Alcatel Idol 4S preview – 5.5” QHD display, 16MP camera, awesome design and VR headset

Alcatel is not a smartphone manufacturer that has a lot to show off in the high-end segment, however, their flagship model competes namely in this part of the market. We are talking about Alcatel Idol 4S which is now available on the market. If you want to learn more about specs, price and availability, visit the following link:

5.5-inch QHD display and 16MP camera

This phone features a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 х 1440 pixels. In other words, you are presented with a greatly detailed image. The pixel density on this device is 534 ppi! Additionally, the panel is AMOLED which brings bright and contrasty colors, and ensures great visibility when outdoors.

Idol 4S has a 16MP main camera with autofocus, a dual LED flash and f/2.0 aperture value. It can record 30 fps 4K video recording, and the camera menu brings some additional features and manual settings. On the other hand, the front side offers an 8MP selfie camera with an LED flash and Full HD video recording.

8-core Snapdragon 652, Android 6.0 and a special BOOM button

The performance of this device is ensured by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 mobile CPU. It features four Cortex-A53 cores ticking at 1.4 GHz and another four more powerful Cortex-A72 cores ticking at 1.8 GHz. Additionally, the GPU is Adreno 510 and there are also 3 GB of RAM. As far as internal storage is concerned, you get 32 GB and you can expand via the microSD card slot, which supports up to 256 GB.

Idol 4s comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and on top of that you get Alcatel’s UI, which brings extra features. We must also note the available BOOM button that offers various effects and options, depending on which menu you are in.

3000mAh battery, VR headset and stylish design

Furthermore, the battery capacity is 3000 mAh and the manufacturer claims that you can fully charge your device for only 95 minutes (this is facilitated by the Quick charge 2.0 technology). Additionally, a single charge brings up to 13 hours of phone call or 420 hours of standby.

A great bonus is the VR headset that comes in the box (however, this offer is a limited edition).

Idol 4S will make you happy with its top-notch design that features a metal frame and stylish body. The profile thickness is only 7 mm, and the weight – only 149 grams.

Specs sheet

OSAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 (4-core, 1.80GHz, Cortex-A72 & 4-core, 1.40GHz, Cortex-A53)
Internal storage32GB
GPUAdreno 510
Display5.5-inch AMOLED capacitive mutlitouch display (2560 x 1440 p)
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, A-GPS
Cameras16MP with autofocus and an LED flash (rear), 5MP (front)
  • dual SIM capability (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • microSD card slot which supports up to 256 GB (uses the second SIM slot)
  • microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • integrated loudspeaker
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with Hi-Fi audio
  • FM radio, RDS
  • camera with geo-tagging, touch focus, face recognition, panorama, HDR
  • accelerometer 
  • proximity sensor
  • VR headset in the box (limited quantities)
Battery3000 mAh
Dimensions75.4 x 153.9 x 7 mm
Weight149 grams

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