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Pantech Crux

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Pantech Crux. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and portability are overall positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the sound and reliability.

design, screen, battery, portability, camera

performance, usability, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Pantech Crux is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pantech Crux

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Pantech Crux from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and price. There are some negative reviews about the usability.

price, performance

usability

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pantech Crux Touch Screen Cell Phone Verizon - No Contract Required - Good ESNPantech Crux Touch Screen Cell Phone Verizon - No Contract Required - Good ESN

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Pantech Crux (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Pantech Crux offers a lot of features and a distinctive design, but the touch screen UI needs work.

Sleek appearance. Solid video playback. Great battery life.

Finicky touch screen and lock mechanism. Sluggish. Poor stereo Bluetooth performance.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions For multimedia, there's just 36MB of free user memory. My 32GB SanDisk MicroSD card worked fine, and Pantech includes a 1GB card to get you started. The standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack is a welcome addition for...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Pantech Crux (Verizon Wireless) review: Pantech Crux (Verizon Wireless)

 

Pantech is known for making relatively basic feature phones. Some have touch screens, like the Pantech Laser , and some don't, like the Pantech Jest . However, almost all of them have keypads or full keyboards--we had yet to see a touch-screen-only...

The Pantech Crux is slim and lightweight with a bright and colorful touch-screen display. It has external media keys, a 3.5mm headset jack, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, a 3-megapixel camera, an HTML browser, and threaded messaging. The music player has...

The Pantech Crux has sluggish performance, and the touch screen can be rather finicky. Call quality is mixed.

The Pantech Crux makes a good multimedia feature phone on paper, but its poor touch-screen performance prevents us from recommending it.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Pantech Crux Review

 

Pantech hasn't been a major player for Verizon Wireless, usually releasing just one or two phones per year, of which most have been texting devices, such as the Pantech Jest, Razzle, and Blitz. Now that touchscreen phones have become all the rage,...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Shanna James (brighthub.com)

Pantech Crux Reviewed

 

Verizon has only just released the Pantech Crux and it is being scooped up by tech savvy individuals everywhere. Find out more about what this phone has to offer.

The Pantech Crux is a great phone for those looking for constant connectivity to friends, family and the Internet. This new device features a great 3 megapixel camera, usable widgets and services and an eye catching design. The Pantech Crux smartphone...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Sydney Myers (phonedog.com)

Pantech Crux Review by Sydney

 

Love listening to music on the go? Don't want a smartphone? Verizon and Pantech have heard your cries for help and have produced just the phone for you - the Pantech Crux.

Unique form-factor; interesting UI may appeal to some; 3.5mm headphone jack; external media controls

UI may appeal to some, but may be a turn-off for others; mediocre camera performance; virtual keyboard wasn't that great

The Pantech Crux is definitely not a messaging phone, though no one claimed that it was, but I'm not even sure I like it as a featurephone. However, I understand that most of my qualms were simply due to personal preference. You may like the wonky UI...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Pantech Crux

 

Pantech's Crux offers good call quality, strong battery life, and solid build quality. Are those enough to overcome the goofy sliding lock design?

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: narn3049 (cnet.com)

"You'll flee, how this made it, I'm not even sure"

 

I had multiple issues with these phones, so much so I had 5 of them, 3 given refurbished and 2 new. I kept going back but the answer was always "sir, we will replace it with another Crux phone." I had never been offered a new replacement (different...

The screen is big when it's not white!

The battery

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: irenedding (cnet.com)

"It's the worst phone I've ever had."

 

The phone is really bad, and the Verizon service is even worse!!! The alarm system was broken after a day of activation, the calendar alarm broken later on, the touch screen rarely worked, and the call dropped often... It's the worst experience I've...

the design is cute

The alarm system never work.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: wisherbug (cnet.com)

"Worst phone I've ever had."

 

I've had this phone for close to 2 years. It's absolutely awful. Don't even consider it, you will be disappointed.

Loud speaker, brightness

Touch screen never works, the top layer of the touch screen chips off, doen't give text messages (have to restart the phone)

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Computerchickin (cnet.com)

"Worst phone I've ever had."

 

The overall concept of this phone is pretty good, but it's major downfall is the touch screen. When you buy a touchscreen phone, you expect it to actually work and be operable for at least a year or two. I was disappointed with the Crux within the week...

- OUTSTANDING battery life

- The GUI is very slow and lags a lot

Aug, 2012
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