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.


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:
Build Number: HTK75

Pantech Element Video Review:


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


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

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1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Yet again the camera putting down a good tablet -_-. seriously how many people actually care about the camera

2. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I agree. I have said it once, I will say it again. People who use their tablets out and about to take pictures look like total D-Bags. I dont even see a need for a camera on a tablet outside a front facing camera for video chat.

3. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

after using the ipad 2 a descent camera really would not hurt

6. winsaki234

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

iPad camera suck

4. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

"Sure, we’re not thrilled to find it boasting a measly low resolution of 1024 x 768"...hahahaha what is ipad2 resolution..

5. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

LOL and this has a smaller screen, so better pixels :)

7. shgiruss

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Just wanted to comment that the rear camera with a flash is essential for companies that want to use it for inspections. The droid is mobile and the Inspection industry uses the camera to identify defects etc. so some of us won't consider a tablet or smart phone without a camera with flash.

8. rudster69

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

I've used the I-Pad and basically every tablet having to do with Andriod systems, I have the Galaxy 3 cell, I've had the I-phone and out of all these item that I've owned still have or used this is by far the BEST FOR IT'S MONEY, I paid 100.00 at an ATT store that was running a speacial at the time and online they wanted 200.00 and I paid 100.00 at the store which is a shocker but besides the price which means alittle the system is fast, easy for novices and for anyone that has an ATT Family plan that shares there data you incorparate this into it for 100.00 and your bill does not change a nickle. Me and my Husband bough have G3 and we had alot of Data left over and now we have something that we can use that will make it worth having the plan we have 2 G3 and this tablet with 6000mbs for 150.00 is a DEAL and all are devices are FAST and accurate!

9. pcihector

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2013

Maybe a review after an item gets an update will be usefull like the Pantech Element, wich got one from honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich. Now it is completely different.
  • Display 8.0" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 6400 mAh

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