Alcatel 3 (2019) review
Dynamic performance and brilliant imaging
Our Alcatel 3 (2019) review explores a smartphone that is great for anyone that loves using their phone for entertainment and capturing the world around them. A Super Full View display, unique design, and brilliant imaging make this Alcatel phone a great choice for your next smartphone upgrade.
Super Full View screen
The Alcatel 3 2019 has an HD+ screen that measures 5.9". The display has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 289 pixels per inch or 720x 1,560 pixels. The super-slim bezels give the phone an 88.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. An ideal screen for enjoying everything from streaming movies, playing games to browsing through photos
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Colour gradient design
The Alcatel 3 2019 has a sleek design with a premium feel thanks to the high-quality materials and design touches used on the phone. The smooth 2.5D glass and metallic frame fit perfectly in the palm. The colour has been applied in a unique way with a choice of black-blue or blue-purple. The dual colours refer to a gradient design with the black phone moving into a blue colour from the top of the phone to the bottom. The blue handset colour has a gradient design into purple. The Alcatel 3 2019 weighs in at 145g and measures 8mm thick.
The Alcatel 3 (2019) has a Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. This combination of high-powered processor and RAM delivers impressive performance whatever you are doing. Enjoy seamless gaming action or stream movies all with ease on this powerful phone.
Phone Set Up
The Alcatel 3 (2019) gives you peace of mind with advanced security features. Face Key uses a 30-degree detection radius to recognise your face. The phone quickly scans 196 facial key points to unlock the phone in a super-quick 0.5 seconds. There is also a fingerprint sensor onboard and you can assign fingerprints to certain apps so only you or a selected person can access them.
The Alcatel 3 (2019) has 32GB of memory on board so you can transfer existing photos and other files over from your old smartphone. This can be boosted with a microSD card to give you ample space for your photos, videos, and other files. The card slot on the Alcatel 3 (2019_can be used with a card of up to 128GB.
The Alcatel 3 (2019) has Android Oreo onboard and this is upgradable to the latest Android 9 Pie OS. If you are familiar with Android you will see lots of apps that you are familiar with such as Chrome, YouTube and Maps. There are also many more to explore on Google Play.
Some of the top features of the Android OS include:
Google Lens - this advanced feature lets you explore the world around you using the camera lens to search for more information. Snap a sign when abroad for translations or take a photo of a landmark for information on the history of the location. If you are out and about and see something you want to buy, you can take a photo and compare prices online.
Google Assistant - the assistant on Android devices has been enhanced with every new edition. This latest assistant can help you with everything from adding events to your calendar, checking messages or getting directions.
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Loud and clear
The Alcatel 3 (2019) has been designed to give you superb sound whether you are enjoying your music or making calls or video chats. The speaker is placed at the bottom of the phone for a better hands-free call or music playback experience. The dual microphones and HD Voice technology reduce ambient noise and make call quality much clearer.
Camera & Video
The rear camera on the Alcatel 3 (2019) is a dual-lens configuration with AI technology to help you capture amazing photos. The camera is made up of:
- 13MP main lens with an f/2.0 aperture (interpolated to 16MP)
- 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture
The AI scene recognition technology is able to see different types of objects and landscapes. It will adjust the settings, such as brightness and contrast, instantly to make sure every shot is as good as it can be. Some of the AI scene detection options include:
The 8MP selfie camera is great when you want to snap a shot on a night out or want a selfie to share on social media. The lens has an f/2.0 aperture and you can use real-time filters on both video and photo to make sure everyone looks their best. One of the fun features of the Alcatel 3 2019 is the AR Emojis. You can create different animated characters and AI technology will watch and mimic your movements on the animations. You can create short videos or have video chats using the AR animated characters.
The Alcatel 3 (2019) has a 3,500mAH battery on board. This long-lasting battery coupled with the AI optimised performance delivers a great battery life. Alcatel state that the phone can provide up to:
28 hours of talk time
900 hours of standby time
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Written by: Carmel Brown