass, Full Lamination Technology, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No


Primary 8 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama, Interpolated resolution (13MP)
Flash Yes, Single-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 MT8321
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM (Memory) 1GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable to 128GB
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 MicroUSB v2.0 with OTG
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Poly Battery
Capacity 3,000 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 300 hours
Talk Time Up to 15 hours
Music Play Up to 25 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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Alcatel 3C’s price tag is $143.

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