Pantech Pocket now available on AT&T: a different Android phone with a 4:3 screen

Pantech Pocket now available on AT&T: a different Android phone with a 4:3 screen
The Pantech Pocket is now officially available on AT&T. For a lack of a better word, it’s different - first and foremost because of the screen aspect ratio, which is 4:3. Smartphones usually have a narrower display, and the 4-inch screen on the Pocket stands out in that crowd. Pantech claims that this somehow turns it into a hybrid between a smartphone and an e-book reader, but we’d save our judgment until we actually get to review the device.

In terms of software, the Pantech Pocket is shipping with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, while the spec sheet highlights the 4” display with a resolution of 600x800 pixels, a 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera on the back capable of recording 720p videos and 4G speeds thanks to its HSPA+ support. The internal memory is expandible via microSD cards of up to 32GB.

Designwise, it’s not too thick (0.44”) or heavy (4.66oz) but it’s definitely got distinct rounded looks. The rubberized back is also pretty convenient and allows for a firm grip. The batter lasts for 3 hours of talk time and its capacity stands at 1650mAh. 

The best thing about the Pantech Pocket is the fact that it’s affordable. Off-contract it’d set you back $349, but if you opt to sign a 2-year agreement with AT&T, the price drops to $50. 

source: AT&TPantech via Akihabara

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Pocket
  • Display 4.0" 600 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.6 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Pantech states the 4" screen has a 20% larger display area than the typical 4" devices.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Yeah In portrait mode.

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

3 hours of talk time? Dear lord, I wouldn't be advertising that!

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

wow, that battery life is a real killer. Maybe its actually a realistic talk time estimate instead of the fluffed figures we see on some androids though.

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