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
HD Voice capable
  • Yes


  • 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 2.5 out of 5 by 216.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible, Dreadful, not Very Good Phone This is the worst smartphone I've ever had. It takes forever to load apps, the battery drains incredibly quickly and I had to do hard resets more times than I can count. It has been nothing but trouble.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste I purchased this phone the Google are useless they don't come with a strap you have to purchase them. Not many games for these goggles also the phone kept overheating I took the phone back the next day.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing This is a horrible phone. It shuts off for no reason at the drop of a dime and takes hours to come back on.I do not suggest anybody buy this phone. It drops calls the screen sticks among other things.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Volume The volume is very weak try all setting and not improving
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from sucks Only had this phone for two weeks, and it's horrible. Constantly have to charge it, and ads pop up on the phone. It's ridiculous. It got two stars instead of one because the Virtual reality is cool.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good phone Can't say that the vr goggles were very impressive they seemed to be malfunctioning from the moment I turned them on. But the phone is decent, it's my second model of idol, they last about a year.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too slow I think the phone is a great buy if you want to save money amd don't really do a lot with your phone. However, I have a lot of pics and the phone freezes all the time. It is extremely annoying.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This phone sucks. I brouhgt two of these phones least then two months apart. They both had the same promblem..small crack on screen and the whole phone lock up...and you cant get in d phone. Waste of money.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good phone for the price I got this phone about a month ago seems to run really smooth only downside about the phone is the battery it does not last very long. The VR store does not work VR goggles are very touchy
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not recommend System UI crashes a lot. Phone overheats, bad battery, VR Goggles don't come with strap, charging cable you receive is very short not the standard 3ft cord.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a joke... This is yet another trash device from Alcatel. Poor battery life, display years behind most, limited processing ability and storage. Junk.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from No 2 impressed The screen is beautiful and the speed is compatible to my old note4. But the battery life is absolutely terrible. The VR option is confusing and not to friendly for the novice user.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I am starting to regret this phone I just got it yesterday and it seemed perfect. All day today, my apps are not working. Everything keeps getting frozen or closing.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from alcatel idol 4 the screen quality and the camera are amazing, but the phone freezes when trying to use apps and the battery is very below expectations and runs out quickly even when not using.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My biggest complaint is.... My signal strength is weak. I constantly have 1-2 bars, and I live in the center of town. As soon. As I leave town I lose service. I will be switching cell phone providers soon.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's a OK phone with free VR goggles.... I bought this phone 3 months ago , not the best phone but no the worst.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from piece of junk I have had this phone maybe 6 months and its always restarting itself, and anything i want to do on it takes about 60 seconds, even if its just to go to the home screen
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst phone I have ever owned This has been the worst phone I have ever owned since day 1. It freezes CONSTANTLY, shuts off all the time out of no where. Can't wait to get rid of this piece of junk.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worst phone Battery is like 3 hours and phone gets hot and the vr head set makes me throw up butt the only thing i really like on this phone is the sound from the duel speakers
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Specs, besides the battery..... I bought the phone in a store and I loved it, and loved the idea of a free VR, but my main amd only flaw is the battery the battery drops 40 percent in 20 minutes.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good phone with a few drawbacks I've owned this phone for about six months now, and overall I'm happy with my purchase. The display is beautiful, and the front and back facing speakers are amazing, really excellent sound quality. The phone is overall very fast and easy to use, and it has a lot of great android features. When it comes to negatives, I do have a few. First off, the battery isn't great. It's gets me through a day with moderate use, but it certainly isn't the best battery out there. Also, I've been experiencing a lot of problems with the Bluetooth over the last month or so. The phone has a hard time connecting to any Bluetooth devices, and sometimes won't connect at all. This phone is also very easy to drop, and attracts fingerprints easily, so make sure to also purchase a screen protector/case. I'll also add that the VR is neat, but nothing spectacular. I didn't buy this phone for the VR headset so this didn't bother too much. It's a neat gimmick, but certainly not the best VR out there. Overall, although I do have a few complaints with this phone, I still feel it's a great value for the price. If you're looking for a good mid-tier smart phone, this is a great product!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Battery Had the phone a couple days, battery life is horrible. I sent it back and ate the restocking fee so I could have a phone battery that lasts more than hour!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst phone ever The battery life sucks and it freezes Everytime I try to get on Snapchat or Facebook. Bluetooth doesn't work. I'll never buy another phone from cricket .
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke in 3 weeks; THEN the REPLACEMENT BROKE! I did not abuse, drop or barely even breathe on this phone and it stopped connecting to WiFi. Was taking pictures and pffft. Done. Do not recommend!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't recommend it Phone crashes all the time and is slow other than that good video quality when it lets you play them and sound quality also if it lets you play music
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible - freezes, crashes, locks up Bought 1 year ago. It has frozen up since new. The phone is not usable often. Others have same issues. The oder Idol3 is a much better phone!!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad phone overall Bought this phone a month ago all buttons have already gone out and my speakers have blown. Also get an error every time i download a new app.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok phone I brought this phone less than a month ago and the battery life is not good and the phone gets really got..the battery gets really hot..
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from "DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE" This phone is ok.But the battery life doesn't last even three hours.
Date published: 2017-01-23
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