Alcatel 1X Evolve Review: 4G Android Single SIM, Price, Performance Specs


Alcatel 1X Evolve is a beautiful phone that may appear as a 3G Android when you first take a look at it. It is one of the few recent smartphones that come with only one SIM inside of it.

Both the battery and the cameras inside are just the normal moderate features you expect from entry-level devices these days. At the performance side, things get better because the RAM is 2GB and that may also have accounted for the hike in price of Alcatel 1X Evolve.

In this specs review, we enable you to check out the full specifications of Alcatel 1X Evolve below, such as price, camera, network, design, display, and performance features.

Design and Display Alcatel 1X Evolve

The device arrives with a plastic body but the front has glass screen. Dimensions are 147.55 x 70.62 x 9.05 mm and it weighs 155 grams. Further, it comes in only blue color. It is not a water resistant device, has no fingerprint sensor whatsoever, and also, it has no face recognition technology.


Display type is IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, which comes without a secondary display. The display screen size is 5.34 inches, pixel density is 201 ppi, and pixel resolution is 960 x 480. Further, display colors in the device are 16 million, while it remains a multi-touch phone.

Other good features include 70.9 percent screen to body ratio, and 18:9 aspect ratio.

Camera Features

There is a single primary camera setup of 8 MP f/2.0 aperture to the rear of this device. It is accompanied by dual LED flash. But to the front, the camera setup is 5 MP. The front camera, made for selfies is equipped with LED flash option. However, video performance is of [email protected] FHD recording.

Other outstanding features of the cameras are auto focus, touch focus, panorama, HDR, time lapse, and face detection.


Hardware and Software

Android OS v8.1 Oreo comes with Alcatel 1X Evolve as the operating system. Thus, it appears this device will be able to upgrade to the latest Android if need be at the due time. Also, MediaTek MT6739 chipset is found in it, together with process technology 28nm and 64-bit architecture.

The CPU comprises of 1.1 GHz Quad-core Cortex A53, while the GPU is PowerVR GE8100.

Alcatel 1X Evolve Storage Capacity and Sensors

For the device, there is a moderate internal memory 2GB of RAM that cannot be increased. However, the 16GB of internal storage can be increased up to 32GB external storage with a micro-SD card in its dedicated slot. There are three sensors found on the Alcatel 1X Evolve, and they are accelerometer, proximity, and light.

Network and Connectivity

This is a 4G Android phone which means that it operates effectively on GSM, HSPA and LTE networks. In other words, 2G, 3G and 4G are usable in the smartphone. Also, for easy operation, there is only one nano SIM card slot in the device. It cannot operate with hybrid or mini SIM cards.


Other relevant components are Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, headphone jack, and micro USB 2.0. However, there is no HDMI, NFC, or infrared in the Alcatel 1X Evolve.

Battery Life Alcatel 1X Evolve

Powering the device is an effective Li-Po 2460 mAh non-removable battery which does not come with wireless charging nor with fast charging technology either. Standby time and talk time are not specified for Alcatel 1X Evolve.

Price and Availability

Alcatel 1X Evolve real price is $139.99 USD. Somehow, this seems to be the best price of the smartphone. But as regards availability, the device is now available in the market having been released in December 2018. Expect it to populate stores soon.

Alcatel 1X Evolve – Technical Specification


  • Device Type


  • Model

Alcatel 1X Evolve (MetroPCs)

  • Announced


  • Released


  • Status



  • Type


  • Dimensions

147.55 mm x 70.62 mm x 9.05 mm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.36 inches)

  • Weight

155 g (5.5 oz)

  • Colors


  • Waterproof No
  • Fingerprint No
  • Face Recognition


  • Dedicated Keys

Volume, Power

  • Device Security

Pin, Pattern, Password, Slide

  • Features

-Plastic body


  • Display Type

IPS LCD, Capacitive touch screen

  • Size


  • Secondary Display


  • Touch Screen

Yes, Multi touch

  • Pixel Density

~201 PPI

  • Resolution

960 x 480 Pixels

  • Display Colors

16 M

  • Display Protection
  • Features

-18:9 aspect ratio
-~70.9% Screen-to-body ratio


  • Supported Network


  • 2G Network

GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz

  • 3G Network

HSPA 850/ 900/ 1700/ 2100 MHz

  • 4G Network


  • SIM

Nano SIM

  • Hybrid Sim No
  • Dual SIM

No, Single Sim


  • Chipset

MediaTek MT6739, 28nm, 64 bit

  • CPU

1.1 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53

  • GPU

PowerVR GE8100

  • RAM (Memory)

2 GB, 667 MHz, LPDDR3

  • Internal Storage

16 GB

  • Card Slot

Upto 32 GB (micro SD)

  • Dedicated slot


  • Sensors



  • Operating System

Android OS v8.1 Oreo

  • Java Support No
  • Youtube Yes
  • Facebook Yes


  • SMS

Yes (threaded view)

  • MMS Yes
  • Email


  • IM Yes


  • Primary

8 MP, f/2.0 aperture

  • Flash

dual LED

  • Front

5 MP, f/2.4 aperture

  • Front Flash


  • Video

[email protected]

  • Camera Features

Touch focus
Face detection


  • Bluetooth

Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE

  • Infrared No
  • Wi-fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct

  • Wi-fi Hotspot   Yes
  • GPS

Yes, A-GPS

  • NFC No
  • Wireless Charging


  • Headphone Jack Yes
  • HDMI No
  • USB

Micro USB 2.0


  • GPRS Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • Speed

42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA); LTE 150/ 50 Mbps

  • Web Browser



  • Video Format

3GP, M4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, AVI, xVID, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265

  • Audio Format

MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player

  • FM Radio


  • Alert Types

Vibration, MP3

  • Ring Tones

Wav ring tones

  • Loudspeaker



  • Battery Type

Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)

  • Capacity


  • Placement



  • Features
  1. Document viewer
    2. Photo and video editor

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