i bought this phone last year with lot of expectations, but all failed due to over heating issue. even in camera usage can't use more than 10 minutes due to heating. i used to charge 3 or 4 times if i am Online. if not Online, battery is enough for a day. this is the one and major setback.
i recommend people not to buy this.
Bought a new Lumia 950 yesterday, with a 3A charger and surprisingly, a fancy piece of headphone too. It's a white one. Feeling handfull with the 20 MP camera. Pureviiew tech is back on my palm after my Lumia 920
Nick, 06 Jul 2017Let me enlist the reasons: Better processor, Snapdragon 820 on Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is way... moreUnfortunately, alcatel is not provide in Indonesia. So we only can choose Lumia :(
Nick, 06 Jul 2017Let me enlist the reasons: Better processor, Snapdragon 820 on Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is way... moreGood luck in finding aftersales service for you Alcatel, the aftersales service of Alcatel can never be as good as Microsoft.
Hi guys....microsoft is a best hardware in the market....and microsoft lumia 950 is the best handsets in the market...
Jeff, 06 Jul 2017Better than 950, are you kidding me, that glitzy junk may run on Windows 10 Mobile but it can'... moreLet me enlist the reasons:
Better processor, Snapdragon 820 on Alcatel Idol 4S Windows is way better than Snapdragon 808 on Lumia 950.
More RAM, 4 GB RAM on Alcatel.
More storage, 64 GB storage on Alcatel.
No overheating issues.
Dual front facing and dual rear facing stereo speakers.
The screen resolution may be lower than 950 but 1920 X 1080 is quite good resolution and puts less strain on battery, the screen resolution of 950 is complete overkill.
Better build quality, glass and metal construction.
Slimmer design, easier to carry and feels better in hand.
Camera may not be a Carl-Zeiss optics camera but it isn't bad either.
Costs just $275, which makes it cheaper than Lumia 950.
Nick, 30 May 2017I bought the factory unlocked variant of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows from Amazon at just $275. Yup... moreBetter than 950, are you kidding me, that glitzy junk may run on Windows 10 Mobile but it can't be better than 950.
Glass body which can slip and break anytime, no NFC, inferior camera, inferior screen resolution, I don't see a single good reason why would anyone prefer to buy that Alcatel Idol 4S Windows over Lumia 950.
Stanley, 19 Feb 2017I switched from this phone to Alcatel Idol 4S Windows, which costs mere $288 on T-Mobile store... moreI bought the factory unlocked variant of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows from Amazon at just $275. Yup! You're right, it's way better than this phone and 950 XL.
Alok Shanker, 02 Nov 2016Windows 10 based Lumia 950 is worst phone and microsoft should stop manufacturing. during last... moreAlok, the screen blacking out was a bug on Win10 Mobile, which is partially fixed now. It still causes problems if your brightness is set to auto adjust.
Disable the brightness auto adjustment and manually change the brightness if required. See if your problem goes away.
Greg, 08 May 2017That screen resolution is just overkill and has detrimental impact on battery life. I can live... more"And just because it uses glass body doesn't mean that it isn't durable."
Have you lost it, glass body can never be as durable as a metal or polycarbonate body. No matter how much metal flame you put between the glass if the phone falls that glass body will crack like an egg.
Jeff, 06 Apr 2017Sheesh, yet another Alcatel Idol 4S Windows fan boy. You guys are really like the Samsung and ... moreThat screen resolution is just overkill and has detrimental impact on battery life. I can live without the Carl Zeiss optics equipped camera and NFC.
All the feature I need are available on Alcatel Idol 4S Windows, it has a way better and way more stable processor, it has better RAM management and twice the storage of this phone, it's design is beautiful. The most important thing is that it has features equivalent of HP Elite x3 at a price lesser than Lumia 950, I bought the factory unlocked Alcatel Idol 4S Windows from Amazon at just $275.
And just because it uses glass body doesn't mean that it isn't durable.
It just not working. I'm ok with windows environment instead of Android, but the phone is not functioning properly. It's not ringing when you get a message on viber, WhatsApp, or facebook messenger, it is stop functioning frequently and needs restart, and many other similar problems.
Stanley, 19 Feb 2017I switched from this phone to Alcatel Idol 4S Windows, which costs mere $288 on T-Mobile store... moreSheesh, yet another Alcatel Idol 4S Windows fan boy. You guys are really like the Samsung and OnePlus fan boys of Windows 10 Mobile world.
Your Alcatel may have better processor, RAM and storage but does it have a Carl Zeiss Camera, 1440 x 2560 resolution screen and NFC, I don't think so.
Neither is the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows anywhere as rugged as HP Elite x3, Lumia 950 and 950 XL, one fall and that glass bodied shiny Alcatel of yours would be in pieces.
bug bug bug alert again !!!!update camera 2017.125.41.0 dng 800*600 no tx microsoft
Anonymous, 16 May 2016Its produces lot of heat & shutdowns suddenly. Not worth buying this phone.Please do not g... moreI switched from this phone to Alcatel Idol 4S Windows, which costs mere $288 on T-Mobile store.
Needless to say I find the Alcatel better than this device.
Gerald, 11 Oct 2016Which one should I opt for Lumia 950 or Acer Jade Primo.
Both of them run on Windows 10 Mobil... moreI would say none of them.
Pay little more and buy the unlocked version of Alcatel Idol 4S Windows. It is available in the Microsoft Store.
windoze_lover, 06 Jan 2017I liked the phone until I came to know that it has 2 antennas
1 antenna is 4G / LTE the other... moreBoth of my SIM's are with AT&T who shut down all 2G networks, so no phone service on that SIM.
This is absurd. Hopefully it is just a firmware fix, as the HP Elite x3 came out with a firmware fix last week to fix their phone for the same issue. Knowing how slow MSFT is with updating anything for Lumia I doubt it will be any time soon. I get a lot of texts from the second line, so having just call forwarding on isn't going to fix it, and was the whole point of me getting a dual sim phone.
I have this phone 5 months already & I'm very happy with it. It's my 4th Lumia, I leaved Android 3 years ago and I hope never return.
Lumia 950 has a spectacular display, one of the best cameras ever on the smartphones, the 2 processors and the 3gb of ram are doing an excellent job, etc...
If you buy a Mozo back cover it will look fantastic.