Announced at MWC 2018, the Alcatel 7 is a low-mid-range smartphone (~$180) that features an excellent battery capacity of 4000 mAh, which identical to high-end phones like the new Galaxy Note 9, or the Huawei P20 Pro.
As an additional incentive, a $130 price is available to customers who add a second line to their subscription.
The Alcatel covers the basics well with a clean design, a large 6-inch 18:9 display (from TCL, the owner of the Alcatel brand) and of course the huge battery. Other components have been carefully chosen to keep costs under control: 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (there is a microSD port) and a glossy plastic chassis, which won’t crack anytime soon.
There’s a dual-camera system in the back, with the secondary camera just being a sensor for the Bokeh effect. The primary RGB camera is a 12 Megapixel. In the front, you can find an 8 Megapixel selfie camera that can be used to unlock the phone as well (2D face unlocking is not considered to be secure).
The MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T) get a score of 3665 in Geekbench 4 multi-thread, which is almost half of what the fastest phones would get but at that price, it makes a lot of sense, and the “performance for the price” is quite decent.