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Alcatel U3 3G



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In a nutshell

  • 4-inch display
  • 2MP camera
  • 4GB internal storage
  • Available in black

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Get creative with the Alcatel U3’s camera. You can take time-lapse shots, design your own collages, add filters and lots more - the choice is yours.”

What Users Say

1.0 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Camera

    2.0 Megapixels

  • Battery

    Up to 12 hours talktime

  • Storage

    Available in 4GB

  • Display

    4.0 inches

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Compact and easy to use

The Alcatel U3 is easy to use, and small enough to fit in one hand. The bright and clear 4-inch display lets you do all your favourite smartphone things like playing games, browsing the web and watching videos.



Creative photos made easy

The Alcatel U3’s 2MP camera gives you lots of advanced shooting options to play with, including time-lapse and panoramic modes. You can also give your snapshots a personal touch by adding frames and filters.



Reliable all-day power

The Alcatel U3 has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor to give you smooth web browsing and uninterrupted gaming when you’re on the go. And with the reliable 1,500mAh battery, you’ll stay powered up all day.




The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Headphones
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Dimensions

    • 121.3 x 64.4 x 9.7 mm

    • 110 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Camera

    • VGA

    • LED

    • FHD

    • 0.3 megapixels

    • 2 megapixels

  • Apps

    • Play store

  • Battery

    • 1500 mAh

    • 450 hours

    • 12 hours

  • Music and entertainment

    • Mediatek

  • Connectivity

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 32 GB

  • Processor

    • Quad

    • 1.3 GHz

    • 512 MB

    • Mediatek MT6580 1.3Gz Quadcore

    • 1.3 GHz

  • Display

    • 233 ppi

    • IPS LCD

    • 800 x 480p

    • 4 inches

  • Body

    • Nano


Alcatel U3 3G is rated 1.6 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from barely usable, very slow, limited memory This is rhe worst phone i have ever had. Barely has room to intall apps which is just as well since the phone is so slow its not worth installing any. Most of the memory is taken by preinstalled apps. inserting and sd card makes no difference. If you plug it into a pc for charging or data transfer, it locks up the pc. This phone is worse than my old alcatel popc1. when you turn on wifi it takes at least 30seconds before you can go online.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The worst phone I've ever used The apps crash in seconds It keeps telling me that the memory is full and won't operate I've taken no photos taken or made any calls sent no texts Only used Facebook and Google I can't wait to go back to the shop tomorrow to complain and try to get a refund and upgrade
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inadequate in every respect Only has 4GB of memory. This is barely sufficient to cover the pre-installed Android apps. It can only accept maybe 3 or 4 more apps downloaded from the Play Store. The real problem is that, once you start using the phone, then the apps sync up with my Google account, and you very quickly get a message that the “phone is running out of memory”. Once this happens 1) The phone stops syncing with my Google account so no more emails etc 2) The phone turns its WiFi service off, leading to increased use of my mobile phone data allowance Effectively the phone becomes a simple “phone and text” device. The phone does allow an SD card to be inserted. I used a 32GB SD card. However, once the SD card is inserted, the phone acknowledges its presence, but does not allow for the extra capacity when calculating whether memory is full. So I continue to get the “phone is running out of memory” message, even though the SD card is showing over 30GB free space!! I have tried formatting the SD card for internal use (so in theory the phone should believe that it now has all this extra internal memory) and for portable use, but in neither case has it solved the problem. The inescapable conclusion is that: 1) The internal 4GB memory of the phone is sufficient for any reasonable use as a connected Android device. 2) The SD card expansion slot does not work as advertised, in that it does not increase the available internal memory of the phone in a way that the phone itself recognises.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Great for the money I wasn't expecting much when I bought this for my 10 year old. At £20 (including £10 O2 credit) I just thought it would be ok for the odd call or text. My kid loves it, watching you tube videos and downloading apps. Ok it's a bit slow and screen resolution isn't great compared to my S7 but for a first phone that doesn't matter if it gets broken or lost you can't go wrong. It's definitely exceeded my expectations, I can't believe you can buy a phone this cheap that does so much.
Date published: 2019-08-24
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