Alcatel Pixi 4 6" 4G (9001X) £65 on Tesco Mobile PAYG
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Alcatel Pixi 4 6" 4G (9001X) £65 on Tesco Mobile PAYG

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Found 28th FebMade hot 28th Feb
New price drop for 6" Alcatel Pixi 4, a premium design phablet, 16 Gb storage, 1.5Gb RAM Model, it is currently over 140 quid on Аmazon.

Featuring an expansive 6-inch IPS display, the Alcatel Pixi 4 (6”) LTE brightens your life with High-definition resolution, Supports Micro sim, 2580 mAh battery

A Qualcomm Snapdragon Quadcore 210 Processor that keeps you ripping through your favorite apps, downloading at top speeds, or gaming to your heart’s content.

The Pixi 4 (6”) has a powerful 8MP auto-focus rear Camera featuring Polaroid software enhancements; making framing, editing, and sharing photos a snap.

Unlike some smartphones, the Pixi 4 (6”) LTE Features Front flash with a 5MP Camera for improved low-light selfies.

39 Comments

Seems like a good price, can it be unlocked?

Specs:
http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_pixi_4_(6)-7846.php

Body Dimensions 165 x 83.8 x 8.3 mm (6.50 x 3.30 x 0.33 in)
SIM Micro-SIM
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches (~71.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~245 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 5 fingers
Platform OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210
CPU Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 304
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Camera Primary 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP, LED flash
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0
Features Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass (optional)
Battery Removable Li-Ion 2580 mAh battery

Why such a tiny battery? Otherwise, pretty damn decent.

This cannot be classed as a phone 6 inch screen i'm not having it oO

jaydeeuk1

Why such a tiny battery? Otherwise, pretty damn decent.


1gb ram?

Awful phones! Only 8GB storage space and you cant use an SD card as additional internal storage. The phone will only see it as a standard SD card. Very cold from me.

DE4L3R

1gb ram?


tesco version has 1.5g of ram and 16gb of storage (better check with tesco first though}i bought one as a second phone the thing is huge but for watching media .youtube etc its great . not the best screen around but for the money cant fault it. and the battery seems to last forever .it runs really smooth .


Edited by: "spanktowin" 28th Feb

Just to clarify, Tesco site says 1GB ram (not 1.5GB) and 16GB storage, nice buy for someone looking for a budget handset, heat added.
Edited by: "JustX" 28th Feb

16 GB ram, nice!

How easy would this be to get unlocked does anyone know?

this has a 210 snapdragon in it. same as the lumia 550 and the htc 510 - not a good processor!
but feel free to buy and find out.. id take a mediatek processor over the slowdragon 210 anyday.

Screen size an issue for me........small compared to what I am now using. 1.5g RAM also an issue.

can these be flashed to windows mobile ?.... specs look ok for that, a bit of a pain with android
Edited by: "mcek" 28th Feb

That processor is completely rubbish.

I used a old Alcatel with the same processor and 1gb Ram and it was dreadful!

Cold

its 1.5 ram
I had this phone.brilliant price. it's £120 at Argos now. the unblock version was £75 at Asda. heat.from me

What a crazy combination, a 6" screened phone with a snapdragon 210 unreal.
As it goes the rest is pretty ok for a £60 device but a Sd210 oh boy oO

Edited by: "realdeals" 28th Feb

Iv`e had one for a while and its a great backup phone for iplayer etc. Got mine unlocked by Tesco as we have a paym SIM only so now working on plusnet

Should have mentioned it has an annoying habit of trying to get you to download alcatel apps by saying they are updates.....but it tries to download about 6 of the same type of app ( torch x 6 ) if you don`t watch it!

kcspurs

its 1.5 ram I had this phone.brilliant price. it's £120 at Argos now. … its 1.5 ram I had this phone.brilliant price. it's £120 at Argos now. the unblock version was £75 at Asda. heat.from me


Just be aware that I've only ever seen Asda selling the 3G model, never seen the 4G in Asda.

superpanda

How easy would this be to get unlocked does anyone know?


Same question "How easy would this be to get unlocked does anyone know?"

Intenso

Seems like a good price, can it be unlocked?



Unlocked? What do you mean?

mergleb

Unlocked? What do you mean?


Unlocked from Tesco Mobile.

Wiganer1

Same question "How easy would this be to get unlocked does anyone know?"



Not an absolutely definitive answer for you, but please be aware that the wonderfully speedy (codes received within 5 minutes!) Ebay trader I used to unlock both my Pixi4 4" and 5", states on his page "sorry this code won't work on pixi 4 6" 9001X".
Since he seemed to be by far the most popularly used, I'd imagine it would be the same answer from all of them.
Edited by: "bertiebasset" 2nd Mar

Mine just arrived seems very good value and quite swift.

