Pantech Discover

AKA: Pantech P9090
7.6/10 AVG.
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If you're looking for an inexpensive Android phone to fall in love with, Pantech Discover is it.

- Jessica Dolcourt , Cnet 

It offers all the performance you'd expect from a flagship device at one-quarter the cost of the competition.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 
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Specs summary


The Pantech Discover's screen is 4.8 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a 2100 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 17.9 days standby time, 600 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

NEW Pantech Discover P9090 AT&T Unlocked GSM 4G LTE 16GB WiFi Android SmartPhone

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Pantech Discover P9090 - 16GB - Black (Unlocked) Smartphone - N/O

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NEW Pantech Discover P9090 4G LTE GSM 16 GB WiFi Touchscreen AT&T Smartphone

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NEW Pantech Discover P9090 4GLTE 16GB GSM CARRIER UNLOCKED TouchscreenSmartphone

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Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)

Comfortable, compact, attractive design

from Digital Trends (2 years ago)

In many ways, the Pantech Discover is more impressive than some phones we can name at twice the price. It can’t compete directly with the big flagship devices, but within the realm of budget phones it’s well worth the asking price. For just $50 on contract at AT&T, you get a large sc... More


A great device at great price

from Daily Mobile (2 years ago)

While the Pantech Discover is not a Samsung Galaxy S it is however a great device at great price. This phone is snappy, with a large display, decent camera, great speakers, great design, and AT&T's 4G LTE network. If this phone was 200USD on contract I'd have a hard recommending it however for only... More

It consists of offering top shelf specs for entry-level money

from GSMArena (2 years ago)

The Pantech Discover is stylish and affordable without compromising on functionality. If the handset had launched six months ago, it would have been one of best value offerings in the Android smartphone game. Unfortunately, it missed its chance and now it's merely a decent proposition in its price r... More

Pretty sweet design with some new software enhancements at a fantastic price point

from PhoneArena (3 years ago)

Are you strapped for cash and still yearn for some kind of sweet smartphone, but don’t want to settle on a typical entry-level device? Well, you’re in luck because the Pantech Discover is going to be the right fit for you – albeit, it’s still without its own set of flaws. Ove... More


Pantech Discover is as well rounded as it gets

from Android Community (3 years ago)

In closing, we’re a little torn on what direction to take with this smartphone. On one hand this is by far one of the absolute best budget handsets on the market, and easily will make almost any user happy. For $49.99 the Pantech Discover delivers HD visuals, dual-core speed, impressive camera... More

It’s not going to break the bank, but it has many of the features found on current high-end phones

from Android Authority (3 years ago)

A few years ago, the thought of getting a phone like the Pantech Discover at the price it is selling for was unheard of. That said, if you’re looking for a top of the line device, this isn’t it, but it’s doubtful that anyone reading this review would think that was a case. If you... More

Offers a bright HD screen, loud stereo speakers and an easy-to-use interface for a low price

from Laptop Magazine (3 years ago)

The Pantech Discover really grabs your attention -- and not just because of its low $49 price. It's curvy design, bright HD display and punchy stereo speakers make it a truly unique offering. The only real drawbacks are this handset's below-average battery life and older Ice Cream Sandwich software.... More


A budget phone has never looked so premium

from Engadget (3 years ago)

Pantech has shown that it's possible to make an inexpensive handset without sacrificing premium components. It specializes in the lower-end (in the US, at least), and it does its job very well. With a going price of $50 (after a two-year commitment), it's sure to turn quite a few heads. It's far fro... More

An excellent smartphone for the money that easily outperforms devices that cost more

from Phone Scoop (3 years ago)

The Discover is without doubt Pantech's best and most well-rounded effort yet. It scores well across the board. About the biggest misstep the device makes is the cluttery look of the home screen and undeletable AT&T bloatware. These are minor quibbles at best. The hardware looks good and functi... More

Has an excellent ergonomic design, great external speakers, a good camera, and comes at an incredible value

from Cnet (3 years ago)

If you're looking at high value for a good deal, you'd be silly to pass up the Discover. Although it's missing a few superpremium features, like Android 4.1, a quad-core processor, and a full-HD screen, there are very few flaws in the phone's performance, specs, and design. In fact, with its oversiz... More


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