The included 5MP camera is easy to operate using the on-screen icons, and there are also a variety of scene modes and effect that you can add. The tap-to-focus is a bit slow, taking 3-4 seconds, and then another 2 seconds to capture the picture. Images that we took outside look OK – just OK – as they aren’t very sharp, and occasionally had issues with the auto white balance, which can cause colors to not look their best. There also isn’t an LED flash, so low-light images are tough to take. Videos can be recorded at 1280x720p resolution, but the real issue is that it’s limited to only 19 frames per second. When playing back the video, not only are the detail and colors poor, but anything moving has a stutter due to the low FPS. Even though the price of the phone is low, and the camera isn’t high-end, we’d still like to see 30 FPS for recording video.

Pantech Marauder Sample Video:


As with any smartphone, there is a music player, and the layout of the one on the Marauder is pretty basic to keep things simple, but does come with a nice selection of settings for the Equalizer, Bass Boost, Virtualizer, and Reverb. The music quality through the rear speaker isn’t that great, but with a good set of earbuds connected, it sounds just fine.

The standard Android Gallery will show all of your pictures and videos categorized into folders for easy viewing. We were able to playback all of our MP4 H.264/263videos from 320x240 to 1280x720 resolution without any problems, but DivX and XviD videos could not be played with the default player.

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