Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile down to $169 at Microsoft

If you're not looking to jump ship from the Windows phone ecosystem to Android or iOS anytime soon, Microsoft is currently offering a solid discount on the Alcatel Idol 4S. Microsoft has slashed the Windows 10 Mobile-powered phone to $169 at its online store, dropping it down from its previous sale price of $199 (via Neowin). And that represents an even bigger drop from the phone's $470 list price.

The Alcatel Idol 4S comes unlocked, and it should work fine with AT&T or T-Mobile. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chip, along with 4GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The screen is a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED panel, and you'll find a fingerprint sensor onboard the handset as well. Inside the box, you'll also find a VR headset, which Alcatel used as one of the Idol 4S's main selling points.

Given the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts, this likely won't appeal to everyone. But if you're still looking to stick with Windows 10 Mobile for the time being, it's not a bad deal for one of the most recent Windows phone releases.

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