Alcatel 3X Specs and Price

Alcatel 3x

Alcatel 3X stands squarely in the mid-range category with some nice enough features including facial unlocking function amongst others.

Alcatel 3X Quick Specs and Features

  • 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU with 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
  • Dual 13MP + 5MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery

Design and Display

If there is one thing common to the smartphones recently released by Alcatel, it is that they all adopt the 18:9 aspect ratio which is way to go for that premium look. It features a matte finish and a radial patterned back and slim bezels which allows more available space for the screen

Up front there is s slightly larger display as mentioned earlier with a somewhat low resolution compared to the Alcatel 3. Nonetheless, it still suitable for viewing and basic navigation through the smartphone. There are slim bezels relishing the 5.7-inch display with a 1440 X 720 pixels.

Battery and Camera

A 3, 000mAh battery is not enough for a 24hours usage even under slightly intensive use. It charges through a MicroUSB 2.0 with no quick charge available.

Taking pictures is much more fun with the dual rear camera and wide angle selfie camera that also doubles for facial recognition. This is quite an impressive addition for a mid-range smartphone as it comes with a 5MP front camera and a dual 13MP plus 5MP rear camera. The lesser primary camera having to do with more details and background blurring.

Hardware and Software

Alcatel 3X employs aMediaTek chipset. Running at 1.3GHz, you have a MediaTek MT6739 SoC with four cores and a PowerVR GE8100 GPU for sorting out graphics on the smartphone.

Alcatel 3X come with a 2GB and 3GB RAN models with a corresponding 16GB & 32GB internal storage space. Both variants can be expanded up to 128GB using a MicroSD card. On the downside, the smartphone still runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with no word yet on an Oreo update.

Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is not available for sale but will be come April for about €180 which is 79, 000 naira approximately.

Alcatel 3X Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6739
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100
  • Memory: 2GB/3GB
  • Colours: Metallic Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Gold – EU/MEA
    Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Gold – LATAM
  • Dimension: 153.5 x 71.6 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: 144g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim

Display

  • Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (282 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 5MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yea, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 28(700)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/11.5Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-ion battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

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