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Alcatel Idol 4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Alcatel Idol 4. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel Idol 4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jon Mundy (

Alcatel Idol 4 review


A phone with a lot to offer, but without the battery to back it up

Stereo speakers ; Decent screen ; Competent camera

Bad battery life ; Phone isn't up to rendering VR ; Mediocre performance

Alcatel has packed some eye-catching features into this highly affordable phone, including a VR headset, a metal-and-glass design, and stereo speakers. But a subpar VR experience and poor battery life have us questioning its priorities.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (

Alcatel Idol 4


Alcatel Idol 4 Smartphone was launched in February 2016, comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: IrinaLi (

The phone looks very cool


Gorgeous phone for a good price. Son very happy. Delivery for 4 days.

May, 2017

Consumer review by: I Ntuk (

Sim Free Alcatel Idol 4 Plus Mobile Phone- Dark Grey


The phone features are lovely but battery life is a disappointment. It can not last the whole day even with 2 or 3 phone calls. I don't use the phone often but the battery will be gone within a twinkle of an eye.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Alcatel IDOL 4 Plus


all in all a very good smart phone.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Robert (

Alcatel IDOL 4 Plus


Good size, feels and looks good. Comes with flip holder or solid back protector. Good size Ram. Easy set up.

Only reason not 10 all round is battery life could be better, although not a problem and easily lasts me into 2 days, and the annoying pop up apps trying to encourage me to install them. This seems common with most phones though based on reviews I read...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Alex (

Alcatel IDOL 4 Plus



Non so far

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Abel (

Alcatel IDOL 4 Plus


Vdr is included in price.

Contacts Google must come installed from the factory

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Aleksandra (

Alcatel IDOL 4 Plus


Phone has great loudspeakers and the whole package is outstanding. Mobile comes with wide array of accessories - good headphones, mobile cases (one back and one front&back), screen protector, VR glasses. So far system is working impeccably even with...

Long time of charging. Also for the first few days battery was going down really fast, but it seems to be better now. I expected a little better quality of night photos, but as for a mid-range smartphone it is still good.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: amy (

Alcatel IDOL 4 Plus


this is an epic little phone, it is just as good as a new samsung. Do not let the brand put you off, the screen quality is amazing.

i have come down from apple so getting used to android again is tough also there was a fault with the clock when i first turned it on had to reformat the phone a few days later but i think this was an app issue as opposed to a hardware issue. Reset...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1800 / 2160 / 2610 / 3000
Battery recharge time:1.583 / 2 / 2.25 / 2.5
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:23 / 25
Standby time (2G):335 / 415 / 520
Standby time (3G):450 / 520
Standby time (4G):520
Talk time (2G):15 / 18 / 7.2
Talk time (3G):15 / 17 / 3.2

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y / Yes
Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30 / 60
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 2560x1440@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Brand colour:Darl Grey
Colour of product:Black / Black, Champagne, Gold / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Grey
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.9 / 13.2 / 14
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1440 x 2560 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 540 x 960
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:1 / 3


Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC+, LC-AAC / AAC+, LC-AAC, PCM, Vorbis / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WAV / AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3 / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,PCM,Vorbis,WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VP8, VP9 / AVC, H.263, H.264, VP8, VP9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, VP9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4-SP, VP8, VP9 / MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay: Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Carrying case:Y / Yes
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405 / Adreno 510
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
Lightning connector: No
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor Model:617 / MSM 8952 / MSM 8952-3 / MSM 8976 / MT6577


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 6 / 6.0 / 6.0 (Marshmallow) / 6.0 Marshmallow / M
vCard:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024 / 3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32 / 512
RAM capacity:1 / 3
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:10


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour :Y
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.99 / 7.1 / 7.9
Height :13.3 / 14.7 / 147 / 15.4
Weight:110 / 135 / 149
Width:6.75 / 7.25 / 7.54 / 72.5