5.5/10
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The Alcatel 1X currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.28 GHz
Screen Size
5.3"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gear Diary

The Alcatel 1X isn’t going to impress smartphone experts. It won’t satisfy power-users. And it likely won’t be the right phone for the busy professional. But for the person on a tight budget, looking to get an Android device for their child or needing a spare phone for travel, this is a great option...

- Dan Cohen, Gear Diary
Gizmodo

If you’re eyeing a $100 phone, spending more may not be an option. And in that case, the Alcatel 1X gets the job done—it has apps, it lets you get online, it has a camera. It makes phone calls! It’s a smartphone at its most basic, and hey, that’s better than nothing.

- Patrick Lucas Austin, Gizmodo
Good Gear Guide

If you’re looking for a throwaway device with all the functionality that modern Android offers, this’ll tick that box - but it won’t look pretty.

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Digital Trends

Like its stablemate the Alcatel 3V, the Alcatel 1X is just too slow to recommend. It’s likely due to the weak processor, but this kind of performance doesn’t bode well for Android Go.

- Mark Jansen, Digital Trends
Phone Scoop

In the 1x's favor, it does offer decent hardware, respectable battery life, support for memory cards, and a small footprint that's good for small hands. That's a pretty short list. There's much more going against the 1x, such as the crummy display, below average voice and data quality, and below ave...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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Common Questions


Alcatel released the 1X on April 30, 2018.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel 1X user manual here.


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


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Screen Size
5.3"

The Alcatel 1X's screen size is 5.3 inches with 480 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.28 GHz

There is a MediaTek MTK6739 Quad core 1.28 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo Go operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ 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 (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2460mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2460 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 1560 minutes.

Alcatel 1X Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2018
Regions available USA, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Go

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Processor MediaTek MTK6739 Quad core 1.28 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 1.70 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 2460 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1560 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22.79167 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Dark Gray Suede, Dark Blue Suede, Rose Gold, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.75 x 7.06 x 0.915 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 151 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 480 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 203 pixels
Size 5.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
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
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 Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
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 Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 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/ 2.0
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse
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
Front camera flash
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 Yes (FM)
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
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Gear Diary

Proves you can get a decent phone for under $100

from Gear Diary

The Alcatel 1X isn’t going to impress smartphone experts. It won’t satisfy power-users. And it likely won’t be the right phone for the busy professional. But for the person on a tight budget, looking to get an Android device for their child or needing a spare phone for travel, this is a great option.

Read full review

The Alcatel 1X isn’t going to impress smartphone experts. It won’t satisfy power-users. And it likely won’t be the right phone for the busy professional. But for the person on a tight budget, looking to get an Android device for their child or needing a spare phone for travel, this is a great option.

Read full review

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Gizmodo

Plain and simple

from Gizmodo

If you’re eyeing a $100 phone, spending more may not be an option. And in that case, the Alcatel 1X gets the job done—it has apps, it lets you get online, it has a camera. It makes phone calls! It’s a smartphone at its most basic, and hey, that’s better than nothing.

Read full review

If you’re eyeing a $100 phone, spending more may not be an option. And in that case, the Alcatel 1X gets the job done—it has apps, it lets you get online, it has a camera. It makes phone calls! It’s a smartphone at its most basic, and hey, that’s better than nothing.

Read full review

Less

Good Gear Guide

An affordable budget device humbled by ambition

from Good Gear Guide

If you’re looking for a throwaway device with all the functionality that modern Android offers, this’ll tick that box - but it won’t look pretty.

Read full review

If you’re looking for a throwaway device with all the functionality that modern Android offers, this’ll tick that box - but it won’t look pretty.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

Cheap, but it’s plagued with problems

from Digital Trends

Like its stablemate the Alcatel 3V, the Alcatel 1X is just too slow to recommend. It’s likely due to the weak processor, but this kind of performance doesn’t bode well for Android Go.

Read full review

Like its stablemate the Alcatel 3V, the Alcatel 1X is just too slow to recommend. It’s likely due to the weak processor, but this kind of performance doesn’t bode well for Android Go.

Read full review

Less

Phone Scoop

An entry-level device and has only the most basic services

from Phone Scoop

In the 1x's favor, it does offer decent hardware, respectable battery life, support for memory cards, and a small footprint that's good for small hands. That's a pretty short list. There's much more going against the 1x, such as the crummy display, below average voice and data quality, and below average GPS and Bluetooth performance.

Read full review

In the 1x's favor, it does offer decent hardware, respectable battery life, support for memory cards, and a small footprint that's good for small hands. That's a pretty short list. There's much more going against the 1x, such as the crummy display, below average voice and data quality, and below average GPS and Bluetooth performance.

Read full review

Less

Android Police

Android Go is a huge compromise in every sense, including price

from Android Police

Every aspect of the phone except the software is a huge compromise. But on the other hand, so is the price, and sometimes all you have to spend is $100.

Read full review

Every aspect of the phone except the software is a huge compromise. But on the other hand, so is the price, and sometimes all you have to spend is $100.

Read full review

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Android Central

The first $100 smartphone that's worth buying

from Android Central

I love that a phone like this is made and available and can't wait to see what's next from both Alcatel and Google in this market segment.

Read full review

I love that a phone like this is made and available and can't wait to see what's next from both Alcatel and Google in this market segment.

Read full review

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