The Alcatel 3L (2020) is a budget handset for those looking for a phone that can provide decent performance along with an average camera and reasonable battery without breaking the bank. The Alcatel 3L (2020) costs 8500 and is available in 3 colours- Black, Turquoise & Chameleon Blue. Now first impressions, this phone is not what you might expect from a budget phone, it’s actually above average considering the price point. This phone does not offer things like Wireless charging and is not IP rated but these things aside it will give you what you expect from a phone.
The Alcatel 3L looks decent for a budget phone with a plastic build but without feeling fragile. The phone offers nicely rounded corners and its lightweight (165g) when using the handset. On the front of the phone comes a 6.22-inch LCD display that comes with a teardrop notch.
The display is an area on this phone that they have cut costs on. This handset comes with a 6.22-inch screen with a 720 x 1520 resolution with a 19:9 ratio LCD display. It’s noticeably duller than what you might have hoped. It’s by no means unusable. It’s fine for everyday use and when using at night you might need to increase the brightness. When testing the phone watching Youtube or sending a text the screen was acceptable to use even with some darkness in the picture. If you compare it to a more expensive model like my iPhone 12 of course you can tell the difference. However, for those looking for a budget device, you won’t be disappointed.
The Alcatel 3L (2020) in regards to performance as you might expect won’t be offering any shocks. Inside the phone, you have a MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset and also comes 4GB of RAM which is the minimum you can expect considering the price point. The Alcatel 3L does come with 64GB internal storage which will allow you to get by when using your phone. Need more storage: the dual sim card slot allows for a microSD card which can offer you up to 128GB of extra storage if required.
With any budget phone having a strong battery to last the day is such an important feature to have. The Alcatel 3L (2020) provides a 4000mAh battery and considering this phone has a low res screen and less premium features the likelihood is your battery will last and when tested that theory is correct. If your watching videos on youtube or like me use my phone to watch TV via SkyGo. The battery lasted when others might have run out.
Using the phone all day with the 4000mAh battery at the end of the day expect about 40% battery left so you could use this for a second day with very subtle use. I liked the fact this phone holds its charge when not in use.