Alcatel Pop 4 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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.

Design

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

Camera

  • Basic functionality very much in line with its price tag

Performance

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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.

Promoted
  • 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
RAM 1
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 December 16th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Alcatel 1X
Alcatel 1X
MT6739
5.3
3264 x 2448
16GB
Alcatel 1C
Alcatel 1C
MT6580M
5.34
960 x 480
16GB
MT6737M
5
854 x 480
8GB
MT6737
5
1280 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 410
5
1280 x 720
8GB
MSM8909
5
1280 x 720
8GB

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