Alcatel has been producing budget phones for several years now, but they have remained largely off my radar. However, recently they were kind enough to send me a sample of the new Alcatel POP 4 6-inch which has a device specific name of 7070X.

Alcatel appears to produce a huge number of phones catering for most tastes, looking at Phone Arena, they have released over 30 phones in the past 3 years.

The POP 4 6 sits close to the top of phones released by Alcatel in terms of specifications, with only the Idol 4s looking like it has better specifications. In fact, it seems to be exactly the same specification as the POP 4S but with a 6-inch screen vs a 5.5-inch sreen.

The Alcatel POP 4 (6) sports a 6-inch 1080p screen, octa-core MediaTek processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a 13-megapixel main camera and an additional 5-megapixel selfie unit on the front.

Some more specific details include:

  • 6 inches, IPS LCD 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 367 PPI
  • MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755
  • Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Mali-T860 MP
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • WiFI 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • Bluetooth 2
  • microUSB
  • Fingerprint sensor

The body is made from a nice feeling aluminium case, with a glass screen of unknown specification (I will ask my PR contact. Build quality feel excellent and the design is nice, though nothing particularly to write home about, it is just a standard looking Android phone. I find only Samsung, Sony and LG have stand out designs for their top end phones. Due to the aluminium body, the battery is not replaceable, but this is pretty standard nowadays.