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Alcatel 3X


Alcatel 3X
Alcatel 3X (3 Series)
Mediatek MT6739 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.70 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 16GB or 32GB, 21 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: MicroSD (up to 128GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, proximity sensor, E-Compass
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 LTE Cat. 4 (B1/3/7/8/20/28/38/40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 153.5 x 71.6 ( = 0.33 x 6.04 x 2.82 in)
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 10 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 6 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 480 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13 MP+5 MP (16 MP+8 MP from SW), AF+ wide FF, 5P+5P lenses, pixel size 1.12 μm+1.12 μm, sensor size 1/3.06" + 1/5" aperture f/2.0+f/2.2, wide-angle from 78.4°+ 120°, dual-tone flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix 5 MP (8 MP from SW), FF, pixel size 1,12 µm, sensor size 1/5", aperture f/2.4, flash
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, Micro-USB cable, stereo headset, OfficeSuite,, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-value (head): 0,64 W/kg, SAR-value (body): 1,09 W/kg, fanless
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 66 g ( = 2.33 oz / 0.15 pounds)
190 Euro



Average Score: 59.56% - poor
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 41%, features: 38%, display: 77% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Alcatel 3X

79.8% Alcatel 3X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The umpteenth attempt. The Alcatel 3X is supposed to be a further step in reviving the formerly very popular brand name. The strong points of TCL’s latest mid-range smartphone are Face Key, wide-angle camera and App-Launch via the fingerprint sensor. Read our review to learn what you can expect from the Chinese device.
60% Alcatel 3X review
Source: Techradar English version
A strange, uncomfortable design and badly-written interface make the Alcatel 3X less than enjoyable to use day-to-day. However, it does have some good points – just not good enough to recommend it over others in the same price bracket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: Alcatel 3X review
Source: Techradar English version
The Alcatel 3X doesn't feel very comfortable in the hand, but it has some great features like the rest of the Alcatel 3 range that we've never before seen on affordable phones.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018

Foreign Reviews

60% Análisis del Alcatel 3X
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Mi Experiencia Con El Alcatel 3X Tras Diez Días De Uso
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Good price; compact size; nice display; decent cameras; elegant design. Negative: Low performance; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2018
Alcatel 3X, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN version
Positive: Good price; nice design; decent dual cameras; powerful processor. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2018
Análise Alcatel 3X
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Good price; decent cameras. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2018
Alcatel 3X As Primeiras Impressões
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Impressive design; large screen; good price; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2018
40% Alcatel 3X review: valt niet op tussen de concurrenten
Source: Dutch NL→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 40%
58% Test: Alcatel 3x – smartphone med stor skärm för under 2000 kronor
Source: SV→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 58%


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.

0.144 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).

59.56%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04-13)