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Carrier: AT&T
Manufacturer: Pantech
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What's hot: Attractive phone with great specs at a very low price.

What's not: Not running the very latest version of Android and no promise of a future OS version updates.


Reviewed February 6, 2013 by , Editor in Chief (twitter: @lisagade)

Pantech isn't known for their high end phones, but that's changing with elegantly designed, well equipped Android smartphones like the Pantech Discover. The phone has a 4.8" display running at 1280 x 720 and a sleek design that doesn't look the least bit cheap though the phone is only $49 on contract with AT&T.

Pantach Discover

Like most higher end US smartphones, the Discover has a 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. Despite the slim design, the back cover is removable and there's a microSD card slot and a removable 2100 mAh battery under the door. The back cover has a grippy texture and is curved so it's less likely to slip out of your hand. The phone is thicker at the top to accommodate the large side-facing stereo speakers and 12.6 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. And yes, it takes very pleasing photos and good 1080p video.

Pantach Discover

The phone runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than 4.1 Jelly Bean, and at $50 with contract, we're guessing it won't get the Jelly Bean upgrade. It has Pantech's UI customizations, which aren't our favorite but they're not that intrusive. There's an option to enable a simplified UI for newbies. The Discover surprisingly ships with Adobe Flash Player 11.1, which has all but disappeared from new Android phones and is no longer available for new installs on the Google Play Storeake note, Flash video addicts: there's no need to hunt down and sideload Flash.

Pantach Discover

The iPhone 5, Pantech Discover, Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC One X+.

The phone has 4G LTE on AT&T's 800MHz band as well as HSPA+ 3G (though AT&T also calls this 4G). Reception is solid, data speeds are excellent and call quality is good. The Pantech Discover had dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC. There's a front 2MP for video chat. It's quite the phone for $50 on contract and it compares favorably with more expensive smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920.

Pantach Discover


Pantach Discover


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Price: $49.99 with 2 year contract, $399 without contract extension



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Display: 4.8" capacitive multi-touch display. Resolution:1280 x 720. Has ambient light sensor, accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Battery: Lithium Ion Polymerrechargeable. Battery is user replaceable. 2100 mAh.

Performance: 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 CPU with Adreno 225 graphics. 1 gig RAM and 16 gigs internal storage.

Size: 5.3 x 2.7 x 0.36 inches. Weight: 4.76 ounces.

Phone: GSM quad band with 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE.

Camera: 2MP front camera and rear 12.6MP camera with LED flash.

Audio: Built in large side-facing stereo speakers, mic and 3.5mm standard stereo headphone jack.

Networking: Integrated dual band WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Has NFC.

Software: Android OS 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Expansion: 1 SDHC microSD card slot.


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