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Informr score
The Alcatel Go Flip 3 currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Compact, clam-shell design
  • Offers some basic apps
  • Battery life
  • Speaker quality

What's bad

  • Tiny screen
  • Horrible camera
  • No personalized ringtones

Resembling phones from days gone by, the Alcatel Go Flip 3 is one of the latest basic flip phones on the market. It has some abilities we associate with the smartphones of today, and the price is great, but is the experience enough to make it competitive?


The design for the Alcatel Go Flip 3 couldn’t be simpler. It’s a flip phone like you might remember from years ago. It is a simple clamshell design made of plastic with a removable battery.


The phone has two displays, one for use when it’s closed and another on the inside. The outside case screen is 1.44-inch and the one on the inside is 2.8-inch. This is considerably smaller than any smartphone on the market, but perfect for slipping in a pocket.

Despite this, reviewers commented that not only was the screen too small for any real use that it was also incredibly grainy. So if you’re looking for anything more than basic calls, texting, and looking up the occasional website or social media post, you probably won’t find the phone suits your needs.


The Alcatel Go Flip 3 performed as well as can be expected from a flip phone but the reviewers said it works a lot faster than the company's previous flip phone. It’s a little sluggish on startup but chugs along well enough after.

Software & Storage

You have 4GB of storage to work with which isn’t too terrible given apps are limited and it comes with a MicroSD slot. The phone uses the KaiOS operating system with a small selection of ultra-basic apps and services.


There’s not much that could -- or should -- be said about the camera on the phone. It doesn't have a selfie cam, so you won't be able to video chat and the 2MP rear camera mostly results in blurry, grainy pictures.

Battery Life

When tested, reviewers found the Alcatel Go Flip 3 phone battery lasts around 7 hours when used heavily.


Reviewers said call quality on the phone is great. There were issues with the phone at top volume such as clipping and distortion. But in general, it did what it does best -- make phone calls.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic clamshell chassis
  • 1.44-inch outer screen
  • 2.8-inch inner screen
  • 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • KaiOS
  • 4GB of storage space with microSD expansion option
  • 2MP back-facing camera
  • 1350 mAh battery

Bottom Line

Nostalgia and affordability are what this phone offers.However, each phone has its place. This is one among the best for people looking for a phone that’s more about connections and communication and less about having a fun device to play with.

PC Magazine says, “The Alcatel Go Flip 3 is the feature phone we've been waiting for, with just enough smart features to make it convenient to use.”

TechAeris said, “It was fun using a flip phone again since the last time I used one was back in 2005. It brought back some memories but it doesn’t make me want to go back to one. With that being said, I did like the phone and what it could do.”

Digital Trends remarks, “The flip phone has returned. Again.”

Operating system
1.1 GHz
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Canadian Reviewer

The hinge mechanism is solid and clicks open (or close) with a resounding flick. Its refreshing to have a phone that feels solid and doesn’t need a case, I forgot what that reassurance feels like. Alcatel’s done a fine job at building a hybrid device that’s primarily for voice calls but also integra...

- Canadian Reviewer

It was fun using a flip phone again since the last time I used one was back in 2005. It brought back some memories but it doesn’t make me want to go back to one. With that being said, I did like the phone and what it could do. Even if you’re not into social media or watching videos, the big buttons...

- Kyle Funk, Techaeris

Several years ago, flip phones were all the rage and it was tough to beat the feeling of flipping the lid closed to end a call. Alcatel's latest model brings modern software elements, including Google Assistant, and make this an excellent backup phone or one for those who don't want to mess around w...

- Matthew Miller, ZDNet
Android Guys

The nostalgia of this phone is undeniable; however it’s built for a certain user base that Alcatel stills sees as viable in today’s market. I enjoyed my time with this device and would easily recommend this to my parents who will never fully use a smartphone.

- Andrew Allen, Android Guys
PC Magazine

 The Alcatel Go Flip 3 is the feature phone we've been waiting for, with just enough smart features to make it convenient to use.

- Sascha Segan, PC Magazine

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

The Go Flip 3 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 Go Flip 3 prices from around the web here on The Informr.

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

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

If your Go Flip 3 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

The Alcatel Go Flip 3's screen size is 2.8 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

1.1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 1.1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Custom KaiOS operating system (OS).

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1350 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 474 minutes.

Go Flip 3 Specs

Release date September 27, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Custom KaiOS

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 1.1 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.28 W/kg
Body: 1.16 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Standard Battery, Headset
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1350 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 474 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17.79 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.5 x 5.3 x 1.91 cm (4.1 x 2.1 x 0.8 in)
Weight 118 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density 143 pixels
Size 2.8 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD, 128 x 128 pixels, 1.4 inches
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Unknown
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AMR, MP3, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Unknown
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Unknown
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel SmartFlip

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