For those looking for a deal and who are okay being locked to T-Mobile (who have some great pay as you go plans) the Alcatel IDOL 4S can be had for an extremely excellent price right now.
Commonly advertised at $432 – a drop from the SIM unlocked $470 version at Microsoft – the IDOL 4S is getting a deep discount to just $288. Payments can be split monthly at $12 increments, or you can pay in full. A SIM starter kit on T-Mobile will run an extra $20 if you have never used them before.
Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Specs
|CPU||Snapdragon 820 | Quad Core CPU @2.15 GHz|
|Display||5.5-inch FHD AMOLED
Dragontrail 2.5D Glass
|Camera||21 MP rear camera
8 MP front-facing camera
Quick Charge 3.0
|Windows Hello||Yes (Fingerprint)|
|Audio||Dual speakers with Hi-Fi surround sound|
|Dimensions||153.9 x 75.4 x 6.99 mm|
Wi-Fi Calling 1.0
A2DP, OPP, HFP, AVRCP, PBAP
The IDOL 4S goes down easily as one of the nicest and most beautiful Windows phone to date and has received excellent reviews from users. In fact, T-Mobile customer reviews give it a 4.6 (out of 5) from 35 reviews with 95% recommending the Continuum-enabled phone.
Let us know if that sub-$300 price changes your mind. Interestingly, there are hints that an IDOL 5S is right around the corner premiering at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks. It is not clear, however, if that will launch as Android-only or also pick up Windows 10 Mobile.
Thanks, Shawn C., for the tip!