Alcatel IDOL 4
With VR Goggles

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Alcatel IDOL 4
With VR Goggles

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Available only at Cricket, the Alcatel IDOL 4 with VR Goggles combines a perfect balance of superior performance and premium design in a value-packed Android smartphone. The large, brilliant 5.2" Full HD display is perfect for viewing pictures, videos, texts, and web pages. The powerful octa-core processor and 4G LTE speed of the Cricket network, combined with Alcatel's exclusive Boom Key, help you make quick work of all your everyday tasks.


Dual multi-directional speakers combined with the exclusive ALCATEL Onetouch Music App with Deezer from Cricket, and FM radio create an audio experience that is a music lover's dream! Powerful dual cameras, both with flash and wide-angle imaging and HD video record, produce spectacular pictures, videos and selfies. And if that were not enough, the free Virtual Reality goggles let you have amazing and affordable out-of-the-box 360° viewing and gaming experiences. The perfect amount of performance, the perfect amount of value, the perfect amount of unreal. What more could you ask for?

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The The Alcatel IDOL 4 smartphone offers:
  • Brilliant 5.2" Full HD IPS display giving users clear viewing from any angle -- even in direct sunlight
  • Octa-core processing power and 4G LTE speed
  • Powerful dual cameras, with flash and wide-angle imaging
  • Dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers, enhanced by Waves Audio Technology
  • Bundled with free, exclusive Virtual Reality Goggles for 360° viewing and gaming (headstrap sold separately)
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • View Alcatel VR Goggles warranty info
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Unique Multimedia Experience

Unique Multimedia Experience

Idol 4 offers a large, brilliant 5.2" Full HD display that provides lush and vibrant color and is perfect for viewing pictures, movies and surfing the web. The reversible screen means the Idol 4 is always right side up no matter how you pull it out of your pocket or purse. The 13-megapixel main camera and wide-angle front-facing camera with flash takes well-lit selfies, pictures, and HD videos which can be shared quickly with the Idol 4's super reliable octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon 617 processor. And if that were not enough, the free Virtual Reality goggles provide hours of affordable 360° viewing experiences. Ski the Alps, tour Paris, be at your favorite game or concert, or tour the cosmos in 360°, all without leaving your seat!

Unrivaled Music Experience

Unrivaled Music Experience

Take your music experience to another level with Idol 4's powerhouse sound. The dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers enhanced by Waves Audio Technology makes songs and movies sound rich and lush. The exclusive Alcatel Onetouch Music App integrated with Deezer from Cricket, lets you be your own DJ and scratch, sync and add effects to your favorite songs to record your own high-powered mixes with music from Deezer, Cricket's exclusive music streaming service, or music saved to your phone. Plus, never miss your favorite radio station with the built in FM tuner. (Headphones required.) It's a music lover's dream!

Boost Your Experience with the Boom Key

Boost It with the Boom Key

The Boom Key enhances your experiences on Idol 4 and makes things you would normally do easier. Take photos without unlocking the device, create quick photo collages, add special effects to videos, enhance music listening, movie viewing and more! You can even make calls in any environment by boosting voice clarity. And if that's not enough, you can tailor your boom key experiences to you and customize it to launch your favorite apps!


  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions & Display
AlcatelIDOL™ 4 <br>With VR Goggles Dimensions


  • 5.79" x 2.85" x 0.28"

Display Size & Type

  • 5.2" Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080)

  • Up to 16 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD slot for up to 512 GB card
  • Rear: 13 MP wide-angle with flash and 1080p video recording
  • Front: 8 MP with flash and wide angle lens
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation


  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 1.5 GHz Octo-core with Adreno 405 GPU


