A $99 Phone that’s ACTUALLY usable :P - Alcatel 1X

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  • Bernice Panders
    Bernice Panders 3 days ago

    The LG V20, best content creation, audiophile heaven, removable battery, print scanner, headphone jack, military grade durability, etc. is now only $100 on ebay. Just got it myself, WAY better than this cosmic joke! 😂📲😂💸😂

  • Tensai55
    Tensai55 4 days ago

    And it doesn't work with Sprint. Ugh! If it wasn't for the fact that my partner's phone is locked (and paid off), I'd just switch to T-Mobile. Well, then I could actually get the OnePlus that I want...

  • Andrés Márquez
    Andrés Márquez 10 days ago

    I just want to know what is the best bang for the buck phone for my moms

  • Jarrad Kertész
    Jarrad Kertész 14 days ago

    Phones better than this piece of shit:
    Xiaomi 6a, Honor 7s, Huawei Y6, Huawei Y5, Lenovo K5, and Lenovo A5

  • Masternd887
    Masternd887 15 days ago

    Blu r1 hd

  • A- Shotter
    A- Shotter 16 days ago

    That phone looks exactly like my k20 plus... But it's 10 times shittier for way more... i got mine for 50 bucks 15 bucks is the bill. It was on a $50 sale at the time... I dont know why i referred my mom as me

  • PSK Research
    PSK Research 19 days ago

    My 2 year old Alcatel cost me $59 new. It works fine, plays TheXvid, & can comment there. I would not try to run high end phone games on it though, or fill it up with tons of apps. My old Samsung also runs TheXvid fine. I got it new 7 years ago for $45 with a mail in rebate, & 1 year commitment to T-mobile. Both are still in regular heavy use. They both also play music & movies well stored on an SD card too.

  • Isabella Evamara
    Isabella Evamara 21 day ago

    does max get royalties for that clip you just used at about 2:52? or is she back now?

  • beki tube
    beki tube 23 days ago +1

    Htc desire 12 cost 99€ commes eith 3gb ram /32 rom and is a HTC phone not a Alcatel

  • Thejebe
    Thejebe 24 days ago

    TCL is horrible at software support. I have an Alcatel Idol 4. They promised Android 7.0 a year ago. It's still running Android 6.0. With adware built in. Great hardware, absolutely horrendous software.

  • ogrejd
    ogrejd 27 days ago

    @4:10 - I will never understand foil hats. Why would you want to wrap your head in something that, like with TV and radio antennas, *amplifies* the signal from the Conspiracy's mind control satellites? :P

  • Krishna Pochana
    Krishna Pochana 28 days ago

    Is max back?

  • Google User
    Google User 29 days ago

    Please do not remind me of this horrendous company again. Thank you

  • Isaac Ortega
    Isaac Ortega Month ago

    I'd still prefer the Galaxy J3 phones for $99

  • Zacchi4000
    Zacchi4000 Month ago

    The Alcatel 3C seems a lot better choice, it's 80€ on Amazon and it has a better SoC and a 720p display

  • Adonis Fernández
    Adonis Fernández Month ago

    Umidigi A3 cost 70 dollars on Amazon and has a 12mp dual camera, 5mp front camera, 2gb ram and 16gb internal memory.

  • pikabranch 115
    pikabranch 115 Month ago

    dont listin to him ive had this phone before and its pure shit. i have a phone thats 70 dollers right now and its much better

  • Christopher Bell II

    On Maps Go vs Map: It is not almost an order of magnitude smaller, but 5 orders of magnitude smaller

  • 10,000 subs and only 5 videos

    Remember when 100$ was a lot of money now you can barely get something for it

    • bobs hanery
      bobs hanery Month ago

      Mine was $60 something bucks when signing up. Can watch videos 720, online, talk etc. I don't understand the need for giant screens and all that unneeded power to watch some TheXvid/Facebook and text. ...majority of what people do on phones requires practically nothing.

  • Deadmemexd
    Deadmemexd Month ago


  • Hemanth Shenoy
    Hemanth Shenoy Month ago

    I am glad I live in India when it comes to smartphone selections. We have an insane variety here for prices here, even lesser than $99!

  • darthruneis
    darthruneis Month ago

    I'm quite fond of my ZTE blade v8 pro, which if memory serves I got for ~$150 on newegg, but then got a price drop later on Amazon when my girlfriend got hers:
    Packs quite a punch technically speaking, which is all I really wanted so that I could run a variety of games without shit performance.

