alcatel 1x (2019) hands-on

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alcatel 1x (2019) hands-on

The alcatel 1x sequel was simply unveiled a CES, a little bit underneath a yr after the unique (which made its debut on the MWC). The telephone is larger and higher than earlier than, however it’s the identical at its core – a easy worth for cash proposition.

The alcatel 1x (2019) has a 5.5” 18:9 display, providing about 8% extra display actual property. The true improve is that that is now a 720 x 1,440px panel, growing the pixel density to 292ppi – a noticeable soar from the 480 x 960px show on the unique.

A larger 5.5-inch screen
One-handed mode is available if that's too much for you

A bigger 5.5-inch display • One-handed mode is accessible if that is an excessive amount of for you

The display is roofed with 2.5D glass, Dragontrail particularly. Anyway, TCL claims an 83% screen-to-body ratio for these of you protecting rating.

The opposite enchancment within the 2019 version of the alcatel 1x is on the again – it includes a 13+2MP twin digicam. The secondary sensor permits real-time bokeh results. The principle digicam can report 1080p video.

The alcatel 1x (2019) sports a 13+2MP dual camera
Testing the selfie camera

The alcatel 1x (2019) sports activities a 13+2MP twin digicam • Testing the selfie digicam

The 5MP selfie digicam now helps face unlock, which was lacking from the unique 1x. Sadly, because of this the fingerprint reader has been dropped. The LED selfie flash is gone too.

Observe: whereas the unit we dealt with lacked a fingerprint reader, alcatel will supply a separate mannequin that does have a reader on its again.

The brand new 1x makes use of the identical chipset because the previous 1x – a MediaTek MT6739. It’s an previous 28nm chip with solely 4 Cortex-A53 cores. It’s operating Android 8.1 Oreo.

The alcatel 1x (2019) runs Android 8.1 Oreo
The alcatel 1x (2019) runs Android 8.1 Oreo

The alcatel 1x (2019) runs Android 8.1 Oreo

The again of the telephone includes a gentle contact end that’s fairly grippy and hides fingerprints fairly nicely.

The new model is available in Blue and Gray
The new model is available in Blue and Gray

The brand new mannequin is accessible in Blue and Grey

The battery capability of the telephone grew to three,000mAh, nonetheless, charging is completed by way of an old-school microUSB port. On the plus aspect, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack on high.

microUSB port for charging
3.5mm headphone jack on top

microUSB port for charging • 3.5mm headphone jack on high

The alcatel 1x might be accessible this quarter at $120/€120 in North America, Europe, Asia, the Center East and Africa.

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