Pantech Flex Review
Calling quality could’ve fared better, but for the most part, the crackle evidenced with voices through the earpiece and speakerphone softens its quality. Thankfully, our callers experienced better on their end of the line, seeing that they’re presented with audible voices with almost no instance of distortion.
Having a steady connection to the network, we didn’t experience any major fluctuation with its signal strength or dropped phone calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.
Using the Pantech Flex strictly with AT&T’s HSPA+ network, as opposed to LTE since it’s not available in our area just yet, we’re content with the average battery life we’re able to get out. Specifically, it’s a solid one day with normal usage – while heavy usage still gets us by through a work day. However, there’s no question that being on 4G LTE will drain its battery faster.
Factoring all of its features, hardware, and price point, it’s very hard to not like the Pantech Flex. No doubt, it really flexes its muscles enough to make it a fine offering in many ways, and without question, this is the most soundly premium smartphone we’ve seen come out of Pantech. Indeed, it’s still missing the mark in a few key areas, like its camera performance and platform experience, but regardless of that, it offers a ton of value and features at $50 on-contract. Therefore, if you’re not looking to unload a whole lot of money on an Android smartphone, there’s plenty of good reason to check the Pantech Flex out.
Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Kernel Version: 3.08
Build Number: IMM76D
Pantech Flex Video Review:
- Solid industrial design for a Pantech device
- Inexpensive $50 price point
- Good balance of hardware & performance
- Slow shutter speed
- Dull platform experience
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- Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1830 mAh(10h talk time)