Alcatel 3C Review: Cheapest Smartphone With Full Screen Display
Alcatel 3C, one among the series of smartphones to be launched by TCL at the CES 2018 has been leaked. Information regarding its full technical features and its price also made the light of the day. Other smartphones like Alcatel 1x, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3V, Alcatel 3X and Alcatel 5 will also be launched at the tech event. While most flagship phones as well as some mid-range smartphones are seriously getting affected by the full screen display trend, TCL (Alcatel’s manufacturer) not only integrates this full screen display in Alcatel 3C but also aims to make it the cheapest smartphone with such a display. At this point, I’ll like us to go straight to the business of the day – the Alcatel 3C’s review.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
Crafted and furnished in metal, Alcatel 3C presents a super large 6.0 inches HD+ display with thin bezels surrounding it. At the fore, the top bezel occupies the ambient light sensor, earpiece, LED flash and the secondary camera. The rear camera finely furnished has a primary camera, LED flash and fingerprint sensor arranged in a vertical format leaving the ‘alcatel’ logo to appear below it. The dimensions of the smartphone are 161mm length x 76mm width x 7.9mm thickness. It weighs 168g including its battery and has three colour availability. The colour options are Blue, Gold and Black.
Its 6.0 inches display has a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels with a pixel density of 268 PPI. The 2.5D Curved glass gives the smartphone’s display extra slickness. Making it out with 18:9 aspect ratio, 16 million display colours, full lamination technology and multi-touch technology, the smartphone has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
CPU, OS, AND STORAGE
The CPU powering this smartphone is a Quad-core ARM-Cortex A7 of 32-bit architecture. It clocks at a low speed of 1.3GHz and utilizes the 28nm process technology. The chipset at the centre of the park is the MediaTek MT8321. The GPU on it is the ARM Mali-400 MP2 that has two cores and a speed of 500MHz. The role of multitasking is carried out by 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Its internal storage has a capacity of 16GB that can be expanded to 128GB with the use of a microSD card. The Android 7.0 Nougat is the operating system on the smartphone.
CAMERA AND CONNECTIVITY
8MP is the quality of the primary camera on this Alcatel 3C. It can interpolate to 13MP resolution. Giving brightness in low light conditions is the LED flash. At the front, the camera present has a resolution of 5MP. A LED flash is also present. No 4G LTE is available on the smartphone; only 2G and 3G network types.
Alcatel 3C has a non-removable Li-Poly 3,000mAh battery. It lacks fast charging technology.
Alcatel 3C Full Technical Specifications
|2G Network||GSM : 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||UMTS : 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|Speed||HSPA 21 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Gold|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen|
|Pixel Density||268 PPI|
|Features||Capacitive touch, multi-touch input, 2.5D Curved Glass, Full Lamination Technology, 18:9 aspect ratio|
|Features||HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama, Interpolated resolution (13MP)|
|Flash||Yes, Single-LED flash|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 Nougat OS|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A7|
|GPU||ARM Mali-400 MP2|
|Card Slot||Expandable to 128GB|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor|
|Controls||Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||MicroUSB v2.0 with OTG|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Poly Battery|
|Capacity||3,000 mAh Battery|
|Standby||Up to 300 hours|
|Talk Time||Up to 15 hours|
|Music Play||Up to 25 hours|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|IM||Yes & BBM|
|Audio Playback||Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Video Playback||Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|FM Radio||Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS|
|Alert Types||Vibration, Ringtones|
|Ring Tones||MP3, WAV|
|Handsfree||Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player|
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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What is The Current Alcatel 3C Price and Availability Status?
Alcatel 3C’s price tag is $143.
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