  • Aaron Folsom
    Aaron Folsom Month ago +1

    For two years, I had a R1HD (look it up). This device had much better specs and had a good size screen. All for the affordable price of $60!!! Although I since upgraded, this phone suited me well for the time being. The point is, is that there are better options out there if you're willing to look for them.

  • Aaron Folsom
    Aaron Folsom Month ago

    1.5 star earbuds. lol

  • Nikola Berisaj
    Nikola Berisaj Month ago

    You can buy xiaomi redmi 6a for less than a 100$, it has twice as RAM as this, better camera and better processor

  • thewalrus
    thewalrus Month ago

    I paid $100 incl. delivery from China for my Honor 7C and honestly I couldn't be happier. It has literally every feature I need, and more. I never play games on my phone so why invest any more than what I did? Spec-wise the 7C is FAR better than the Alcatel one though.

  • Jessie Miner
    Jessie Miner Month ago

    Lg has some killer phones for below that range that I more highly recommend. The artisto in general is faster with a better screen but you do have to deal with lgs changes to the ui but all phones I get no matter what brand I change the basics to fit my needs but MetroPCS now metro by " the company that stole our idea and pricing model that changed the way people paid for cellphones (side rant.. Metro could have bought T-Mobile in short time hence the great deal in the merger). There's much better phones in this range then shown here

  • austin
    austin Month ago

    I sell Alcatel phones at my store and they always get returned. Trash

  • pacen S
    pacen S Month ago

    You need know Xiaomi Redmi2,only$30~40 2GB RAM 16GB ROM

  • destrierofdark
    destrierofdark Month ago

    I would've probably spat out my coffee if I had some at the 32KB part.

  • Oje Bennett
    Oje Bennett Month ago

    really man, that blu life one x is much better than that crap

  • Tulsiram Mehtere
    Tulsiram Mehtere Month ago

    Can you please do a review of jio phone
    A 20$ feature phone with 4g connectivity and free music, movies ,tvshows and games with all Google Android goo apps

  • the deverdoo
    the deverdoo Month ago

    I wish I had that phone...

    I have a 26 dollar one.

  • Holzkohlen
    Holzkohlen Month ago

    Meh, I mean you can get a Moto G6 play for 120€, the Moto G5S that I use is/wasn't much more expensive either.

  • Farhan Sadik
    Farhan Sadik Month ago

    Linus tech tips you should try xaomi redmy

  • Logan Wightman
    Logan Wightman Month ago

    Buy a alcatel pixie glitz for $5 lol

    CAMPER PRO Month ago

    Or just get a moto G5 budget phone. More expensive than this Alcatel but worth it long-term (less restrictions, full apps, extra speed). If you're gonna spend 100 bucks just get a basic phone like Nokia 3310 (new version). It comes with more speed lols.

  • Women Are Property Get Back In The Kitchen

    It's called 1x cuz it has no 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G instead it has 1x. Just like old times when flip phones showed 1x as the data.

  • Sascha Kuhn
    Sascha Kuhn Month ago

    A lot of value for a phone in this price category. Guess it´s almost enough for like 90% of people because they do chatting, emailing and a little bit surfing the internet.

    • bobs hanery
      bobs hanery Month ago

      I don't get the power in these phones. Like you said majority don't even use it yet they always go out and buy them. I seen people on government housing assistance have new iphones... They can't pay rent but sure have money for the newest phones.

  • Himanshu Deshmukhe
    Himanshu Deshmukhe Month ago

    i use redmi note 4..best budget phone...updated miui10

  • NoWayItsPotato
    NoWayItsPotato Month ago +1

    Redmi Note 5 next pls

  • Dr Strangelove
    Dr Strangelove Month ago

    i had a lenovo k50a40 (k3 Note??) for quite a while and it has 2 GB of ram, 16 GB of upgreadable storage, a large screen, dual sim and a 1080p screen. served me for ages but i got it from greece (im in uk) no not really easy to get/is super obscure. the batery lasts 8 hours of youtube, but i used super low brightness. all in all, couldnt play asphalt 8 but was an amazing phone nontheless. i paid £70 ish second hand off ebay, but beware! this phone is so obsucre there are no screen protectors on ebay wih the camera holes at the top lining up. also the hardware failed pretty quickly (camera 1-2 yrs, touch buttons >1 year, wifi 2-3 yrs). so not really long lasting. it is good for content consumption, but 4 years later the device bootlooped so i had to format it, and i broke it 3-4 mths lager so bought a new phone thereafter.

