Pantech Discover

The Good The 4G LTE Pantech Discover has an excellent ergonomic design, great external speakers, a good camera, and comes at an incredible value.

The Bad Not all of the Discover's specs are top-notch, including the Android 4.0 OS that excludes Google Now.

The Bottom Line If you're looking for an inexpensive Android phone to fall in love with, AT&T's $50 Pantech Discover is it.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.2 Overall

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Review

Nearly flawless and only 50 bucks

Pantech isn't as well-known as fellow Korean smartphone competitors LG and Samsung, and it's a shame. It tends to sell attractive and original smartphones with top-tier U.S. carriers at a low contract cost. For example, the Pantech Discover offers tremendous value -- $50 gets you Android 4.0, 4G LTE, a dual-core processor, a 4.8-inch HD screen, and a 12.6-megapixel camera.

Not all the phone's features reach the highest rung of the specifications ladder. But for $50 with a new, two-year service agreement, they don't have to. The Discover's upper-midrange specs and comfortable-but-unique design make it an easy top choice among midlevel Android smartphones.

Design and build
Barring a few awkward exceptions, smart, contoured handset design is one of Pantech's strong suits. For me, it's what clinches my support of the Discover.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand Pantech & Curitel
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 4.8 in
  • Weight 4.7 oz
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