Alcatel Idol 4S Smartphone: Windows 10, USB-C, 21MP

Windows 10 at a smartphone? Yes, it is possible. While the world is waiting for a mysterious Surface phone. There is already one in the market! It is Alcatel Idol 4S. Let check it out!alcatel idol 4S

Alcatel Idol 4S Smartphone: Windows 10, USB-C, 21MP

Alcatel Idol 4S comes with two version of OS: Windows 10 and Android. Yet, the market share of Windows 10 Mobiles is not huge, there is still circumstances where Microsoft’s operating system plays as dominant. The Alcatel’s focus here is enterprise market. As the Idol 4S for Android which is released in mid-2016, Windows 10 version is built on a common hardware platform and eagle-eyed smartphone;  now we can add Windows 10 into the mix.

Targeting in the premium end of the market, the Idol 4S platform offers solid specifications for a handset, but is still able stay within a sensible budget. With a 5.5″ Full HD screen, this phone is better than most in the same segment in display. Also, the phone carries the Snapdragon 820, Quad Core CPU @2.15 GHz, and 4GB RAM. The phone can operates almost every tasks smoothly. There is also 64GB ROM which can expand up to 256GB. The camera is also very good: 8MP for selfie shooter, and 21MP. To finish this Alcatel Idol 4S review, the battery is top notch among the mid-range segment: 3,000mAh, Quick Charge 3.0.

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Focus on the enterprise market, Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 version offer lots of benefits from Microsoft operating system. With live tile support on the home screen offering buckets of ‘glance and go’ information and customisation. It comes with a PIM suite that easily syncs to your Microsoft account and the integration with Microsoft’s cloud services (including Outlook 365, photo storage, backup, and the Groove music service) is as polished as you would hope.

Alcatel Idol 4S: availability

Alcatel and Microsoft are silent on the issue of the Idol 4S going SIM unlocked or being sold elsewhere. We sure hope they do, because while T-Mobile is a great carrier, we think this phone deserves a large audience even if it’s just the diehards. At $469 and with included VR the Idol 4S is a very welcome addition to the small Windows 10 Mobile family.