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Alcatel Idol 4 FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries & Answers

Alcatel finally launched Alcatel Idol 4 in India at Rs. 16,999 and will be available exclusively via Flipkart starting from 2 PM on Thursday. This phone was first unveiled at the MWC this year.  The Alcatel Idol 4 is basically targeted at multimedia enthusiasts and comes bundled with a VR headset and JBL earphone.  It will be available in Dark Grey, Metal Silver, and Gold color variants.


Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Pros

  • Stereo Speaker
  • JBL earphones & VR headset
  • NFC
  • Fast Charging

Alcatel Idol 4 Cons

  • Hybrid SIM Slot
  • No Fingerprint Scanner
  • 2,610 mAh battery
  • Price

Alcatel Idol 4 Specifications

Key Specs Alcatel Idol 4
Display 5.2 inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution Full HD, 1920 x 1080
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Octa-core 1.7 GHz
Chipset Snapdragon 617
Memory 3GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, with micro-SD up to 512 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, EIS, LED flash
Video recording 1080 @ 30 FPS
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery 2610 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Waterproof No
Weight 135 grams
Price Rs. 16,999

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Question: Does the Alcatel Idol 4 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has got hybrid Sim card slot which can either accept two nano SIM cards or one nano SIM card and one micro-SD card.

Question: Does the Alcatel Idol 4 have micro-SD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports micro-SD expansion upto 512 GB.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Gold, Metal Silver and Dark Grey color.

Question: Does the Alcatel Idol 4 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 which is an octa-core chipset clocked at 1.7GHz.

Question: How is the display of the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: The Alcatel Idol 4 5.2-inch (1920 X 1080 pixels) full-HD IPS LTPS display. It has got a pixel density of ~424 ppi and ~69.9% screen-to-body ratio. The display is quite good with good color reproduction and good viewing angles.


Question: How is the build quality of the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: Alcatel Idol 4 is a very well built phone. It has got a glass back panel and metallic chamfered edges with a very minimalistic, neat and clean looking design. The phone is also quite sleek at 7.1mm of thickness. It feels solid to hold and also looks quite premium and attractive. However the back is fingerprint magnet due to the glass.


Question: Does the Alcatel Idol 4 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: No, the device comes with on-screen buttons.


Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: No

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels ) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: Yes, the device supports quick charge version 2.0.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a 13 MP primary cameras with dual-tone LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS. On the front, the device features a 8 MP front-facing camera with LED flash, 1.12 um pixel size, 84-degree wide-angle lens.


We haven’t tested the Alcatel Idol 4 yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device come with EIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Alcatel Idol 4?

Answer: The device weighs 135 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: Loudspeaker is quite loud and gives out the best sound output in its price range. It comes with dual stereo speakers (2 x 3.6W) powered by ‘Waves’ technology along with Smart PA for amplifying audio.

Question: Can the Alcatel Idol 4 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.


This phone packs a quite a lot of entertainment options and features. The stereo speakers and the bundled VR headset is definitely a great thing to have for an entertainment enthusiast. However the overall hardware is quite average. The Snapdragon 617 is a pretty average in terms of performance and the 16GB of internal memory is definitely low considering the price it comes for. At this price point that the Alcatel Idol 4 will have to face tough competition with Lenovo Z2  and Moto G4 Plus.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.