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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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2019
75% Recensione Alcatel 1X
Source: Italian IT→EN version
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.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» 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.

57.75%: 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: 2018-04-13)