French smartphone maker Alcatel has launched a brand new smartphone for the Indian market, dubbed as the Alcatel 3V. This smartphone will contest against popular Chinese smartphones as it bears the price of Rs. 9,999, making it quite a lucrative deal. Let’s have a look at what this phone has to offer.
Display and Design
The Alcatel 3V sports an aesthetic design and feels great to hold, but that’s not all. For its aggressive price, the phone offers an FHD display having a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. This makes the display suitable for most media consumption purposes and gaming alike. The display has also been layered with 2.5D glass that reduces the edges on the display and improves the overall user experience. On the rear-side is where the primary camera and fingerprint scanner is located.
Performance and Storage
The latest offering by Alcatel is powered by the MediaTek MT8735 processor clocked at 1.45GHz. This is a decent processor capable of handling daily tasks without breaking a sweat. It is also backed up with the Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM which aids in smooth multitasking. In terms of storage, the phone will ship with 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
Camera and Software
A major highlight of this device is its dual-rear camera setup. It comprises of a 16-megapixel sensor accompanied by a secondary 5-megapixel snapper. This setup, with some help from software features like beauty mode and portrait mode, should be able to take great images. On the front, the Alcatel 3V sports an 8-megapixel camera for capturing selfies and video calling purposes. The front-facing camera also aids in unlocking the phone via Face detection. Speaking about the software, the phone will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
Battery and Connectivity
The Alcatel 3V draws power of a generous 3,000 mAh battery unit that should get you through the day with moderate usage. On the other hand, if you are an intensive user who is looking to use the phone for gaming, the battery may run out before the end of the day. As for connectivity options, it includes the standard options viz. 3G, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as a microUSB port for charging and transferring data to and from the device.
For an asking price of Rs. 9,999, the Alcatel 3V has a lot going for it and makes it a very interesting deal that you must check out if you are in the market for a new smartphone.