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Alcatel 1S 2021


Alcatel 1S 2021
Alcatel 1S 2021 (1 Series)
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
PowerVR GE8320, Core: 600 MHz
3 GB 
6.52 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, Capacitive, 10 touch-points, IPS, 2.5D glass, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 16.91 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: Audio jack (3.5 mm), Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, E-Compass, E-Compass
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 5, 8), LTE Cat. 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 165.64 x 75.59 ( = 0.35 x 6.52 x 2.98 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 11
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (1/3.06", 1.12 µm, f/2.0, 77.1°, 5P lenses, PDAF) + 2 MPix (Depth, 1/5", 1.12 µm, f/2.4, 87.3°) + 2 MPix (Macro, 1/5", 1.65 µm, f/2.4, 84°, 3P lenses); 1080p video (30 FPS); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (1/5", 1.12 µm, f/2.2, 76°, 3P lenses), 1080p video (30 FPS)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: onscreen, 10W-Charger, USB-Cable (Micro-USB to USB-A), Headphones, SIM-Tool, Alcatel UI, 24 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 0.42 W/kg, Body-SAR: 1.42 W/kg; Single-Band-GNSS: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, fanless
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 64 g ( = 2.26 oz / 0.14 pounds)
130 Euro



Average Score: 67.87% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 31%, features: 39%, display: 83% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Alcatel 1S 2021

73.6% Alcatel 1S (2021) review - Cheap entry-level smartphone with setbacks | Notebookcheck
The Alcatel 1S hardly gets any improvements this year. The focus is mainly on the latest Android version and the slightly larger display. You can find out why this is a bit too meager in the review.
50% Alcatel 1S Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We’ve been covering Alcatel phones for a number of years now, and some familiar observations and criticisms continue to apply. The Alcatel 1S, like its predecessors, is extremely cheap, which is its one outstanding virtue. For less than £100 you’re getting a functional smartphone that can handle all of the basics. For anyone who simply wants a phone for calling and messaging, that may just be enough. However, for anyone looking for a bit more from their phone, it doesn’t quite pass muster. Its archaic chip fails to offer any fluidity, its display is dim and low-res, and its camera system only operates effectively in bright yet even lighting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

80% Alcatel 1S 2021: spotgoedkope smartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%


Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

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.

Helio P22 MT6762: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» 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.

67.87%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-06-22)