Performance:

As much as we’re curious to see how its 6,400 mAh battery is better able to handle all of rigors surrounding 4G LTE connectivity, we’re quite content by the generous battery life we get out of it via HSPA+. Easily getting by a solid day of normal usage, we find its reach extending into a second of day – where we find it at 20% capacity by the end of the night.

Conclusion:

Considering that this is Pantech’s first foray into the tablet scene, we’re astounded to see that they’ve been able to present us with an admirable effort with the Pantech Element. Yeah, it might not boast the same brand recognition as some of its rivals, but nevertheless, you can’t count it out since we’re compelled by its balanced performance and offerings. Without a doubt, it’ll catch a few eyes on the way since it’s the only Honeycomb tablet on the market that we can honestly survive through some minor spills and submersion under water, which you don’t see that often. In terms of pricing, it’s not that bad when you take account that it offers 4G LTE connectivity for only $299.99 on-contract or $449.99 outright. All in all, it’s a resoundingly great starting point for Pantech as they continue to impress us with their surmounting efforts in the market.

Android Version: 3.2.1
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.11-perf
Build Number: HTK75

Pantech Element Video Review:



Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Great battery life
  • Very little slowdown with its performance

Cons

  • Shoots ugly looking 720p videos
  • No mobile hotspot functionality

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0

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