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alcatel 3v

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of alcatel 3v. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and size. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. The durability and battery get negative reviews. Comments are divided on the performance.

price, design, screen, size, usability

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the alcatel 3v is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Alcatel at MWC 2018


Living up to its long-standing reputation TCL brought a traditionally "abundant" roster of new phones to MWC 2015. Also, in keeping with tradition, most of these come in a large number of versions, with plenty of optional features, so bear with us here.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Simon Hill (

Alcatel 3V review


The Alcatel 3V has features found in more expensive phones, but this is a cheap phone that feels, well, cheap.

Attractive design ; Low price ; Decent display

Poor performance ; Slow camera ; Slow charging ; Too little storage

If Alcatel had picked a slightly faster processor and squeezed in an extra 1GB of RAM, we would be recommending the 3V almost unreservedly as an amazing bargain. At $150 we can live with some of the other limitations because there’s a lot to like here,...

Expert review by : Perla Shaheen (

The Alcatel 3V has a big, high-res screen for just $150


You'll be able to buy it from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Alcatel 3V Smartphone Review


Plastic with style. The Alcatel 3V is priced well and should be powerful enough for casual users. Alcatel has managed to make the device look stylish despite using a plastic case. Find out in this review whether the Alcatel 3V's internal hardware is as...

strong low-light camera performance ; dual-SIM ; dedicated SIM and microSD card slots ; high contrast display

short battery life ; outdated SoC

The Alcatel 3V achieved comparatively mediocre results in our performance tests largely because of its outdated SoC. This old hardware impacts battery life too, where the 3V is woeful compared to our comparison devices. The Alcatel 3V is an affordable...

Jul, 2018

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Alcatel 3V review: Modern design with some tradeoffs for $150


While modern flagship smartphones are priced at $800 to $1,000, there are many decent options that cost less than $300 . Alcatel has one for only $150 that offers modern design features with a few tradeoffs in performance.

Bright 18:9 LCD large display ; Solid battery life ; Rear fingerprint scanner

microUSB charging port ; Slow to open and switch apps

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

Alcatel 3V Review: Paying Less for Less


Budget phones are improving by leaps and bounds every year, but you still need to be wary of phones with especially low prices. Like too many other sub-$150 phones, the Alcatel 3V suffers from terrible performance and paltry battery life. Though they...

Elegant back ; Bright display ; Low price

Camera's uneven bokeh effect ; Dismal performance ; Terrible battery life ; microUSB charging

This cheap phone doesn't offer much value, because its performance and battery life are dismal.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Alcatel 3V smartphone with 2:1 display, dual cameras coming to America for $150


The Alcatel 3V is a smartphone with a 6 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixel display, a MediaTek MT8735A quad-core ARM CortexA3 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It's not a high-end phone by any means, but this budget device has a few premium touches...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Alcatel 3V


Alcatel 3V review, price and features: Is this budget device a good starting point or should you spent a bit more to get something better?

Big, sharp display ; Camera quite capable ; Available for a low price

Poor to middling performance ; Cheap design ; Clunky UI

The Alcatel 3V lays on a big, bold display, and it’s possible to pick one up for significantly less than the RRP. But its cheap design, inconsistent performance and mediocre custom UI leave it trailing behind the very best of the sub-£200 pack.

Jun, 2018

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Alcatel 3V review


A cheap phone that can't hide its budget roots

Big, sharp screen ; Low price ; Camera can produce good results

Sluggish performance ; Poor battery life

You get a big sharp screen at a low price, but the phone’s just too slow

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Alcatel 3v initial review: Big, sharp and shiny budget phone


It was back in 2015, at that year's Mobile World Congress that Alcatel started to catch the eye. In the Idol 3, it created a device that promised close-to

On the whole it's a very promising device for the low end of the market. It's got an 18:9 ratio display, attractive, shiny finish on the back and enough features to keep the consumer entertained. The fact it has a 2K resolution screen in a phone that...

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000
Battery recharge time:4
Standby time (3G):370
Standby time (4G):212
Talk time (2G):14.5
Talk time (3G):9
Talk time (4G):6

Call Management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Image Stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.8
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p


Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Black / Blue / Gold
Product colour:Black / Blue / Gold


Aspect Ratio:18:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AMR,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Support for contact groups:Y
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor cores:4
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:1.45
Processor model:MT8735A


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:8.0 Oreo


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions