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Alcatel Idol 4
5.2"
1080 x 1920 pixels
13 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Octa-core, 1700 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
BATTERY: 2610 mAh
MEMORY: 16 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Feb 20, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Jun 1, 2016
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Available: Cricket

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • Lightweight phone
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.28 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The Alcatel Idol 4 features a metal frame and glass body, some accents that make it stand out in the crowd. The phone has a 5.2" display with 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and is powered by the Snapdragon 617 chip. Other specs include 3 gigs of RAM, 16GB of internal, expandable storage, 13 megapixel main camera and 8 megapixel front shooter. The Idol 4 is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.79 x 2.85 x 0.28 inches (147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (153 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass; Accents: Metal

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 424 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.02 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Flash

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 8952
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 405
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 10 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 512 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 2610 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 24 h (1417 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 30.0 days (720 hours)
      the average is 19 days (447 h)

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 40
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV, OGG), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.2
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 20 Feb 2016

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Alcatel Idol 4

(for Cricket)

differences:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 12, 5, 4, 2, 1, 7
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

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