AlcatelatMWC2018 Review


Meeting its enduring reputation TCL brought a typically abundant lineup of brand-new phones to MWC 2018. Likewise, in keeping with practice, the majority of these come in a large number of versions, with a lot of optional functions.

That being said, the Alcatel 5 is a clear noteworthy this year. Much like the rest of its siblings making a launching at the Barcelona venue, it comes with a trendy 18:9 display. Nonetheless, TCL took points one action additionally by lowering the lower chin on the handset to a minimum. Rather a distinctive look if nothing else.

Alcatel 5 Specs

Complying with the Alcatel 5 in the schedule is a quartet a Alcatel 3 tools. The top tier of these being the Alcatel 3V. It includes a far more conventional look, while still embracing an extra-tall 18:9 panel. it’s a large 6-inch one with FullHD+ resolution.

Alcatel 3V Specifications

If you find 6 inches a little unwieldy, the Alcatel 3X brings that to a much more manageable 5.7 inches. It still maintains the fashionable new 18:9 aspect, with a slight decrese in resolution and most various other specifications. Remarkably, RAM is untouched with a 3GB version also offered. You also obtain an extremely different surface on this set.

Alcatel 3X Specs

After that comes the Alcatel 3 with a smaller display screen diagonal still, at 5.5-icnhes. The 18:9 element is intact, yet unlike its 3X sibling, the normal version lacks a second video camera on the back as well as is offered with a shiny coating on its plastic body.

Alcatel 3 Specifications

The Alcatel 3C additionally made an appearance at the program, yet it has actually been main for some time currently. It’s the most inexpensive member of the 3 series that comes with a display the same dimension as the 3V, however drops the resolution to HD+.

Going on, we have the Alcatel 1X. It is the smaller than any of the 3 series at 5.3 inches and also the resolution is rather reduced at 960 x 480 pixel. Still, interestingly enough, the panel is additionally 18:9 – preserving a well constant appearance throughout the schedule. It is likewise component of Google’s new Android Go program, which promises better performance for restricted hardware.

Alcatel 1X Specs

Finally, there is the Alcatel 1C. It has the same display, chipset, memory and also electronic camera configuration as the 1X, however runs the custom alcatel breed of Android as well as has metal on its back. It is running Android Nougat too, which is rather dated now also for an entry-level mobile.

alcatel 1X hands-on

The alcatel 1X attempts to extend its 100 spending plan (110 if you want double SIM) regarding it will go. The firm stayed with its promise of an all 18:9 line-up, however the resolution of 480 x 960px of the 1X is a bit low (some competitors try not to go down listed below 720p).

Anyway, this phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go version), which will certainly function much better on the MediaTek MT6739 chipset than the full-fat Android of the 3-series (which have similar 1.3 GHz quad-core cpus).

An additional lessening was the fingerprint viewers – it’s readily available only on some units. And there’s no Face Key from the 5MP selfie video camera. The bright side is that the video camera on the back – 13MP or 8MP, relying on where you live – records 1080p video and includes EIS, similar to the 3-series.

For the 1X, alcatel chose a soft-touch Suede finish, which we quite liked.

alcatel 1C

The alcatel 1C was a surprise enhancement – and also its plated light weight aluminum back cover with a brushed finish was an also larger surprise. Also the 5 does not have a metal back! Anyway, in terms of equipment this is rather comparable to the 1X, nevertheless it runs an older Android Nougat. And there will be a 13MP cam in some regions (altered to 8MP in others).

The photo high quality of the 5.3″ display was inadequate and there was noticeable stutter. Even scrolling the menu wasn’t smooth. We’re not 100% certain on the chipset, yet it is coupled with 1GB of RAM and also 16GB storage space. This hardware badly requires Android Go Version.

The alcatel 1C will certainly cost 90, but keep in mind that it does not have LTE.

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – 5086D/Y
  • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – 5086A
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700) – 5086D/Y
  • LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700) – 5086A
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2018, February
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, February
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 152.3 x 71.1 x 8.4 mm (6.00 x 2.80 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 144 g (5.08 oz)
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Platform
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6750 (28 nm)
  • Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Mali-T860MP2
  • Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Internal: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM (5086D/Y) or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM (5086A)
  • Main Camera
  • Single: 12 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25m, AF
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Dual: 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.4 μm
    5 MP, depth sensor
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Yes (5086Y only)
  • Radio: FM radio, wireless FM
  • 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – Document viewer
    – Photo/video editor
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Misc
  • Colors: Metallic Gold, Metallic Black
  • Price: About 230 EUR
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