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  1. Al Sacco's Avatar
    Just got this phone. I'm new to the Windows phone world, but I dig it so far.
    01-27-2017 06:47 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Just got this phone. I'm new to the Windows phone world, but I dig it so far.
    Welcome.

    Nothing like starting at the top.

    I look forward to seeing you around the place.
    libra89, editguy, mark233 and 1 others like this.
    01-27-2017 10:46 AM
  3. Biljana8's Avatar
    Just got this phone. I'm new to the Windows phone world, but I dig it so far.
    Giveaway Alcatel Idol 4S
    Ended at February 13th
    You can just win it for free
    If you enter commpatition
    On this web page
    Windowscentral.com
    Or
    FB windowsfonecentral
    International
    Giveaway
    01-27-2017 04:42 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Just got this phone. I'm new to the Windows phone world, but I dig it so far.
    Excellent. I'm not alone anymore using "dig".
    editguy, mark233 and libra89 like this.
    01-27-2017 05:07 PM
  5. Mihai N's Avatar
    I've been looking for Windows phones to buy as an upgrade to my 735, and since the only two sites that have the Elite x3 overpriced it big time, the only options are the Idol 4S and 950xl. While the 4S doesn't have the 950xl camera, it's the better looking and newer chipset, especially since this year everyone is moving to the SD835 for flagship and 821 for premium midrange and flagships that can't get the 835
    01-27-2017 06:42 PM
  6. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Just got this phone. I'm new to the Windows phone world, but I dig it so far.
    I just ordered mine from the Web Store. Looking forward to trying it out! I switched carriers; trying Freedom/Wind in Canada; my Ativ SE doesn't work with their frequencies (btw: the Ativ SE is the best Windows Phone that no-one knows about!). I bought a Lumia 650; great little phone for the price; wonderful looking OLED screen (even though it's only 720p), but the poor guy can't keep up with only 1 G of RAM, and the camera is way weaker than my Ativ SE. So...we'll see how the Idol 4 does!
    02-04-2017 03:28 PM
  7. badelhas's Avatar
    I just ordered mine from the Web Store. Looking forward to trying it out! I switched carriers; trying Freedom/Wind in Canada; my Ativ SE doesn't work with their frequencies (btw: the Ativ SE is the best Windows Phone that no-one knows about!). I bought a Lumia 650; great little phone for the price; wonderful looking OLED screen (even though it's only 720p), but the poor guy can't keep up with only 1 G of RAM, and the camera is way weaker than my Ativ SE. So...we'll see how the Idol 4 does!
    Looking forward to your personal mini review ;)

    Cheers
    RumoredNow and nate0 like this.
    02-04-2017 11:15 PM
  8. the1's Avatar
    I actually just picked one up today, upgrading from a 1520. Had my wife eyeballing it, even though she isn't moving from Android..lol
    libra89, RumoredNow and TgeekB like this.
    02-05-2017 12:29 AM
  9. jamesschaeffer's Avatar
    This would be a replacement for the Nexus 6P I'm using now. Something about Android bothers me though I can't figure out what. The last phone I used which ran Windows was a Nokia 925 which I miss!
    RumoredNow, TgeekB and mark233 like this.
    02-05-2017 01:06 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    Let us know how it goes everyone.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    libra89 and mark233 like this.
    02-05-2017 07:23 AM
  11. editguy's Avatar
    This would be a replacement for the Nexus 6P I'm using now. Something about Android bothers me though I can't figure out what. The last phone I used which ran Windows was a Nokia 925 which I miss!
    I liked my L925 but this phone is a big improvement.
    mark233 and libra89 like this.
    02-05-2017 03:29 PM
  12. badelhas's Avatar
    I liked my L925 but this phone is a big improvement.
    In what way, specifically?

    Cheers
    02-07-2017 04:42 AM
  13. editguy's Avatar
    In what way, specifically?

