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Alcatel Idol 4



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In a nutshell

  • 5.2-inch Full HD display
  • Boom key button
  • VR headset
  • 13MP camera

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Why include a VR headset in the box when a VR headset can be the box? Experience virtual reality with the Idol 4, and boost every experience with the amazing ‘boom key"

What Users Say

3.8 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Battery


  • Camera

    13 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 16GB

  • Display

    5.2 inches

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Design and display

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A 5.2-inch Full HD display fronts the Alcatel Idol 4, giving you plenty of room for all your favourite apps and games. And at just 7.1mm thick it’ll easily fit in your pocket, or slip in a bag.

Boom key

The Alcatel boom key ramps up everything you do. Add digital effects to your videos, shuffle your photos, animate your background with the weather, broadcast live to social media… the list goes on. With the boom key, there’s never a dull moment. 


Super-fast focus

Never miss a moment with the 13MP camera’s ultra-quick focus. And with thanks to the accompanying flash, all your photos and videos will look amazing.

Bright and clear

Round the front there’s a secondary 5MP lens for selfies and video calls. There’s also a front-facing flash, so even if there isn’t much light, your Snapchat Story will still be bright and clear. 

Under the Hood

Virtual reality as standard

The box the Alcatel Idol 4 comes in is a VR headset, so you don’t have to deal with any tricky compatibility issues or set ups. Simply plug the handset in, and prepare to be blown away by the immersive worlds of VR. 

Power to spare

The Idol 4 isn’t just a good-looking smartphone, but also powerful. It has an octa-core processor on board, a sizeable 2,610mAh battery cell, and 3GB RAM. Together these three components will make sure you’re powered up all the time, and never slowed down. 



The box contains

  • Device
  • User manual
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm

    • 135 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Processor

    • Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617

    • Octa

    • 1.7 GHz

    • 3 GB

    • 1.7 GHz

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Marshmallow (6.0)

  • Apps

    • Google Play

  • Battery

    • 2610 mAh

    • 15 hours

    • 520 hours

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 1080p

    • 8 megapixels

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 424 ppi

    • Full HD


    • 5.2 inches


Alcatel Idol 4 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Owner 6 months. My Alcatel Idol 4 has a great screen and wonderful stereo speakers. But the cheap processor and small memory means the phone is getting really slow.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant phone fantastic phone looks great camera fantastic and ive upgraded sd card to 128 gb so now a fantastic mp3/video player cany undertand the poor reviews super fast
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Phone This phone overheats and goes to the cricket screen when i charge it and i hate it!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best budget phone! owned this 6 months, no issues at all beautiful to hold, screen and spec beats phones way more expencive, if you want a great phone and set to a lower budget then you will not be disappointed
Date published: 2017-05-06
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