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.

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.

Pantech Element Sample Video:


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.

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.


  • Display 8.0 inches
    768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 6400 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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