alcatel 1S (2021)
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alcatel 1S (2021)

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  • Ameonfhis

Is the same stuff of 1S 2020 even the processor Helio P22 is the same only different is a bit bigger.

VJ, 03 Aug 2021Overall it has impressive parameters for the price. However... morefast chargers or 65w that quickly charge the battery produce great stress for the battery which degrades it several times faster than normal charging.

  • Arsen

So in description said that it does not have NFC in fact it has NFC module.

  • VJ

Overall it has impressive parameters for the price. However, it's charging is limited to 10W, which is way far from fast charging 65W.

for 65 euros this is a great phone, large display, great battery, satisfying camera and everything works smoothly.

  • Anonymous

Pete, 17 May 2021Ok for the money but there is absolutely no point in gettin... morethe A12 is a steaming pile for the money a12 is £160 in the uk vs 1s £95, having sold the A12 and been getting complaints about the camera and speed of the phone that is not a good phone

  • User

Pete, 17 May 2021Ok for the money but there is absolutely no point in gettin... moreYes. Sorry about Alcatel.

  • Pete

Ok for the money but there is absolutely no point in getting this when the Galaxy A12 costs not that much more and it runs laps around this thing in every way.

  • WTF

I Don't have it. It's expensive.

  • Anonymous

pretty nice for a burner phone

Saro, 09 Apr 2021Say about camera performanceCamera is never the strong point of any sub $100 phone. For Alcatel 5V, the rear camera unit is adorned with a 12MP main sensor with 5P lens. The main is supported by a 2MP (3P lens) depth sensor. The main sensor under bright sunlight takes some acceptable pictures with support for PDAF (Phase Detection Auto-Focus) but struggles during night.

On the video front it can shoot upto 1080p @ 30fps with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) which is a big plus. Google Lens is integrated with default camera app which always come in handy. We get the usual Night mode & face beauty features.

The front 8MP selfie camera with 4P lens is barely passable and good only for social media stuff. The default camera app also comes with supports for interpolated 13MP & 16MP modes for front & rear for fake increase in megapixel count. To me this is pure cheating for marketing purposes. This applies to all Alcatel phones. The dual tone LED flash in the rear is a great addition though.

  • Saro

RishiGuru, 01 Feb 2021Last week I picked up an Alcatel 5V as now they are selling... moreSay about camera performance

Too expensive for the price I we rather go buy the Tecno spark than spending $99 on a phone that does not worth it price even spark 6 is not upto this price

  • Bill

Psamuel, 10 Feb 2021Phone is too expensiveYeah.Give us an offer.Just for us

  • Psamuel

Phone is too expensive

some random dude, 14 Jan 2021This is overall a decent budget smartphone, but not the bes... moreLast week I picked up an Alcatel 5V as now they are selling dirt cheap in India. Mine is of black color, I've paid ₹6209 ($85, €70). It was selling €199 a year back. For its price the phone is excellent. The 5 series have much better build quality & exterior design to 1 & 3 series, so quality wise 5V > 3X > 1S even in 2021. I don't know why they stopped making 5 series with just 2 phones. 5V was the last.

5V do have a decent quality display, which was quite a surprise at this price. JOY UI overlay over Android seems decent to me. The phone looks very premium which is ultra rare in this price segment. 5V was designed to look premium using high quality plastic. The Mediatek Helios P22 get daily jobs done and is every power efficient. P22 uses same TSMC 12nm fabrication process that of Helios G90T, which is a big plus. Coupled with a 4000mAh battery provides stellar battery backup. Even with just 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, I find the phone does decent multitasking. I have no clue how but it does have a very powerful app manager built in.

India bound 5V's supports a dozen 4G bands, 4G VoLTE which is rare, supports OTG, 128GB microSD card expansion, decent file transfer speeds through microUSB, Bluetooth 4.2, decent audio through headphone jack & even FM Radio. A very balanced phone.

A few fun facts I discovered:

1) Alcatel-Lucent is a French company
2) In 2004, a subsidiary "Alcatel Mobile Phones" was formed.
3) A Chinese farm "TCL Corporation" had 55% stake on "Alcatel Mobile Phones".
4) In 2005, Alcatel-Lucent sold the rest 45% share of "Alcatel Mobile Phones" to TCL.
5) Now TCL had 100% control on "Alcatel Mobile Phones".
6) In 2015, Nokia bought Alcatel-Lucent.
7) Nokia now have complete rights to Alcatel trademark.
8) Since then Chinese brand TCL, designs & manufacturers phones under "Alcatel " trademark license from Nokia.

Complicated, but we are actually buying Chinese phones with a French brand logo. This does not mean the phone is bad in any way.

this is ridiculous from TCL. This is the exact same as 1S 2020, so why not update only software of older phones , it would be cheaper....

This is overall a decent budget smartphone, but not the best value to performance ratio.