In a few words
When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?Already at the level of the operating system of this 1C 8 Go: here, it is an Android with all the Alcatel ecosystem that goes with it.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Alcatel provides us with a well-balanced phone here.It’s a very good quality model.With a well-placed price, it’s a wise choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Playing video games|
The 1C 8 Go, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The issue of mobility is important when it comes to a smartphone.Beyond its telephone function, we expect it to be as good for surfing the internet and usable when travelling.
That 1C 8 Go looks really small.A modest 5.0 -inch screen, which on the other hand is easier to fit in a pocket and easier to hold.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Forget the videos, too.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.This smartphone comes with GPS.You’ll appreciate not having to ask for directions anymore.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
If you have several packages at the same time, this phone is to be avoided.There is only one SIM card slot here.If you don’t want to increase the bill on your next trip, consider replacing your national SIM with a local one.
We found out that this 1C 8 Go doesn’t have reinforced glass.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.With only 2000 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
And since Alcatel did not consider it useful to put a fast charge on this model, we will have to wait.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Interesting for the videos?
More and more of us watch our phones at the expense of our TVs every day.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.The same goes for listening to music.They are quite powerful and quite connected by streaming video.However, the first smartphone that comes along is not necessarily going to fit.
Unsurprisingly, this model is not really made for multimedia.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.The resolution is low: 480 x 960.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
This model has an IPS LCD screen.The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
Alcatel has also designed this product for audio use.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The result is very pleasant to the ear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The right choice to play online?
For games, you need performance.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.On 3D games, the right processor and quality graphics chip ensure smooth rendering.Simply put, the higher these features are, the better your gaming experience will be.
After our tests, we find out that this 1C 8 Go is in the lowest rankings.The Mediatek MT6739 (28 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.You will only have 8 GB for your videos and music.But some of you will need more; that’s why Alcatel has left a free slot for a memory card.
Please note that in intensive use, the battery may not hold.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.Its power of 2000 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.A below-average configuration with a reduced screen size of 5.0 inches.Its entry-level design with a smaller-than-average screen gives a disappointing result.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Efficiency for audio and video
Over time, smartphones have become almost as good as cameras.The reason being related to the millions of pixels they are equipped with.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Alcatel has a long history of designing quality products.
Little progress has been made by Alcatel.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
The screen resolution of this 1C 8 Go is among the lowest on the market.A definition in 5 Mp, which is necessarily less good than on top-of-the-range models.Unfortunately for image lovers, it does not have HDR.
This smartphone has only 8 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.It will be necessary to transfer your contents to other backup spaces very quickly.
What about the 1C 8 Go?
This 1C 8 Go corresponds to the majority of use cases.It’s average, but still a very good product.And with a contained price tag, it’s finally good.