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Alcatel

Alcatel Idol 4S

29.08.2016
It fulfils most expectations…

Alcatel Idol 4s (6070K)

Alcatel Idol 4s (6070K)

I had the pleasure to review the Alcatel Idol 4 model a month ago, and now I received its (slightly) bigger, more powerful, better equipped and more expensive brother, that is Idol 4s.


It is neatly packed with VR glasses, it has a solid specification and a reasonable price… Alcatel is really becoming dangerous for rivals in the middle-higher price shelf.

Alcatel Idol 4s resembles Idol 4 in many ways – but it is better than it (for a higher price). So it is normal that some opinions and information from the previous review might be repeated. Still, the fact remains that this smartphone has everything that we can expect from a smartphone from the middle price shelf, and what is more the manufacturer spoils us with a nice set of accessories.


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Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages:

  • looks and the quality of the construction
  • nicely packed with VR glasses
  • accessories in the set (a plastic cover, JBL earphones and VR glasses)
  • big display with great parameters
  • readability in the sunlight
  • strong stereo speakers, double-sided, the highest class not only in the middle price shelf
  • efficiency
  • the possibility to turn the display and having conversations with the display “upside down”
  • gesture support
  • notifications LED
  • LED flash for the front camera
  • NFC and LTE
  • Android in the Marshmallow version
  • fast charging
  • satisfying lifespan on a single charge

Disadvantages

  • the "Boom" button is misleading (a matter of habit?)
  • ergonomics – especially when it comes to physical buttons
  • it has tendencies to slipping out of hand
  • the camera stands out significantly above the surface of the back panel
  • a lot of bloatware
  • it does not have a fingerprint scanner (in the European version)
  • it likes to heat up
  • there is a lot more powerful models in a similar price

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By:
Mateusz Poniecki
By:
Adam Łukowski
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