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Alcatel A50
Alcatel A50
Alcatel A50
Alcatel A50

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The Alcatel A50 currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

1.5 GHz
Screen Size
13+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Mobile Syrup

The A50 is a great entry-level phone that is inoffensive in all the right ways.

- Sameer Chhabra, Mobile Syrup
Absolute Geeks

While the Light Show and Colour Changer apps offer something new to mobile technology, the A5 itself doesn’t do much to excite phone users. I’ve found more negative aspects of the phone rather than positive and that’s just not how you want to feel about a phone that looks as neat a...

- Jolene D'silva, Absolute Geeks
Phone Scoop

The A50 has good intentions, but veers off the road into a hellscape of bad execution. It delivers an uneven experience that make it a highly questionable purchase. On its own, without the SnapBak attachments, the hardware is acceptable for such a low-cost device. The components are put together wel...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Canadian Reviewer

Alcatel has the right thing in mind with the Alcatel A50. Not only is this a solid all around device that will satisfy most users looking for a no frills yet multifunctional smartphone.

- Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla, Canadian Reviewer

Alcatel is still taking a gimmicky approach to the budget Android phone market, but a flashy LED array fails to mask a long list of distinctly disappointing compromises.

- Simon Hill, TechRadar

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel A50 user manual here.

Alcatel backs up the A50 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your A50 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 A50's screen size is 5.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.5 GHz

There is a MediaTek MTK6738 Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

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

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 18.8 days standby time, 780 minutes.

Alcatel A50 Specs

Release Date July 10, 2017
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System No
Processor MediaTek MTK6738 Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 1.4 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
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 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Front camera flash
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 282 pixels
Size 5.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Dragontrail glass, 2D glass
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 351 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 780 minutes
Standby Time Up to 18.8 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Metal Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.6 x 7.2 x 0.8 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 146 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 Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Alcatel A5, Pulsemix
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Manual (PDF)
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