"Not perfect, but as good as others with bonuses."4.0 starson by Matguard
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.