I have been using this phone as my daily driver. While I do not recommend anyone go out and well, get a Windows Phone as itÂ’s about to be ended next year, this phone surprising rocks! Mind you my first comparison was based off working with an iPhone 8, a Samsung Galaxy S7, and a BlackBerry Z30 And Passport. My expectations were high from every angle. Surpassingly I got used to the AI4S! Battery is pretty Rockin. Screen is very bright and vibrant! The feel of the phone feels classy. Email Skype Text Calls And the Browser are my main go to apps. Music player is basic and has no EQ.. music sounds good though. Camera while 21MP pictures are basic camera phone quality. I really dig this phone!
IÂ’ll be honest I was impressed with the storage and itÂ’s design, I was disappointed with how laggy the phone was. Not very optimized at all! Unfortunately I got it when all the apps were removed by Windows agh!
Very good for $65 as I see the prices on my left side in ....But how to get it !?How lucky a person can be to make whole family the happiest.Justice Rights hopes everyone everywhere worldwide be happiest with the best opportunities including gsmArena.Thanks.
Static, 13 Mar 2018Please does the T-Mobile version function with a gsm sim card like mtn????It is GSM. I have not tried the AT&T GSM card I have. Be careful of buying from luckywire, I ended up with screen burn in. They did offer a discount when I complained.
I have broken my into pieces by smashing it with full force on the road and squashing it with my boot.
At first, I was happy, finding out finally a phone I wanted after years of waiting for WP flagship. I loved it.
But then Microsoft update came up, and it updated, and then sound went bad. I dug trough Internet and forums and whatnot and found that I am not the only one. I reset my phone several times, did backup, without backup, went to service... and then finally I broke and smashed it into little pieces.
It is not phone that is bad. It is Microsoft. There is no other explanation but they had deliberately sent a patch of a sort that killed the phone.
Why are they, for the love of God, trying so hard to kill their own product? From lagging in development of handsets, discouraging others to develop theirs, to deliberately avoiding upgrades to apps ...
Looks like someone deep in Microsoft is working against WP, or they are all idiots...
Latter is more possible, but even idiots would do something right and not deliberately malicious...
I need WP for work, things that neither iOs nor Android can do.
For anyone interested: the $99 MS Store version with T-Mobile worked just fine in Japan (Tokyo) with NTT DoCoMo including the T-Mobile (2g) free international data option. Not that fast but enough for maps, email and light browsing.
AnonD-744907, 16 Mar 2018I waited, bought my Idol 4s w/win10 January 2018 from MS store unlocked for $65. A price that... moreWoah currently it shows 169$ on MS Store and that too OOS. I would Love to buy it at 65$ since Amoled+ Snapdragon 820+ 21mp Camera makes a great deal.
Max, 09 May 2017Now I understand why people are buying this phone despite of it running on Windows 10 Mobile.
... moreI waited, bought my Idol 4s w/win10 January 2018 from MS store
unlocked for $65. A price that left me with zero 2nd thought, and no buyers remorse whatsoever! Have every app I'll ever need ( and then some) saved as appx files, all easily reinstallable . Also went to the trouble of making a local backup image so even after MS ceases supporting win10 mobile backup (as they did last Oct. with win 7/8/8.1 backup) I'll still be able to have access to my backup image for quick reinstalls from scratch.
Even though win mobile is dead, I'm extremely happy with this device particularly at the price. It was a no-brainer, I considered it a must-buy. Clearly regardless of the state of win mobile $65 is almost a freebie!
Hello! Does the T-Mobile version functions with gsm sim card like MTN???
If not how to unlock the T-Mobile version???
Please does the T-Mobile version function with a gsm sim card like mtn????
Paulo, 07 Feb 2018Portuguese (Portugal)Portugal Language and keyboard is available. No Voice assistant in Portuguese though.
AnonD-508218, 07 Feb 2018Brazilian or Portugal language? Portuguese (Portugal)
Paulo, 07 Feb 2018Can anyone tell me if alcatel idol 4s has Portuguese language? Thanks.Brazilian or Portugal language?
Good phone I bought it for $100.00. Camera is decent, processor is smooth, (windows 10 is not very optimized compared to Blackberry 10, iOS, or Android), only thing is that this phone does NOT have a music equalizer unlike most of its Windows 10 counterparts like the Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE. That being said, music sounds excellent! Screenshots I have not been able to successfully take one. Also most of the apps on the Windows Store work. Just not the most optimized. Again itÂ’s a decent phone but donÂ’t expect like an Android or iPhone. Build quality looks great!
AnonD-732373, 21 Jan 2018Will it run on any network in india ... even in 2g or 3gIts depends upon the package you received if your package has UMTS1 then support Indian 3g otherwise no
AnonD-732373, 21 Jan 2018Will it run on any network in india ... even in 2g or 3gIt supports Indian 2G frequencies bu the 3G frequencies aren't compatible with the present network providers. RCOM was the only network which perfectly supported this phone.
AnonD-686518, 21 Dec 2017Re: The glass finish: I bought a case from a German company call StilGut who hand make all ... moreAfter reading your post I got one for me too, at $40 it was kinda pricey but the quality of leather on this case is excellent. Money well spent I say.