As a preamble to this test
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
New technology or basic model – what’s the difference?Already at the level of the operating system of this 1S (2021) 32 GB: here, it is an Android with all the Alcatel ecosystem that goes with it.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Following our tests, we see that this 1S (2021) 32 GB is not good for all cases.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Photographing or filming|
1S (2021) 32 GB for mobility?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance. You will use it to make phone calls, but also to surf and search for information on the internet.
In terms of size, this 1S (2021) 32 GB is about average.With its standard 6.52-inch dimensions, it is easy to handle.
It’s enough to watch movies or write text messages.Alcatel’s designers of this smartphone have made a seamless product.
In addition, through its Wlan option, you can connect to wifi terminals.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.This smartphone has GPS.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Unless you’re at the bottom of a cave, you’ll be able to know where you are at any given moment.
It is sometimes convenient to have several phones in one. And this model can handle multiple Sims.This means that you can manage several packages at the same time.That is, several operators at the same time.This feature will be useful for travellers among you, who will be able to integrate a prepaid SIM card of the country they are in, without having to remove the main card.
No protection on the screen of this 1S (2021) 32 GB.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
The 4000 mAh battery is within the average.It will not be necessary to recharge during the day.
In conclusion on battery charging, Alcatel has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Convenient to use, it would have made it possible to recharge quickly.
A device for watching movies and listening to music?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.It’s become a handy tool.The same goes for listening to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
We would have liked the 1S (2021) 32 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.An 6.52-inch screen with overly vivid colors.The resolution is low: 720 x 1600.It is rather advisable to listen to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
Alcatel sought to improve the audio experience.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
To transfer the sound from the phone, you will have the option via bluetooth.A technology that ensures quality sound.
And, on the nice but missing functionality side, we have the stereo speakers; the mono sound is shallower.
The Alcatel phone, for video games?
For games, you need performance.The same applies to the ever-increasing number of applications that reduce battery capacity.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.
As far as RAM is concerned, you’re at the minimum required on a smartphone.This model has 32 GB, which is low.Knowing that some users need more space, Alcatel has provided a free space for an extension.
The autonomy is correct for normal use.An autonomy which is in the middle range.With a power of 4000 mAH, it will be enough to charge the day before to be able to hold the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.The components do not allow for a quality display.This is an entry-level model: 269* pixels per inch.The images are of lower quality, they can sometimes pixelize, and give a final rendering that is painful for the eyes.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
For audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.But this characteristic is not everything.Being able to retouch the obtained photos is appreciated.Generally speaking, Alcatel has developed a recognized know-how for smartphones.
The manufacturer has made a system perfectly integrated with Android.So you have 3 objectives present on this smartphone.
The 13 Mp resolution of this model is interesting.The results of your holiday movies will be of very good quality.You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.The editing function is out of date.The sensor of this 1S (2021) 32 GB is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 32 GB.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.And then we advise you to provide external backup solutions.
What about the 1S (2021) 32 GB?
Following our tests, we see that this 1S (2021) 32 GB is not good for all cases.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.