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Alcatel 3L 2020


Alcatel 3L 2020
Alcatel 3L 2020 (3 Series)
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
6.22 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Dragontrail 2.5D Glass, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 53.83 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Acceleration and proximity sensor, compass
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (bands 1, 2, 5 and 8), LTE Cat. 4 (bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38 and 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.45 x 158.7 x 74.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.25 x 2.94 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 34 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 30 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 596 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 586 h
Operating System
Android 10
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (wide angle, f/1.8, 1/2.25", 0.8 µm) + 5 MPix (ultra wide angle, GC5035, f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12 µm) + 2 MPix (macro, GC2385, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.65 µm); Camera2 API level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (Fixed focus, 4H7/HI846, f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12 μm)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Power supply (10 Watt), USB cable, SIM tool, headset, documentation, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 1.53 W/kg, body SAR: 1.46 W/kg, single-band GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo and SBAS, fanless
165 g ( = 5.82 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 63 g ( = 2.22 oz / 0.14 pounds)
150 Euro



Average Score: 72.88% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 45%, features: 37%, display: 82% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Alcatel 3L 2020

76.3% Alcatel 3L (2020) Review - Smartphone with Long Runtime and 48-MP Camera | Notebookcheck
The Alcatel 3L wants to impress with a lavish memory equipment, a 4,000 mAh battery and a 48 MP triple camera at a low price. Our review shows which stones are hidden on the road to success.
80% Alcatel 3L (2020) review
Source: Techradar English version
With the Alcatel 3L (2020), the price is key and everything else is secondary. If you want to spend as little as possible on a phone, then this handset isn't going to let you down in any way, though you should make sure you know what to expect before making a purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alcatel 3L Review — A ridiculously cheap phone that’s surprisingly good
Source: Ausdroid English version
As with many things electronic, you can get great bang for your buck through the range (within reason) and this is no exception. But you can also get a lot more phone for a bit more money, the Realme C3 at $269 and Motorola G8 both spring to mind. That’s not to say that the 3L is a bad buy, quite the opposite – if you’re shopping on a really tight budget or just need something low end for someone who doesn’t want or need the bells and whistles then this is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
65% Alcatel 3L review: A modest effort with modest results
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the same time, I can’t say that I really expected any less either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%
76% Review: Alcatel 3L (2019)
Source: What Mobile English version
Apart from that, I like the emoji feature as well as the automatic scene recognition which really does aid with your picture taking. So for £174.99 its a good phone for those on a budget I just would have hoped for more storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
Hands on: Alcatel 3L (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, Medium, Date: 02/25/2019

Foreign Reviews

70% Das ideale Einsteiger-Smartphone
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Alcatel 3L 2019 Einsteigerhandy unter der Lupe
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2019
Alcatel 3L (2020) im Praxis-Test: Das perfekte Einsteiger-Handy?
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN version
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; nice cameras; support both dual SIM and memory card slot. Negative: Poor display; slow Wifi.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/28/2020
Os Contamos Todo Lo Que Ofrece El Alcatel 3L (2020) Tras Probarlo Durante Una Semana
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Compact size; beautiful design; nice triple cameras; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2020
70% Test de l'Alcatel 3L (2020): Un bon smartphone d'entrée de gamme
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%


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.

72.88%: 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: 2019-04-14)