Hands-on of Alcatel Pixi 3 (8), Fierce XL and more: Alcatel at CES 2016

GSMArena team, 6 January, 2015.

Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) hands-on

The newly announced Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) sure sounds good on paper despite of its little bit archaic specs. It's an 8" Windows 10 Mobile slate and the OS has proven lightweight already - its previews have been available and running OK on phones having as low as 512MB RAM, so we are definitely not worried.

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Alcatel Pixi 3 (8)

The Pixi 3 (8) packs an IPS screen of 1280 x 800 px resolution, and runs on the Snapdragon 210 chip. The SoC offers a quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 304 GPU, and 1GB of RAM. Indeed, those are quite dated, but more than enough to run smoothly the Windows 10 Mobile OS.

The tablet offers 32GB expandable storage, a 5MP main camera, and a 4,060 mAh battery.

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Alcatel Pixi 3 (8)

The Pixi 3 (8) is made of matte plastic and you can have it in black or white. The design is comfy and handling is very good. Overall for an entry-level slate, the Pixi 3 (8) does very well and with the right pricing it may become an excellent offer.

Alcatel Fierce XL hands-on

The Fierce XL smartphone was announced in the penultimate day of 2015 year and is headed to T-Mobile US. It may become available to other carriers as well, but there is no additional information right now.

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Alcatel Fierce XL

So, the Fierce XL is a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with a 5.5" HD display and runs on the Snapdragon 210 chip, which seems to be a personal favorite for Alcatel. Unlike the Pixi 3 slate, though, the Fierce XL comes with 2GB of RAM.

The rest of the specs include 16GB expandable storage, an 8MP main camera, and a 2,500 mAh battery.

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Alcatel Fierce XL

The Alcatel Fierce XL smartphone is made of matte plastic as well and provides for a pleasant handling and good grip. The phone isn't that compact, but the 5.5" size is becoming rather common these days, so no complaints here.

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Alcatel Fierce XL

Finally, the Windows 10 Mobile OS ran smoothly and hiccup-free, so it should serve well to anyone who opt for this Alcatel. Once again if price right, say $0 with a contract, the Fierce XL may account for quite a few shipped units.