If you’re scared by words such as “petite” and “entry level” then you need to stop reading now. This is aimed squarely at those feature-phone customers who just want a cheap and cheerful handset that’ll make calls and perhaps do the odd bit of browsing on the rather small and low-res 3.5″ HVGA (320×480) display.
Don’t forget though, this is just £20, and you can pick it up at your local Sainsbury’s with your food shopping or via phoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk.
It’s got a 2 megapixel camera and runs Android KitKat though, so despite the low price you’re still going to get your Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter fix because all these apps are pre-installed
Specs aren’t really going to be your main reason for buying this. However, if you really need to know there’s a dual core 1GHz processor, 3G connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a microSD card slot for 32GB extra storage (although the press release below says 32MB, which we presume / hope is wrong).
It’s a diddy 112.2 x 62 x 11.8mm and has 4GB of onboard storage (1.9GB is actually available to you, so get a microSD card) plus 512MB RAM with a 1300mAh battery.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH launches the PIXI 3 (3.5) in the UK
ALCATEL ONETOUCH, one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brands, announces the UK release of the smallest smartphone in the third generation of its PIXI family, the PIXI 3 (3.5). The petite entry level smartphone features a 3.5-inch display.
Ideal for the first time smartphone user, the PIXI 3 (3.5) runs on the easy to use Android Kitkat operating system and features a 2 megapixel camera. Pre-loaded with popular apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter and graphic filters plus photo editors the PIXI 3 (3.5) is ready to go straight out of the box.
The compact PIXI 3 (3.5) offers a dual core processor and 3G internet access, with a micro SD card slot, to enable up to 32MB of storage. The PIXI 3 (3.5) also permits its principal user to enable Guest Mode, to protect user privacy in certain applications, photos and videos.
The PIXI 3 (3.5) is available in White from Sainsbury’s stores nationwide and thephoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk website.
Technical specifications – PIXI 3 (3.5”)
112.2 x 62 x 11.8mm
3.5‘’ HVGA (320×480), TFT 262K color display
Capacitive touch screen with gesture
Android KitKat 4.4
Mini SIM, EAP SIM
GSM Quadband (850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900)
UMTS Dualband (900/2100)
Dual Core 1.0GHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi tethering
Bluetooth (v4.0) with A2DP
HSPA+ (HSDPA/HSUPA), DL 21Mbps/ UL 5.76Mbps
Micro USB 2.0 high speed
2 Mpxl camera
Video codecs: H.263, MPEG4, H.264, AAC
Video capture: 480P @15fps / Video playback: 480P @15fps
Internal memory: 4GB ROM / 512MB DDR3 RAM
End user: 1.9GB
MicroSD up to 32GB
3G: 1300mAh, Li-ion, 4.2V, Hard pack
Standby time: 432 hrs(2G); 325 hrs(3G)
Talk time: 7 hrs(2G); 6.5 hrs(3G)
Music player: 40 hrs / Charging time: 3.4 hrs
G-sensor, Handsfree, FM Radio, Smart Torch, 1 finger zoom, Pre-embedded apps, Mini apps