05.01.2017 1:09

Review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: VR smartphone with stereo sound


Under the Alcatel brand, owned by the Chinese company TCL, produced interesting devices of the budget and the middle class. However, in our area, they are less known and popular than the production of A-brands, and even some well-known than the Chinese. One of the company’s smartphones, claiming the title of leader (he is such in its lineup, but the market in general) became the Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S 6070K. The device presented in February at the MWC 2016 exhibition. Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K – is the link between the uncompromising tops (like the Galaxy S7 Edge) and a mid-range model.

The price of the smartphone will be launched in our stores from 450 dollars, which is consistent with the category of “almost flagship”. Excluding frankly dumping Xiaomi and LeEco, of course, be regarded as most manufacturers.What is interesting for the money can provide the machine – will find our review of the smartphone.

For technical specifications Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K – is the pinnacle of the middle segment, with some signs of a leader.

Review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: VR smartphone with stereo sound

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Design, body materials, dimensions and weight

The device is made in the case of premium materials: tempered glass on both sides, plus a metal base. In this regard, the exterior device – especially the flagship. Unit size – 154h75 mm, it is quite average for PHABLET 5.5 “. Pleasing thickness of 7 mm and weight of 149 grams, as this – much less than the average in this size category. The assembly is good, no cracks. The case easily soiled, but stains easily wiped off with a cloth lint-free cloth.

Front panel – glass 2,5D. Buttons below the screen there, the onscreen they are, but on the front panel is symmetrical (top and bottom) are placed mesh stereo.

The rear panel of the smartphone made symmetrical front. On it at the top and at the bottom – also mesh speakers in the corners of the glass does not reach the edges, and the top is an island in the middle of a flash camera. Some people might not like that it sticks out of the body, but knowing Chinese manufacturers – it’s better to normal camera that protrudes than the stripped-down module located flush. And from the “collectibles” scratches on the rear protruding lens should save a little.

Review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: VR smartphone with stereo sound

At the lower end Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K placed MicroUSB connector and the microphone hole.

At the top – the opening of the second microphone and headset jack.On the right side are the control rocker sound and “Boom” button (described later in the section on the operating system).On the left side of the slot for cards and the Power / Lock key.

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Chipset

Powered Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652. He is chipset made by 28 nm process technology, has 4 core Cortex A72 1,8 GHz and the same core Cortex A53 1,4 GHz. 3D processing takes GPU Adreno 510.

Review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: VR smartphone with stereo sound

The chipset demonstrates the performance flagships in 2015, picking up in AnTuTu about 80 thousand points. However, in 2016 this figure – a sign of good middle-class, but not the top. To work capacity enough with toys, too, there is no problem, but the flagship of this year show almost twice as better performance.

Smartphone does not play videos from Youtube with 50 or 60 frames per second in high definition. At this rate the maximum resolution playback picture will be in the area of 480p.

Smartphone noticeably heats up under load. The maximum temperature in the CPU-Z was fixed at 70 degrees. The smartphone games is heated to 45 degrees.

Review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: VR smartphone with stereo sound

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Memory

The amount of RAM is 3GB. Of these, the system uses more than 1 GB, this figure is typical for modern smartphones beginning in 2017. This RAM capacity – also an attribute of the middle class rather than the flagship. Embedded memory for your smartphone 32 GB, of which about 25 GB free. The MicroSD slot is, combined with built-in second SIM cards.

Review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: VR smartphone with stereo sound

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Battery

Capacity Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K non-removable battery is 3000 mAh. The smartphone shows the autonomy of indicators that could be considered a little more than average. On the day of its active load enough, gently stretch your smartphone up to 2 days. Watch video from the memory can be a little more than 9 hours. In continuous play smartphone will stretch for 3.5 hours.

Native support charging QiuckCharge, it replenishes the battery capacity of up to 100% in 1.5 hours.

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Cameras

The main smartphone camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, autofocus and support phase is equipped with a dual LED flash.Autofocus works slowly, it is easier to use a tap on the screen. The camera uses a matrix of Sony Exmor RS IMX298. It has a size 1 / 2.8 “and a pixel size of 1.12 microns. The same sensor is used in the flagship 2016 (Xiaomi Mi5, OnePlus 3 and 3T, Nubia Z11, Vivo Explay 5 and others), but the noise reduction in Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K works poorly. if the sky to bring in good light, it will be visible noise. Also, the frame can zamylivaetsya the edges. In the middle and low-light conditions is likely to get a blurry image.

