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Alcatel 871A

May 20, 2013
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


No pros


  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS, EDGE, GPRS)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The Alcatel 871A is a basic phone offering a 2'' display, 2 MP rear camera, microSD card slot and FM radio.

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  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.19 x 2.28 x 0.5 inches (106 x 58 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.16 oz (90 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2), D-Pad
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control
  • Colors:
    • Gray


  • Physical size:
    • 2.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 160 x 128 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 102 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 20.42 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.050 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 4.40 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.8 days (427 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 580 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, E911
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.33 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.19 W/kg
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