Characteristics Alcatel 1x (2019): ultrabudgetary full-screen smartphone with dual camera

Characteristics Alcatel 1x (2019): ultrabudgetary full-screen smartphone with dual camera

In early January at the annual CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the French brand Alcatel presented two ultrabudgetary smartphone with full screen design. One of them called Alcatel 1x (2019) will now be discussed.
Alcatel 1x (2019) will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019. He will appear in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. The price is 120 euros. It will be available in black and blue colors and released in two versions, one with a fingerprint scanner, and the other without.



Characteristics Alcatel 1x (2019): ultrabudgetary full-screen smartphone with dual camera

Full specifications of Alcatel 1x (2019)

Start

  • Announcement: January, 2019.
  • Status: start of sales in the first quarter of 2019.

Case

  • Dimensions: 146,4х68,8x8,3 mm.
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Colors: black and blue.
  • SIM: single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD, multitouch, 16 million colors.
  • Size: 5.5 inches (~77,5% of the total frontal surface area).
  • Resolution: 1440х720 pixels, aspect ratio 18:9 (~293ppi).

Platform

  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo).
  • Chip: Mediatek MT6739 (28-nanometer process technology).
  • CPU: Quad-core Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz.
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8100.

Memory

  • Slot for memory card: Yes, microSD, up to 128 GB.
  • Internal: 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal.

Camera

  • Primary: dual 13 MP + 2 MP.
  • Features: led flash, HDR.
  • Video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.
  • Front: 5 MP.
  • Features: led flash.
  • Video: 720p.

Sound

  • Loud speaker: Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Jack: Yes.
  • System active noise cancellation with dedicated MIC.

Communication

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
  • NFC: no.
  • Radio: FM radio.
  • USB: microUSB 2.0.

Features

  • Sensors: fingerprint scanner (rear only for models 5008T), accelerometer, proximity sensor.

Battery

  • 3000 mAh.

Network

  • Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE.

Price

  • ~120 Euro
Characteristics Alcatel 1x (2019): ultrabudgetary full-screen smartphone with dual camera Characteristics Alcatel 1x (2019): ultrabudgetary full-screen smartphone with dual camera Characteristics Alcatel 1x (2019): ultrabudgetary full-screen smartphone with dual camera

Conclusion

Alcatel 1x is a good option for those looking for a full-screen smartphone with dual camera in the range of 100-150 euros. Although, I must admit that in terms of the characteristics it is inferior to many of his "classmates" comes from China.

Pros:

  • fullscreen design;
  • dual camera;
  • front camera flash for selfies even in the dark;
  • support for two SIM-cards;
  • separate slot for microSD card.
  • lightweight and compact;
  • 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones;
  • affordable price.

Cons:

  • weak processor;
  • little memory;
  • the lack of support for NFC;
  • Android Oreo instead of the more modern versions of the Android Pie.

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