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The Alcatel A3 XL is a big phone on a budget

At CES 2017, Alcatel unveiled the A3 XL, a 6-inch phablet made to be affordable.

Gordon Gottsegen
Gordon Gottsegen is a tech writer who has experience working at publications like Wired. He loves testing out new gadgets and complaining about them. He is the ghost of all failed Kickstarters.
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Alcatel unveiled the A3 XL at CES in Las Vegas.

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The A3 XL lives up to its name with a whopping 6-inch display.

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Despite its size, the phone sells for a reasonable price of $200. Pricing for the UK and Australia haven't been announced, but the US price converts to £164 and AU$277.

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While the A3 XL may only have 8 GB of storage to start with, you can add up to 32 GB with a MicroSD card.

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Other features include an 8-megapixel rear camera for HD photos and videos, and a fingerprint sensor for extra security.

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Check out our First Take on the Alcatel A3 XL to see how it stacks up against other affordable smartphones.

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