Alcatel this year has maintained its commitment to bring mobile phones to all users, with devices that offer good features at a really affordable price. Good proof of this is the new Alcatel 1 family, made up of four different models. The one that concerns us today is the Alcatel 1S 2019, a mobile with a 5.5-inch screen, a beautiful design, double rear camera and an eight-core processor .
We are facing a device that seeks to offer optimal performance to all those who do not want or can spend a lot on a terminal. And we are talking about a mobile with a price of only 110 euros. After spending a few weeks with it, we tell you the 5 best features of the Alcatel 1S 2019 .
Alcatel 1S 2019 data sheet
|screen||5.5 inches with HD + resolution of 720 x 1,440 pixels|
|Main chamber||Double sensor:|
13 MP (interpolated to 16 MP), f / 2.0, 1.12 µm pixels
2 MP, f / 2.8 aperture, 1.65 μm pixels
Autofocus, LED flash, 1080p 30fps video, AI scene detection (12 scenes), Google Lens, HDR, Video stabilization, Slow motion at 90 fps, Bokeh effect
|Camera for selfies||5 MP (interpolated to 8 MP), f / 2.2 aperture, 1.12 μm pixels, LED flash, 1080p 30fps video|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Extension||Micro SD up to 128GB|
|Processor and RAM||SC9863A (Eight cores, 4 x A55 1.6 GHz + 4 x A53 1.2 GHz), 3 GB RAM|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Connections||Micro USB, 4G LTE Cat.4, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Design||Finished with brushed metallic paint, colors: black and blue|
|Dimensions||147.8 × 70.7 × 8.6mm, 146 grams|
|Featured Features||Face Key facial recognition|
That we opt for an economic terminal does not mean that we have to give up good performance. The Alcatel 1S 2019 is capable of running demanding tasks and applications smoothly. For this it uses a processor with eight cores, four running at 1.6 GHz and another four at 1.2 GHz .
In the test days I have not had any problem to quickly launch applications like Spotify or Instagram. Multitasking works smoothly and I have even been able to play different games without complications. Its 3 GB of RAM memory help the terminal to function perfectly at all times.
We also have 32 GB of internal storage . A capacity that we can easily expand using the microSD card, which can be up to 128 GB.
Inside the Alcatel 1S we also find a 3,060 milliamp battery . It is a fairly large capacity in relation to the characteristics of the terminal, so we have not had any problem getting to the full day with regular use of the device. It is even possible that it can last a day and a half without charging if we do not use it much.
Double camera to play with the bokeh
The Alcatel 1S 2019 has a dual camera system on its back. It has a 13 megapixel main sensor (interpolated to 16 MP) with f / 2.0 aperture and 1.12 µm pixels . This is accompanied by a 2 megapixel sensor with f / 2.8 aperture and 1.65 μm pixels . Its function is to provide the necessary depth to achieve the well-known blur or bokeh effect.
The blur function is precisely one of the most interesting of the Alcatel 1S 2019. The device's Camera application allows you to adjust the degree of blur even before shooting the photo . For this we have to click on the Opening button at the top of the screen. In doing so we will see a slider that will allow us to choose the degree of blur.
The Alcatel 1S photo set achieves good results for this price range, with a bokeh effect that performs correct cropping and maintains the overall detail of the photo. We also have an Artificial Intelligence system capable of recognizing up to 12 different scenes , thus improving the result.
On the other hand, the Alcatel 1S 2019 includes some functions that I was surprised to see in such an inexpensive mobile. For example, we have the ability to shoot in HDR . Also with a series of options to improve the shot that we can apply live, such as Soften, Illuminate or Enlarge.
It even has an automatic face and smile detection function . The latter takes the photo automatically when it detects the smile. And a Night mode that improves night photography.
As for the front camera, we have a 5 megapixel sensor with f / 2.2 aperture and 1.12 μm pixels . It offers the option of recording video in FHD resolution at 30fps and comes with a built-in LED flash. Like the main camera, it offers the option of face detection and has multiple filters to apply to the image.
Full View display
Hate notches, holes, and other solutions for attaching the front camera? If so, you will like the Alcatel 1S 2019, as it offers a classic design with narrow bezels.
The screen has 5.5 inches, HD + resolution of 720 × 1,440 pixels, 18: 9 format , is protected with 2.5D glass and is compatible with vertical polarized sunglasses.
The screen offers a correct display of all types of content. In addition, from Settings we can configure the color and contrast , giving a more aggressive touch to the image with a higher contrast and a warmer or cooler tone according to our preferences.
Sleek and compact design
Mobile phones with a large screen have been imposed even in the entry range. Today it is very difficult to find a terminal that does not exceed 6 inches. However, a large number of users still prefer a compact and handy mobile.
For them the Alcatel 1S 2019 is ideal, a mobile that has dimensions of 147.8 × 70.7 mm, with a thickness of only 8.6 millimeters and a weight of 146 grams . In other words, it is a light and comfortable mobile to carry, both in your pocket and in your bag.
In addition, it is an elegant mobile. Alcatel has used a brushed polished finish with a metallic touch for the back cover of the 1S 2019. This offers a nice touch, does not slip and can be comfortably held in the hand.
The double rear camera is located in the upper left corner, very close to the edges and in a horizontal position. In the central area we have the fingerprint reader, which we will now talk about. This is fully integrated into the case and does not clash with the overall design of the device.
The buttons are located on the right side (facing the terminal from the front). We have the volume buttons and the power button. On the opposite side we find the tray for the cards, while the 3.5 mm jack for the headphones is in the upper area .
In short, the Alcatel 1S 2019 is a compact and light mobile , but one that gives a feeling of robustness in the hand. Its rear finish makes it very comfortable and clean, since very little footprints are marked.
Fingerprint reader and face unlock
The Alcatel 1S 2019 has two biometric systems for our security. On the one hand we have the usual fingerprint reader , located on the back. This works correctly and allows us to register several fingers in case we want to share the mobile or unlock it in multiple positions. In addition, we can configure it to serve as a camera trigger , thus facilitating selfies.
On the other hand, we have the Face Key system , which allows us to access it instantly through facial recognition . After configuring our face, we can unlock the mobile just by looking at the front camera.
A very interesting option that the Face Key system offers us is the " Motion detection mode ". If we activate it, we will have to blink for the facial identifier to unlock the mobile. It is thus avoided that they can, for example, use a photo of us to unlock the mobile.
Price and availability
As we've seen, the Alcatel 1S 2019 offers some really cool features . We have a compact and comfortable design with a 5.5-inch screen with HD + resolution. In addition, it is equipped with a double rear camera that works quite well with the blur effect.
Inside we find an eight-core processor, magnificently accompanied by 3 GB of RAM. This set allows to use any application without annoying stoppages or long waiting times for loading. And, in addition, we have a battery that reaches a full day of autonomy to spare.
But the best thing is that we can achieve all this with a really accessible price. The Alcatel 1S 2019 has been put on sale with an official price of 110 euros .