Conrad, 05 Mar 2017I bought it for $288 from T-Mobile store and I had to pay $20 extra for the SIM, oddly enough ... moreDid your service work when you put the Verizon SIM in the phone? I find it hard to believe since there are no CDMA bands on this phone. I eagerly await your response. I also can't believe that this phone happened to be unlocked as T-Mobile phones are all locked to their network. If you don't answer soon, I'll just try it. I have service on all 4 major US carriers.
Is there any version of this phone with band 3 and 8 Lte enabled? I heard rumour of europe version under the name idol 4s pro, is that true?
Jeff, 08 May 2017Meh.. This phone looks like a poor man's HP Elite x3.Which costs over twice as much. So, you could buy 2 of them for less than the price of 1 HP X3 Elite, and yes, they DO support Continuum mode.
Conrad, 08 May 2017The factory unlocked variant is available at Amazon for just $275.Now I understand why people are buying this phone despite of it running on Windows 10 Mobile.
I mean come on, $275 is a dirt cheap price for a device with such flagship level specs. Not to forget with Windows 10 Mobile the user gets periodic updates even on an OEM device.
So essentially this is a phone which has timely updates like a Google Pixel or Nexus and is cheaper than a ZTE Axon 7. No wonder people are buying it.
Conrad, 08 May 2017The factory unlocked variant is available at Amazon for just $275.Yep, buy that one if you are on T-Mo then flash the T-Mo ffu....
nate0, 11 Feb 2017T-Mobile dropped the price on their US site to 288.The factory unlocked variant is available at Amazon for just $275.
nick , 07 May 2017I have been doing a comparison of the idol 4s and the Windows idol 4s,I had no clue that their... moreWell in real world too there's a heck lot of difference.
The Windows version has better processor (Snapdragon 820), larger storage (64 GB), larger RAM (4 GB), better rear camera (21 megapixel) with a larger sensor size. The Windows version is substantially faster than the Android version.
The Windows version also has newer and faster USB-Type C connector while the Android version has older and slower micro-USB connector.
The Windows version also has a fingerprint scanner.
You can use Continuum on the Windows version.
The only thing good about the Android version is its higher resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels display otherwise the Windows version is leagues ahead of it in all other segments.
And the most important thing is that the factory unlocked variant of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows costs $275 on Amazon, which makes it cheaper to buy than the Android version.
Conrad, 06 May 2017Well you can buy the unlocked version from Amazon. It is now available at a price of $275. Wh... moreI have been doing a comparison of the idol 4s and the Windows idol 4s,I had no clue that their was two idol 4s',can you explain the difference because on paper their is a big difference
Drael64, 04 May 2017Have lust for this phone. Will have to save mah pennies. Well you can buy the unlocked version from Amazon.
It is now available at a price of $275. Which is damn cheap price for this device.
Filiberto, 20 Apr 2017He wants a windows phone not android.Take a good look at his post. He is asking for a Android ROM to flash on this phone. He is technically asking for an Android equivalent of this phone.
Next time take a good time to read the post before commenting mindlessly.
In my town there's only LTE 7 (2600) and 3 (1800) currently. Is there any way to get this to work?
jamvo, 11 Mar 2017is there a custom rom for instaling android on this version cause i want the android os but th... moreYou can try to get your hands on TCL 950, it's basically the same phone as Alcatel Idol 4S Windows but it runs on Android.
But it's hard to find and as far as I know it's available only in China.
is there a custom rom for instaling android on this version cause i want the android os but the faster soc the windows 10 version has
nate0, 12 Feb 2017Yes. Being on AT&T though I just bough the unlocked model through Microsoft.I bought it for $288 from T-Mobile store and I had to pay $20 extra for the SIM, oddly enough the T-Mobile version is unlocked too. I didn't need the T-Mobile SIM so I kept it in the phone just for activation. Once activated I threw away the SIM and put my AT&T and Verizon SIM into the phone and they work great.
The SIM activation was lot of hassle but at $308 it was worth the hassle.