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Alcatel 3 2019


Alcatel 3 2019
Alcatel 3 2019 (3 Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.90 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 291 PPI, capacitive, TCL-Display, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 24 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, with 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900. 3G/UMTS: B1, B2, B5, B8. 4G/LTE: Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.99 x 151.1 x 69.7 ( = 0.31 x 5.95 x 2.74 in)
3500 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 28 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 21 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 900 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 950 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.0, 1/3", 1.12μm) + 5 MPix (f/2.4, 1/5", 1.12 μm)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12 μm
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Up to 128 GB microSD cards. FAT and FAT32 file systems supported, 24 Months Warranty, USB power adapter, MicroUSB cable, headphones, fanless
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
180 Euro



Average Score: 70.86% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 42%, features: 39%, display: 79% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Alcatel 3 2019

76.3% Alcatel 3 (2019) Smartphone Review: A cheap handset that runs smoothly | Notebookcheck
The Alcatel 3 (2019) immediately impressed us with its smooth performance. Read on to find out what hardware allows the 180-Euro (~US$199) device to perform so surprisingly well.
70% Alcatel 3 -- 2019
Source: Gadgetspeak English version
Overall, the Alcatel 3 (2019) has a satisfactory performance and a reasonable range of features. It is available on Amazon at £128.15 which is a price that should appeal especially to the younger market for whom the AR Emojis will have a particular appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% workmanship: 60%
Alcatel 3 (2019) : Australian Hands On Test
Source: Ausdroid English version
We’ve had a bit of time to test the Alcatel 3 (2019) Australian model and found it to be more than serviceable. Gone are the days when spending about $300 meant that your phone was slow, ugly, never got any updates and had hardly any storage space onboard. At $279 RRP per Alcatel 3 (2019) you could buy two of these for your kids and two of them for your parents and still have change left over compared to the RRP of a flagship phone from Samsung, Huawei, OPPO etc. The Alcatel 3 (2019) will be available for purchase from Officeworks and Amazon Australia.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2019
60% Alcatel 3 review: Full Australian review
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
The Alcatel 3 is comforting in its familiarity. If you’ve heard the brand Alcatel before, it’s probably the kind of device you’re thinking of. There’s roughness and brusqueness. It’s unabashed in its compromises and caveats, yet there’s still something here. If you’re after the essentials, it’ll deliver the goods. Anything else? It's a bit of a coin flip. Still, where other budget brands are subtractive and concerned with how much they can strip out of a flagship or mid-tier proposition, TCL’s Alcatel 3 feels like a foundation and something that’s building towards something. I don’t know if I would say it’s a slam-dunk alternative to the other options but it is definitely one worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alcatel 3 review: Extremely average
Source: Android Authority English version
Sadly, this device falls short of the competition in a number of key areas. The smaller, low-res screen feels cramped, performance is sub par, it uses Micro-USB, and it’s running an older version of Android. All these things have been done better on similarly priced handsets. This adds up to an experience that is frustrating as soon as you try to do more than the most basic tasks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2019
Hands on: Alcatel 3 (2019) review
Source: Techradar English version
The Alcatel 3 (2019) could be one of the budget hits of 2019 with what appears to be a great balance of features, power and style for a price that is hugely attractive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

68% Alcatel 3 2019
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 68% price: 90%
Recenzja Alcatel 3 2019. Ogromny postęp wśród budżetowców
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN version
Positive: Beautiful design; big screen; nice performance; support NFC. Negative: Slippery; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2019
80% Alcatel 3 2019 - Обзор "компакт-смартфона" с NFC
Source: Helpix RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%


Model: Alcatel has briefly shown its face in the smartphone industry in the past decade and has gathered a considerable following for its courageous venture in producing budget smartphones that are cohesive in both the specifications and design department. After making its name known among the loyal few and perhaps accumulating sufficient experience under its belt, Alcatel has taken the next step with technology advancements through the announcement of their next release – the Alcatel 3 2019. The Alcatel 3 would immediately grab any potential customer’s attention through its sleek and sophisticated frontal design. Boasting a measured length of 14.99 cm (5.9 inch) of HD+ Super Full View display, the front screen of the Alcatel 3 is only barred by a small teardrop notch at the very top of the phone, which securely houses the device’s front camera. The teardrop notch design projects a simple and uncomplicated aesthetic, in which the Alcatel 3 is made in order to appear more attention-grabbing yet professional-looking all at the same time. The dual camera setup for the Alcatel 3, which composes of a 13 MP and 16 MP pairing is optimized to recognize up to 21 different photo subjects when taking a picture. The dual camera supports real-time bokeh and post-shot refocus in order to ensure that the pictures taken are as envisioned behind the lenses. Though admittedly, as promising as this dual camera setup sounds, it is not the most impressive variant that we have seen in the market. For an inexpensive smartphone, this setup alone is more than satisfactory for complimentary shoots associated with social gatherings or outgoings, but undoubtedly would not serve as the best tool for outdoor journals.

The Alcatel 3 only requires one simple glance in order for it to be easily identified among its rivaling peers thanks to its radiant appearance. Distinguished among others due to its look, the Alcatel 3’s bright and alluring exterior features a creatively merged two-tone colors on its back, delineating from a calming sapphire blue which deepens into an expressive purple and also a jetblack color fading into a gradient of metallic blue. The physical design of the phone is claimed to be premium as it is foretold to feature a silky smooth 2.5D glass coupled with a metallic frame and gleaming shine casing. However, the physique of this aesthetically pleasing device is actually crafted from shiny polycarbonate instead of glass or metal. Needless to say, use of cheap material in order to produce such design brimming with creative expression is one way of staying true to the theme of being an affordable smartphone, albeit to many people’s disappointment should they grasp the Alcatel 3 in their hands.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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

SD 439: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 2 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, and a X9 LTE (Cat. 4/5 - 300 Mbps download) modem. » 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.

70.86%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-04-16)