  • Joe Green
    Joe Green Month ago

    It's possible to side load TheXvid go after installation just go to the app settings and turn on all the permission it will boot normally (Samsung Galaxy Note 8, TheXvid Go 1.41.58)

  • Atticus Nari
    Atticus Nari Month ago

    lmao I got the TheXvid Go app on my Pixel lol

  • SoXD
    SoXD Month ago

    Don't worth , i buy in my country a Samsung S7 for 140 Euro

  • mint
    mint Month ago

    why not just get a used iPhone SE for 100 bucks?
    it's defo snapier than any other phone for that priceclass

  • Tavo Mena
    Tavo Mena Month ago

    Dude, you need to remember that there is third wolrd countries, like mine :D I live in Costa Rica and I can assure you that this is gonna blow on rural areas with old people

  • Dylan Armstrong
    Dylan Armstrong Month ago

    Tbh if this was released before I got my galaxy s9 I would of gotten it

  • Tech Fix
    Tech Fix Month ago

    I am actually watching this on lenovo a5 which has fingerprint sensor, 18:9 aspect ratio, 4000mah battery, 3gb ram, 32gb storage which is only 99USD.

  • Zack Bartness
    Zack Bartness Month ago

    i love the "courage" reference

  • Adam949
    Adam949 Month ago

    Linus that tin foil hat was impressive!

  • * *
    * * Month ago

    No... Blu has way better options!

  • Scriptosaurus rex
    Scriptosaurus rex Month ago

    Remember when $100 was an expensive phone? I do.
    Oh, and damn current Smartphones should be commoditised by now. They are not worth the money, let alone annual upgrades....

  • Sergio Díaz Nila
    Sergio Díaz Nila Month ago

    dude, at least take the time to make a prettier tin foil hat, shaped like magneto's helmet so you look even crazier.
    this kind of phones are useful for secondary lines for those annoying things like subscribing to services you need that you know they are going to stalk you with telemarketing.

  • AlissonSv2
    AlissonSv2 Month ago

    So... You guys can't dowload TheXvid Go on normal phones?

  • jose osorio
    jose osorio Month ago


  • jose osorio
    jose osorio Month ago

    linus allways rights ON!!! #venezuela

  • Chef Jan
    Chef Jan Month ago

    I only upgraded my phone this year. Before that, I used an Alcatel Flash 2 for a few years. About $110. 2gb ram and MTK processor. I worked with the camera and still produced good shots. I can also run PUBG Mobile. Not at high settings but useable.

    • Chef Jan
      Chef Jan Month ago

      Oh and the Alcatel Flash 2 also runs stock Android.

  • Mustafa Kamal
    Mustafa Kamal Month ago

    So basically the video is about android go.

  • Andres Barrientos
    Andres Barrientos Month ago

    Lol you can buy a Sony z5 in eBay for 100$

  • Luke Quinn
    Luke Quinn Month ago

    8min advertisement

  • Tsz Fung Li
    Tsz Fung Li Month ago

    2:46 MAX!!!

  • phildev
    phildev Month ago

    99dollars for 1gb of ram... LOL that must be a joke.. there are tons of better options for around the same kind of money that do have 3gb of ram... and yes oreo on board...

  • Saar2908
    Saar2908 Month ago

    No split screen
    No me buying a phone with Android go

  • 7KOF
    7KOF Month ago +1


  • Kushal Ghosh
    Kushal Ghosh Month ago

    You should seriously look at Realme C1 if you wanna talk about USD100 mark.
    I bought Realme C1 3 weeks ago from amazon at Rs. 7000!
    And trust me it'll blow your mind when you'll look at the specs.

  • Tom F
    Tom F Month ago

    This thing basically has the hardware of the lenovo tab2 A7-10F wich ran android 5 fine.

  • Mehdi mido
    Mehdi mido Month ago

    Courage lol.

  • QuantumBraced
    QuantumBraced Month ago

    Aren't there other phones in that price range that run full Android?

  • Daniel
    Daniel Month ago

    People don’t really need expensive phones to be honest. Most people just use their phone to watch TheXvid.

  • TB Tech
    TB Tech Month ago

    Urmmmmm u can get a s6 for that much even s 6 edge or s7 active all refurbished grade c but waaaaaay better

  • Shubhank .G
    Shubhank .G Month ago

    Please make video on Samsung Galaxy A9 quard camera (war of more cameras in present smartphones)please 😇

  • Unlimited Bits Gaming

    I feel like a lot of us average folk are aware that there are many devices similiar to this one and in the same price range that are perfectly usable. You don't get awesome cameras, or the best speeds, or the newest software, etc, but if you don't want to drop a small fortune to get a decent phone (I sure as hell don't), there's a lot of choices out there. It's just that you big tech youtubers don't feature them.

