Carmanen , 03 May 2017I kinda understand their pricing here as Elite x3 is mainly meant for highly paid office worke... moreWell Alcatel Idol 4S Windows runs on Windows 10 Mobile too and has same specifications and can do all the things that HP Elite X3 does and costs 1/3rd the price of Elite X3. I see no point in buying HP Elite X3.
Even the HP Lapdock works perfectly with it. No matter how you see it one can't ignore the fact that Elite X3 is overpriced. I work in corporate sector too and even I was tempted to buy Elite X3 but then I realized that the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows offers all the features I need from Elite X3 at a way lower price and way more attractive design.
Jeff, 08 May 2017But you don't get NFC, MIL-STD 810G - grade salt, fog, humidity, transport shock and thermal s... moreCool down guys, both are good Windows 10 Mobile devices.
HP Elite X3 is an excellent flagship.
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is an excellent flagship killer.
Both devices are targeted at two different groups of consumers.
HP Elite X3 is pricey but due to its enhanced durability it is more suited for corporate road warriors.
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows isn't durable as Elite X3 but by packing similar specifications at an affordable price it targets the mainstream audience.
Both are excellent Windows 10 Mobile devices.
I've just bought it and battery life isn't good. I have to struggle very much to get to the end of the day with only about 3 or 4 hours of total usage in WhatsApp, Internet and playing videos, all of it with all the connections turned off most of the time, and screen brightness set to the minimum.
My 1020 has WP10 and works fine, it still does. I have Android, Apple and W10 devices and use them all for their strengths and avoid them for their weaknesses. I can tell you from this experience that W10 has the best lay-out and best potential and functionality, but isn't as vastly supported, but that's not to blame solely on MS. The Android has so many issues too, and is a lot less safe to run some applications on. Apple works the smoothest, but is also the most limited in functionality, so no wonder. For Office and Outlook users it is very convenient to have it all in one platform. If you want a toy you are better off with Android.
sasha, 24 Jun 2017I have 950xl, but since upgrade, 3 months ago, my keyboard in landscape mode is tiny. cant use... moreyou can change the size and position of the keyboard. Just press and hold the spacebar until the keyboard gets highlighted in a rectangle. Then you can move it up-down or left-right. You just need to move it to the center of the screen and then move it down.
I have 950xl, but since upgrade, 3 months ago, my keyboard in landscape mode is tiny. cant use phone like that anymore. is it fixed on this one?
AnonD-291615, 09 Jun 2017Ive been fan for windows phone but lack of app has drifted me away , this phone i should go ba... moreYes, they have those apps. They might not come with the phone
but will be on the Store! You should certainly buy one because
the best phone you can buy is WINDOWS!!
Ive been fan for windows phone but lack of app has drifted me away , this phone i should go back to the platform but i need to know social apps is now better or not for example facebook messenger has voice calls or not ??
Max, 06 May 2017Tried this phone and I was indeed tempted to buy it but then of course I couldn't due to its h... moreBut you don't get NFC, MIL-STD 810G - grade salt, fog, humidity, transport shock and thermal shock resistance, IP67 dust and water resistance, 1440 x 2560 pixels screen, Bang & Olufsen audio system and a big 4150 mAh battery with Alcatel Idol 4S Windows.
Alcatel Idol 4S Windows uses Asahi Dragontrail glass and from what I've heard it ain't as good as Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Carmanen , 03 May 2017I kinda understand their pricing here as Elite x3 is mainly meant for highly paid office worke... moreTried this phone and I was indeed tempted to buy it but then of course I couldn't due to its high price especially with the desktop kit. I mean $599, that's just crazy.
So after checking some rave reviews about Alcatel Idol 4S Windows I went for it. Yeah it did cost me cheaper. $275 for the unlocked version from Amazon, $60 for Microsoft display dock from eBay and $30 for Microsoft Wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard from Amazon. So at a total price of $365 I can do all the things a HP Elite x3 with desktop kit priced at $599 can.
The only thing I miss is the Quad HD 6 inch panel of HP Elite x3 but I can live without it.
Conrad, 30 Apr 2017Especially now when the factory unlocked version of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is available in Am... moreI kinda understand their pricing here as Elite x3 is mainly meant for highly paid office workers as their desktop substitude/helper. It's not meant for entertainment device in the first place.
Carmanen , 29 Apr 2017I totally agree with the price! HP is insane :DEspecially now when the factory unlocked version of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is available in Amazon for merely $280. Even the overpriced iPhone 6S is cheaper than this phone. I just hope HP will reduce its price.
Larmode, 12 Apr 2017I really love this phone but its price is keeping me away!Same here too! It's price here in Finland is whopping 900Â€ :O No way i'm gonna pay that much... ...it should be somewhere between 500-600Â€ or less.
Would have bought it if was Android....Microsoft ? Shitty platform.When bought Lumia 900
they came out with windows 8 and said wont have it.Bought Lumia 1020 and then said that wont get windows 10 for a 2 years old phone .Microsoft is dying.
I am looking for this in Bangladesh but became sad and price also on the tree.
Conrad, 30 Mar 2017But the price they're asking for this phone is ridiculous.
One can get Alcatel Idol 4S Window... moreYou know at least HP Elite x3 won't shatter into pieces if it falls, that glitzy and shiny glass back of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows of yours would break like cookie if it falls. Your Idol 4S Windows may have same specs as this phone but it can't be even half as durable as this phone.
Better opt for costlier but durable device than opting for a cheaper shiny glass toy.
Larmode, 12 Apr 2017I really love this phone but its price is keeping me away!Same for me. Prices here are Â€800 to Â€850 with the docking station, but that is a lot of money. So I am still hanging on to my Lumia 930.