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 ?
AnonD-564170, 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.
Rama, 26 Jul 2016.....And Alcatel 4 has gyroscope, Nexus 5x don't have. I can't play Pokemon GO with nexus :DNexus 5X has gyroscope too, at least it is mentioned in the features in every site.
Cristymc, 26 Jul 2016P.S. Almost any android with a mid-range quality can work smooth and fine but you have to kno... moreIn asus device you dont have to root phone, there's app called "asus link" which you can see and control phone/tablet via pc
AnonD-564961, 26 Jul 2016Redmi Note 3, for a smaller phone I recommend the Nexus 5X. Just depends on what you want you ... more.....And Alcatel 4 has gyroscope, Nexus 5x don't have. I can't play Pokemon GO with nexus :D
AnonD-564961, 26 Jul 2016Redmi Note 3, for a smaller phone I recommend the Nexus 5X. Just depends on what you want you ... moreNo, I'm not gonna buy 4s, I'm buying idol 4 (299Â€). I viewed Nexus 5x also, it's good phone, but front facing camera not so good as alcatel 4 + it has LED.Also alcatel 4 have many camera modes, and with VR. In Nexus 5x there's no sd card slot, which is pretty bad. One thing that separates it is the processor . Alcatel 4 wins in all cases excluding processor and fingerprint. Plus it has VR&JBL including AND best sound quality, boom key.
Cristymc, 26 Jul 2016I'm not a gamer at all but i installed one game...deer chasing sniper shooter 3d...and i playe... moreP.S.
Almost any android with a mid-range quality can work smooth and fine but you have to know what to do with it...for example...deactivate screen animations from developer options...deactivate all apps u don't need...i don't use google play store,only alcatel's store..i don't use google account or any app who runs in background by itself...to bad i can't post a screen recorder to see how smooth and fast is idol 4 or even idol 3 or huawey p8 lite if u know to manage the android os
Cristymc, 26 Jul 2016I'm not a gamer at all but i installed one game...deer chasing sniper shooter 3d...and i playe... moreNo, I'm not gamer at all. Just wondering whether this effort to such phone games. I'm planning to have this phone 2 or more years, I thinking whether it lag after some time cuz 617 isint very good processor
Rama, 25 Jul 2016What phone should I buy? Alcatel idol 4 or Xiaomi redmi note 3?Redmi Note 3, for a smaller phone I recommend the Nexus 5X. Just depends on what you want you want, a phablet or standard sized phone? Don't buy an SD617 phone because it sucks ok.
And just in case you want my opinion on the Idol 4s, well it cost $399 and that is ridiculous, considering you could get the much, much better One Plus 3 for the same price.
Rama, 26 Jul 2016Thanks for the widespread information, but how about gaming performance? Snapdragon 617 isin'... moreI'm not a gamer at all but i installed one game...deer chasing sniper shooter 3d...and i played about 10min....i can't play more 'cause it's borring for me....ok...the image is nice...smooth..no lag.the phone got worm after 5-6 mins but that happens in VR to...it's becouse is covered with glass and the frame...well...it's very hard to tell but believe me..is not metal...is plastic made to look like metal...for an easy gamer is ok but if you like to play many games one after another hours and hours i don't think this phone is good for you..maybe idol 4s