This is a great starter phone. One of the best phones at it's price (hardware wise) with little to no hassle with getting a line activated for it. In total, you can start a line from nothing for $250, phone and month included, and from there it's just 30$ a month and you OWN the phone.
Great speed, great service, amazing flexibility, two fantastic cameras, and four speakers that can get so loud this thing could easily power a party. Can't believe I haven't gotten a smartphone before, I love this thing.
wontoo, 20 Jan 2017Any network reception issues ?My idol 4 has very poor reception at all times. Carrier Cricket Wireless. After trying all the obvious things. The Cricket store clerk told me it was probably the phone itself. They mentioned the antennae may be bad. Im not sure if they meant MY phone or the idol 4 in general.
Anonymous, 21 Apr 2017First thing I noticed about the phn upon purchasing is when I make a call and hold the phone t... moreThat's most if not all phones. Every phone I've ever had did that and I've literally had like 100 different phones.
AnonD-558237, 22 Jan 2017Same as me once it has updated. You need factory reset. This phone has several bugs.First thing I noticed about the phn upon purchasing is when I make a call and hold the phone to my ears the sensor should cut the screen out. But the problem was when I remove it from my ear the sensor wouldn't notice to turn the phn back on. So the phone is calling someone but you can't hang up. To make matters worst the power key wouldn't even respond to lighting the screen back up so the call goes to the person voicemail which always waste my minutes. I returned the phone and they replaced it but the same thing with the replacement but now I still have to use the power key to turn on when I'm on a call because the sensor only worked long enough for me to leave the shop. Day two I woke up with a freeze screen now I'm regretting wasting $300
Does this use the Broadcom Wifi chip that's vulnerable to hacking and taking over your phone just by being near an access point for Wifi? Really need to know this!!!!!
Anyone know if Alcatel 4 (not 4S) support the navigation system Galileo?
I have Idol 4 for more then 6 months the phone heats up very quickly and battery drain faster. Even for normal browsing phone gets heat up. The good part about the phone is it has JBL speakers. My personal experience is don't buy this phone. I will never buy Alcatel in future. Its made by the TCL if you have to buy Chinese made phone why don't go for different brand. I have 3 phone with me now and Alcatel idol 4 is the wrost phone even I am writing a review its heating up. I have bought Xaomi Mi Max which all over good phone not best camera but performance wise the phone is amazing no heat up if you are heavy gamer you will love Mi Max. Iam playing Dawn of Titan which high graphic Mi Max is best phone if you are gamer. HTC 10 is good also if you are good gamer but the screens display is not good in daylight Alcatel as well.
Very good phone. I have the 2gb ram version and its really fast. Enough power for everything except heavy gaming (which is okay considering the price). Just don't update the Android System WebView in the Google Play Store and you are good to go. This app really reduces performance for some reason.
AnonD-656741, 28 Mar 2017I have alcatel idol 4 5.2. the battery is not for someone that can use it for surfing you nee... moreThe camera apk is garbage but the camera itself no!!snapcamera apk improve pictures a lot!!100%
And if you disable unnecesary aplications the battery life will be improved to
I have alcatel idol 4 5.2. the battery is not for someone that can use it for surfing you need charging after 2 hours and the worst thing is the camera for outdoor only. But the mobile is very good never freeze one of the beat.
Planner, 11 Mar 2017Thanks Bazzaman! I like your comments. I am planning to buy one of it. I found many people pu... moreIf you use idol 3 4.7inch,yes...idol4 is better....if you use idol3 5.5....no!idol4 is not better!you better move to idol4s or vdf platinum7
Bazzaman, 11 Jan 2017I'm happy with my Alcatel Idol 4 anyways,i see plenty of people given out about this device an... moreThanks Bazzaman!
I like your comments. I am planning to buy one of it. I found many people putting the product in negative corner as they would feel. Many things depends on the users, as you said. Currently, I am using Alcatel Idol 3. The problem with that phone is that it does not accept the SD card. I believe, Alcatel Idol 4 is better than the 3.
Any opinion from you?
an amazing phone, its processing is fast and seamless and I have no problem with surfing at all and I play heavy games with very little lag. the only issue that I've ran into is that I coulndn't use the 256 gb for internal storage
the storage unit is horrible and my phone freezes with only six apps one my phone i do not recomend this phone for you guys buying it
Superb phone best I have had and I have had all sorts, just got a nice matrix case for it looks great.
Bigger battery would of been nice but I can get a day out of it with ease.
AnonD-642308, 06 Feb 2017I have no complaints about this phone.. except for the front facing camera. I was hoping to us... moreI think the front camera has lighting problems. Mine works perfectly when I'm outside on a sunny day, but lags harshly when in dimly lit indoor areas.
Deanna, 21 Jan 2017My Alcatel idol 4 is unable to use Emojis..... Sad face, sad face, sad face! And over heats n... moreSame here.. No emojis. Download the app. Kk emoji. That's what I did! Love that app!
Habe a idol 3 went through 3 phones because of freeze up, was looking into getting a idol 4 but after these reviews think i will go elsewhere.
I have no complaints about this phone.. except for the front facing camera. I was hoping to use this as my B camera to record my face while i use my DSLR to record what i'm working on, however the front camera frame rate is all over the place and seems to change even during recording. I've gotten 14.25fps, 14.9501 fps, 14.985fps, 18.495fps, 21.588fps. and 29.083, as well as probably others, i just went through a bunch of videos and found those.
This makes it impossible to combine with other videos, as the audio and video is way out of sync and the amount that it's out of sync changes throughout the video :( sad..
Created a case with Alcatel tech support, will see if anything comes of it but i'm not holding out any hope.