- Alcatel Idol 4 is a mid-range smartphone and is the regular variant and smaller brother of the impressive Alcatel Idol 4S. This more-affordable smartphone, comes with a Full HD display, an octa-core processor, decent memory, and Android Marshmallow.
Alcatel Idol 4 is also multimedia-focused and the device comes with bundled VR headset providing a way for the happening VR experience. The smartphone measures 147×72.5×7.1mm and weighs just 135 grams.
Design and Display
One of the most impressive factor of the Idol 4 is its design. The Alcatel Idol 4 has a body made of premium materials – metal and glass unibody design which is surprisingly lightweight to hold.
The phone sports a smaller 5.2-inch full-HD IPS LTPS display, compared to the 5.5-inch behemoth on the OneTouch Idol 4S, it offers a resolution of 1080×1920-pixels at a density of 424 ppi.
The display also provides multi-touch feature up to 10 fingers. The smartphone measures 147×72.5×7.1mm and weigh just 135 grams. Alcatel Idol 4 is available in color variants such as Dark Grey, Gold, and Metal Silver.
The frame of the phone is metallic ensuring a premium feel. On the top, you get a 3.5mm audio out jack and a secondary noise cancellation microphone. At the bottom edge of the Idol 4 there is a micro USB port and microphone.
Camera and Storage
In terms of optics, the Alcatel Idol 4 has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with touch focus and dual-LED flash for great quality images.
Another amazing 8-megapixel front-facing shooter with flash and a wide-angle lens is provided on the front of Alcatel Idol 4. It has a real-time face-detection feature for selfies you will love to share.
The camera of Idol 4 provides you a good range of shooting modes like slo-mo, micro video and a full manual mode as well as panorama. Moreover, Alcatel has an integrated Fyuse app which allows capturing subject from multiple angles. The Alcatel Idol 4 has a real-time face beautification feature in its camera app. According to the company the cameras perform exceptionally well even in low light.
Performance and OS
The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage for keeping your pictures and other stuffs and it can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.
Alcatel Idol is armed with an 1.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with Adreno 405 graphic chip. You should expect the Alcatel Idol 4 to deliver powerful performance, although not at the same level as the Idol 4S. It may not be a class-leading, performance device but competent.
The hardware is good enough to handle most day to day usage scenarios including full HD videos and occasional gaming.
The Alcatel Idol 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system which provides users with the best of features and capabilities.
The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a Non-removable Li-Ion 2610 mAh battery placed inside the rear panel, though it may not be really big enough for a modern Android phone. Impressively, the Alcatel Idol 4 comes with Quick charge support which gains battery from 0 to 100 percent in two hours. The company claims the device provides a standby up to 520 hours on 3G data and 15 hours of talk time.
The Alcatel Idol 4 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone. It accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G and 4G.
Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope. It also features multi-functional dedicated ‘Boom key’that can be found on the Alcatel Idol 4S and this is an additional context-sensitive button found mid-way up the right hand edge of the phone.
Alcatel Idol 4 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Alcatel Idol 4:
Platform: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Processor: ARM Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.5 GHz
GPU: Adreno 405
Memory: 2GB RAM
Dimension: 147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm
Weight: 132 g
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
SIM Count: Optional Dual SIM
Display: 5.2-inch Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels, multi-touch
Display Protection: LTPS, OGS, Full lamination technology
Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, HD Video 1080p @30fps
Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Front Camera: 8MP Camera
Built-in Storage: 16GB
Memory Card Support: MicroSD
Bundled Cloud Storage: –
2G GSM: Yes
2G CDMA 1X: No
3G WCDMA: Yes
3G CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
CDMA EVDO: No
4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push Emails: Yes
Email Protocol: –
Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
3.5mm Jack: Yes
Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Fingerprint Scanner: No
Iris Scanner: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Wireless Charging: No
Built-in Mobile Payment: No
Water Resistant: No
Dust Resistant: No
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: No
Battery: Li-Ion 2610 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
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