BudgetPhoneFinder, 21 Jun 2023I love this Underrated Chinese phoneIt's only partly Chinese because Alcatel is owned by Nokia.
I love this Underrated Chinese phone
after first big update phone is very sluggish not a joy to use , avoid this brand
camera is top class for budget phone otherwise great budget phone,i persume people who complain are does looking for 1200euros ype phone n a budget..recommended.
Realme c 11 2021 has almost same specs at 79€
Rk100, 25 Apr 2021Who in their right mind buy Alcatel phones.I know right, this phone is an outright scam. You can get a redmi note 10 pro for less money and that phone destroys this in every single way.
This is a great phone. Iv had loads of phones in the past , this is one of the best phones u can get for its price. She's fairly hardy too.
I think that Alcatel should name their all devices as p22, p22 v2, p22 v3, p22 v4, p22 v101 etc
I'd recommend North American users stay far away from this one.
Here's just a few reasons why
- Price performance, very expensive for a low end P22 processor. Other specs are not impressive either.
- Lacks too many important 4G coverage bands.
In it's defense it has NFC and a compass, but those are not specs to build a phone around imho.
If the price is right this is a great battery endurance phone!
Phone guy 14, 13 Apr 2021Who even plays pubg in 2021?We. all do
Who in their right mind buy Alcatel phones.
Phone guy 14, 13 Apr 2021Who even plays pubg in 2021?Me..
Anonymous, 23 Jan 2021Is not supporting to pubg gyroscopeWho even plays pubg in 2021?
No. The camera is awful for one that's supposed to be 48MP.
Alhamza1999, 12 Jan 2021why alcatel phones are always weak ! i wish if we can see high mid range from thereLast 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.
Is not supporting to pubg gyroscope
never expect software update from alcatel
they are not aware of it
TCL 20 SE has significantly better specs: better chipset (SD460), larger 5000mAh battery, stereo speakers and USB-C. According to this site they are both 150 euros.