    Cheers
    Better build quality (no creaking like my 925), better call quality, better reception, better battery life by far (it's like the Energizer bunny, it just keep going), Continuum, finger print reader, and way better speakers.
    PFSP, TgeekB and badelhas like this.
    02-07-2017 02:44 PM
  14. anon(9809330)'s Avatar
    The only thing for me that keeps the Idol from being a perfect 10 is there is no way to uninstall the VR stuff as I will never use it. Even with all the VR apps set to not run in the background I can only imagine how much quicker it would be.
    02-07-2017 02:59 PM
  15. Mihai N's Avatar
    Alcatel should just bring this to Europe already. If the camera was better, it would have been the best Windows phone right now
    02-07-2017 03:23 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Alcatel should just bring this to Europe already. If the camera was better, it would have been the best Windows phone right now
    It's coming. Just saw a story in GSM Arena (I believe) mentioning that.
    libra89, TgeekB and RumoredNow like this.
    02-07-2017 04:36 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    In what way, specifically?

    Cheers
    CPU, RAM, display resolution, onboard storage space, SD storage, fingerprint scanner, aw shoot.......I'm tired, someone else take over.

    Cheers
    TgeekB, editguy, badelhas and 1 others like this.
    02-07-2017 04:39 PM
  18. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    edit guy, you say the Alcatel has better reception than your 950 I assume you are on T-mobile? My 650 has very good reception on Cricket in SD LTE most every where. Curious about how the Alcatel compares to the Nexus 6p. My son uses one on T-Mobile here in SD Reception is usually 2-3 bars and when I talk to him he sounds like he is in a can. very muffled and quiet.
    02-07-2017 04:40 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    edit guy, you say the Alcatel has better reception than your 950 I assume you are on T-mobile? My 650 has very good reception on Cricket in SD LTE most every where. Curious about how the Alcatel compares to the Nexus 6p. My son uses one on T-Mobile here in SD Reception is usually 2-3 bars and when I talk to him he sounds like he is in a can. very muffled and quiet.
    On T-Mobile, any TMO-branded device will work better due to Enhanced LTE which is not available on the 950 for TMO's bands and VoLTE. That said, the 950 will blow an Idol (unlocked) away on an AT&T carrier/MVNO for the same reason. As for the 6P, Motorolas have always had stellar radios so I'm sure it will be better than the Idol. Provided it's a TMO-branded 6P.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-07-2017 04:46 PM
  20. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    my son's nexus 6p is an unlocked version. being used on T-Mobile. Like I said the voice quality is horrible. I would love to try the Idol on Cricket but for me it is still a phone first and voice calls are top priority as I use mine for business calls. Maybe by some slim chance I will win the Idol in the give away.
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    02-07-2017 04:57 PM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    I admit I don't use the call portion of my phone a lot, but I haven't had any issues with my Idol yet. No one has complained.
    I'm on Cricket by the way.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-07-2017 06:00 PM
  22. editguy's Avatar
    edit guy, you say the Alcatel has better reception than your 950 I assume you are on T-mobile? My 650 has very good reception on Cricket in SD LTE most every where. Curious about how the Alcatel compares to the Nexus 6p. My son uses one on T-Mobile here in SD Reception is usually 2-3 bars and when I talk to him he sounds like he is in a can. very muffled and quiet.
    I don't have the 950, I have the L925 which was Tmo branded. I get reception with my Idol in areas around town and in*my house that I never got*with the 925. Also, the quality of the calls is much improved. No muffled voices and no echoing calls.
    02-07-2017 06:15 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    I don't have the 950, I have the L925 which was Tmo branded. I get reception with my Idol in areas around town and in*my house that I never got*with the 925. Also, the quality of the calls is much improved. No muffled voices and no echoing calls.
    There are so many variables when discussing this. Carrier, nearest cell tower, walls in building you're in, etc. Tough to get consensus. The important thing is if it works for you under your conditions, which sounds like it does. Me too.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-07-2017 06:33 PM
  24. PFSP's Avatar
    edit guy, you say the Alcatel has better reception than your 950 I assume you are on T-mobile? My 650 has very good reception on Cricket in SD LTE most every where. Curious about how the Alcatel compares to the Nexus 6p. My son uses one on T-Mobile here in SD Reception is usually 2-3 bars and when I talk to him he sounds like he is in a can. very muffled and quiet.
    On Cricket as well, and my wife has a 650, I have the Idol 4s. We were in a restaurant the other day, she had 2 bars and I had 4. and she never complains about reception with her 650.
    editguy likes this.
    02-08-2017 09:20 AM
  25. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Unfortunately here in SD no physical T-Mobile stores yet. They are still implementing Service or Microsoft stores for that matter. So I can't go and touch and play with one before buying.
    02-08-2017 09:42 AM
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