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Pantech Crux Review

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Pantech Crux Review
Unlike the Pantech Jest that had dismal call quality, the Pantech Crux actually does quite well. Calls were loud with voices sounding clear and natural on both ends and lacking any background distortion. But unfortunately the signal reception is still pretty low, with usually only 1 bar showing in our strong coverage area, though we didn’t drop any calls.

The included 1100mAh battery is rated to provide up to 5.2 hours of talk time or 13.5 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing, we were only able to get up to 4.5 hours of continuous talk time. After a few power cycles though you might be able to get a bit more out of it.


The Pantech Crux is a pretty good touchscreen feature-phone that comes with an attractive price, slim body, and has plenty to offer someone not looking to get a smartphone. The main thing holding it back is the slow performance of the BREW software, as some programs took up to 20 seconds to load, while other similar devices are faster to respond.

A few alternatives would be the LG Cosmos Touch and the Samsung Reality, as both of those are feature-phones with touchscreens and have a faster user interface response than the Pantech Crux.

Software version of the reviewed unit: D8999VWA952F.225, Sept 24 2010

Pantech Crux Video Review:


  • Stylish and slim profile
  • Good voice quality
  • Easy to use


  • Software is slow
  • Lacking camera quality
  • Signal reception isn’t the best
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posted on 08 May 2011, 18:10

1. person (unregistered)

i was wondering if there was some fun simple and easy games for the pantech crux????

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 16:28

9. karic (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

no, just 'millionaire' something , and it doesnt even work.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 16:20

2. kathryn =) (unregistered)

Its really hard to text on this phone.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 21:47

3. oliia (unregistered)

i love this phone it has great features not the best texting phone but if you get really used to it its pretty easy

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 01:15

4. MattRoach (unregistered)

DONT GET THIS PHONE! I have had it for about 7 months now and it sucks. I love the sleek look and little functions it has but it never works right. The touch pad is very un responsive, it takes forever to scroll and makes you backtrack a lot because it things you clicked it half the time. This also makes texting a pain. It has many windows that it can switch around on but you never really use any but the first. Also, this phone gets Uber slow with just normal text usage. Sometimes it took me up to 4 seconds to do open a message. ( and no i didnt have more than 75 messages in my inbox). Everything is acceptable to work with, just makes it a pain using it. Another thing that made me hate this phone is that the screen keeps glitching out on me. For no reason it would go all fuzzy or the whole screen would stay black. It stayed like that for a whole day even. Finally, this phone continuously turned off stating that it needed a "genuine" battery, even though the battery was the one i got with the phone from the verizon store. It should have worked fine.
If I were you, i would not get this phone at all.
I would rate this 2 stars out of 5.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 23:11

5. Roger (unregistered)

can this phone work on a reg plan with no data

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 12:00

8. karic (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

this phone is not a data phone, you couldn't get it, even if you wanted

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 17:07

6. baileyjo (unregistered)

I would not recomend this phone. It works great and has awesome speed, but if you are into texting this is not the phone for you. The keyboard is never calibrated good enough so it thinks you types something that you really didn't. It also doesn't remember the words you type in, so you have to look through the list until you find the word you actually want. It's just a major pain..

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:16

7. Sam (unregistered)

NEVER BUY THIS PHONE! i didn't listen to any of the reviews, but they are all right. there is no way to calabirate the touchscreen so it sucks. most of the time people don;t get your texts for a long time. and unless you turn the phone on and off constantly during the day, dont count on getting your texts, cause unless you do turn it on and off or call your voicemail you wont get your texts for hours. this phones is horrible! anyone who says its good is crazy and obviously doesnt use it that much or just got it. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 10:51

10. jasonaldeanisamazing (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!!! It is terrible to text on, the music sounds grainy and the words are not clear, it freezes and shuts down a lot, when I go to the beach sand gets stuck in the sliding part and makes an annoying noise and its harder to slide, there are not any good games.... AND IT SUCKS. DO. NOT. BUY.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 21:06

11. stonebleeds (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. Texting / keyboard interface is horrible and sluggish. Call quality sucks. You're better off not using the speakerphone. Bluetooth sucks. SMS only works when it wants. Sometimes does a random tap when you don't want it to. Menus are often slow. Pantech has done a great disservice to mankind by even thinking of releasing this crap, much less making so many of them...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:15

12. phonwee123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

Here We Go: When I first bought this phone a year and a half ago, i thought it was the best thing.... Dammnn was I wrong. This phone is terrible. I went from a samsung allis2 to this and I should of kept my allis for 4 years . The keyboard sticks and you can't recalabrate it. I rather have a corny flip phone.
PRO: camera
CON; Battery Life, keyboard, locking switch up. service, menu button,


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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.30 x 2.30 x 0.50 inches
(109 x 58 x 13 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1100 mAh, 5.2 hours talk time

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