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Alcatel Pixi 3 (3.5) - Do Anything

Alcatel Pixi 3 (3.5) - Do Anything
Today's fast paced social environment is much different than the one we remember 15 years ago. Technology has changed the way we interact with our world and the people that surround us. Fifteen years ago, having a regular mobile phone was enough to get around because we were using computers to do our web browsing and enjoy other online activities. Social networks were in their infancy and there wasn't really any pressure to get online. Fast forward to today and we have a completely different picture. People are literally gasping for air when their internet connection goes down. Seeing that new technology can get fairly expensive, we decided to review a simple Android phone from Alcatel that doesn't cost much more than a feature phone.

Alcatel Pixi 3 (3.5)
 

If you own a modern smartphone, Alcatel Pixi 3 certainly won’t blow you away with its design. There is nothing brash or flamboyant about it, it is just a small and simple polycarbonate shell designed to fit comfortably in your trousers. And talk about comfort, with dimensions of 112.2 x 62 x 11.9 mm, Pixi 3 feels like it disappeared in your pocket. For the first time in quite a while we were able to tie our shoes without cringing all the way through. Since the phone is fairly small by today’s standards, handling it with one hand is incredibly simple and comfortable. In terms of details on body panels, there are three touch buttons on the front for navigating Android, power and volume buttons on the right side, and a slightly protruding camera on the back.


Alcatel Pixi 3 (3.5)

A 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen pushing out 320 x 480 pixels was chosen to provide a pleasant experience in this price bracket. The screen does sound minute when compared to today’s flagships, but just a couple of years ago Apple’s iPhone 4 enjoyed incredible success with the same screen size. Transitioning from a larger screen might require some adaptation, but for those moving up from feature phones or from another entry-level device, Alcatel Pixi 3 will completely suffice.
 

Alcatel Pixi 3 (3.5)
 

Powering Pixi 3 is Mediatek’s dual-core MT6572M CPU clocked at 1GHz with Mali-400 GPU and 512MB of RAM. Paired with Android 4.4 KitKat, this device is reasonably equipped for performing basic tasks both online and offline. Browsing the web, staying in touch through social media, and reading up on emails will be much easier thanks to Google’s vast app store. Nearly every popular service has a dedicated app, allowing much better interaction than using that same service through a mobile web browser. Even though Pixi 3 doesn’t have Google’s latest Android version, most apps are still compatible with KitKat. One thing to watch out for if you want to install a ton of apps is memory. The device has 4GB of on-board memory which can be expanded by 32GB using a microSD card. Pixi 3 also features a 2-megapixel main camera alongside VGA front camera. Both cameras are able to snap basic photos in good lighting conditions.
 

Alcatel Pixi 3 (3.5)

Alcatel Pixi 3 won’t transform your world if you ever owned a smartphone, but if you didn’t, it surely will. Moving from a feature phone to Android opens up a world of possibilities and the fact that Google’s Play Store offers around 2.8 million apps is simply mindboggling. Even though you will only need a microscopic fraction of those apps, you’ll be comforted by the fact that if you ever need something done, there is certainly an app for it!
 

Head to your nearest Fonehouse store and pick up your Alactel today!

 


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