Alcatel 3V 

price₹ 10,999 onwards

launchMay, 2018

20.4

excellence score

56.3

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Looks sleek
  • Face unlock, and fingerprint unlock, both work quite well
  • Ordinary design materials - the sides of the phone are made from cheap-feeling plastic, while the glassy, slippery rear is overly reflective and extremely scratch-friendly - it also collects finger grease all too readily
  • The screen is hemmed in on all sides by thick bezels (a lot of other modern phones with tall screen have much thinner bezels now)
  • The display also has a tendency to pick up fingerprints, and is hard to keep clean
  • Average set of dual rear cameras on the back - general image quality is poor, noise in low light conditions is severe and wide-angle outdoor shots in standard camera mode are dark around the edges - HDR mode is pretty ordinary too and you have to hold the phone steady for several seconds, which is a pain - if you don’t manage this, the results are bad

Display

  • Good, high-quality, tall 6 inch, 18:9 display - with good contrast ratios, good sunlight legibility, and customisable display modes/colors

Software

  • Alcatel's skin over Android is fairly light, and doesn't have too much bloatware (although some of the icons are a bit garish)

Performance

  • Average performance based on a weak MediaTek MT8735A chipset - the phone is no match for competitors like the Honor 7A or Moto G6 Play

Camera

  • Portrait mode is pretty ordinary too
  • Video recording too leaves a lot to be desired: The front 5MP camera delivers sub-par selfies too

Audio

  • Very average bundled earphones

Battery

  • Average battery life, even with a 3000mAH capacity - if you tend to use your phone a lot, you might need to recharge it as soon as early evening

More

  • On the whole, the 3V falls quite a bit behind the top competition on value at this price point - you will be better off going for something like the Honor 7A or the Motorola Moto G6 Play

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Alcatel 3V Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass; Full Lamination
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.45 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT8735A
GPUMali-T720 MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight155 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1/2.8" Sensor Size; 1.25um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture
  • 1/5" Sensor Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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