Specs summary

Screen
No

The Pantech PN-820's screen is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
520MHz

There is a Intel XScale (PXA270) 520 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MiniSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 9.5 days standby time, 200 minutes (2G).



Reviews (5.6/10 Avg. rating)


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Good Phone

I like this phone because it syncs with my outlook. It doesn't require you to pay for the internet package. I've used it for a year. I recently changed to a new phone and wish I hadn't. The new phone didn't sync with my 2002 outlook that I use with my Pocket PC. I switched back. It's a good little p... More
I like this phone because it syncs with my outlook. It doesn't require you to pay for the internet package. I've used it for a year. I recently changed to a new phone and wish I hadn't. The new phone didn't sync with my 2002 outlook that I use with my Pocket PC. I switched back. It's a good little phone. Less
Amazon

Run from this phone!

from Amazon
This phone is absolutely useless! User menus are not user friendly and it lacks many of the features that you would expect from even a basic phone. Its cumbersome to use, unpredictable (spontaneously drops calls, switches off, etc). Verizon were completely unhelpful and unsympathetic - I'm switch... More
This phone is absolutely useless! User menus are not user friendly and it lacks many of the features that you would expect from even a basic phone. Its cumbersome to use, unpredictable (spontaneously drops calls, switches off, etc). Verizon were completely unhelpful and unsympathetic - I'm switching all my employees phones to another carrier as soon as my contract is up. Less
Amazon

Great Phone for Blind - if you do NOT install 12/2007 software "upgrade"

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This is the only one of 5 (6?) cell phones tried that worked for my 83 yo mother who is blind. For some reason the voice-recognition on this Pantech is the ONLY one that will acknowledge(much less understand and respond to) her voice. With the ability to set it to prompt for a voice command on "fli... More
This is the only one of 5 (6?) cell phones tried that worked for my 83 yo mother who is blind. For some reason the voice-recognition on this Pantech is the ONLY one that will acknowledge(much less understand and respond to) her voice. With the ability to set it to prompt for a voice command on "flip open", it has been a godsend for her, but beware the software "maintenance upgrade" issued 12/2007. While the 12/2007 software maintenance release FINALLY enables initiating a call via Bluetooth, it TAKES AWAY the option to set the phone to automatically prompt for a voice command on opening, and instead requires the user to use the tiny, difficult-to-feel "Record" button on the right side, and it also does something to the voice recognition for while it does at least acknowledge that my mother has said SOMETHING, it no longer understands anything she says, instead responding with "Command not recognized. Please Repeat." or something totally off the wall, so it has become useless for her - though we were able to find a used one at an online auction without the "upgrade" which still has the "flip open" option. Note that the phone still responds to my voice just fine and the new software does allow you to initiate a call via headset, but I have not used it enough to know if sound quality via Bluetooth has improved. It was previously quite poor with LG, Motorola, and Plantronics headsets tried BEFORE the new software (sound quality through the phone itself was excellent). I/we found battery life with the standard battery to be poor, but still probably better than that noted by a few users here. Battery life with the extended battery has not been a problem. I loved the backup and synching of contacts to/from Outlook, but abandoned the phone myself largely due to its prior Bluetooth limitations. The phone has been discontinued but can be found used on auction sites, etc, and remaining new stock now available very cheap from Verizon (with 2 yr contract), but support is limited. For a blind user who has assistance in entering contacts and who can take the time to become familiar with and adjust the phone settings, however - it's still a wonderful phone - as long as you don't install that software update! Less
Amazon

Very poor choice for a smartphone.

