Pantech Crossover Review
0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2011, 09:16 posted on
Well, times are undoubtedly changing, and with buzz about smartphones overtaking sales, it’s only inevitable for them to finally give in. With that in mind, we’re greeted to the affordable Pantech Crossover – a device that’s aiming to be the perfect crossover device...
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1. MindDoc (unregistered)
I dunno... I think one factor in a review of a phone like this is its usefulness when compared to alternatives. I mean, the Flipside has been out for a LONG time, and THIS is now AT&T's top of the line qwerty Android? I'm sure something much better is on its way, but this is really an ugly Flipside with Froyo added and Blur subtracted (both good things, but hardly worthy of an entirely new model). How many qwerty Androids do the other 3 big carriers sell with bigger screens, more memory, Gingerbread, and faster radios? As someone stuck on AT&T, who chose Android over iOS in part because of the physical keyboard option, this phone is meaningless. If my phone exploded, and AT&T forced me to renew my contract today, I would suck it up and get an Infuse, but this is pointless.
3. Verdes8891 (unregistered)
This is not one of their high end phones to begin with. Yea, it is one of their only android devices with a physical keyboard, but it is not trying to disguse itself as a high end device.
2. snowgator (Posts: 3554; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Pantech has up it's game, my last feature phone was an Impact, and it was decent. I do think if anyone has had a Smartphone before, this one is useless. I do agree with MindDoc in the first post- AT&T needs a REAL qwerty Smartphone that can compete with the Droid on Verizon and the Epic on Sprint. This isn't it.
4. Machinehead (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I have this phone and love it. This was actually one of the best reviews that I have read. It has a good screen with crisp text and good colors. One thing they fail to mention is that this phone is highly compatible with Android games and apps. I have not had a problem yet with any app or game, where more expensive smart phones seem to have problems with apps and games. The only reason it lags is because you need a task killer, it slows down because it can't handle too many things open and cached for too long. With a decent app killer this phone stays fast and doesn't lag at all, some games seem to run a little slow but for what it is I am highly impressed. The battery will outlast almost any other smart phone out there, and I actually only have one complaint and that is that the function and power buttons are on the top left and top right of the phone and when you have the phone sideways gaming and tilting the phone it's really easy to accidently hit those buttons, very annoying. Very good phone I give it a 4 out of 5 because the camera is not very good, in fact my old phone from many years back had a much better camera and camcorder, but don't sell this phone short, I really like it, it's perfect for a beginner in the smart phone world.