alcatel 1c (2019) review

Read our full review to find out how the alcatel 1c (2019) differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Chinese company TCL Corporation is known for offering budget phones under the Alcatel brand. In 2019, it updated its entry-level smartphones, introducing both the Alcatel 1X and Alcatel 1C. Both the models can win the user with contemporary design, balanced features and attractive price. The device also has its cons, but they can be accounted as such depending on the user's priorities.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed alcatel 1c (2019) specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2019, January
  • Colors: Enamel Blue, Blush Pink, Volcano Black
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 65.3 x 10 mm.
  • Weight: 148 g.
  • Screen: 5" inc, 480 x 960, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 5MP
  • Chipset: Spreadtrum SC7731E
  • CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
  • Battery: 2000,  
  • Network: GSM / HSPA
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity


The Alcatel 1C is designed in the spirit of the company's Organic concept. It is "dressed" in a plastic case with a sympathetic perforation on the rear panel. The texture is standard and familiar from previous models.

The dimensions of the Alcatel 1C are as follows. It weighs 148 grams.

The smartphone is available in two color options: volcanic black and glossy blue.


Although the technical specifications of the Alcatel 1C are not impressive as a flagship, the Chinese company has equipped it with a large enough screen. Its diagonal is 5 inches and has a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels (FWVGA+). The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9. It occupies 77.5% of the front panel area.


A Spreadtrum SC7731E chip with four cores running at 1.3 GHz and a Mali T820 graphics accelerator are responsible for the fast and satisfying performance of the Alcatel 1C. RAM is 1 GB and internal storage is 8 GB. In comparison, in the Alcatel 1X model, these figures are 2 GB and 16 GB, respectively. If you've taken a liking to the Alcatel 1C and think its memory is too modest, don't be in a hurry to give up. The company has provided an option to increase the storage using a microSD memory card.


The Alcatel 1C is a budget solution that is not aimed at discerning users of camera capabilities. The main camera is represented by only one module - 5 MP. The front camera is also modest - it is 2 megapixel.

Autonomous operation

In the Alcatel 1C, the manufacturer has relied on a 2050 mAh battery. According to Alcatel's assurances, with this charge the user can talk without interruption for 28 hours on 2G networks and 15 hours on 3G. Recharging the battery to 100% requires 3 hours and 48 minutes.


A definite merit of this model is the presence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Operating system

The Alcatel 1C is based on the Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition mobile operating system. Recall that it represents a solution for not very powerful handsets.


Alcatel 1C is a typical representative of budget smartphones on the market. It offers a combination of maximum simplified features and basic functionalities. It is made of durable plastic but offers no additional protections. For example, against water and moisture.

This model of Alcatel is aimed at undemanding users who are not keen on mobile photography, do not play heavy games, are not keen on watching videos, etc. At the same time, it is important for them to have a quality compact device that guarantees long autonomous operation and trouble-free phone calls, web browsing, etc.


  • Long autonomous operation;
  • Low cost;
  • Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition operating system;
  • Ideal first smartphone.


  • Weak cameras;
  • Unimpressive design;
  • Little memory.

alcatel 1c (2019) video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the alcatel 1c (2019) and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by alcatel.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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