Pantech Discover Review
During our time using the smartphone, the Discover maintained a steady connection to the network in the greater Philadelphia region – with no issues with dropped calls. In fact, signal strength stayed at a consistent -89 dBm.
Testing it with strictly HSPA+ connectivity, the 2,100 mAh battery of the Pantech Discover is able to get us by though a solid day of normal usage with a full charge, which is merely average in our books. However, you can expect the battery drain to be significantly more when it’s used under 4G LTE connectivity.
Are you strapped for cash and still yearn for some kind of sweet smartphone, but don’t want to settle on a typical entry-level device? Well, you’re in luck because the Pantech Discover is going to be the right fit for you – albeit, it’s still without its own set of flaws. Overall, it doesn’t outperform the class leading contenders in the space, but rather, the Discover has that nice balance between price point and feature set. Not only does it sport one stylish design that’s surprising amongst other things, but at $50 on-contract, there’s plenty of value for the money you’re dishing out – like the software enhancements made with the experience and large high-resolution display. At no point is it going to magically triumph over things like the Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC One X+, but at least there’s hope for those on a tight budget.
Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Build Number: IMM76I
Kernel Version: 3.0.8
Pantech Discover Video Review:
- Pretty sweet design
- Fantastic price point
- Some new software enhancements
- Display is a bit washed out
- Sluggish performance
- Extremely underwhelming performance with its camera
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|Display||4.8 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) TFT|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960, Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
1024 MB RAM
|Size||5.28 x 2.70 x 0.36 inches|
(134.2 x 68.6 x 9.1 mm)
4.76 oz (135 g)
|Battery||2100 mAh, 10 hours talk time|