Dr Marko Kimi Milic, 27 Apr 2017Yes, you can use Mobogenie, it's easier. Thanks for your reply!! I have been struggling whether buy it or not as xda has so little info of this phone...... I am still using idol 3 but the cpu is really slow even I overclocked it already.....:( the sound quality is superb though.
Markus Yuen, 12 Apr 2017Can this device be rooted?Yes, you can use Mobogenie, it's easier.
NVphotos, 25 Apr 2017Even though this phone has Bluetooth 4.2, can it still connect to devices with Bluetooth 4?Yes, of course. If other device have 4.2, it just will be faster, and if it lower than 4.2 it will be slower.
Even though this phone has Bluetooth 4.2, can it still connect to devices with Bluetooth 4?
I got the Idol 4S, the android version, through a friend of mine in the US. For how much I paid, it is far much better value than any other phone sold in South Africa. I love it to bits. A proper multimedia phone.
I do not suppose the camera is the greatest but the screen display makes up, especially when watching YouTube videos.
The JBL sound is crisp and delightful, although the earphones are a bit uncomfortable in the ear.
This phone is a winner.
Cristymc, 19 Mar 2017Teoretic,yeah...practic..no!they are same size but locking mecanism is smaller at idol4Thank you.
Rafal, 08 Mar 2017Hello. Will goggles from Idol 4 fit Idol 4s? Are those goggles the same size and are they usin... moreTeoretic,yeah...practic..no!they are same size but locking mecanism is smaller at idol4
Hello. Will goggles from Idol 4 fit Idol 4s? Are those goggles the same size and are they using tha same attachement?
Alcatel Idol 4S comes with Android 6.0 and Fingerprint Sensor on the rear, am i right ??
Is this device avaibable on South East Asia ??
I bought my Idol 4s Windows 10 phone on November 11th so i have only had it a few days, but as of now I can say I love it. My 2 previous phones were LG G4 and Samsung Note 3, 2 high end phones. Both run Android. Both are quality phones that take great pictures. The Idol 4S also takes great pictures. I had read a review on the web that says it does not take good low light pictures so I put it to the test with some outdoor Christmas lights at a mall. Althought it was only 20 shots I was very impressed with the quality. I also had the LG Stylo and I returned it because it takes terrible low light pictures. There is simply no comparison between the 2 phone's pictures. The front selfie camera takes great shots too.
This is a very elegant phone. Extremely polished front and back. I think it is much more beautiful than the Note 3 or Lg G4. This phone is also extremely fast. Every thing opens very quick. I don't use a lot of apps but Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flipboard, and pandora all work fast and smooth. The call quality and signal strength are outstanding. The call volume is very good too. The exterior speakers are very loud, much more than the G4, it has been a while since I had the Note 3 so I can't compare it the Idol 4S. When ever I would put my G4 on speaker phone I could barely hear it not so with the Idol, loud and clear.
It does have a SD card slot built in with the sim card tray. I added 64 GB card so with the 64 GB the phone comes with, it gives me lots of storage.
Pros of the phone:
*only $469 from T-mobile compared to $769 for the Edge or I-Phone 7
*it is beautiful
*21 MP camera back, 8 MP front camera, it takes great pictures
*better than average call quality
*loud exterior speakers
*SD card slot
*64 GB of phone memory
*4 GB of ram
*large responsive screen
Cons of the phone as I see it:
*the back of the phone does not come off.
*Windows store has a much more limited supply of apps but the ones I've tried seem to work the way they are meant to. So check the store and see if they have the apps you need and use before you commit to it.
*the back of the phone is glass but that makes it beautiful, how durable it will be is yet to be determined. Buy a good case for insurance.
*many of the Zedge notifications and ringtones I transfered from my G4 don't seem to work, I'm not sure why. The ones I get from Windows Zedge work fine.
Hope this helps anyone interested in this phone. I'm not a sales person or representative just a tech junkie. I love Windows 10, Linux and Android. Sorry never used I-phone but my son loves his.
Conufes, 10 Nov 2016Didn't they just release a superphone with Windows 10?Yeah but its specs are way different from normal Idol 4S. It has much more powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, it has 21 megapixel camera, finger-print scanner and has USB Type-C port for Continuum support.
It may look same as Idol 4S but its components and specifications are completely different.
Conufes, 10 Nov 2016Didn't they just release a superphone with Windows 10?Yes
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2016" Best smartphone of MWC 2016 Nominees: LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Xia... moreDisagreed.The list is lacking HTC 10,Sony XZ and Huawei P9.Plus the Mi 5 wasn't included.
They Idol 4s is a great phone. Even better with windows. Updated internals for windows 10.
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2016Mine has 24 GB of memory, CPU is 652 - which has 2x A72 (not 4x as stated in spec above)652 has 4xA72 . the 24gb is 32gb minus the OS