Alcatel One Touch Pixi 4 (Alcatel Pixi)
Here at FindPare.com, we not only recommend, curate and help you find best products from Chinese producers, but also make some interesting reviews. Today we have a special newcomer guest from Alcatel (Alcatel Pixi). Once upon a time a legendary feature phone (read: dumphone) maker, who competed against ex-giant called Nokia, nowadays making it’s reappearance on the Android scene.
Similar to it’s company’s long story, guys at Alcatel love to give long names to their phones. Search for Alcatel phones, and you will probably stumble upon Alcatel One Touch Idol 3, Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL, and much more! So for today’s review, the full name will be Alcatel One Touch Pixi 4 5010D.
The reason that you should take careful attention to model numbers is simple. No one wants to get wrong item after waiting for the arrival.
Currently Alcatel offers 6 models of Pixi 4.
- Pixi 4 with 3.5 inch display
- Pixi 4 with 4 inch display
- Pixi 4 with 4.5 inch display
- Pixi 4 with 5 inch display
- Pixi 4 with 5.5 inch display
- Pixi 4 with 6 inch display
The one we are particularly looking for today is number 4, Pixi 4 with comfortable 5 inch display. It has 5010 D model number. So make sure to type that in to the search bar for the exact result.
Now it’s time to get under the bonnet and look at the specs.
Alcatel Pixi Display:
5” FWVGA 854 x 480 pixels TFT-TN 16M color display
Don’t let this abbreviations scare you; everything is pretty simple and straightforward here. FWVGA, Full Wide Video Graphic Array, means nothing but otherwise saying industry standard of 854 x 480 resolution. This is a resolution in mobile phones is closest to cinema standard 16:9. So have some movies? Definitely give it a try. You won’t see that annoying black lines. Other than that the screen has all features of classic TFT. Good quality inside, but lacks on different viewing angles and not much visible on direct sunlight.
Alcatel Pixi Memory (ROM):
8Gb on board memory, however, only around 4Gb is available for your files, apps, music etc. Other half is already used by pre-installed system apps, which you can easily delete to save up a bit. Mind buying additional SD card, good news now they are dirt cheap and fast.
Alcatel Pixi RAM:
1Gb. The minimal comfortable amount you need. This means you can have your Skype on background, plan a route on Google Maps and play music at the same time without any noticeable lag. Be aware that some apps ie Chrome uses much more RAM and can reduce the speed at some time.
Alcatel Pixi Battery:
2000mAH. Standard energy pack here. Enough for one day usage with 3G turned ON, Youtube videos and Facebook. Plus calls. Calls are important. Same with SD cards, if you are a heavy user, make sure to have power bank in your pocket.
GSM quadband 850/900/1800/1900. UMTS 850/900/1900/2100. HSPA+ (42M bit/s DL. 11Mbit/s UL) LTE B1/3/7/8/20/28A. Cat 4 (150Mbit/s DL, 50Mbit/s UL). GPRS, EDGE. WI-FI 802,11b/g/n, WI-FI direct. Bluetooth 4,0. GPS. Micro USB 2,0 High speed. Micro SIM, EAP SIM. DUAL SIM Dual standby.
Two SIM card slots for different carriers or work/family segmentation. Check your local carrier bands for compatibility. You can find them on official websites or forums.
8 megapixel sensor. Don’t expect iPhone or latest Galaxy S class photos and videos here. Pixi’s camera is for occasional use or saving special moment if you forgot your fancy DSLR at home. But it has panorama feature effect enabled for widescreen photos and can record HD 720p videos at 30 fps.
Alcatel Pixi’s hidden gem. Most of us got used to ordinary acoustics that smartphones deliver, and no one seems upset. In the end of the day we can’t compare sound of 7mm phone with home theater. But hold on! Alcatel partnerd with famous Arkamys company for strong sound delivery. This guys at Arkamys make everything sound better, stronger and full of deep bass.
We are happy to say Alcatel did not put a budget CPU in this budget phone. MTK 6735 M is a strong (not flagship of course), energy efficient and modern architecture based CPU for your everyday tasks and even mid level gaming. Without dramatic frame drops when you take that burning helicopter down in Modern Combat.
To conclude today’s review, we can say that Alcatel Pixi 4 packed nice features and hardware in comfortably sized 5 inch phone. Fantastic phone for everyday / work use, navigation, music and gaming. And millions apps on Google Play Store will definitely keep you busy.