The Palm Pixi is intended to be a lighter, more petite and affordable version of the Palm Pre. While the Pre costs $200 (after rebate and a two-year Sprint contract), the Pixi costs half as much. The Palm Pixi is aimed at younger, text-messaging savvy consumer while the Pre is aimed at older smartphone users.

At 3.3 ounces, the Palm Pixi is considerably lighter than the Pre. Both phones offer 8GB of storage and the WebOS operating system but the Pre also offers Wi-Fi, which the Pixi lacks. The Pixi is also slower in performance compared to the Palm Pre.

The Palm Pixi is also considerably smaller in size, and therefore has a smaller screen and smaller keys compared to the Pre. This makes typing hard for fat-fingered users.

The Pixi's 2-megapixel camera is not as good as the 3-megapixel one on the Pre, and shots often seem darker than those taken with the Pre.


Comparison chart

Palm Pixi versus Palm Pre comparison chart
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Java support No No
Hard Drive No No
Calendar Yes Yes
MMS Yes Yes
Keyboard Layout: QWERTY Layout: QWERTY
Text Messaging (SMS) 2-Way: Yes threaded 2-Way: Yes
SyncML No No
FM Radio No No
To-Do List Yes Yes
Side buttons volume on right volume
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
BREW No No
Picture messaging No No
Screen Resolution 320 x 400 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV
Games Yes Yes
Voice recorder No No
Weight 3.51 oz (99 g) 4.76 oz (135 g)
Screen Colors 262,144 (18-bit) 16.7 million (24-bit)
Stereo Speakers No No
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, PBA, A2DP, AVRC, PAN version 2.1+EDR Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, PBA, A2DP, AVRC, PAN version 2.1+EDR
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Operating System (proprietary) webOS (proprietary) webOS
Camera Resolution: 2+ megapixel LED flash Resolution: 3+ megapixel LED flash
Screen size 2.6" diagonal 3.1" diagonal
Infrared No No
Push-To-Talk No No
Wireless Carrier Sprint Tentative Sprint
Speakerphone Yes Yes
Dimensions 4.37" x 2.17" x 0.43" (111 x 55 x 10.9 mm) 3.9" x 2.3" x 0.67" (99 x 58 x 17 mm)
Networks CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900 CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900
Flashlight No No
E-mail client Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP, Exchange Direct Push Protocols Supported: Exchange Direct Push, POP3, IMAP
Physical design Bar Internal Antenna Slide-out; QWERTY keyboard; Internal Antenna
Memory card slot No No
Ruggedized No No
Browser WebKit-based full HTML WebKit-based
Built-in memory 8 GB (internal memory available to user for storage) 8 GB (internal memory available to user for storage)
Voice dialing No No
Digital TTY/TDD No Yes
External Display No No
Address Book size shared memory shared memory
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes Yes
Live TV No No
GPS A-GPS supports LBS A-GPS
PictBridge No No
Ringer Profiles No No
Auto-complete suggestions for text No No
Supports enlarging text No No
Streaming Video Yes Protocol: RTSP
Languages supported English, Spanish English, Spanish
Video Capture No No
USB Version: 2.0 High Speed MicroUSB connectorbuilt-in microUSB connector / supports mass storage mode Version: 2.0 High Speed built-in microUSB connector / supports mass storage mode
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Alarm Yes Yes
Picture ID Yes Yes
Wi-Fi support No Version(s): 802.11 b, g supports WPA, WPA2, 802.1X
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Calculator Yes Yes
Touch Screen Primary input method: Finger capacitive Primary input method: Finger capacitive

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