Pantech Element

Released January, 2012
  • 8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 3.2
The 8” LCD display has a high brightness output, neutral color reproduction, and wide viewing angles.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2012)

Features Key features of the Pantech Element

screen resolution

1024 x 768
iPad 4
2048 x 1536
iPad 3
2048 x 1536


1 GB
iPad mini
0.5 GB

camera resolution

2 MP
iPad 3
0.3 MP
iPad mini
1.2 MP

CPU Cores

Dual core
Kindle Fire HDX 7
Quad core
bModo WiFi
Single core

CPU Frequency

1.5 GHz
iPad mini
1 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Pantech Element

Taking a look at overall system performance, you can see where the software and hardware make for a slightly awkward fit.

Not surprisingly, the Gmail and standard email apps are appropriately laid out to take advantage of the spacious confines available with the tablet – so organizing emails is a pleasure to handle.

It’s durable on the outside, but still has some impressive hardware inside: a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8-inch TFT display.


7.0 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The screen is also very recessed, with a sizable gap between the glass coating and the display itself, and I don’t like feeling like I’m not touching the display.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)
The viewing angles are nice, though overall picture quality doesn't seem particularly vibrant.
by c|net (Feb, 2012)
It has an incredibly bright flash, but it gives everything in the room a blue tint.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)


Moreover, it’s able to better differentiate itself thanks to its waterproof aspect, which should no doubt catch anyone’s attention, but it’s blatantly obvious that it’ll require more to stand equally with its peers.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2012)
Sonically, though, it's clean and quiet, and I suppose the gasket is a small price to pay for a waterproof tablet.
by c|net (Feb, 2012)
I’ll be honest: I got very excited when I first saw that the Element is waterproof.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)

Operating System

Some of these are Honeycomb problems, but the Element definitely has a below-par Android browser.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)
Dishing up a mostly stock Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb experience, the only thing different about the Element are the minor makeovers found to its app panel and on-screen Android buttons.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2012)
Unfortunately, as long as Honeycomb is around, an Android tablet is an incredibly imperfect experience.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)

Network technology

In terms of pricing, it’s not that bad when you take account that it offers 4G LTE connectivity for only $299.99 on-contract or $449.99 outright.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2012)
Internet and Connectivity: Relying on HSPA+ connectivity, since AT&T’s 4G LTE network has yet to make its way to our location, we’re content with the speeds it’s able to present us.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2012)
In more regular use (and especially if you use Wi-Fi instead of LTE when possible), the battery should easily last a few days.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)


It’s waterproof, ruggedized, and generally able to withstand... well, the elements.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)
But hey, since it's waterproof, you can just hose the thing down whenever it feels grimy.
by c|net (Feb, 2012)
A waterproof tablet could be a dream come true.
by The Verge (Feb, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 8"
Technology TN LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768
PPI 160 ppi


  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes


Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz


Has a GPS Yes
Has a compass No
Has an accelerometer Yes
Has a gyroscope No
Has a light sensor Yes


Internal storage 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. microSD
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes
Webcam 2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP


USB support USB 2.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes
Has a microphone jack No

form factor

Weight 470 g
Size 155 x 212 x 11 mm
Thickness 11 mm
Battery life 12 hour
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