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Christmas Gift Review 2019: Alcatel 1X

‘New Phone Day’ is one of our favourite days of the year. It’s always nice to try out the latest offerings in technology and one of the best Christmas gifts we’ve been given were our first ever mobile phones.  With that in mind, we jumped at the chance to review the Alcatel 1X which we were kindly sent.

Image credit: Alcatel

The Alcatel 1x 2019 is under £100, making it one of the most affordable, high performing smartphones on the market. With its 5.5″ display and up to 16MP dual camera, this device could easily give its rivals a run for their money.

For those of you who want the techy spec for it, the device boasts:-

  • 5.5” 18:9 display
  • HD+ 720 X 1440 pixels
  • Dragontrail 2.5D glass
  • 13MP (interpolated to 16MP) + 2MP
  • Auto focus
  • LED flash
  • Aperture: f/2.0 + f/2.4
  • Sensor size: 1/3 + 1/5″
  • Pixel size: 1.12µm + 1.65μm
  • Video capture: [email protected]
  • Android™ 8.1 Oreo™
  • Mediatek MT6739ww
  • Quad Core A53, 1.5GHz
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Face Key, flashlight, hands-free
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • HD Voice
  • TTY
  • 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM
  • Supports Micro SD card up to 128GB

We sent Mandy off to try out the Alcatel 1x and share her thoughts.

Image credit: Alcatel

“New phone days are the best kinds of days! I love trying out new techy things so I was thrilled to be chosen to review the Alcatel 1x.

This arrived like any other Mobile phone, boxed and with all of the necessities, like a charger, plug & even headphones.  We were sent a pretty Rose Gold device to try.

Setting this up is pretty straight forward – you insert your SIM card then enter your wifi key, set the date & time and enter your name. Decide on how you’d like to protect your phone (pattern, pin, password), accept the google services and then setup is complete.

Image credit: Alcatel

Once set up, the phone looks exactly like any other smartphone and performs the same way too. You can download apps from the play store, play games and access social media as normal.

One thing I always want to test out with a new phone is the camera. This boasts an up to 16mp dual camera which is impressive. I took some pics to test it out and was impressed. For me it beats a rival company and does the trick.

This plays music brilliantly, the speaker doesn’t sound ‘tinny’ or echoey. I also noted that within half an hour, I had charged half of my battery up which again, beats some more expensive brands.

Overall, I’m really impressed with this and would be thrilled to open this up on Christmas morning!”

For more information and to buy the Alcatel 1X 2019, visit the Carphone Warehouse.

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