It is almost Christmas. And as such, people are looking for gifts to get themselves or their friends/family.

Tablets are important to many people including students. They feature large screens. They can be used for learning. They are good with novels. They are good with PDF documents. They are good with movies. They are also really good with surfing the web. If you have a tablet you understand the joy of scrolling through websites.

I went looking for the best cheap tablet in the market. In my mind I wanted something very portable, running Android 5 or 6, and with good internal storage. I also wanted something with good battery life.

Yesterday I found the Alcatel Pixi4 7 inch 3G Android tablet. I got it for Ksh. 7500. And I feel like this might be a very good tablet for its price.

What’s in the Box?

Unboxing

In the box you’ll find:

  • The tablet
  • A charger
  • USB cable
  • Earphones
  • Screen Protection
  • A lot of paperwork

Tablet Specifications:

Note: There’s also an Alcatel Pixi4 7 inch 4G tablet. It goes for Ksh. 10500. And has some few different specs.

Power and volume buttons

For a 7k tab, I feel these are pretty good specs.

Alcatel Pixi4 7 inch Tablet Specifications

Display7 inch HD display.
Cameras5MP back camera; 2MP front camera
Processor1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
RAM and Storage1GB RAM; 16GB internal storage
Battery2580mAh battery
Operating SystemRuns Android 6 Marshmallow
NetworkSupports 3G/2G Networks
ExtraSupports Phone calls

What I like?

I love the design. The tablet is not heavy, the finish though plastic feels good. I’m not saying it is premium or anything. No. It just feels well designed and well thought of.

Plastic non-removable back cover

The fact that it is this compact, and this light is really good for me as it can fit well in a pocket or handbags for ladies. You can pull it out and read something while in transit. Or watch a movie before bed.

I love that it runs Android 6 Marshmallow. I have had a Huawei MediaPad Link 10+ for a while now and though it has nice specs and a 10 inch display and still works pretty fine, the fact that Android version hasn’t been updated through the ages irks me.

What I don’t like?

I don’t like the display. It isn’t that good. I guess its because I am used to 1080p displays. But I can still use it for reading and surfing. Remember that it is also a 7k tab not a 20k and above tab.

Microphone at the bottom

The screen is prone to scratches. I have had it for less than 24hrs and there’s this mini scratch I still cannot explain.

Finally…

I will definitely have a full review up soon. What do you want to know?

Any tablet you know with better specs than this in this price range? Tell me.