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Pantech Renue

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 reviews of Pantech Renue. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and performance also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the reliability and portability.

usability, performance, screen, price, size

battery, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Pantech Renue is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Pantech Renue from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the design and size are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. The battery and reliability get less positive reviews, while opinions are divided on the portability.

usability, performance, screen, size, design

reliability, battery

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pantech Renue Phone, (AT&T)Pantech Renue Phone, (AT&T)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

Pantech Renue (AT&T)


The Pantech Renue is a solid, eco-friendly messaging phone for AT&T subscribers.

Roomy keyboard. Responsive touch screen. User-friendly interface. Eco-conscious build. Semi-rugged.

Mediocre camera. Low-res display. No voice dialing. Limited video playback.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions For multimedia files, there's 190MB of free internal memory, along with an empty microSD card slot underneath the phone's battery. My 32 and 64GB SanDisk cards worked fine. The phone is able to play AAC, MP3, and WMA...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Pantech Renue (AT&T) review:


I updated this review August 10, 2012 with Pantech's revised battery ratings. Online specs originally pointed to a rated battery life of 3 hours and 10 days standby time. Pantech provided CNET with documentation of 5 hours talk time and over 17 days of...

The Pantech Renue has an appealing design, a touch-friendly interface, and a quite decent slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Poor speakerphone, mediocre camera, and shorter battery life are the Renue's biggest deterrents.

Heavy texters will find much to like in the cute, compact Pantech Renue, but its shorter battery life and underdeveloped camera are setbacks.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Geeta Lalwani (

Messaging Phone Pantech Renue by AT&T Review: Specs, Features and Price


AT&T Pantech Renue ReviewThe Pantech Renue a new messaging phone introduced by AT&T with price tag of just $69.99. Overall it's not a high feature phone but if your main concern is just on messaging then surely ...

texting and talking device, powered by Qualcomm QSC6270T processor, 3.2 touchscreen display with 320 x 240px resolution, weak camera and video player quality, measures 3.9 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches, 4.5 ounces weight, only suits to message freak people

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Pantech Renue for AT&T


Pantech delivers another quick messaging device to AT&T. The Renue boasts a touch user interface and physical QWERTY keyboard for pecking out messages. See if it's worth a look in Phone Scoop's full review.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Ambrax (

"I purchased two - they stopped working within 8 months."


During the window in which these phones were operational, the call quality was mediocre. The battery life of the devices was terrible. I am currently in the process of replacing the 2nd phone. It is noteworthy that neither phone was operational beyond...

Nothing comes to mind.

I purchased two of these phone in January of 2013. It is currently September 5, 2013. Both phones are completely defunct. Paperweights. They will not transmit or receive.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: t_n_d (

"Avoid this phone."


The graphics are slow. They barely keep up with my finger movements. The processor is slow. Things like even sending a simple text message take a long time. The controls are counter-intuitive. For example, the button on the bottom which is either...

-Long battery life (has lasted 2 or 3 days which is decent compared to today's smart phones)

-Slow processing/graphics

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Piika (

Durable, but frustrating.


The phone works well enough on its basic features. It texts, it calls. The problem is, the battery is horrible compared to other phones I've used of similar features, the phone doesn't lock well and I've "butt dialed" people several times while the...

slide-out keyboard, touch screen, durable

battery life, butt dialing, service goes out

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: ServerError404 (

The Best Quick Messaging Phone Currently Available


The Pantech Renue is a fantastic quick messaging phone and a must-buy.

Slide-out keyboard, touchscreen, touch-sensitive buttons, Powersaver, Sketchpad, and expandable memory

No photo editing, mediocre calculator.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: letric5 (

Good phone


It has a good battery that has lasted me two days at the very least after sending upwards of 73 text messages.Pantech Renue is a great phone although the Pantech phones I have had in the past are garbage. It's battery is decent actually and after...

Qwerty slide out keyboard with some text message editing features pre-loaded. Also has good touch interface. Also despite what others say it does have missed call notification. It is in the lock screen actually. Also it always sends a message for me.

None that I know of.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: patsyF-T (

"This device performs poorly on nearly every feature."


After spending a week on on-line and on the phone with tech support trying to get this device to do what it says it does I finally sent it back. I ran into problem after problem just trying to set it up,ie. load music-customize ringtones. I live in a...

large screen, weighty-feels solid in hand. Black in color. "Cute" icons, full Qwery keyboard.

Does not perform as outlined in users manual-does not sync with Windows Media Player (or iTunes). Needs charging every 8-12 hrs. Very weak service (no service AT ALL in remote areas). No "missed call" notification. No flash on the camera.

Sep, 2012
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