Binny, 17 Nov 2017Is there FM Radio on this phone Alcatel idol 4S? I am thinking of buying this.Spec say no radio
Is there FM Radio on this phone Alcatel idol 4S?
I am thinking of buying this.
Khongcan, 13 Nov 2017Max, Can you confirm that this phone has fingerprint reader at back?Yes it has fingerprint scanner at the back but there's no outline around the fingerprint sensor so it's hard to locate at first, it almost merges with the glass back, but once your muscle memory gets used to it you feel no problem.
Khongcan, 13 Nov 2017Max, Can you confirm that this phone has fingerprint reader at back?Hi, yes this device has a fingerprint reader in the back (the circle underneath the camera lens) and can be configured via the settings app.
Someone can confirm that this phone (Idol 4s Windows phone) has fingerprint reader one touch?
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2017I hope they release an Android OS for this, windows mobileis dead anyways.Well there already is...
I hope they release an Android OS for this, windows mobileis dead anyways.
AnonD-710146, 23 Oct 2017I'm thinking of switching form Lumia to this...it looks perfect...are there any big difference... moreIt's camera isn't as good as Lumia 950 XL but it's not bad. It works smoother than 950 XL especially after the latest Windows 10 Mobile update, it doesn't overheat, it lacks NFC but I barely use NFC so I don't see it as a big deal.
Compared to 950 XL it's kinda slippery due to its glass surface and the fingerprint sensor has no boundary to demarcate it so it takes some time in getting used to it but once you gain the muscle memory you feel no difference. At the end of the day at $199 you can't get a better device than this one.
main difference that would make this phone a step down from the microsoft lumia, is that the battery is not removable.
i always keep an extra battery for emergencies, so not being able to switch that out for a fresh battery is kind of a deal-breaker for me. but it looks like a sweet phone. i can't seem to find if it has the remote charging thing where you set it on a charging plate.
ItsOnlyAFone, 12 Sep 2017Absolutely...I've come thru the Lumia 920, 1520, 640 and I can truly says this phone is fantas... moreI'm thinking of switching form Lumia to this...it looks perfect...are there any big differences between the two that you've seen? Does it still automatically back up to onedrive?
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017I just activated the Idol 4s with Windows on Freedom Mobile in Canada, which uses an LTE not c... moreI am also with Freedom Mobile and had no issues connecting to their LTE network right out of the box.
The Alcatel Idol 4s Windows NA variant supports AWS and LTE band 4; both used by Freedom.
So I'm not sure what the issue is for you only being able to connect to 3G/4G; unless they haven't actually rolled their LTE service out to your area yet.
JGV, 07 Sep 2017Dude, sometimes people are good with spending 1/3 the price for a phone that basically does th... moreBut in India both HP Elite x3 and Alcatel Idol 4S Windows cost the same on eBay.in GEB. And Alcatel Idol 4S Windows supports only one mobile network provider, i.e, RCOM and RCOM has truly horrible service in India. HP Elite x3 supports all Indian LTE bands and works on RCOM as well as Idea, Airtel, Vodafone Supernet 4G.
Everytjing else is good - black glass back, with gold trim, the push side button which htc u11 was copied from, except the camera. The camera is not responsive to the touch. Not resppnsive to light either. Takes timeee to focus to light, dark or bright.
Jeff, 15 Sep 2017This is just a cheap phone, it can never be even half as good as HP Elite x3. This phone does... moreNFC, or course, is useless if there are no Windows apps in my country capable of using it...
ItsOnlyAFone, 12 Sep 2017Actually, a smart man's x3. Just paid $199 unlocked from Microsoft Store. That leaves $400 to ... moreToo bad I can't buy it in my country from the Microsoft store. Only Lumia's. It's a nice looking phone.
ItsOnlyAFone, 12 Sep 2017Actually, a smart man's x3. Just paid $199 unlocked from Microsoft Store. That leaves $400 to ... moreThis is just a cheap phone, it can never be even half as good as HP Elite x3.
This phone doesn't have NFC, QHD screen or a durable body.
Jeff, 08 May 2017Meh.. This phone looks like a poor man's HP Elite x3.Actually, a smart man's x3. Just paid $199 unlocked from Microsoft Store. That leaves $400 to buy a few Canon ink cartridges.
AnonD-237189, 22 Jul 2017Nope, Lumia 950 is still the best Windows phone.Not for $199
JGV, 07 Sep 2017Dude, sometimes people are good with spending 1/3 the price for a phone that basically does th... moreAbsolutely...I've come thru the Lumia 920, 1520, 640 and I can truly says this phone is fantastic. Great physical build quality, screen is awesome (and first phone I've had where fingerprints don't happen -- Asahi DragonTrail glass is a pleasant surprise). Speaking of fingers, the Hello print reader scored 10/10 on my first programmed print, and it was FAST -- secret is to have an Incipio case with raised edge around sensor as a reference point. I've seen some negative reviews but this phone has been flawless to the point that those bad reviews are totally suspect. This phone has the same guts as the x3 but at a fraction of the cost ($199 thru Microsoft Store). Windows Phone may be "dead" but I have every app I need and could ride this thing for years. Apple can continue robbing the faithful ($1199 are they crazy?), and Google will try to keep the hodge-podge of Android variants semi-secure (they haven't so far). This phone is wonderful, and Microsoft should be ashamed they started making uninspired junk and killed Nokia in the process.