Pantech Pocket

68
Engadget
Score
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Pantech Pocket review

Summary

The Pantech Pocket is a unique smartphone with an intriguing design, but ultimately falls short in performance, UI and comfort.

from $368.98+
Pros
  • Durable designGood battery lifeWide screen is ideal for consuming content
Cons
  • Subpar video and still photosFeels slower than a 1GHz CPU shouldUncomfortable to hold
Pantech Pocket review

Hundreds of smartphones of all shapes, sizes and colors pass through the doors of Engadget HQ every year, so it's natural for a few oddball devices with crazy form factors to end up in our hands from time to time. The Motorola Flipout, LG DoublePlay, Kyocera Echo and Samsung DoubleTime are all instances of carriers trying something new, seeing what sticks. Of course, pushing out a phone with an unproven form factor is a huge gamble for a mobile provider, and as a result they only ship to stores in low volume and rarely receive any kind of marketing campaign at its launch. Indeed, the vast majority of these types of phones are low-end devices aimed at young adults and first-time smartphone buyers, but we still find it adventurous to take a break from the monotony of black slabs and try out something completely different.

The Pantech Pocket is definitely unique -- not because it flips or slides a weird way or because it has two and a half screens, but because its 4-inch display, whose 4:3 aspect ratio promises 20 percent more horizontal real estate. Did AT&T's gamble on the display pay off? Is it worth the $50 that AT&T demands with a two-year commitment attached? Time to find out below.

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Specs

Pocket

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
600 MB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Pocket

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
600 MB
Screen size
4 inches
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