Anonymous, 17 Feb 2018Worst phone I ever had .. Wroked well for the first 6 months but problems started after... Nev... moreI have the Alcatel idol 4... Battery life SUCKS! It was at 100 when i took it off the charge i set it down went to the kitchen came back and now its at 85% 🙄 its always freezing up
This phone is really nice looking. It is slippery though but if you buy a glass-made phone you should expect it. If the back cover cracks it is available for amateur repairing from AE for just 8 USD. To protect the screen I use protective glass.
Technically I had just one problem that Alcatel's file manager app was draining my battery badly. I uninstalled it and its all good.
The battery life could be better but after more than 1 year of usage I still get like 30 hrs of normal usage on one charge.
Pitty that the manufacturer doesn't update to andorid 7 or 8. Otherwse its a good phone.
Worst phone I ever had .. Wroked well for the first 6 months but problems started after... Nevers even dropped the thing.. I've been holding it for 10 min.. Started at 100% battery and now it is super hot and 80%... Juste aweful ! Always freezing and I only use browser and facebook... Do not buy! Plus Alcatel software is reallllly bad !
twisteddemon, 12 Oct 2017You cried to the attorney general cause your phone won't connect to your car? Seriously. Stop ... moreWould like to know how your idol 4 Bluetooth not connecting to your vehicle is a cricket problem? Alcatel problem yes cricket problem no lol... You obviously shouldn't be using a phone while operating anything.
I was quite disappointed with the phone for the first year that I had it, but changed my opinion considerably after switching to a custom launcher and downgrading all the manufacturer apps.
The manufacturer bloatware is bad, there is no other word for it. It affects both the battery life and the stability of the OS. Without it, the phone is inoffensive and no worse than mediocre.
I'm currently holding the phone in my hand and I couldn't agree more with every single one of the negative reviews. I have only had the phone for a few months and it has more issues than any phone I've had in my lifetime combined. I can't turn up the volume all the way or else it says system UI has shut down then turns off my screen and back on. I can no longer connect to any sort of WiFi no matter the service provider or how fast it is. My phone will shut off after using snapchat and will not allow me to turn it on for a solid 5 minutes. I have only 5 downloaded apps which are all social media none are games. My phone still heats up. Last but not least the battery/charging port is crap, I will go days at a time without a phone because it is connected to a charger because it can't make up it's mind whether or not it's plugged in. In summary, if I was asked to recommend this phone to a friend or loved one, I wouldn't it's terrible I'm getting a new phone tomorrow.
Yoshi, 19 Nov 2017I dropped my IDOL 4 and the screen cracked... not a lot, just 3 lines at the bottom of the gla... moreUnfortunately, it is 99% true, because I head the same situation with Idol 2, they are beautifull like design but very soft and the screen cracks easily but after you must put the nes\w lcd + display, I head to pay 50 eur for my Idol 2... :( Otherwise I loved my Idol 2, was good before cracking
I normally don't lose my time on reviewing stuff. But I felt this phone is so bad that it is my obligation to warn you not to buy it. Its defects are to numerous to list, one example being the utter fragility of the screen.
i have this particular model, am in love with it, my problem with it is i cant on the wifi, blootuth and hotspot, and when its in autorotate it would not rotate, what do i do to get it back to nomalcy
I recommend that you buy another one instead of this... the phone is great, fast and run many 3d games nice.. but it gets very hot in your hand in minutes even if you are playing candy crush or another game. The problem is that if you take a video what ever resolution, the phone gets hot and the camera stops working and the phone freezes..
AnonD-719549, 01 Dec 2017I'm thinking about this phone or Huawei Y6 2017. What do you think is better?It is depend on your situation. Huawei provides trustful support to upgrade, but i think this company has bankruped. Would you interest on granny phone?
I'm thinking about this phone or Huawei Y6 2017. What do you think is better?
I dropped my IDOL 4 and the screen cracked... not a lot, just 3 lines at the bottom of the glass. Does anyone know what I have to fix, if its only the glass digitizer? According to a shady technician, I have to buy the whole screen (which includes the glass digitizer and LCD) because the IDOl 4 has it merged. Is that true?
These is by far the best phone i have ever owned, it works for all my needs. Emails ✓ phone calls✓ Slacker Radio ✓ Social Media ✓ Notes ✓ All the things i need it to do ✓ AWESOME PHONE ALL THE WAY
I have an iphone 5S for work and that thing is not good the screen is so small they are certainly not meant for big hands just saying