Alcatel’s A3 XL is even worse than the Coolpad Conjr

Just a few moments ago, I wrote about the Coolpad Conjr and how I feel it’s disappointing. Well, I’ve just been overwhelmed with an ever bigger disappointment this time. And now, the culprit is the Alcatel A3 XL, a large device with some pretty awful specs.

Now while the Conjr has some fairly bad choices, some of the specs are still decent enough. The Alcatel A3 XL has no such saving grace, with the 6-inch display being a meager HD unit. On top of that, we get the MT8735B, a measly quad-core 1.1GHz CPU along with a 1GB RAM and 8GB storage combination.

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Continuing this streak of terrible choices, the device also only has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the device has a rear fingerprint scanner, though it doesn’t help much. Oh, there’s also a 3000mAh battery, but like the fingerprint scanner, it doesn’t help.

Things only go further south when the pricing is brought up. The device is expected to go on sale for around $200, which is about $150 more than I’d be willing to pay. What are your thoughts on this device? Do you agree with my stance, or is there a redeeming factor somewhere? Tell us down in the comments below.

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  1. MattD
    January 5, 2017

    It’s stupid how “larger than 5.5″ screen” is the only selling point for some devices… So what? It’s 3 times cheaper than mate 9, but it millions of times worse in every aspect… Don’t get what they are trying to do…

  2. Jhonny
    January 5, 2017

    I wont take that phone even if its free. U will get angry and too mad from the lagg and too little pixels on board

  3. Assefa Hanson
    January 5, 2017


  4. Karly Johnston
    January 6, 2017

    Phones like this are currently found on the recycle pile.

  5. ololosh1
    January 6, 2017

    Way to expensive for a device with the given amounts of RAM and storage space ?!

  6. billybloggs
    January 9, 2017

    Well overpriced, it will perform like a snail.