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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.


It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» 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.

59.56%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-04-13)