Summary: As our devices have become more technically impressive, they’ve also become kind of delicate. We have to put cases on our iPads and iPhones, or risk scratching; if a drop of water hits our tablets, it could be game over. The Pantech Element, on the other hand, is ready for action. It’s waterproof, ruggedized, and generally able to withstand... well, the elements.
Pros: Waterproof, Solid LTE performance, Fast processor
Cons: Honeycomb has plenty of problems, Becomes unusable when wet, Bad cameras
Excerpt: Pantech Element is an Android-powered tablet with an LTE, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity support. Furthermore it rocks an 8-inch screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing one, 16GB of built-in storage and a memory expansion slot.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: For a lesser-known brand, Pantech's 8-inch Element surprises with dependable performance and a durable, sleek design. At $300 on contract, it's slightly overpriced, although still a solid purchase for consumers bent on LTE.
Pros: Smooth user experience, Waterproof enclosure, Blazing LTE speeds, Hearty battery life
Cons: Poor screen visibility outdoors, Feels a bit pricey for what it is
Conclusion: Considering that this is Pantech’s first foray into the tablet scene, we’re astounded to see that they’ve been able to present us with an admirable effort with the Pantech Element . Yeah, it might not boast the same brand recognition as some of its rivals, but nevertheless, you can’t count it out since we’re compelled by its balanced performance and offerings.
Pros: Waterproof, Great battery life, Very little slowdown with its performance
Cons: Shoots ugly looking 720p videos, No mobile hotspot functionality
Summary: The $299 Pantech Element definitely isn't your typical Android slate. Because of its waterproof design, you can feel fairly comfortable using this tablet in the kitchen or anywhere else it might get splashed. We also like the fast 4G LTE speeds and respectable battery life when in 4G mode. We're just not fans of the standard-def resolution, and you have to put up with port covers to ward off water.
Pros: Waterproof and dustproof, Bright display, Solid performance and graphics, Blazing 4G LTE speeds
Cons: Lower resolution than other 8-inch tablets, Back picks up fingerprints quickly, Port covers can get annoying, Heavier than competitors, Pricey over two years
Conclusion: But you really can’t complain about the OS when you see the price – unlocked and without a contract, the Pantech Element will cost $450, which is pretty damn cheap. With a two year contract, you’ll pay only $300, and coupled with a big 6400 mAh battery that should last more than 12 hours on a charge, it makes the tablet very attractive for anyone who wants to use it for field work.
Excerpt: With its very rounded corners, front-facing camera position, screen size, and usage of waterproof materials, the Pantech Element is most certainly not your average Android tablet. So what exactly can you expect should you decide to get this LTE-enabled 8-inch Android tablet from AT&T in the US? For starters, the Pantech Element features an 8-inch multi-touch color display with a native resolution of 1024x768 pixels.