Alcatel 3V Review (Full Specifications and Price)

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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

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

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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

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.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Alcatel 3V.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, February
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)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset Mediatek MT8735A
CPU Quad-core 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T720MP2
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
Video [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP, LED flash
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
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes (5099Y only)
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, 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 Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Gold
Price About N79,952


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