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Alcatel 1X


Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X (1 Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
, 1GB or 2GB
5.30 inch 18:9, 960 x 480 pixel 203 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS (B1/2/5/8), 4G network LTE (B1/3/7/8/20), GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.1 x 147.5 x 70.9 ( = 0.36 x 5.81 x 2.79 in)
2460 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 26 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 540 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera: 8 MPix (interpolated to 13MP), f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12μm
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (interpolated to 8MP), f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12μm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
151 g ( = 5.33 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
100 Euro



Average Score: 57.75% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 30%, features: 75%, display: 65% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alcatel 1X

56% Alcatel 1X review, an Android Go phone on a budget that keeps you waiting
Source: Android Guys English
In the end, the Alcatel 1X isn’t a fast phone, it’s not great at taking photos, but it is a quality phone for the price. There aren’t many $100 phones that offer an 18:9 aspect ratio and a fingerprint scanner, let alone both. Even though the specs are less than impressive, the use of Android Go helps squeeze out a little extra performance over others that run traditional Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 56% price: 70% performance: 30% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Alcatel 1X
Source: PC Mag English
The Alcatel 1X is a basic unlocked Android phone that costs less than $100, but it makes a number of sacrifices to achieve that low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2018
40% Alcatel 1X: An affordable budget device humbled by ambition
Source: Good Gear Guide English
If you’re looking for a throwaway device with all the functionality that modern Android offers, this’ll tick that box - but it won’t look pretty.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Alcatel 1X review: It's Android Go time
Source: Android Central English
Finally, if $100 is the price you can afford to pay and you want a phone that can do more than calls and SMS from that T9 keyboard, the 1X is a godsend. Literally. Android Go may be designed for that emerging market that companies like to talk about condescendingly from a stage, but it's also a boon for plenty of people in the west as a phone they can afford or as a backup to keep around in case that expensive model meets the pavement and cracks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: Alcatel 1X review
Source: Techradar English
The Alcatel 1X offers those on a super low budget a relatively big screen smartphone experience without too much compromise.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018

Foreign Reviews

Alcatel 1X Günstig, aber nicht hässlich
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2019
75% Recensione Alcatel 1X
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 75% display: 65% mobility: 70% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%


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 quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

0.151 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).

57.75%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04-13)