7.4/10
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The Alcatel 3L (2020) currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2 GHz
Screen Size
6.22"
Camera
48+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a good entry-level smartphone, but will have a hard time against Redmi's competition. A real highlight could have been the 48 MP triple camera, but unfortunately the manufacturer fails to exploit the sensor's capabilities and creates bad conditions for this to happen at all...

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck
Ausdroid

The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a device that fits right in the budget range, $199 outright but when you consider the $40 Vodafone SIM you can buy with it the value increases. It sports a 6.2-inch screen that is — like most other specs on the phone — pretty decent, it’s got 4GB RAM and an acceptable, but n...

- Phil Tann, Ausdroid
PCWorld

The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the same tim...

- Fergus Halliday, PCWorld
Good Gear Guide

The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the same tim...

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
Tech Guide

The Alcatel 3L doesn’t just look good on paper with its impressive feature list – it delivers in reality as well and can hold its own against other smartphones that cost hundreds of dollars more.

- Stephen Fenech, Tech Guide


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Common Questions


Alcatel released the 3L (2020) on January 31, 2020.


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Alcatel backs up the 3L (2020) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.22"

The Alcatel 3L (2020)'s screen size is 6.22 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10.0 operating system (OS).

Camera
48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, microSDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 2040 minutes.

3L (2020) Specs

Overview
Release date January 31, 2020
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1800/2100/2300/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10.0

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Processor MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) Octa-core 2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.53 W/kg
Body: 1.50 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 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: 2040 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 24 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Chameleon Blue, Dark Chrome, Agate Green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.87 x 7.46 x 0.85 cm (6.3 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 270 pixels
Size 6.22 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
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 Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, microSDXC
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
48+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, 2nd camera feature (5MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide/depth sensor), 3rd camera feature (2MP, f/2.4, macro), AI scene detection, real-time photo filters
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
F/2.0, Fixed focus, LCD flash, Face Beautification, bokeh, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): 5029Y, 5029

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Critic Reviews


Notebookcheck

The camera could make the difference

from Notebookcheck

The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a good entry-level smartphone, but will have a hard time against Redmi's competition. A real highlight could have been the 48 MP triple camera, but unfortunately the manufacturer fails to exploit the sensor's capabilities and creates bad conditions for this to happen at a...More

The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a good entry-level smartphone, but will have a hard time against Redmi's competition. A real highlight could have been the 48 MP triple camera, but unfortunately the manufacturer fails to exploit the sensor's capabilities and creates bad conditions for this to happen at all with the Helio P22, as its ISP is not designed for this sensor at all. In contrast, the Alcatel 3L is excellent in terms of battery life. 

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Ausdroid

A ridiculously cheap phone that’s surprisingly good

from Ausdroid

The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a device that fits right in the budget range, $199 outright but when you consider the $40 Vodafone SIM you can buy with it the value increases. It sports a 6.2-inch screen that is — like most other specs on the phone — pretty decent, it’s got 4GB RAM and an acceptab...More

The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a device that fits right in the budget range, $199 outright but when you consider the $40 Vodafone SIM you can buy with it the value increases. It sports a 6.2-inch screen that is — like most other specs on the phone — pretty decent, it’s got 4GB RAM and an acceptable, but not great chipset. The 4,000mAh battery will get just about every user who shops in this price range through a full day without hassle. This isn’t a top-end phone, but it’s one of the best bang for buck options I’ve personally used in a while.

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PCWorld

A modest effort with modest results

from PCWorld

The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the...More

The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the same time, I can’t say that I really expected any less either.

Read full review

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Good Gear Guide

A modest effort with modest results

from Good Gear Guide

The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the...More

The Alcatel 3L rarely delivers above and beyond the kind of conservative confidence the price tag inspires but it doesn’t feel like a struggle to use in the way that some other budget devices do. It’s a modest smartphone that achieves modest results. It’s not hard to expect more but, at the same time, I can’t say that I really expected any less either.

Read full review

Less

Tech Guide

Redefining the meaning of smartphone value

from Tech Guide

The Alcatel 3L doesn’t just look good on paper with its impressive feature list – it delivers in reality as well and can hold its own against other smartphones that cost hundreds of dollars more.

Read full review

The Alcatel 3L doesn’t just look good on paper with its impressive feature list – it delivers in reality as well and can hold its own against other smartphones that cost hundreds of dollars more.

Read full review

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