Alcatel smartphones

Alcatel has you covered with three new smartphones under $200

If you’re shopping around for a smartphone without the smart price tag, then the good news is Alcatel has just released three smartphones under $200. 

Available through Vodafone, the top-end Alcatel 3L (RRP $199 including a prepaid $40 SIM pack), the mid-range 1V (RRP $149 including a $30 SIM pack) and the budget 1B (RRP $99 including a prepaid $10 SIM pack) hit all the right notes for the savvy smartphone shopper. 

So what are the key differences between the 3L, the 1V and the 1B?

The Alcatel 3L ($199)

Let’s start with the top-end 3L model. The Series 3 models are Alcatel’s latest addition to their smartphone lineup. It features a 48MP AI camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP super wide-angle camera. It has a 6.22 inch HD+ Vast Display screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. It also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and weighs 165g. Battery capacity is 4000mAh, which should provide all-day performance. The 3L also features  Face Key and fingerprint sensor. 

Alcatel 3L
The Alcatel 3L featuring a 48MP AI camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 5MP super wide-angle camera.

Talk time is approximately 20 hours on 4G and 30 hours on 3G. Standby time is 461 hours (4G) and 586 hours (3G). Phone charging takes over two and a half hours. 

The Alcatel 1V ($149)

The mid-range 1V model has the same following features as the 3L: Face Key and fingerprint sensor as well as the 6.22 inch HD+ 19:9 Vast Display screen and a battery capacity of 4000mAh.

Display resolution is HD+ 720 x 1520  pixels, which is also the same as the 3L. 

So, here are the main differences. It has less storage than the 3L with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The rear camera resolution is 3MP + 5MP and the front camera is 5MP. 

Alcatel 1V
The Alcatel 1V – the mid-range smartphone in the Alcatel lineup.

Talk time is approximately 25 hours (4G) and 33 hours (3G). Standby time is 424 hours (4G) and 600 hours (3G). Charging time is considerably more, taking four and a half hours. 

The Alcatel 1B ($99)

At just under $100, this is the no-nonsense, bare bones version which will suit someone who just wants to spend the minimum amount on a no-frills smartphone that offers the basics. 

The specs on the Alcatel 1B include a 5.5 inch HD+ 18:9 display with a 8 MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The display resolution is 720 x 1440 pixels with a battery capacity of 3000mAh.

Alcatel 1B
The Alcatel 1B available for under $100.

Talk time is about 12.5 hours (4G) or 26.4 hours (3G). Standby time is 451 hours on 4G and 440 hours on 4G. Charging time is about 3 hours. 

To find out more about these three low-cost Alcatel smartphones, visit your local Vodafone store. 

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