Jared, 26 Dec 2017This phone doesn't have a radio at all. So the trick you mentioned won't work on it.There have been comments from users that indicate the device does indeed have an FM Radio but it's buried and you have to look for it. Quite frankly I'm not bothered one way or the other, but obviously it's important to some.
Can work only as 3g device in India. Anything that can be done by changing settings as on LG g4 can work on Indian networks also
AnonD-249936, 16 Jan 2018Can this mobile work on lte bands in India Band 3 5 40?No, based on the LTE Bands available in India
Does this mobile works on Indian lte bands
Of like 850mhz 1800mhz or 2300mhz as that of relience jio network
Jared, 12 Jan 2018Well that's odd, in my case it is perfectly able to scan the barcode of WhatsApp Web. Try to c... moreMicrosoft Store online currently has the Alcatel Idol 4S for 99 bucks! I sent both mine back for a refund, as I paid 169 for them. So, I got 2 for 200 bucks. Great Deal, but I wasn't going to shell out $470 for it.........
AnonD-474664, 07 Jan 2018As no Equalizer (though the sound output is good using a good headphone),so any better music a... moredude, judging by your name you are french? not sure if you useda translator or something.. but what you just said doesnt really make sense. you arent really asking any direct question but it seems like you are. but to me is very confusing and frustrating.. your opinion is not really ANY help what-so-ever for anyone reading. im sure im not the first one to read your comment 5 times going "WHAT?!?!" does he mean exactly" .. hence why im writing this. if your going to have input atleast make it understandable. and if you look up a few posts buddy says the Equalizer is in "Settings>Extras>Equalizer. if what you were asking was if there is a EQ app then why dont you check the app store instead of making a meaningless comment that confuses people. sorry but this stuff frustrates me because of how much time i spent wasting time ciphering through dead end comments like this while trying to find straight answers or atleast a direction meanwhile someone has already answered this. or what i think you meant in your comment/question/jibber.
AnonD-474664, 07 Jan 2018As no Equalizer (though the sound output is good using a good headphone),so any better music a... moreEqualizer is there, it's just that it's buried deep in settings.
Just go to Settings>Extras>Equalizer
Amey, 10 Jan 2018i) WhatsApp Web doesn't work. WhatsApp in this phone is unable to scan the barcode ii) Not pos... moreWell that's odd, in my case it is perfectly able to scan the barcode of WhatsApp Web. Try to check you internet connection, sometimes WhatsApp Web behaves funny if the internet connection is unstable.
i) WhatsApp Web doesn't work. WhatsApp in this phone is unable to scan the barcode ii) Not possible to flash Android OS using Qualcomm Flash Image Loader iii) This device works on carriers outside USA & LTE works like charm. iv) Need to be careful with popped up camera. Camera glass can be damaged easily.
As no Equalizer (though the sound output is good using a good headphone),so any better music app in the store or any other app as side load with equalizer?
AnonD-686518, 21 Dec 2017For the FM radio, try plugging in a pair of ear buds as the wire is used as an antenna in most... moreThis phone doesn't have a radio at all. So the trick you mentioned won't work on it.
Tournel Henry, 10 Dec 2017Good looking. Very slippery. Very sensitive and smooth touchscreen. Great performance. Excelle... moreFor the FM radio, try plugging in a pair of ear buds as the wire is used as an antenna in most cases. I have no idea if this will work but it's worth a try.
Re: The glass finish:
I bought a case from a German company call StilGut who hand make all their cases out of top-notch materials. It was actually designed for the BlackBerry DTEK60 but fits the 4s perfectly (the 60's chassis is a 4s with different internals). This solves the slipperiness of the glass finish and adds more contouring around the camera and the fingerprint sensor making it much easier to locate accurately.
I like everything about this device, at just $169 I couldn't ask for anything more but the only things I don't like are the slippery body and the lack of any boundary around the fingerprint scanner, it works great but it's seriously hard to locate, and my muscle memory still isn't used to it.
Good looking. Very slippery. Very sensitive and smooth touchscreen. Great performance. Excellent Sound quality. The VR doesn't seem to have very good control. The phone doesn't support FM radio (even if you install an app for it). The Camera isn't as good as advertised. It has a 3.5mm audio jack, but doesn't come with headphones. Also, the Lumia apps (Lumia Panorama, Lumia Camera, Equaliser, Gadgets, etc) won't install on this device.
Binny, 17 Nov 2017Is there FM Radio on this phone Alcatel idol 4S?
I am thinking of buying this.It doesn't have a radio but hey who uses radio nowadays. They no more play good music on radio.
I just listen to online radio in Microsoft Groove. It gives me nice selection of radio channels as per my genre of interest.
Alex, 10 Dec 2017I was really confused between this phone and the Elite x3 but at the end went for this one as ... moreWhat?
Just $169, that's just dirt cheap.
I wonder why on earth they still ask £420 for it in UK when it's so cheap in USA?
Microsoft and Alcatel surely pay no attention to the consumers at UK.
I was really confused between this phone and the Elite x3 but at the end went for this one as it costs just $169, the Elite x3 is just too pricey. So now for just $298 I have a good Continuum capable phone, a Logitech K830 keyboard and Microsoft HD-500 display dock. Of course it lacks NFC but it can do all other things that HP Elite x3 can do.