Alcatel A3, cheap mobile with fingerprint sensor and good camera

Alcatel A3, cheap mobile with fingerprint sensor and good camera

It is a phone specifically designed for a young audience, because in addition to being economical, it has a good camera and has a very attractive and customizable design. It is the Alcatel A3, a computer with a 5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera, with which the youngest users will be able to launch themselves into the world of mobile telephony for the first time.

And why for the first time? Well, because it is a phone that has everything we would ask of a smartphone today for those who are already used to new technologies, but for a price within the reach of a large majority of pockets. And it is that the Alcatel A3 will go on sale from May for just 150 euros .

The best of all is that this device has some characteristics of advanced mobile phones, such as a fingerprint sensor with which we can identify ourselves in a faster and more secure way. Next, we thoroughly analyze its technical characteristics.

Alcatel A3 

screen5-inch HD 1,280 x 720 pixels
Main chamber13 megapixels, f / 2.0, LED flash
Camera for selfies5 megapixels, LED flash
Internal memory16 GB of internal storage
ExtensionExpandable via microSD card
Processor and RAMMediatek MT6737 Quad Core 1.5GB RAM
Battery2,460 mAh
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ConnectionsBT 4.2, GPS, MicroUSB, NFC
DesignBlack and white, interchangeable shells, plastic
Dimensions142 x 70.5 x 8.6 millimeters and 135 grams
Featured FeaturesFingerprint recognition, RDS radio
Release dateMay 2017
Price150 euros

Comfortable and colorful design

In sight it is. The Alcatel A3 has the appearance of a comfortable and handy device , with rounded shapes that fit perfectly in the hand and a structure that makes it more compact. Do not look here for sophistication and much less metals, because you will not find them (except in the frame). The Alcatel A3 housing is entirely designed in plastic, although if you wish, you will always have the opportunity to change it to make it look another color.

It includes a five-inch screen that fits within today's standards, but doesn't stretch too far either. So if a big screen is what you're looking for, you may have to take a look at other options. The screen of this Alcatel A3 has an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, which will be enough to see content in a correct quality.

Best of all, despite being a fairly basic terminal, the Alcatel A3 includes a fingerprint sensor , with which users can identify themselves in a more comfortable and secure way. We will find it located on the back of the phone, just below the camera.

13 megapixel camera

The Alcatel A3 is well equipped in the camera section, so if you were looking for a capable mobile, with this model you will be right. We are facing a 13 megapixel main sensor, which also includes an LED flash and an f / 2.0 aperture. Enjoy many other key features such as HDR mode, Panorama function, and the ability to record video at 1080 @ 30fps.

But we have already told you that the Alcatel A3 is a device specially designed for a young audience , so the device has been completed with a good number of features to edit and get good and funny images. We are talking about Burst Shot, Instant Collage, Smile Shot, Face Mask, Face Show, Selfie Album and Face Beauty.

The front camera has nothing special, except for the LED flash, which will give us an extra brightness when shooting snapshots. It includes a 5 megapixel sensor that enables shooting selfies in a fairly basic quality.

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Basic technical set

The Alcatel A3 is an entry-level device, but despite that it complies with a technical sheet in conditions for those users who are starting and still do not need too much power. Thus, the equipment works through a Mediatek MT6737 quad-core processor , combined with 1.5 GB of RAM.

This means that we will obtain a correct performance, although it will be convenient not to overload it too much with applications or content that we do not need. The internal memory, on the other hand, is 16 G B and luckily, we can expand it with external microSD cards.

With respect to the operating system and like all Alcatel equipment, the Alcatel A3 will be running as standard with the latest version of Google icons. We refer, of course, to  Android 7.0 Nougat .

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Battery for one day

The Alcatel A3 is not an excessively capable device in terms of battery. Thus, it is presented with a piece of lithium ion with capacity for 2,460 milliamps . Even so, Alcatel promises a duration of at least 10 hours in conversation and 300 hours in standby, which will guarantee us at least one working day at a good pace.

The charging time of the device to obtain 100% of the energy it is capable of storing will be 3.5 hours . However, all these data will have to be confirmed at the test table.

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Price and availability

Alcatel has announced that the new Alcatel A3 will go on sale in Spain from next May. It will be available to a young audience for a very affordable price, 150 euros , although it may be that if the operators offer it, we can even take it in our pocket for a little less.