Ats, 11 Jul 2016Hmm, as the product is dispatched from and sold by Amazon, then Amazon will have my complaint ... moreI don't care about that anymore, because I've sent my Idol 4 and Idol 4S back to amazon. The phones are really nice, but currently it seems that they didn't reconnect to mobile datas when you're leaving a wifi-network (or switching manually back). Only a restart of the phone (or sometimes the activated flightmode) is getting the mobile data network back. So I am waiting for the first (or maybe 2nd) Update for these phones and I'll get these phones a little bit cheaper then. ;)
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2016Package doesn't include the matrix flip case!! That's a mistake on the amazon homepage, I alre... moreHmm, as the product is dispatched from and sold by Amazon, then Amazon will have my complaint and they will deal with it. Also You should demand the case or refund for the amount of the case cost.
Ats, 10 Jul 2016I'm still waiting mine from amazon.de and won't buy extra case before, as package includes Mat... morePackage doesn't include the matrix flip case!! That's a mistake on the amazon homepage, I already shared this mistake to them but it seems that no one cares about that. The original package includes a simple polycarbonate case that could be bought for a few Â€. The matrix flipcase costs about 25-30 Â€ and has some extra features.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2016I bought it from very.co.uk they shipped it out to me early. It came with the VR. I'll look in... moreI'm still waiting mine from amazon.de and won't buy extra case before, as package includes Matrix FlipCase.
About battery, disable all unused apps, adjust Doze mode, it should help.
Ats, 06 Jul 2016In russian forums, users told about constant active battery mode, that phone won't enter into ... moreI bought it from very.co.uk they shipped it out to me early. It came with the VR. I'll look into the battery issue. So far everything else about the phone continues to be impressive. The dual speakers are great and the overall performance of Android is good. I've just received my fitbag sleeve from Germany today. I highly recommend them. I have one for my Lumia and my friends also bought them after seeing the quality of mine.
Anonymous, 05 Jul 2016I've had the idol 4 for about a week now. Everything about the phone is great apart from the b... moreIn russian forums, users told about constant active battery mode, that phone won't enter into deep sleep mode, as some monitoring app prevents it. And from where did you buy it? Amazon uk doesn't sell it and in amazon.de it costs 304Â€ includin VR stuff.
Finaly... I got the idol 4 today! I have one word about it:OUTSTANDING!!!!
Buy it.,! You won't regret it!
I've had the idol 4 for about a week now. Everything about the phone is great apart from the battery life. My previous phone was a lumia 1520 which has a larger capacity battery but also a six inch screen. The battery life on the lumia is much better. The idol 4 seems to drain the battery very quickly. I'm wondering if it's a faulty battery unit as I've heard no mention of the battery life being poor. Other than the poor battery performance the phone performs great and the dual stereo speakers are fantastic. The screen is bright and produces vivid colours. The camera is nothing special but seeing as my lumia has a 20MP with OIS I guess it's to be expected. Its a very lightweight phone but still feels like a quality product. I would recommend buying it if the price is right. I paid £200GBP.
Ren, 04 Jul 2016I've had the idol 4 for 2 weeks now it feels and looks very stylish. It's got the marsmallow u... moreI skipped Nexus 5X for Idol 4 (not arrived yet), don't care about fingrprint sensor, as I'm too paranoid. The only thing what's bothering me, are future upgrades. TCL aka Alcatel is acting like typical Chinese company, pushing out new products and don't care about supporting them or or oldones later. But hopefully Idol 4 will be popular phone and some will release Cyanogenmod version soon.
I've had the idol 4 for 2 weeks now it feels and looks very stylish. It's got the marsmallow upgrade and is fast at doing tasks it also came with a VR kit. Which was it's actually packaging reasonable plastic materials not like cardboard google. It's got a VR launcher app on the phone and a VR game installed and some other stuff you can try out. The idol 4 is the 5.2 inch which is about the right size 5.5 is too big for some people I think. The JBL speakers and earphones make a big difference regarding listening to media. Also the boom key is really some thing else you use it to open different applications get this phone you won't regret it. Hope this review helps from some one who has used the phone.
Doubt It, 21 Jun 2016I am confused as to why this phone is not at most 5.0" Why sacrifice single-handed usability j... moreWhen I had 4,7", after a while it felt small, so I bought 5", then thought, that maybe 5,5" is better, but was not, way too big. So now I'm gonna try Idol 4 & 5,2". But true, no idea, why 5,2" size was developed. 5" is enough, seems 5,2" is just a marketing ( size does matter) trick:).
I am confused as to why this phone is not at most 5.0" Why sacrifice single-handed usability just to add a couple more inches? That makes ZERO sense. Who is going to find use for the extra width? I know people say that 2 inches is not a big difference, but people have to understand that I stand by my limits, because phones have been pushing the boundaries for screen size every year and my hands are not going to grow bigger to accommodate for that.
The Alcatel Idol Touch 3 was a great phone, but unfortunately, I did not purchase the 4.7 phone because it had too low of RAM and too small a battery. Unfortunate.
Idol 4 and Idol 4S are on sale right now! Every single dealer here in Germany could offer these two models. Amazon, Saturn, Media Markt - just a few examples. ;)
They moved the release to Q3, waiting for this phone as for that price it look like good combo. I have the Idol 3 4.7 and its great phone. That reversible feature is really catchy.
Does anyone know when the 4 can be on sale?
I have the moto g 3rd generation and I was planning on getting the moto g4 Plus right after.
I see this phone and I'm interested in it, but..
I bought my friend the idol 3 and the call quality is terrible.
If a cell phone doesn't have good call quality then I have no use for it.
I think that's ONE THING all cell phones should get right.
I read reviews that others had problems with the call quality also.
Also if I get the moto G4 plus I'd get updates.
Android N looks awesome and I really want that update.
If the idol 4 doesn't fix it's call quality then I'm definitely sticking with moto.
Alcatel finally updated their site to actually show the idol 4 better, but it's taking forever for it to release.
Gideon, 19 May 2016299,- and 449 Euro449 Euro , I thing it would be the 4s version
They have waited too long to make it available. 299 euros will be expensive, considering that future midrange phones will feature a more power efficient Snapdragon 625, causing less overheating, longer power on battery times, and better gpu (Adreno 506). Moto G4 is 269 euros with a larger screen and battery, featuring the same snapdragon 617. This phone should have been available in April...now it's just too late.