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Alcatel A3 (2017) review

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek MT6737
Mali-T720 MP2
1.5 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

Alcatel announced the launch of the A3 smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Alcatel A3 phone with 5 inches display, Mediatek MT6737 chipset, 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Alcatel A3 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Po 2460 mAh battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Alcatel A3 specifications

BrandAlcatel
NameA3
Model5046Y
Release date2017

Body

The dimensions of this Alcatel phone are average (5.59 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches).

Dimensions5.59 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches
Colorsgray, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Alcatel A3 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek MT6737
CPUQuad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP2

Display

The size of A3 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of Alcatel A3 with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Alcatel A3 (1.5 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1.5 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the A3 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Alcatel A3 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The A3 comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The A3 phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2460 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of A3 is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Po 2460 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The A3 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Alcatel phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Alcatel A3 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Alcatel A3, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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