The Alcatel OneTouch PIXI First sports 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB built-in storage. There is 5 megapixel camera on the back and 2 megapixel front unit. The phone runs Android 4.4 and is powered by a 1450 mAh battery. This article provides an everything you need to know about the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, full specs and the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First review. Let’s get started! Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First Review.
Pixies are small slender fairies living in the woods, very popular within the British folklore. Alcatel wanted to portray that through this device, like these creatures, the Alcatel OneTouch PIXI First is compact and thin. Its thickness is only 9.7 mm. In terms of design, the Pixi First looks quite attractive with its metallic finish on the back. Its chassis is of various colors and gives center stage to the Pixi logo, shining in all its glory in the middle. A 4-inch screen adds a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 233 pixels per inch.
We can not say that the Alcatel One Touch Pixi First stands out too much in the photographic section. Of course we must not forget for a moment that this is a very basic device, designed for users who want a simple smartphone. Thus, we have a 5 megapixel main camera with LED flash, that at least is able to ensure fairly good pictures in low light conditions. The secondary camera is 2 megapixels, somewhat low for selfies and videoconferencing. Among its other functions we can mention geotagging, allowing us to find out which location a picture was taken. But the Pixi First leaves out other features like face and smile detection as well as autofocus. In its defense, the camera can record video in HD quality. Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First.
Inside this phone we find a Spredtrum SC7731G processor, a quad-core chip operating at a frequency of 1.2 GHz which is accompanied by 512MB RAM. This will allow us to work with some performance heavy applications, however the device will lag and have performance issues if you try to use more than one of these Android apps at once. The OneTouch Pixi First is definitely not a device that stands out for its power.
Video: Alcatel Pixi First Review hands-on
A 4″ Android smartphone in 2015? There is such a thing! Here comes the Alcatel Pixi First – an extremely entry-level smartphone that wants to give you access to all the essential apps and services, at the lowest price possible.
In the section of internal storage, the OneTouch First Pixi has a capacity of 4GB, expandable using MicroSD memory cards up 32GB. This means it is very likely that you will have use a storage service, such as Dropbox or Google Drive. These offer a lot of free gigabytes to save files, which you can access anytime, anywhere.
The Alcatel One Touch Pixi First will come pre-installed with Android 4.4 KitKat. This is a system that is already obsolete and has been overshadowed by Android 5.0 Lollipop, which introduced, among other things, the new Material Design User Interface.
Still, the Pixi First device may use a lot of applications that are available in the Google Play Store, such as WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram, and if you really want you can manage two Instagram accounts on one phone with Instwogram. It is not clear if Alcatel will provide an update for Lollipop on this device like other smartphones.
Sadly, unlike other Alcatel Smartphones, the Pixi First phone has no connection to high-speed 4G networks, users will have to settle for 3G. However, it does have WiFi connectivity, which will be of great help for those times when you do not want to waste your mobile data plan. We also found EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB 2.0 and a microUSB connector. There is also a mini-jack so you can connect speakers and headphones.
The OneTouch Pixi First equips a 1,450 mAh battery that promises up to 7 hours talk time and 300 hours standby. Logically this means more airtime without having to be charging the mobile device, an advantage when you are traveling. Still, we’ve seen better battery standards on low-end to mid-range smartphones lately like some of the recently released Wiko Smartphones.
Alcatel continues to demonstrate that it can compete well with other medium and low-end market smartphones without completely failing in the attempt. Now what remains to be seen is how this device works and if it can meet the needs of users without problems. We think so for the most part. Along with this model, Alcatel also announced the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Star, Alcatel OneTouch Pop Up, Alcatel OneTouch Go Play, & Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C, to name a few.
- Fast mobile data support (4G)
- Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)
- Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
- Low resolution display (480 x 800 pixels)
- Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
- The camera lacks auto-focus
- Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First Specs Review:
|Model||Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First|
|Resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Dimensions||1.22.1 x 64.4 x 9.7 mm|
|Colors||Black space gray, silver, coral pink, gold and|
|Water resistance||Do not|
|Flash||Yes, Flash LED|
|Formats||MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple Lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI, MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|Extra applications||Google applications (Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, etc.)|
|CPU Processor||Spredtrum SC7731G (Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7)|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||–|
|Internal memory||4 GB (2 GB finals)|
|Extension||Yes, MicroSD card up to 32 GB|
HSDPA + (4G) 21.1 Mbit / s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit / s, EDGE, GPRS
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n|
|GPS Location||GPS with A-GPS|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|YES M||Normal SIM card|
|Others||It lets you create WiFi zones,|
|In standby||300 hours|
|Duration in use||7 hours|