Pantech Vega No5 outed as a 5" phone with 1.5GHz dual-core chipset and Android Gingerbread
Specs on the Pantech Vega seem to be very similar to those of the Vega Racer - 1.5GHZ dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, same 480x800 pixels of resolution, 8MP camera doing its 1080p thing, 16GB of internal memory, and 14.4Mbps HSPA+ connectivity.
The large difference is, of course, added screen real estate with the inclusion of the 5" LCD display. Call it a smartphone, a tablet, or a tabletphone, the Pantech Vega won't get mad at you, but we are sure it is now looking at its Dell Streak brother for hints where to go from here.
It's Korea-only for now, but you know how they say never say never. We are just curious about the Pantech Vega from a scientific standpoint, we wonder how long the battery is quoted for with dual-core 1.5GHz silicon inside, and a 5" LCD display on the outside. Despite its large screen, the Dell Streak had a pretty good battery life, so we'll be expecting at least that, though the two cores might get in the way.
source: BodNara via UnwiredView
1. - (unregistered)
Amazing. A 1.5ghz dual core chipset and Android still runs so horribly. I'm no fanboy but the ipad 2's looking freaking good right now.
8. doubler86 (Posts: 304; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
No Pantech just makes crappy touch screens. When he actually touches the screen and it recognizes it it moves very quickly. Either way though, the Samsung Galaxy S II runs better than this and the iPhone 4, Not to mention the HTC Flyer runs faster than the iPad 2.
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Sure take away full flash, real mulitasking, live wallpapers, widgets, and any other customizing and just put apps on your homescreens you wouldn't notice the difference.
20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
well at least ios runs without lagging... i love the hardware on this phone but the software is sucking so much... they over skinned it or something...
4. inino (unregistered)
Well it doesn't matter that ios does not have live wallpapers, flash ads or stupid widgets -sigh,who needs to watch your background move or se a google search widget on your homescreen.
The point is that the operating sistem itself should be optimised to run smoothly with or without widgets.
Don't make an OS with everything on it if its not optimised enough.
Thats whats differentiates Apple from everybody else in this industry,they make killer software and you know that everything just works.
6. Denio (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
I have to comment that. I nearly broke my first smartphone (iPhone 3G) after several updates coz it took 1min to start a phone call, then I received SMS notification during the calls and I could not drop the line because of the sh*tty notification system iOS has. Then the whole phone became SO SLOW that I had to get rid of it ASAP. It just stopped functioning as a phone. I know that iPhone 4 is fast but I tell you I will never buy iPhone again. And don't get me wrong, I own a MacBook and I like Apple but the phone they make is just not for me. I do hope Microsoft will not make the same mistake with the WP7 updates.
7. inino (unregistered)
Well sorry pal thats your experience,I have had iphone 3G,now i got the 3GS and its been great experience with booth of them,
i bought the 3GS mostly because i had alot of paid apps that I didn't want to waste.(thought to buy the galaxy s I9000 but my work college has it and he's not satisfied with it,very slow, still on android 2.1,no update possible in my country)
As for calling and messaging i live in Croatia and its on T-mobile network so we have no problem with reception as you in USA.
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2840; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Right I want a boring old iphone with just app icons on my homescreen that you and every other freaking iphone user has.
9. america123jeff (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Apr 2011)
why is everyone commenting about apple? this has NOTHING to do with them.
10. Dany (unregistered)
Now I know how it feels to be in love
11. CTAPEEM (unregistered)
Even at 4+" screens, the same old 480x800 just doesn't look good enough anymore. Some might be sick of hearing about Apple, but those sick tyrants do set new standards for the industry. One of them is the (now well known) "retina display" pixel density. If you want to impress someone, make a chipset that can run that big screen with the appropriate number of pixels. Otherwise you are just giving another reason for the icrowd to walk around with a smirk.
13. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
why we need more pixes that the ones we can see? bragging rights? no thank you i rather brag about how much my screen saves on my battery rather that saying I have more pixels that the ones i can see
17. CTAPEEM (unregistered)
Seems to be a matter of vision. Some claim that there is hardly any difference between 1080 and 720 tv-s under 50". To me the difference is apparent and the same goes for the phones. I don't want to see the pixels, thus they have to get smaller. Battery life depends on many things other than GPU. In fact, HTC Sensation and other phones using LCD, will inevitably use more battery to lit their large screens.
As a side point - i never owned any Apple products, due to them being control-freaks. This doesn't make me blind though. When they do something better, well, they do it better. Otherwise Sensation (for instance) wouldn't be shooting for higher res and would just stick with "enough"
Some people should really consider anger management...
18. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
companies aren't focusing on the dpi of the screens because there are other factors that can be improved first, would you trade a smart screen that turns off black pixels to save power, or that looks great under the sun for a screen that gives you 500dpi consumes more energy and its hard to see under direct sun? companies aren't outdoing retina display because there is no need to do so right now screens will eventually get a higher ress but its better just to work on better screen first do not worry.... you will eventually see the dpi on android phones matching retina, but let them brag about their pretty screen, if you bought an android (maybe future wp7 phone too) you will enjoy a screen that may have great advantages to you
off topic: can you really stare at retina and see the pixels? and no I was not angry at all had a nice day since I scored an A and passed one of my classes :D 3 more to go :3
19. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
also don't expect top notch quality there (Pantech I mean)
14. iphone takes it up the pipe (unregistered)
well here again, we see the jealous fanboys trying to defend that sorry hunk of shit icluncker from 1987 i mean 2007. we all know that android far surpasses IOS garbage and that tech wize, even blackberry is even w/ IJoke now. HAHA. So sad, A little green trashcan robot can put it up the ipipe!! long live android, the world's # 1 mobile OS!!!
22. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
arent u mature... why r u desperately trying to convince someone... people know android is good... u need to go take a chill pill, take ur android out of ur ass, and realize that this about the pantech and not ur stupid android which u get little sensations from... (ohh notice the pun... haha) haha and rnt u funny using the little i word.. well sorry android doesnt have a little letter to put in front of it... and au contraire, why do u say fanboys and then be a hypocrite and do it urself... and i dont think any apple fanboy is stupid enough to not realize that android is a good developed platform... so u dont need to waste comment space and try to tell people u are a douche...
15. yo daddy (unregistered)
wow, the Ifags are out in full force today!