Alcatel A50

Alcatel A50

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Cricket

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Cons

  • Too little RAM memory (2 GB RAM)
  • Low pixel density screen (282 ppi)

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Description

Alcatel A50 runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and is offered unlocked for $149.99. The handset sports a 5.2-inch 720p display, and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6738 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Also on board are LTE, 5 MP and 13 MP cameras (front and rear), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2800 mAh battery.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 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.

    • 282 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.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 71.00 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Rear camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Video recording:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Flash

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.14 oz (146 g)
      the average is 5.7 oz (164 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Plastic
  • Features:
    • Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Silver

Hardware & Performance

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • MediaTek MT6738
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Mali-T860 MP2
  • RAM:

    RAM - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 2 GB RAM
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

      • up to 128 GB
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0)

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2800 mAh
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 13.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1245 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 25 days (596 h)

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Location:

    Location - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Other:
    • VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 27 Jun 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 150

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Alcatel Pulsemix



Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Alcatel Pulsemix (for Cricket)

Differences from the main variant:

  • Rear camera:
      • 8 megapixels
  • Front camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Colors:
    • Black
  • Talk time:
    • 8.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1185 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 23.3 days (560 hours)
      the average is 20 days (476 h)
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12

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