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Alcatel Idol 4 (SIM Free/UK)
The Idol 3 of 2015 has evolved into the Idol 4 for 2016. All the best bits of the 3 have been improved them, whilst adding some new features to enhance the experience.
You can also experience entry-level VR with the included headset!
The Idol 4 continues to be a fully reversible smartphone which means you can just pick it up and start talking, no need to get the layout correct.
SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock
Any Alcatel phone supplied by Clove Technology is a UK SIM free, unlocked phone. No imported models or network branding to worry about.
Simply put in a SIM card from the network operator of your choice and begin using the Idol 4 within a matter of minutes.
Our stock can be used on all EU networks with and has full international GSM support.
For international 4G/LTE support, please refer to the specifications and your operator's frequency bands.
Reasons to buy the Alcatel Idol 4
- Symmetrical design – fully reversible phone - just pick up and talk
- Stereo speakers - outputting 3.6 watts of fantastic sound (JBL by HARMAN technology)
- 5.2” HD display
- 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash
- 8MP front camera
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow - the latest version with improved battery saving technology and increased user control over app permissions
- 3GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- MicroSD memory card slot – expand the storage space available to a theoretical 2TB
- Boom button – launch an app, take photos add effects and more
Colour and memory variants
The Alcatel Idol 4 comes in two variants.
The Idol 4 has 16GB of internal memory and is available in Black.
There is also the Idol 4S which has a larger 5.5” 2K display and a few other features.
- Alcatel Idol 4
- VR-in-the-box and T-strap
- JBL® 3.5 mm jack stereo headset
- Matrix Flip Case
- Translucent Shell
- Screen Protector
- Slim charger head (UK 3 pin)
- Slim 2A USB cable
- SIM tool
- Quick Guide
The Idol 4 is an evolution of 2015’s Idol 3 that make the Idol 4 more current and competitive with other smartphones available on the market today.
From the moment you look and feel the device it screams stylish, solid and constructed from high-quality materials. Very easily you could mistake this for being a more expensive mobile phone than it is.
Cheaper financially it might be, but cheaper does not mean inferior in other respects, in fact, you will likely be surprised at just what this device offers.
It Rocks Upside Down
The Idol 4S follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the Idol 3 and features the ability to use it however you pick it up. Which ever way you pick up the Idol 4 the device will intelligently detect and orient the screen to the correct position for you to use.
It may sound odd, but how often do you pick a phone out of a pocket or bag the wrong way around?
You can take your call holding the phone upside down (or is that the right way up?) and not sacrifice the audio as the Idol 4 has a speaker and microphone at each end of the handset.
Tailor-made music centre
If you're a music lover then you'll appreciate having professional audio components.
The Idol 4 offers Hi-Fi quality sound thanks to dual front-facing speakers. These incorporate JBL technology from Harman and will have you enjoying your music on a mobile device like never before.
These speakers can deliver a total 3.6 Watts of power, proving a real punch.
We've all had a go at being a DJ at one party or another, so the Idol 4 lets you give it a shot for real. Try out the custom music centre to not only listen to your favourite tracks but also mix and combine them.
Alternatively, you can also enable songs stored on the phone or memory card to be automatically mixed by the software. Whichever option you prefer you will be able to enjoy your tunes seamlessly mixed, for constant music with no gaps.
VR is the latest technology that challenges our senses and brings a new level of interaction to content. From 360 degree video to first person games the virtual world is limited only by imagination and with so much great content available online to enjoy the Idol 4 allows you to enjoy this.
VR is possible on all Idol 4 models, and with this phone, you'll get a headset bundled with the package.
The Boom Button
A multipurpose physical button, the boom button, has some pre-programmed uses, but can also be customised to have effects on applications of your choice.
With it, you will be able to take photos while in standby, whilst holding it down will take a series of quick-fire burst shots. It also adds effects to video playback and makes it easy to shuffle through photos, or instantly upload content onto social media websites. This is just a selection of what the Boom Button can do for you.
Offering a mix of productivity and a creative twist the Boom button will improve your user experience.
Top quality screen
The high definition IPS LCD panel has been designed to provide a bright image from any angle. Alcatel has worked with Technicolor, bringing their expertise in vivid colour reproduction to the Idol 4.
The 5.2" display will provide popping colour with natural skin tones, deep shades and sumptuous transitions.
These additions also create a high-quality adaptive contrast, excellent for helping you move between light and dark and providing outstanding readability in direct sunlight when compared to some other smart devices.
You can also take advantage of the Alcatel Stream to the left of your home screen, delivering location-based weather information, news and personalised reminders.
Create with your cameras
The 13 MP main camera, with its ultra-fast focus, will enable you to take stunning photos with ease. It also has a large f/2.0 aperture for results in low light.
To ensure you get the right shot each time, the camera is able to use auto scene detection to automatically adjust contrast, exposure and colours to get the best results. This is part of the Technicolor improvements which ensure the image capture is of the highest quality.
In order to take a self-portrait of yourself with friends, or family, the Idol 4 has a high-resolution 8MP front-facing camera.
WiFi and 4G connectivity ensure that almost wherever you are if you need to be online and contactable you can be.
Additional connectivity options include Bluetooth for pairing to peripherals like speakers and car kits whilst USB host connectivity via the microUSB port allows the transfer of files between the phone and a memory stick for those who need such.
The Idol 4 is a spectacular phone with great features and performance at a reasonable price.
Android Operating System
Running Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box, the Idol 4 offers all the popular Google suite of applications from maps, to Gmail to Drive to YouTube.
With many great features available at no additional cost, the versatile platform offers something for everyone.
The Play Store is where you will gain access to applications be those free or paid for. Easily access, download and install on the phone to increase the capability and productivity of the Idol 4 to you. As many applications require different permissions to access different content on your phone, you have considerably more control over what apps can access what features. You decide when the app uses the camera or your microphone, rather than have continual access. This can all be managed within the Idol 4’s settings.
This version of Android brings with it additional improvements in battery life and a new technology called ‘Doze’ manages the usage of battery power when the phone is not in use better than before, so you can use the device for longer periods between charges.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Speed||1.7 GHz & 1.3 GHz (2x quad core)|
|Make/Model||8-core Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617|
|Other||Adreno 405 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||200GB|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 (~424 ppi)|
|Other||Dragontrail toughened glass / Oleophobic coating / 170 degree viewing angle|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Frequencies||LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28|
|Speed||Cat 4 150/50 Mbps|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume / Boom key|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual tone LED flash|
|Camera Lens||1.12µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" sensor|
|Other||Geo-tagging, night mode Instant shot (0.6s), slow motion, manual mode, Micro video, auto HDR, panorama, digital zoom x4, Video stabilization (EIS), Fyuse, Live broadcasting|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||8 MP - 1.12µm pixel size - Parallax selfie, real-time face beautification, selfie-flash, faceshow|
|Formats||AAC LC, AAC , Enhanced AAC , AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM/WAVE Hi-Fi, OM DRM 1.0|
|Formats||HEVC, H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8/VP9|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Services, ONETOUCH Functions, Mini app|
|Other||Fast charging, 3.6 watt stereo speakers,100% reversible, Double tap to screen on and off, Double tap to unlock/lock video (TBC), ONETOUCH Eye-D, ONETOUCH Stream, ColorBoost in gallery, Facetune beautification|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone officially supports up to 64GB of external storage
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a nano SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28
Does this phone have a removable battery?