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Alcatel 3


Alcatel 3
Alcatel 3 (3 Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.50 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 293 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD card up to 128GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, E-compass, fingerprint sensor, 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): 8.5 x 147.1 x 68.8 ( = 0.33 x 5.79 x 2.71 in)
3000 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 25 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 17 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 460 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 450 h
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (interpolated to 16MP), f/2.0, 1/3", 1.12μm
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (interpolated to 8MP), f/2.4, 1/5”, 1.12μm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
145 g ( = 5.11 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
200 Euro



Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Alcatel 3

Hands on: Alcatel 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alcatel 3 offers a lot of features considering it's an affordable handset, but it doesn't impress us as much as the Alcatel 3V or 3X, so it's a tough one to recommend right now.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2018

Foreign Reviews

Alcatel 3 Das günstige und auffällige Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2019
Alcatel 3, primeras impresiones: compacto, con pantalla de casi seis pulgadas y por menos de 200 euros
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Low price; big screen. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Alcatel 3, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; elegant design; solid workmanship. Negative: Low performance; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2018
Najładniejszy smartfon do 500 złotych? Recenzja Alcatel 3
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice screen; fast fingerprint sensor; decent speakers; long battery life. Negative: Slow system; weak connectivity; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2018
78% Uygun fiyatı ve tasarımıyla göze çarpıyor: Alcatel 3 incelemesi
Source: TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
77% Alcatel 3 incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 77%
Шустрый бюджетник с большим экраном и NFC: тестируем Alcatel 3 (2019)
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; large screen; fast fingerprint sensor; nice face unlock; support NFC chip. Negative: Easy to scratch; sleek body; average cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2019


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.

0.145 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).

77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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


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