5.5/10
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The Alcatel 7 currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Police

The 6-inch 2180x1080 LCD is the only standout feature of the Alcatel 7, and really the only reason anyone should buy it. The battery life is good, but the same is true of many other budget phones. The camera and software aren't anything to write home about.

- Corbin Davenport, Android Police
Phone Scoop

The phone excels at battery life, outlasting many other devices in this market segment. At the same time, call quality is questionable and data speeds are average. The Android-based platform runs smoothly enough, but the camera simply isn't up to snuff.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Tom's Guide

The Alcatel 7 lasts a long time on a charge, but sluggish performance makes it painful to use. Spring for the similarly priced Honor 7X instead.

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide
Android Guys

The Alcatel 7 is a sold budget option. If you're looking to pick up a first device for a child or parent, this could be a great option. We'd warn anyone who is used to a flagship experience away from it, but there is a lot to like here. Battery life and display quality are top notch.

- Matt Adams, Android Guys


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Common Questions


Alcatel released the 7 on August 13, 2018.


The 7 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 7 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel 7 user manual here.


Alcatel backs up the 7 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 7 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 7's screen size is 6 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T Octa core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 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 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 1680 minutes.

Alcatel 7 Specs

Overview
Release date August 13, 2018
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800 MHz
UMTS:
850/1700/1900 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T Octa core 2.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1680 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 29.167 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Spectrum Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.2 x 7.5 x 0.9 cm (6.4 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 6.17 ounces
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 Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Ashai 2.5 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 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 USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption 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 (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
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 No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Android Police

A decent budget phone with one major drawback

from Android Police

The 6-inch 2180x1080 LCD is the only standout feature of the Alcatel 7, and really the only reason anyone should buy it. The battery life is good, but the same is true of many other budget phones. The camera and software aren't anything to write home about.

Read full review

The 6-inch 2180x1080 LCD is the only standout feature of the Alcatel 7, and really the only reason anyone should buy it. The battery life is good, but the same is true of many other budget phones. The camera and software aren't anything to write home about.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

An affordable phone that doesn't skimp on modern features

from Phone Scoop

The phone excels at battery life, outlasting many other devices in this market segment. At the same time, call quality is questionable and data speeds are average. The Android-based platform runs smoothly enough, but the camera simply isn't up to snuff.

Read full review

The phone excels at battery life, outlasting many other devices in this market segment. At the same time, call quality is questionable and data speeds are average. The Android-based platform runs smoothly enough, but the camera simply isn't up to snuff.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

Save yourself a lot of frustration

from Tom's Guide

The Alcatel 7 lasts a long time on a charge, but sluggish performance makes it painful to use. Spring for the similarly priced Honor 7X instead.

Read full review

The Alcatel 7 lasts a long time on a charge, but sluggish performance makes it painful to use. Spring for the similarly priced Honor 7X instead.

Read full review

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Android Guys

Certainly isn’t perfect, but it gets the job done

from Android Guys

The Alcatel 7 is a sold budget option. If you're looking to pick up a first device for a child or parent, this could be a great option. We'd warn anyone who is used to a flagship experience away from it, but there is a lot to like here. Battery life and display quality are top notch.

Read full review

The Alcatel 7 is a sold budget option. If you're looking to pick up a first device for a child or parent, this could be a great option. We'd warn anyone who is used to a flagship experience away from it, but there is a lot to like here. Battery life and display quality are top notch.

Read full review

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