Unveiled at CES 2015, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) is an affordable smartphone that offers an option for one of three operating system, namely Android, Windows Phone, or Firefox. It promises ease of use by giving users the opportunity to choose a platform that fits perfectly with their work and home use, while also offering 4G LTE connectivity in spite of an expected budget friendly price.
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Note that the three platforms are not loaded on the phone. Each unit of the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) comes with one operating system. So, the choice you actually have is in picking the model loaded with your preferred OS.
Display and Camera
Alcatel Pixi 3 (4.5) is fitted with a 4.5-inch FWVGA display having a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The capacitive 2 points touchscreen uses a TFT panel. In the camera area, this smartphone is equipped with a 5-megapixel sensor with Flash, Filters, HDR and Panorama.
The snapper has HD (720p) video recording capability. There is also a front-facing camera as well.
Under the hood, the 3G model of Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) is equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, while the 4G variant is powered by a quad-core chip running at a speed of 1.1GHz.
Support is provided to the processor by a RAM of either 512MB or 1GB. A battery which Alcatel says could deliver up to 10 hours of use is supplied with the device.
One of the interesting aspects to the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) is the fact that it is OS-agnostic. What this means is that the phone can run on any of the supported operating systems which are: Windows Phone, Android and Firefox platforms.
Essentially, you are free to choose a platform that your existing work or home devices already run on.
Other Specs and Features
Internal storage provided on the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) is 4GB and this can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. Available connectivity options include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi b02.11 b/g/n.
USB modem tethering is also supported. Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) offers enhanced protection by enabling users to have a Guest Mode, which restricts content other people can have access to when the device is in their possession.
Pricing and availability
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) is not available in Nigeria. Alcatel does not currently offer phones in Nigeria so the availability of this phone in the country is in doubt. If and when available, Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) Price in Nigeria is expected at around N25,000.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (4.5) Smartphone:
- Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Windows Phone 8.1, or Firefox 2.0
- Processor: 1.0GHz dual-core Processor (3G models) or 1.1GHz quad-core Processor (LTE models)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB RAM in some countries)
- Colours: Numeruos Colours
- Dimension: 132.2 x 65.1 x 10 mm
- Weight: 125g
- SIM Type: Mini SIM (3G Models) or Micro SIM (4G Models)
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual-standby (Single SIM option)
- Display: 4.5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (218ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 5MP Camera, 720p HD Video (4G Models), 480p Video (3G Models)
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Panorama
- Front Camera: VGA Camera
- Built-in Storage: 4GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes (LTE models)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21 Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes (LTE Models)
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, Mp3, Midi, WAV, AAC
- Video Player: Yes, 3GP, Mp4
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 1400 mAh (3G Models) or 1800 mAh (LTE Models) Li-ion Battery
- Standby Time: up to 300 hours
- Talktime: up to 10 hours