The Alcatel Pop 4S offers the best within the Pop-series equipment . Starting with Full HD resolution via LTE to the dual-tone LED flash . Like the other current models of this series is the 4S a dual SIM phone - but you can see the additional SIM card only then insert if you dispense with microSD memory card. As well, the 5.5-inch Alcatel phone is total and what are strengths or weaknesses?
Alcatel Pop 4S Test
  • Android 6.0
  • 5.5 inch inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Octa-core Mediatek processor MT6755M (4x 1.8 + 4x 1.0 GHz)
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The Pop 4S has a really good resolution: With Full HD 5.5 inch are loose enough pixels on board, so that all pictures, apps and videos on the test appear to be exactly and without pixel steps. Move and for everyday should pixel density and quantity sufficient for all applications. Only for VR applications and in direct comparison with a Quad HD display, you realize that even more brilliance would be possible. Who so far has the highest standards, therefore should the Alcatel Idol 4S or as a reference in the 5.5-inch class, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (test) view.

operating system

Alcatel delivers the Pop 4S with Android 6.0. Since it has already come to the market before Android 7.0 was available, which is not a real criticism. Whether there is an update to the newer version in planning or when this happens is unclear.


With 13 megapixels and an f / 2.0 aperture, the quality of the recordings is similar to the overall impression of the Idol Pop 4S: Very tidy without get hold on the top class. The usual standards have when delivered on board, such as autofocus, face detection, HDR and panorama function.When it comes to shooting in the dark, the pop 4S scores but with a dual-tone LED flash. The autofocus takes 0.3 second for turn longer than top models where 0.1 seconds can be achieved.

Mobile Internet

With LTE Cat 6 Pop supports 4S transfer rates of up to 300 Mbit / s. Whether this high speed can actually use, of course, depends on the respective network coverage locally, and on the conditions in their own cell phone contract. It is not critical, on which grid frequency of the respective provider locally LTE offering, because the pop dominated all three German 4G bands (800, 1800 and 2600 MHz). Provided services no 4G is available, also 3G with up to 42 Mbit / s or extremely slow 2G mobile internet are possible.

SIM slots

Once Nano SIM, one Micro-SIM: The two SIM slots in Pop 4S require different formats. Both phones book then after the dual SIM standby principle in their respective grid. This means: To make a call, for example someone who just type by entering its number to the desired SIM, and the pop 4S builds the call from the SIM on.Accessible one is for incoming calls on each of the two cards.Exception: As long as a phone number then is busy, the other can not sign in to their network. Ends the activity on one SIM card, are directly re both "lines" available.
Like the other current Alcatel smartphones offers Pop 4S only a hybrid-slot for the second SIM card. The motto is therefore: Either more memory - or two phones. This is quite annoying as the phone already has relatively little internal memory. At just 16 GB, it is at the lower end of what is in our view still acceptable.One solution is to store most of the files in the cloud, so you freely holds the local memory for the most important thing. If you already barely large files directly stored in the phone - or about videos, high resolution photos, songs, etc. - makes this limitation naturally not matter.

battery pack

For a 5.5-inch display with full HD 2960 mAh battery performance are still okay - however calculated already rather tight. therefore strongly it depends on the use, whether you come by Pop 4S through the day. In rather small requirements that pop in the test may well persevere and discounts for 2 days without recharge it. In pure standby it should even be up to 20 days in 3G network connection. After all, Alcatel has the pop thrown in a very good and quick charge feature. This can be in nearly empty battery in half an hour, about half the Kapatzität replenish.


  • Full HD
  • LTE on all German frequencies up to 300 Mbit / s
  • Good camera
  • Hybrid slot 2. SIM
  • Internal memory short supply

Technology and mobile Details

property value
Display / Screen size 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD
resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi
operating system announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()
main camera 12.0 megapixels
front camera 5 megapixel
SIM 1 Nano SIM
SIM 2 Nano SIM
transmission standards LTE, UMTS, GPRS
Supported frequencies LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz
processor Octa-Core 2.15 GHz
memory 4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory
sensors Bullets
battery pack 3500 mAh
Dimensions 15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm
weight 169 g

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