Have bought 2 -- one works fine, other had to return
28 May 2014
Summary: Bought the first one for my son about a year ago. Works fine, especially for the price which was about $57 and free shipping. Bought another for my daughter last month, but this one had a defective touch screen that would not power on. Amazon's no-hassle return policy is truly terrific and between them and/or the vendor, a UPS driver was soon at my door with a completed return label, all postage paid. Soon after, the purchase amount was fully refunded to my credit card.
Summary: Pretty great for a cheap buy, would recommend to anyone looking for a phone and to save money. Larger than i expected but still very useful. It's a bit laggy as well but what do you expect from that price?
Summary: I had several PANTECH phones in the past, so I was not hesitant in ordering another. The Pocket even gave the ATT Customer Service guy a problem in reading the SIM card at the store. After 2 cards and several re-boots, it finally read the card. The next day, again...Today-same problem...Amazon is refunding and I have reordered another pocket in hopes that it was just a lemon.
Summary: The Pantech Pocket has an enjoyable and unique form factor. I wish it had more memory. Only 320mb on board with a microSD slot for 32md additional. Unfortunately, many of the apps can't be moved to the card and I can't update my apps for lack of memory. Also, if you let the battery get below 15% and plug it in, it shuts down. I have to remove the battery to reset it or it won't charge properly.
Summary: The phone is an android so it's good enough for the price I paid but it's glitches as hell And I'm sad I can't take screen shots with it. The camera doesn't have a flash and there is not front camera. I love the design though. The flat short square big screen. It looks cool and peoplesay its uncomfortable but it's not to me. All in all I guess I'm just used to HTC so this phone is no where near as good as one of those. But it's good for the buck.
Only if you're broke or can get by with Opera Mini and little else
2 June 2012
Summary: I paid $60 out the door. For the money, I'm elated, however I wouldn't want to spend more than $100 on one. Even at that price point, it seems like a bargain from a specifications standpoint, as it's hard to get an modernish CPU and 800x480 screen for such short money. However, it's saddled with AT&T unpleasantries and can't be rooted never mind flashed with a reasonable ROM.