Alcatel Pixi 3 8 Inch 16GB Tablet + £15 Google Play Credit £49.99 @ Argos
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Alcatel Pixi 3 8 Inch 16GB Tablet + £15 Google Play Credit £49.99 @ Argos

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Found 16th Aug 2017
Seems very decent offer. Alcatel Pixi 3 8 Inch 16GB Tablet half price with £15 google play credit.

The Alcatel PIXI 3 (8) with it's seek design, is packed with features such as a vibrant 8" IPS display, a powerful 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, microSD storage, built-in GPS, WiFi connectivity and rear & front cameras for instant photo-sharing and fun selfies.

Fast browsing with wifi connectivuty and Quad Core CPU, great for streaming videos, movies and games.

Capture and share great images with the 5MP front camera for those all inportant selfies and a 2MP rear camera to capture brilliant images and videos.

Large 8" IPS display.

  • Model number: 8070-2aalie1-1.
Display:

  • 8 inch screen.
  • Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels.
  • IPS technology.
  • Multi-touch screen.
  • LED backlit display.
Specifications:

  • 1.3GHz MediaTek mt8127 quad core processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • Internal storage capacity 16GB.
  • Front facing camera 2MP.
  • Rear facing camera 5MP.
  • Android lollipop operating system.
General features:

  • Built-in speaker.
  • Webcam.
  • Wi-Fi enabled.
  • Bluetooth - enabling you to easily and wirelessly connect with other Bluetooth enabled devices.
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
  • Microphone.
  • microSD memory card slot.
  • Micro USB.
  • Fast browsing with wifi connectivity and Quad Core CPU, great for streaming videos, movies and games.
  • Capture and share great images with the 5MP front camera for those all inportant selfies and a 2MP rear camera to capture brilliant images and videos.
  • Large 8" IPS display.
Additional information:

  • Up to 8 hours battery life (depending on usage).
  • 8.75mm thin.
  • Size H20.9, W12.6cm.
  • Weight 340g.
  • EAN: 4894461328508.
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Pixi 3 (8) WiFi Tablet - 8070 £15 Google Play Credit avalible for purchases between 16/03/2017 – 15/08/2017

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1gb of ram ugh
nihir24 m ago

Yeah I know, but surely not bad for this price tho.

It is going to bad regardless of the price. You'll struggle to spend £15 on apps and games that will be compatible with the device.
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1gb of ram ugh
ses6jwg2 m ago

1gb of ram ugh


Yeah I know, but surely not bad for this price tho.
If only this had 3g! I'm looking for a cheap tablet that I can set up as a sat nav, but I want it to have a data connection for traffic updates (and don't want to have to tether)
nihir24 m ago

Yeah I know, but surely not bad for this price tho.

It is going to bad regardless of the price. You'll struggle to spend £15 on apps and games that will be compatible with the device.
Is the £15 Google credit linked to the device if Gmail account can use credit on other device if you have one and a cheap tablet for a spare though yes 1gb as everyone called huge performance issues but will be fine for some people's needs so voted hot good price OP
The Amazon Fire 7 is the same price as this and gets good reviews. On paper at least, this beats the Fire hands down for specs. Same CPU and RAM but bigger screen with better resolution, 2 x the storage capacity, better cameras, no Amazon ads and £15 of Play credit on top.

The only downside I see is the same CPU and RAM handling a higher resolution will make it a bit slower in some games.
anyone knows what Android version on this table? Thanks
ybwtang6 m ago

anyone knows what Android version on this table? Thanks

Unfortunately for anyone who sees it as a otherwise good deal, it runs Lollipop.
Mrs has just gone to get one as our daughters tablet has bust. Am sure it will be fine for a 5yr old to use for 30 mins a day on learning apps or PJ Masks, will report back.
Edited by moderator: "." 17th Aug 2017
greenandwhite45 m ago

Unfortunately for anyone who sees it as a otherwise good deal, it runs …Unfortunately for anyone who sees it as a otherwise good deal, it runs Lollipop.



