Alcatel One Touch 3040 review

5.5/10 AVG.
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5.5/10
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The Alcatel One Touch 3040 currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

With it’s 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 2 megapixel camera and a range of apps and services, the Alcatel 3040 is an affordable pay-as-you-go device that attempts to emulate the latest smartphone technology.

While the 260-mhz processor and 128MB of RAM won’t allow for multitasking or other processor intensive tasks, reviews from Usapang Tekno claim that the device works well and is responsive for basic features, such as emailing, texting or checking on your social media accounts.

The screen on the phone features a 320-by-480 pixel resolution. While this is enough for daily use, it’s far from HD. However, reviews state that text is clear and the screen is bright. For added flexibility, a dual-sim model, the 3040D, is available in some markets. A single three-hour charge is stated to yield 8 hours of talk time, 17 hours of music playback and nearly three weeks of standby time.

While the phone is not a cutting edge device, it’s not priced as one. For a starter smartphone, or as a backup for your newer device, the price makes the phone a respectable bargain.

The Good: Affordable pricing, exceptional battery life and support for memory cards.

The Bad: Weak processor, low-resolution display, limited app support and low-resolution camera.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
260 MHz
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
2+ MP



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Common Questions


Alcatel released the One Touch 3040 on May 20, 2013.


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Alcatel backs up the One Touch 3040 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your One Touch 3040 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
3.5"

The Alcatel One Touch 3040's screen size is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
260 MHz

There is a 260 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 23.3 days standby time.

One Touch 3040 Specs

Overview
Release date May 20, 2013
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor 260 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.725 W/kg
Body: 0.86 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 23.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Anthracite, Apple Green, Cherry Red, Fresh Rose, Officer, Pure White, Turquoise
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 6.0 x 1.2 cm (4.3 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 98 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density 165 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry eZiText
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 1.1
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Night mode, Self-timer, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
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 No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel One Touch 3040G, Alcatel OT-3040

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User Reviews


I hate this phone

it's the worst phone I've ever owned you try to text and when you want to put a space it comes up do you want to save or cancel the buttons are too close together can't download anything takes forever to charge one touch just got it as it was an affordable one wish i'd waited and got one that's easy to...More
it's the worst phone I've ever owned you try to text and when you want to put a space it comes up do you want to save or cancel the buttons are too close together can't download anything takes forever to charge one touch just got it as it was an affordable one wish i'd waited and got one that's easy to use thought this one was but I was obviously mislead definetly the worst ever phone to use Less
john

Rubbish handset

it just wont connect to my mobile internet,just says this page is too large to load,then it freezes...avoid this.
Bought phone and was assured that it is easy to use. The instruction leaflet is useless and the letters on the keyboard on the touch screen are not easy to use unless you have very slim fingers-pressing the letter c produces either A or B etc.One of my friends tried to text me several times and not a...More
Bought phone and was assured that it is easy to use. The instruction leaflet is useless and the letters on the keyboard on the touch screen are not easy to use unless you have very slim fingers-pressing the letter c produces either A or B etc.One of my friends tried to text me several times and not a single text came through. The other information they don't tell you in the shop is that they keep the top-up when the phone is returned for whatever reason. It has been a waste of time and money. Less

Spend a little more and get ALOT more.

Do not buy this phone if you want to access the internet on the go.It's awfully slow, graphics on the web are clumsey and often doesn't work and you can't download any decent apps. Get the next model up of u really must as that does way more but personally I would go for a more reliable brand.

Dreadful phone

Inbuilt browser doesn't work, downloaded Opera, but you can't add to the display, so have to go through 4 screens to start it. No loaded games. 'Keys' are far too small for accurate texting. No in-call volume control. Standard ringtones are frighteningly bad, ascending ring doesn't work. No volume c...More
Inbuilt browser doesn't work, downloaded Opera, but you can't add to the display, so have to go through 4 screens to start it. No loaded games. 'Keys' are far too small for accurate texting. No in-call volume control. Standard ringtones are frighteningly bad, ascending ring doesn't work. No volume control for alarm ring. Vibrate is too feeble to be called feeble. Claims 23 days on standby...mine lasted 3..and that's with with wifi and Bluetooth off, made 6 short calls and sent 20 texts. Will only have it as long as it takes me to find another ancient Ericsson 320. Less
bob

Top class

this is a cheap smart phone

First phone

i love this phone i am getting 5 more as i am a colector or cheapish phones
vinczej

Good phone with some insufficiencies

This is a good phone. But the insufficiencies are the next: - It can't one turn the screen direction, it has only vertical direction - It hasn't external volume controller, only by software - It has only few grades for volume, not smooth tuning on volume - It has annoyance by media structure (handlin...More
This is a good phone. But the insufficiencies are the next: - It can't one turn the screen direction, it has only vertical direction - It hasn't external volume controller, only by software - It has only few grades for volume, not smooth tuning on volume - It has annoyance by media structure (handling folders is a bit uncomfortable) For this price is good as a Wi-fi phone. Less
Harley Davidson.

Amazing phone for the outlay.

I only need a phone it replaces the Phone Box for me. BUT adds the rest of the world at ones finger tips, cool or what Apps and Apps to spare ==yeh !

It's such a good phone

This phone is so good you can do everything

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