Rediscover Pantech

If you haven't paid much attention to Pantech before, you're not alone. Yet the Discover offers a lot of very compelling reasons to consider.

First, there's the price: just $50 with a two-year agreement. Then there are the specs, which fall into the middle-high end of the range. Finally, there's the subtly unique design. To top it off, the phone exhibits very few flaws.

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Easy-peasy mode

Pantech's "easy experience" lives up to its name, reducing multiple home screens and menus to just one. It's a good choice for people who prefer a more basic interface, or who want some smartphone training wheels.
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Curves in all the right place

Most smartphones today are as uniformly thin as can be. The Discover, however, has two bumps on its back that fit the hand well.
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Speaker up

Have you heard of a smartphone with ears? The Discover's 3D surround-sound speakers pump out tunes and more.
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A closer look

Equalizer settings in the music player app help you adjust the tones.
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Cameras

The Pantech Discover has a -- wait for it -- 12.6-megapixel camera with flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Not bad for $50! And the cameras are serviceable as well.
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Camera action

The Discover's camera produced satisfactory photos overall.
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Little details

Small details like a lightly grooved power button and a textured soft-touch finish work in the phone's favor.
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