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Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X

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The Alcatel 1X currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
1.28 GHz
1.28 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP, f/2.0
8+ MP, f/2.0
2460 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Android Guys
Android Guys

The Alcatel 1X isn't the fastest or flashiest of phones by any means, but the modern aspect ratio, fingerprint scanner, and use of Android Go help make it a decent competitor in the budget arena.

- Jason England, Android Guys
Gear Diary
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

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
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
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

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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.

If your 1X 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

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

1.28 GHz

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


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

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP, f/2.0 camera.

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

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


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

Alcatel 1X Specs

Release Date April 30, 2018
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Go

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Processor MediaTek MTK6739 Quad core 1.28 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Body: 1.70 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
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
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels, f/2.0
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 203 pixels
Size 5.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
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 (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1560 minutes
Standby Time Up to 22.79167 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Alcatel Ideal Xtra
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