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Alcatel Idol 4S (SIM Free/UK)
The Idol 3 of 2015 has evolved into the Idol 4S for 2016 taking all the best bits of the 3 and improving them, whilst adding some new features to enhance the experience.
The Idol 4S continues to be a fully reversible smartphone meaning you can just pick it up and start talking, no need to get the orientation correct.
SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock
Any Alcatel onetouch supplied by Clove Technology is issued as a UK SIM free unlocked variant. No imported models or network branding to worry about.
Simply put in a SIM card from the network operator of choice and begin using the Idol 4S 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 4S
- Symmetrical design – fully reversible phone - just pick up and talk
- Stereo speakers - outputting 3.6 watts of fantastic sound (JBL by HARMAN technology)
- 5.5” 2K display – stunning detail with a pixel per inch count exceeding 500
- 16MP 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 of app permissions
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB 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
- VR headset included in the box
Colour and memory variants
The Alcatel onetouch Idol 4 comes in several different variants.
Available here is the 4S, with 32GB of internal memory and a 5.5” display. It is available in Black.
There is also the smaller 4 with 16GB of internal memory and 5.2” display.
- Alcatel onetouch Idol 4S
- UK Mains Charger
- Micro USB cable
- Quick Start Guide
- SIM tool
- VR Headset
The Idol 4S is the pinnacle of hardware and features for the price it is offered at. It has a stunning look, and feels every bit as good as it looks. This is due to the premium materials, and the inclusion of a vivid display which makes the 4S ideal for gaming and more.
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 4s 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.
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, while 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 for you.
Offering a mix of productivity and a creative twist the Boom button will improve your user experience.
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 4S allows you to enjoy this.
A VR headset is included in the box, well kind of since it is the actual box!
Where some VR products fall down and lack the wow factor is when the display resolution is too low to show in detail the content.
With the 4S this will not be a problem, because it has a 2K resolution which equates to a Pixel Per Inch count over well over 500 putting the screen here up with the very best available today; only a select few offer such a resolution.
The high definition AMOLED panel has been designed to provide a bright image from any angle. The 5.5" display will provide popping colour with natural skin tones, deep shades and sumptuous transitions.
Create with your cameras
The 16 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 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 4S has a high resolution 8MP front-facing camera.
Android Operating System
Running Android 6 Marshmallow out of the box, the Idol 4S 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 for longer periods between charges.
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 4S is the most premium of Alcatel smartphones available today and shows the possibilities of mobile technology in 2016.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Speed||1.8GHz Dual Core 1.44GHz Quad Core|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652|
|Capacity (Up to)||200GB|
|Type||AMOLED Capacitive touch screen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (2K)|
|Other||~534 ppi pixel density|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||microUSB (2.0) with USB Host|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual tone LED flash|
|Other||f/2.0, phase detection autofocus,Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, video recording 2160p@30fps|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3, MP2, AMR, MIDI, Vorbis, AAC, AAC , FLAC, WAV|
|Formats||H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, XVID, VP8, VC-1|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||153.9 x 75.4 x 7 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?
Does this phone have a removable battery?