Pros Lightning fast 4G
Cons Unstable battery life
Rear camera could only shoot 720p/20f videos
Pros 4GLTE, 5MG camera with FLASH, very portable, supports Flash websites, water resistance (I got small kids).
Cons Limited accessories :-(
Pros - Waterproof (resistant)
- No lag
- Perfect size and dimensions
- 4G LTE
Cons - Honeycomb 3.2 with with Promise
- Limited accessories right now
- Pantech is unproven
Summary I swapped out my Smartphone for a connected tablet. To be honest, an iPhone screen was just too small for productivity, and I was tethering to a tablet anyway. I moved to a connected tablet and messaging phone for less data cost per month, and that was the right decision.
The Pantech Element was my choice because I love the 8 inch size, with the screen dimensions of an iPad. Also, while I don't intend to use the rugged features, keeping a tablet for two years is daunting, and it is nice to know this will hold up physically better than others.
It benchmarks higher than a Xoom or Iconia (3100+ on Quadrant), it weighs very little, and it is very portable. Right now, I am very happy. I am hoping that Pantech proves to be a good brand and that they follow through with the promised ICS upgrade.
Long battery life
Cons A little unstable
Summary I bought this tablet for my wife for her birthday about 8 months ago and we've been incredibly happy with the product. Although at first I was nervous about it because we had to reset, update, and reset the android OS in order to get it to work properly (there was a couple problems with the clock and connectivity).
Since then, the tablet has worked wonderfully. I've heard complaints about battery life but our personal experience has been fantastic. Our daughter watched a movie a day for a week on it without us having to recharge the battery.
That same daughter attempted to "wash" the tablet by rubbing liquid soap all over it and dumping it in the toilet. It's been a few months since then and never exhibited any signs of damage.
For the price, I highly recommend it, especially if you have young children at home who might put the water resistance to the test.
Pros Nice screen when it worked
Cons Had to take it back to ATT four times, sent it to Pantech technicans for repair got it back and it worked for two weeks then back to the ATT store - called Pantech and explained it was not working again with same problem - the technican hung up on me
Summary I told the ATT store to keep the device and purchased another device. I would recommend not buying the device.