"Affordable" doesn't have to mean "cheap" with Alcatel's latest budget-oriented smartphone.
The Alcatel name might not carry the same cachet as Samsung or Apple, but the lesser-known brand has carved out a strong space for itself in the budget smartphone space. Its phones attempt to blend stylish designs with capable hardware and an affordable price tag, often to good results.
This looks to hold true with Alcatel's latest wallet-friendly smartphone, the Alcatel 1S. As the most budget-conscious handset Alcatel announced at MWC 2019, the 1S is aimed at folks wanting modern amenities like a large screen and a dual-lens camera at a price that won't break the bank.
- 5.5-inch 18:9 screen
- Brushed metallic finish
- Dual-lens 13MP/2MP rear-facing camera
- 5MP camera for all your selfies
- UNISOC processor is designed for efficiency, not raw power
- 3GB of RAM is decent for a budget phone
- 3,060mAh battery
- Up to 24 hours of talk time, according to Alcatel
Pricing and availability
- Available outright at $199 from July 2019
Alcatel's affordable 1S
Why pay more for a phone when the Alcatel 1S covers the basics you need?
The Alcatel 1S will be available to buy in Australia from July 2019 through Amazon for $199 outright.
Alcatel 1S specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.5 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1440|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||292|
|Rear camera megapixels||13MP + 2MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/2.0 + f/2.8|
|Front camera megapixels||5MP|
|Front camera aperture size||f/2.2|
|Dimensions||147.8mm x 70.7mm x 8.6mm|
|Network category speed||Category 4|
|Operating system||Android 9|
|External storage support||Up to 128GB|
Compare SIM-only plans for the Alcatel 1S
Latest Alcatel news
The Alcatel 1X (2019) brings dual cameras and a simple affordable approach to smartphones. Read more…
Alcatel delivers fair value for those who still yearn for a simple flip phone to meet their communications needs with the Alcatel 3026G 3G. Read more…
The Alcatel 3L is a cheaper, less-powerful alternative to the Alcatel 3 that retains the same sleek design and extra-wide 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Read more…