Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

Looking for a starter phone for your child? The Alcatel 1B is the perfect essential smartphone for your child that won’t break the bank!

Featuring a colourful and vibrant, full view display, all-day performance and a high-quality camera, the Alcatel 1B is a great smartphone option for first-timers.

With the digital wellbeing dashboard you can easily manage screen time, check and approve all apps that are installed in the device, and even get GPS tracking information so you know where your child is at all times.  Perfect for parents looking for some peace of mind! 

Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

We were sent an Alcatel 1B to test and my eldest has been giving it a try. I liked that it was super easy to set up parental controls as I was setting it up. The first thing we noticed when handling the phone was the fact that it is super lean, light and compact. Perfect for small hands and pockets. The display is a spacious 5.5” 18:9 HD+ though so you still get a high-quality screen. 

Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

The Alcatel 1B has a dedicated Google Assistant button, allowing you to check your messages and social updates with the touch of a button. It also has a 3000 mAh battery, that is removable, great if you ever need to replace it.

The phone features a powerful quad-core processor and it runs the latest Android™ 10 (Go edition). You can download all your favourite apps using the Google Play Store.

You can also take great photos with the Alcatel 1B as well, it has a 5MP rear camera 5MP rear camera, HD video, and selfie camera with face beauty effect. Pretty decent photo and video quality for a phone of its price point.

Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone

The battery talk time is around 26 hours and standby time is supposed to be around 18 days, beating my own phone’s battery life. It doesn’t have to be charged constantly and that’s a plus.

The phone has an accelerometer, GPS, proximity sensors, and all the basic things you need preloaded. Clock, camera, radio, calendar, and all the Google apps, like Gmail, Google Assistant, Maps, etc.

My son doesn’t use this phone as an everyday device, since he is too young for it, so it is great having a more inexpensive option when looking for a phone that will be used only occasionally, when out of the house when he is without us. He can take it with him when going to playdates at friends houses, staying at a camp or class, etc. Also, I don’t feel stressed out if we end up having to fix the screen at some point. 

If you are looking for a great starter phone, with all the essentials, then the Alcatel 1B is the way to go. Pricing will vary by carrier and ranges from $90 – $110 CAD. 

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Alcatel. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

15 responses to “Alcatel 1B The Best Starter Phone”

  1. These are great starter phone and also for prepaid.

  2. I have heard many great reviews on the Alcatel smart phones.

  3. Looks like a good starter phone! I like that you can easily set up parental controls.

  4. Sounds like a nice phone and affordable too.

  5. Sounds like a decent essential smartphone! I love learning about all the new and affordable smartphones out there!

  6. I love the GPS tracking, so important for safety reasons.

  7. I totally love the price point on these, and they sound like a great starter phone

  8. Looking at this phone for my nephew. Thanks for your insights!

  9. Great price! Though I’ll need a phone with better camera specs.

  10. Sounds like it has all the important things that you would need. It sounds like one awesome phone

  11. This would be great for my nephew.

  12. oh that is a perfect phone to start out with ! I look at the one that I first got hahaha. Oh the times have changed. totally missing my flip phone tho .. not gonna lie

  13. Sounds like a great phone! Good battery and pictures, so all the important stuff is there. We will probably be looking soon for a first phone.

  14. The GPS tracking feature is definitely a bonus!

  15. I am getting a phone for my grandson for Christmas this seems like a good bet for a starter phone. Love the GPS. Thanks for the review.

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