With its 5-inch screen, 8MP camera and built-in fingerprint sensor, the Alcatel A3 delivers basic smartphone features at an affordable price.
The Alcatel A3 is a simple 4G handset with limited features and performance at an accessible price.
- Fingerprint sensor is a nice addition in a budget phone.
- Screen resolution is a little on the low side
- Android 6.0 is getting on in years, but it's still a decent operating system.
- Standard camera hardware should be fine for most basic photography.
- Software interpolation is neat but can't compete with higher-resolution lenses.
- Low-power hardware is as expected for a phone at this price.
- Standard tasks shouldn't give it too much trouble.
- Up to 10 hours of talk time and 330 hours on standby.
- Most users should have no issue getting a full day of use out of a single charge.
Pricing and availability
All the basics on a budget
The Alcatel A3 is an affordable entry point into the smartphone world that doesn't compromise on functionality.
- You can purchase a prepaid Alcatel A3 from Optus for $129, or you can find it even cheaper at retailers like Big W and Woolworths.
Alcatel A3 specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1280|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||294|
|Rear camera megapixels||13MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||f/2.0|
|Front camera megapixels||5MP|
|Front camera aperture size||N/A|
|Dimensions||142mm x 70.5mm x 8.6mm|
|Network category speed||Category 4|
|Operating system||Android 6|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
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