For those who wants to buy idol 4 i advise you to live it the way it come out of the box...you probably will receive an upgrade but just ignore it!on 6055k you will not have the fyuse app and cardboard option on youtube...but you will have a great sound and VR image...wich you will loose if you take the upgrade
Abe, 14 Jul 2016Just got this phone for $233 in Saudi Arabia, 6055K model with 3GB ram. I was hesitant on ... moreDo you have any issues about the signal strength? i want to buy this phone but i'm concerned about that. cuz here in our place its hard to have a good internet speed unless you have a phone capable of giving a good signal.
Cristymc, 15 Jul 2016This post is for idol4 owners only! I received last night an upgrade on the software...the ph... moreAs I use it as a phone, so I can't tell any difference:). But instead I have problem with LTE connection, phone won't keep LTE connection and speedtest gives poor results.
This post is for idol4 owners only!
I received last night an upgrade on the software...the phone still works great,the only news is fyuse app....but the sound in not as good as it was before!the speaker from the bottom of the phone is a litle bit louder than the one form the top and the surround it's no more so beautifull like it was before upgrade.....
Anyone received the same upgrade and has the same problem?
Just got this phone for $233 in Saudi Arabia, 6055K model with 3GB ram.
I was hesitant on this due to less than stellar experience with the Idol 3 5.5 I had which suffered overheating and extensive stuttering.
This phone is like night and day in terms of speed and heating despite the similar cpu. UI is smooth and heating while present is not as crippling as before.
Audio is great and nicely done in the bezels unlike HTC. Screen looms really nice and is responsive, and colors are rich without being too much. Camera is capable of decent shots but it loves using too high an iso level especially indoors so I tend to use manual and set the iso myself with better results. Battery life is good and complemented by quick charge, bear in mind it does not come with a quick charger but I used a third party one just fine. Mine came with a nice flip cover and clear plastic back.
Overall a nice and stylish phone, if you aren't too much a heavy gamer and a decent camera suffice check if out.
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2016I don't care about that anymore, because I've sent my Idol 4 and Idol 4S back to amazon. The p... moreIt's Android 6, not phone bug. Did You try Settings > Backup and reset > Network settings reset? Did You sent complaint to Alcatel? But true, Alcatel is not very often, if any, releasing updates. I didn't find anything about this issue in Russian forums, but users told, that in Airplane mode, isn't possible to enable wifi, unlike other phones allow. However, if Your issue is a known and global problem and Google have fixed (Nexus) it, and Idol 4 users starting yo complain, then Alcatel must also release some update. I will test mine, and complain to Alcatel and if no reply or update, then probably will sent back to Amazon also.
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.
AnonD-531894, 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. ;)