AT&T's Pantech Flex gives Android 4.0 training wheels
23 October 2012
Summary: Its bargain price tag will help prospective buyers overlook the Pantech Flex's weaknesses, and those seeking Android Ice Cream Sandwich with training wheels will find its optional easy mode appealing.
Pros: For $50, the Pantech Flex has a lot to offer, including LTE, Android 4.0, and an optional mode for first-timers.
Cons: Pantech overdesigned the ICS interface, the 8-megapixel camera stumbles, and no NFC means there's no Android Beam support.
Conclusion: Factoring all of its features, hardware, and price point, it’s very hard to not like the Pantech Flex . No doubt, it really flexes its muscles enough to make it a fine offering in many ways, and without question, this is the most soundly premium smartphone we’ve seen come out of Pantech.
Pros: Solid industrial design for a Pantech device, Inexpensive $50 price point, Good balance of hardware & performance
Excerpt: The Pantech Flex is a lot of phone for just $49.99 on contract with ATT. Soon to be joined by the similarly priced LG Escape; the Flex offers some reasonably high end features like a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU (the same as that used on the Galaxy S III and HTC One X ), 4G LTE and a qHD 4.3" Super AMOLED display. It's a slim and good looking phone, and doesn't have that chunky budget look of previous Pantech models in this price range.
Pros: Very affordable, fast and slim.
Cons: Not much to complain about at that low price!