Alcatel 3V

6.2/10 AVG.
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6.2/10
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The Alcatel 3V currently has an Informr score of 6.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.45 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gear Diary

So when a phone like the Alcatel 3V comes along and is under $150, it is worth checking out. No, this phone doesn’t have the solid, refined build of my iPhone X, and it doesn’t have the degree of power of Apple’s flagship but, for under $150, Alcatel’s offering is worth consideration. It has solid c...

- Dan Cohen, Gear Diary
What Mobile

The Alcatel 3V is one of those phones that you won’t go wrong with if you get it. It works very well – or as well as you’d expect for less than £100. Its phablet sizing and lightweight work in its favour, but the look and feel of the device are altogether obviously cheap.

- What Mobile
Gizbot

The phone looks premium though it comes with a plastic back panel. The good part about the phone is that it comes with an LED flash on both the cameras, which not a lot of manufacturers offer on their smartphones. The display resolution is pretty good. If you don't rely and don't use the face unlock...

- Karan Sharma, Gizbot
Tom's Guide

Don't buy this phone. Alcatel's 3V has a solid, bright, 18:9 display, but the device's awful performance, terrible battery life and uneven cameras make this handset more trouble than it's worth, especially when compared to more-capable inexpensive handsets like the Honor 7X and Moto G6.

- Caitlin McGarry, Tom's Guide
Expert Reviews

It has some great features, in particular, its fingerprint and Face Key unlock capabilities and the 6in display is of an unusually high quality given the price. It’s reasonably colour accurate, which you don’t see too often with a budget handset. And, to top it off, it has dual cameras for depth of...

- Tom Bruce, Expert Reviews


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Alcatel released the 3V on February 2, 2018.


The 3V price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Alcatel 3V prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel 3V user manual here.


Alcatel backs up the 3V with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 3V has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Alcatel support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Alcatel's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6"

The Alcatel 3V's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.45 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT8735 Quad core 1.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 840 minutes, 341 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Alcatel 3V Specs

Overview
Release date February 2, 2018
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/800/900 /1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor MediaTek MT8735 Quad core 1.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.26 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 436 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 341 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 436 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 840 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 20.833 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Spectrum Black, Spectrum Blue, Spectrum Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.2 x 7.6 x 0.805 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 2.5D glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel 5099D

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Critic Reviews


Gear Diary

Powerful Android phone at a remarkably low price

from Gear Diary

So when a phone like the Alcatel 3V comes along and is under $150, it is worth checking out. No, this phone doesn’t have the solid, refined build of my iPhone X, and it doesn’t have the degree of power of Apple’s flagship but, for under $150, Alcatel’s offering is worth consideration. It...More

So when a phone like the Alcatel 3V comes along and is under $150, it is worth checking out. No, this phone doesn’t have the solid, refined build of my iPhone X, and it doesn’t have the degree of power of Apple’s flagship but, for under $150, Alcatel’s offering is worth consideration. It has solid cameras, a fingerprint reader, allows for split screen viewing, and more.

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What Mobile

A bloomin’ bargain at under £100

The Alcatel 3V is one of those phones that you won’t go wrong with if you get it. It works very well – or as well as you’d expect for less than £100. Its phablet sizing and lightweight work in its favour, but the look and feel of the device are altogether obviously cheap.

Read full review

The Alcatel 3V is one of those phones that you won’t go wrong with if you get it. It works very well – or as well as you’d expect for less than £100. Its phablet sizing and lightweight work in its favour, but the look and feel of the device are altogether obviously cheap.

Read full review

Less

Gizbot

A budget-smartphone with 2K display

from Gizbot

The phone looks premium though it comes with a plastic back panel. The good part about the phone is that it comes with an LED flash on both the cameras, which not a lot of manufacturers offer on their smartphones. The display resolution is pretty good. If you don't rely and don't use the face un...More

The phone looks premium though it comes with a plastic back panel. The good part about the phone is that it comes with an LED flash on both the cameras, which not a lot of manufacturers offer on their smartphones. The display resolution is pretty good. If you don't rely and don't use the face unlock feature then the 3V won't disappoint you.

Read full review

Less

Tom's Guide

Paying less for less

from Tom's Guide

Don't buy this phone. Alcatel's 3V has a solid, bright, 18:9 display, but the device's awful performance, terrible battery life and uneven cameras make this handset more trouble than it's worth, especially when compared to more-capable inexpensive handsets like the Honor 7X and Moto G6.

Read full review

Don't buy this phone. Alcatel's 3V has a solid, bright, 18:9 display, but the device's awful performance, terrible battery life and uneven cameras make this handset more trouble than it's worth, especially when compared to more-capable inexpensive handsets like the Honor 7X and Moto G6.

Read full review

Less

Expert Reviews

A budget smartphone that wants to be more

from Expert Reviews

It has some great features, in particular, its fingerprint and Face Key unlock capabilities and the 6in display is of an unusually high quality given the price. It’s reasonably colour accurate, which you don’t see too often with a budget handset. And, to top it off, it has dual cameras for de...More

It has some great features, in particular, its fingerprint and Face Key unlock capabilities and the 6in display is of an unusually high quality given the price. It’s reasonably colour accurate, which you don’t see too often with a budget handset. And, to top it off, it has dual cameras for depth of field, fiddly as the software may be. At £90, that all seems like a bargain.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

Plastic with style

from Notebookcheck

The Alcatel 3V is an affordable mid-range smartphone that is hampered by its outdated hardware and short battery life. The 3V cannot compete with its equally priced competitors for these reasons alone.

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The Alcatel 3V is an affordable mid-range smartphone that is hampered by its outdated hardware and short battery life. The 3V cannot compete with its equally priced competitors for these reasons alone.

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Neowin

A budget phone that tries to punch above its weight

from Neowin

The prime selling points of the Alcatel 3V are the 6-inch 18:9 FullView screen and its price. Throw into the mix the fingerprint sensor and facial recognition for fast login, plus the allure of a dual-lens camera and LED flash on the front and back and you may think you're on to a winner. Sadly,...More

The prime selling points of the Alcatel 3V are the 6-inch 18:9 FullView screen and its price. Throw into the mix the fingerprint sensor and facial recognition for fast login, plus the allure of a dual-lens camera and LED flash on the front and back and you may think you're on to a winner. Sadly, this isn't quite the case and it's very much down to what's under the hood that lets down the overall experience.

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Verified Tasks

A curious mish-mash of an inexpensive telephone

from Verified Tasks

The Alcatel 3V lays on a large, daring show, and it’s conceivable to select one up for considerably lower than the RRP. But its affordable design, inconsistent efficiency and mediocre customized UI go away it trailing in the back of the perfect of the sub-£200 pack.

Read full review

The Alcatel 3V lays on a large, daring show, and it’s conceivable to select one up for considerably lower than the RRP. But its affordable design, inconsistent efficiency and mediocre customized UI go away it trailing in the back of the perfect of the sub-£200 pack.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

A curious mish-mash of an affordable phone

from TrustedReviews

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.

Read full review

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.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Headline features at a bargain-basement price

from TechRadar

The Alcatel 3V doesn't have the best hardware and it's not very pretty, but considering the impressively low price, this budget offering packs a lot in.

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The Alcatel 3V doesn't have the best hardware and it's not very pretty, but considering the impressively low price, this budget offering packs a lot in.

Read full review

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