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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 70.5mm x 8.6mm
Weight
465g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737
RAM
1.5GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,460mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$149
Launch date2017-02
Alcatel A3

The Alcatel A3 is a simple 4G handset with limited features and performance at an accessible price.

Design

  • 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.

Camera

  • Standard camera hardware should be fine for most basic photography.
  • Software interpolation is neat but can't compete with higher-resolution lenses.

Performance

  • Low-power hardware is as expected for a phone at this price.
  • Standard tasks shouldn't give it too much trouble.

Battery

  • 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

  • Price: RRP $129
  • Where to buy: | JB Hi-Fi | eBay

Alcatel A3 specs

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
13MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.0
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 70.5mm x 8.6mm
Weight
465g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
MT6737
RAM
1.5GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,460mAh

Device features

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

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-50%
  • $17.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $35/mth. Use code FINDER50. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$17.50
per month
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Speeds up to 20Mbps

-50%
$17.50
per month
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Exclusive
  • 120GB for $28/mth for the first 6 months, then 100GB for $45/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.02.2022, 1pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$0.23 per GB
$28
per month
Exclusive
120GB
Data

$0.23/GB
$28
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the 1st 2 months, then $20/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$20
per month
20GB
Data

$1.00/GB
-50%
$20
per month
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-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$0.38 per GB
$15
per month
40GB
Data

$0.38/GB
-50%
$15
per month
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Finder Award
  • $10 for 70GB for the first renewal, then 30GB for $30. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
30GB
Data

$1.00/GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • Online offer: $10 instead of $30. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45GB
Data
$0.67 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
45GB
Data

$0.67/GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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