Alcatel A3: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Alcatel A3

Alcatel A3
  • Display

    5 inches

    720 x 1280

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    2,460 mAh

Buy at Target

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

Alcatel A3

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



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size N/A
Dimensions 142mm x 70.5mm x 8.6mm
Weight 465g
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor MT6737
RAM 1.5
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 32GB
Battery capacity 2,460mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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