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Alcatel 1 2021


Alcatel 1 2021
Alcatel 1 2021 (1 Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.00 inch 18:9, 960 x 480 pixel 215 PPI, Capacitive, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, or 16GB
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.8 x 137.6 x 65.7 ( = 0.39 x 5.42 x 2.59 in)
2000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen
134 g ( = 4.73 oz / 0.3 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
60 Euro



Average Score: 40% - bad
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Alcatel 1 2021

40% Alcatel 1 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It feels a little weird steering people away from one of the cheapest phones on the market, especially in these financially challenging times. But while the Alcatel 1 (2021) is incredibly cheap, it is not one of the best cheap phones. The phone’s strangled performance, alarming battery life under load, and flat-out terrible 5-inch display renders it borderline unusable for all but the very lightest of tasks. Web browsing, gaming, and media playback are all badly hamstrung, while the camera fails to produce acceptable results in pretty much any lighting conditions. If you absolutely can’t spend more than £40 on a phone, and only need a handset for the lightest and most occasional of tasks, you could make a case for buying the Alcatel 1 (2021). Otherwise, we’d implore you to save a little extra, spend a little more, and achieve a bare minimum of all-round usability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 40%


Imagination PowerVR GE8100: Integrated graphics card for entry level ARM SoCs. Smallest variant of the Series8XE series of GPUs (GE8xx0) with a peak fillrate of only one pixel/clock.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6739: Entry level quad core soc (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.5 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 4 DL / Cat 5 UL), Wifi and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.134 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


The former French manufacturer of telecommunication equipment merged to Alcatel-Lucent in 2006. Several business segments were sold to other companies, so the Alcatel brand is now used by various companies. The Chinese company TCL uses the brand names "Alcatel One Touch" and "Alcatel Idol" for smartphones and tablets.

The market share in the smartphone + tablet segment is very small, but there are quite some recent reviews in different languages. The ratings are average (as of 2016).

40%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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