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Alcatel 3T 10 (2020) Review - Cheap 4G tablet with limitations

One for all. The Alcatel tablet starts with a slim MSRP of around 180 Euros (~$180) and wants to be understood as a low-cost business tablet. Expectations should not be too high in view of the price. What else the 3T 10 has apart from LTE and why it is worth a second look can be found out in our review.
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Processor
Mediatek MT8766B 4 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.10 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 149 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 17 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: Audio Jack, USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), Sensors: Hall, G-Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 5, 8), LTE Cat. 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.35 x 243.3 x 161.2 ( = 0.37 x 9.58 x 6.35 in)
Battery
5500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix (Fixed focus, 1/5", 1.12 μm, f/2.4, 3P lenses, EIS), Camera2-API: Full
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (Fixed focus, 1/5", 1.12 μm, f/2.4, 3P lenses, EIS)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: onscreen, 10W-Charger, USB-Cabel, Quick Start Guide, SIM-Tool, 24 Months Warranty, Body-SAR: 1.55 W/kg, IP52, DRM Widevine L3, Single-Band-GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, SBAS, fanless
Weight
462 g ( = 16.3 oz / 1.02 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
180 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
77 %7
02/2021
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Helio MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300
462 g32 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1280x800
78 %7
12/2020
Medion LifeTab E10802
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320
503 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.00"1920x1200
79 %7
12/2019
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3
504 g32 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200
81 %7
05/2019
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2
460 g32 GB eMMC Flash10.10"1920x1200

Case, equipment and operation

The Alcatel 3T 10 4G (2020) is cased in a unibody case made of plastic, which is pleasantly grippy due to its surface texture. The design is certainly not a highlight, but it leaves a solid impression and is cleanly manufactured

The equipment is kept slim. The USB 2.0 port has the current Type-C design, but is only used for charging the tablet and exchanging data with a computer; OTG is not supported. The card slot accommodates one nano-SIM and one microSD card

The Alcatel 3T 10 accesses the data network via LTE Cat. 4 on the move, which is not particularly fast, but it is easily sufficient for surfing and smaller data transfers or streams are also handled effortlessly. Even the apps for telephony and SMS messages are preinstalled. Thanks to Wi-Fi 5, the tablet is also fast in WLAN networks and convinces with a good range and quite stable transmission rates in the test

The Android 10 interface is slim and TCL only installs a few useful apps. There are no third-party apps except for an Office Suite, which grants a seven-day free trial period

The capacitive touchscreen of the Alcatel 3T 10 (2020) implements inputs quickly and reliably. However, biometric security features like a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition are not available

Size comparison

262 mm / 10.3 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 9.8 mm / 0.3858 inch 504 g1.111 lbs247 mm / 9.72 inch 171 mm / 6.73 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 503 g1.109 lbs245.2 mm / 9.65 inch 149.4 mm / 5.88 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 460 g1.014 lbs243.3 mm / 9.58 inch 161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 462 g1.019 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
348 (310min - 358max) MBit/s ∼100%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
321 (302min - 327max) MBit/s ∼92% -8%
Medion LifeTab E10802
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
317 (164min - 333max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
298 (239min - 314max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Medion LifeTab E10802
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
329 (99min - 384max) MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
299 (279min - 310max) MBit/s ∼91% +1%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
297 (149min - 312max) MBit/s ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
290 (274min - 309max) MBit/s ∼88% -2%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø341 (310-358)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø293 (149-312)

Cameras - 5 MP on both sides

Front camera recording
Front camera recording

The Alcatel 3T 10 (2020) has a 5 MP camera on both the front and the back. The one on the front delivers good quality for video conferencing, but the photos are characterized by noise even in good light

The lens on the back is at best suitable for digitizing documents when there is enough light. Unfortunately, however, TCL does without an auxiliary LED. Photos are low-contrast, with dull colors and lacking dynamics

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

WeitwinkelWeitwinkelZoom (4/5-fach)Low-Light
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.7 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020: 47.28 ∆E min: 13.42 - max: 93.71 ∆E
ColorChecker
10.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
4 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020: 8.93 ∆E min: 4.02 - max: 15.76 ∆E

Display - IPS with low sharpness

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The 10.1-inch (25.65 cm) IPS display of the Alcatel 3T 10 4G (2020) is not fully laminated and the pixel density is quite low, so pixel structures are visible to the naked eye. Furthermore, DRM certification is missing, which means that appropriately protected content cannot be played in HD and is not much fun on the 3T 10

