Pantech Discover Review

(P9090) Score: 6.62/10
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Pantech Discover (AT&T) Pantech Discover (AT&T)

Pantech Discover is a pretty good cellphone launched back in 2013, counting with a 4.8-inches multi touch screen, a powerful Dual-Core CPU ticking at 1.5 GHz, and two cameras, a 12.6 MP back-facing camera and a 2 megapixels front side camera.

This cellphone just has 5.28 inches long and 2.7 inches wide, but it manages to hold a 4.8" display. The Pantech Discover has a beautiful design, with a thickness of just 0.36 inches. This cellphone feels much lighter than what you would expect from a cellphone this size.

This phone is equipped with a gorgeous 1280 x 720 (HD) 4.8 inches display, which makes everything look completely perfect. Its display uses TFT capacitive technology, and has multi-touch detection.

Pantech ships this cellphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 system chip, including a powerful Dual-Core processor clocking at 1.5 GHz and 1 GB RAM memory. Graphic rendering often uses lots of processor cycles, so it uses an extra Adreno 225 graphics processing unit clocking at 400 megahertz to take some work out of the CPU. An interesting aspect of the Pantech Discover is the 16 GB quite large internal storage memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, allowing you to store hundreds of games and apps without running out of space.

The Pantech Discover features wi-fi connectivity (which can be provided to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G fast data connection or 3G fast internet connection, supported by HSPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone works with a SIM card for GSM services.

The Pantech Discover is equipped with two cameras, a 12.6 megapixels back facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera. It is also able to film videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 fps. This device also includes a few nice characteristics: auto-focus, flash, geo tagging and HDR mode.

This cellphone packs a high capacity 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery providing this cellphone an incredible battery duration. Pantech reports a 10 hs talk time and a 430 hours stand by time for this cellphone.

The Pantech Discover also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This phone costs only 95 dollars, which is an incredibly low price for a cellphone this level. The Pantech Discover is a great choice if you are looking for a phone mainly for internet broswing and social networks.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.0
Product code:P9090
Dimensions:5.28 x 2.70 x 0.36 inchesMetric13.41 x 6.86 x 0.91 cmImperial
Weight:4.76 ouncesMetric134.94 gImperial
Release date:2013-01-07
Price:$ 95.00


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:4.8 inchesMetric12.2 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:306 pixels per inchMetric120.47 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor:Krait (Dual-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB (500 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2100 mAh
Stand-by Time:430 hours
Talk Time:10 hours


Back camera:12.6 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Geo Tagging and HDR Mode


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor