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Alcatel Idol 4

Alcatel Idol 4
5.2"
1080 x 1920 pixels
13 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Octa-core, 1700 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 16 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 2610 mAh
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 5.5 oz (158 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:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 70.02 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/3"
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 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:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • 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:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 10 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 512 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 2610 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Talk time:
    • 15.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1228 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 30.0 days (720 hours)
      the average is 19 days (455 h)

Multimedia

  • Screen 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. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • 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 from the main variant:

  • 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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