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Pantech Crux Review

Pantech Crux

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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.


Conclusion:

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


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Pros

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

Cons

  • Software is slow
  • Lacking camera quality
  • Signal reception isn’t the best
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PhoneArena rating:
6Average
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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