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alcatel 1L (2021)

Announced: January 2021.OS: Android 11 Go Edition. VDRD-summary: It is better not to buy!
Starting price of $165 after the release dropped by 18% and now the average price is $135. Starting price of 10 210 ₽ after the release dropped by 18% and now the average price is 8 354 ₽. Starting price of 6 089 ₴ after the release dropped by 18% and now the average price is 4 982 ₴.
Status: Unavailable.
  • Screen 6.1" LCD
  • Rear сamera 13 MP Wide 2 modules
  • Selfie camera 5 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Helio P22
  • Memory 2 GB RAM
  • Storage 32 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 3 000 mAh
  • Thickness
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
All characteristics

Short description alcatel 1L (2021)

This is a smartphone on Android 11 Go Edition with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a great camera that has 2 modules (13 MP Wide, 2 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And alcatel 1L (2021) has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

In the short description of the new smartphone alcatel 1L (2021) we point out the key characteristics for each smartphone. Firstly, it is an actuality in the market. This model was announced by the company Alcatel in January 2021. Secondly, this concept of adequacy in the market at the moment. We determine this according to the software version on which the smartphone is running and updating. So, “out of the box” alcatel 1L (2021) works on Android 11 Go Edition and has not received until now no updates to the more recent version of the software. In this case, we advise you to avoid buying models that do not receive software updates. Look at the others smartphones of 2021.

Of the features that not all Android smartphones have today, we separately single out support for two SIM cards and the ability to work in 5G networks with a maximum speed of 100 Mb/s. So alcatel 1L (2021) is a dual-smartphone, so you can combine in one device just two phones. This, of course, is convenient and makes you look more closely at this model. The manufacturer could add support for fifth-generation networks to this smartphone, but did not. Perhaps not to raise the price, or for other reasons. If for you the presence of support for 5G networks in a new smartphone is very important, then we recommend that you go to this page in the catalog — all 5G smartphones on Android.

Screen, body and battery

It is worth paying attention to good 6.1-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen smartphone alcatel 1L (2021). A real shoveler, which is great for watching videos, surfing the Internet and full-screen games. You will be very surprised at how much information is placed on one screen. But, unfortunately, with one hand you will not be comfortable with using a smartphone. In addition, alcatel 1L (2021) has very small frames around the screen (speaking in numbers, the screen occupies from 80% to 90% of the area of the entire front panel. And drop-like notch above the screen adds recognition to the smartphone and increases the screen area, but does not increase the physical size. This also accommodated a battery capacity of 3 000 mAh.

Main camera and selfie camera

An excellent camera with multiple lenses (13 MP Wide + 2 MP Depth sensor) was received by alcatel 1L (2021). And now you can definitely stand out with your photos among your friends. At least, thanks to the fact that two or more cameras will help you shoot excellent portraits with the Bokeh effect, and take photos with zooming, without much loss in image quality. And on the front of the smartphone we see a camera with one lens: 5 MP Wide. Today this is a weak camera. If you are looking for a good camera phone to take pictures of yourself, then be sure to look selfie smartphones in our catalog.

Processor and Internal Memory

The smartphone performance is affected by a lot of factors, and even more so on the android-smartphone, where the developer of the Android operating system and the device manufacturer are absolutely different companies and each develops with its strategy in the market. As a result, in the smartphone you get a hodgepodge: it′s like a “clean” Android, but with a shell from the manufacturer; as though only the necessary applications, but also many unnecessary from the manufacturer. Very often Android-installed apps by default, which you do not even use, are still running and working, they occupy part of the RAM and processor time of your smartphone. This slows the work of other applications and the battery charge is wasted.

So, in alcatel 1L (2021) is installed 8-core processor on the chipset Helio P22. As for RAM, the memory module is used here 2 GB.

You can store your photos, videos, music and applications both on the built-in smartphone memory, and on memory cards microSDXC. You are only available 32 GB built-in memory, so you need to be more careful about what you store on the device.

Price for alcatel 1L (2021): buy or not to buy?

The smartphone alcatel 1L (2021) got into our price segment “Affordable smartphones from $100 to $200” and began to be sold in March 2021 at a price of $165. Evaluation of the characteristics, probably, you have already folded, and if not, here is our result. alcatel 1L (2021) is a very smart smartphone with a huge screen and a cool main camera, and the front camera did not turn out super cool. And to all this we add that the battery here is absolutely normal.

Is it worth buying now this model of the smartphone, we are talking about our status “Droid-or-Junk”. Of course, at the beginning of sales, almost every smartphone becomes a Droid, and we advise buying such models. But over time, the situation is changing, no one updates the Android version in the smartphone, and in six months or a year this smartphone can already become a Junk. In this case, we advise you to go to the DROID smartphones page in our catalog, where we always show the most current models on sale for today. There are variants from different price segments, so you will have plenty to choose from.

12 January 2021

alcatel 1L (2021) announced with Android 11 Go Edition, 6.1-inch screen, dual camera and $135 US price

Sales are scheduled to start in March 2021. This is one of the most affordable Alcatel smartphones on the market. The new model has come out to replace the old smartphone alcatel 1v (2019).

alcatel 1L (2021)
alcatel 1L (2021)

13MP + 2MP primary dual cameras with flash, 5MP front camera, fingerprint sensor, 6.1’’ HD+ screen, Android 11 (Go edition), 32GB internal storage and 2GB RAM, battery with 3,000 mAh capacity. This is how all the important technical characteristics of a basic smartphone can be described in one sentence.

The alcatel 1L (2021) case has a classic monoblock design with a touch screen and large bezels. The plastic back panel has a perforated pattern. Body colors variants: blue or black.

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