Pantech Discover review: Feature-packed Affordable Android

posted at 24 March 2013 by Josh


Despite some occasional sluggish tendencies, the overall experience is good thanks to its quick page loads and smooth navigational controls. The high resolution of the display also helps to that.The Discover is a GSM/UMTS device enabled for global usage, so it will be compatible to work with most of the networks around the world, but LTE connectivity is only domestically achieved through AT&T’s network.

The Discover smartphone also features aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, DLNA, and NFC.

Performance
The call quality of the device is good, as voices are audible on both ends of the line, although you might experience some crackling tones at the loudest volume setting. The speakerphone volume is also very loud. The 2,100 mAh battery of the Pantech Discover should be able to offer you around two days of normal usage, which is about average, but it will drain significantly more when 4G LTE connectivity is in use.

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Conclusion
The Pantech Discover is a feature-packed smartphone that sells for a very affordable $50 on-contract price. The device has its own drawbacks, but sports a stylish and unconventional design and plenty of value for the money, including software enhancements and a large high-resolution display.

Pros
- Nice design
- Affordable price
- Software enhancements
- Large high-res display

Cons
- Disappointing camera performance (for a 12.6-megapixels camera sensor)
- Colors on the display are a bit washed out
- Sluggish performance