Alcatel Pop 4 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Alcatel Pop 4
Alcatel Pop 4
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Quick Verdict

It’s a phone that you’d buy if you were cash-strapped. You can buy cheaper handsets than the Pop 4, but not many with this feature set.

The good

  • It’s affordable
  • Simple design
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Good battery life

The bad

  • Slow processor means low performance
  • Ordinary camera
  • No colour choices

Alcatel Pop 4 at a glance
When was the Alcatel Pop 4 released? July 2016
What’s new about the Alcatel Pop 4? 5-inch screen, 8MP camera, Android 6.0
How much does the Alcatel Pop 4 cost? RRP $119

Alcatel’s Pop 4 is an inexpensive phone, and while it’s no superstar, its general performance is acceptable for its asking price.

Alcatel’s main forte is in affordable phones for the general audience, rather than show-stopping premium handsets that wow with features but take your breath away with high price points. The Pop 4, which was exclusive to Optus in Australia, exemplifies this thinking, with a price of only $119.


  • Basic but inoffensive
  • Android 6.0 remains a good choice for budget handsets


  • Basic functionality very much in line with its price tag


  • Generally weak performance all around
  • Multi-tasking tends to bring it to its figurative knees

Battery life

  • Easy all-day battery thanks to its low-power components


  • A plain and simple phone for those on a budget

Pricing and availability

Alcatel Pop 4

Simple and affordable

The Alcatel Pop 4 is a low-cost handset for those who only need basic smartphone functionality.

  • You can find the Alcatel Pop 4 selling for around $100 on eBay.
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OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5
Display resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 267
Processor MSM8909
Height (mm) 140.7
Width (mm) 71.4
Depth (mm) 7.99
Weight (g) 156
Battery size (mAh) 2,500
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 8GB
MicroSD expansion 32GB
Fingerprint scanner No
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 8
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture N/A
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 22nd, 2019
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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and

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