1GB is pretty bad but Lollipop was the Windows Vista of Android below version 5.1.1. Defiantly cold for me.
Alcatel is sucks as phone(very slow processor and sucks as quality build) and the phone contain their own version of App Store which often load the adware apps. These apps are drain battery, shows ads and use pay as you go credit for data and premium sms.
waynebeetison1 h, 4 m ago

Mrs has just gone to get one as our daughters tablet has bust. Am sure it …Mrs has just gone to get one as our daughters tablet has bust. Am sure it will be fine for a 5yr old to use for 30 mins a day on learning apps or PJ Masks, can probs flog the Credit for £10 as well as we won't use it, will report back.




I'll take the credit for a tenner (assuming it's a voucher and not tied to the device!) if you're going to sell it!
Alcatel tablets/phones have such low build quality you'd probably think they were made out of cardboard when first holding one, the plastic is really light and creaky and the screen on the pixi 3 (phone) I had didn't feel like glass and could be scratched by a light tap from a finger nail, god knows what it was.

Needless to say I've had cheap unbranded chinese crap off Ebay that's been better quality, I'd never pay for an Alcatel product again no matter how good value it seemed.
Edited by: "Steelman111" 16th Aug 2017
Makes for a decent car GPS, but a bit slow for other things.

If yiu compate to the Fire this does about OK, the Fire screen being low resolution.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 16th Aug 2017
I bought a couple of Alcatel Pixi phones for my girls a while back. I won't go on about exactly how terrible they were but i will say the free £15 Google Play Credit was a right load of hassle to sort. I can't remember the exact hoops i had to jump through (before just giving up) but thought it worth highlighting it is unlikely to be straight-forward.
rcom2 h, 38 m ago

The Amazon Fire 7 is the same price as this and gets good reviews. On …The Amazon Fire 7 is the same price as this and gets good reviews. On paper at least, this beats the Fire hands down for specs. Same CPU and RAM but bigger screen with better resolution, 2 x the storage capacity, better cameras, no Amazon ads and £15 of Play credit on top. The only downside I see is the same CPU and RAM handling a higher resolution will make it a bit slower in some games.


fire OS is actually quite slim and very well optimised for kindle tablets, you can't compare them.
Sorry OP but I've also had terrible experiences of alcatel pixi products but to be fair, that was the mobile and not the tablet. I haven't voted as I've not used the tablet itself but won't buy an product from them again. Others will know better than me but I guess it would be a decent deal if you were to use the tablet to stream from the likes of iplayer, netflix, 4oD etc..and if you were likely to buy £15 worth of Google Play credit irrespective of the deal. HTH and thanks for the post OP.
77777771 h, 27 m ago

fire OS is actually quite slim and very well optimised for kindle tablets, …fire OS is actually quite slim and very well optimised for kindle tablets, you can't compare them.


Yes, and it has Amazon's apps constantly running in the background. Personally I haven’t found the Fire 7 any quicker or slower than any other similar Android tablet with 1GB of RAM.

Build quality will likely be better than an Alcatel but specs wise, this doesn't 'seem' too bad for the price.
Edited by: "rcom" 16th Aug 2017
77777771 h, 38 m ago

fire OS is actually quite slim and very well optimised for kindle tablets, …fire OS is actually quite slim and very well optimised for kindle tablets, you can't compare them.



rcom14 m ago

Yes, and it has Amazon's apps constantly running in the background. …Yes, and it has Amazon's apps constantly running in the background. Personally I haven’t found the Fire 7 any quicker or slower than any other similar Android tablet with 1GB of RAM.Build quality will likely be better than an Alcatel but specs wise, this doesn't 'seem' too bad for the price.


I actually agree with both posters. The Fire OS is actually a pretty nice OS fairly snappy and no obvious bloatware but I also run one with a Nexus ROM installed and I haven't found any noticeable difference between the two in terms of speed.
hhFire 7 1024 x 600 IPS, this 1280 x 800 IPS -Fire only has 60% of pixels as this.
Fire 4 * 1.3Ghh, this 4*1.3Gha - same.
Fire - no GPS, this can run Kindle app I assume.
Fire 8GB, this 16GB
Camera, 2MP this 5MP.

