Pantech Perception joins Verizon's midrange Android lineup

Verizon offers a range of high-end phones, but sometimes, a feature-packed midrange device like the Pantech Perception is all you really need.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Pantech's Android style

The Perception runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with a few of Pantech's custom skins, particularly on the lock screen, in the notifications menu, and in the app tray. I also like the default clock widget.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Edgy style

I see it as an achievement that although Pantech phones never blow the lid off your budget, they also never fall short on design elements. This model has some characteristic edges on the back and a stylized camera module.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Camera close-up

The Perception packs an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with support for 1080p HD video. On the front is a 2-megapixel shooter.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Charge it

The standard-size speaker jack and Micro-USB port await up top.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Shot of color

The power/lock button on the Perception's right side adds a tiny jolt of color to the dark device.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Keep it on the screen

Pantech is following Google's original Android vision of using onscreen controls without any capacitive navigation buttons below the screen.

Read full review
Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET
Editors' Rating

MSRP: $479.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.

REVIEW

The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue

The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

Hot Products