Summary: The Pantech Crux makes a good multimedia feature phone on paper, but its poor touch-screen performance prevents us from recommending it.
Pros: The Pantech Crux is slim and lightweight with a bright and colorful touch-screen display. It has external media keys, a 3.5mm headset jack, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, a 3-megapixel camera, an HTML browser, and threaded messaging. The music player has stereo and surround sound settings. We also like the sliding screen-lock mechanism.
Cons: The Pantech Crux has sluggish performance, and the touch screen can be rather finicky. Call quality is mixed.
Excerpt: The Crux is a media-centric phone with a 3.5mm headphone jack and exterior music controls. It doesn't have a physical keyboard so it's not recommended for someone who does a lot of texting. Sydney does a full review.
Conclusion: The Pantech Crux is a pretty good touchscreen feature-phone that comes with an attractive price, slim body, and has plenty to offer someone not looking to get a smartphone. The main thing holding it back is the slow performance of the BREW software, as some programs took up to 20 seconds to load, while other similar devices are faster to respond.
Pros: Stylish and slim profile, Good voice quality, Easy to use
Cons: Software is slow, Lacking camera quality, Signal reception isn’t the best