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Pantech Vega Iron is announced with droolworthy specs, slimmest bezel ever

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Pantech Vega Iron is announced with droolworthy specs, slimmest bezel ever

And before we know it, there's already a whole bunch of 5-inch 1080p display smartphones to choose from, with the Pantech Vega Iron being the latest handset to make it on the list. It was just announced officially by the Korean manufacturer, bound to join the ranks of local carriers KT, SK Telecom, and LG U+. 

The device sure has the specs to give competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the LG Optimus G Pro a run for their money. In addition to the 1080p screen, the Pantech Vega Iron comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core chip, namely the Snapdragon 600, paired with 2GB of RAM. There's also a very capable 13MP camera on its back, and 32GB of storage are at the user's disposal. The Wi-Fi radio inside it provides connectivity at up to 1 gigabit, which is nothing short of impressive. What's far less worthy of bragging with is the rather smallish 2150mAh battery, but at least it supports rapid charging, so about 90 minutes are enough to top it fully. Android 4.1.2 comes out of the box.

The Pantech Vega Iron, available in either white or black, stands out with its design as well. It comes with a metal frame that gives it not only a premium feel, but also makes it sturdier and more durable. Moreover, it boasts a bezel that is only 2.4-millimeters thick, which is a noteworthy achievement. In fact, Pantech claims that the bezel on the Vega Iron is the slimmest you'll see on any other phone. 

So far there's no word as to whether the Pantech Vega Iron will ever go on sale outside of Korea. But it sounds like an impressive smartphone no matter how we look at it, so we'd be happy if we ever get our hands on a Vega Iron. How about you?

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posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:46 13

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1438; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Pantech Vega?too bad their phones are for sk only

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:09 21

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


That phone is beautiful

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:59 3

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I totally agree+1™

Sharp candybar phones always looks nice, unlike ugly curvy iPhones™

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:53 4

39. Droiddoes (unregistered)


I'll be the first to sh*t all over the technological abortion that is an iphone, but nothing about that thing is curvy.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:32

44. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Me2!

Hey Droiddoes where's Darkjedi?

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:21 14

9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


And the battery is such a waste. Look at the hardware (very impressive), at least give it a 3000mAh,, :)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:20

33. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


As it turns out, the screen is actually 720p -- might wanna update that, Nick!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:31 5

10. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


it will be coming to AT&T

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:31 2

22. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


found this on youtube very interesting and impressive : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyP5rrkdBE0

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:27

51. urjkeenz (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


I'm holding this phone on my hands right now and seriously it's so pretty. There is no curve whatsoever in design which makes it perfect for male users. The performance is great, 23.500 Antutu scores on stock rom and 25.000+ on cook roms. I bought it in Vietnam at the price of 6.5mil ~ 308USD.

One more thing, I dropped it from the second floor ~ 12m to the ground and it still was in one piece, just a little scratch on the steal border but I can have it polished later.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:47 9

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Very impressive :-)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 04:55 31

3. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


At least it looks a lot better than Galaxy S4

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:46 27

11. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


anything looks better than the S4

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:47 15

12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I agree

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:00

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


So do eye™

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:43 15

16. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)


At least it looks a lot better than HTC One, Sony Z,and S4

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 03:37 2

49. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Even my poop looks better than S4

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:00 10

4. roldxx (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


like the minimalist design and ui. very nice

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:10 6

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Beautiful, but it'll look more beautiful-er in my hand :D

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:17 9

7. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


nice smartphone, impressive !

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 05:19 9

8. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Wow! A pantech! I never thought of pantech phones as bad, but never more than mid range. This could give the HTC one and galaxy s4 a run for the money...and its way prettier than both.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:10 1

13. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


ZL looks like it has slimmer bezels than this ..

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:27 13

14. anleoflippy (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


From top to bottom, yes. The ZL is shorter but in terms available of sides, the pan tech is more bezel-less.

