The Alcatel A7 is the first in Alcatel’s 2017 offering of its A series of mid-range and high-end smartphones, and though it’s accorded the budget status, it impresses with powerful specs like a 4000mAh battery and 5.5-inch FHD display.
- 1 The Alcatel A7 Specs (Key):
- 2 Alcatel A7 Price in Nigeria
- 3 Alcatel A7 Full Specifications
The Alcatel A7 Specs (Key):
- Display: 5.5 inches (1920 * 1080 pixel resolution, ~401 PPI, 83.4cm2, ~71.4% screen-to-body ratio).
- Software: Android 7.0 Nougat.
- Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750T chipset @ 1.5Ghz.
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM.
- Camera: Front — 8MP | Rear — 16MP.
- Battery: 4000mAh.
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The Design & Display
The Alcatel A7 comes with a 5.5-inch display which uses the LTPS IPS LCD display technologies to deliver wide viewing angles and quality colour reproduction with low battery consumption. It is large enough to make it easy to perform screen-intensive functions such as reading, but users with small hands might have some problem using the phone with one hand over a long period of time. Switching to landscape orientation will, however, solve that.
The phone has a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution and 401 PPI pixel density. It has a metallic rear panel and a design that helps conceal its budget status. Its edges are curved and smooth, so using the smartphone in landscape mode shouldn’t be a problem.
The A7 features a fingerprint sensor on its rear, below the camera module and LED flash. The placement of the scanner is a concern, as users will most times confuse the sensor with the camera lens or the LED flash’s covering glass. The fingerprint scanner should have been spaced from the others some more, but frequent usage over a long period of time would result in the user getting used to this.
The Alcatel A7 is powered under the hood by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor which is clocked at 1.5GHz. The processor speed is decent enough to run most apps without any form of lag and 3GB of RAM allows for effective multi-tasking.
The A7 comes with 32GB of internal storage, and while this is more than you will get on many other smartphones in its category, it might still be insufficient for file storage, as modern apps and multimedia files are quite large in size. As you would expect , there is a microSD card slot which can house microSD cards up to to 128GB.
The Alcatel A7 sports a 16MP camera with a dual-tone LED flash at the rear. The camera has a f/2.0 aperture to filter the amount of light entering the lens, and Phase Detection Autofocus for stable capturing of moving objects. The LED flash provides illumination for images.
The smartphone also features an 8MP camera on the front which handles selfie photography on the phone. It’s also accompanied by a LED flash for brighter selfies.
Battery, Connectivity & Software
The Alcatel A7 packs a 4000mAh battery, which is quite large for a phone of its status. According to the company, the A7 is meant for people who never rest, hence the large battery capacity. And there’s fast charging too, so you have to wait for only two hours and thirty minutes to get a full charge.
The phone comes in single and dual Nano SIM slot versions, both with support for 4G LTE and NFC. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and may get an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo in the future.
Alcatel A7 Price in Nigeria
The Alcatel A7 is scheduled to hit Africa (and consequently, Nigeria) in the fourth quarter of 2017, but at the time of writing this post, the smartphone isn’t available in the Nigerian smartphone market. The A7 is expected to cost around #95,000 when it eventually becomes available in the country.
Alcatel A7 Full Specifications
- Announced: September 4, 2017.
- Available: Yes.
- SIM: Single & Dual Nano SIM slots.
- Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.1 Nougat).
- Price Range: $272.
- Fingerprint: Yes, rear-mounted.
- Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE
- 2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700).
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
BODY & DISPLAY:
- Type: LTPS LCD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 5.5 inches.
- Resolution: 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD).
- Protection: n/a.
- Features: n/a.
- Dimensions: 152.7 * 76.5 * 9 mm.
- Weight: 164g.
- Colours: Metal Black.
- Chipset: 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T processor.
- Processor Speed: 1.5GHz.
- CPU: Octa-core.
- GPU: n/a.
- WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: v4.2.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- NFC: Yes.
- FM Radio: No.
- RAM: 3GB.
- Internal Storage: 32GB.
- External Storage: expandable up to 128GB via microSD.
- Rear Camera: 16MP.
- Rear Flash: Yes, dual-tone LED Flash.
- f/2.0 aperture.
- 1/3” sensor size.
- 1080p@30fps video recording.
- Front Camera: 8MP.
- Front Flash: Yes.
- Features: n/a.
- Capacity: 4000mAh.
- Type: Non-removable Li-ion battery
- Features: n/a.
- Fast Charging: Yes, 2.5 hours charging time.
- Standby Time:
- 2G: Up to 667 hours.
- 3G: Up to 634 hours.
- Talk time:
- 2G: Up to 18 hours.
- 3G: Up to 17 hours.
- Music Playback: n/a.
- Ambient Light.
- – MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player
– HTML5 Browser
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor.
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