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This is my third smartphone from Verizon Wireless, and the first one I have been really unhappy with. Here are just some of this phone's significant problems: - This is a fairly obscure model of Korean-manufactured phone (Pantech), so it is extremely difficult to locate batteries and accessories fo... More
This is my third smartphone from Verizon Wireless, and the first one I have been really unhappy with. Here are just some of this phone's significant problems: - This is a fairly obscure model of Korean-manufactured phone (Pantech), so it is extremely difficult to locate batteries and accessories for it. - The phone comes with virtually nothing. No belt clip or carrying case, no extra battery, no desktop charger, no travel charger, no data card (all of which came with my previous Samsung smartphone from Verizon). Just a USB charger/data cable and wall AC charger cable. - The recharge slot is located in the phone itself, and there is not a desktop charger made for this model, so you cannot keep a spare battery charging while you use the phone (unless you own two of them). - The recharge slot is a proprietary custom one, not USB. So if you do not have your custom charge cable, there is no way to charge the phone. - Unless you're a ten-year-old girl, the default ring tones that come with the phone are absolutely ridiculous, so you'll have to download and install real ones. - The circular navigation pad and middle "OK" button are all perfectly flush, so you have to physically look at the phone and push very carefully to use them. Even then, I am constantly hitting the wrong selection. - The volume up-down buttons on the left side of the phone are too small and much too low on the phone, making it very difficult to use while talking. Instead, they should be located where the Mini-SD card slot is. - The screen brightness is very poor, and there is no option to adjust it. It's almost impossible to read in normal sunlight, so you have to hold your hand over the phone to use it outside. - The built-in camera is extremely low quality. And don't forget, you can't use it outside in the daytime anyway because of the screen's poor brightness. - The back of the phone is not flush: the bottom two-thirds is thinner than the rest of the phone, making it uncomfortable to hold and difficult to open with one hand. - The speaker has a very narrow range of use, so if your ear is not perfectly placed over it, the call is very difficult to hear. And don't even bother with the speaker phone: the sound is so garbled as to be almost unintelligible. I have been using this phone for over three months, and I'm about to throw it in the garbage and go back to my old Samsung i600, which thankfully I kept. Do yourself a huge favor and avoid this one. Less
Phonedog

Wow!!

from Phonedog
Pro: It can sync with Lotus Notes!!! Our IT department helped me set it up. Con: If you like to type alot this is not a phone you would want. Since I keep most of my stuff on the computer at work this was not an issue for me. Using experience: 3 days I am now a true fan of the smart phones. I was... More
Pro: It can sync with Lotus Notes!!! Our IT department helped me set it up. Con: If you like to type alot this is not a phone you would want. Since I keep most of my stuff on the computer at work this was not an issue for me. Using experience: 3 days I am now a true fan of the smart phones. I was looking for a better calendar option than the basic calendar because of my busy schedule. This phone was perfect to link with Lotus Notes!!! I am the type of person that uses my Lotus Notes calendar religously but I couldn't cary it with me because I was not on Lotus at home. The PN-820 was one of the best investments I have made. Less
Amazon

Not my old Treo but a good phone

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Although I miss my old Treo Smartphone, this one works with what I need. All i really wanted was a phone that had an easily accessible and syncable calendar feature. This one works well, fits in my purse, and does what I want although there is no touch screen and the full keyboard is missing. Syncs... More
Although I miss my old Treo Smartphone, this one works with what I need. All i really wanted was a phone that had an easily accessible and syncable calendar feature. This one works well, fits in my purse, and does what I want although there is no touch screen and the full keyboard is missing. Syncs to Windows programs I needed with a sleek color background. The camera even has a flash. Less
Amazon

Phone is ok, but A2DP is unusable

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This phone is ok for the most part; it's the smallest smartphone available, and the software is very stable. All of the included applications work well. The case is a little cheap and scratches easily though, and the stub antenna is constantly getting pulled out in my pocket and bent. The main pr... More
This phone is ok for the most part; it's the smallest smartphone available, and the software is very stable. All of the included applications work well. The case is a little cheap and scratches easily though, and the stub antenna is constantly getting pulled out in my pocket and bent. The main problems with the phone though is that A2DP, a feature Verizon advertises as working, is completely unusable. Because of a bug in Microsoft's Bluetooth stack, the sound quality on A2DP is awful - literally headache-inducing. Microsoft has fixed the problem in one of their AKU's (and in WM6 for that matter), but Verizon in typical form has no plans to update. If you're considering this phone and want to use A2DP stay far away. Less

Pantech 820-OK but

Have had the 820 for almost 6 months and I like the fact it is light for a smart phone. However, the standard battery is not enough, had to get the extended; The fact I can't load additional ring tones drive me crazy since I need louder rings when I am in the shop/plant; Also to sweitch between... More
Have had the 820 for almost 6 months and I like the fact it is light for a smart phone. However, the standard battery is not enough, had to get the extended; The fact I can't load additional ring tones drive me crazy since I need louder rings when I am in the shop/plant; Also to sweitch between profiles si too involved. Less
Amazon

SMARTphone? Really?

