Specs summary


The Pantech Crossover's screen is 3.1 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.


There is a 600 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 300 minutes (3G).

The Pantech Crossover has plenty to offer the budget-minded Android smartphone shopper on AT&T, although we would have liked to see a more responsive screen and faster CPU.

- Jamie Lendino , PC Magazine 

Reviews summary

Based on 9 reviews

There aren’t a lot of budget-friendly Android smartphones on the market with built-in QWERTY keyboards. Most of the ones that do have QWERTY keyboards don’t come with built-in touchscreen displays as well. That’s where the Pantech Crossover comes in, as it features not only a 3.1-inch touchscreen display for input, but also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that should make typing out long e-mails or text messages a piece of cake.

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The Crossover carries modest specs. As mentioned earlier, it has a built-in 3.1-inch touchscreen display which has a native resolution of 320x480 pixels. It’s also equipped with a 600MHz processor and 512MB of RAM, which together handle the default operating system, Android 2.2 Froyo. Other hardware features include a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card support, and microUSB connectivity.

AT&T definitely has a wide range of Android smartphones in its stable. But few are as rugged-looking as this one. At 146 grams and 14mm thick, it’s certainly quite hefty. But then again, thanks to its chunky design, it manages to pack a high-capacity 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery. It may not be as tough as any true rugged smartphone, but based on looks and physical attributes alone, this phone should be able to withstand more than its fair share of abuse. And that’s a good thing, especially since the default software may be a bit lacking.

Need To Know: Pantech Crossover

1. The combination of a touchscreen display and full QWERTY keyboard makes navigation and user input trouble-free. (The Good)

2. Very affordable through AT&T. (The Good)

3. Has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. (The Good)

4. Default software is outdated and probably won’t be updated to much later versions of Android. (The Bad)

Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


Terrible multimedia capabilities

from PCWorld
As with other entry-level Android phones, with the Pantech Crossover you really get what you pay for. Sluggish performance, subpar call quality, and horrific audio playback make this phone a tough sell. If you have a text-happy teenager who doesn't use apps and who already owns a stand-alone MP3 player, this phone will be suitable. For everyone else, any phone on our Top AT&T Phones chart will be much better... Full review
PC Magazine

It has plenty to offer budget-minded Android smartphone shoppers

from PC Magazine
AT&T has no shortage of Android smartphones available, but the Pantech Crossover is different. It features a distinctive design, a durable hard plastic body, and a very usable QWERTY keyboard. It's also quasi-rugged; Pantech calls it "sporty," though it doesn't meet any military specifications for durability. That said, it's well made, and a good choice for butterfingers and the accident-prone. But the Crossover also lags the competition in several key areas... Full review
Android Central

A nice device for the low-end market

from Android Central

The Pantech Crossover is, without a doubt, one of the more unique Android phones on the market right now. That being said, unless you're absolutely dying for one of it's features (like the slide-out keyboard), I'd move along.

It's not that the Crossover is a bad phone, per se. It performs well and would probably be sufficient for a non-power user. It's just the idea that I feel like the Crossover is at it's end of life before it's ever really started.

Launching with the specs of not only yesteryear, but the inception of Android phones seems like a questionable decision... Full review


Those who are more into the outdoors lifestyle will most likely spring for the Crossover

from InfoSync

Pantech's first Android phone is a solid choice. Its polished, unconventional interface was welcomed and its modest processing guts surprised us with a snappy performance. We liked the octagonal, sporty design, in addition to the full QWERTY keyboard.

A phone like the Crossover will be reliable, offer a stellar battery life, and excel when it comes to calling and texting. We saw the full Google support and 3D gaming capabilities as a bonus, based on the phone's classification, and it should give models like LG's Phoenix, Optimus S and Vortex runs for their money.

Howev... Full review

Android Community

A decent well-designed device

from Android Community
A solid little phone on AT&T running Android for those who are looking to first get into smartphones on the Android wave. That’s what we’ve got here. Pantech have come out swinging very small, soft fists, but given that this device is generally decent, we look forward to their next move. The Pantech Crossover is a good looking device, and it’s certainly apparent that the industrial designers behind the form knew exactly what they were doing: with materials, with placement of interactive elements, with color, with everything... Full review

The perfect go-to device for those who are curious about moving into the smartphone game

from PhoneArena

No longer a bystander as other manufacturers set the bar with their line of smartphones, we’re actually happy to see Pantech finally making that leap of faith by jumping into this competitive market. By no means does the Pantech Crossover come off as a high caliber Android smartphone, but taking its affordable pricing and performance into consideration, it’s a reasonable start for a company known to make excellent feature phones. At $69.99 on-contract, it’s not going to break the bank, but even better is the fact that it provides an acceptable Android experience that&rsquo... Full review


A well-built entry-level Android smartphone for AT&T customers who want a physical keyboard

from Cnet
The Pantech Crossover's small screen is not ideal for viewing Web pages or watching video, but the phone more than makes up for it with basic smartphone features and a great physical keyboard. The Pantech Crossover is also one of a few Android phones for AT&T to have a decent keyboard, and it's affordable at only $69.99 with a new two-year service agreement... Full review
Phone Scoop

It combines the right mixture of features, design, and price

from Phone Scoop

It's hard to bash the Crossover. It's a good, middle-of-the-road Android smartphone. My chief concerns are the inconsistent call quality and slow-ish data speeds. On most other points, the Crossover hits the mark. Battery life is good, the hardware is mostly good (save for its slipperiness), and it certainly looks appealing.

The music and video players do a fine job, even though there's no way to purchase content from the handset. The camera lives up to the mid-range status of this handset, with average results. The user interface is typical Android, but the few extras, such as t... Full review


A simple low-end Android phone

from Engadget

All in all, the Pantech Crossover is exactly what it sets out to be, a simple low-end offering on AT&T's Android lineup. It's doesn't pretend to be a significant flagship phone, nor should it. It was a satisfying experience when we realized that we weren't looking at the next Nexus, Atrix 4G, or anything of the sort, and set our expectations accordingly. The Crossover is the best option AT&T has for an Android with a full physical QWERTY keyboard, which doesn't say much given its void of devices in this category. It performs well as long as it's not pushed too hard, and we had a won... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date June 5, 2011
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo

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Processor 600 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
512 MB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.02 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
300 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 5.8 x 1.4 cm
(4.5 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 146 grams
(5.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features Pedometr
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Geotagging, Multi-shot, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters 720 x 480 pixels
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Pantech P8000

2 GB microSD card included
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