Alcatel 1S

Alcatel 1S
Alcatel 1S black left side
Alcatel 1S black back
Alcatel 1S black right side
Alcatel 1S blue back
Alcatel 1S black overview
32 GB
64 GB

Pro and cons Alcatel 1S

  • Affordable entry-level phone
  • Dual rear camera with portrait mode
  • Fingerprint and face recognition
  • Premium metallic look
  • Low performance

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Alcatel 1S product details

The Alcatel 1S is a friendly priced entry-level Android phone with rear dual camera plus portrait mode. Speaking about cameras, it has another trick up its sleeve; at the front, next to the selfie camera, there is a selfie flash. What other surprises this 1S has in store for us is something we will discus here

Dual camera

The Alcatel 1S was announced at the MWC in Barcelona in early 2019. It is a new entrant with a 5.5 inch large screen with HD+ resolution that still has a neat screen-to-body ratio of 81.3% thanks to reasonably thin screen edges. That figure says something about how many percent of the front end is screen. Other specifications are a 13 megapixel camera with a second 2 megapixel camera. Together they work in portrait mode in which the background becomes extra out of focus. Very neat for such an entry-level camera. On the front is a 5 megapixel shooter for selfies and face unlocking and inside we find a 3060 mAh battery. It's not that big, but you will probably have to use it for a day.

Alcatel 1S black overview

No miracles, but neat

Alcatel has selected a special chipset for the 1s; the SC9863A of the relatively unknown Spreadtrum. Don't expect miracles from this, you won't be able to play on it. What is very neat is that the device runs Android 9.0 Pie and has 32 GB of storage memory. That's another neat feature for the beginner to have. Also neat is the fingerprint scanner on the back. Others still want to cut back on that. Where Alcatel has cut back is in the housing. It looks metal, but it's plastic with a metallic layer of paint on top.

Main Alcatel 1S specifications

  • 5.5-inch FullView 18:9 HD+ screen
  • Fast mobile 4G on the go
  • Spreadtrum SC9863A processor at 1.6 GHz with 3 GB of RAM memory
  • Dualsim capability (2x nano-SIM)
  • 13 + 2 megapixel camera + Full HD video recording
  • Memory car slot (up to 128GB)

Cheapest with double rear camera

All in all, the Alcatel 1S is an excellent entry-level phone, but no more than that. In this price category, you can also shop at Nokia and get a phone with guaranteed Android updates. With this 1S, updates are just the question. As far as we know, this is the cheapest Android smartphone with a double camera on the back. With the competition, you soon pay a few tens more for that.

Most important Alcatel 1S specifications

Dimensions 147.8 x 70.7 x 8.6 mm
Weight 146 grams
EAN code 5415247222460, 5415247220459, 5415247205623, 5415247205616, 4894461808635, 4894461808628, 4894461796260, 4894461796253
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 9.0 (Pie)
Color display 5.5 inch, FullView IPS HD+
Camera 13 MP, 2 MP, dual camera sensor
Processor 1.2 GHz, 1.6 GHz, Spreadtrum SC9863A, octa core
Secondary camera 5 MP, flash
Dual SIM
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3060 mAh

All Alcatel 1S specifications

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The Alcatel 1S is an inexpensive Android smartphone with dual rear camera and Face Key face release

Alternatives of the Alcatel 1S

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Alcatel 1S
Motorola One
Motorola Moto G7 Play

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Fingerprint recognition
Android9.0 (Pie)8.19.0 (Pie)
Color display5.5 inch, FullView IPS HD+5.9 inch, Max Vision IPS, notch5.7 inch, Max Vision HD+, notch
Camera13 MP, 2 MP, dual camera sensor13 MP, 2 MP, dual camera sensor13 MP
Processor1.2 GHz, 1.6 GHz, Spreadtrum SC9863A, octa core2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, octa core1.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, octa core
Secondary camera5 MP, flash8 MP, flash8 MP, flash
Dual SIM
LTE (4G)
Internal memory3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)2 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)
Battery3060 mAh3000 mAh3000 mAh

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