Earlier this year, Alcatel released the Alcatel 3V Android Smartphone. Alcatel 3V is an upper-mid-range Android device with facial unlock features. Alcatel 3V also has an 18:9 display, which is surprising considering the fact that it is a cheap smartphone
The Alcatel 3v is one of a number of new smartphones from the Alcatel and this is one of the strongest in the lineup. Boasting of a 6-inch QHD display, 4G connectivity, rear fingerprint scanner It also has rear dual-cameras and a pretty good battery.
Let me quickly review the Alcatel 3V smartphone.
Design and Display
Alcatel 3V sports a plastic design with a shiny gloss finish on its rear. In addition, it feels solid in the hand. Meanwhile, due to its size, it’s not really usable with just one hand.
The Alcatel 3V smartphone has dimensions of 162 x 76 x 8.1 mm (6.38 x 2.99 x 0.32 in). With a weight of 155g.
The device also has a 6.0-inch IPS Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~402 ppi density).
This smartphone has Multitouch features. In addition, there’s a Fingerprint sensor located at the rear of the phone. Also, it comes in three colour variants: Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, and Spectrum Gold.
Hardware and Software
The Alcatel 3V Android smartphone comes with Android 8.0 (oreo) operating system.
Alcatel 3V is powered by a MediaTek MT8735A chipset with a 32-bit processor. It also comes with a Quad-core processor configured at 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53.
Furthermore, it uses a Mali-T720MP2 GPU for graphics handling.
This device offers 2Gb of RAM and 16/32Gb of inbuilt memory. Which can be expanded to 128Gb via a microSD card.
Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.
Camera and Battery
Alcatel 3V features a Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1.25 μm, PDAF) + 2 MP (f/2.4, 1/5″, FF) camera. With phase detection autofocus, and LED flash.
Upfront, there’s a 5 MP, 1080p camera, with LED Flash. This camera takes crisp selfies that’ll make you happy.
As for battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
The Alcatel 3V Android smartphone sells for about 190 EUR. Which is equivalent to N79,952.
Here are the full specifications of the Alcatel 3V.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, February|
|BODY||Dimensions||162 x 76 x 8.1 mm (6.38 x 2.99 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||155 g (5.47 oz)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1.25 μm, PDAF) + 2 MP (f/2.4, 1/5″, FF), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||5 MP, LED flash|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|NFC||Yes (5099Y only)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Gold|