The Alcatel A7 XL sports dual rear cameras & packs a 4000mAh battery

Alcatel A7 XL

The Alcatel A7 XL was one of the smartphones on display when Alcatel hit the IFA 2017 in Berlin. The 6-inch device is certainly an upgrade from where the Alcatel A7 took its foot off the gas, although there is little to separate them.

The device is surely the bigger of the two 'A Series' siblings costing approximately US$60 more than the A7, at US$332. Here is a full description of the Alcatel A7 XL.

Alcatel A7 XL Specifications, Review and Highlights

Alcatel A7 XL Design

Display & Design

The Alcatel A7 XL sports a large 6.0-inch Full HD 2.5D Curved Glass display with a display resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels resolution. The device is protected against damages from high falls by the Dragontrail Glass. The smartphone comes in an all metal finish and measures 159.6 by 81.5 by 8.65mm in dimensions, weighing 175g.

Camera

The smartphone features a vertical rear dual camera setup of a 12MP camera with dual-tone LED flash plus a 2MP secondary snapper. The front comprises also of a 5MP camera with LED Flash for quality selfies even in low-light conditions.

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Storage & Processor

Alcatel's A7 XL will carry an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750S processor which is clocked at 1.5GHz. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with microSD support for expanding storage.

Software & Hardware

The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat Operating system out of the box. Like the rest of the Alcatel smartphones launched at the IFA 2017, it will sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and two speaker grills are visible just on either side of its micro-USB port.

Battery & Connectivity

The A7 XL smartphone also houses a non-removable 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. Connectivity options include; 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n(2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC.

Alcatel A7 XL Full Phone Specifications

Alcatel A7 XL

General

Device BrandAlcatel
ModelA7 XL
AnnouncedSeptember, 2017
ReleasedQ4 2017 (Expected)
StatusComing

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA
4G NetworkLTE
SIM Typen/a
SIM Countn/a
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Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4Gn/a
SpeedHSPA, LTE
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions159.6 * 81.5 * 8.65 mm
Weight175g
BuildMetal Unibody Design
ColorsMetal Gold Finish & Metal Black

Display

Display TypeFull HD 2.5D Capacitive touchscreen
Size6.0 inches
Resolution1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Colors16M colors
Pixel Densityn/a
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionDragontrail Glass
Featuresn/a

Camera

12MP+2MP dual cameras
n/a
1080p HD Video
Autofocus
  • Rear camera: Yes, Dual-tone LED(12MP)
  • Front camera: Yes, LED Flash
5MP
n/a

Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
n/a
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

MediaTek MT6750S
Number of Processor CoresOcta-core
CPU Speed1.5GHz
GPUn/a
3GB
Internal Storage32GB internal memory
expandable memory with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor
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Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n(2.4GHz and 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)n/a
GPSYes
NFCYes
Yes

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity4000mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standby-
Talk Time-

Messaging

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

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Alcatel A7 XL in Europe, Latin America & India

The Alcatel A7 XL will be available across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa in the last quarter of 2017 at 279 Euros (US$ 332 / Rs. 21,285). The device comes in Metal Black and Metal Gold Finish colours.

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