Photo on Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K
Photo on Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K

The quality of shooting the main smartphone camera, though not up to the Galaxy S7 iPhone or 7, but it can be called good. Detail level, wide dynamic range (though not maximum), noise in the normal range. Smartphone delivers noticeably back to the previously mentioned leaders only when shooting in poor conditions. Video recording is conducted in 4Q with 30 FPS.

The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, optical aperture – f / 2,4. She does not have autofocus, but there is a flash and supports video recording in FullHD. Quality selfie normal.

Photo on Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K
Photo on Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Screen

Another flagship attribute Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K – this display. The smartphone is equipped with 5.5-inch AMOLED with a resolution matrix 2560h1440 points (like Samsung). This is not the most recent version of the display (such as used in S7 Edge), but not representative of the old generation. Color reproduction is not lame (that was characteristic of the old AMOLED), saturated colors, but not “vyrviglaznye”. The brightness is not very high, in the region of 400 nits. The sensor supports up to 10 touches and a good oleophobic spraying.

When we look at the viewing angle is tilted shades are a bit greenish.

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Communications

For connection to the smartphone meets module that supports 2G GSM, 3G HSPA and 4G LTE. It is compatible with LTE Band 3, 7, 8 and 20, so that the support for the latest generation of European networks can be considered complete. SIM card two, both the Nano, but one slot is aligned with the MicroSD card slot. Wi-Fi supports 2.4 and 5 GHz, the navigator works with GPS, BDS, and GLONASS.There are on board and NFC.

LTE smartphone keeps well in the 3G switch rarely.

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Sound

The smartphone is equipped with a pair of stereo speakers, located at the bottom and the top. They are very loud and have a rich sound, although a little short of the portable speakers or a boom box for bass. Hi-Fi sound quality should provide two amps NXP TFA9890. To do this, the on-board pre-installed software Waves MaxxAudio. There is a dedicated DAC to headphone – AKM4376.

Complete with Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K headset supplied by JBL, equipped with remote control. The level is much higher than most headphones complete smartphone. Sounds good machine, but the program really helps to improve not always, incorrect settings can even spoil the sound. FM-radio in Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K is. In general, good quality headphones will not disappoint.

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K: Operating system

Operating system Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K – Android 6, almost pure, but not quite. Almost not subjected to interface changes, but have been added to the functions to work with the button Boom. It allows you to add a Bass and increase the volume when listening to music; make a screenshot of the screen; Double-clicking on a button you make a instant photo even if the phone is locked; include weather animation on the main screen; apply various effects when watching videos; improve the quality of the earpiece during a conversation in a noisy environment; create fotokolazhi.

Features Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K

The main feature of Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K is the fact that the smartphone comes with a VR-headset. It is kind of a box located inside normal packaging cardboard. This is not a primitive Google CardBoard, but also to the level of a headset GearVR far.

Another feature of 6070K is that it is possible to activate a function, which, depending on the situation can change smartphone Elementary microphone and earpiece places. Correspondingly inverted and the display image. As if you do not have a smartphone, it will never be upside down. You will be able to use it and talk on the phone – no matter how you pulled it out of his pocket.

Pros and cons Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K


  • quality screen;
  • decent sound headphones;
  • sound quality external speaker;
  • premium body;
  • good performance in games.
  • good earpiece.


  • no fingerprint scanner;
  • overheating for loads;
  • not play videos from 50 fps or higher.

Alternatives Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K

  • Motorola Moto Z Play – competitor without QHD and stereo, with a slightly weaker processor but more modern and energy efficient. It is with great battery, a better autonomy, support modules and a lower price.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – the best in all respects, except for the stereo speakers, the flagship with a curved screen, but more expensive.
  • Huawei Nexus 6P – the flagship in 2015 with a larger screen (also QHD), comparable to iron and about the same price.
  • HTC 10 – the flagship with stereo speakers, a good camera, but smaller screen sizes (5.2 “).

Our review Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K

Alcatel Idol 4S 6070K – smartphone vague category, which combines the features of the flagship devices and the middle class. As the review of the first he got display, sound and design. Although the sound of it is superior to some top competitors. But from the mid-level device I inherited the processor and memory, as well as a camera that will not please everyone. For the price in 2016 is strange to see the device without a fingerprint sensor, is it true you need it?

Source: alcatel-mobile