Pantech Flex (AT&T)
For about $50 and a carrier contract, owners of the Pantech Flex can get 4G LTE speeds on AT&T's network, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and an interface that's great for smartphone beginners.
The good: For $50, the Pantech Flex has a lot to offer, including LTE, Android 4.0, and an optional mode for first-timers.
The bad: Pantech overdesigned the ICS interface, the 8-megapixel camera stumbles, and no NFC means there's no Android Beam support.
The bottom line: Its bargain price tag will help prospective buyers overlook the Pantech Flex's weaknesses, and those seeking Android Ice Cream Sandwich with training wheels will find its optional easy mode appealing.
October 31, 2012 3:08 PM PDT
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