When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.The operating system is a matter of taste; on this 1C 8 GB, Alcatel chose Android.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Following our tests, we see that this 1C 8 GB is not good for all cases.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.
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The 1C 8 GB, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone. If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
That 1C 8 GB looks really small.Indeed, with its 5.0 inches, it is one of the smallest models currently available on the market.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Even less good for watching a movie.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
The device is equipped with Wifi.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.There’s GPS on this phone.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
No location, no multiple operator management.There is only one SIM card slot here.If you don’t want to increase the bill on your next trip, consider replacing your national SIM with a local one.
Detail that is missing on this 1C 8 GB is the absence of reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.You will need to plan for the purchase of a protective film.
Because of its battery, the range of this model is one of the worst.There is only 2000 mAh, which is low for normal use.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
And since Alcatel did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
The right choice for watching movies?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s a device that is always at hand.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.Access to the network allows you to watch a video stream whenever you feel like it.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
This is not a model designed for multimedia.It is one of the worst in this area.An 5.0 -inch screen with overly vivid colors.The resolution is low: 480 x 960.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
The on-board technology at the display level is the LCD IPS.The result is less light scattering, resulting in a wider viewing angle and deeper tones.
For the audio part, Alcatel wanted to do well.The 3.5mm jack input allows the connection of headphones and/or a microphone.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
Is it suitable for games?
Smartphone games now require power.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
In the end, we found that the power of this 1C 8 GB is below its competitors.The Mediatek MT6739 (28 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.This model has 8 GB, which is low.And because Alcatel predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
Forget the long video game sessions on this model.The endurance of this model is one of the weakest.Its power of 2000 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 5.0 inches.This is an entry-level model: 215* pixels per inch.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Finally, it should be noted that NFC (contactless payment) is not possible with this smartphone.
The tool to make photos, movies?
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.But this characteristic is not everything.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.Alcatel has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
The company has done the bare minimum in this case.This model thus has only one objective.
The screen resolution of this 1C 8 GB is among the lowest on the market.A definition in 5 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.And last point about the image options, there is no HDR in this model.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 8 GB.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
Finally, the 1C 8 GB…
Following our tests, we see that this 1C 8 GB is not good for all cases.It’s a model that’s mostly intended for troubleshooting.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.