- Size (LWH): 4.52 inches, 3.07 inches, 0.44 inches
- Weight: 4.48 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 360 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 432 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Pantech Pocket, Black (AT&T)
$354.38 without a service plan
$354.38 without a service plan
$354.38 without a service plan
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- Display: 4-inches
- Camera: 5-MP
- Processor Speed: 1.0 GHz
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
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With everything you do on your phone, it helps to have a screen that can accommodate it all. With a 4:3 aspect ratio, the Pantech Pocket's 4-inch touchscreen display features enhanced rendering and plenty of room to view all of your apps.
A wider web browsing experience with the Pantech Pocket 4-inch screen (view larger).
Enjoy the Internet without compromise with the full HTML browser and support for Adobe Flash as well as streaming YouTube videos. The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
With AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network (learn more below). You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.
Capture snapshots and videos on the go with the 5-megapixel camera, which provides HD 720p resolution video recording. Other features include a pre-loaded Amazon Kindle e-reader app, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, a 600 MB internal memory, included 2 GB microSD card (with expansion to 32 GB via optional cards), GPS for navigation and location services, and up to 6 hours of talk time.
The Pantech Pocket weighs 4.41 ounces and measures 4.52 x 3.07 x 0.44 inches. Its 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's dual-band 4G HSPA+ network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS). It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).
What's in the Box
Pantech Pocket handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD card, USB cable, documentation kit
This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).
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Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.
Optional AT&T Services
AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.
AT&T U-verse Live TV allows you to experience live, on-demand, and downloadable mobile TV so you can watch wherever you happen to be. Watch your favorite channels and shows on your mobile phone, including live sports on ESPN Mobile TV and NBC Sports., breaking news on MSNBC and Fox News, the most popular children's programming from Disney Channel, and More. Hundreds of full-episode, on-demand shows are available from top networks like MTV, Comedy Central, ABC Mobile, and many more.
Communications & Internet
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Pantech Pocket runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Pocket also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
Also Available for This Android Device
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Top Customer Reviews
One thing about this particular model is that it is BIG and has a screen to boot. I read negative reviews about the size of this phone and that's understandable. Nonetheless, I did not find it too terribly big and in fact, it fits in my hand perfectly. The biggest attraction is that it is a simple phone to use, yet just the right amount of apps to keep one happy. If you are looking for a blow your socks off phone, this will not do that. However, if you are looking for a "gateway" device that will accustom you to the smartphone, then this is it. Texting and surfing the web on this phone is a breeze.
Surprisingly, the battery has held up for a couple of days given the size of this phone.
The reviewer "Beach" above provided remarkable technical details, so i won't go on about that.
I believe there is a phone for everyone, and the Pocket is definitely for me.
It's great for browsing the internet and reading e-books. The screen does not hurt the eyes!
If you're a reader looking for a budget phone and don't want to spend the cash on an e-reader, then this is a good option. AT&T is selling this for $0.99 on a 2-year contract. Yep, 99 cents!
For people interested in getting their first smartphone, The Pantech Pocket is a good choice. It runs on Android, so you have access to the Android Market (with tons of free apps!) and remember that Amazon has their own app market! The Pantech Pocket has a very durable construction and feels very secure in one's hand.
I do have a problem with Amazon's listing, it claims the Pantech Pocket has a dual-core processor, it doesn't, Amazon is lying about that specification. It's a single core running at 1 Ghz. Amazon, please do not lie about phone specs, it's false-advertising.
The Pantech Pocket still has more than enough processing power for most people, especially first time smartphone users.
For anyone that would prefer a durable basic Android smartphone, and likes to read books or the internet, the Pantech Pocket is good choice.
The shape of the phone does make it wider. I did not have a problem holding the phone to my ear because it has a dimpled texture all the way around. I am a guy, but I don't have huge hands.
If you are looking for the latest 15 core super ultra amoledified+ HD screened phone with a camera quality lense this is not it.Read more ›
My favorite things:
The size is perfect. The screen is a really good size for watching, movies and reading. I read on this one frequently and as soon as I finish it goes on my pockets. It has four button keys to easily access menu, home, back and search functions. The battery is amazing, it provides many hours with brightness.
Room for improvement:
This smartphone has a back camera, but not front camera. So if you are planning on doing some video calls to friends and family, your only option is to use the back camera, but you won't see them. The other thing is that if you turn it off, it takes a lot more time than Pantech Burst to re-initiate functions.
Overall, I love this phone. It makes me sad it doesn't have front camera but I have seen they tried to improve the things I have observe on my phone with the Pantech Burst. My husband has the Pantech Burst and he is really happy with it. Sadly, the only thing he would change is that his phone has a poor battery that he has too keep charging frequently.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For under a hundred bucks, its a decent phone, very durable.Published 17 months ago by Josh Paicoss
Great little phone, purchased for my almost 70 year old mother. The size of the screen and ability to increase the size of the font made this a no brainer. Also has an easy mode!! Read morePublished 19 months ago by stlcrtn1
Very disappointing .phone not working and cannot connect.The pantec pocket black AT&T is notworking and cannot connect either the internet or make calls. Read morePublished 20 months ago by saihou sidi njie
Other than the phone being locked when it was supposed to be unlocked I love itPublished on July 3, 2014 by Athena
this phone would be great if it keep a charge for more than a few hours. Everytime I go to use it, it needs recharging.Published on January 7, 2014 by Joseph D Miron