Now that the Mobile World Congress 2018 is upon us, TCL has unveiled its Alcatel 3-series lineup consisting of three smartphones – Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 3V as well as Alcatel 5, Alcatel 1X and Alcatel 1C. The Alcatel 1X, the entry-level version of the six smartphones (Alcatel 1C is also a low-end) released by TCL sports the Android Oreo OS that both Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 5 didn’t get the chance of having despite these two smartphones being on the higher side. Try to get things clear, the Android Oreo OS on the Alcatel 1X is the Android Go version – a trimmed down version of Android Oreo OS. See more about the Alcatel 1X as the review progresses.

In this article we talk about:

Design & Display

The smartphone, just like the others sports the plastic material in its build up. However, it has the suede and soft touch finish with a weight of 151 g. The dedicated keys (power and volume keys)  take up the right side while the front camera, flash, earpiece and light sensor are found at the top bezel. Like the Alcatel 3-series, the bottom bezel lacks a tenant and also portrays a bezel-less display. Depending on the market, a fingerprint sensor could be found at the rear of the device. In other words, it means there’s a fingerprint sensor variant and a non-fingerprint sensor variant. Either of the two, a single camera, LED flash and Alcatel logo appears at the rear. The dimensions are 147.5 mm length x 70.6 mm width x 9.1 mm thickness. The color options are Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold.

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Its display has a size of 5.3 inches with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen resolution is a low 480 x 960 pixels while its pixel density hits 203 PPI. The screen-to-body ratio of its IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is 70% while the display colors are 16 million.

 

Camera

There are also two variants in the rear camera setup; it’s either it’s with 8 megapixel or 13 megapixel sensor. A LED flash supports the smartphone’s camera to give brightness in low light conditions. The front camera doesn’t have a variant as it is 5 MP wherever the device gets to. It also has a LED flash to brighten selfies.

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CPU, OS & Storage

MediaTek MT6739 is the specs chipset on the device, and it encloses a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 that clocks at 1.3 GHz. The GPU is the PowerVR GE8100. Software operations on the device are handled by Android Go OS. The multitasking functions are either carried out by 1 GB RAM or 2 GB RAM. Internal storage is 16 GB and it can be expanded to 32 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card.

Battery

Alcatel 1X uses a non-removable Li-Ion 2,460 mAh battery.

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Alcatel 1X Full Specifications Table 

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelAlcatel 1X
AnnouncedFebruary 2018
ReleasedNo
StatusLaunching Soon

Network

2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G NetworkYes
SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountTwo

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 150 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 21 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions147.5 x 70.6 x 9.1mm
Weight151 g
Body MaterialPlastic Mix
ColoursRose-Gold, Blue, Black, Gold

Display                                                               

Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size5.3”
Resolution480 * 960 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density203 PPI
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionYes
FeaturesCapacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

Primary8 MP / 13 MP
ImageYes
VideoYes
FeaturesHDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
FlashYes, LED flash
Secondary5 MP with LED flash

Software

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo (Go Edition)
User InterfaceYes
Java SupportNo
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

ChipsetMediaTek MT6739
CPUQuad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8100
RAM (Memory)1 GB / 2 GB
Internal Storage16GB
Card SlotExpandable to 32 GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor (optional), accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
ControlsLock Button, and Volume Key
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Connectivity

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

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion Battery
Capacity2,460 mAh Battery
PlacementNon-removable
StandbyUp to 140 hours
Talk TimeUp to 9.3 hours
Music PlayUp to 13.1 hours

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes & BBM

Media

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
LoudspeakerYes
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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