If you plan to get a budget smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio, Alcatel 1C comes with one, the so-called near bezel-less display.
The smartphone dishes out a Full View display and an 18:9 aspect ratio with 16GB storage space. It’s also available on Shopping stores and affordable as well. Without further ado, Alcatel 1C.
Alcatel 1C Key Specs and Features
・5.3-inch, IPS capacitive touchscreen, 490 x 960 pixels
・Android 7.0 Nougat with 2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580M
・16GB built-in storage and memory card support up to 32GB
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・2460mAh removable Li-Ion Battery
Made completely from Plastic with Aluminum finishes underneath, boasting of a smooth body. Two antenna lines exude at the rear, while the overall body is portable to hold as well. Loving the simple symmetrical aesthetics going on at the rear.
The rear camera comes first followed by the LED flash before the fingerprint scanner rounds it up. By the sides, it measures 9.2mm in thickness and weighs 156g overall. In terms of colours, you can get it in Black and Rose-Gold colours.
A bezel-less affordable smartphone, the Alcatel 1C dishes out a Full View display with super minimal bezels. However, the bezels could’ve to be reduced further if they really wanted to.
The 5.3-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen is pretty disappointing with a resolution of 490 x 960 pixels. Don’t expect magic when it comes to displaying here though. With a pixel per inch density of 203, everything on the screen would be standard.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Working underneath is the MediaTek MT6580M chip, a quad-core processor with 32-bit CPU architecture. The processor reaches a speed of 1.3GHz and administrating graphics is the ARM Mali-T400 MP1 graphics processor with 2-Cores.
Multitask through apps with 2GB of RAM which has a memory speed of 533MHz. Store up files and apps inside the 16GB storage space, you can upgrade up to 32GB. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with a modified user interface.
For photography, the 8MP shooter has f/2.2 aperture and captures photographs with 3264 x 2448 pixels in dimension. Under the camera is a LED flash which is ready for night shots as well. The 5MP selfie camera has its own dedicated flash for night video calls and night selfies.
The Alcatel 1C is powered by a removable Li-Ion 2460mAh battery with no fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Alcatel 1C is available online from $99 to $100, that’s about (N30,000 – N35,000).
Alcatel 1C Full Specs
・Announced: January 2018
・Status: Available. March 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Micro)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Plastic + Aluminum
・Dimensions: 70.6 x 146.9 x 9.2 mm
・Colour: Rose-Gold, Black
・Screen Type: IPS capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 490 x 960 pixels
・Pixel Density: 203ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 70%
・Operating system: Android 7.0
・Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6580M
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-T400 MP1
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 32GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass
・USB: type 2.0
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No