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I've had this phone now for three months and am really disappointed. My previous Verizon phone was a Motorola E815, and I have an N75 with Cingular that's also a Smartphone. I got it as it's the only clamshell smartphone Verizon offers, and the only clamshell they offer that can stream video. P... More
I've had this phone now for three months and am really disappointed. My previous Verizon phone was a Motorola E815, and I have an N75 with Cingular that's also a Smartphone. I got it as it's the only clamshell smartphone Verizon offers, and the only clamshell they offer that can stream video. Pros: Small, lightweight, especially compared to other WM5 phones. Streams video well provided a MS stream is available. Only WM5 clamshell currently available from a US carrier. Cons: Bluetooth headset support is HORRIBLE! The phone supports voice dialing/command, but you have to speak in to the phone. MS has some lame excuse about why voice command isn't supported from a BT headset- although every other phone I've had/have it works fine. Basically, forget hands-free from BT. Audio quality is really bad. Crackles and pops constantly. I'm using it the same place I used the E815, and audio was fine. Build quality - the phone "feels" a little on the cheap side. The phone doesn't come with any "normal" ringtones - not even a "beep beep". It has 5 or 6 cheezy techo-y ringtones, but nothing really "business-like" When you answer a call via BT, the ringtone continues to play over the first 2 or 3 seconds of your phone conversation. The speakerphone quality is so bad it's almost unusable. The phone's UA Profile and browser headers are wrong. The phone reports a bad URL for it's wap profile and also reports that it's screen is 176x220 (it's acutally 240x320). Even Verizon's own wap site displays wrong on the phone. Verizon says if you use the phone to stream video, you're violating the TOS and they will cancel your account. This isn't on the TOS you sign when you get the phone, it's on their website and in the info the send you later. HOWEVER, Verizon's own PN-820 homepage has streaming video on it- so accessing content on their own homepage for their phone will put you in violation of their TOS. Less
Amazon

Not bad

from Amazon
I have just had the phone for a week so far. I bought it for the Outlook calendar sync capability and it performs this function well (after some complications linking it with my computer at work - but had great support from a Verizon rep who walked me throught set-up). I like having the reminders... More
I have just had the phone for a week so far. I bought it for the Outlook calendar sync capability and it performs this function well (after some complications linking it with my computer at work - but had great support from a Verizon rep who walked me throught set-up). I like having the reminders for things I need to do. I love being able to transfer pics from my computer to the phone. The camera is not bad for a camera phone. But I agree with a previous reviewer about the lag time between the click and capturing the image. It is easy to blur the pics. The size and weight are perfect -- for a smart phone - much better than the "brick" style phones. It seems to have an endless variety of settings, but as a consequence you have multiple screens to do simple things - switching to vibrate mode or to change the ring volume takes at least 3 steps - why not let you switch these by using the earpiece volume control on the side of the phone. I don't like having my cell phone play cutsy songs when it rings, I was surprised to find that this phone does not even give rings or beeps as an option - the only choices are the songs! I would recommend it, although if there were other choices for clamshell style smartphones I would want to compare to see if another manufacturer could overcome some of the shortcomings, but since it is the only show in town, it is not bad. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 10, 2007
Regions available
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone

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Processor Intel XScale (PXA270) 520 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
128 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Hand Strap, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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:
200 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 9.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.2 x 2.0 cm
(3.9 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 111 grams
(3.9 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 65k
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500 entries
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 WAP 2.0
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (MSN)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MiniSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Pantech PN820, PC-8200N

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