"Piece of crap."on by RodMajors
Pros Wi-fi works good. It hasn't exploded...yet.
Cons Screen freezes up, slow reaction time, camera is lousy, bloatware hogs the memory, needs to re-boot all the time, etc... I've had to have it factory reset 2x and I am currently waiting on a replacement phone in the mail, all in just a month.
Summary The features offered for the budget price are enticing, but do yourself a favor and fork over a few more bucks and get a better phone. You'll be glad you did. I wish I had.
Pros Hey, it's good if you're looking for a tiny filler to your garbage.
Cons See in Summary
Summary Cons: THE EXISTENCE OF THIS PHONE! Drops calls, horrible sound quality, I don't live in a 4G LTE area but it NEVER connects to 3G and the wifi adaptivity is horrible! The passcode doesn't work, it ends in the middle, the keyboard shuts down and doesn't let you type and erases the text in the middle of your text/email or whatever you're typing. The Internet could not be slower as I don't live in a 4G LTE area and for some reason the phone NEVER connects to 3G. The camera is awful, I don't even know how they passed it of saying 5.0MP when it should be 1.3MP. No front facing camera,reboots in the middle of a call, still running on Android 2.2, I could not be more dissapointed.
SUMMARY: I replaced my phone 3 times in the 14-day-trial, hoping that with each new one it would perhaps get better. By the 13th day, while writing an email, the phone shut down and I had enough! I got an Apple iPhone 4 (I know it's kind of old but I needed something $100 or under so that was the best phone at that) and I'm MUCH happier with that! I do not know how Pantech and Verizon got away with selling this abominadble piece of crap as a cell phone, MUCH LESS A SMARTPHONE! TUSK, TUSK!!!!!
Pros Haven't found any.
Cons Short battery life,
Summary DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. I WAS ADVISED BY A VERIZON EMPLOYEE THAT IT IS JUNK!!!! i AM GOING TO RETURN MINE FOR ANOTHER PHONE.
Pros Cheap. User interface is good, WiFi works well.
Cons Crashes after about 5 minutes of use. Has difficulty switching between 4G and 3G without rebooting.
Syncing with MS Exchange also causes frequent power cycling.
Summary I guess for the price i shouldnt complain, but it's pretty bad. I've had it two days, and had to send in for a new one. I live in a 4G city, but dont have 4G at my house, so when it switches between 3G and 4G when i got to work, it reboots. Also has extreme difficulty getting MS Exchange emails over the 4G network.Update: after owning the phone for about 4 months now, I am fairly impressed. I think the issues with the first handset i received must have been with just that specific phone. Once i got a replacement, its been a snappy phone, features are good and even has decent battery life. The main thing that sucks is the camera - really bad shutter lag.
Had better luck, and better phone performance running it over 3G.
Hopefully all my problems are a fluke, and will be fixed with my 2nd phone.
Updated on Feb 23, 2012
Pros 4G, low price, BATTERY LIFE (15 hr +), Pantech UI (specifically unlock screen), Physical Buttons, Size is much more manageable than other 4G phones (it can actually fit in your pocket).
Cons Phone can be sluggish following unlock or after sending a text somewhere with bad service (by slow I mean takes 2-3 seconds to catch up)
Summary For your standard everyday cellphone user who looks up a few things on wikipedia, sends about 45 texts, makes about 4 phone calls, watches 1-2 youtube videos and reads the news this phone is amazing. It is reliable and conveniently fast (especially with 4G). The UI offered by pantech is actually very nice and they have made some useful widgets. It has physical buttons which are more convenient to use than touchscreen ones and it's smaller screen makes it comfortable to carry around in your pocket all day. For your average user I see absolutely no reason to pay over 3X more for the Bionic.Forgot to mention that the battery life can easily last over 12 hours after a day of usage like the one mentioned above.
Updated on Sep 26, 2011