Alcatel A30


Alcatel A30
Alcatel A30 (A Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 4 x 1.1 GHz, Cortex-A7
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 32GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, microUSB
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, SDM, HSPA, LTE
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 142 x 70.1 ( = 0.33 x 5.59 x 2.76 in)
2460 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 15 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 250 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera: 8 MPix LED flash, Angle: 76.9 degrees
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
100 Euro



Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Alcatel A30

70% Alcatel A30 Tablet
Source: PC Mag English
For $125, the Alcatel A30 is a little pricier than tablets with similar specs, but you get the benefit of cellular connectivity, a feature that isn't common at this price range. Add to that 2GB of RAM, a decent display, an IR blaster, and good battery life, and you have a solid media tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 8 remains our Editors' Choice thanks to its stereo speakers, built-in parental controls, and lower price, but the A30 is a great alternative if you want access to the Google Play store or need cellular connectivity. There's also the 7-inch Amazon Fire 7 for just $50, though performance takes a hit.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Alcatel A30
Source: PC Mag English
The Alcatel A30 is a decent budget phone, especially if you're looking for a backup or starter device. For less than $100 you get good network performance, an HD display, and a fairly recent version of Android. But Alcatel makes quite a few compromises to reach that price point, including a slow processor, lackluster battery life, and poor camera quality. The A30 is still a reasonably solid choice for the price, but it's hard to fully recommend when other affordable phones like ZTE's Avid Trio and Zmax Pro, and LG's Stylo 3 are out there. Even the older Blu R1 HD remains a solid alternative. And while the Motorola G5 Plus is a decent step up in price ($184.99 for the Amazon Prime model), you get a tremendous increase in specs, performance, and features, making it our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%


Qualcomm Adreno 304: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 210 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

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.

210 MSM8909: Entry-level SoC with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores at max. 1.1 GHz. Furthermore, it features an integrated Cat 4 LTE Modem and 1080p video de- and encoding.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.147 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).

65%: 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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Alcatel 3L
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unknown, unknown, 5.5", 0.146 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-06-18)