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Alcatel Idol 4

Specifications

Alcatel Idol 4
Alcatel Idol 4 (One Touch Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 8 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
5.20 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 565 PPI, AMOLED, 16M colors Live UI (Parallax UI) 2.5D glass, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, NFC, Sensors: G-Sensor, E-compass, Hall sensor, Gyroscope 3x reversible audio and screen
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900) UMTS 1/2/5/8 (6055K, 6055P, 6055B) UMTS 1/2/4/5/8 (6055H) HSPA+ 42 Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink 4G - Support up to Cat 4, LTE B1/3/7/8/20/28A (6055K, 6055P), LTE B2/3/4/7/13/17/28 (6055B), LTE B2/3/4/5/7/12/17/27/28 (60, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.1 x 147 x 72.5 ( = 0.28 x 5.79 x 2.85 in)
Battery
2610 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 15 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 15 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 520 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 520 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix 6P lens, dual-tone led flash, Aperture: f2.0, sensor size: 1/2.8”, pixel size: 1.12µm, 2K@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix FF, pixel size: 1.12µm, Wide-viewing angle (84°), parallax selfie
Weight
135 g ( = 4.76 oz / 0.3 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 80.2% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 74%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alcatel Idol 4

Alcatel Idol 4 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English Archive.org version
The Alcatel Idol 4 has 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable (up to 512GB) using a microSD card. The smartphone also has a 2610mAh battery and supports Quick Charge version 2.0. In terms of connectivity options, it offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2016
Alcatel Idol 4 Review: Mid-range standout
Source: Mobile Syrup English Archive.org version
The Idol 4 is a $300 phone outright, making it cheaper than others in this category. The two lingering issues are longevity from battery life and Android updates. Motorola’s G4 Plus is available now for $350-$400, depending on the vendor, and is being sold unlocked at Costco now for $349.99. The DTEK50 is available unlocked from BlackBerry directly for $429.99.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2016
70% Alcatel Idol 4 Review
Source: Phone World English Archive.org version
Alcatel idol 4 is high spec device which can compete the other giants like Samsung. The device is packed with 3GB RAM, 13MP back camera, 8MP front camera and full HD supportive. Most importantly it is available at very affordable price as compare to the other flagship devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

89% Alcatel Idol 4
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 89% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Mittelklasse mit Dreh
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2016
83% Alcatel One Touch Idol 4
Source: Connect - Heft 09/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Alcatel Idol 4 und Acaltel Idol 4s zwei ungleiche Brüder
Source: Curved German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2016
80% Dreh Mich Wie Du Willst
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Alcatel Idol 4: análisis en español de una auténtica belleza
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
Alcatel Idol 4 Review En Español
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; compact size; decent hardware; good cameras. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/02/2017
Alcatel Idol 4: La Recensione E I Pro E Contro
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good screen; good front camera; nice design. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2016
66% Test : Alcatel Idol 4, le smartphone qui se démarque surtout par son design
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60%
89% Alcatel IDOL 4 İncelemesi: Cam ve Metal Tasarım, Güçlü Hoparlörler
Source: Inceleme.co TR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% display: 85% mobility: 86% workmanship: 92%
87% Alcatel IDOL 4'ü A'dan Z'ye test ettik!
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 90% performance: 90%
87% Alcatel Idol 4 incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 87%
Тест-обзор молодёжного смартфона-флагмана Alcatel Idol 4
Source: Yamobi RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Slim size; quality screen; good performance; support LTE; decent camera; good sound. Negative: Uncomfortable unlock button; sim and microSD are on the same slot; average ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2016
77% Test af Alcatel Idol 4: Fiks mobil med et par gode overraskelser
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


617 MSM8952: Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.20":

It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Alcatel:

Alcatel is a French telecommunications company originally founded in 1898. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of cell phones, fixed-line phones, networking and communications solutions, and other telecommunications products. Alcatel is headquartered in Paris, France, and operates worldwide.

The telecommunications equipment manufacturer merged in 2006 to form Alcatel-Lucent. Various business units were sold to other companies, so the Alcatel brand name is used by different companies nowadays. The brand names "Alcatel One Touch" and "Alcatel Idol" are used by the Chinese company TCL for smartphones and tablets.


80.2%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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