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Not quite the deal it hopes to be

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Cnet ( )

Alcatel's Idol 4S comes packed with features and accessories. It has a high-end design and build, a great camera, impressive display and a convenience button dubbed the Boom Key.

Alcatel's Idol 4S comes packed with features and accessories. It has a high-end design and build, a great camera, impressive display and a convenience button dubbed the Boom Key.

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7/10

A well put together product

Alcatel Idol 4S

from G Style Magazine ( )

I like where Alcatel has come from and how they have tried to fit into the affordable mid-tier market. The IDOL 4S gives you just about everything you could want in a smartphone from a bright vibrant display to dual facing speakers to throwing in a VR headset. It does have some competition in its... More

I like where Alcatel has come from and how they have tried to fit into the affordable mid-tier market. The IDOL 4S gives you just about everything you could want in a smartphone from a bright vibrant display to dual facing speakers to throwing in a VR headset. It does have some competition in its price range and I think it being around the $350 mark would do it more justice.

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There are better phones for the same price

Alcatel Idol 4S

from GreenBot ( )

This is a tough one. Alcatel put out a device that’s reasonably fast, has a strong battery, and offers a fun VR experience out of the box. Had this device been released a year ago at this price point, it would be a no brainer, and I would say the Idol 4S is a device worth spending $400 on.... More

This is a tough one. Alcatel put out a device that’s reasonably fast, has a strong battery, and offers a fun VR experience out of the box. Had this device been released a year ago at this price point, it would be a no brainer, and I would say the Idol 4S is a device worth spending $400 on. But it wasn't, and in the last year, there have been some truly excellent phones released around this price.

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6/10

Getting the most from the mid-range

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Android Community ( )

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a 5.5-inch mid-ranger from a company that's spent the time to refine its design and hardware. You get access to a fantastic camera with manual features and Hi-Fi audio. The phone offers an excellent display, even outdoors, and provides battery life that will easily get you... More

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a 5.5-inch mid-ranger from a company that's spent the time to refine its design and hardware. You get access to a fantastic camera with manual features and Hi-Fi audio. The phone offers an excellent display, even outdoors, and provides battery life that will easily get you through the day.

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Brilliant value for money and more

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Mobile Choice ( )

This is a fantastic product. From form-factor to display to camera and battery life, I cannot fault it. But for the processor- ever so slightly under-powered when you use it alongside the VR headset and while gaming.

This is a fantastic product. From form-factor to display to camera and battery life, I cannot fault it. But for the processor- ever so slightly under-powered when you use it alongside the VR headset and while gaming.

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9/10

Delivers a solid, fewer-frills smartphone at a lower price

Alcatel Idol 4S

from PhoneArena ( )

Well, it's really not bad at all. It does a whole lot pretty well, and without costing a ton, either. The problem is less the Idol 4S than its competition, and it's really hard to look at the Idol 4S aside phones like the OnePlus 3 and still feel that you're getting a good deal.

Well, it's really not bad at all. It does a whole lot pretty well, and without costing a ton, either. The problem is less the Idol 4S than its competition, and it's really hard to look at the Idol 4S aside phones like the OnePlus 3 and still feel that you're getting a good deal.

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7/10

A well-rounded mid-range smartphone

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Phandroid ( )

The phone’s clean software, gorgeous display and impressive audio give the Idol 4S a unique experience which isn’t offered by the low-cost flagship phones from China. In the end, it’s up to the buyer to decide if more processing power (which isn’t really a necessity) is mo... More

The phone’s clean software, gorgeous display and impressive audio give the Idol 4S a unique experience which isn’t offered by the low-cost flagship phones from China. In the end, it’s up to the buyer to decide if more processing power (which isn’t really a necessity) is more important than the other refinements offered by Alcatel.

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8/10

Too much money for too little phone

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Android Police ( )

There is nothing so terribly wrong with the Idol 4S. It has a great screen, solid performance, relatively bloat-free software with few unnecessary alterations, an OK camera, a robust set of speakers, and most of the major features you look in a modern smartphone. The problem is that the game has... More

There is nothing so terribly wrong with the Idol 4S. It has a great screen, solid performance, relatively bloat-free software with few unnecessary alterations, an OK camera, a robust set of speakers, and most of the major features you look in a modern smartphone. The problem is that the game has changed: Alcatel's competition at this price point for unlocked smartphone buyers in the US is unquestionably fierce. And when placed against that competition, it's clear that the Idol 4S is an inferior value in most respects.

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A relatively affordable way to get into VR

Alcatel Idol 4S

from PC Magazine ( )

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a unique unlocked Android phone that comes with a VR headset and plenty of other accessories, offering good value for the price.

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a unique unlocked Android phone that comes with a VR headset and plenty of other accessories, offering good value for the price.

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7/10

High-end design and mid-range specs

Alcatel Idol 4S

from Phone Scoop ( )

The phone by itself could easily fetch $299 and maybe even $329. It's that good. The design is attractive, the materials and build are pleasing, and the spec list performs way above its pay grade. Call quality, battery life, and data performance are average, but the screen is nice, the user inter... More

The phone by itself could easily fetch $299 and maybe even $329. It's that good. The design is attractive, the materials and build are pleasing, and the spec list performs way above its pay grade. Call quality, battery life, and data performance are average, but the screen is nice, the user interface is clean, and the speakers provide some entertainment value.

