Pantech Discover review: Unlikely hero

GSMArena team, 22 February 2013.
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Tags: Pantech, Android

Synthetic benchmarks

The Pantech Discover sports a Snapdragon S4 chipset with two Krait CPU cores, clocked at 1.5GHz, to go with an Adreno 225 GPU. The same internals can be found in just about every top shelf Android smartphone launched in the United States last year. Naturally, the smartphone performed in line with similarly equipped devices. Here's how it fared.

Benchmark Pi

Lower is better

  • Pantech Discover
    270
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)
    279
  • HTC One S
    306
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    338
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    344
  • Samsung Galaxy Express
    346
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    351
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    408
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
    409
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    452
  • Sony Xperia S
    536

Quadrant

Higher is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    5365
  • Pantech Discover
    5328
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)
    5146
  • HTC One S
    5047
  • Samsung Galaxy Express
    4998
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    4842
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
    3542
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    3531
  • Sony Xperia S
    3173
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    3053
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    2316

GLBenchmark 2.5 Egypt (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better

  • LG Optimus G
    29
  • Apple iPhone 5
    27
  • Nexus 4
    26
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
    17
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    13
  • Pantech Discover
    13
  • Samsung Galaxy Express
    12
  • HTC One X+
    12
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
    11
  • HTC One X
    9

AnTuTu

Higher is better

  • HTC One
    22678
  • Sony Xperia Z
    20794
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    15547
  • Oppo Find 5
    15167
  • HTC Butterfly
    12631
  • Pantech Discover
    9934

SunSpider

Lower is better

  • Samsung Galaxy S III
    1447
  • Samsung Galaxy S II Plus
    1460
  • HTC One S
    1708
  • New Apple iPad
    1722
  • HTC One X (Tegra 3)
    1757
  • Pantech Discover
    1778
  • HTC One X (Snapdragon S4)
    1834
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    1849
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    1863
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
    1891
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    2217
  • Sony Xperia S
    2587

As you can probably guess, the smartphone handled every task we threw at it with ease. Its internals also make it future proof too.

A hassle free phonebook

The Pantech Discover phonebook offers the typical for all Android smartphones functionality. There is practically no limit to the amount of detail you can add to a contact.

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The phonebook • editing a contact

Telephony

The telephony of the Pantech Discover does offer smart dialing and works like a charm. The call quality was flawless and so was the signal reception.

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Telephony doesn't disappoint

The speaker quality is superb too - it benefits greatly from the duo of speakers on board.

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