Experience optimal performance on a Super Full View Display
A powerful core, Snapdragon chipset, long-lasting battery and radiant design, Alcatel 3 has both style and substance. Its powerful dual rear camera with AI and AR technology gives you the high-quality photos you crave, while its HD+ Super Full View Display delivers you a screen perfect for viewing, streaming and sharing.
Alcatel Super Full View Display
Always have the best view in the house with Alcatel 3L’s 5.9-inch HD+ Super Full View Display. Experience your photos, movies, games and more in breathtaking clarity with its expansive 88.4 percent screen-to-body ratio that helps you dive into crisp details.
Alcatel 3L is a smooth operator. Equipped with an SD429 Quad Core chipset, 2GB RAM and long-lasting 3500mAh battery, it makes your life easy with its high-level smooth performance you won’t have to think twice about.
Make every hour a golden hour with Alcatel 3L’s 13+5MP ( interpolated to 16MP + 5MP) dual rear camera. Create photos as vivid as the memories you capture using AI scene detection that automatically enhances 21 different types of photo subjects. Enjoy full camera capabilities including bokeh and use Alcatel 3L’s post-shot refocus to ensure perfect pictures every time.
Google Lens lets you search what you see, get stuff done faster, and interact with the world around you. Find products online, copy and paste text, learn more about landmarks, add events to your calendar, look up movie posters, identify popular plants and animals, and more.
Alcatel 3L has Google Assistant built in. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help. You can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Try asking for directions, setting a reminder or playing music.
Capture attention with Alcatel 3L. Its liquid-smooth 2.5D glass, minimalist camera rings and spectrum engraving provide you a premium profile everywhere life takes you.
Rapid secure access
Enjoy security and instant access with Alcatel 3L’s with Face Key. Unlock your phone with a glance using its 30 degree detection radius, 106 high-precision facial key points and an unlock time of 0.5 seconds for immediate convenience that provides you protection.* Images are for product demonstration only, not taken by the phone.
* * Google, Google Lens, and other related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC
* The Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries.
Android™ 8.1 Oreo™, upgradable to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
SDM429 Quad-Core, 4xA53, 1.8GHz
5.9-inch 19.5:9 Super Full View Display Resolution: HD+ 720x1560 pixels Dragontrail 2.5D glass, compatible with vertical polarized sunglasses
Dimensions: 151.1 x 69.7 x 7.99mm Weight: 145g Finish: Metallic painting
Capacity: 3500mAh Talk time: 28 hours (2G), 21 hourrs (3G), 18 hours (4G) Standby time: 900 hours (2G), 950 hours (3G), 900 hourrs (4G) Charging time: 4.2 hours
Over the last couple of years the budget and mid-range smartphone market has really been heating up.
We are seeing more and more companies coming out with phones, many aspiring brands bringing in higher end features to their budget friendly phones.
This is surely a good thing for consumers, as we are getting better hardware, nicer features and companies that are putting more of their time into their lower tier products.
So Alcatel has previously been featured in this magazine and put through their paces.
Their handsets are lower budget but introduce slightly higher end features, you get fast fingerprint recognition, face unlock, dual cameras, nippy OS and overall a good experience for the price.
The Alcatel 3L was put through a full day of testing and I have to say, it’s a nifty little phone. I absolutely LOVE the Super Full View Display which is a whopping 88.4% screen-to-body ration and really made it a joy to watch movies and YouTube.
It even has that adorable little teardrop design that only gets in the way to house the front facing camera.
The phone feels great, lightweight but sturdy and has a tactile smooth finish to it with beautiful colour renditions on the case.
As well as having a brilliant screen / style it has a decent amount of power under the hood for most cases such as a Quad Core chipset, 2GB RAM and a long-lasting 3500mAh battery.
Most apps runs great, it does struggle a little with more intensive applications but that is pretty much ALL phones in this budget area, as they are turned more towards the higher tier phones.
The dual cameras on the Alcatel 3L will be a selling point for some too, everyone loves having a decent shooter on their smartphone, so why would this be any different?
It houses a 13MP + 5MP dual setup that creates a nice image in bright daylight, it even uses AI scene detection to enhance 21 different types of photo subjects.
You can also use the depth mapping to create bokeh and post-shot refocus your scenes.
Have to say that on a sunny day the images are very pleasing, however once the daylight dips and the scenes become harder to expose, the cameras do struggle to get pleasing noiseless images, but I have to say they do slightly better than most other budget phones I’ve tested this year.
For the price of £109.23, Alcatel warrants a look for your next budget purchase.
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