The VR gear is subpar. The apps that come with it are nowhere near the quality of samsung. Basically it is an fancy google cardboard and I thought that cardboard worked much better.
I returned the phone because the EU version does not have a fingerprint sensor, which is a dealbreaker for me. I would have kept it otherwise.
Idol 4 S has 3.6 watt jbl speakers. I think Alcatel made a wrong move selling this with the VR headset and the JBL earphones instead of making it 299$ because ppl dont realise what they get for this price. Even at 400, its a better phone than axon 7, op3.... Compact, beautifull design, amazing screen an sound ( I read reviews about low nits, but in auto, it overides to more than 600 nits in direct sunlight, the best screen under sunlight I ever had).
Keep in mind the 820 need more battey and it costs only 20$ more.
The best for the price range. Period. Come from Asus zf2, had all brands, but this one its a keeper. Maybe the 820 would be the perfect processor for this,but 652 does the job. They can talk about oneplus 3, but this is a multimedia device. So compare the sound and image quality. This has even better speakers than all the current flagships, I cant put op3 on this race. Sweet gaming and videos. Thank god I dont take reviews too serious and prefer to test for myself.
KaizerKaine, 14 Aug 2016The American version has the fingerprint sensor, which is the one I am writing you from. It's ... moreHey KaizerKaine,
I guess you have already tried Idol 4s , so would you tell us more about the good n bad points of it... :)
Mark_S, 19 Aug 2016They figure with the high-end display and top mid-range processor, and the VR stuff, they will... moreSaw that, but don't think the regular idol 4 should be $300.
I got the Nexus 5x instead.
The only thing i really liked about the idol 4 were the speakers and colors (No color options here)
Jeanie, 01 Aug 2016I really do like this phone (Minus the huge 5.5" display) But really think it's over priced. ... moreThey figure with the high-end display and top mid-range processor, and the VR stuff, they will soak customers for the extra $100. Hence the Idol 4 with the IPS LCD and the smaller display and slower processor. Might as well get the Blackberry DTEK(Idol 4) with enhanced security then.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2016What is that below a back camera lens?Is that a fingerprint sensor?I think it doesn't have a f... moreThe American version has the fingerprint sensor, which is the one I am writing you from. It's a nice sensor. :)
What is that below a back camera lens?Is that a fingerprint sensor?I think it doesn't have a fingerprint sensor..
Dubinatorion, 09 Aug 20165.5 Inch with only 3000 mAh.. come on, you will busy with the charging activity, it become a '... moreWrong. I have the Idol 4S and the battery charge is not superb, but it isn't bad or horrible either. I can easily go the entire day, from about 6 in the morning to well into the evening on a full charge using the phone to browse the web periodically, check weather, maybe watch a couple YouTube videos, and browse Reddit. I also commute 2 hours a day and often play music (streaming) or listen to audiobooks (on phone) via Bluetooth. The quick charge works exactly described as well. I went from 8% to 62% in 30 minutes and to 96% in another 30 minutes. Less than an hour to almost completely charge the phone.
Dubinatorion, 09 Aug 20165.5 Inch with only 3000 mAh.. come on, you will busy with the charging activity, it become a '... moreTill few months all phones was with 3000 mah battery maximum,now coming phones with 4000 mah an more,so why u think is bad to have that battery???Yust wait for test.
Gheprge vasiliu, 09 Aug 2016Idol 3 has only 2910mah and battery life is extraordinary!!! And if u wanna know why.... It's ... morefirst of all, this battery is listed as Li-ion. Secondly, Li-PO is derived from Li-ion. It's proper name is Lithium-ion polymer battery.
Dubinatorion, 09 Aug 20165.5 Inch with only 3000 mAh.. come on, you will busy with the charging activity, it become a '... moreIdol 3 has only 2910mah and battery life is extraordinary!!! And if u wanna know why.... It's because is a litium polymer battery! Same on the 4s..li-polymer is 30% better than li-ion