This is the king of multimedia pfones!and that's exactly what I wan
That JBL speakers are the best in the world!!!waves maxx audio is magic...that mix music player is crazy!!!it mix your tracks like a real dj...automatic!!!
And the screen is beautiful...100% natural...!good job alcatel!
Mynde, 29 Jul 2016Please tell my what should i pick up? Alcatel idol 4 or Nexus 5x?Depends of Your needs. Idol 4 is good for music (sound quality), Nexus 5x for everything else.
trisha, 29 Jul 2016Can you help me, I want to buy a new phone but i don't understand much in cellphones. Can you ... moretrisha Alcatel idol 4 is best.. u have to buy this one without any doubt.... thank u
trisha, 29 Jul 2016Can you help me, I want to buy a new phone but i don't understand much in cellphones. Can you ... moreFrom your list the best way is Alcatel idol 4. Because these phone have very weak processor
Can you help me, I want to buy a new phone but i don't understand much in cellphones. Can you tell me which one is better alcatel idol 4, samsung galaxy a3, samsung galaxy j5 or htc desire 825?
Thank you :D
Linas, 29 Jul 2016Alcatel 4 or nexus 5x 32gb?I skkipped Nexus 5x for Idol 4, as Idol 4 have dual sim support. But turned out, that Idol 4 had serious network and dual sim problems I returned Idol 4. As Nexus 2016 is coming soon, I will wait for it.
Rama, 27 Jul 2016Because i really want to buy this phoneSo buy it...than u meke your own opinion.if you don't like it send it back and u get your money beck..hoe simple is that?
I'm on vodafone carrier and i don't have signal issues...it's true that in compare with idol 3,idol 4 shows on the bar a litle less signal but if u look at tha phone status the values are the same...speed network is higher on idol 4..33mb/sec vs 28mb/sec
Please tell me someone who uses ALCATEL idol 4! Is it really bad with network connection? Coo Factory a made a mistake ?
Druid, 27 Jul 2016From what i've gathered from forums and comments, it feels that Nexus 5X is better choice than... moreAbout updates, at least I got one (July) security update. About network problems, they exists. Also users in Russian forum are complaining. Quote from there
( http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=750083&view=findpost&p=51524300 ) with help of Google translate:
"The reception quality is 20 percent less than in all my previous smart phones and smart phones, which are now owned by relatives and colleagues. :( If there are places where the antenna at all shows the 3G reception 2-3 sticks, then dumped in Alcatel 2G. And even in an apartment where I had never seen anything to me at full 3G antenna was not filled now shows half of the antenna and also can switch to 2G."
I also got replacement, same problem and the replacement had much worst display tone (kind of green and dark).
Phone heats, but they all do. Idol 4 uses front led also for notification led, so it's only white and too bright. Also Dual SIM is somehow "locked" for any third party app (tested with many and also one app developer tried all the tricks without any success), so forget any kind automatic SIM selection based contacts or groups, as it's not allowed by Idol. It's very annoying.
Front sound, ear speakers and loudspeakers are same, quality it's good for them who listen music, but it's bad for phone calls, as sound contains too much low frequencies, and if I increase volume to hear better, then also everybody near me hears everything.
Boot loader is locked. No root available. Matrix Flip Case is not included. VR is pointless for me, I'd better get it without VR (available in Russia).
So it's good phone to watch movies and listen music, but overpriced and mainly due network problems (I don't think it's software, but rather hardware issue) I return mine and wait for new Nexus or some alternative, 5-5,2" Qualcomm powered phone. Sadly, the selection is almost none.
Cristymc, 27 Jul 2016The reason i buyed idol 4 is that a had an idol3 for an year and i loved it.i don't choose my ... moreExactly!
I also thought about this product, the only drawback probably processor 2016
The reason i buyed idol 4 is that a had an idol3 for an year and i loved it.i don't choose my phone by it's name or brand...i just like phones with many interesting features...i'll never downgrade to a phone with only mono sound because is huge defference.i like slim and beaitifull design..that reversible feature is very very usefull and cool...and that boomkey who allows u to take photos in standby mode is the big + in idol4...there are some features cool and hot that any phone should have them....it's very easy for me to make my phones to run the way i want whitout root
There are many phones whith good performance in this price tag,but they are only simple borring phones
Idol 4 has dragontrail on the back and gorilla glass 3 in front.u can see the diference by looking at it...dragontrail glass is always a little foggy.i use my phone whitout case and screen protector.i droped it 3 or 4 times when i got in or out from my car...nothing hapend!no scraches!i don't know nothing about snapdragon 617 how bad it is but in this phone works fine...samsung j7 use same procesor
From what i've gathered from forums and comments, it feels that Nexus 5X is better choice than Idol 4, i am still not fully sure which one i am getting, but no fingerprint sensor, no gorilla glass (it has dragontrail, but i heard it is less scratch resistant glass), lazy updates from Alcatel (as i've heard from comments about their previous phone, it might not be true for this), worse processor (i am not fully sure of it, but it seems like 617 is not really good from the comments), worse network sensitivity (at least what Vau said below in his comment got me worried, it might no be the case for others though), no 4G+ (if i am correct, so no higher network speeds where it is available) .
On the other hand, Alcatel has fantastic audio quality, better build quality, better cameras. Probably a better choice for a multimedia phone, but i am not so sure about it anymore since what i am searching is a fast phone with a good performance for normal daily use (even if good audio is a big plus), which is not going to be abandoned by developer after the launch.