Looks like its going to be a £10 unlock direct from Tescos though

superpanda

Unlocked from Tesco Mobile.



Yes but what you mean by this. I have never had a mobile phone but am looking to get one - my daughter insists on it.

What is locking and blocking etc?

Unlocked means it will work on any network. This phone is locked to Tesco Mobile, so you cannot use any other sim card in it apart from Tescos, until you pay to get it unlocked, if that is possible.

Why would you want to use any other network on it?

If it is from Tesco why not use a Tesco phone card in it?

mergleb

Why would you want to use any other network on it?If it is from Tesco why … Why would you want to use any other network on it?If it is from Tesco why not use a Tesco phone card in it?



I guess the answer is in the name of this website hotukdeals.

The Tesco PAYG rates are far far from a deal....
Edited by: "Intenso" 6th Mar

mergleb

Why would you want to use any other network on it?If it is from Tesco why … Why would you want to use any other network on it?If it is from Tesco why not use a Tesco phone card in it?


Cost

Interesting.

Is there any tool or website that can compare PAYG costs by different providers?

That will help me choose the phone if I am honest as I expect to use it only every few weeks etc.

mergleb

Interesting.Is there any tool or website that can compare PAYG costs by … Interesting.Is there any tool or website that can compare PAYG costs by different providers?That will help me choose the phone if I am honest as I expect to use it only every few weeks etc.



Such comparison charts are available all over the web.
However always be careful to look how old is the information shown in them, tariffs change often!
This one seems reasonably up-to-date (tells you the last time each item was checked, which is nice)

https://payg-petef.rhcloud.com/

Important to keep in mind, if you're only a casual user, whichever company you decide to go with, you must make at least "one chargeable event" (only means you have to make a call, send a text, or top up) within a certain period, normally 180 days, though note some of them are sneaky and only allow 90 days, or they'll take away all your remaining credit.

Also goes without saying, of course, that any network is only of any use to you if it has good coverage in your area!

If wanting to unlock your phone it seems the only way is via the network (Tesco Mobile). So you have to top up £10 and the £10 fee is taken from your payg balance.

Before loading your credit make sure to change your tariff by calling 282 otherwise (as per the Tesco Mobile website) your credit automatically converts to a "rocket pack" with allowances and your balance will be used up. Choose either the triple credit or lite tariff as these do not convert your balance unless you use the phone for calls/text/data. It takes up to 24 hrs for the tariff change to successfully go through.

Is Android 7.0 coming to the phone does anyone know?

caspre12

Is Android 7.0 coming to the phone does anyone know?



​im not gonna Google it tbh but I'd reckon slim to no chance. unless you spend 200 on a phone you won't get updates as a norm.

but mm will do fine.

Does anyone know how to disable and uninstall the onetouch launcher?

In settings I cannot see the option to uninstall it. I am not the most experienced with Android so I just want to use the apps without the in-built launcher and I haven't found any solutions online.

Thanks

bookshifter

Does anyone know how to disable and uninstall the onetouch launcher? In … Does anyone know how to disable and uninstall the onetouch launcher? In settings I cannot see the option to uninstall it. I am not the most experienced with Android so I just want to use the apps without the in-built launcher and I haven't found any solutions online. Thanks



I just use Smart Launcher pro, I just love the way it looks...

It does Have 1.5 gb ram 16gb storage. there is a setting wich makes the screen look amoled also which is a bit tooo saturated for me. As performance goes... it is smooth, soo smooth i had to go and recheck the specs.. FOR THE PRICE it deffo gets 10/10. its on Marshmallow. and with a light laucher looks just like any other android

Saw this phone in Asda yesterday and for the price vs size of screen, I was amazed. I want a phone to go with BT sim I now have and want big screen to enjoy the BT sport app on. This fits the bill. A bit of investigation tells me the Asda £75 one is only 3g and that this Tesco one is 4g but would need unlocking to work with BT and is currently £20 more than it was as the time of this thread. Currently £85 - still maybe the best option for me though, even if needing to pay Tesco £10 to unlock it.

Intenso

Mine just arrived seems very good value and quite swift.Looks like its … Mine just arrived seems very good value and quite swift.Looks like its going to be a £10 unlock direct from Tescos though


Considering the price elsewhere, that still seems a good deal, (I.e. 75 in total is still pretty cheap) but I can understand what a nuisance that can be.
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