The brightness values are okay, but Alcatel's tablet quickly reaches its limits on sunny days. Furthermore, there is no integrated ambient light sensor, so the user has to manually adjust the brightness. The black value is also higher in the APL50 measurement (0.30 cd/m²), which reduces the contrast to 1,247:1

386
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
334
cd/m²
374
cd/m²
365
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 386 cd/m² Average: 361.9 cd/m² Minimum: 3.56 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 375 cd/m²
Contrast: 2206:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
84.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.17
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
IPS, 1280x800, 10.10
Medion LifeTab E10802
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.00
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
IPS, 1920x1200, 10.10
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 10.10
Response Times
-35%
14%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50.4 (23.6, 26.8)
71.2
-41%
49.6 (26, 23.6)
2%
52.8 (26.8, 26)
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
34 (18.8, 15.2)
43.6 (22.4, 21.2)
-28%
25.6 (8.4, 17.2)
25%
31.6 (13.6, 18)
7%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-39%
-21%
-17%
Brightness middle
375
335
-11%
449
20%
401
7%
Brightness
362
319
-12%
425
17%
396
9%
Brightness Distribution
87
85
-2%
89
2%
86
-1%
Black Level *
0.17
0.29
-71%
0.6
-253%
0.5
-194%
Contrast
2206
1155
-48%
748
-66%
802
-64%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.6
7.6
-36%
3.1
45%
2.9
48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.6
14.1
-33%
6.4
40%
5.8
45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5
10
-100%
3.8
24%
4.1
18%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.44 90%
2.09 105%
2.36 93%
CCT
7667 85%
10228 64%
7202 90%
7263 89%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-37% / -38%
-4% / -14%
-8% / -13%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 15.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.6 ms rise
↘ 26.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 83 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9687 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB)
outdoors
outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The Alcatel 3T 10 (8094X) is powered by a MediaTek MT8766B, which is a tablet SoC from the lower entry-level segment. The 2 GB working memory underline the low ambitions. The overall package nevertheless delivers decent system performance. Only more demanding apps take a bit longer to start. The tablet is also not recommended for gaming enthusiasts. Everything can be executed, but modern 3D games judder noticeably even when the details are reduced

Due to the low power reserves and the large surface area, the Alcatel 3T 10 barely warms up even under load

Behind the two speaker grilles on the lower long side, there is only one speaker on the left, which provides a dull, hollow and weak soundscape. The jack port, which has a very low signal-to-noise ratio (31.79 dBFS), is equally unconvincing. It sounds better via USB-C or Bluetooth

The low performance and panel resolution also have their advantages. Alcatel's tablet achieves very long runtimes despite the comparatively small 5,500 mAh battery

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
455 Points ∼24%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
817 Points ∼44% +80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
596 Points ∼32% +31%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
455 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (455 - 4712, n=27)
1873 Points ∼100% +312%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
133 Points ∼24%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
158 Points ∼28% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
239 Points ∼43% +80%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
133 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (133 - 1593, n=27)
560 Points ∼100% +321%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4808 Points ∼88%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4536 Points ∼83% -6%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
5056 Points ∼93% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
5452 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
4808 Points ∼88% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (4267 - 12603, n=64)
4950 Points ∼91% +3%
3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
% ∼0%
Average of class Tablet
  (99.1 - 99.7, n=2)
99.4 % ∼100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0%
Average of class Tablet
 
