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Palm Pixi review

8.1/10 AVG.
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Palm Pixi
Palm Pixi
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Palm Pixi

Informr score
The Palm Pixi currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 33 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
2+ MP
2+ MP
1150 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Palm Pixi serves up a solid user experience as a $99.99 smartphone on Sprint. It offers good integration with social networks like Facebook, populates your address book automatically from e-mail accounts, and has a UI that's intuitive and fun to use.Still, it's more sluggish than its predecessor...

- Lauren Haselton, MobileBurn

The Pixi is screwed. It's totally cannibalized by the technologically superior Pre, which you can find for under $100. Even if you can get the Pixi for $30 at Walmart, it's worth trading up to the Pre for $40 or $50 more if you're absolutely wedded to the idea of a webOS phone, simply for the speed...

- Matt Buchanan, Gizmodo
Phone Scoop
Phone Scoop

The Pixi is well named. It is a tiny little phone. The back and sides are rounded and smooth, making it extremely comfortable to hold. It feels great in the hand, and is thin and light enough that it will be a welcome companion on any journey. The overall fit and finish of the Pixi feels somewhat be...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

It's hard to believe that Palm is already pushing its second webOS device, the Pixi, out the door. It seems like just a few weeks ago that we were eagerly awaiting the release of the Pre, a phone that was considered to be the last gasp for the badly ailing company, and now it's poised to add an enti...

- Joshua Topolsky, Engadget

Its size and feel is just wonderful and we think that many people would pick the Palm Pixi over the Pre because of this, even at the same price.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

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We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Palm Pixi user manual here.

Palm backs up the Pixi with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Pixi has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Palm support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Palm's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Palm Pixi's screen size is 2.6 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM7627 processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1150 mAh battery. Palm's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 300 minutes.

Palm Pixi Specs

Release Date September 9, 2009
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7627
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.56 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1150 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to 14.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 5.5 x 1.1 cm (4.5 x 2.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 99 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, Yahoo
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: No
Voicemail Key: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Calculator, Currency Converter, Weather, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Palm Eos CDMA

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