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

- Brad Molen , Engadget 

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Pantech Pocket's screen is 4 inches with 600 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
600 MB

Internal memory is 600 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1650mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1650 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 180 minutes (3G).


Prices (Where to Buy)


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Reviews (6.2/10 Avg. rating)


The extra-wide frame, absent camera flash, and poor video playback quality could deter some folks

from Cnet (4 years ago)

Its extra-wide face may make you take notice, but at the end of the day, the Pantech Pocket is only as good as what's inside. When it comes down to it, the phone's form and performance have ups and downs. The Pocket can ride AT&T's faster HSPA+ network and can take nice outdoor photos, but call qual... More

Its extra-wide face may make you take notice, but at the end of the day, the Pantech Pocket is only as good as what's inside. When it comes down to it, the phone's form and performance have ups and downs. The Pocket can ride AT&T's faster HSPA+ network and can take nice outdoor photos, but call quality is rocky, video playback disappointed, and having no flash holds the camera back. The $50 price tag and nice 4-inch screen are the phone's saving graces, making the Pocket an accessible and easy-to-use Android phone.

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7/10

Durable design and good battery life

from Engadget (4 years ago)

We want companies to be creative and innovative. We often find ourselves rooting for the little guys that are willing to go out on a limb and try something new and clever, even if there's little chance of succeeding. After all, you never know if something's going to be a hit until you give it a shot... More

We want companies to be creative and innovative. We often find ourselves rooting for the little guys that are willing to go out on a limb and try something new and clever, even if there's little chance of succeeding. After all, you never know if something's going to be a hit until you give it a shot. While we're disappointed that the Pantech Pocket didn't work out quite the same way we'd hoped, we applaud the possibilities being explored and would love to continue seeing new and creative ideas to break up the monotony of the same 'ol slate phones that dominate the industry today.

Here's the problem: it's so risky to put out a device like this that neither the carrier nor OEM want to invest much money into executing the concept to its fullest. Because of this, phones that fall under this category typically aren't made well, don't sell well and poof -- goodbye innovation. The Pocket could have been a powerful handset with terrific performance, but was instead regarded as an experiment. A phone like the Pocket may be perfect for a small slice of users who have large hands, need a basic smartphone that does simple tasks and offers a larger viewing experience, but it's not going to tempt anyone else.

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A unique smartphone amidst a sea of look-a-likes

from MobileBurn (4 years ago)

The Pantech Pocket is certainly a unique device, whose characteristics allow it to excel at some tasks, while impede it with others. The phone's wide display is great for browsing the web, but the slow processor can make loading web pages a chore. Those with fast thumbs will enjoy messaging on a wid... More

The Pantech Pocket is certainly a unique device, whose characteristics allow it to excel at some tasks, while impede it with others. The phone's wide display is great for browsing the web, but the slow processor can make loading web pages a chore. Those with fast thumbs will enjoy messaging on a wide screen, but it can be difficult to bang out a quick message when you are holding the phone with just one hand. Add in a disappointingly slow camera and average battery life, and the Pocket becomes just that, another average Android smartphone on the shelf. The only saving grace may be its low cost, as AT&T is only asking $49.99 for the Pocket with a new two-year contract. Still, users who are willing to invest just a little bit more money can find a smartphone that may work a bit better for their needs, even if it might not have the unique character of the Pocket.

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6.4/10

Certainly a unique device with solid build quality, large display

from MobileBurn (4 years ago)

The Pantech Pocket is certainly a unique device, whose characteristics allow it to excel at some tasks, while impede it with others. The phone's wide display is great for browsing the web, but the slow processor can make loading web pages a chore. Those with fast thumbs will enjoy messaging on a wid... More

The Pantech Pocket is certainly a unique device, whose characteristics allow it to excel at some tasks, while impede it with others. The phone's wide display is great for browsing the web, but the slow processor can make loading web pages a chore. Those with fast thumbs will enjoy messaging on a wide screen, but it can be difficult to bang out a quick message when you are holding the phone with just one hand. Add in a disappointingly slow camera and average battery life, and the Pocket becomes just that, another average Android smartphone on the shelf. The only saving grace may be its low cost, as AT&T is only asking $49.99 for the Pocket with a new two-year contract. Still, users who are willing to invest just a little bit more money can find a smartphone that may work a bit better for their needs, even if it might not have the unique character of the Pocket.

