- PhoneArena Team , PhoneArena
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.
Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)
It's more sluggish than its predecessor
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, the Pre, and priced just below three highly competitive devices that may be a better purchase for power users looking for deeper customization. The HTC Hero, for example, sports HTC's Sense experience which integrates your contacts with Facebook and Twitter, and gives you seven home... Full review
Awesome design along with slow work
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 and screen. Mostly the speed, since the Pixi is brain damaged, three-legged dog slow, as nice as the hardware is on the outside.
Not to mention, for a hundred dollars, there are phones that just offer better experiences and aren't in the same awkward position Palm is in the smartphone... Full review
Feels somewhat better than the Pre
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 better than the Pre did, which launched back in June. The materials are good and the phone feels and looks as though it is put together well.
The Pixi has a regular 3.5mm headset jack, meaning you can use most stereo headphones. It also can play back music via stereo Bluetooth. Music sounded r... Full review
A sleek, tiny device
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 entirely new handset to the mix. The Pixi -- a sleek, tiny device -- seems clearly aimed at the only market Palm has recently enjoyed unfettered success with: the Centro demographic. From the looks of things, the Pixi is positioned to step into the role of the "cheap and cute" smartphone once firmly... Full review
So small and light that it effortlessly slides into the pocket
Call quality was good on Pixi. Callers reported us as an 8.5-9, saying there was a very slight echo, almost like we were in a chamber, but that it was a very minor issue. On our end they sounded just fine with good volume and voice reproduction. Battery life on Palm Pixi is surprisingly good despite its petite size. Similarly to the Pre, it uses a 1150mAh battery, but we were able to get a day’s use out of it with about 1/3 of the battery remaining at bedtime.
The Pixi is a great compliment to the Pre and a worthy second entry into the webOS lineup. Its si... Full review