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Alcatel 1


Alcatel 1
Alcatel 1 (1 Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 960 x 480 pixel 215 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD 32GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, HSPA, LTE, 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, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 17 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 11 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 310 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 300 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
134 g ( = 4.73 oz / 0.3 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
100 Euro



Average Score: 51.8% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alcatel 1

60% Alcatel Smartphone
Source: Gadgetspeak English version
While lacking the high profile of the major players in the manufacture of mobile devices, the Alcatel brand of handsets have been around for several years now. Originally a trademark of Nokia, the Alcatel brand is now released under license by TCL Communication. Recently I have had the opportunity to check out the Alcatel 1 smartphone which is available, SIM-free, from Carphone Wharehouse priced at £59.99.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% workmanship: 60%
20% Alcatel 1 Review: Terrible performance and features all rolled into 1
Source: Toptenreviews English version
You could say this phone has a certain 'je ne sais quoi’, because we don't know what would make anyone buy it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 20%
50% Alcatel 1 Android Go
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The Alcatel 1 is a well-built phone, available for an eye-catching sub-£100 price. However, the quality of its display and the level of its performance simply don’t make the grade.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

59% Recensione Alcatel 1 – Android Go e prezzo realmente basso
Source: Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 59% price: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
70% Alcatel 1 5033D - Экономия, стабильность и приятные сюрпризы. Обзор смартфона на Android Go
Source: Helpix RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%


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 display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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


Alcatel is a French telecommunications company originally founded in 1898. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of cell phones, fixed-line phones, networking and communications solutions, and other telecommunications products. Alcatel is headquartered in Paris, France, and operates worldwide.

The telecommunications equipment manufacturer merged in 2006 to form Alcatel-Lucent. Various business units were sold to other companies, so the Alcatel brand name is used by different companies nowadays. The brand names "Alcatel One Touch" and "Alcatel Idol" are used by the Chinese company TCL for smartphones and tablets.

51.8%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-29)