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.

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.

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 Type Smartphone
Model Alcatel 1X
Announced February 2018
Released No
Status Launching Soon

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Two

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 147.5 x 70.6 x 9.1mm
Weight 151 g
Body Material Plastic Mix
Colours Rose-Gold, Blue, Black, Gold

Display                                                               

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.3”
Resolution 480 * 960 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 203 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary Display No

Camera

Primary 8 MP / 13 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP with LED flash

Software

Operating System Android Oreo (Go Edition)
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Chipset MediaTek MT6739
CPU Quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE8100
RAM (Memory) 1 GB / 2 GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32 GB
Sensors Fingerprint sensor (optional), accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0 with OTG
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC Yes
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2,460 mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 140 hours
Talk Time Up to 9.3 hours
Music Play Up to 13.1 hours

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM

Media

Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
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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