Affordable smartphones for smart buyers stand out at

Aug 26, 2018
Alcatel Phone 2018 is a popular go-to hub for news about the latest consumer tech, home and lifestyle products. It recently showcased an aggregation of Alcatel phones that all have two things in common besides their brand: The first is that they are all powered by MediaTek; the second is that they were all chosen for their extraordinary value. Since T3’s goal is to “ensure you only ever buy the best of the best,” that makes these Alcatel phones powered by MediaTek well worth a look.

Alcatel A7 XL: large screen, octa-core CPU, huge battery

With classy metal trim, this phone offers a peak value toward the mid-range. Its nippy MediaTek MT6750S octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM will easily meet most needs. The metal trim and dual-lens rear camera make for a premium look, and the large 4000mAh battery is great to keep you going all day through your tasks.

Alcatel 5: an affordable flagship

Its large 5.7-inch HD+ display and 12MP camera make the Alcatel 5 a great go-to for a larger device. As a newer member of the Alcatel family, it combines solid specs and style; the MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor comes with either 2-3GB of RAM and 16-32GB of storage, which is expandable with a microSD card.

Alcatel Idol 5: near-mid-range beauty

With its superior specs and stylish design, this is a lot more phone than the standard 5. Alcatel Idol series offers a more premium look in its design, and the upgraded MediaTek Helio P20 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage give it a strong performance. The 12 MP f/2.0 rear camera is a single lens that gets the job done with ease.

Alcatel U5 HD: Easy to use, Entry 4G LTE smartphone

Another wallet-friendy smartphone enabling users to jump on fast 4G LTE speeds. As the name suggests the 5U HD is a smaller 5-inch device with HD display. Behind the scenes it's powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor paired to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage with expansion via microSD card slot. Its curved design with textured cover gives it an easy grip, and the rear 13MP camera can take large snaps.

Alcatel 3V: sharp screen, dual camera

The 3V gives an ample 6-inch smartphone with modern-styled 18:9 screen and pin-sharp 2160 x 1080 FullHD+ resolution display. The quad-core MediaTek MT8735 processor is paired to 2GB of RAM and 16-32GB of storage which is further expandable via microSDcard. You can enjoy the dual-lens, 12MP+2MP snapper at the back that can capture intriguing bokeh effect pictures.

Alcatel 1X: Android Go with fast processor

The entry 1X is a great Android Go smartphone that brings a powerful experience to entry-level smartphones with its reimagined, low-demand apps that get the most out of the hardware. Just launched in 2018, the 5.3-inch Alcatel 1X gives you a fast quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor, 1-2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space with an option for a microSD card expansion. Up to 13MP camera at the back means you can capture large pictures and with 4G LTE it enables users an affordable way to upgrade to faster mobile internet.

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