Alcatel Pop 4 review – Nice design but old hardware

Introduction

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The Alcatel Pop 4 is a desirable and cheap handset let down by aging hardware and a poor camera.

Alcatel released several new device line-ups at this year Mobile World Congress. While the Idol range got most of the highlight for it’s impressive VR package, the Pop range was also around to fill the budget end of the market. The Alcatel Pop 4 is the lowest in the range, shipping with entry-level hardware and a very cheap price tag. Coming at only £79.95, it’s priced just below the similarly equipped WileyFox Spark. Will it be the new budget king? Let’s find out…

Technical Details

OS Android Marshmallow 6.0

Processor Snapdragon 212

Screen 5-inches

Resolution 1280 x 720 (294 PPI)

Memory 1 GB RAM

Storage 8GB

Micro SD compatible Yes, up to 256GB

Rear camera 8MP

Front camera 5MP

Video 720p

Connectivity Bluetooth, 3G, 4G LTE

Dimensions 146 x 73 x 8.9mm

Weight 134g

Battery 2,500 mAh

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3.3

Pros

  • Solid design
  • Decent panel
  • Stock Android

Cons

  • Aging hardware
  • Poor cameras
  • 8GB internal storage is far too low
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