All the style of the Alcatel 3 at an even lower price point.
It's quite common these days for smartphone manufacturers to release less-powerful versions of their phones at a lower price point. This gives the more budget-conscious buyer a means to enjoy most of the latest smartphone features without spending more than they can afford.
Typically, this approach is confined to flagship phones like the Apple iPhone XS/iPhone XR or the Samsung Galaxy S10/Galaxy S10e, but Alcatel has decided to jump on the bandwagon with the Alcatel 3L, a "Lite" version of its Alcatel 3 handset. This is an odd approach seeing as the Alcatel 3 is already a budget handset, but it could make sense if you like the sleek look of the Alcatel 3 yet don't need quite so much power for your day-to-day phone use.
- 5.9-inch screen
- Extra-wide 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Minimal notch and bezel means more screen to enjoy
- Dual-lens 13MP/5MP rear camera
- AI scene detection and Beauty mode promise better images for amateur photographers
- Snapdragon 429 should have enough grunt for basic tasks
- 2GB of RAM is likely to bottleneck multi-tasking performance
- 3,500mAh battery should easily keep you going all day
- No fast-charging means long charge times
Pricing and availability
- Alcatel hasn't announced pricing or availability for the Alcatel 3L yet.
|Display size (inches)||5.9|
|Display resolution (pixels)||720 x 1560|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||291|
|Battery size (mAh)||3,500|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||13|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||5|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear camera (3) resolution|
|Rear camera (3) aperture|
|Front camera (1) resolution||8|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 4|
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