There is a fairly decent deal on Alcatel's Windows 10 Mobile offering, the IDOL 4S, from T-Mobile for those interested in buying a high-end Windows phone in the US.
You can get the phone for $288, down from its original $432 price-tag. However, this will be the SIM locked version of the device from T-Mobile as opposed to the unlocked one which goes for $470 at the Microsoft Store. Users have the option to either pay in full or split it in a monthly charge of $12. You will also receive a SIM starter kit from the telecom operator for an additional $20 if you're not an existing customer.
For the uninitiated, here are the specs of the device:
|CPU||Quad-core Snapdragon 820, dual 2.15GHz Kryo, dual 1.6GHz Kryo|
|Display||5.5", 1080p, 401ppi, AMOLED|
|Camera||21MP, Front 8MP|
|Video||4K - 30fps, Front 1080p - 30fps|
|Aperture||f/2.2, Front f/2.2|
|Camera features||PDAF, dual-LED flash, Front LED flash|
|Storage||64GB, expandable to 256GB|
The device is pretty capable and is the first (and only) Windows phone that supports VR. For those seeking productivity, The IDOL 4S has you covered, as it supports Continuum and receives regular updates too. While its camera may leave some room for improvement, it makes up for its shortcomings in the performance department. Check out our review for the device if you haven't already. You can buy Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 from T-Mobile here.