Alcatel A3 XL hands-on review: Impressive display

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At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Alcatel unveiled the Alcatel A3 XL, a new budget smartphone with an impressive display. In this post, we will be going hands on with it.

The Alcatel A3 XL comes in a decent design that looks familiar from the Alcatel variants in the past. The handset features a 6-inch display with a very low 720p resolution, which may upset a number of users if they are used to more clarity. Not stopping there, it uses a capacitive touch screen that only registers five points of contact.

The Alcatel A3 XL is powered by a Mediatek MT 8735B quad core chip running at just 1.1GHz, and ships with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Badly, the A3 XL has only 8GB of internal storage. But thankfully, you can augment that with a microSD card up to 32GB. The A3 XL’s cameras are pretty standard fare, as it includes an 8MP camera on the back , and a 5MP selfie shooter with the ability to capture 1080p and 720p video respectively. It is good to know that the camera on the back offers users some beautification filters used on front facing cameras.

The Alcatel A3 XL has got a 3,000 mAh battery, which might seem to be a low number for a 6-inch phone. Don’t worry, though. This 6-inch phone drives a very low resolution, comes with a battery-efficient chip, and especially runs the latest version of Android. The smartphone features a fingerprint sensor that makes it stand out from other low-priced smartphones in the market. With the sensor, you will be able to do many cool things, such as unlocking the phone, answering phone calls, taking photos, and accessing your apps. The A3 XL is also packed with an advanced speaker system.

There was no official word on its pricing at the event, but we were told to expect a price about $200. Alcatel says the A3 XL will be released in the Asian, Middle-Eastern, and African, Latin American markets during Q1 of 2017.

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