What an absolute load of rubbish. Do not buy or get on a contract. Not fit for the simplest of phone usage. Storage abysmal, joy launcher an utter nightmare, mediocre camera.
This is by far the worst phone I have ever experienced. It comes with no space and inserting a large space SD card doesn't help because you can't migrate most of the data. It's slow, the camera is rubbish and it aggressively downloads apps you don't want and cannot get rid of. I would rather be flayed alive than buy another Alcatel phone. If you're considering it, punch yourself in the face instead - quicker and less painful.
I am finding this phone very difficult to use because the on board 8 GB memory is almost full of Google stuff. It runs very slowly & constantly nags me to clean up memory & run boost. These clean up programs always find stuff to delete from Google apps I haven't used. There is no room to install other apps as most of what I want won't install on the SD card. I'm not doing anything special - I wanted a simple office phone, no games or even music.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017I only have one advice: avoid this phone like the plague! Quite simply the worst smart phone I... moreI have POP 4S and the battery issue in mine is related to this software (joy launcher and others). Whenever I reset it, the battery won't drop below 90% in 24 hours. But then it updates to this ad polluted utilities and the battery is drained within hours.
I only have one advice: avoid this phone like the plague! Quite simply the worst smart phone I have ever had. Before this I had the Alcatel Pop C3, and that was a perfectly decent budget phone. The Pop 4 is a completely different story: freezes up all the time, the keyboard takes years to come up, and the firmware is saturated with obnoxious and intrusive ads. 5 months after buying it, my battery is starting to give out from one day to the next. I can't imagine that in 2017 someone is selling a phone as bad as this. I've contacted Alcatel for a solution to the battery issues... hopefully their customer service is better than this product. But if they don't come up with a solution real quick, I'm just giving up and buying a new phone. What a waste of time money. Shame on you Alcatel!
Absolutely horrendous phone the keyboard takes ages to come up and the loudest noise is so quiet now I've replaced it one and I've hardly had it a year. When ur typing the keyboard just gives up and goes away so u have to wait another ten fricking minutes for it to come back up. The back camera is okay but the front is terrible and makes your skin look discusting. All apps are laggy iplayer and YouTube just pause themselves and is so annoying. I don't recommend this phone AT ALL. It's a waste of money and time I would rather spend more money for a phone that actually works all these good comments on here must have been paid because it's all lies. NEVER AGAIN ALCATEL. WILL BE GOING WITH APPLE
Do not buy this phone it is complete rubbish, I have had it several months now, had nothing but problems with it, the best advice I can give, if you are lumbered with it like me, is to download google launcher and make that the default. Whoever designed this phone needs to find another job!!
Had this POP 4 for about 6 months and had nothing but problems with it. battery takes ages to charge. It is full of useless notifications and a has the most annoying app called 'Joy Launcher' which you can't get rid of. I'm sorry I ever purchased this rubbish, I don't expect a lot from a cheap phone but I do expect it to work reasonably well. At the moment it is getting very close to the bin. Avoid this phone like the plague.
got this alcatel pop4 phone around march this year as my xperia stopped working its the worst phone i have ever had dose what it wants to do pop ups all the time have sd card in it cant seem to store my pics n stuff on sd card, it phone,s folk i am not trying to phone just hate
For those are looking to buy this phone, I will try to give moderate detail about my opinions on this phone.
Right now this is my fourth month using this phone and I am somewhat ok with it. The money spent into this phone is what you get. This phone cannot handle heavy games (since it only has 1 GB of RAM) but can play light and easy games, so if you're an avid gamer, you might want to invest in a stronger phone. This phone has 8 GB of internal storage which is inconvenient since you would most likely use up all of the storage leading you to buy an SD card. I still have no problems with calling or texting. The camera is very mediocre when trying to take pictures in dim areas. My friend's iPhone took brighter pictures than mine so I had to ask my friend to send me their pictures. But in bright areas, the camera can be of good use. The launcher for the phone was fine till it updated and had annoying little features. It is better to just download another launcher from the playstore. There are also apps that you cannot uninstall like Google Music. You can probably live by ignoring them since they are kinda small.
Somehow, with all of the bad, I made this phone work for me and I am grateful to have it. When you buy this phone, you have to accept the fact that it is underpowered since its a cheap phone and you have to finely tune it's contents so it doesn't lag or slow down on you. If you are a heavy user, you should invest a little more money on a better phone, otherwise, you have to get use to the phone for now.
My alcatel pop 4 does not come with google play store (so surprising).. I tried to xsend it from another android smart phone fortunately it was successful. Buh i can't update nor download my applications on the google play store i collected from another android smart phone. i'm really bordered. what do i do???
Alcatel pop 4 has been nothing but trouble since i purchased it. It has been sending double quite often and not receiving text
i have trouble with my alcatel screen, it is brouken, can you tell me where can i change it, and what is its prise, please answer me
[deleted post]I made the grave mistake of choosing to buy this abominable piece of crap. I've only had it for 6 months and it's already been through 3 chargers (including the original). Combine that with neverending storage issues and the keyboard doing the occasional vanishing act, not to mention the odd"contacts has stopped working"message on my screen, well it's just been a barrel of laughs.... I urge you not to buy this phone. This is my second Alcatel phone,I should have known better after the first one. Never again with an Alcatel. Good luck!
This Phone Is Great For Messages, Calls, Light Games, Some Video Editing And Web Browsing But Not That Great At Everything Else
AWFUL Paid £90. yes i know it's a budget phone, but there are some expectations that should be met!!! It continually freezes, the screen is unresponsive and opens another window unprompted, The keypad is slow and constantly mistypes. It also will not keep a VPN and needs reloading. Eventually it self loaded 'JoyLauncher' asking for access to all MSM, contacts, images. When I declined it went into a shut down/ open loop. The only cure was a full restore!
Now it keeps crashing/ freezing (worse than before) and wifi has to keep being reconnected manually, just like the VPN before. It also carries a lot of bloatware that cannot be uninstalled. One word AVOID!
I paid $125.00 for this Alcatel POP4s. Since the first day I bought it I couldn't get it to work properly. I called Pure Talk, my carrier, and spoke with a tech. She was very nasty and hung up on me twice. I just canceled my phone today because the camera would not work right, and the tech didn't know how to fix the problem. I am now minus $125.00 as the carrier would not allow me to return or exchange the phone. Don't buy Alcatel and don't go with Pure Talk for service!!