8955 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
Points ∼0%
Average of class Tablet
  (371 - 6632, n=2)
3502 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
853 Points ∼29%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
957 Points ∼32% +12%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2966 Points ∼100% +248%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1755 Points ∼59% +106%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
853 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (650 - 4756, n=65)
1936 Points ∼65% +127%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
258 Points ∼12%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
396 Points ∼19% +53%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
986 Points ∼47% +282%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
547 Points ∼26% +112%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
258 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (99 - 12112, n=65)
2109 Points ∼100% +717%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
305 Points ∼17%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
455 Points ∼25% +49%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1158 Points ∼64% +280%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
646 Points ∼36% +112%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
305 Points ∼17% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (129 - 7701, n=65)
1811 Points ∼100% +494%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
860 Points ∼29%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
969 Points ∼33% +13%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2963 Points ∼100% +245%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1716 Points ∼58% +100%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
860 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (739 - 4702, n=72)
1830 Points ∼62% +113%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
475 Points ∼14%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
733 Points ∼22% +54%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1455 Points ∼43% +206%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
822 Points ∼25% +73%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
475 Points ∼14% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (165 - 28751, n=72)
3348 Points ∼100% +605%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
527 Points ∼23%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
775 Points ∼34% +47%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1641 Points ∼72% +211%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
930 Points ∼41% +76%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
527 Points ∼23% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (207 - 13454, n=72)
2276 Points ∼100% +332%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
833 Points ∼29%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1018 Points ∼36% +22%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2832 Points ∼100% +240%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1704 Points ∼60% +105%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
833 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (729 - 4201, n=81)
1835 Points ∼65% +120%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
236 Points ∼14%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
341 Points ∼21% +44%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
990 Points ∼60% +319%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
542 Points ∼33% +130%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
236 Points ∼14% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (55 - 9612, n=81)
1663 Points ∼100% +605%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
281 Points ∼19%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
400 Points ∼26% +42%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1157 Points ∼77% +312%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
639 Points ∼42% +127%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
281 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (70 - 7098, n=83)
1512 Points ∼100% +438%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
829 Points ∼29%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1009 Points ∼36% +22%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2818 Points ∼100% +240%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1702 Points ∼60% +105%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
829 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (56 - 4482, n=85)
1730 Points ∼61% +109%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
453 Points ∼19%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
655 Points ∼28% +45%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1434 Points ∼61% +217%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
708 Points ∼30% +56%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
453 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (42 - 14283, n=85)
2364 Points ∼100% +422%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
504 Points ∼27%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
710 Points ∼38% +41%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
1610 Points ∼86% +219%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
814 Points ∼43% +62%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
504 Points ∼27% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (53 - 9238, n=86)
1874 Points ∼100% +272%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
13779 Points ∼73%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11431 Points ∼61% -17%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
18829 Points ∼100% +37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
12994 Points ∼69% -6%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
13779 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (3675 - 51436, n=177)
14491 Points ∼77% +5%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
8643 Points ∼34%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11994 Points ∼47% +39%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
19615 Points ∼76% +127%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
13794 Points ∼53% +60%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
8643 Points ∼34% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (2109 - 221941, n=177)
25792 Points ∼100% +198%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
9424 Points ∼48%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11864 Points ∼61% +26%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
19435 Points ∼100% +106%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
13608 Points ∼70% +44%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
9424 Points ∼48% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (2411 - 110846, n=178)
19070 Points ∼98% +102%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
3 fps ∼29%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
2.3 fps ∼23% -23%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
4.3 fps ∼42% +43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
3 fps ∼29% 0%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
3 fps ∼29% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.7 - 49, n=37)
10.2 fps ∼100% +240%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.87 fps ∼9%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼14% +61%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
2.6 fps ∼27% +199%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1.8 fps ∼19% +107%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
0.87 fps ∼9% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.8 - 51.1, n=37)
9.71 fps ∼100% +1016%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.7 fps ∼31%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.7 fps ∼25% -21%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
7.4 fps ∼49% +57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.9 fps ∼32% +4%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
4.7 fps ∼31% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.7 - 58, n=37)
15.1 fps ∼100% +221%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
Mediatek MT8766B, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.4 fps ∼9%
Medion LifeTab E10802
Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.9 fps ∼15% +63%
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
Mediatek MT8183, Mali-G72 MP3, 2048
7.6 fps ∼29% +217%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
5 fps ∼19% +108%
Average Mediatek MT8766B
 
2.4 fps ∼9% 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.7 - 134, n=37)
26.5 fps ∼100% +1004%
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020Medion LifeTab E10802Amazon Fire HD 10 2019Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-10%
37%
8%
1%
-28%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.05 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
61.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
51.96 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-18%
65.59 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
52.7 (3.4 - 87.1, n=175)
-16%
50.7 (14 - 73.8, n=75)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
80.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
77.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-8%
81.16 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
71.7 (8.2 - 96.5, n=175)
-14%
68.7 (17.6 - 87.7, n=75)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
13.54
10.32
-24%
23.28
72%
11.37
-16%
19.7 (0.75 - 89.5, n=218)
45%
11.9 (0.13 - 262, n=228)
-12%
Random Read 4KB
36.01
27.36
-24%
74.99
108%
62.56
74%
41.7 (3.59 - 117, n=218)
16%
26.2 (1.04 - 230, n=228)
-27%
Sequential Write 256KB
104
101.17
-3%
180.1
73%
90.71
-13%
97.2 (14.8 - 189, n=218)
-7%
57.9 (2.04 - 732, n=228)
-44%
Sequential Read 256KB
287.27
274.66
-4%
266.16
-7%
300.03
4%
241 (25.8 - 452, n=218)
-16%
152 (6.75 - 1789, n=228)
-47%

Gaming-Benchmarks

0102030405060Tooltip
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.2.0: Ø25.2 (7-27)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.2.0: Ø25.1 (15-27)
; Call of Duty Mobile; 1.0.19: Ø37.9 (17-52)
; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 2.0.0.3727: Ø44.1 (30-53)

Temperature

Max. Load
 26.3 °C
79 F
25.2 °C
77 F
26.3 °C
79 F
 
 26.8 °C
80 F
25.1 °C
77 F
26.4 °C
80 F
 
 26.3 °C
79 F
24.6 °C
76 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 26.8 °C = 80 F
Average: 25.9 °C = 79 F
25.4 °C
78 F
24.9 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
25.9 °C
79 F
25.1 °C
77 F
25.2 °C
77 F
25.4 °C
78 F
24.9 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
Maximum: 25.9 °C = 79 F
Average: 25.2 °C = 77 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.4 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 26.8 °C / 80 F, compared to the average of 34.5 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.1 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.


Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.635.32529.434.4312938.34027.630.25040.537.16326.829.98021.426.210019.92012522.316.616015.623.920013.124.125010.729.331511.534.240013.64250010.347.863011.252.38001153.1100010.355.6125011.555.3160011.953.320001257.225001260.8315012.363.740001365.2500012.862.5630013.262.8800014.558.31000013.563.21250013.756.81600014.351.4SPL24.872.6N0.627.2median 12.8median 53.3Delta1.312.838.924.330.93226.32827.326.433.130.926.322.224.224.924.43618.14422.552.518.55117.557.714.766.115.266.314.670.11574.213.473.814.370.713.868.813.568.613.772.113.575.114.276.613.971.914.676.414.976.114.978.714.775.214.765.4155326.686.20.869.5median 14.7median 70.11.88.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAlcatel 3T 10 4G 2020Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 72% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020
5500 mAh
Medion LifeTab E10802
6000 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 10 2019
6300 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
6150 mAh
Average of class Tablet
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
915
730
-20%
950
4%
723
-21%
597 (188 - 1190, n=144)
-35%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 88)
15h 15min

Pros

+ good battery runtimes
+ LTE including telephony
+ Expandable memory

Cons

- lame SoC
- low display resolution
- weak loudspeaker
- only DRM Widevine L3

Verdict - Alcatel tablet with long runtimes and LTE

In review: Alcatel 3T 10 4G (2020, 8094X). Test device provided by TCL Germany.
In review: Alcatel 3T 10 4G (2020, 8094X). Test device provided by TCL Germany.

Whether the Alcatel 3T 10 (2020) is actually suitable as a full-fledged business tablet depends not least on the user's own demands. The tablet leaves an overall good impression in the test, but also requires a certain amount of willingness to compromise

The integrated LTE modem and the long battery runtimes ensure all-day mobility. However, the display is less suitable for representative tasks due to its low brightness and resolution

The Alcatel 3T 10 4G (2020) convinces with long battery runtimes and LTE

The 3T 10 is also not a multimedia wonder. It simply lacks computing power for complex games and the speakers are not very good for music playback

However, those looking for a mobile office companion with 4G or for simple administrative tasks will certainly have found a cheap LTE tablet in Alcatel's 3T 10 (2020), which hardly has to fear competition in terms of price

Price and availability

The Alcatel tablet with 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and LTE is available via Amazon-Marketplace, among others. TCL itself names Otto as the distribution partner for Germany.

Alcatel 3T 10 4G 2020 - 02/05/2021 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
72 / 80 → 90%
Pointing Device
79%
Connectivity
39 / 70 → 56%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
91%
Display
79%
Games Performance
4 / 78 → 5%
Application Performance
37 / 92 → 41%
Temperature
97%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
39 / 85 → 46%
Average
66%
77%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2021-02- 6 (Update: 2021-02- 6)
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Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - @Tellheim
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