Review: Pantech Discover for AT&T
"...easily outperforms devices that cost more than twice as much."
Can you elaborate on this? Are you saying that the phone is "better" than say an S3 or One X? I know the Burst was spec'ed very highly for it's time, but severely lacked in build quality and potential for longevity...
Have they improved on quality itself, rather than just specifications?
I know that you get what you pay for, so why is this product so cheap??
Also, I couldn't find the memory or RAM... 8 GB, 1 Gig RAM? im guessing...
No special manufacture processes, no fancy machined metal chassis (which often requires several mechanical processes to achieve) , curved glass surfaces, anodized aluminum or or high grade polycarbonate housing(which also requires several mechanical processes).
They definitely didn't spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay respected foreign designers to create it's not utterly beautiful shape; and no need to worry about an specially shaped antenna that fits the design without losing functionality.
High end SOC's retail at about $30 so that makes no "great" difference in the price (the dual core snapdragon is no longer top of the line as well). Throw in a good camera, well powered mini audio amplifier and a really g...
Most samsung phones (including some of their top of the line devices) have cheap plastic shells.
The same can be said of LG.
Among the best built devices that I work with, we have HTC, apple and nokia. They most often have sturdy metal frames for the structure plus either high grade plastic or aluminum shells.
They skimped out on the most important feature of a phone.
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