Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4s Camera Specs

Alcatel Idol 4S smartphone rear camera

February 20, 2016, Alcatel has announced two new mobile phone, the Alcatel Idol 4 with a 5.2 inch display and the Idol 4s with a 5.5 display. The Idol 4 and Idol 4S features slightly different camera specs, but the 4S is more powerful device and has a Dual-SIM setup with Dual standby.

IDOL 4 and 4S camera specifications:

  • Rear camera: 13 megapixel, touch focus, dual-tone LED flash, instant shot, Fyuse 360 picture
  • Front camera: 8 megapixel, front flash, real-time face beautification, 78-degree Field of view

IDOL 4S Front Camera specs

  • Rear camera: 16 megapixel, touch focus, dual-tone flash LED flash, instant shot, Fyuse 360 pictures, 4K video recording
  • Front camera: 8 megapixel, front flash, real-time face beautification, 78-degree Field of view

What is Fyuse? Take a look at the result

It’s kind of a circular panorama shot, but instead of stitching the images together, it shows them as a frame-by-frame video sequence to create a unique effect. Good for displaying products but you can achieve some unique and interesting effects with it shooting other subjects. The frame advances depends on orientation of the device as you can see in the video.

Both phones also feature high quality displays. The IDOL 4 has a 5.2″ Full HD (1920×1080) IPS LTPS 16M color display, whether the IDOL 4S has a larger 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED 16M color display.  Both phones have high-capacity batteries: Idol 4: 2610mAh, Idol 4s: 3000mAh) that can help you out with a long shooting session. I have to say that it’s pretty rare to see a front flash in a phone, pretty neat addition there.

Both phones come with a new features call a Boom Key (the side button). For example, Boom my camera will makes the camera take photos immediately so you won’t miss an important shot. Pressing and holding the BOOM KEY will change the camera to shoot in burst mode (Continuous shooting). The Boom features works in many places, including the Image Gallery (create a beautiful photo collage or a slide show), Boom my videos which allows you to apply unexpected effects to videos or even quickly start broadcasting by pressing the phone’s button. This key will boost your experience and make it more fun to use your phone every day.

The Idol 4S also comes with a Virtual Reality Googles inside the box, allowing you to quickly jump into the world of Virtual Reality and enjoy a 360-agree immersive experience that everyone is talking about, including unique VR Android apps and games that are already available for you to download.

Looks like a slick phone with some cool and unique features and I am interesting to see how good the image quality coming from these cameras.

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