Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?This model, the 3L (2020) 64 GB uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
Alcatel provides us with a well-balanced phone here.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
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The 3L (2020) 64 GB, enough for internet use?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile. If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
That 3L (2020) 64 GB looks really small.A size of 6.22 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
It will be more difficult to click on this small area.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
In addition, it natively offers Wifi technology.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.There’s GPS on this phone.Your travels will be facilitated, even abroad.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
This on model, you can have more than one phone number.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.And therefore several operators on this model.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.It’s hard to predict that a device will never fall down.
If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
The 4000 mAh battery is within the average.Enough to get through the day.
Alcatel did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
The right model for multimedia use?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.A handy device for watching videos.The same goes for listening to music.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.But not all phones are suitable for this purpose.
We would have liked the 3L (2020) 64 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.It is one of the worst in this area.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.And its screen resolution is low.However, you can use it to listen to your music playlist.
This model has an IPS LCD screen.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
For the audio part, Alcatel wanted to do well.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
Using its Bluetooth functionality, you can pair your phone with all the devices in your home (speakers, TV…).The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The right choice to play online?
Games are performance consuming.Games, but also applications require batteries.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
In terms of memory, this model is in the middle.It is 64 GB that are provided.But some of you will need more; that’s why Alcatel has left a free slot for a memory card.
Apart from playing for several hours, the battery is quite well dimensioned.This model is in the middle of the category.With 4000 mAH, its power allows you to stay connected all day long.
Performance and good display were expected for the possible applications of this model.The components do not allow for a quality display.That’s gonna make it harder to read.The precision of the image, the colours; so many elements that will limit your desire to read on this phone.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Concerning audio or video use?
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Editing and sharing options should also be analyzed.Generally speaking, Alcatel has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
This smartphone has the camera part whose functionalities are supported by the Android OS .This phone offers 3 lenses as standard.
The 720 x 1520 screen resolution makes this 3L (2020) 64 GB an excellent smartphone, better than most of the competition.As soon as it comes to making a movie, it will be able to capture your best moments on the spot, and will be able to capture all the colors and all the light.The resolution is sufficient for your selfies.If necessary, you can even retouch the images with the embedded software.You will be able to see at which point each point in the image is correctly captured.This phone provides 64 GB of usable space.This space will be correct to store your image and sound files.And with this amount available, you’ll have time to sort out what you don’t want to keep and what you need to transfer to your computer or to the cloud.
The 3L (2020) 64 GB in conclusion
This 3L (2020) 64 GB corresponds to the majority of use cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.All in all, a good price/quality ratio.