The Alcatel 3v launches in the US: dual camera, 18:9 display, $150

The Alcatel 3v was introduced earlier this year in Europe and we got some hands-on time with it, but had no idea when it would be launching in the States. Well, we've got official word that it's coming to the US next week, for the super-competitive price of $149.99! What does that get you? Here's a quick reminder:

The Alcatel 3v is super-shiny, with a metal-and-glass build that makes it look no less premium than much more expensive flagships. On its front, we have a display with the contemporary 18:9 aspect ratio — it's tall and narrow — with a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution. On the back, we have a fingerprint sensor, just under the camera module.

Speaking of the back, there's a dual camera module back there. The main shooter has a 12 MP sensor, while the secondary camera is there just to assist in depth-perception tasks with a 2 MP sensor of its own. Yes, the phone has a bokeh-emulating portrait mode. The selfie cam has a 5 MP resolution and is assisted by a flash of its own.

When it comes to hardware, the phone has a MediaTek MT8735A quad-core processor under its hood, humming at 1.45 GHz. There are only 16 GB of storage, but it's expandable via a microSD card and 2 GB of RAM. The Alcatel 3v is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, which should do pretty well with the modest hardware.

On the software end, we've got Android 8.0 Oreo with some extra software features by Alcatel. The fingerprint scanner is not the only biometric lock on the phone — the trendy face unlock feature has been added as well.

The Alcatel 3v is unlocked and will work on GSM carriers — AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, Wireless, MetroPCS, among others. It will be available in Spectrum Black via Amazon next week and will later drop by Best Buy and Walmart stores as well.

Related phones

  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1450 MHz
  • Storage 16GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(9h 3G talk time)



1. matistight

Posts: 1054; Member since: May 13, 2009

I would say boo at the processor, but it is expected for that price.

2. warrenellis93

Posts: 560; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Blu vivo xl3 plus is a better deal, $150 for 3 GB ram 1.4 quad core snap dragon processor 450

3. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Seems pretty attractive for the price until you think about how much that processor is probably going to struggle to push that 1080P screen.

4. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I wished they would intstall Android one instead of "regular" Android Oreo

5. kotan24

Posts: 321; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Why woudnt you have it run Android One?

7. antroid

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

timely software updates from Google, also it's lighter version of Android that could run flawlessly on slower chipsets

6. markusinfinite

Posts: 81; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

2gb of ram. In Asia, it has 3gb. Come...on.....Alcatel!!

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