I bought it as a cheapie to mount semi-permanently in my car. It is used mainly as a music source via DAC and for GPS/SatNav duties. It has proven capable and reliable in this setting.
I have also used it as a regular mobile for short periods, and would describe it as a decent offering in the budget smartphone market.
I find the screen is surprisingly good - bright and with vivid colours it is perfect for my intended use. It is also my first long term 5.5" and I am enjoying the extra real estate.
In terms of performance, it is a lot more responsive than the Pixi it replaced. It boots faster, apps load significantly faster and multitasking is actually feasible. The difference is much greater than the specs alone would suggest. ( 4x1.1ghz / 1.5Gb vs 4x1.0Ghz / 1Gb )
This is not my primary mobile and in a different league altogether to my everyday S7 so it is not fair to make comparisons. I will say though, that you could buy 4 or maybe 5 of these for the price of an S7 down here in Oz!
If you're looking for a "upper-end-budget" handset you would not be not wasting your time considering the Pop 4+ but you may be wasting some cash if you don't...
I never enjoyed this phone. Bought it about end of 2016 and within 4 months the screen started drawing lines. It never fell down or got wet. It progressively worsened. Now some apps won't display. Not a phone to recommend from my personal experience.
Andy_in_Ireland, 27 Oct 2017for those saying poor battery life , I have just been reading up on IPS display Vs AMOLED and ... morei have found using the default file manager kills the battery if you give it permission only way i have found DONT Use it just install another file manager doing a factory reset will fix it. as well you get spammed with adds pretty crap for a default app
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2017Terrible even if it is a low price of $50. Has anyone noticed that the processor in this phone... moreEver heard the adage: Where you have nothing positive to say, best to keep quiet. It's no wonder that you have opted to be anonymous.
I'm chuffed to bits with mine!
It's you an people like you that make a mockery of such forums as these.
Sincerely (or ought I write 'Faithfully', since you chose to be anonymous) ,
Jonathan Richard FLETCHER
chowley, 16 Nov 2017Absolutely the worst phone I have ever used. Even considering the low cost, it really is awful... moreTerrible even if it is a low price of $50. Has anyone noticed that the processor in this phone was 9 years old when this came out! I could get a phone from Lg that's better for a little higher price. You could even get a phone from umidigi or some other company in the east that's way way better.
Absolutely the worst phone I have ever used. Even considering the low cost, it really is awful. Terrible screen response.
Bloatware is constantly being pushed on the OS, which means reverting a few apps to default every few days. Cant figure out how to stop it.
Speaker is awful and has a terrible placement.
The call quality is pretty bad too.
It feels so cheap.
Instead of wasting Â€90 on this phone, do yourself a favour and get a Xiaomi, Meizu, LeEco etc. from China unlocked and with higher specifications and less bloatware. Worth waiting a few weeks for instead of tearing out your hair over this phone.
Been using this phone for about a year. Its a good phone except its GPS. The signal will goes on & off whenever I use it with Google Maps or Waze. Anybody experienced the same problem as me & know how to solve this issue?
My pop4 update is not working downloaded over n over but it wouldn't install it checks but still ask u to download again what's da prob really need some help n my dive is hot when I'm browsing what's really wrong tell me sooomthing??
Does this phone have a Notification LED light on the front of the phone telling you have a missed call and SMS Text or just the front flash LED? - does an LED light light up when you are charging the phone?
for those saying poor battery life , I have just been reading up on IPS display Vs AMOLED and it seems phones with IPS display can use up to 15% more power than an AMOLED display, so if you are looking for better battery stamina in a mobile phone you should really be looking at buying a phone with a AMOLED or Super-AMOLED .. I think most Samsung handsets use Super AMOLED in their devices.
I want to buy alcatel pop4 plus.... by reading specification like battery, camera, I like this phone as it is in a reasonable range. How is this phone if we rate is out of 5.
I got this phone from a friend who came with from Germany. i really enjoy using it and i would recommend it to any one who want a good phone. The sound is clear and picture are just fantastic
I got this phone for 50 US Dollars last November black friday sale from bestbuy. I used it in colombia with a colombian cellular moviestar when I travel there with my wife when we visit her family. The phone works fine with data or wifi. I have used it in london paris bruges and amsterdam with hotel wifi. I have not had restart problems. The camera is not as good as my galaxy s5, but the camera is good in my experience. I purchased another on for 83 us dollars for my wife's nephew who will be attending a US university for 6 months. He didn't have a cell in colombia but with this dual sim cell phone he is using it in colombia and will be able to put a tracfone simcard or other here in us. I recommended this phone 2 a colombian women who visits the US often . She was having problems with her iphone 5. She was not happy with the pop4plus and she ended up getting a new iphone and gave the pop4plus to her husband. The full price of the pop4plus is overpriced at over 100 us dollars. There are better phones for 50 like the cricket coolpad canvas with better specs currently on sale at bestbuy for 40 us dollars. Use that phone 6 months with cricket service then the will unlocked it free whereby you can use it anywhere that has GSM srevice. If you can get the phone for 50 dollars and need it unlocked for immediate travel then I would buy.
Random, 11 Jul 2017I have been used my Alcatel pop4 since 8 months, I changed my phone carrier, first I had reboo... more
Listen to yourself in the earpiece ,means a bad signal from your new operator, because they have poor coverage for the network, so you hear yourself talking. The phone is ok
I have been used my Alcatel pop4 since 8 months, I changed my phone carrier, first I had rebooting problem s and I got a new sim and this worked, now I cannot talk for more than 5secs. The other person cannot hear me, but I hear myself in the earpiece. Not sure what I need to do
Ade, 05 Dec 2016Can anyone help me out? I just got this phone few days ago, I noticed when am at a place where... moreAde - Random reboots is an issue according to Alcatel. According to them it is a hardware issue. And as per my experience it seems to be location related as there are places where it constantly reboots by itself. I suggest you call Alcatel support and get a replacement. My replacement handset which I've already had for four months had no random reboots so far,
peter longfield, 25 May 2017After 5 months, the USB port is wiggling - it becomes very tricky to make sure the phone charg... moreli -ion batteries work better when you are not used to the end 0%,but most to 25 % and then put the battery to charge75-90% , ( why?)
lithium-ion batteries have a rated lifetime of somewhere between 500 and 1,500 charge cycles.
so if it reach 100% or less then 25% then it lose 1 cycle.(the user runs it down all the way to zero before recharging) can degrade to 70 percent of its original capacity in 300-500 cycles
With a DoD of 25 percent, where the user plugs it in as soon as it gets to 75 percent remain, that same battery could be charged up to 2,500 times before it starts to seriously degrade.
Charge a little bit whenever you can.
Lithium-ion batteries don't respond well to being charged all the way up and then run all the way down. They take much better to little bits of charge here and there.
What's far more dangerous to a battery's well-being is heat. Lithium-ion batteries despise heat.
Battery consumption depends on the applications you have installed on the phone and working in the background even if you do not use the phone. such as; facebook, instagram, messenger so if you delete these apps and use them through the browser , thus saving up to 40% of the battery (day)life , the display put on minimum brightness and wi - fi, bluetooth,3G use it when you need.
for random restarts the phone you could do ''factory data reset'' to solve that problem but If does not help then go to play store to download '' st - ubb- orn tro- jan ki - ller ''
(blue icon with a horse head) - run and ki ll the tro - jan's and after will work as new.
After 5 months, the USB port is wiggling - it becomes very tricky to make sure the phone charges. Battery life is now half what it used to be.
Camera is rubbish. YOu can;t even do a 360 degree pano.
Random restarts as well.
But I paid only $50 for it so can;t really complain :(