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7/10

Not impressed

Alcatel One Touch A382G

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Basic phone - The battery from day 1 when it was fully charged as per instructions only lasts a few hours on standby. Nowhere near the 5 days claimed. This is a major problem. Also, when entering text, it is not intuitive. Every time I want a capital letter to appear at the beginning of a word... More

Basic phone - The battery from day 1 when it was fully charged as per instructions only lasts a few hours on standby. Nowhere near the 5 days claimed. This is a major problem. Also, when entering text, it is not intuitive. Every time I want a capital letter to appear at the beginning of a word I have to go into the options and keep switching it to "Abc". There is no quick function on the keyboard to do this. I'm thinking of getting a new phone and switching the simm card over.

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4/10

Very dissapointing! Avoid!

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 (4.5-inch)

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So-called 5MP camera is poor quality CMOS. More like 2MP. No 'magnet' for compass apps. Small keypad keys - Inaccurate. Hangs easily. Often touch screen does not respond.

So-called 5MP camera is poor quality CMOS. More like 2MP. No 'magnet' for compass apps. Small keypad keys - Inaccurate. Hangs easily. Often touch screen does not respond.

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3/10

This phone is no good

Alcatel Authority

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The battery dies very quickly, as it is of the cheap, hokey variety

The battery dies very quickly, as it is of the cheap, hokey variety

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2/10

I don't really love this

Alcatel Tribe 3000

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I don't love it as it don't have all the features I need or want. It does play up a lot.

I don't love it as it don't have all the features I need or want. It does play up a lot.

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5/10

Free tablet that cost too much.. Take it off the market

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 (8-inch)

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I got this junk from my carrier for free it has been worse than having none at all.. I spend more time waiting for it to load than I do using it as it's meant to be uses like reading reviews on searched on chrome.. Downloading apps texting etc.. I wish I had just paid a little more and gotten a dece... More

I got this junk from my carrier for free it has been worse than having none at all.. I spend more time waiting for it to load than I do using it as it's meant to be uses like reading reviews on searched on chrome.. Downloading apps texting etc.. I wish I had just paid a little more and gotten a decent one.. It has not uploaded to new android version... It won't root properly and it drags so bad that by the time the keyboard pops up the web page times out.. It's not used friendly... I had to change the keyboard it won't let me change sensitivity of display or speed.. I can't take off the junk apps that came preinstalled... I have wasted hours trying to get this junk to run that I want to throw it away because nobody in their right mind would buy this.

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1/10

Major Battery Problems

Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL

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Battery in this phone is terrible..Fully charged it will not last a day not even 10 hours...Wish I never bought it...

Battery in this phone is terrible..Fully charged it will not last a day not even 10 hours...Wish I never bought it...

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4/10

I got a Horrible device and warranty service.

Alcatel Trek HD

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Purchased middle of Jan., completely quit by Feb 8. With no return or exchange offered, Alcatel will repair it IF I mail it to them AND they determine I didn't do damage to it.

Purchased middle of Jan., completely quit by Feb 8. With no return or exchange offered, Alcatel will repair it IF I mail it to them AND they determine I didn't do damage to it.

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1/10

Many problems with the ringtones (601 2A)

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini

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This phone notifies WITH RINGTONE you every time it finds a new WiFi connection. Most of these connections belong to people I don't know and they won't give me the password, so I really don't want to be notified about that. Imagine the situation, I'm walking down the street and every 50 meters I hea... More

This phone notifies WITH RINGTONE you every time it finds a new WiFi connection. Most of these connections belong to people I don't know and they won't give me the password, so I really don't want to be notified about that. Imagine the situation, I'm walking down the street and every 50 meters I hear a ringtone, I pick up the phone thinking it's something important and no, it's just another wifi connection which I cannot use. This is worse when I'm travelling by car or other vehicule. So I decided to put Silence as default ringtone. Then I wanted to have different ringtones for different things: one for whatsapp messages, another for whatsapp groups, another for email, another for SMS, etc. Gmail and SMS don't allow me to put a mp3 file I've downloaded, so I can only put the ringtones that come with the phone. Whatsapp does allow me to put mp3 ringtone so I chose some mp3 files I have. Apart from that, I put some personal ringtones for contacts calls (one for my boyfriend, another for my mom, etc). The problem is: The SD memory suddenly disconnects for no reason very often (I tried 3 different SDs so the problem is the phone). When this happens, all the ringtone settings from my mp3 files suddenly disappear... so they come back to default ringtone, which I mentioned before I put SILENCE. So this way I don't receive any message, because it doesn't sound. I tried downloading the ringtones to the phone memory instead of the SD, but it didn't work, the same happened over an over again and I'm tired of prepairing all the ringtones settings again and again.

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6/10

I dont like this phone

Alcatel One Touch Fling

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Its not advanced at all

Its not advanced at all

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2/10

It's okay

Alcatel One Touch 983

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In many ways it is TERRIBLE for example if you have one too many apps, the system WILL start to fail. This can only be fixed with a factory reset! Also the screen is TERRIBLE just one drop and it will crack, leaving you with a phone that is permanently out of calibration. In other ways it is okay... More

In many ways it is TERRIBLE for example if you have one too many apps, the system WILL start to fail. This can only be fixed with a factory reset! Also the screen is TERRIBLE just one drop and it will crack, leaving you with a phone that is permanently out of calibration. In other ways it is okay, it is cheap (was, this is not cheap in 2016) and out of all of my phones it has lasted the longest ( 4 years and that is quite a achivement!) The screen does shatter, but I can still use it. All together (as said before) it is okay.

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3/10

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