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In a nutshell

  • 5-inch FWVGA display
  • 5MP main camera
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Available in Black

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“A low-cost smartphone with features you’ll find on more premium models. Like a 5-inch HD screen, up to 128GB of storage with a memory card and photo modes for better snapshots.”

What Users Say

  • Operating System

    Android Oreo (8.0)

  • Battery

    Up to 16 hours talktime

  • Camera

    5 MP

  • Storage

    Available in 8GB

  • Display

    5 inches

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DESIGN AND DISPLAY

A screen for movie buffs

You’ll enjoy watching movies on the Alcatel 1 thanks to its 5-inch display and impressive 18:9 ratio. The HD quality picture and widescreen view makes movies look great, so it’s just the ticket for keeping yourself entertained on the train.

CAMERA

Fun photo tools for social media lovers

Love sharing photos. Then you’ll enjoy the Instant Collage tool that lets you arrange your shots in a way that’s perfect for sharing. Or try Photo Booth for booth-style shots to help you strike your best pose.

One-handed photo mode

One-Handed mode makes taking photos easier by placing all the camera buttons into the corner of the screen for easy reach. Now you can change the camera settings and snap your shot faster without missing the moment.

 

UNDER THE HOOD

Up the storage

There’s 8GB of storage built-in. But if that’s not enough, simply insert a MicroSD memory card and enjoy up to 128GB more of space for your movies and photos. Sweet.

More room for the apps you love

The Alcatel 1 runs on Android Oreo (Go Edition). It’s a much leaner version of Android with no filler apps – just the apps you know and love. That way you’ve got even more room to download the stuff you want. 

SPECIFICATION SUMMARY

WHAT's IN THE BOX

The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • SIM card removal tool
  • Headphones
  • Screen protector
  • Quick Start Guide

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 137.6 x 65.7 x 9.8 mm

    • 145 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Oreo (8.0)

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • 2000 mAh

    • Micro USB

    • 16 hours

  • Special Features

    • Google Assistant

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • HD

    • HD

    • HDR, EIS, Snapshot, Instant Collage, Photo Booth

    • 2 megapixels

    • HD

    • 5 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 128 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Mediatek MT6739

    • 1.28 GHz

    • 1.28 GHz

    • 1 GB

  • Display

    • 960 x 480 pixels

    • LED

    • 5 inches

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Alcatel 1 is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the price - Alcatel 1 5033x I bought this about a month ago for secondary school, and if all you need is calling, then it is perfect! However, it is a bit glitchy for anything else, and battery is a bit on the down side, despite having 2000 mAh, and it drains around 15% every night. I only use it a little bit though, so that isn't much of a problem. Another problem is that I find it slower than an iPhone 4s for web browsing, and a major drawback is WhatsApp. You need to manually enable permission for WhatsApp to run in the background, otherwise you will not receive messages or calls. Nevertheless, it is worth the money for sure, and I highly recommend this product as long as you are just going to call people and perhaps use the Internet once in a while. One important thing: the camera. It is terrible. The resolution (8 megapixels) seems calm, but you certainly won't think that it is acceptable once you use it. Yet again, the iPhone 4s wins this one. Almost everything is better in the iPhone 4s than this one, apart from more features and apps (with Android 8.1 Go Edition, non-upgradable) and the screen size, at 5 inches. So an older iPhone or Samsung might be better, but this one is good for the price and isn't as bad as smartphones do get (although this is the case on this website). Not for anybody who does more than calling, but OK for someone that does just that. Thanks for taking the time to read my review!
Date published: 2021-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good phone as a backup I bought this after my old phone had issues (Samsung S21) and obviously moving from that device to this was annoying, the phone is slow has a trash camera (not even worth using) decent battery but slow as hell charging. The screen is trash struggling in all light conditions, the performance is awful (you cant play good games) . I will buy myself a Pocophone F3 from Xiaomi and am very happy to get rid of it soon (wont throw it away, ill let it be recycled, cause the poor thing needs a good life inside of a capable phone).
Date published: 2021-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Basic phone as a back up - cannot use as a main Bought this phone just last week as I smashed my Samsung A40 the week before. I am still in the process of deciding which new main phone to get whilst I got this as a back up. It does the basics fine (call, text, whats app and browsing) but if your used to a mid-range/half decent smart phone, this can only be a back up for a day or two without you getting frustrated. It lags a lot and heats up quite quickly, and the battery drains over any use, so constantly charging it. Use it in case of emergency - that's my advice.
Date published: 2021-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible phone This phone is painfully slow, the 'return to home screen' button is far to close to the space bar when texting, about 50% of apps you would want do NOT work on this phone (e.g. mobile banking). If I could leave -1 star I would
Date published: 2021-07-08
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