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Alcatel A3 XL (2017) review

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Mediatek MT8735B
Mali-T720 MP2
1 GB / 8 GB
6 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Alcatel announced the launch of the A3 XL smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Alcatel A3 XL phone with 6 inches display, Mediatek MT8735B chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Alcatel A3 XL comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The 6 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 XL specifications

BrandAlcatel
NameA3 XL
ModelA3XL
Release date2017

Body

The dimensions of this Alcatel phone are average (6.5 x 3.25 x 0.31 inches).

Dimensions6.5 x 3.25 x 0.31 inches
Colorsblack, gold, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Alcatel A3 XL comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCMediatek MT8735B
CPUQuad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP2

Display

The size of A3 XL screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 6 inches IPS display of Alcatel A3 XL with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size6 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Alcatel A3 XL (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (8 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the A3 XL 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 camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Alcatel A3 XL 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 XL 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
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of A3 XL is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 3000 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 XL 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 XL 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 XL, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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