This is good value, Fire likely only rated for its better, possibly long term, Amazon support.
Alcatel has near zero support.

Personally I woukd avoid the Fire for its very disapponting screen resolution. OK at £30 or £35 when on offer I guess but 8GB memory is pain too.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 16th Aug 2017
It seems alright, build quality is fine, screen is fine, sound is a bit tinny. It it was £49, plays topsy and tim and some Lego games fine, daughter is pleased as the screen works. Not had an incompatible app yet, movie playback is clear. Seems quite good for the price. I have a Lenovo tab2 10" BTW.
Amazon tablets are nothing but a marketing con, completely unsuable for children (they don't have enough of their own spending power for Amazon's liking), but this is simply obsolete rubbish.
The OS on this can be easily upgraded? Not through and official channel but just by downloading the OS and sideloading?
Unfortunately there appear to be quite a few tablet snobs on this site who regard anything without 1080p or 3GB RAM as "unusable". Anyone who would give a child a tablet worth more than £50 needs their head examined.
ybwtang3 m ago

Pixi 3 (8) WiFi Tablet - 8070 £15 Google Play …Pixi 3 (8) WiFi Tablet - 8070 £15 Google Play Credit 16/03/2017 – 15/08/2017https://promo.alcatelonetouchpromotions.com/gb/en/pages/tablet/qualifying



Its expired!
Pokey7 h, 19 m ago

Amazon tablets are nothing but a marketing con, completely unsuable for …Amazon tablets are nothing but a marketing con, completely unsuable for children (they don't have enough of their own spending power for Amazon's liking), but this is simply obsolete rubbish.


I have to disagree, my daughter and I have the Kindles( fire HD 8 2017 ) , bought on offer for just £50.Aside from shockingly bad cameras there isn't much we could complain about.Assuming you are an Amazon prime user and use primarily their apps, the Fire 8 is a pretty good device - sturdily built, with an acceptable screen, very good battery life and decent speakers, even the silk browser is all right. The fire os 5.4 has some features missing comparing to newer androids but so far I have not needed any of them.

All depends what you need. My daughter gave up her galaxy Tab Pro and went for the fire hd as it does what she needs and unlike Samsung holds the charge well. Yes, there are much better tablets on the market than the Kindle but not at comparable price. Personally, I quite like it.
How thick is it? Looking for a few cheap tablets to control the smart home. As long as they run chrome I'm all set. Just need to mount them on the wall
I recall this very same Alcatel Tablet being Posted some x-months back (with the very same £15 Google Play Store Credit ... )

And from Argos then too I believe?

And now (like then), it amassed 100's of degree's in HEAT!, despite being also rubbished by allllll then too?, hahahaha, I don't know?, lol ;-)

And ironically again, the only reason it amassed mass heat here was because of the £15 Google Play Credit again!, otherwise ...

It's cool though, hehehe.

But £15 FREE Google Play Credit aside, is this Tablet actually worth anything though?, or ..... thanx.
77777771 h, 18 m ago

I have to disagree, my daughter and I have the Kindles( fire HD 8 2017 ) , …I have to disagree, my daughter and I have the Kindles( fire HD 8 2017 ) , bought on offer for just £50.Aside from shockingly bad cameras there isn't much we could complain about.Assuming you are an Amazon prime user and use primarily their apps, the Fire 8 is a pretty good device - sturdily built, with an acceptable screen, very good battery life and decent speakers, even the silk browser is all right. The fire os 5.4 has some features missing comparing to newer androids but so far I have not needed any of them.All depends what you need. My daughter gave up her galaxy Tab Pro and went for the fire hd as it does what she needs and unlike Samsung holds the charge well. Yes, there are much better tablets on the market than the Kindle but not at comparable price. Personally, I quite like it.


I agree with you too. :-)

Ps.
Where where you able to hook up an Amazon Fire 8, and/or Amazon Fire 8 HD for around £50 from?.

