Alcatel, the French based company licensed under TCL Corporation is one of the leading companies in the mobile phones sectors, best known for their One Touch series. They have a global network scattered across 160 countries. The company has a rich history in delivering phones and they are back again in the market with their new range of phones.Recently, the French based company had announced that they would be bringing their line of smartphones to Nepal. SHTC International Ltd. are the ones behind bringing the range of smartphones to Nepal.
Well it’s been a while and the phones are here. The phones that were anticipated to arrive this time were: Alcatel 1s (5024), Alcatel 3x (5058I), Alcatel 3 (5053 D) and Alcatel 3 (5053K). All of these budgets friendly smartphones ranging in between Rs. 14000 – Rs. 22000 have successfully been launched in Nepal. The phone are also available on Daraz.
Along with these 4 smartphones, they have also released 3 retro handsets, (Alcatel 2003D, Alcatel 2053D, Alcatel 2053D) within a price range of 1900-3600.
A summary on the pricing of the products launched can be seen below:
|Alcatel Phones in Nepal||Price|
|Alcatel 1066D||Rs. 1910|
|Alcatel 2003D||Rs. 2475|
|Alcatel 2053D||Rs. 3599|
|Alcatel 1s (5024)||Rs. 14799|
|Alcatel 3x (5058I)||Rs. 14799|
|Alcatel 3 (5053 D)||Rs. 18590|
|Alcatel 3 (5053K)||Rs. 21490|
Alcatel 3 (5053K): I like this one
The smartphones are polished, elegant and come packed with tons of features which makes them a great competitor to all the other low-range phones out there. Among these 4 models, I personally liked the Alcatel 3 (5053D) version better because it has many features that frankly make it one of the better low range smartphone.
Alcatel 3 (5053K) Key Specifications
- Display: 5.9’’HD+ Super Full view display
- Processor: Octa-Core processor with 4G VoLTE support
- Rear Camera: 16MP+5MP Rear Camera, Auto Focus, Single Tone Flash and Video at 1080@30fps
- Front Camera: 13MP front camera, Fixed Focus, Flash and video Capture: 720@30fps
- RAM/ROM: 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM, micro SD Support up to 128GB
- Battery: 3500mAh battery
- OS: Android 9 pie
Alcatel 3 Price in Nepal: Rs. 21,490
The features that it comes with is common with the other variants too. But despite having almost similar features the 5053D is well balanced in terms of price and features it provides. The previous variants lack something in screen and battery whereas the later variant is just an improvement in memory. In general, the 5053D has all the features necessary for proper functioning in day to day circumstances.
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Alcatel vs Competition
The phones introduced by Alcatel will be going head on with some of the major players of low range categories. Low range phones from Samsung and Xiaomi will be some of its major competitors. Many people including myself am not very familiar with the company Alcatel.
But Even though the Company may not be as popular or well renowned as the other competitors, it still has the capacity to deliver. With their newly introduced range of smart phones, they stand a chance at competing with the current Tech Giants. They have proven themselves in the past and they intend to do so in the future as well.Overall, the smartphones released by Alactel are all impressive and fitting for budget range scenario. All in all, I believe that these smartphones will be able to deliver. The phones are up in Daraz. So, do check them out and decide for yourselves whether they are the “Budget Kings” of 2019.