Alcatel Smart III

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Alcatel Smart III currently has an Informr score of 7 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
1 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Pocket Gamer

It's cheap, it's functional, it has decent battery life, and it has a couple of nice features besides.

- Jonathan Morris, Pocket Gamer
TrustedReviews

If you're a parent it's a great choice as a child's first phone...

- Luke Johnson, TrustedReviews
Pocket-lint

For £90 there's really not a lot here to dislike. As always with cheaper camera phones, the megapixel count is irrelevant and the photos always look a bit blurred and lack fine detail. The Smart is far from the worst offender here though, and as always these photos will, for the most part, loo...

- Ian Morris, Pocket-lint
Coolsmartphone

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is an excellent smartphone but for someone upgrading from the S3 there doesn’t seem much point. Of course you have a set of improved specifications, but a lot of the new software features on the device will eventually make their way to older handset...

- Ronnie Whelan, Coolsmartphone


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Alcatel released the Smart III on May 17, 2013.


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


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


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Screen Size
4"

The Alcatel Smart III's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a ARM A9 Single core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 390 minutes.

Smart III Specs

Overview
Release date May 17, 2013
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor ARM A9 Single core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 512 MB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.543 W/kg
Body: 0.757 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 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 Up to: 390 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Hot Pink, Titan
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 cm (4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 136 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 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 233 pixels
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors 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 No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
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 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, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
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 Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Self-timer, Scene mode, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Vodafone Smart III, Smart 3, 759N

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Critic Reviews


Pocket Gamer

The Smart 3 is a little too underpowered

from Pocket Gamer

The lack of RAM is the biggest problem here. A single-core processor might seem archaic, but when the phone isn't doing too much in the background it just about manages to tick over. It's only when you multitask that the problems show.

Despite the performance issues, you shouldn't dismiss the Vodafone Smart 3 out of hand. It's cheap, it's functional, it has decent battery life, and it has a couple of nice features besides....

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The lack of RAM is the biggest problem here. A single-core processor might seem archaic, but when the phone isn't doing too much in the background it just about manages to tick over. It's only when you multitask that the problems show.

Despite the performance issues, you shouldn't dismiss the Vodafone Smart 3 out of hand. It's cheap, it's functional, it has decent battery life, and it has a couple of nice features besides.

Just don't go expecting anything too fancy, or you'll quickly wish you'd spent a bit more.

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TrustedReviews

It has enough grunt to get the basics done with ease

from TrustedReviews

The Vodafone Smart 3 is a strong budget Android phone and one of the best network branded handsets we’ve seen in a while. Its features won’t set the world alight, but it has enough grunt to get the basics done with ease. The Vodafone Smart 3 is a strong buy, and at just £90 on a...More

The Vodafone Smart 3 is a strong budget Android phone and one of the best network branded handsets we’ve seen in a while. Its features won’t set the world alight, but it has enough grunt to get the basics done with ease. The Vodafone Smart 3 is a strong buy, and at just £90 on a PAYG basis will do your wallet no harm, either.

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Pocket-lint

Cheap, uncomplicated, decent design, well-aimed for its market

from Pocket-lint

For £90 there's really not a lot here to dislike. As always with cheaper camera phones, the megapixel count is irrelevant and the photos always look a bit blurred and lack fine detail. The Smart is far from the worst offender here though, and as always these photos will, for the most part, look fine on social media sites and the like....

More

For £90 there's really not a lot here to dislike. As always with cheaper camera phones, the megapixel count is irrelevant and the photos always look a bit blurred and lack fine detail. The Smart is far from the worst offender here though, and as always these photos will, for the most part, look fine on social media sites and the like.

As a phone, it's a little small for our hands, but it's really aimed at teenagers and people who haven't spent the last decade eating at press lunches and drinking beer at product launches. But even our sausage fingers managed, so we're confident you will too.

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Coolsmartphone

For someone upgrading from the S3 there doesn’t seem much point

from Coolsmartphone

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is an excellent smartphone but for someone upgrading from the S3 there doesn’t seem much point. Of course you have a set of improved specifications, but a lot of the new software features on the device will eventually make their way to older hand...More

There is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is an excellent smartphone but for someone upgrading from the S3 there doesn’t seem much point. Of course you have a set of improved specifications, but a lot of the new software features on the device will eventually make their way to older handsets. Personally I have decided to wait and see what the Galaxy Note 3 is like as I fancy a larger screen size, but for those that own the Galaxy S2 or any other older smartphone the Galaxy S4 will be a perfect device to own.

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