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Pantech Element Review

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In general, tablets aren’t known for their photo-taking capabilities, but with the Pantech Element, we’re thoroughly tickled by the pleasant snapshots it’s able to produce with its 5-megapixel camera. Although it tends to over-sharpen details, colors are on the neutral side for the most part, which converge together to produce acceptable shots. As expected, low lighting shots come out rather noisy looking, with colors being more bland in tone, but its LED flash manages to sharpen things a little bit.

Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review
Samples taken with the Pantech Element - Pantech Element Review

Samples taken with the Pantech Element


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Regretfully, we’re absolutely disappointed by the shabby looking 720p videos the tablet records. Muddying its quality tremendously, it’s diminished by its indistinct details, choppy capture rate of 19 frames per second, and heavy artifacting. Above all, our eyes can’t get over its poor looking details, which ultimately makes it far from being high definition in any way.

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Multimedia:

Well, there’s nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to playing music, seeing that it boasts the all too lovable stock Honeycomb player. Aside from its spiffy looking 3D carousel interface, our ears are amazed by the boisterous tones its single speaker is able to produce – though, a tiny bit of strain can be heard at the loudest volume setting.

Video playback is hardly a test for the tablet, since it eloquently plays our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution with no issues at all.

Music player - Pantech Element Review
Pantech Element Review
Pantech Element Review
Video playback - Pantech Element Review

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Video playback


Sharing multimedia content couldn’t be any easier for the Element, thanks to its microHDMI port that provides all of the usefulness of having a mirrored experience on our high-def TV.

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:19 1

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Yet again the camera putting down a good tablet -_-. seriously how many people actually care about the camera

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:51 1

2. Fallout09 (Posts: 412; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I agree. I have said it once, I will say it again. People who use their tablets out and about to take pictures look like total D-Bags. I dont even see a need for a camera on a tablet outside a front facing camera for video chat.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:57

3. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


after using the ipad 2 a descent camera really would not hurt

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 07:56 1

6. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


iPad camera suck

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 10:02 2

4. saiki4116 (Posts: 324; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


"Sure, we’re not thrilled to find it boasting a measly low resolution of 1024 x 768"...hahahaha what is ipad2 resolution..

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:31 2

5. imkyle (Posts: 969; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


LOL and this has a smaller screen, so better pixels :)

posted on 16 Feb 2012, 21:52

7. shgiruss (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Just wanted to comment that the rear camera with a flash is essential for companies that want to use it for inspections. The droid is mobile and the Inspection industry uses the camera to identify defects etc. so some of us won't consider a tablet or smart phone without a camera with flash.

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posted on 29 Dec 2012, 14:51

8. rudster69 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


I've used the I-Pad and basically every tablet having to do with Andriod systems, I have the Galaxy 3 cell, I've had the I-phone and out of all these item that I've owned still have or used this is by far the BEST FOR IT'S MONEY, I paid 100.00 at an ATT store that was running a speacial at the time and online they wanted 200.00 and I paid 100.00 at the store which is a shocker but besides the price which means alittle the system is fast, easy for novices and for anyone that has an ATT Family plan that shares there data you incorparate this into it for 100.00 and your bill does not change a nickle. Me and my Husband bough have G3 and we had alot of Data left over and now we have something that we can use that will make it worth having the plan we have 2 G3 and this tablet with 6000mbs for 150.00 is a DEAL and all are devices are FAST and accurate!

posted on 21 May 2013, 11:00

9. pcihector (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Maybe a review after an item gets an update will be usefull like the Pantech Element, wich got one from honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich. Now it is completely different.

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Pantech Element

Pantech Element

OS: Android 4.0 3.2
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Display8.0 inches, 1024 x 768 pixels (160 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060, Dual core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion processor
1024 MB RAM
Size8.36 x 6.12 x 0.42 inches
(212 x 155 x 11 mm)
16.57 oz  (470 g)

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