I wouldn't mind an Amazon HD 8 for around £50 too!. :-D

Pps.
Was your Amazon 8/8 HD with 8GB?, or rather with 16GB instead?

Thanx. :-)
amour3k25 m ago

I agree with you too. :-)Ps.Where where you able to hook up an Amazon Fire …I agree with you too. :-)Ps.Where where you able to hook up an Amazon Fire 8, and/or Amazon Fire 8 HD for around £50 from?.I wouldn't mind an Amazon HD 8 for around £50 too!. :-DPps.Was your Amazon 8/8 HD with 8GB?, or rather with 16GB instead?Thanx. :-)


last month (I think it was a Prime day or something on 11/07) Amazon was selling these at £49.99 and it was the 16gb, all four colours were available at this price.
77777771 h, 3 m ago

last month (I think it was a Prime day or something on 11/07) Amazon was …last month (I think it was a Prime day or something on 11/07) Amazon was selling these at £49.99 and it was the 16gb, all four colours were available at this price.


WOW!, hmmmmmm, I clearly dropped the ball on that one?. :-(

Hehehe, thanx for the head's up, but though, when come the longgggg Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend thing, hopefully a similar price to that £50 for the 8 inch one will bounce back again ... :-)
777777719 h, 35 m ago

I have to disagree... Assuming you are an Amazon prime user and use …I have to disagree... Assuming you are an Amazon prime user and use primarily their apps, the Fire 8 is a pretty good device - sturdily built, with an acceptable screen, very good battery life and decent speakers, even the silk browser is all right... All depends what you need. My daughter gave up her galaxy Tab Pro and went for the fire hd as it does what she needs...


You're entitled to disagree, but you do actually prove the point. This is what Amazon want. No one would say that the hardware is bad for the money (I don't think anyone would say it was great either). We have a Kindle Fire tablet in our house; it's terrible as anything more than a conduit for between your bank account and Amazon's. It's been made to be as flexible as a block of cement. It's main purpose is to tie you into Amazon. That's not a bad thing if you make your connections as a consumer knowing what you are doing... I have a regular Kindle and have voluntarily tied myself to Amazon's ebook service. However, try as Amazon might, I won't be conned into exclusively using their music and video services through the rigidity of the Amazon One-click Marketing Tablet (AKA Kindle Fire).
It's about 9mm to 10mm thick, curves at the edges so doesn't feel as thick, the battery is OK, on 85% with about 90 mins use.
Pokey3 h, 44 m ago

You're entitled to disagree, but you do actually prove the point. This is …You're entitled to disagree, but you do actually prove the point. This is what Amazon want. No one would say that the hardware is bad for the money (I don't think anyone would say it was great either). We have a Kindle Fire tablet in our house; it's terrible as anything more than a conduit for between your bank account and Amazon's. It's been made to be as flexible as a block of cement. It's main purpose is to tie you into Amazon. That's not a bad thing if you make your connections as a consumer knowing what you are doing... I have a regular Kindle and have voluntarily tied myself to Amazon's ebook service. However, try as Amazon might, I won't be conned into exclusively using their music and video services through the rigidity of the Amazon One-click Marketing Tablet (AKA Kindle Fire).


and this is what I want :). I am with Amazon as long as their offer interest me.At this moment they often represent good value for money and are convenient.If that change,I will leave.
Was thinking about buying one as a birthday present or xmas but dont think I will after few of the reviews.
If it is anything like the pixie phones ee we're practically giving away at Xmas don't bother. They are a complete pile of poo.
Could you buy the tablet, take a photo of the receipt, take the tablet back for a refund, upload receipt and claim £15 credit for free?
superfreddy17 m ago

Could you buy the tablet, take a photo of the receipt, take the tablet …Could you buy the tablet, take a photo of the receipt, take the tablet back for a refund, upload receipt and claim £15 credit for free?


Yes, if you'd like to be dishonest.
cocogumbo32 m ago

Yes, if you'd like to be dishonest.


Great. 3 ordered click and collect at 3 different stores. £45 google play for free! Heat!
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