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).



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

- Brad Molen , Engadget 

Reviews (6.2/10 Avg. rating)


Cnet

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

from Cnet
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... Full review
Engadget

Durable design and good battery life

from Engadget

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.

He... Full review

MobileBurn

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

from MobileBurn

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 c... Full review

MobileBurn

Certainly a unique device with solid build quality, large display

from MobileBurn

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 c... Full review

PC Magazine

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

from PC Magazine
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... Full review
PCWorld

An inexpensive Android phone with a few special features thrown in

from PCWorld

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, an... Full review

Phone Scoop

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

from Phone Scoop

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 o... Full review

PhoneArena

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

from PhoneArena

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... Full review

Phonedog

Unique display design makes for an improved media experience

from Phonedog
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... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 20, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
HSPA+
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
600 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.9 W/kg
Body: 0.92 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1650 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:
180 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 7.8 x 1.1 cm
(4.5 x 3.1 x 0.4 in)
Weight 132 grams
(4.7 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 16.7 million
Resolution 600 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock No
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 Email address, Other fields
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 Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Push Mail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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