CNET First Look
Pantech Perception does mid-level AndroidVerizon's Perception is a nice middle-of-the-road phone; just don't expect killer performance.
I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This is the Pantech Perception for Verizon. It is a mid-level Android device, but it's still pumped up with some pretty good specks. It's got a 4.8-inch super AMOLED display. It's pretty large, looks really nice. It's running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it does have a little bit of Pantech skinning. There's an 8-megapixel camera on the back with auto-focus and flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera also captures 1080p HD video. I thought overall, the camera quality was passable, but it is not equal to the high-end cameras that you see on the market today. Similarly, the phone does have 4G LTE, which usually is blazing fast on Verizon, but for some reason, seems a little bit slower on this phone. Inside, there's a 1.5 gigaHertz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. And I would say that overall, the phone's design is really nice. Pantech pays attention to detail. So, even if the phones don't cost a whole lot, they sure look good. Overall, I think this is a nice choice for somebody who's looking for a phone in the middle. You're not gonna get the excellent camera quality that you might expect, but things work. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This has been the Pantech Perception for Verizon, costs $99 with a new two-year service agreement. You can read the full review at CNET.com.