I owned a Xperia ZL and it's an awesome phone.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:15 2

27. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Cmon man, Im a sony fanboy but pantech vega is very impressive and its on par with the highend phones today. But the baterry is a waste

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:16

28. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Cmon man, Im a sony fanboy but pantech vega is very impressive and its on par with the highend phones today. But the baterry is a waste

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:29 8

15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5554; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ahh.......this phone is super impressive! :)

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 06:47 6

17. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


very good looking no doubt.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:50 4

18. lyndon420 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Nice looking phone and specs. I'd give one a go absolutely.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:50 4

19. you_troll (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


the thing with small bezels is you compromise in durability.. nonetheless a beautiful device

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 07:54 4

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Wow...its just awesome and I want that but I live in India, I think Pantech should sell this phone out of their country also so that it'll give other brands a run for their money especially to their South Korean brothers Samsung and LG. Yeah, the battery could be better atleast 2500. Hats Off Vega Iron, it's better than HTC One & Xperia Z.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:52 3

23. linas_ltu (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


brilliant. please make it outside of korea. thanks.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 08:58 2

24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Wow this looks: Sexy, smart, stylish, modern, contemporary, unlike those ugly curves™

Looks like SONY @ LG phones!

With sharp edges, looks really nice, just like those SONY KLD TVs, and SAMSUNG Tvs™

This design should be Patent™

Befor Apple patents it©

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:46 3

29. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


the best looking phone ever

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 09:59 1

30. Taters (Posts: 3259; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Looks and sounds awesome, too bad it probably won't leave Korea. This is similar to how it would be if Sony used up to date specifications and nice screens for once. You listening Sony.

I will most likely have to get the Optimus G 2 if this doesn't come out here or if Sony doesn't make an awesome screen this year.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:13

31. Vegaviet (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


vegaviet.com/dien-thoai/vega-iron-chinh-thuc-xuat-​hien.html
The new drive

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:16

32. Vegaviet (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


vegaviet.com/dien-thoai/hinh-anh-va-video-quang-ca​o-cua-vega-iron-im-a870.html

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 10:48

34. TheStanleyFTW (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


There is only 2 things i don't like about this phone.
1. The batterysize 2150mAh is "meh". Maybe 2600mAh?
2. Screen resolution is "only" 720p (Fix it PA). Yes i know that 1080p is overkill but 720p on a 5 inch display means 293ppi. It's very good but since 1080p is the "new" standard it won't have a chance against phones like Xperia Z, One or GS4.
But then again...........It will only go in sale in Korea. :)
Sorry for my bad english :D

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 11:13

35. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Long as the battery is removeable and the camera is on par, this will be worth looking at over the other top 3 beast of this year

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:02

36. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


It sure seems like Pantech is holding out on the US market. Never sent a phone even half as good as this across the pond. Maybe they'll send something like this ATT's way after all the midrange phones they sold for them?

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:25

37. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It may be metal but IMO the design looks ugly.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 12:32

38. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Just seen a video and it looks much better than it does in stills..so I won't say its ugly but think there are much better looking phones out there like the one and s4 and z.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:06

42. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 514; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)


The coolest phone that no one will buy.

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 13:27

43. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Not a ugly phone. Nice specs on it. But I have grown very tired of these same basic design used by every OEM in the world. I was hoping that Pantech would do something more along the lines of the Discover. That is a nice looking phone,

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 15:53

45. chocolaking (Posts: 453; Member since: 22 May 2012)


OMG, It's a crazy nice looking phone!

posted on 18 Apr 2013, 17:10

46. scsa852k (Posts: 295; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


I wonder why Vega series only get released in Korea.
Their design could certainly win over some users overseas.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 01:16

47. Mobilephile (Posts: 80; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


sleek + thin BUT another 5" is so 2 years ago. It's the new 4.3"

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 02:04

48. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Wow, we really need phones like this here in the US. Probably one of the best looking devices I've seen yet! If only it had a bigger battery...

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 20:47

50. aiancane (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


wow, it's a nice looking phone... yes, Vega series must be released not just in Korea, a lot of people overseas want to have it like me from philippines. Though I found an online store - merimobiles.com who sell this Vega-Iron for free shipping world wide. Most of you here said it's a better looking phone than GS4 and Z. I would love to have this!!

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