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Pantech Pocket photos and camera test (photos)

The Pantech Pocket is probably AT&T's fattest smartphone ever, though at 4 inches of screen real estate, you might want to give the funky dimensions a chance.

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Double-wide

It isn't really twice the girth of other smartphones, but the Pantech Pocket for AT&T is significantly wider than other Android 2.3 devices.
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4:3 ratio

The 4-inch touch screen offers the same real estate as longer, thinner phones, but has a 4:3 ratio and a resolution known as super VGA.
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Buttons

There are four physical navigation buttons below the display.
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Tough finish

There's a textured, rubberized finish on the back cover and sides. The reptilian pattern makes it appear tough.
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Power button

While not painfully uncomfortable, I'm not sure why Pantech made the power button quite so small, especially on a large handset.
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Side view

For all its width, the Pocket is pretty thin.
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Camera

The 5-megapixel camera has auto-focus, but no flash.
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Bring on the photos

I took the following photos in the default photography mode. While photos were resized, they were never retouched. This shot was taken outdoors in shadow, which provided even lighting.
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Motorcycle

I was really impressed with this outdoor shot of a motorcycle tire. It's crisp and detailed.
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Sign

This bright-light photo did well capturing the colors of the day.
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JT

My coworker JT relaxes for this indoor shot, which isn't as clear or colorful as others.
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Still life with pear

Colors were decent, but the camera struggled to find a focal point, and as a result, edges blurred.
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Toys

This setup almost always throws camera phones, making for a hazy image.

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