  • 2,610 mAh
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M4 and T4
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
Idol 4 with VR is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid phone but batteries crashes the party. For the price I find this Idol 4 to be a solid buy. If the inclusion of VR is what has you considering this handset you're barking up the wrong tree, but if you're after some nice features on a budget this phone delivers. The screen is nice and clear, and the sound is great. A few reviews I have read had complaints over blown speakers to which I say leave the bass down. If you try to turn the lows up on a half inch speaker they will destort, over heat, and inso-facto you have blown speakers. Carry a charge cable around with you and connect to the power grid when the opportunity arises. Poor battery life is my biggest complaint.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for a great price! Slender and sleek and is very comparable in style to an iPhone or newer Samsung Galaxy (which is what I personally wanted.) Looking up reviews definitely helped me choose getting this phone. The quad speakers are amazing and give off superb sound like I could never imagine. The phone has wonderful storage/memory for those of you who indulge in apps, downloading or purchasing music, and taking photos or videos. The product is a great price for what is offered and I think you should not pass up on it. The back doesn't snap off for battery access (fine to me) and the camera is pretty decent for 13mp and dual 8mp. Best phone I've had since iphone5 first came out years ago.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from vr is useless, but the phone is great I've had this for about 6 months. Originally I bought it because I wanted to vr goggles, but the launcher needs a lot of work. It is really easy to go astray in the vr app and end up having to disassemble the whole thing from your face just to relaunch the vr stuff. InCell is fun, its like Sonic the Hedgehog from Sonic's perspective. Overall though the vr is really crude and underdeveloped, but the phone is great. Nice big screen, reasonable processor, plenty of memory and zippy functionality. Don't buy it for the vr or you will be disappointed, but if you want a good quality phone the Idol 4 is definitely the way to go.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Speakers and display, above average cam I had this phone for over a week. It is great phone for over $100! Speakers are amazing, it has excellent display! I love the fact it has extend memory space so I could add more memory and have my own media in it. Only bad part about this phone is the battery life.. roughly 2600 mAH it is very poor for average users who uses music and social app to be communicate with friends and family. I would give 1 out of 5 for battery. Although, I must admit the camera is really good if you know which angle to take selfie for budge phone! Overall I would recommend this phone keep in mind with price and be able to charge phone about twice a day!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not much different from idol 3 Loved my idol 3! Decided to upgrade after reading many wonderful reviews about the idol 4. The sound is great, the camera is great, it's a great phone to hold. But many reviews, ones linking the phones page on crickets website claimed the cricket idol 4 had 3 gigs ram. The Cricket idol 4 does not have 3 gigs of ram, it has 2 gigs of ram. Which was very disappointing to find out after purchasing the phone. I would not have purchased the phone to replace my idol 3 had I known that. More research must be done by reviewers and customers, and it's be nice of cricket listed this type of info plainly on the phones pages on their site.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A great platform for advertising, not much else Do you want to save $25 off your first order of a website you've never heard of? then this is the phone for you! Every time I plug the phone in, the charging screen (which is a dumb idea on its own) also provides an ad for you to wish you'd bought a different phone. Add to that all the bloatware you can't remove and I already regret this phone. The VR might be neat if it didn't register screen presses on its own and the headset worked with the google carboard system, but the "button" layout won't work with that so don't expect to use them for much beyond the first five minutes. this vr system is already on the road to obsolescence.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best sound period. I love the speakers on this phone. I like that I don't have to go out and buy a Bluetooth sound box to watch my favorite shows. The screen is amazing and for the price you can't beat these features. I took a lot of time at cricket researching phones. This is by far best bang for the buck. Only drawback is battery life. (Hence why I don't give the phone 5 stars) Mine lasts about a day and poof gone. Just plug it in whenever you get a chance. .
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Bang for the Buck! I purchased this phone about 2 months ago from the Cricket Store and I think this phone isn't the best nor the worst. Compared to phones I've owned prior, I think this phone is just the Best Bang for the Buck. Not too cheap nor too expensive (high quality) but it's good enough to own. There are some minor issues with the touch and for some reason you need a High End SD card just to keep your Facebook apps and such to load fast and smooth. Otherwise it just tells you that you have a slow SD Card. But can't complain, it's doing me good and I love it. The VR that comes with it is pretty cool as well. And I'm really digging the slim feel of the phone.
Date published: 2016-12-13
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