Alcatel A3 (5046Y) Specifications, Tests and Review

Display
5", 1280 x 720
Front Camera
5 Megapixel
Main Camera
13 Megapixel
Operating System
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Storage
16 GB
RAM
1.5 GB
Processor
MediaTek
Battery
2460 mAh

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DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Product Type Smartphone
Manufacturer Model Number 5046Y
Form Factor Touch
Height 142 mm Better than 57 % of phones rated.
Width 70.5 mm Better than 58 % of phones rated.
Depth 8.65 mm Better than 71 % of phones rated.
Weight 135 g Better than 56 % of phones rated.
Body Colour Pure white | Prime black
Waterproof (Water-resistant) -
SAR Value 1.19 W/kg (head), 1.64 W/kg (body)
Integrated Components FM radio
Connector Type Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
SIM Card Type (Size) Nano SIM
SIM Card Qty Single-SIM

The Alcatel A3 (5046Y) has dimensions 142 mm × 70.5 mm × 8.65 mm. Its weight is 135 g.

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DISPLAY Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Display Type LCD display
Display Technology IPS
Screen Size (Display Size) 5" Better than 58 % of phones rated.
Screen Resolution (Display Resolution) 1280 x 720 pixels Better than 65 % of phones rated.
Display Format HD
Colour Depth 16.7 million colours Better than 99 % of phones rated.
Display Features Full Lamination

The screen size reaches 5" inches. Phones with smaller displays have the advantage of being easier to use with one hand. However, compared to phones with large screens, they provide a lower user experience. Nevertheless, if you don't plan to watch movies or play games on your phone regularly and just expect basic functionality, this size should be good enough for you. The disadvantage of LCD displays is the relatively lower color contrast displayed, as the technology cannot display absolute black well. Also due to the higher power consumption, LCD displays are no longer as common in phones. Even so, some manufacturers still equip their phones with LCD technology. However, modern smartphones are already using OLED technology. The advantage of LCD phones is that they tend to be cheaper to build than OLED technology.

Display Resolution of Alcatel A3 (5046Y) is 1280 x 720 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.

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PROCESSOR Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Processor Type (CPU) MediaTek
Processor Number MT6737
Clock Speed 1.26 GHz Worse than 65 % of phones rated.
Processor Core Qty Quad-core Worse than 55 % of phones rated.

Alcatel A3 (5046Y) is supplied with MediaTek. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. Another important parameter is the processor frequency, which indicates how many instructions the phone can process in one second. Similar to refresh rate, the higher the number, the faster the phone responds. Processor frequency of phone Alcatel A3 (5046Y) is 1.26 GHz. As standard today, you'll find this value between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz.

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MEMORY Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
RAM 1.5 GB Worse than 58 % of phones rated.
Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity) 16 GB Better than 50 % of phones rated.
User Memory 10.5 GB
Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory) microSDHC - up to 32 GB

One of the most important parameters for user´s decision is often internal memory capacity. The larger it is, the more apps, photos, movies and other files your phone can store. This phone has 16 GB storage. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Nowadays, you can usually find one phone model on the market with several different memory sizes. This allows each user to choose what suits them best.

For this model it is possible to increase the storage size by inserting a memory card.

Size of the RAM memory tells us how powerful the phone is. Alcatel A3 (5046Y) is equipped with 1.5 GB. Commonly today you will find phones with 6 to 8 GB of RAM. This means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications or games. Higher RAM of 12 GB can be found in best phones on market and are ideal especially for avid gamers. On the other hand, operating memory below 4 GB is more of an issue with lower-end phones and older models. However, even they will find their fans among less demanding users, who don´t want to spend much on buying new phone.

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CAMERA Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
MAIN CAMERA
Number of Main Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution 13 Megapixel Better than 80 % of phones rated.
Lens Aperture F/2.0 Better than 52 % of phones rated.
Focus Adjustment Automatic
Special Effects HDR, Collage, Beauty face, Instant
Camera Modes Panorama, BurstShot
Face Recognition (Face ID) Smile shutter Better than 79 % of phones rated.
Light Source LED flash
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (720p) at 30 fps
Camera Features (Functions) Electronic Image Stabiliser (EIS)
FRONT CAMERA
Number of Front Cameras 1
Sensor Resolution (Front) 5 Megapixel Worse than 53 % of phones rated.
Lens Type (Front) Wide-angle lens
Focus Adjustment Focus free
Light Source (Front) LED flash
Camera Features (Front) Face Show, Selfie Album, Face Mask

The rear camera of the Alcatel A3 (5046Y) has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The resolution of main lens is 13 Megapixel. Nonetheless, resolution alone does not necessarily mean a good photo. Therefore, you should look at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size. Another important factor is the aperture, which in this case is F/2.0 and determines how much light passes through the sensor. Best phones have an aperture of up to F/1.5. But the most common lenses today are F/1.8 to F/2.2. In this case, the lower the number after the slash, the higher the photo quality. Many people will also benefit from the facial recognition feature. In translation it means the camera can recognise face of person in the frame and automatically focus on it.

Front camera
The front camera of phone Alcatel A3 (5046Y) has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The main front lens is designed as a Wide-angle lens. The lens is equipped with 5 Megapixel. However, do not forget there are other factors than resolution having impact on the final quality of front camera photos.

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BATTERY AND CHARGING Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Battery Capacity (Battery Size) 2460 mAh Better than 56 % of phones rated.
Recharge Time (Charging Time) 3.5 hour(s)
Standby Time 300 hours Worse than 59 % of phones rated.
Talk Time 600 minutes Better than 55 % of phones rated.
Run Time Details Talk: up to 600 min
Standby: up to 300 hrs

The battery size of Alcatel A3 (5046Y) is 2460 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.

The standby time for this phone is 300 hours and tells us how long the phone lasts on a single charge when you're not actively using it. The phone Alcatel A3 (5046Y) will last one charge with constant phone calls 600 minutes.

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CELLULAR Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Mobile Broadband Generation 4G Better than 91 % of phones rated.
Operating System Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Navigation GPS, A-GPS

Standard 4G connectivity is currently being replaced by 5G, but is still the preserve of the latest phones. Alcatel A3 (5046Y) supports 4G. 3G connectivity is now only found in the oldest phones. The operating system in the case of this model is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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COMMUNICATIONS Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Data Transmission GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, VoLTE, FDD-LTE
2G Band 850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM
3G UMTS Band Band 1, Band 2, Band 5, Band 8
3G UMTS Frequency 2100, 1900, 850, 900
4G LTE Band Band 1, Band 3, Band 7, Band 8, Band 20
4G LTE Frequency FDD 2100, FDD 1800+, FDD 2600, FDD 900, FDD 800 DD
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
NFC Yes Better than 68 % of phones rated.
Messaging Services SMS, MMS

Contactless payments are not a problem with this phone, thanks to NFC function. It can also be used, for example, to unlock doors or load menus in a restaurant using an NFC tag. Bluetooth 4.2 must not be missing from the basic package. It makes it easy to connect wireless headphones to your phone, connect your phone to your TV, tablet, speaker and more.

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FEATURES Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Phone Functions Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert
Sensors Proximity sensor, digital compass, G-sensor
Security Devices Fingerprint reader
Additional Phone Features Radio Data Service (RDS), Screen capture, intelligent typing (Gesture), HD Voice, Easy Mode
OTHERS Alcatel A3 (5046Y)
Included Accessories Power adapter
Compliant Standards HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible)

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