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Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review

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At this point in the game, webOS 1.4.3 on the Palm Pixi Plus is rather mundane over the experience witnessed on the Palm Pre Plus as it sometimes was riddled with some laggy performance issues. When it first rolled out, webOS looked quite impressive over the competition, but iOS and Android  have set the bar further it terms of responsiveness, functionality, and presentation. The biggest thing to plague the Palm Pixi Plus was its general unresponsive performance as we witnessed a healthy amount of choppy movements about the platform. If you want to learn more about the in-depth features of webOS, you can check out our detailed review of the Palm Pre.

Palm Pixi Plus runs with webOS 1.4.3 - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus runs with webOS 1.4.3 - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus runs with webOS 1.4.3 - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus runs with webOS 1.4.3 - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review

Palm Pixi Plus runs with webOS 1.4.3


If you're moving up from a feature phone, you'll probably be thoroughly surprised by the web browsing experience on the smartphone. Pages loaded up fairly quickly through AT&T's network as it also managed to render them correctly. Multi-touch gestures like pinching can accomplish basic functions like zooming while a quick double tap will zoom into a specif area appropriately. Scrolling is smooth, but you tend to notice the phone taking some time to render images and text if you scroll too quickly – still, the overall experience is gratifying.

Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review


Definitely not a multimedia monster based on its stature, but listening to music and watching videos proved to be sufficient. The music player has a decent presentation as it'll display album covers and some on-screen functions, however, you'll probably want to stick with using headphones to listening to some tunes as the speaker was weak sounding. Videos played smoothly without much hiccups, but the small size of the display and its washed out colors can make it an eyesore for some.

Images produced by the 2-megapixel camera were nothing to write home about as they looked pretty muddy in almost every scenery with inaccurate color representation. Things took a dive indoors where lighting is at a minimum – plus using the LED flash to illuminate shots didn't help one bit. Shooting videos didn't fare too well as they looked extremely pixelated when played back on a computer – granted though, it did look pretty smooth. Additionally, you can painstakingly see how colors are not
correctly captured as well when shooting videos.

Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Sample images made with Palm Pixi Plus - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Sample images made with Palm Pixi Plus - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Sample images made with Palm Pixi Plus - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Sample images made with Palm Pixi Plus - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review

Sample images made with Palm Pixi Plus


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Medium light - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light - Indoor samples - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Palm Pixi Plus for AT&T Review

Low light

Darkness with flash

Indoor samples



There are few third party apps installed on the smartphone out of the box, but thankfully you can build your collection with the App Catalog. AT&T Navigator is available from the start to offer you a true voice guided turn-by-turn navigational experience to get you from point A to point B. Finally, you'll be presented to some native apps like Google Maps and YouTube, which fittingly work as they should on the handset.

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Display2.6 inches, 320 x 400 pixels (195 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.37 x 2.17 x 0.43 inches
(111 x 55 x 10.8 mm)
3.26 oz  (92 g)

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