Take your photos to another level with the Alcatel 3L 48MP AI camera, 2MP macro camera and 5MP super wide-angle camera. Shoot hours of photos with Alcatel 3L’s super-efficient Octa-Core and 4000mAh battery. Enjoy immersive images and video with Alcatel 3L’s immersive 6.22-inch HD+ Vast Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Do more with a dedicated Google Assistant Button for immediate convenience and assistance.
Strike a sophisticated profile anywhere with gradient finishing and smooth-grip dual-sided 2.5D glass.
When I first saw it in the box, I thought they had sent me the wrong phone. This didn’t look like a budget handset and featured a great looking screen, and brand spanking new design. The back features gradient design with black going into the blue. Also, there’s a headphone jack, I hear people like that sort of thing. Volume and power keys are on the right side, with the fingerprint scanner on the back.
But, once you grab hold of the Alcatel 3L, you’ll quickly change your mind. Its light feeling is down to its polycarbonate material instead of glass or metal. The screen is an immersive 6.22-inch HD+ Vast Display. There is an obvious drop in quality, but this comes with a price drop. I tried some games and ebooks are they were all perfectly easy to read and watch.
The notch is a notch. It’s out the way, it hides in the notification bar. When videos are in full screen you can see it, but I prefer the middle location to the right like the S10+. There is also a triple-camera setup on the back, this is made up of a 48MP camera equipped with 4-in-1 big pixel and a large aperture. There is also a 2MP macro camera. Make photoshoots effortless with AI scene detection that auto-adjusts settings for the best shot in 22 different scenarios ranging from sunsets to succulents. Night or day, get the perfect selfies with an 8MP front camera and LCD flash. The camera isn’t the best but is adequate in a well-lit environment. The camera software can detect 21 different scenes and adjust the settings to give you the best photo for the scene. This is more obvious in closeup and distance shots.
The Alcatel 3 comes with a Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 CPU and 4GB of RAM, coming with 64GB of storage. This is a pretty good spec for a phone at this price range. You wouldn’t be able to play Fortnite on it, but you’ll get by with most of the other apps. There is a MicroSD card slot for up to 128GB of additional storage.
It comes with an Android 10. There is also a 4000mAh battery with no quick charge support.
The Alcatel 3L could be a budget phone to pick up this year. It has the features people want in a phone, with the triple-camera setup. Finally, check out our other mobile reviews, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.