Alcatel unveils Idol 4, Idol 4S

Alcatel unveils Idol 4, Idol 4S
Alcatel unveils Idol 4, Idol 4S

Alcatel unveils their Idol 4, 4s and Plus 10 tablet Alcatel has launched their new Idol 4 line of smartphones and a convertible 2 in 1 tablet. The Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4s are the midrange and flagship of Alcatel’s Idol 4 line respectively. The Alcatel Idol 4 is a

  • 2″ phone with the midrange Snapdragon 617 octacore processor while the 4s is a 5″ phone with a Quad HD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor. I honestly don’t know how the 4s would do in terms of battery life with only a 3000mAh battery powering a 5″ Quad HD display.

    Both the phones come with the boom key, a specialized hardware key that has different functions depending on what app you are using and where you are in the phone. Screen is off? Hitting the boom button allows you to snap a quick photo. Have something playing? The Boom key will immediately optimize whatever you’re listening to.

    In addition, both handsets promise a great audio experience with 2 powerful 6watt speakers, collaborating with JBL and Waves to optimize the experience. The speakers are touted as «smart», as they will adjust the output based on how you’re holding the phone.

    And finally, you get a VR headset in the box and a pair of JBL earbuds as well, so some pretty nice bonuses.

  • The Alcatel Plus 10 sports a 1

  • 1″ 1280×800 display with an untested Cherry Trail T3 Z8350 chip, not currently in any widely used device. Performance of this tablet will have to be tested in order to see whether this processor is up to par. You also get a 5830mAh battery in the tablet and an additional 2580mAh in the keyboard, bringing the total up to 8410mAh, definitely not a lot, but probably still enough for what this tablet is running. You also get a full Windows 10 desktop OS here.

    The keyboard dock seen above also does not look like it attaches to the tablet but rather let’s the tablet rest on the dock without actually falling. I’m personally not a big fan of this style of keyboard dock, the same as the Cube i7 Remix (which I just sold). This style of keyboard tends to fall on your face when you use it on your chest (eg tilted towards you) as the tablet is meant to lean backwards against the back rest. Whether or not this tablet will be compelling will depend on a number of factors, most important of all the price, as there are a slew of other very good competitors out there. See the specs below.

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