Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pixi Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Palm Pixi (Sprint)

Palm Pixi (Sprint)
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Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)

Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless)
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Motorola Droid Maxx

Motorola Droid Maxx
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Palm Pre 2 (Verizon Wireless)

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Price $48 to $59 at 2 stores $75 at 1 store $39 to $69 at 2 stores $39 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 34 reviews 2.5 stars out of 55 reviews 3.5 stars out of 150 reviews 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date January 25, 2010 November 15, 2009 January 07, 2010 July 19, 2013 February 17, 2011
The Bottom Line While not a major overhaul, the Palm Pixi Plus adds built-in Wi-Fi and gives customers making the jump from a feature phone to a smartphone even more functionality without breaking the bank. While not as powerful as the Pre, the Palm Pixi offers first-time smartphone buyers a decent set of features in a sleek little package. However, to be really competitive, we think it needs to come down in price just a touch. The Palm Pre Plus earns its place as the top WebOS device, improving on the Pre with a better design and performance, and upgraded features. Verizon customers looking for a versatile smartphone to balance their personal and work lives will be well-served by the Pre Plus. If you can get past its steep price, the massive-screened Motorola Droid Maxx is currently Verizon’s best Android smartphone. The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.32 W/Kg
0.96
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X
Weight 3.3 oz
3.5 oz
4.9 oz
5.89 oz
5.1 oz
Talk time Up to 312 min
Info unavailable Up to 330 min
Info unavailable Up to 300 min
Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Sprint Nextel
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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