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Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) Tablet Specs & Price

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Part of the affordable range of Pixi 3 devices launched at CES 2015, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) is an Android tablet seemingly intended for budget buyers. The slate, which flaunts a large display and can make voice calls, is equipped with a dual-core processor and comes with some other features that could be considered decent enough for a device in its price range.

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Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) Tablet

The Design

Ordinarily, plastic is considered a poor material to be used for the body of a device, but not in the case of the Alcatel Pixi 3 (8). The plastic used has a nice feel to it and users should not have issues gripping the device comfortably.

The 9.2mm-thick tablet sports cool curved edges to make it fit nicely into your hand. There are no physical control buttons, safe for the power and volume control buttons on the side of the slate.

Display and Camera

As you might have already guessed, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) packs an 8-inch display, which has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and boasts decent viewing angles. The TFT panel has a pixel density of 189 pixels per inch.

Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) tablet is equipped with a meagre rear camera of 2 megapixels – with no flash. On the front of the slate is a VGA camera for whatever it is useful for.

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Hardware, Software and Specifications

The Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) is driven by a dual-core MediaTek MT8312 chip with ARM Cortex-A7 cores. The processor is clocked at 1.3GHz and backed by 512MB or 1GB of RAM. A Mali-400 GPU takes care of graphics on the slate. Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The inexpensive tablet has onboard storage of 4GB, extendable via a microSD slot, and is supplied with a powerful 3240mAh battery. Connectivity means include Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as well as over-the-air (OTA) sync and tethering. It supports 3G connectivity and GPS with A-GPS.

Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) has a price tag of around $140 and is expected to ship to Europe, Latin America, Africa and Middle East starting from May.

Pricing and availability

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy from reputable online stores in the country. Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N25,000 to N35,000, depending on your location in the country.

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Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (8) Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz dual-core Processor (MediaTek MT8312)
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Colours: White
  • Dimension: 209 x 124.5 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 325 g
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Single SIM


  • Display: 8.0-inch Touch Display, 1280 x 800 pixels (188ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 2 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 4GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: No
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: No
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: No
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 3240 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • UseTime:
  • Talktime:

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