Alcatel 3X Review – Dual Rear Cameras On The EIS Diet

Alcatel 3X is one of the three Alcatel 3-series smartphones recently announced by TCL. Following rumors and leaks about the Alcatel 3-series smartphones, we now have for ourselves confirmation from the smartphone OEM itself. This smartphone is the second best amidst the three 3-series smartphones released by TCL. Its large 5.7-inch screen, large although variable RAM and large also variable storage are examples of its second nature. Now, let’s get down to the full specs of the Alcatel 3X.

Design & Display

The smartphone sports the plastic material with either a glossy finish or a metallic finish, well, that depends on the market. Around the back, two cameras are located with a dual tone LED flash, fingerprint scanner and alcatel logo. At the front, there is the front camera, earpiece, light sensor and a LED flash at the top bezel while the thin bottom bezel lacks any occupant. Soft Android navigation keys appear on the screen. It is noteworthy that the smartphone’s bezel-less display and the 2.5D curved glass makes the device appealing. The dimensions of the device are 153.5 mm length x 71.6 mm breadth x 8.5 mm thickness while the weight isn’t much as it pegs 144 g. Colors of the device are Black, Blue and Gold just like the Alcatel 3.

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The display has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Alcatel 3X’s screen clarity is expressed by the resolution and 282 PPI pixel density. Its aspect ratio is 18:9 and its screen-to-body ratio is 76%. Features such as multi-touch input, 2.5D curved glass and 16 million display colors are supported on the display.

Camera

Alcatel 3X uses a dual rear camera setup of 13 MP and 5 MP qualities to capture images. This dual camera setup has a dual tone LED flashsu support it uses to brighten images taken in low light conditions. EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) feature is present; it minimizes the blurring that could occur due to minimal shaking while using the camera. 78-degree wide angle lens and f/2.0 aperture are features that make the camera take note solid images. At the fore, a 5 megapixel camera is at hand to snap the selfies. Supporting the camera is the LED flash and the 120-degree wide angle lens.

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CPU, OS & Storage 

MediaTek MT6739 is the chipset controlling operations on this device. It encloses a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU that clocks at 1.3 GHz. The GPU present on the device is the PowerVR GE8100. Unlike Android Oreo OS found in Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3X sports the Android Nougat OS. For multitasking, it has two variants – 2 GB / 3 GB while for its storage, it has 16 GB / 32 GB variants that can be expanded using a MicroSD card.

Battery

Alcatel 3X uses a non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh battery as its duration source.

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Alcatel 3X Full Specifications Table 

General

Device TypeSmartphone
ModelAlcatel 3X
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
Dimensions153.5 x 71.6 x 8.5 mm
Weight144g
Body MaterialPlastic / Metallic
ColoursBlue, Black, Gold

Display                                                               

Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size5.7”
Resolution1440*720 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density282 PPI
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionYes
FeaturesCapacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

Primary13 MP + 5 MP
ImageYes
VideoYes
FeaturesHDR, EIS, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
FlashYes, dual tone LED flash
Secondary5 MP with LED flash

Software

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat OS
User InterfaceYes
Java SupportNo
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

ChipsetMediaTek MT6739
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8100
RAM (Memory)2 GB / 3 GB
Internal Storage16 GB / 32 GB
Card SlotExpandable to 128 GB
SensorsFingerprint sensor, 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
Capacity3,000 mAh Battery
PlacementNon-removable
StandbyUp to 179 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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Alcatel 3X upon release will cost around US $220.

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