At this time of year everyone is looking for a bargain to sit under the Christmas tree for their loved ones. Teenagers especially are probably looking for a new phone on top of everything else they have on their Christmas lists but who has the money to spend on a high-quality smartphone when there’s so much else to buy? Well, if this sounds like your predicament, here’s a suggestion. The Alcatel A3 is a nifty Android smartphone with some great features and it’s under £100 SIM-free right now.
The Alcatel A3 is an ideal first smartphone thanks to the up-to-date features and low price. It has a premium metallic rimmed facade, slim design and super-clear HD display. It has 4G LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor for super-quick web surfing.
You won’t have any security worries with this phone as it has fingerprint recognition installed. The fingerprint can be used to unlock the phone and can be customised to recongise up to five fingerprints. So, if this is a family phone or is gifted to a child, parents could set up the phone to ensure they can still operate the device in emergencies.
It’s also a great phone for budding photographers. It has a 13MP rear camera which will be great for snapping the memories at all the New Years Eve parties and for selfie enthusiasts there’s a 5MP front camera. That’s going to be great for all the selfies with green smoothies you pretend to drink in January. Or is that just me? The front camera also has a flash, which is perfect for late-night selfies.
There are some really fun effects available through Alcatel’s Face Mask apps. Snapchat filters have been huge over the last couple of years, giving users the chance to get creative with their snaps, and using the Face Mask apps, you can have an even wider variety of filters and masks to customise your photos.
If you’re thinking beyond Christmas, this phone is also going to be great for summer as its 5-inch HD display performs well in bright sunlight. You’ll be able to browse and watch videos with minimal glare problems.
The Alcatel A3 is available in black and white from the Carphone Warehouse SIM-free for £89.99. It is also available in all EE Stores and online, starting at £14.99 a month with no upfront cost.