The Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4S follow up from last year's surprise mid-range hits, the Idol 3 4.7 and 5.5. But as so many OEMs have done in 2016, metal has replaced plastic, with an emphasis on build quality and performance.

Category Idol 4 Idol 4S
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Android 6.0.1
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
4x 1.7Ghz Cortex-A53
4x 1.2Ghz Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
4x 1.8Ghz Cortex-A72
4x 1.4Ghz Cortex-A53
Display 5.2-inch 1080p LTPS IPS 5.5-inch QHD LTPS IPS
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.0, PDAF 16MP, f/2.0, PDAF
Front Camera 8MP, front flash 8MP, front flash
Storage 16GB, microSD expandable 32GB, microSD expandable
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 2.0
Battery 2610 mAh 3000 mAh
SIM Dual nano-SIM Dual nano-SIM
Bluetooth 4.2 4.2
Audio Front-facing stereo speakers Front-facing stereo speakers
Connectivity Micro-USB v2.0 Micro-USB v2.0
FM Radio Yes Yes
IR Blaster No No
NFC Yes Yes
Dimensions 147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm 153.9 x 75.4 x 6.99 mm
Weight 135g 149g
Colors Gold, Dark Gray, Rose Gold, Metal Silver Gold, Dark Gray, Rose Gold, Metal Silver