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alcatel 1x

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of alcatel 1x. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery. There are some negative views about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the alcatel 1x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Alcatel at MWC 2018


Living up to its long-standing reputation TCL brought a traditionally "abundant" roster of new phones to MWC 2015. Also, in keeping with tradition, most of these come in a large number of versions, with plenty of optional features, so bear with us here.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Jansen (

Alcatel 1X review


Solid design ; Strong battery life ; Affordable

Lots of shutter lag ; Poor performance ; Android Go apps are sluggish ; Mediocre display ; Slow charging speed

Like its stablemate the Alcatel 3V, the Alcatel 1X is just too slow to recommend. It’s likely due to the weak processor, but this kind of performance doesn’t bode well for Android Go.

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

Alcatel 1X


The Alcatel 1X is a basic unlocked Android phone that costs less than $100, but it makes a number of sacrifices to achieve that low price.

Affordable. Pleasant design. Lightweight Android Go software.

Sluggish performance. Poor camera and call quality. Low-res display.

If you are on a very tight budget and require an unlocked phone, the Alcatel 1X works for basic calling, texting, and browsing. Beyond that, we find it hard to recommend. The Moto E5 Play varies in price depending on where you buy it, but it's...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

This is what a $100 phone looks like


It'll sell at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

May, 2018

Expert review by : John McCann (

Hands on: Alcatel 1X (2019) review


A solid, low cost smartphone

Grippy, soft touch design ; Large display for low price

Not the latest version of Android ; Internal space may fill up fast

A solid, affordable smartphone that can handle apps and basic games, along with delivering good-enough cameras and a pleasant design.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : John McCann (

Alcatel 1X review


Introducing the first phone with Android Go

Large, clear screen ; Reasonable cameras

More expensive than rivals ; Basic design

The Alcatel 1X offers those on a super low budget a relatively big screen smartphone experience without too much compromise.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by (

Alcatel 1X: An affordable budget device humbled by ambition


If you're looking for a throwaway device with all the functionality that modern Android offers, this'll tick that box - but it won't look pretty.

Super cheap ; 18:9 display ; Unique feel-factor

Rough performance ; Average battery life

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Patrick Lucas Austin (

The Cost of Buying a $100 Phone


No one gets a cheap phone because they want to have a sub-par experience filled with stuttering and lagging apps. People get cheap phones because they're cheap, and usually work just enough to justify the low price point. Take the Alcatel 1X, for...

It's certainly cheap!

It's certainly cheap!

Expert review by : Juan Garzon (

Alcatel 1X: Un celular de solo US$100 con lector de huellas y Android Go


El Alcatel 1X llega a EE.UU. como uno de los celulares más baratos que puedes comprar con lector de huellas y, aunque sus especificaciones son básicas, la empresa promete una buena experiencia gracias a Android Go.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Cecilia Hill (

Alcatel 1X, un móvil económico con Android 8 Oreo de serie


Funciona de serie con Android 8 Oreo, pero lo cierto es que es uno de los terminales más económicos que acaba de presentar Alcatel.

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2460
Battery recharge time:3.5
Standby time (3G):547
Talk time (3G):26
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call waiting:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording modes:720p,1080p


Colour of product:Black / Blue
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display diagonal:13.5
Display Resolution:960 x 480
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP2,MP3,WAV
FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y


Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor Model:MT6739


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Height :147.5