Alcatel Idol 4S
The Alcatel Idol 4S’ biggest selling point is not what came in the box, but the box itself, which doubles as a VR headset. The $350 (pre-order price) device comes with its own VR viewer so you can immediately start exploring immersive content when you get it. If not for the bargain of a bundle, the Idol 4S would have a hard time standing out from other, better-performing phones in this price range.
- Included VR goggles
- Loud, two-way speakers
- Bright, roomy display
- Not as fast as competing phones
- Camera struggles in low light
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- 75AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsPC Mag70Alcatel Idol 4SThe Alcatel Idol 4S is a unique unlocked Android phone that comes with a VR headset and plenty of other accessories, offering good value for the price.Android Authority90ALCATEL IDOL 4S REVIEWThe Idol 4S undoubtedly delivers several welcome improvements over the cheaper Idol 3 and a worthy successor it is, but in an increasingly-competitive industry, the Idol 4S may not be the best smartphone you can buy for $399.phoneArena70Alcatel Idol 4S ReviewWhile it seems that the manufacturer is trying to win us over with extras, there's a lot to be said for keeping the phone more straightforward, delivering a solid, fewer-frills smartphone at a lower price. Because at $400, the Idol 4S probably isn't the first Android we'd recommend.Phandroid80Alcatel Idol 4S reviewIf you’re looking for a well-rounded mid-range smartphone with a great audio experience and a handful of bundles accessories in the $400-range, you can’t go wrong with the Alcatel Idol 4S.Tech Insider70This new, affordable smartphone is one of the bestYou can safely add the Alcatel Idol 4s to the growing list of good, not-expensive Android phones. Though I’m not the biggest fan of its materials, it doesn’t get much outright wrong, and its existence is a good thing. If you take the plunge, you will more than likely be happy with it.ChipChick90Alcatel Idol 4S ReviewWe can’t help but feel like the Alcatel Idol 4S is the poor man’s Samsung Galaxy S7. ... the Alcatel Idol 4S makes a killer alternative for half of the price — just don’t expect amazing camera performance. It also one-ups the popular OnePlus 3 in many respects.The Verge80Alcatel Idol 4S review: it's hard out there for aI don’t think anyone buying the Idol 4S would be disappointed by the phone itself, they just might be disappointed with what they might be missing out on.Android Police70Alcatel Idol 4S review: Too much money for too litIt has ... most of the major features you look for in a modern smartphone. The problem is that the game has changed. ... when placed against that competition, it's clear that the Idol 4S is an inferior value in most respects.Digital Trends50ALCATEL IDOL 4S REVIEWAlcatel's Idol 4S may come with a VR headset, but it's still not a good deal.Stuff80Alcatel Idol 4S reviewOK, so it doesn’t quite beat the brilliant OnePlus 3 in the style stakes. Glass backs are all just a bit 2014, and it feels like there’s a fair share of plastic in there too. But the Idol 4S more than makes up for those minor flaws with some top-notch hardware.