Alcatel 3C Review – Cheapest Smartphone With Full Screen Display

Alcatel 3C pantalla
Alcatel 3C pantalla

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 TypeSmartphone
ModelAlcatel 3C
AnnouncedDecember 2017
StatusLaunching Soon


2G NetworkGSM – 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkUMTS –  850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network
SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountDual SIM


2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
SpeedHSPA 21 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5


Dimensions161*76*7.9 mm
Weight168 g
Body MaterialMetal
ColoursBlack, Blue, Gold


Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Resolution1440*720 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density268 PPI
Touch ScreenYes
FeaturesCapacitive touch, multi-touch input, 2.5D Curved Glass, Full Lamination Technology, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary DisplayNo


Primary8 MP
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama, Interpolated resolution (13MP)
FlashYes, Single-LED flash
Secondary5 MP


Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat OS
User InterfaceYes
Java SupportNo


ChipsetMediaTek MT8321
CPUQuad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPUARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM (Memory)1GB
Internal Storage16GB
Card SlotExpandable to 128GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
ControlsLock Button, and Volume Key


BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicroUSB v2.0 with OTG
GPSYes, with A-GPS
Wireless Chargingn/a


Battery TypeLi-Poly Battery
Capacity3,000 mAh Battery
StandbyUp to 300 hours
Talk TimeUp to 15 hours
Music PlayUp to 25 hours


SMSYes (threaded view)
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Outn/a
FM RadioYes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
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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