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1040 - £10


All features

Date Announced01/01/2012
Operating SystemDevice Specific OS
Storage Capacity0.03 GB
Big ButtonBig Button
Screen Size1.8"
Performance Rating1
Battery Life5 Hours
Dual SimDual Sim

Available Colours

Why this smartphone is built for you


The Alcatel 1040

The Alcatel 1040 is a basic phone that excels at making calls and sending texts.


This phone has a 1.8 inch screen that displays in 114PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.


This phone does not have a camera.


Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 1 out of 100.

Battery Life

The 1040 has an estimated battery life of around 5 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 400mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.


1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Alcatel 1040 comes with 0.03GB internal storage. This phone does not have an expandable memory card slot.

Dual SIM

This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the 1040D) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.


The 1040 has an FM radio and an MP3 player.


This is a basic mobile phone that would be perfect as a second phone for nights out or holidays. As it only costs £10, any criticisms that could be aimed at this device are rendered pretty much irrelevant.