The Alcatel Idol 4S is available for pre-order starting Friday, July 15th. The pre-order bundle promises an incredible array of accessories, making it extremely cost efficient for users who are looking for something in the range of what the Idol 4S has to offer.
The pre-order bundle for the Alcatel Idol 4S includes a protective case, glass screen protector, headphones, and a virtual reality headset.
Alcatel Idol 4S Tech Specs
The handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chip. The chip has a 1.8GHz octa-core CPU, an Adreno 510 GPU, and an X8 LTE modem with a download speed of up to 300Mbps.
Accompanying the Snapdragon 652, in terms of memory, the Alcatel Idol 4S has 3GB of RAM. The phone’s internal storage sits comfortably at 32GB, and the additional SIM card slot supports a MicroSD of up to 256GB.
The screen is 5.5 inches wide and features a sharp looking AMOLED display.
The front 8MP camera offers selfie enthusiasts everything they need. The primary 16MP is great for shooting dynamic, high-quality video.
The handset runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, but Alcatel promised it will run optimally with the Android 7.0 Nougat, whenever the OS upgrade does end up rolling out.
The Alcatel Idol 4S has a serious, modern design with metal and glass but without any elements that sorely stand out.
Alcatel set a $350 price tag on the whole pre-order bundle. The goodies in the bundle, along with the Alcatel Idol 4S, are all quality gear and the price tag is definitely a bargain if the tech specs are what users are looking for in a new handset.
Additionally, even though some may find the price tag a bit steep, the pre-order bundle does make a great gift. The phone is solid, and the accessories give it everything it would need.
Alcatel will start shipping out the Idol 4s starting August 3rd, at which point the pre-order bundle will no longer be available. After August 3rd, the stand-alone 4S will have a heavier $400 price tag.
While the new price tag for the Alcatel Idol 4S feels a bit much in comparison, especially since it will not be coming with the additional accessories from the pre-order bundle, it can still be a solid pick. In that price range, however, we have the OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7. Both phones have a newer Snapdragon chip, as well as more RAM and a better primary camera.
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