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Pantech Pocket Review

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Pantech Pocket Review
Sensitive to say the least, the microphone appears to pick up a lot of background noise, which makes it difficult for our callers to hear us; on our side, voices have a crackling tone through the earpiece. Switching to the speakerphone, its volume output is definitely strong to make out voices.

Maintain a steady 4 to 5 bars in high coverage areas, we didn’t notice any fluctuations with signal strength – also, it didn’t drop any phone calls during our testing.

With its 1,650 mAh battery, we’re able to pump out 6 hours of talk time, which meets the manufacturer’s rating. Meanwhile, it’s still something that requires nightly charges seeing we get by a solid day of normal usage.


Conclusion:

As much as we’d love to give props to Pantech for enabling the Pocket to stand out with its untraditional size, there’s nothing really going on elsewhere to make it a polarizing offering. Actually, it’s more of the same from Pantech’s camp, as they have yet another middle of the road offering that’s affordable on any budget. However, it simply lacks the polish in both the software and hardware side to keep it compelling over the competition – even if it’s priced at $49.99 on-contract. To tell you the truth, you’re better off dealing your hard earned cash into something more magnificent.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.4
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-perf
Build Number: GINGERBREAD

Pantech Pocket Video Review:



Pros

  • Non-traditional size
  • Solid build

Cons

  • Overall sluggish performance
  • Shoots ugly photos and videos
  • Washed out looking display
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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 08:32 2

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


No pressure and not desperate...

But I really am dying to read the Galaxy Nexus Review. :D

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:14

2. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


What a waste. Is this pantechs first android phone? I had the first pantech phone, which is the ocean from helio

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 17:24

4. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)


this is a good phone for midrange..and no they have the crossover for at&t and the breakout 4g for verizon

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 11:54

3. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Too bad. This is a neat form factor. I would have liked to see it be a hit, just due to it being different.

posted on 06 Feb 2012, 14:08

5. DAVE1963 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


phone part is reall bad makes my third replacement because when i make a call people cant hear me .would not recamend this phone

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 01:18

6. LadyB (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Dislike this phone. It crashes completely on me at least twice a day requiring a hard battery pull. It also freezes as I am dialing. Took it to the ATT store and they reset all the defaults ad told me to bring it back if it keeps doing it. Taking it back tomorrow. Too bad.

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 22:06

7. sandrapa (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I have this phone i do like it but i am having problems with not being heard by my callers and the screen freee the phone has been hard set several time only had it for a month I am going to the att store at the gardens mall tomorrow.

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Display4.0 inches, 600 x 800 pixels (250 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz
Size4.52 x 3.07 x 0.44 inches
(114.7 x 78 x 11.3 mm)
4.66 oz  (132 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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