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6.4/10

Interesting design with considerable benefits, though a few flaws that have nothing to do with its shape hold it back

from PC Magazine (4 years ago)

Want an inexpensive Android cell phone with a unique form factor and plenty of horsepower? The Pantech Pocket gets you there for not much cash. It also packs some other normally high-end features, such as a 4-inch screen and 720p HD video recording. It's not for everyone, particularly if you make a... More

Want an inexpensive Android cell phone with a unique form factor and plenty of horsepower? The Pantech Pocket gets you there for not much cash. It also packs some other normally high-end features, such as a 4-inch screen and 720p HD video recording. It's not for everyone, particularly if you make a lot of voice calls. But it's still worth a look.

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6/10

An inexpensive Android phone with a few special features thrown in

from PCWorld (4 years ago)

When AT&T introduced the Pocket at the CTIA show back in October, Pantech stated that the phone wasn’t trying to compete with the Galaxys and Droids of the world. The Pocket is an inexpensive phone with a straightforward user interface and the bonus of an extrawide display and support for... More

When AT&T introduced the Pocket at the CTIA show back in October, Pantech stated that the phone wasn’t trying to compete with the Galaxys and Droids of the world. The Pocket is an inexpensive phone with a straightforward user interface and the bonus of an extrawide display and support for AT&T’s HSPA+ network. The display doesn’t work for everything: Some of the videos I tested looked warped. If you don’t want to shell out a couple hundred dollars for an Android phone, however, the Pocket is a fine choice for using apps, browsing the Web, sending messages, and making calls.

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6/10

If you're looking for something that's a little bit different, you can consider the Pocket

from Phone Scoop (4 years ago)

In sum, I like the hardware of the Pocket a lot. While it may look unconventional, the materials and build of the phone are spot-on, and the Pocket's odd shape certainly give it a personality all its own. That's what makes it a shame that the Pocket's performance is so uneven.The screen has good res... More

In sum, I like the hardware of the Pocket a lot. While it may look unconventional, the materials and build of the phone are spot-on, and the Pocket's odd shape certainly give it a personality all its own. That's what makes it a shame that the Pocket's performance is so uneven.

The screen has good resolution and clarity, but lacks brightness. The Pocket connects to AT&T's network easily, but voice calls don't sound good. The menus work well, and the extra screen real estate make for an excellent typing experience, but there are no stand-out features or programs that make use of the Pocket's screen.

The real killer for me, however is the camera. The Pocket's 5 megapixel shooter has to be the worst I've used on a phone. If you want a solid imaging device, look elsewhere. If you don't care much about pictures but want a fast typing device, then maybe the trade-off is worth it.

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It simply lacks the polish in both the software and hardware side to keep it compelling over the competition

from PhoneArena (4 years ago)

As much as we’d love to give props to Pantech for enabling the Pocket to stand out with its untraditional size, there’s nothing really going on elsewhere to make it a polarizing offering. Actually, it’s more of the same from Pantech’s camp, as they have yet another middle of... More

As much as we’d love to give props to Pantech for enabling the Pocket to stand out with its untraditional size, there’s nothing really going on elsewhere to make it a polarizing offering. Actually, it’s more of the same from Pantech’s camp, as they have yet another middle of the road offering that’s affordable on any budget. However, it simply lacks the polish in both the software and hardware side to keep it compelling over the competition – even if it’s priced at $49.99 on-contract. To tell you the truth, you’re better off dealing your hard earned cash into something more magnificent.

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5.5/10

Unique display design makes for an improved media experience

from Phonedog (4 years ago)

There is one thing for certain about the Pantech Pocket: it is unique. Some people will like that and some people won't. For those who don't mind the quirky design, you'll be blessed with a better media experience and a great mid-range phone overall. Pantech took a risk here, and it definitely paid... More

There is one thing for certain about the Pantech Pocket: it is unique. Some people will like that and some people won't. For those who don't mind the quirky design, you'll be blessed with a better media experience and a great mid-range phone overall. Pantech took a risk here, and it definitely paid off. The sub-par camera performance and under-performing web browser would not deter me from recommending the Pocket since you can't expect perfection in every area from a phone of this caliber. However, those are some things to take note off and may be deal-breakers for you.

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