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Alcatel A3: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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With its 5-inch screen, 8MP camera and built-in fingerprint sensor, the Alcatel A3 delivers basic smartphone features at an affordable price.

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

16GB

Internal storage

13 MP

Rear camera

2,460 mAh

Battery size

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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: Harvey Norman | 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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