Alcatel continues to update its Android Go portfolio with this year’s Alcatel 1c (2019) which goes all the way basic. The new smartphone has got the specs of a bottom tier entry-level smartphone and it doesn’t even try to hide it. It has a heavy bezel presence on the smartphone with a plastic build and other features strongly suggesting price-cut. All of these are the usual sign of an aggressively priced budget smartphone suitable for the low budget spenders.
Alcatel 1c (2019) Key Specs and Features
- 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 960 x 480 pixels
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 CPU with 1GB RAM
- 8GB built-in storage space, up to 32GB with a more card
- 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera
- 3G connectivity
- 2, 000mAh battery
Design and Display
The only trend featured on the smartphone build is the 2:1 aspect ratio. Besides that, what you’ve got is a small screen with no indication of the reduced bezel look. There is the small-eyed camera with the LED flash below it on a back cover that takes you back a few years with the way it appears. On the bright side, the plastic material used on the smartphone seems durable enough and then the colour options ranges from enamel blue, blush pink to Volcano black.
In this present age, a 5.0-inch screen like the one on this Alcatel 1C (2019? is a bit small if you think of modern smartphones. You now have entry-level smartphones up to 6.2-inch. In addition to that, there is a 960 x 480 pixels resolution. Colours appears washed out a bit but the display is still practically usable.
attery and Camera
Much like the rest of the specs, there is not much of the battery capacity on the smartphone although this is about enough for the day. You’ll find a 2, 000mAh battery inside the smartphone which is charged by a MicroUSB port present at the bottom.
For the photography part of the smartphone, this smartphone is not within the crisp picture scope as it just offers shots that lack details. Taking a look at the 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera, you can see that not much quality is present.
Hardware and Software
A lot of entry-level smartphone with Go tag comes with about a similar setup as the Alcatel 1C (2019) right here. These include a 1GB RAM, 8GB storage space expandable by 32GB and an Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition OS. Although not quite as snappy as more costly options, the smartphone performs well enough for decent use.
Alcatel 1C (2019) Pricing and Availability
The smartphone goes for about 26, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.