  • Jacques B
    Jacques B Month ago +1

    that one 1GB is going to be a problem

    • AnarickTheDevil
      AnarickTheDevil Month ago

      Ya especially when you could get an older model of there phone with 2gb for $39.99

  • Michał Cywiński
    Michał Cywiński Month ago

    Even Xiaomi Redmi 4A is better

  • Azman TheBroKid
    Azman TheBroKid Month ago

    Please try the Umidigi A3

  • Jeff o.
    Jeff o. Month ago

    My 129.00 Motorola phone is way better.

  • KnownBarkerT
    KnownBarkerT Month ago +1

    The LG Stylo 3 is a nice phone for something around that price range

  • Lone Wanderer
    Lone Wanderer Month ago

    I have a acatel Raven for $45

  • CrAzYgIrL
    CrAzYgIrL Month ago

    THis has been a long time coming. In few years, this could be great. If not, I'll step in with my own lightweight mobile fork of Android because fuck that noise.

  • Lors
    Lors Month ago

    Alcatel phones are cheap but they are quite shit but that's what you will get from a cheap phone all it mztters is them trying

    • Lors
      Lors Month ago

      I'd say if you are looking for a decent budget phone you should get a huawei p smart or honor 9

  • World Domination
    World Domination Month ago

    Ever heard of companies such as xiamo,honor and Nokia.

  • Johnathan8738
    Johnathan8738 Month ago

    1GB of ram

  • KJB
    KJB Month ago

    You can buy an iPhone 6 for $100 and even though it runs slow, the performance seems like it would be much better than this phone.

  • Leo Dettweiler
    Leo Dettweiler Month ago

    You should talk about the umidigi a1pro

  • Austin Martín Hernández

    This is a horrible example of a $99 budget phone. My last phone only costed that much and it was a 6" phablet with a 1080p display, 13mp and 2mp(two cameras) on the back, 16gb storage, 2gb ram. I had gta san andreas on it and it ran perfectly fine.

  • gameflux
    gameflux Month ago

    No thank you !

  • Anthony M
    Anthony M Month ago

    Whats up with the super quiet background music

  • Greengem
    Greengem Month ago

    Or get a Xiaomi/Used Galaxy S7.

  • Chomar
    Chomar Month ago

    I got a refurb lg v10 for $100 which I've had no problems with. I will never buy a new phone again when u can get a pre owned phone with incredible specs for cheaper. I'd rather have a 3 year old Ferrari then a brand new corolla.

  • Carlos Finch
    Carlos Finch Month ago

    There are loads of few year old flagships that are cheaper than this. LG G3/G4 are sub $65/$75. iPhone SE 32gb is $99 refurbished.

  • Marky Shaw
    Marky Shaw Month ago

    I tried one of these exact phones to use as a test device for trying out Microsoft Intune policies. Unfortunately Android Go has no real support for enterprise stuff. I couldn't even add a regular Office 365 account for some reason. But, I don't imagine most business-users picking up one of these. Otherwise, it's a fairly decent phone for the price. Reminds me of the Nokia 510 running Windows Phone 8 which was super cheap and had plenty modern features. There's definitely a market for these kinds of phones. I just wish they would improve the Feature Phone instead of the Smart Phone.

  • Mohamed Hamza
    Mohamed Hamza Month ago

    there is something very unsettling about the fact that you can make a tin foil hat that fast

  • Pedro Santana
    Pedro Santana Month ago

    Android Wear not be available on Android Go makes sense, who buys a 100$ phone and goes ahead a buys a smartwatch, a good one cost at least 150$.

  • Mc GetRekt
    Mc GetRekt Month ago

    UMIDIGI A3, costs $80, has dual rear cameras, fingerprint scanner, 720x1400 display, quad core mediatek 2gb ram, 16gb storage and 5.5inch screen

  • Seán McG H
    Seán McG H Month ago

    Still looks better than my phone

  • eNBee
    eNBee Month ago

    0:07 HOLD UP
    Are you saying that a stupid phone is worth as much as my computer?

  • Riot games
    Riot games Month ago

    moto e4 is 79.99 and has a 720p screen and better specs with fingerprint reader

  • Crispy Terone
    Crispy Terone Month ago

    Tbh phones can be muuuuch cheaper. Here you can buy a ZTE Axon 7 (not mini) for 130€ incl tax. (which is 19% in Germany).
    64GB 4GB Ram 1440p oled.

  • Steve Shu
    Steve Shu Month ago

    Why not buy a redmi