Its shit I wouldn't recommend it. It constantly tries to run fast but it just ends up glitching out and going to a black screen. the only thing you can really do with it is call and text
Had my pixi 4 5 inch for something like 2 years, used as my main phone.
The only real negative comment that I have is purely software focused, namely the "onetouch launcher" that is forced upon users with absolutely no option to uninstall or remove. Seeing as I paid for my phone and it's my own personal property to which I have not ever granted permissions nor given a choice over the forced updates. Last update completely monged up the phone to death.. I can't use the pull down menus no more and even more annoyinging is the fact that the fully functioning USB socket now only charges for seven seconds.. Plug in, count to seven then ceases to charge.. I have had to resort to using a striped USB cable with red and black wires placed in the appropriate positive and negative terminals to charge the phone..
Apart from the above, which is frankly, absofuckinglutely disgusting tactics by alcatel. My phone, my choice..
Apart from that the actual phone has been actually pretty good. My desktop pc on its desk with chair doesn't get used.. Even with its touchscreen and doodads it doesn't suit my needs, just as my tablet doesn't get used because the screen is too big..
This means that the phone is my main device for Internet access.. The phone is permanently switched on 24/7/365, YouTube is my main addiction, on all night and most of the daytime, with periods of time spent on chrome browser.
Considering the drops bumps thumps and heavy usage it has took all the abuse and continues to work.. The volume is rubbish but due to the fact that the phone cost less than some people's monthly mobile phone bill, I would swear by it. Plus a removable battery equals allowing to charge it hobo style with red and black wires to positive and negative contacts.. The battery charges way faster and holds the charge for longer.. Only overheated once too.. Bluetooth connectivity is really stable and reliable. As is the wifi hotspot function.
It can be unlocked via ebay for 2 quid and Android 6.0 is pretty much near stock. The camera is not bad, the touchscreen is good enough for my needs..
I used to be a must have latest mobile whore, I could have bought a house with what I have spent.. The difference between the top end phones and the 40 quid ones is small enough for me to see the light.. Huawei and alcatel do some decent cheap phones, spend around the 150 quid mark and anyone spending nearly a thousand or more pounds for some jumped up Foxconn slave trade suicide special should commit suicide themselves..
unknown, 25 Oct 2017Have a big problem about the volume...can't even hear when someone phones or when I want to li... moreAgree about battery. I have Pixi 4 with 4gb storage and 512mb ram,, This phone freezes and yesterday kept rebooting, i had to by a new sim card. Avoid
There are cheap phones and then there is this beauty, that couldn't be worse even if Alcatel designed a bad phone on purpose. Mine I got it for free from my service provider and not even for free it worth getting it. I am both a high and low end phone user in some occasions, but even as a low end phone this is the worst phone you could imagine
The phone is pretty good for the price but cant change the font style. Love it anyway.
The only real annoyance is that the screen gets very smudgy easily.. you really have to keep your fingers clean.
Other than that it's a fair phone, just don't expect miracles for the price you pay..
Ok, so I have this phone for a year by now, let's write review here.
In first 2-3 months phone works perfectly, but later it gets lot of problems...
Battery / Charging :
Battery nevee worked good, since beggining when it comes to 15 or 30% it starts to drain like 1% every 10 seconds and it's really annoying, I never bought new battery for it so idk is that going to work, charging takes more than 3 hours to get 100% with original charger. I changed it and it charges a bit faster.
Freezing, crasging :
Recently it sarted to lag more than before, I don't have too much apps or anything to cause it.
Camera is really bad, blurry pictures...
I got it as promo in Mtel for 20 bucks. Week after the tiny dust has started to cover the bottom of the touchscreen and 2 months later the dust is covering 1/2 of the screen.
mikee, 15 Mar 2018Does anyone know where I can obtain the instructions in Spanish?https://www.gsmarc.com/alcatel/pixi-4-5/manual/
We put the back on the phone but we do not know how to open it up again to input the sim, does anybody know how to do this?