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Review of an inexpensive but good smartphone Alcatel 1S


Alcatel is a French company. Many, at the mention of it, have a feeling of nostalgia. In the 90s of the last century, the models of this company enjoyed well-deserved success.

Now the rights of ownership of this enterprise belong to the Chinese, who are trying to make it gain a second wind by producing high-quality and inexpensive gadgets. Let's get acquainted with one of these products that deserves attention.

Characteristics and appearance

Affordable Alcatel 1S 2019 smartphone is equipped with 5.5-inch HD + (1440 ? 720) display with 18: 9 aspect ratio.

The basis of its hardware filling is an eight-core Unisoc SC9863A processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, the capacity of which can be expanded up to 128 GB by using microSD cards. The IMG PowerVR GE8322 chip is responsible for the graphics part.


The autonomy of the gadget is provided by a 3060 mAh battery.

Its rear panel houses the main camera with two sensors of 13 and 2 megapixels, the front device has a 5 megapixel sensor.


The operating system is Android 9.0 Pie. The device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack and a micro-USB 2.0 port. The weight of the smartphone is 146 grams, dimensions are 147.8 ? 70.7 ? 8.6 mm.

Alcatel 1S 2019 costs only 7,000 rubles. For this money, the user gets a smartphone with good technical characteristics running the new version of Android. It comes in a box containing, in addition to the gadget itself, a charger, a micro-USB cable, a clip for a tray, a headset.

Everyone who has used this device notes the good quality of the plastic used in its body. It is well structured and does not leave fingerprints or creaks.

On the back of the product, in addition to the main camera unit, there is a fingerprint scanner. On the right side there is a lock button and a volume rocker. There is a micro-USB port, microphone and speaker at the bottom.

The device is medium in size, allowing it to be operated with one hand.

Screen and cameras

For its price segment, the Alcatel 1S 2019 received a good display with a resolution of 1440 ? 720 pixels. This is where all the good things end, since the manufacturer saved on the panel sensor responsible for control. As well as readability, this is its weak point. If it becomes necessary to write SMS on a sunny day, it can be a real challenge.

However, there are positive aspects here, for example, the presence of three modes of color temperature: warm; standard and temporary. There is also a blue filter to reduce eye fatigue.


This Alcatel is equipped with a single speaker delivering passable sound quality. The bundled headset does not stand up to criticism. If you use a higher quality product, you can understand that the sound here is clear, clear and pleasant.

The front and rear cameras of the device are illuminated. The application that makes them work is intuitive and easy to use. The main screen provides access to flash, HDR, anti-aliasing effects and more.

Cameras allow you to take high-quality photos of static objects, but they don't like movement. In such cases, blurry frames are obtained. This gadget performed well when shooting in low light conditions.

System and performance

The interface of Alcatel 1S 2019 is normal, not outstanding, but solid. It is responsive and comfortable to work with.

The performance of the smartphone is not outstanding. If you need to run a large application, then he can "think" a little. The gadget will master non-demanding games easily, without brakes and lags. Installation of even more advanced toys is acceptable, the work of which is possible due to the presence of the latest generation of OS.


Connectivity and Autonomy

This smartphone is practically not equipped with significant communication modules. There is only Wi-Fi, operating on 2.4 GHz technology, LTE from 800 MHz (B20), Bluetooth 4.2. Interestingly, its tray can simultaneously accommodate two SIM-cards and a microSD card.


It is worth noting the good quality of the connection. The Alcatel 1S battery will provide power independence for 24-36 hours of moderate use. It takes about 3 hours to fully charge it.

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Author: Jake Pinkman