Alcatel 3L and 1S: Same name, disappointing downgrade

In terms of display screen size, the two smartphones do not vary. Here too, a 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels is utilized, and the battery used is likewise the same. Like the Alcatel 3L, the Alcatel 1S offers a 4,000 mAh battery.
The Alcatel 1S has a triple cam setup with a maximum resolution of 13 megapixels. The depth sensing unit, nevertheless, has a slightly less wide-angle ability compared to the 3L, with an 87.3-degree field-of-view.
Like the 3L, the Alcatel 1ST likewise comes with Android 11 and will be offered in February 2021 in the Elegant Black and Twilight Blue colour variations. As mentioned previously, the price of EUR129.99 makes it roughly equivalent to that of its 2020 predecessor.
What do you consider these 2 entry-level mobile phones? Is a smart device that retails for less than EUR200 however features Android 11 by default worth the technical shortcomings that come with it? Let us understand in the remarks!

The most powerful model, the Alcatel 3L, has gone through an odd downgrade.
The Alcatel 3L does not record any modifications in the battery utilized. The Alcatel 3L 2021 will be launched in the market this March in Europe and costs simply EUR159.99. With an advised retail price of EUR129.99 ($ 159), the Alcatel ONE is likewise the cheapest design in the Alcatel variety this year. Like the Alcatel 3L, the Alcatel ONE provides a 4,000 mAh battery.

It was just in 2015 that TCL-owned maker Alcatel released two entry-level mobile phones– the Alcatel ONE and the Alcatel 3L. As both these handsets handled to make it to our extremely advised list of budget friendly smartphones for 2020, we had an interest in what the business needed to offer this time around with their successors– both of which were revealed at CES 2021.

The space between the Alcatel ONE and Alcatel 3L has actually narrowed even further/ © Alcatel.

Thanks to a micro SD card slot, its memory is expandable up to 512 GB. The 2020 design came with a 6.22-inch screen.
There are some other changes from the previous model in the triple video camera module situated at the back. Here, Alcatel picked to use a 48-megapixel primary camera with phase-detection autofocus.
The Alcatel 3L does not tape-record any changes in the battery used. As in the past, a 4000 mAh battery will keep this device chugging along albeit without a USB-C port, which means there is no quick charge performance for it. The Alcatel 3L 2021 will be released in the market this March in Europe and costs simply EUR159.99. By default, the smartphone features Android 11 right out of package.
The Alcatel 1ST is going for EUR129.99.
With a suggested list price of EUR129.99 ($ 159), the Alcatel 1S is likewise the cheapest design in the Alcatel variety this year. The phone is equipped with the exact same MediaTek MTK6762D SoC as in 2015 however has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. Again, you can have up to 512 GB of storage area thanks to the existence of a micro SD sd card slot.

The Alcatel 3L is slightly bigger than its predecessor but also less powerful/ © Alcatel.

At CES 2021, Alcatel has merely revitalized its brochure by retaining the exact same names as last year. Both the phones pass the very same names – the Alcatel 3L and Alcatel ONE – and are priced below EUR200 ($ 245). However, the most effective model, the Alcatel 3L, has gone through an odd downgrade.
The Alcatel 3L retails for EUR159.99.
The Alcatel 3L will be, in 2021, the most expensive and allegedly the most powerful model from the maker – which is not saying much actually. The smart device works on the MTK6762D SoC that is made by MediaTek, and features 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.
The processor version with the suffix “D” was still used solely in the cheapest model last year and caused performance issues in my evaluation of the Alcatel 1ST. It is unfortunate that Alcatel eliminated the little performance advantage and devalued its allegedly top-performing design this year compared to its predecessor.

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