When I saw this phone at CES in January I never imagined it would be priced at just $199 – the Alcatel A3 XL is a huge screen (6 inch) smartphone with a good look and impressive specs.

Here’s a smartphone with fingerprint technology at under $200, 4G speeds, Android N and a 3,000mAh battery.  And it’s essentially $1000 less than the big brand phones.

Alcatel have revamped their lineup for 2017 with new naming conventions and the A3 XL is the first to hit the market.

As well as design there are some cool software and hardware tweaks too – simple things like the camera with fun face features, and a dual flash camera making it perfect for selfies.

David Vieira, Product & Marketing Director, Alcatel Mobile was pleased to bring the device to the Aussie market; “At Alcatel, our mission is to make smartphones more affordable, accessible and fun for people everywhere. We’ve done that with the Alcatel A3 XL – it’s a compelling option for anyone seeking a fully featured device, without blowing a hole in their budget. The added extra security fingerprint feature, expected in higher end mobile devices, provides added security and peace-of-mind”

The Alcatel A3 XL will be available from Vodafone in July for $199.


  • Network: 4G
  • Dimensions: 165*82.5*8.25mm
  • CPU: Quad core 1.1Ghz
  • Display: 6” HD IPS display
  • Rear camera: 8MP
  • Front camera: 5MP (with flash)
  • Memory: 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Features: Fingerprint sensor (back cover)
  • Colours: Grey-Silver
  • Availability: Vodafone
  • Price: Sub-$199 AUD