Idol 4 and 4s, Plus 10, POP4, POP4+, and POP4S: Alcatel at MWC 2016

Alcatel at MWC 2016

GSMArena team, 20 February, 2016.

Alcatel Plus 10 hands-on

Alcatel showed off a Windows-powered phone at CES, now it has brought a 10" Windows hybrid.

The Alcatel Plus 10 is a Windows 10 hybrid - MWC 2016 Alcatel The Alcatel Plus 10 is a Windows 10 hybrid - MWC 2016 Alcatel The Alcatel Plus 10 is a Windows 10 hybrid - MWC 2016 Alcatel
The Alcatel Plus 10 is a Windows 10 hybrid

The detachable tablet has a 1,280 x 800px touchscreen with stereo speakers around it and is powered by an Intel Atom x5 chipset. The full-Windows experience is hampered by limited amounts of memory - 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (plus a microSD card, which is practically mandatory).

Plus 10 in tablet mode - MWC 2016 Alcatel Plus 10 in tablet mode - MWC 2016 Alcatel
Plus 10 in tablet mode

By the way, Windows 10 has an automatic tablet mode that switches to bigger on-screen buttons, suitable for touch operation, when you detach the keyboard. With the keyboard you can use the screen or the trackpad, but it's pretty cramped.

The tablet is built from plastic entirely. There's a flap that covers the card slot, but we found it pretty flimsy.

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The exterior of the tablet • Flimsy card slot cover

The Plus 10 features a 2MP selfie camera on the front (upper left corner) and a 5MP camera on the back.

The 5MP camera on the back - MWC 2016 Alcatel The 5MP camera on the back - MWC 2016 Alcatel
The 5MP camera on the back

The keyboard has a full-size USB (plus one micro) and a microHDMI here. It also adds a second battery (2,580mAh, adding to the tablet's 5,830mAh). Alcatel says this is enough to last an 8-hour work day.

Ports on the keyboard dock include a full-size USB and a microHDMI - MWC 2016 Alcatel Ports on the keyboard dock include a full-size USB and a microHDMI - MWC 2016 Alcatel Ports on the tablet - MWC 2016 Alcatel How the tablet attaches to its keyboard - MWC 2016 Alcatel
Ports on the keyboard dock include a full-size USB and a microHDMI • How the tablet attaches to its keyboard

That's not all, the keyboard works as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 15 devices. Note that despite this functionality, the SIM card actually goes into the tablet. Speaking of connectivity, the tablet has single-band Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

One thing we didn't like about how the tablet docks to the keyboard is that the angle is not adjustable. You can plug the tablet in backwards so that the keyboard just works as a stand, but we don't see much value in that.

The dock holds the tablet only at this angle - MWC 2016 Alcatel The dock holds the tablet only at this angle - MWC 2016 Alcatel
The dock holds the tablet only at this angle

The tablet has an optional leather finish (fake leather, of course), but there wasn't such a unit around for us to caress.

The tablet in Black and White - MWC 2016 Alcatel The tablet in Black and White - MWC 2016 Alcatel
The tablet in Black and White

Reader comments

  • Zody

I got an alcatel pop 4+ three months now and the camera stop working and everything stored on the phone is erase

  • Janiys

How do you reach your private picture album

  • AnonD-618386

Anyone rooted this phone yet?