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When comparing it to other high-end smartphones on the market, AT&T's Pantech Discover has a lot to like.  Available for an incredibly low price of $49.99, it features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.8-inch HD display, stereo speakers, 12.6-megapixel camera, 2,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 with Pantech's UI.  Pantech's UI may not be a crowd pleaser and Android 4.0 is a bit of a disappointment, but for the money, this is an incredibly solid high-end smartphone.

That said, Pantech is competing against larger organizations like Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola - companies that have established track records, strong brand awareness amongst consumers, and large marketing budgets.  Not to mention the fact that educating AT&T retail representatives to market the device could be an uphill battle.  Can Pantech win in a crowded smartphone market where "One," "Galaxy," and "DROID" are the must-have brands?


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"The Pantech Discover has a 12.6-megapixel camera and it's $50. Would you buy it?"


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Derek Lombardi
Derek Lombardi Never a Pantech.. My best friend has the Pantech Pocket. It is an absolutely terrible phone .. It's extremely slow and bogged down with tons of bloatware.. It freezes needs its battery pulled 3 times a day. Battery life is abysmal at best.. The screen quality is awful .. It never received an os update from 2.3 Gingerbread..The flashless camera sensor makes the one on my long gone HTC G1 from 2008 look like dedicated camera.. In short If anyone buys a Pantech anything ON CONTRACT no less is an idiot. Save a little longer and get something decent..For instance a Samsung GS3 / Note II / iPhone .. Buying outright a Google Nexus 4 for $349 and not having a subsidized plan is also a better option and not being stuck for 2 years
Chris Baham
Chris Baham So... I'm assuming $50 with a 2 year contract right?
Curtis Owens
Curtis Owens .... whats the quality? pixels mean only so much when it comes to quality.
Marques Bennett
Marques Bennett Yes. They make good phones.
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt No.... Sticking with my Galaxy S3
Gregory Holbird
Gregory Holbird Agree with Anthony. The more megapixels packed onto a small sensor actually makes a worse image. It creates noise and softness. That is why the big dslr makers hardly mention megapixels anymore and full frame sensors make better photos.
Dustin Hansbrough
Dustin Hansbrough No, why do i want a super huge picture to print from my phone.
Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown Nah. I like my iPhone 4S.
Skylor Mitchell
Skylor Mitchell Wow, Aaron, you've been busy since you got back to Phonedog.
Yasir Sohail
Yasir Sohail For as long as Samsung is making high end devices for Android I am not getting anything else.
Anthony Evans Jr
Anthony Evans Jr for the price its not bad. Great device.
Robert Wellington Clubine III
Robert Wellington Clubine III No way.
Jamil Cooper
Jamil Cooper No
Jamil Cooper
Jamil Cooper No
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins Nope. I'd just buy a camera. All the times I took a picture with my phone I always wanted a camera. No matter what phone I had. So I don't even use my camera app as often as I would a camera
Mick Jetten
Mick Jetten Hell NO!
Anthony Bailey
Anthony Bailey No, because I'm one of the seemingly FEW people, who are smart enough to know and understand that megapixels don't equate to "better camera." All megapixels mean is how large a picture can possibly be. Unless you're a professional photographer who needs to have a photo that can be displayed at an art gallery, 12MP cameras are nothing but a tired gimmick. Give me a camera on a cell phone that can match the quality of a DSLR camera, then we can talk.
Ezekiel Carsella
Ezekiel Carsella sure
Steve C Trevino
Steve C Trevino they say the camera is pure crap nothing special..once again megapixels do not matter.
Rob C McGrady
Rob C McGrady I was thinking it was a regular camera not a phone by the description lol!




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