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Alcatel 3X 2020 Smartphone Review - Battery power full

Thick sandwich. The Alcatel 3X wants to convince with a lot of memory and a 5.000 mAh battery. It is joined by a quad camera, the heart of which is a 48-MP sensor. Sounds promising and can convince in the test in many areas. However, as the price of around 180 euros suggests, some compromises have to be made.
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Alcatel 3X 2020 (3 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.52 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audiojack, USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), 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), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.09 x 165 x 75 ( = 0.36 x 6.5 x 2.95 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (Wide, 1/2.8", 1.12 μm, f/1.8, lenses 5P) + 5 MPix (Ultra Wide, 1/5", 1.12 μm, f/2.2, lenses 4P) + 2 MPix (Macro, 1/5", 1.75 μm, f/2.4, lenses 3P)+ 2 MPix (Depth, 1/5", 1.75 μm, f/2.4, lenses 3P), Camera2-API-Level: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (fix focus, 1/4", 1.12 μm, f/2.0, lenses 4P)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: onscreen, power adapter (10 W), USB cable, headset, clear case, documentation , 24 Months Warranty, Body-SAR: 1.56 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.83 W/kg, DRM Widevine L3, Single-Band-GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, fanless
Weight
186 g ( = 6.56 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
77 %7
12/2020
Alcatel 3X 2020
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
186 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.52"1600x720
83 %7
06/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
SD 720G, Adreno 618
209 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.67"2400x1080
79 %7
06/2020
Samsung Galaxy A41
Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2
152 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.10"2400x1080
75 %7
09/2020
Blu G90
Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320
185 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case, equipment and operation

The Alcatel 3X (2020) is available in black and petrol. The plastic case is cleanly processed and despite the large battery not too heavy. The hybrid SIM slot can hold either two nano-SIMs or a microSD card instead of the second SIM

The equipment is quite typical for this price class, but above all it can't keep up with that of the Redmi smartphones. Despite a jack plug, there is no integrated Ukw radio receiver. However, the microSD slot supports the exFAT file system

Unfortunately, NFC does not exist and the WLAN module also only supports the IEEE 802.11 standards b/g/n, so that only the 2.4 GHz network can be used and also the speeds are quite low in combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12

The voice quality of the Alcatel 3X is quite good and delivers a solid performance when the smartphone is held to the ear. The suppression of ambient noise works properly, only extremely loud noise causes intermittent interruptions. The speaker does reverberate a bit, but can be quite convincing in a quiet environment

As operating system Google Android 10 is used, over which the manufacturer touches its own UI, which has a good user guidance. At the time of testing, the security updates are as of October 5, 2020, where an additional patch per quarter can be expected

A fingerprint sensor on the back is responsible for biometric security, which is not one of the fastest, but works reliably. Face recognition unlocks more quickly, but is only two-dimensional and therefore less secure. The system speed is a bit sluggish. Again and again there are small juddering movements, which is mainly due to the weak SoC

Size comparison

165.75 mm / 6.53 inch 76.68 mm / 3.02 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs165 mm / 6.5 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 9.09 mm / 0.3579 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs164.6 mm / 6.48 inch 76.5 mm / 3.01 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs149.9 mm / 5.9 inch 69.8 mm / 2.75 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 152 g0.3351 lbs
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Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
551 (465min - 583max) MBit/s ∼100% +789%
Samsung Galaxy A41
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
349 (339min - 355max) MBit/s ∼63% +463%
Blu G90
802.11a/b/g/n
347 (331min - 351max) MBit/s ∼63% +460%
Alcatel 3X 2020
802.11 b/g/n
62 (18min - 93max) MBit/s ∼11%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
619 (283min - 670max) MBit/s ∼100% +1206%
Samsung Galaxy A41
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
365 (349min - 370max) MBit/s ∼59% +670%
Blu G90
802.11a/b/g/n
319 (278min - 336max) MBit/s ∼52% +573%
Alcatel 3X 2020
802.11 b/g/n
47.4 (33min - 60max) MBit/s ∼8%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø46.9 (33-60)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø62.1 (18-93)

Cameras - Quad camera does not have to hide

Selfie with the Alcatel 3X
Selfie with the Alcatel 3X

In addition to the 48-MP main camera, TCL provides the Alcatel 3X with ultra-wide angle, macro and depth optics. However, these are rather nice accessories and are not really convincing with their imaging performance

It is different with the main camera, which succeeds in taking balanced photos in daylight. The digital zoom is limited to a fourfold magnification despite the high sensor resolution. But its quality is surprisingly good and is suitable for everyday use

The selfies are a little pale, but deliver a good image sharpness and a quite balanced composition. Only with bright backgrounds, burnt out areas appear quickly

The Alcatel 3X (2020) can at best record videos in Full HD with up to 30 frames per second

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.

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ColorChecker
12 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
6 ∆E
13 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Alcatel 3X 2020: 9.85 ∆E min: 3.23 - max: 18.47 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.6 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
28 ∆E
64 ∆E
63.1 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
74.6 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
83.9 ∆E
69.4 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Alcatel 3X 2020: 45.95 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 83.92 ∆E

Display - High contrast IPS panel in Alcatel 3X

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The 6.52-inch IPS display of the Alcatel 3X (2020) can become quite bright at almost 500 cd/m² and can also provide this luminosity with an even distribution of light and dark areas (APL50) as well as in manual mode

For a full black display, the panel appears to be additionally dimmed, allowing for a bearish contrast ratio. With APL50 measurement, the black level rises again and reaches 0.24 cd/m². This causes the contrast ratio to drop to 2,133:1, which is still an excellent value

The panel only has to accept criticism regarding the resolution and the missing DRM certification will annoy streaming fans

510
cd/m²
505
cd/m²
486
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
510
cd/m²
483
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
469
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 510 cd/m² Average: 491.4 cd/m² Minimum: 5.56 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 510 cd/m²
Contrast: 5667:1 (Black: 0.09 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 6.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
96.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.31
Alcatel 3X 2020
IPS, 1600x720, 6.52
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Samsung Galaxy A41
Super AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Blu G90
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Response Times
-11%
87%
-3%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
45.6 (22, 23.6)
44.8 (20.4, 24.4)
2%
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
88%
45 (22, 23)
1%
Response Time Black / White *
20.8 (8.4, 12.4)
25.6 (10.8, 14.8)
-23%
3.2 (2, 1.2)
85%
22 (11, 11)
-6%
PWM Frequency
2404 (43)
245.1 (99)
Screen
-17%
34%
-33%
Brightness middle
510
610
20%
554
9%
511
0%
Brightness
491
579
18%
559
14%
498
1%
Brightness Distribution
92
92
0%
92
0%
88
-4%
Black Level *
0.09
0.37
-311%
0.31
-244%
Contrast
5667
1649
-71%
1648
-71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6
1.8
70%
2
67%
4.76
21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.9
3
75%
7.7
35%
9.01
24%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.9
2.5
64%
1.6
77%
6.3
9%
Gamma
2.31 95%
2.31 95%
2.11 104%
2.275 97%
CCT
7971 82%
6864 95%
6589 99%
7969 82%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -16%
61% / 47%
-18% / -27%

* ... 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
20.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 23.6 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. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.1 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14825 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) 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)
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Alcatel 3X outdoor
Alcatel 3X outdoor

Performance, emissions and battery life

The system performance of the SoC in the Alcatel 3X (2020) is not really convincing. Although the user interface can be navigated quite smoothly, even the start of the browser sometimes takes several seconds. If you like to play games, you have to be satisfied with undemanding casual games, more complex titles can be played, but then you have to expect jerkiness even with low details. However, the tight performance also ensures that the surface temperatures remain at a low level at all times

The Alcatel smartphone's loudspeaker has a background noise audible in quiet sequences, but otherwise delivers a solid sound. With the audio jack, the user has to be satisfied with below average quality. In addition, TCL does without a radio receiver despite the analog interface

In terms of battery life, the Alcatel 3X makes up some ground. We were able to surf the WLAN for almost two days without interruption. In everyday life, four to five days of moderate use should be possible with one battery charge

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
150 Points ∼26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
569 Points ∼100% +279%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
357 Points ∼63% +138%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
141 Points ∼25% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (134 - 155, n=9)
142 Points ∼25% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=234, last 2 years)
566 Points ∼99% +277%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
873 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
1771 Points ∼91% +103%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1222 Points ∼63% +40%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
855 Points ∼44% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (475 - 883, n=9)
761 Points ∼39% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4455, n=234, last 2 years)
1940 Points ∼100% +122%
PCMark for Android
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
9091 Points ∼91%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7594 Points ∼76%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
6426 Points ∼64%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4404 - 7465, n=18)
5847 Points ∼59%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=223, last 2 years)
9982 Points ∼100%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
5112 Points ∼65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
7829 Points ∼99% +53%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6742 Points ∼86% +32%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5027 Points ∼64% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3805 - 5380, n=21)
4696 Points ∼60% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=267, last 2 years)
7878 Points ∼100% +54%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
13675 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
38315 Points ∼95% +180%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
20885 Points ∼52% +53%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9835 - 13960, n=20)
11460 Points ∼28% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=207, last 2 years)
40247 Points ∼100% +194%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
13392 Points ∼23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
51789 Points ∼89% +287%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22232 Points ∼38% +66%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9536 - 13491, n=20)
11373 Points ∼20% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=207, last 2 years)
58049 Points ∼100% +333%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
14768 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
20054 Points ∼86% +36%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
17231 Points ∼74% +17%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (9080 - 15891, n=20)
12110 Points ∼52% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=207, last 2 years)
23323 Points ∼100% +58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
830 Points ∼23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3534 Points ∼100% +326%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1229 Points ∼35% +48%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
715 Points ∼20% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (428 - 830, n=23)
633 Points ∼18% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=260, last 2 years)
3369 Points ∼95% +306%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
749 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3620 Points ∼92% +383%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1093 Points ∼28% +46%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
656 Points ∼17% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (370 - 750, n=23)
572 Points ∼15% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=260, last 2 years)
3943 Points ∼100% +426%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1074 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3263 Points ∼100% +204%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2181 Points ∼67% +103%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1045 Points ∼32% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (854 - 1185, n=23)
1026 Points ∼31% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=260, last 2 years)
2756 Points ∼84% +157%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
873 Points ∼22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3645 Points ∼92% +318%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1630 Points ∼41% +87%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
747 Points ∼19% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (513 - 873, n=23)
770 Points ∼20% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=276, last 2 years)
3948 Points ∼100% +352%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
822 Points ∼16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3785 Points ∼76% +360%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1486 Points ∼30% +81%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
717 Points ∼14% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (452 - 823, n=23)
719 Points ∼14% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=276, last 2 years)
4986 Points ∼100% +507%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1114 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3226 Points ∼100% +190%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2466 Points ∼76% +121%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
878 Points ∼27% -21%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (900 - 1195, n=23)
1032 Points ∼32% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=274, last 2 years)
2908 Points ∼90% +161%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
435 Points ∼17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2499 Points ∼95% +474%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1160 Points ∼44% +167%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
387 Points ∼15% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (269 - 470, n=22)
383 Points ∼15% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=258, last 2 years)
2629 Points ∼100% +504%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
372 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2356 Points ∼85% +533%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1016 Points ∼36% +173%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
329 Points ∼12% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (222 - 405, n=22)
326 Points ∼12% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=258, last 2 years)
2786 Points ∼100% +649%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1057 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3170 Points ∼100% +200%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2296 Points ∼72% +117%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1016 Points ∼32% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (860 - 1175, n=22)
1022 Points ∼32% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=258, last 2 years)
2802 Points ∼88% +165%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
491 Points ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2667 Points ∼84% +443%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼37% +140%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
429 Points ∼13% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (426 - 536, n=22)
482 Points ∼15% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=274, last 2 years)
3193 Points ∼100% +550%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
424 Points ∼12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
2539 Points ∼71% +499%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1028 Points ∼29% +142%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
377 Points ∼11% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (368 - 467, n=22)
418 Points ∼12% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=274, last 2 years)
3570 Points ∼100% +742%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1091 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
3236 Points ∼100% +197%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2427 Points ∼75% +122%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
825 Points ∼25% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (912 - 1188, n=22)
1036 Points ∼32% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=274, last 2 years)
2959 Points ∼91% +171%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
Points ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=90, last 2 years)
2754 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
Points ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=87, last 2 years)
2964 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
% ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (26.6 - 99.8, n=79, last 2 years)
89.5 % ∼100%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
7.2 fps ∼32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
17 fps ∼77% +136%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.5 fps ∼34% +4%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
6.8 fps ∼31% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (6.4 - 7.6, n=21)
6.9 fps ∼31% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=280, last 2 years)
22.2 fps ∼100% +208%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
4 fps ∼16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
18 fps ∼70% +350%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.5 fps ∼29% +88%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.7 fps ∼14% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (3.5 - 4.7, n=21)
3.81 fps ∼15% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=279, last 2 years)
25.6 fps ∼100% +540%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
4.6 fps ∼31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
11 fps ∼74% +139%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4.9 fps ∼33% +7%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.3 fps ∼29% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (4.1 - 4.8, n=21)
4.35 fps ∼29% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=280, last 2 years)
14.8 fps ∼100% +222%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Alcatel 3X 2020
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1.5 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, Adreno 618, 6144
6.9 fps ∼68% +360%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.8 fps ∼28% +87%
Blu G90
Mediatek Helio A25, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.3 fps ∼13% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
  (1.3 - 1.6, n=21)
1.39 fps ∼14% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=279, last 2 years)
10.1 fps ∼100% +573%
Alcatel 3X 2020Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProSamsung Galaxy A41Blu G90Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
169%
97%
1%
51%
211%
Sequential Read 256KB
288.91
498.15
72%
299.89
4%
287.1
-1%
289 (107 - 501, n=37)
0%
752 (41.9 - 2037, n=285, last 2 years)
160%
Sequential Write 256KB
185.74
171.09
-8%
211.05
14%
214.3
15%
191 (90 - 314, n=37)
3%
327 (11.9 - 1321, n=285, last 2 years)
76%
Random Read 4KB
65.71
122.58
87%
84
28%
38.4
-42%
77.1 (20.7 - 247, n=37)
17%
134 (13.5 - 325, n=285, last 2 years)
104%
Random Write 4KB
11.49
112.93
883%
72.53
531%
15.6
36%
44.9 (8.48 - 151, n=37)
291%
120 (4.97 - 330, n=285, last 2 years)
944%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
83.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
82 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
78 (29.2 - 154, n=33)
-6%
75.9 (13.4 - 154, n=175, last 2 years)
-8%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.29 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
54.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
67 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
61.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
62.5 (26.1 - 81.9, n=33)
-1%
58.2 (8.4 - 83.3, n=175, last 2 years)
-8%

Temperature

Max. Load
 26.3 °C
79 F
27.1 °C
81 F
25.7 °C
78 F
 
 26.2 °C
79 F
26.2 °C
79 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
 26.1 °C
79 F
26.3 °C
79 F
25.2 °C
77 F
 
Maximum: 27.1 °C = 81 F
Average: 26.1 °C = 79 F
23.7 °C
75 F
25.1 °C
77 F
26.3 °C
79 F
22.9 °C
73 F
24.5 °C
76 F
27.2 °C
81 F
23.8 °C
75 F
24.6 °C
76 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: 27.2 °C = 81 F
Average: 24.9 °C = 77 F
Power Supply (max.)  22.8 °C = 73 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 26.1 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 27.1 °C / 81 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 27.2 °C / 81 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.9 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Speakers and audio jack

Pink-Noise (loudspeaker)
Pink-Noise (jack)
Signal to noise ratio (50.93 dBFS, jack)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.733.92529.937.23124.140.84021.239.55033.140.26325.638.78018.74110021.539.712514.742.916018.144.720015.14925014.953.631513.660.640011.259.250011.762.6630126780012.366.4100011.472.8125012.280.7160012.182.6200011.884.1250012.482.8315012.882400012.873.8500013.476.3630013.677.8800013.377.71000013.376.51250014.1761600014.367.9SPL24.991.7N0.682.6median 13.3median 72.8Delta1.29.738.941.236.837.433.136.832.93535.334.828.729.719.120.720.42120.521.117.219.714.221.414.529.414.53612.843.413.448.413.65218.956.918.667.221.269.114.969.914.170.714.669.714.770.515.572.916.263.21763.31865.318.861.819.656.720.547.658.42980.310.61.141.5median 16.2median 56.92.516hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAlcatel 3X 2020Blu G90
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Alcatel 3X 2020 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (91.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.4% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 8.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 39% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 54% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Blu G90 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (37.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 97% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 2% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 98% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Alcatel 3X 2020
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
5020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A41
3500 mAh
Blu G90
4000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1417
1175
-17%
650
-54%
897
-37%
898 (425 - 2000, n=295, last 2 years)
-37%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 85)
23h 37min

Pros

+ high-contrast display
+ strong battery life
+ much memory
+ microSD support with exFAT

Cons

- slow communication modules
- low performance
- DRM Widevine L3

Verdict - Endurance runner with good display

In review: Alcatel 3X (2020). Test device provided by TCL Germany.
In review: Alcatel 3X (2020). Test device provided by TCL Germany.

The Alcatel 3X (2020) convinces in the test especially with its good display and enormously long battery life. The panel shines with a good luminosity and strong contrast, the slight blue cast does not catch the eye negatively in everyday life, as the lower pixel density can be rather annoying. However, this helps the TCL smartphone to very good battery life, so that we find this an acceptable compromise

The camera setup is also not bad at all. The main lens provides good pictures in daylight and the front camera also convinces with balanced selfies. Only the three additional lenses on the rear side let a lot of quality air up

The Alcatel 3X (2020) offers a long-lasting battery, a high-contrast IPS panel and a decent camera at a fair price

The main drawback is the performance. The system speed is still decent, but the Alcatel cell phone reaches its limits at the latest with more complex apps. The communication modules are also quite poorly equipped and do not allow high transmission values

Alcatel 3X 2020 - 12/10/2020 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
40 / 70 → 57%
Weight
89%
Battery
94%
Display
83%
Games Performance
7 / 64 → 11%
Application Performance
54 / 86 → 63%
Temperature
97%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 82%
Camera
54%
Average
71%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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