The company Pantech has been pushing out midrange phones on the English market for a while and the majority of them can be described as mediocre. This one breaks that stereotype with its specifications and what it has under the hood.
The Pantech Flex deserves its name because of the software that it has inside. To be precise, it works on Android 4.0.4 that can be boot up in an easy mode – made for people with less understanding of modern Android usage and a standard mode that is more or less as any other Android software. The easy mode is mainly targeted for the elderly and it shows everything a less techy user would need, in a more user friendly way. The user has everything that they will want on the start screen including even their own number (for those that forget it). It also doesn’t have additional screen scrolls and widgets and all the software is clearly depicted.
On the standard boot you will have the normal Android 4.0.4 environment with some widgets and software that was especially made by Pantech engineers that will help every day usage.
Now, for the internals: In this department the phone doesn’t disappoint. It can be even put in the same class as the One X and Motorola Atrix HD. It has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor that runs at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB RAM. This makes it a really strong device. In addition to this it has 8GB of internal storage, out of which 5.5 GB are available for the user and also has a microSD slot. On the benchmarks it can even surpass the competitors.
The bad thing is that it doesn’t have NFC and even though its back camera is 8MP it is not that good. On the front side it has a 2MP camera that does its job. Even in the battery department it is really good, it has an 1830mAh battery that can last for a day.
The phone is LTE compatible and also is compatible with a lot of different networks, but will need to be unlocked to work with another operator than AT&T. The phone will come in AT&T 2 year’s contract, for a price tag of just £50.