Alcatel 1C Review – Full View 18:9 Aspect Ratio Entry-level Smartphone

Still in the spirit of Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2018, the smartphone to be reviewed at the moment is Alcatel 1C. The TCL branded smartphone is the second low-end smartphone alongside Alcatel 1X to be unveiled at this year’s edition of MWC. Unlike the other four devices launched at the mobile show, this device lacks the 4G LTE network connectivity. Users have to only make do with 2G and 3G network connectivity. Let’s get down to the full specs of the smartphone, shall we?

Design & Display

In terms of the design, the smartphone has a brushed aluminium body material which is so much different from the plastic material used in the other five unveiled smartphones. The rear of the device is well furnished and occupied by the fingerprint sensor, single camera, LED flash and Alcatel logo. On the other hand, the front of the device sports thick bezels at the top and the bottom. At the top bezel, the earpiece and camera are visible while the light sensor is laid under the screen in this same location. Dedicated buttons which are the volume and power buttons appear at the right side of the smartphone. It is worthy to note that the dimensions of this smartphone are 146.9 mm length, 70.6 mm width and 9.2 mm thickness. Also, the weight is average as it pegs 154 g.

The display area features a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which uses a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels to control clarity. Also controlling the clarity is a pixel density of 203 PPI is in place. The screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone’s display is 70%, and its aspect ratio is 18:9.


Images from the rear are produced by an 8 MP camera with features such as auto focus, touch focus, CMOS sensor, HDR, panorama and face detection. A LED flash is also supported to brighten images taken in low light areas. In this same camera unit, the front camera has a 5 MP sensor for taking selfies.

CPU, OS & Storage

The MediaTek MT6580M functions as the chipset of the smartphone. Placed in its radar is the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU which clocks at a low 1.0 GHz speed. Although it us of the 32-bit architecture, it makes use of the 28 nm process technology while its GPU is the ARM Mali-400 MP2. Unlike the Android Oreo OS found in Alcatel 1X, the Alcatel 1C runs on the Android Nougat OS. Storage on the smartphone is taken care of by a 16 GB ROM which can be expanded to 32 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card. For multitasking, a 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM takes position in the smartphone.


A removable Li-Ion 2,460 mAh battery serves the duration on this device.

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Alcatel 1C Full Specifications Table 


Device TypeSmartphone
ModelAlcatel 1C
AnnouncedFebruary 2018
ReleasedFebruary 2018


2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G NetworkNo
SIM TypeMicro SIM
SIM CountTwo


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


Dimensions146.9 mm * 70.6 mm * 9.2 mm
Weight156 g
Body MaterialAluminium
ColoursRose-Gold, Black


Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Resolution480 x 960 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density203 PPI
Touch ScreenYes
FeaturesCapacitive touch, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary DisplayNo


Primary8 MP
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
FlashYes, LED flash
Secondary5 MP


Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat OS
User InterfaceYes
Java SupportNo


ChipsetMediaTek MT6580M
CPUQuad-core 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPUARM Mali-400 MP2
RAM (Memory)1 GB
Internal Storage16 GB
Card SlotExpandable to 32 GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
ControlsLock Button, and Volume Key


BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.0 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 TypeMicro USB v2.0
GPSYes, with A-GPS
Wireless Chargingn/a


Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity2,460 mAh Battery
StandbyUp to 179 hours
Talk TimeUp to 6 hours
Music PlayUp to 8 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 1C costs around US $95.

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  1. Alcatel most be mad. Numerous phone with all most the same specs, same battery, all plastic and Focus on 3 models; low end, middle class and flagship…

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