Bob, 18 Feb 2017Limited Memory and filled with bloat ware its a budget handset for a reason.I've disabled bloatware I don't want and only added apps I really need. I have 1.3Gb spare from the 8Gb installed. I could integrate the SD card to increase the apparent internal memory, potentially 40Gb total but not sure what effect this will have on the performance/speed. At the moment I think this is a great phone for the money!
Alspartan, 05 Mar 2017How do you merge the internal and external storage When you insert an SD card there is an option to format it as internal memory. It warns that you will not be able to use as a normal sd card after this action. I haven't tried it, preferring an sd separate from the internal but may go this route in the future. I'm concerned it may slow some of the core apps as it accesses the SD memory.
I just bought the phone ..till now I think that the phone is great good battery life and good for low budget
Pop 4 as a phone is pretty good.
What people overlook is the fact the Pop 4 is on Android v6.0
Android v6.0 allows you to merge your SD Card storage with the internal storage.
Doing so, will increase the overrall storage.
That combined with the low price point makes this phone great for a budget.
If storage is going to be a major issue, just invest in a 16gb (or over) SD Card, and you're golden.
(Tech Support Technician)
Limited Memory and filled with bloat ware its a budget handset for a reason.
Eddie Brons, 13 Feb 2017i have a very big issue with with the pop 4 cos after just a week the phone's screen is off. I'm not sure excactly what your problem is, you aren't being very specific. If yo could say what you have tried I could probably see what the problem is.
i have a very big issue with with the pop 4 cos after just a week the phone's screen is off.
its not a good device cos just a week and now the screen is gone.
This will probably only be relevant for some but my hands started getting itchy and cover in small bridgers. It was only in places I held the blue metallic phone cover.
I am allergic to my phone case!
Never had this problem before and have bought a cover now. I have read online of other phones before but not this model.
very bad cell phone, we got 4 of them as Christmas present for my family, they all been restart and never go on before 1 h doing this i hate this phone.
Ive never even bothered to review anything before but this is worth it.
The pop 4 is one of the best ,if not the best $99 dollar smartphone on the market currently.
My xperia z4 smashed and I needed something fast as a cheap replacement.
When I brought this I expected a really bad cheap phone bit I was absolutely shocked when I started using the device.
The first thing that struck me was the build quality. It felt good in the hand and was pretty comfortable.
Next and most importantly was the experience. I installed all the necessary apps ' Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram ect.' And they all launched very quickly really .and all have been working fine. The ui is nicely skined and it feels quite pure. This phone only rocks 1gb of RAM and 8gb of internal memory but it still manages quite well and it's also expandable.
The cameras are okay but struggle in low light but I have been able to get some impressive shots with the 8mp camera and the front facing 5mp is pretty good for selfies as well.Battery lasts a whole day as well.
In conclusion this phone is amazing for the price (people expect way to much out of something so cheap). And the experience is no where near as slow as some are claiming it's not the fastest thing but it's definitely not a snail. Coming from a flagship to a extreme budget phone was easy with the pop 4.
Would recommend to anyone.
All these comments against the pop 4 I think is wrong I've got one and it's fantastic can't say a word wrong about the phone very responsive memory is good no faults battery life is good I would recommend this phone to all can't find a thing wrong about this phone
caz, 09 Jan 2017i think the phone is okay no problem with it but the battery life is a bit short but i think t... moreBattery 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, etc and if you delete these apps and use them through the browser , thus saving up to 40% of the battery (day)life .
display put on minimum brightness and wi - fi, bluetooth, use it when you need.
but how to charge mobile phone battery;
li -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.
for more space in the internal memory, do delete all the apps you do not use, but the ones that are installed along with the software and can not be deleted then do 'disable' and you will have more space for new apps
Deano, 29 Dec 2016Hi if I format an sd card will my apps that I download automatically go on the SD card,and all... moreAs far as I know, apps are downloaded to your phone first. (Of course, this means that your phone will need to have enough internal space to download that app.) After that you can manually move that app to your SD card. (Settings, apps, select whichever app, click on storage, then you should see an option where you can choose to move the app to SD.)
And of course, you can also move all photos and videos to your SD card, either by using your phone's file manager, or by plugging into a PC to do so.
Took on, 04 Jan 2017Glad to see I am not the only one unhappy with this phone. Cannot take a photo (unless its a s... moreYou should definitely be able to take normal photos, the phone is equipped with a 8 MP rear camera. There should be an option in your camera app to switch between front and rear cameras. If you can't find this option in your app, you can also try downloading a third party camera app from the Play Store.
As for storage, you can free up space by uninstalling some apps, or by using a micro SD card to expand your storage size. To do this, choose to format your SD card as 'internal storage' (a message asking for your choice should pop up the first time you insert an SD card).
Note that you can only move apps that you have installed yourself to the SD card. Factory apps that come pre-installed usually cannot be moved. To 'remove' some of these pre-installed apps to clear up storage space, you can go into your settings -> apps -> select whichever app, then click 'storage', then 'clear cache'. After that, go back and click 'disable'.
I also want to add that the stock camera app that came with my phone likes to apply too much postprocessing to images, making them seem washed out and unnatural. An easy 'fix' is to download another camera app from the Play Store -- maybe this can help those who are currently not satisfied with image quality.
Jake Prior, 21 Dec 2016The Alcatel Pop 4 was made in 2016 with a 8mp camera and some phones made in 2013 have an 8mp ... morei think the phone is okay no problem with it but the battery life is a bit short but i think the mega bit is not enough to download apps caz
This crap cheap garbage phone turns on and off then on then later over and over again. Do not waste your money and time. Tech tells me to send it in. I have replaced it 3X. No more.