Pantech has come out with a new android smartphone (Gingerbread 2.3) for at&t called the Pocket, and I am starting to think they should have called this smartphone the Pocket Tablet, the huge screen gives it a form factor that resembles that of a miniature tablet running android. When the phone arrived on my door step a week ago, my girlfriend was the first person to see it and since then she has switched from Boost Mobile to AT&T because of it. I haven’t even played with it yet and probably never will because trust me she isn’t giving it up. She also said the phone reminded her of me, unique and chubby.
The Pantech Pocket features a 4” 1280x720p HD touch screen which is about 20% wider than other smart phones with similar sized screens, a 5 megapixel camera. It doesn’t come with much internal memory but it is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. Battery life is advertised as 3 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time. Girlfriend claims she was able to talk more than that.
The first thing my girlfriend said when she saw the phone was “OMG It looks like a mini tablet” and she loved the size of the screen. She fell in love with the phone faster than she fell in love with me. She also loved the fact that the buttons under the screen were actual buttons and not touch buttons. She likes to feel when she’s pressing any button off screen.
Another thing she loved about the large screen was how beautiful pictures and movies looked on it, but what good is great video if you don’t have great sound. The speakers on the Pocket were awesome as well and delivered quality sound, sound so great and clear that I could clearly hear it in another room. She also loved playing her favorite games on it such as angry birds and this puzzle game, I forget the name.
Something else my girl friend quickly noticed and liked about the phone was the rugged grip it has. The first thing out of her mouth was “It doesn’t need a case!” She’s right the Pocket is encased in what appears to be a rubberized type case which is very durable. We’ve dropped it a few times and no scratches or dings what so ever.
She mentioned that the phone was super fast, it didn’t lag like her other android smartphone that a company we won’t mention made. “cough”samsung”cough”. The internet on the phone was super fast as well, I guess we can credit the at&t 4G network for that.
The camera on the phone is a 5 MP Camera but the still pictures were sort of grainy especially when zooming in. However videos recorded on it were very nice and shot in 720p HD.
Overall the phone is fantastic and my girl friend is making me give it our 5 Star Must Have award and ya know what it deserves it.
The Pantech Pocket Tablet I mean Pocket is available from at&t wireless for just $49.99 with a 2-year contract.