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Display

Display Size
5.3 inches
Resolution
2448 x 3264px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
203 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
147.5mm x 70.6mm x 9.1mm
Weight
151g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
N/A
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6739
RAM
1GB / 2GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,460mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$129
Launch date2018-08
Alcatel 1X

There's growing demand these days for low-cost smartphones capable of keeping up with the needs of our modern connected society. One of the key players in this space is Alcatel, a brand that has built its legacy on affordability while still catering to the trends and fashion of the time. This approach has served the company well, and it's one that continues to inform the design of phones like the recent Alcatel 1X.

Sitting towards the lower end of Alcatel's 2018 smartphones, the Alcatel 1X aims for the sweet spot at the upper tier of ultra-cheap handsets. It does this by combining an 18:9 display with capable front and rear cameras plus support for Android Oreo Go, the offshoot of Android 8.0 designed specifically to maximise performance on low-power smartphones. Topped off with a very reasonable RRP of $129, this makes the Alcatel 1X a compelling choice for budget-conscious Aussies wanting the biggest bang for their buck.

Design

  • An 18:9 display at this price point is quite impressive
  • Soft-touch backing makes for a distinct look, though it won't be to everyone's tastes

Camera

  • An entirely adequate camera for such a cheap phone
  • Interpolation gives photos a slight bump up in quality over their raw megapixel count

Performance

  • Except sluggish performance from such cost-efficient components
  • Android Oreo Go does offset the weak hardware somewhat, though not entirely

Battery

  • Up to 26 hours of talk time and 547 hours on standby, according to Alcatel
  • Android Oreo Go can help extend battery life even further

Pricing and availability

Alcatel 1X specs

Display

Display Size
5.3 inches
Resolution
2448 x 3264px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
203 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.4

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
147.5mm x 70.6mm x 9.1mm
Weight
151g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
N/A
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6739
RAM
1GB / 2GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,460mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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