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Alcatel A3 Plus 3G



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In a nutshell

  • 5.5-inch HD display
  • 8MP camera (sensor is 8MP, but image is 13MP via s/w interpolation)
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Available in black/gold

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“If you like the A3, you’ll love the A3 Plus, with its bright 5.5 inch display and painted spin-effect finish, it delivers more power to your fingertips.”

What Users Say

2.3 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Nougat 7.0

  • Battery

    up to 12.6 hours talktime

  • Camera

    8.0 megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 16GB

  • Display

    5.5 inches

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Design and display

Laminated display

The Alcatel A3 has a laminated 5.5-inch screen, giving you sharp, vivid visuals from every angle, to really bring your apps, videos and games alive.

Metallic mesh design

The metallic mesh rear gives this phone a beautifully stylish finish, and the metallic painted power key with matte finish and milled knurling pattern is designed to both look good and be easy to use.


Great photos and smart selfies

The Alcatel A3 Plus has an 8MP rear camera (TBC?) and a 5MP front camera, both with LED flashes, so you can snap loads of great photos and selfies. Pre-installed Face Mask filters means you can also have more fun with your selfies by adding virtual masks with just a tap. 

Front speaker

A powerful, front-facing speaker provides exceptional audio quality for pure listening pleasure.

Under the hood

Fingerprint sensor

The Alcatel A3 Plus features a fingerprint sensor on the rear, to keep all of your personal information super-secure.

Battery and processor

The powerful 2,500mAh battery cell will keep you connected all day long. And with the 1.3GHz quad-core processor, you can run all your favourite apps and games with ease. 



The box contains

  • Device
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Dimensions

    • 152.7 x 77 x 8.6 mm

    • 160 grams

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Nougat 7.0

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • USB

    • 2550 mAh

    • 621 hours

    • 12.6 hours

  • Special Features

    • Google Assistant

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080p HD

    • 5 megapixels

    • 8 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 32 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Quad

    • 1.3GHz quad-core processor MT6580

    • 1.3 GHz

    • 1.3 GHz

    • 1 GB

  • Display

    • HD

    • 267 ppi

    • 720 x 1280 pixels

    • IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen

    • 5.5 inches


Alcatel A3 Plus 3G is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful I brought my phone two last months ago. It's horrible the worst phone I've ever had. I would never recommend this phone to anyone. its slow beyond belief apps keep closing. Adding words constantly to messages
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid. Extremely poor quality - lasted <6 months I bought an Alcatel A3 Plus 3G on pay-as-you-go from Carphone Warehouse in November 2017. Carphone Warehouse were very good - but unfortunately the phone isn't. The build quality is very bad - it feels flimsy and cheap. Unfortunately my handset broke down after 6 months. I was making a call outside. It happened to be raining - this is the UK, it probably rains every other day - and it just stopped working. I sent it back to be repaired under warranty and Alcatel said it wasn't covered because of liquid damage. I get why they have liquid damage exclusions in case people drop their handset down the toilet or leave it in the pocket of something that goes through the washing machine, but that using it outside in what is normal weather in the UK is enough to invalidate the warranty is taking the mickey. What's the point of a mobile phone that can't be used outside?!?! This handset is junk. It might be cheap, but it's not cheerful, and it's the least resilient phone I've ever had. Alcatel's customer service sucks too. I strongly advise you to buy a different phone.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No good for Pokemon go Got this phone so my son could use it for Pokemon go. Although it loaded and seemed to work fine before I got it, when you played it out and about it was very laggy and is very frustrating to use that's when the apps don't shut down mid use or freeze. Don't waste your money it's only fit for the bin.
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a great phone I bought this phone was okay for a week or so became slow and needed a update. The update wouldn't work. So i took it back and got given a replacement is doing the same thing.
Date published: 2018-04-02
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