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Pantech Flex has dual Android personalities (pictures)

The $50 Pantech Flex not only tries to deliver high-quality Android at a great price, it also gives you two ways to get there.

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Pantech Flex does Android 4.0 two ways

Pantech's version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on AT&T's Pantech Flex exposes a lot of settings tools and customizations.
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Easy experience

However, its "easy experience" mode makes accessing Android dead simple. There's one home screen, large icons, and a single page of menu options. It really is like a feature phone with Android capabilities.
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Design

The candybar slab design makes use of interesting lines, angles, and textures (there are soft-touch parts on the backing,) but the phone edges aren't very cozy in the hand.
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Camera

In addition to the front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel camera on the back, with LED flash. Unfortunately, most shots are off one way or another, in terms of focus, color, and sharpness.
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Edging

The side buttons have texture.
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Studio shot

This picture of our standard studio shot came out yellowed and with a softer focus than we'd like.

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