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Pantech Matrix PRO review




Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
528 MHz
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Phone Scoop

I can only imagine that the Matrix Pro is going to appeal to a certain set of users. Those who very specifically want a non-touch version of Windows Mobile with access to a QWERTY keyboard and numeric dialpad for calling, the Matrix Pro is for you. Even if the form factor is what you're looking for...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
MobileBurn

In spite of the low-tech user interface, though, the Pantech Matrix Pro is a real fine smartphone. It could use a bit more application RAM, especially for those that wish to run higher-power third party web browsers, but the overall design and usability of the phone is good.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Pantech released the Matrix PRO on February 15, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Pantech Matrix PRO user manual here.


Pantech backs up the Matrix PRO with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Matrix PRO has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Pantech support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Pantech's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
2.4"

The Pantech Matrix PRO's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm 7201A 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1320mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1320 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

Matrix PRO Specs

Overview
Release date February 15, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Qualcomm 7201A 528 MHz
Internal Storage 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1320 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.1 x 2.2 cm (4.2 x 2 x 0.9 in)
Weight 122 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Pantech C820

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Critic Reviews


Phone Scoop

If Windows Mobile is your thing and you're not the touch-screen type, the Matrix Pro from Pantech may be what you're looking for

from Phone Scoop

I can only imagine that the Matrix Pro is going to appeal to a certain set of users. Those who very specifically want a non-touch version of Windows Mobile with access to a QWERTY keyboard and numeric dialpad for calling, the Matrix Pro is for you.

Even if the form factor is what you...More

I can only imagine that the Matrix Pro is going to appeal to a certain set of users. Those who very specifically want a non-touch version of Windows Mobile with access to a QWERTY keyboard and numeric dialpad for calling, the Matrix Pro is for you.

Even if the form factor is what you're looking for, there are some things worth considering. The Matrix Pro is a large phone. The media playback capabilities are limited at best. The included browser is nearing extinction (though alternatives exist), and there's very little users can do to customize the limited menu system.

On the plus side, calls sounded good, battery life was decent, and the camera takes pretty good pictures.

Depending on which features are most important to you, then the Matrix Pro could be worth considering.

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MobileBurn

It offers most of the functionality found in hit devices

from MobileBurn

In spite of the low-tech user interface, though, the Pantech Matrix Pro is a real fine smartphone. It could use a bit more application RAM, especially for those that wish to run higher-power third party web browsers, but the overall design and usability of the phone is good. For somebody that is interested mostly in messaging, be it enterprise or personal, the Matrix Pro is a fine option. We give it a "Highly Recommended" rating, as it offers most of the functionality found in hit devices like the Samsung BlackJack II and HTC S740 while maintaining a very normal feeling slider form factor....

More

In spite of the low-tech user interface, though, the Pantech Matrix Pro is a real fine smartphone. It could use a bit more application RAM, especially for those that wish to run higher-power third party web browsers, but the overall design and usability of the phone is good. For somebody that is interested mostly in messaging, be it enterprise or personal, the Matrix Pro is a fine option. We give it a "Highly Recommended" rating, as it offers most of the functionality found in hit devices like the Samsung BlackJack II and HTC S740 while maintaining a very normal feeling slider form factor.

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