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

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  • PlatinumEagleStudio's
    PlatinumEagleStudio's 10 days ago

    Okay sol maybe I have a newer version of the TheXvid app, but my 2018 Nokia 2.1 has Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition, and it lets me write comments. So maybe the 1X Linus reviewed isn't fully up to date, because my TheXvid app on my Nokia lets me write comments.

  • Gary Bishop
    Gary Bishop 21 day ago

    WTF is this little bitch banging on about???

  • Daniel K
    Daniel K Month ago

    shity phone for 99$, there are many better chinese phones for 99$

  • Kitty Digs
    Kitty Digs Month ago

    Alcatel are crap!

  • Deshiloh Ramsey
    Deshiloh Ramsey Month ago +1

    Do you know why I came to watch this video because I have one

  • boba_bee
    boba_bee 2 months ago

    This phone should be sold at 10$ cus that’s what it’s worth because It’s garbage

  • Dawin Alexander
    Dawin Alexander 3 months ago

    Fuck that I'm not Hanna buy that phone

  • epic gamer
    epic gamer 3 months ago +1

    What if you buy 20 of these use the parts and make your own phone 20 gb ram

  • gaurav jeyaram
    gaurav jeyaram 4 months ago

    amazing phone with mediatek chipset

  • Abhishek Kumar
    Abhishek Kumar 4 months ago

    Cool video... I kinda liked the phone.. which Mediatek processor is used and is it available in India?

  • bhavin rajput
    bhavin rajput 4 months ago

    it does seem like a really nice phone bro! plus i totally trust mediatek in terms of performance

  • InfiniWolf
    InfiniWolf 4 months ago

    My first phone was an Alcatel from 2015. It only had enough room for 3 apps

  • Lance Velarde
    Lance Velarde 4 months ago

    He looked like Tin Foil Vader at 4:09

  • firerabbit811
    firerabbit811 4 months ago

    My phone was $100 brand new when I bought it in late 2017. It has 32gb of storage, a fingerprint reader, dual cameras on the back, a 6 inch screen, and a 3400 mAh battery. Tell the truth: phone prices have become inflated in a very short period of time.

  • Bernice Panders
    Bernice Panders 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Jarrad Kertész
    Jarrad Kertész 5 months ago

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

  • Masternd887
    Masternd887 5 months ago

    Blu r1 hd

  • A- Shotter
    A- Shotter 5 months 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 5 months 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 Rhoslyn
    Isabella Rhoslyn 5 months ago

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

  • beki tube
    beki tube 5 months ago +1

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

  • Thejebe
    Thejebe 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

    Is max back?

  • Google User
    Google User 6 months ago

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

  • Isaac Ortega
    Isaac Ortega 6 months ago

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

  • Zacchi4000
    Zacchi4000 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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
    Christopher Bell II 6 months ago

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

  • Gamèlyzed
    Gamèlyzed 6 months ago

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

    • bobs hanery
      bobs hanery 6 months 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 6 months ago


  • Hemanth Shenoy
    Hemanth Shenoy 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

    1.5 star earbuds. lol

  • Nikola Berishaj
    Nikola Berishaj 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • pacen S
    pacen S 6 months ago

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

  • destrierofdark
    destrierofdark 6 months ago

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

  • Oje Bennett
    Oje Bennett 6 months ago

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

  • Tulsiram Mehtere
    Tulsiram Mehtere 6 months 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

  • OfficialOrangeKolorKlan

    I wish I had that phone...

    I have a 26 dollar one.

  • Holzkohlen
    Holzkohlen 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

    Linus tech tips you should try xaomi redmy

  • Logan Wightman
    Logan Wightman 6 months ago

    Buy a alcatel pixie glitz for $5 lol

    CAMPER PRO 6 months 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.

  • Sascha Kuhn
    Sascha Kuhn 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • NoWayItsPotato
    NoWayItsPotato 6 months ago +1

    Redmi Note 5 next pls

  • fab
    fab 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

    lmao I got the TheXvid Go app on my Pixel lol

  • SoXD
    SoXD 6 months ago

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

  • mint
    mint 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • Pavan TechFix
    Pavan TechFix 6 months 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 6 months ago

    i love the "courage" reference

  • Adam949
    Adam949 6 months ago

    Linus that tin foil hat was impressive!

  • **
    ** 6 months ago

    No... Blu has way better options!

  • Scriptosaurus rex
    Scriptosaurus rex 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • jose osorio
    jose osorio 6 months ago


  • jose osorio
    jose osorio 6 months ago

    linus allways rights ON!!! #venezuela

  • Chef Jan
    Chef Jan 6 months 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 6 months ago

      Oh and the Alcatel Flash 2 also runs stock Android.

  • Mustafa Kamal
    Mustafa Kamal 6 months ago

    So basically the video is about android go.

  • Andres Barrientos
    Andres Barrientos 6 months ago

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

  • Luke Quinn
    Luke Quinn 6 months ago

    8min advertisement

  • Tsz Fung Li
    Tsz Fung Li 6 months ago

    2:46 MAX!!!

  • phildev
    phildev 6 months 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 6 months ago +1

    No split screen
    No me buying a phone with Android go

  • 7KOF
    7KOF 6 months ago +1


  • Kushal Ghosh
    Kushal Ghosh 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • Mehdi mido
    Mehdi mido 6 months ago

    Courage lol.

  • QuantumBraced
    QuantumBraced 6 months ago

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

  • Daniel
    Daniel 6 months ago

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

  • TB Tech
    TB Tech 6 months ago

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

  • Focus Guy
    Focus Guy 6 months ago

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

  • Unlimited Bits Gaming
    Unlimited Bits Gaming 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago +1

    that one 1GB is going to be a problem

    • AnarickTheDevil
      AnarickTheDevil 6 months ago

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

  • Michał Cywiński
    Michał Cywiński 6 months ago

    Even Xiaomi Redmi 4A is better

    GAMER BOY BD 6 months ago

    Please try the Umidigi A3

  • Edward Snowden
    Edward Snowden 7 months ago

    My 129.00 Motorola phone is way better.

  • KnownBarkerT
    KnownBarkerT 7 months ago +1

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

  • Lone Wanderer
    Lone Wanderer 7 months ago

    I have a acatel Raven for $45

  • CrAzYgIrL
    CrAzYgIrL 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

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

  • KJB
    KJB 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

    No thank you !

  • Anthony M
    Anthony M 7 months ago

    Whats up with the super quiet background music