The Alcatel A30 is a $99 Android Nougat phone (or just $59 with Amazon ads)

The Alcatel A30 is a $99 Android Nougat phone (or just $59 with Amazon ads)
Besides adding the Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its Prime Exclusive offer, Amazon today also started taking pre-orders for the Alcatel A30, a brand new smartphone that costs less than $100 and will be released on April 19.

Amazon Prime members can purchase the handset for just $59.99, but they'll get Amazon offers and ads on the home screen. If you want to buy the Alcatel A30 without Amazon ads, you'll have to pay $99.99 - that's still not a bad price for what the device has to offer.

Running Android 7 Nougat, the Alcatel A30 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz. There's 2 GB of RAM on board, in addition to 16 GB of expandable storage space. The new smartphone further comes with speakers on the front, an 8 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing cam.

The Alcatel A30 can be purchased from Amazon unlocked in both GSM (for AT&T and T-Mobile), and CDMA (for Verizon) variants. You'll get LTE connectivity in both cases. Any takers?

source: Amazon

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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, Quad-core, 1100 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2460 mAh(15h talk time)



1. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Not bad but I'll pass. Props to them for also having this work on Verizon too.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Any news as to what size of battery this thing has? I was looking forward to the Blu R1 Plus but looks like they must have killed that one off.

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ah Android Police says "It features a 5.0-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 210, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a microSD slot, an 8MP/5MP camera combo, and a 2460mAh battery. " 2460 mAh is significantly less than the BLU R1 PLUS' 4,000 mAh it was supposed to come with. LAME! But I do like Alcatel.

4. domfonusr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I am glad to see a decent handset in the sub-$100 range, though I was hoping for a Snapdragon 425 instead of a 210... I really want to see a 64-bit CPU in the device for $100. At least it has the right amount of onboard memory to be decent, and the RAM is a good amount. I am beginning to find, now after a year or so, that my Motorola Moto E 2nd gen with Android Lollipop performs fine on 1GB of RAM (Nougat, I think, should have at least 1.5GB of RAM to keep up), but with only 8GB of onboard storage it is beginning to run out of room for apps - I will be able to ditch a few apps when I graduate from college in May, but as the native apps grow in size with each update, and as I have had to move some apps onto my 16GB microSD card (which is, like, Class 2 or something like that from 2010), I have noticed that I would have been better off buying a phone with internal memory of 16GB rather than 8GB. In another couple of years, 16GB won't be enough space, either, but hopefully 32GB of internal storage will be more normal at an entry-level price by then. This new Alcatel device is hopefully a stepping-stone in the right direction toward getting decent specs into sub-$100 devices.


Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2017

Anyone know which band(s) this will use? Thanks

6. bigrywade

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2017

Will the CDMA version of this phone be compatible with US Cellular here in the states?

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