Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 and 4S specs leaked in full by the manufacturer
1. Jango (Posts: 294; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)
Is that an all glass construction? It always looked attractive before but now I'd say it looks beautiful. And if it's a metal radial design backplate, then even better. It's just a shame the 4.7 got replaced by 5.2. A huge shame.
2. Furbal (Posts: 921; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
If the 4s is going to be the same price and the camera proves decent, this may be the phone of the year imo.
8. ibend (Posts: 3508; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
idol 3 scored 8/10 and 8.5/10 on PA review
lets see how much they scored this time, lol
5. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Quad HD AMOLED on a $250 phone!? Wow. Also, the Idol 4 has a 2610 mAh battery, not 2160 mAh and the Idol 4S will use the Snapdragon 652, not the 657(which doesn't exist).
6. kotan24 (Posts: 95; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
I had the the 5.5 Idol 3, good phone terrible I mean terrible SoC snapdragon 615 sucks, it would lag, freeze and stutter like there's no tomorrow. On the positive side great speakers, one of the best lcd screens on any phone, great software skin very much like stock mediocre camera, so so battery life (it used to be pretty decent at first, marshmellow maybe helps with it) overall pretty dissapointing, but still I want give these a try, hopefully there would be improvements.
11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3104; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Maybe you should try to download Nova/Google Now Launcher? Nova is insanely snappy, even on low end phones.
7. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)
Can the Snapdragon 652 even handle Quad HD smoothly? Does anyone know how does the Adreno 510 compare against the Adreno 418 and 420?
9. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)
There should be a refreshed version of the Flash Plus in South East Asian region. I think the idol series us not marketed at that region
10. Romantico3pe (Posts: 69; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)
No amoled screen pleaseeeeeeeeeee i hate burn in
15. SenorThrottles (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)
Haven't had any problems with burn in with my 6P or S6 yet
13. Derass (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Aug 2015)
The Idol 4 is looking pretty good! The battery seems a bit small and capactive buttons would be nice; but otherwise, great job Acatel!
14. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1491; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)
Why did they increase the size of the display?
16. HumbleJ06 (Posts: 30; Member since: 10 Aug 2015)
May have to upgrade from the 3 to the 4S if the specs are actually a lot better. Right now the Idol 3 is great phone for me. But may pass it on to one of the chidren instead of buying them a new phone.
17. blackadamFTW (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Aug 2015)
If they can have a QHD screen, Snapdragon 352, and 300 or below price tag, I would be all in.
18. ThrowsCharts (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Mar 2015)
Whatever you do... don't buy into the hype on the Idol 4, let alone the idol 3. And here's why:
Last week I ran out to cricket in a last ditch effort to grab a 'decent' phone to use whilst my Note 3 was sent out for screen replacement.
I walked in and headed straight for the 'cheap' phones, while mentally comparing the specs; alas, I noticed a phone under $150 with a quad core processor and a 13MP camera? The first thing I thought was "holy sh*t, are you kidding me? That processor and camera are better than the S7 on the other side of the store, and it's about $600 cheaper".
I bought it.....
The phone not only lags, it often shows what can only be described as the start up screen after the screen goes black.... It doesn't actually restart, but whatever it's doing, it takes about 3 minutes to 'right' itself.
Now.... for that 'bad a** 13MP camera:
All I can really say here is BULLSH*T!
Not only do you have to set the camera to HDR before snapping a picture, you can't even use the flash if you're taking a 1080p photo. There's no option.... the flash icon literally disappears once you've selected HDR.
Oh. And try using ANY non-profit stock keyboard...I tried installing Kii keyboard (best keyboard every created).... denied. There's not even a way to get it installed....
Huge waste of money. I'm returning this in the morning, after I raise holy h*'ll with Alcatel.
I truly, TRULY believe that Alcatel is purposely pulling something....I think there's some serious subterfuge going on and their simply not being up front....ok, ok, I think they're flat out lying about the specs. Somehow.... someway.
Stay away.... it's a terrible device.