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7.1 out of 10

Pantech Perception

Introducing Pantech Mobile’s 1st premium smartphone for Verizon Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Pantech Perception review: Midtier Android all the way

CNET
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Consider the Pantech Perception if you're deciding among $100 smartphones, but you'll get more for your money with a discounted Samsung Galaxy S3 or other last-season phones.
  • Cons: Camera performance on the Perception faltered, and the phone didn't seem to channel Verizon's LTE network with maximum speed. Call quality underperformed.
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Expert Review

TopTenREVIEWS
18 May 2013
  • Excerpt: You could be forgiven for having not heard of Pantech. The company is best known for creating budget-level smartphones that fall at the bottom of search results when you're browsing your carrier's device selection. Next to big hitters like Samsung and LG, Pantech's Android phones can be easily overlooked.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pantech Perception (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
17 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Pantech Perception for Verizon Wireless isn't perfect, but its favorable price-to-feature ratio proves that the midrange smartphone is better than ever.
  • Pros: Good price. Fast performance. World phone.
  • Cons: Still runs Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Lots of bloatware. Cluttered, heavily modified UI.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pantech Perception Review

Phone Arena
7 May 2013
  • Conclusion: If we were back in January, the Pantech Perception would be a halfway decent mid-level smartphone for the price. But as we mentioned earlier, with higher end devices from last year being discounted down to under $100 on-contract, it is really a tough sell for the Perception. Even though we like its 4.8” 720p Super AMOLED display, overall styling, and ease of use, the poor camera quality and digital-sounding call quality is holding it back – not to mention it comes...
  • Pros: Attractive appearance, 4.8” 720p Super AMOLED display, Global Roaming capable
  • Cons: Outdated Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Calls sound too digital and unnatural, Poor camera and video recording quality
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Overall 5
5.0

Pantech Perception (Verizon Wireless)

LAPTOP Magazine
7 May 2013
  • Summary: With its crisp display, above-average performance, excellent camera and fast speeds on Verizon's 4G LTE network, the $99 Pantech Perception has the makings of a great buy. We especially like the Starter mode for first-time smartphone owners. Unfortunately, our perception of the Perception is clouded by a battery that won't last you through the workday.
  • Pros: Starter mode for first-time smartphone users, Tons of personalization options, Top-notch camera, Gesture controls
  • Cons: Abysmal battery life, Runs older Android OS, Relatively dim display
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Pantech Perception Video Review Part 2

phonedog.com
6 May 2013

Pantech Perception Video Review Part 1

phonedog.com
6 May 2013

Pantech Perception Review

SlashGear
1 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Pantech Perception is a fine addition to Pantech's archive of relatively unique devices, and makes one wish they'd continue to push forth in the USA for a more on-time release. This device could have been a really great addition to Verizon's ranks if it'd been brought to the market right around a year ago. Unfortunately, since it's being shown here in the Spring of 2013, this release falls flat in the face of its much more robust competitors.
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