Alcatel 3V

6.4/10 AVG.
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6.4/10
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The Alcatel 3V currently has an Informr score of 6.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.45 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TechRadar

The Alcatel 3V doesn't have the best hardware and it's not very pretty, but considering the impressively low price, this budget offering packs a lot in.

- Holly Brockwell, TechRadar
ZDNet

The Alcatel 3V is not going to challenge the $500+ mid-range or flagship market, but Alcatel did a good job in providing a low-cost alternative that looks like a phone much more expensive when laid side-by-side. It is a solid spare phone or a first phone for your children.

- Matthew Miller, ZDNet
Tech Advisor

On the surface, the Alcatel 3V is a lot of phone for not much money. However, as is so often the case, it's a little too good to be true. The design is attractive but feels cheap and somewhat plasticky in the hand. The screen is the highlight here which is large and crisp, the inclusion of a fingerp...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor
Android Headlines

The Alcatel 3V could be described as a well-rounded and all-around “impressive” handset even if it had cost much more than it does. So, for those in the market for a new device on the affordable side of things, the 3V is one that deserves consideration at very least.

- Daniel Golightly, Android Headlines
Digital Trends

If Alcatel had picked a slightly faster processor and squeezed in an extra 1GB of RAM, we would be recommending the 3V almost unreservedly as an amazing bargain. At $150 we can live with some of the other limitations because there’s a lot to like here, but it’s just so slow.

- Simon Hill, Digital Trends


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Common Questions


Alcatel released the 3V on February 2, 2018.


The 3V price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Alcatel 3V prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel 3V user manual here.


Alcatel backs up the 3V with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 3V has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Alcatel support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Alcatel's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6"

The Alcatel 3V's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.45 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT8735 Quad core 1.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 840 minutes.

Alcatel 3V Specs

Overview
Release date February 2, 2018
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/800/900 /1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor MediaTek MT8735 Quad core 1.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.26 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 840 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 20.833 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.2 x 7.6 x 0.805 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 2.5D glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel 5099D

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Critic Reviews


TechRadar

Headline features at a bargain-basement price

from TechRadar

The Alcatel 3V doesn't have the best hardware and it's not very pretty, but considering the impressively low price, this budget offering packs a lot in.

Read full review

The Alcatel 3V doesn't have the best hardware and it's not very pretty, but considering the impressively low price, this budget offering packs a lot in.

Read full review

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ZDNet

Modern design with some tradeoffs for $150

from ZDNet

The Alcatel 3V is not going to challenge the $500+ mid-range or flagship market, but Alcatel did a good job in providing a low-cost alternative that looks like a phone much more expensive when laid side-by-side. It is a solid spare phone or a first phone for your children.

Read full review

The Alcatel 3V is not going to challenge the $500+ mid-range or flagship market, but Alcatel did a good job in providing a low-cost alternative that looks like a phone much more expensive when laid side-by-side. It is a solid spare phone or a first phone for your children.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

Far from ideal performance

from Tech Advisor

On the surface, the Alcatel 3V is a lot of phone for not much money. However, as is so often the case, it's a little too good to be true. The design is attractive but feels cheap and somewhat plasticky in the hand. The screen is the highlight here which is large and crisp, the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner is nice too.

Read full review

On the surface, the Alcatel 3V is a lot of phone for not much money. However, as is so often the case, it's a little too good to be true. The design is attractive but feels cheap and somewhat plasticky in the hand. The screen is the highlight here which is large and crisp, the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner is nice too.

Read full review

Less

Android Headlines

Impressive features at a low cost

from Android Headlines

The Alcatel 3V could be described as a well-rounded and all-around “impressive” handset even if it had cost much more than it does. So, for those in the market for a new device on the affordable side of things, the 3V is one that deserves consideration at very least.

Read full review

The Alcatel 3V could be described as a well-rounded and all-around “impressive” handset even if it had cost much more than it does. So, for those in the market for a new device on the affordable side of things, the 3V is one that deserves consideration at very least.

Read full review

Less

Digital Trends

Filled with frustrating compromises

from Digital Trends

If Alcatel had picked a slightly faster processor and squeezed in an extra 1GB of RAM, we would be recommending the 3V almost unreservedly as an amazing bargain. At $150 we can live with some of the other limitations because there’s a lot to like here, but it’s just so slow.

Read full review

If Alcatel had picked a slightly faster processor and squeezed in an extra 1GB of RAM, we would be recommending the 3V almost unreservedly as an amazing bargain. At $150 we can live with some of the other limitations because there’s a lot to like here, but it’s just so slow.

Read full review

Less

Pocket-lint

Big, sharp and shiny budget phone

from Pocket-lint

At this price, and with its feature set, the 3V is a very compelling device and one that has potential to shake things up a little in the bottom end of the market.

Read full review

At this price, and with its feature set, the 3V is a very compelling device and one that has potential to shake things up a little in the bottom end of the market.

Read full review

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