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Alcatel 1B (2020) review

Alcatel security notice

This phone has passed, or is likely close to, the end of the typical minimum guaranteed support period for this brand. When a phone is no longer supported, it is more vulnerable to hackers and emerging cyber-threats.

If you currently own this device, read our advice below.

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Expert review

SECURITY NOTICE: This phone may no longer be receiving important security updates. See Should I buy it? for more information. Another instalment in Alcatel’s ‘1 Series’, the 1B (2020) is one of the more basic models you can buy from the brand. It fits nothing but the essentials into its tiny frame, that spans 5.75 inches diagonally. It looks like the perfect option for those who are taking a ‘no-frills’ approach to their next upgrade. But how did its battery and cameras fare in our tests? Read our Alcatel 1B (2020) review to find out.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How good are the cameras?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

July 2022

First reviewed by Which?

June 2020

Released

January 2020

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