If you have been eyeing a new phablet that is robust and boasts top-end specs then your search will end with the Android variant of the Alcatel Idol 4S.
The device released in the United States in July for $399.99 and those preordering the Idol 4S would have snagged the handset for $349.99 with a VR headset, glass screen protector and protective case thrown in for free.
Where To Buy The Android Alcatel Idol 4S?
If you want to save a few bucks, then you can snag the Idol 4S' Android variant for just $349.99, which is a savings of $50. This offer does not include the VR headset or any other freebies. So if you are not bothered about this aspect, then the Amazon offer is a great bargain.
This offer is courtesy of Amazon and for the unlocked variant of the Idol 4S, which is compatible with GSM/LTE carriers. This means that the handset will work with T-Mobile and AT&T but not Verizon and Sprint which are CDMA/LTE.
To buy the Alcatel Idol 4S' factory unlocked Android variant head to this link.
Difference Between Android And Windows Versions?
The unlocked Android-powered variant of the Idol 4S smartphone houses a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen (2560 x 1440 pixels) unlike its Windows-powered counterpart, which has a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The phablet also houses an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor and 3 GB of RAM, unlike the Windows variant which has a Snapdragon 820 CPU and 4 GB of RAM. The Android variant of the Alcatel smartphone has Adreno 510 GPU vis-à-vis the Adreno 530 GPU on the Windows 10 version of the handset.
The Android version of the smartphone has a 16-megapixel primary camera, whereas the Windows variant has a 21-megapixel one. Both variants of the Idol 4S have a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge.
The selfie snapper on the Windows 10 and Android version of the Idol 4S is the same — an 8-megapixel one.
When it comes to storage capabilities, the Android version of the handset offers 32 GB that can be expanded to a maximum of 256 GB via a microSD card. The Windows version of the handset has 64 GB storage capability, which is expandable to 128 GB.
Lastly, the Android variant comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running out of the box. The T-Mobile exclusive variant of the Idol 4S comes preloaded with Windows 10 and has hit the shelves on Nov. 10. This model is priced at $469.99 and comes with a free VR headset.