Pantech Crossover (AT&T)
Manufacturer: Pantech & Curitel Part number: CROSSOVERBLKATT
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CNET editors' review
price range: $79.99
- Reviewed by: Nicole Lee
- Reviewed on: 06/08/2011
The good: The Pantech Crossover has a bright screen, a roomy physical keyboard, decent photo quality, and a good set of connectivity features that includes 3G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
The bad: The Pantech Crossover has a rather small screen for viewing Web pages or video, and call quality is mixed.
The bottom line: The Pantech Crossover is a well-built entry-level Android smartphone for AT&T customers who want a physical keyboard.
dumbest smartphone ever
by mechanus on September 8, 2013
Pros: voice to txt
Cons: no memory. major glitches.
So slow it sucks the life right out of you!
by paticus600 on August 29, 2012
Pros: If I turn off 3g and wifi I can actually make a phone call quicker.
Cons: SLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I thought these were supposed to be like a mini computer. I have never seen a phone lock up so much that you can't even make a phone call! My wife doesn't have the problems with her I-Phone as I have with this one.
Summary: If this is what "SMART" phones are all about then I will just use my laptop and a flip phone!! I have an 8GB SD Card which does not help ...
Summary: If this is what "SMART" phones are all about then I will just use my laptop and a flip phone!! I have an 8GB SD Card which does not help at all!
Good but slow
by Karen14589 on February 19, 2012
Pros: huge slide keyboard, solid weight, organization, battery, swype, functionability
Cons: slow, lags, force closing, slow camera
Summary: For the most part I love this phone. I have had it for approximately two months. For a smart phone, I have found the battery phenominal. On average it lasts ...
Summary: For the most part I love this phone. I have had it for approximately two months. For a smart phone, I have found the battery phenominal. On average it lasts three days of moderate use. The hard keyboard has been a fantastic plus. It does not have horrible auto correct like the onscreen keyboard which can be touchy if you don't use swype. The hard keyboard has also gotten me out of sticky situations where the touchscreen will momentarily stop working because I can use the arrow keys to navigate throughout the phone. A few areas of the phone have lag much worse than others. For example, messaging and contacts will not do anything for a few seconds after you tap. Also when doing games or the internet and a message come in, everything on the phone will stop. Although the dedicated camera key is a plus, the five second delay between pressing the button and the actual picture being taken pretty much makes the camera unusable. A flash would have been nice also. This phone has limitless possiblilities for what you can do on it, but sometimes the speed of the phone can get in the way. If you are looking for a high tech phone you should look somewhere else. This phone is good for those who need to improve their patience or the beginner smart phone user. It has a very friendly interface and pantech has some nice widgets to go with the durability of this phone. I don't think pantech could have come up with a better keyboard. This phone is the perfect size and can fit anywhere you need it to. I don't see a problem with a three inch screen, expecially since I have small hands.
Do not purchase this terrible phone!
by bozone802 on February 16, 2012
Pros: None, it does nothing well.
Cons: The phone cannot link contacts together seamlessly like the Motorola Flipside can. So now there are many extra double contacts for phone numbers and email addresses and facebook.
Also you can only use given ringtones.
Summary: I rate this phone 1 out of 5 stars because I was not allowed to give a "zero stars" rating.
This phone has disorganized my life.
I have to listen ...
Summary: I rate this phone 1 out of 5 stars because I was not allowed to give a "zero stars" rating.
This phone has disorganized my life.
I have to listen to a terrible ringtone every time someone calls because I cannot set my own and there isn't even an option to use a regular ringer.
Don't let anyone trick you into believing this is a good phone.
Save yourself the headaches and get a Motorola Flipside.
by Ashleytherockstar on January 25, 2012
Pros: Keypad is wonderful.
Cons: I am in an area with 1-2 bars of 3g and when I moved here a month ago, my phone could stream movies and music. Now it won't load any web pages here. When I'm in a service area with 4-5 bars of 3g, web pages do not load.
Summary: If you want a smartphone so that you can access the internet, do not purchase this phone. It doesn't work. it will be the most wonderful thing you've ...
Summary: If you want a smartphone so that you can access the internet, do not purchase this phone. It doesn't work. it will be the most wonderful thing you've ever had for the first few months, but be prepared to shell out some more cash for something different when it quits working.
Love this phone by far the best phone I have ever had.
by dixiegirl4life on September 28, 2011
Pros: User friendly, playful, addictive.
Cons: Battery drains quickly
Love this phone!
by brittack87 on September 17, 2011
Pros: Small phone, smooth screen transitions, multiple homepages, slide QWERTY board, hard key home button and menu button, loud or quiet, motion sensitive music player, hard key "functions" (favorites) button, quality camera with zoom
Cons: Screen is small so the onscreen keyboard can be difficult to use, no option for personalizing contact message tones (should be a basic feature by now!)
Summary: Overall, LOVE this phone! I had the Pantech Duo and had some minor and major problems with it, but loved it immensely for its features, the heaviness of it, and ...
Summary: Overall, LOVE this phone! I had the Pantech Duo and had some minor and major problems with it, but loved it immensely for its features, the heaviness of it, and how sturdy it was. I finally got a good Duo and I still have the phone operating with very little problem. The Crossover reminds of me of the Duo in that it is functional, easy to use, fast, smooth, and small, but sturdy. It fits my (small) hands well. I am also a big fan of a hard key keyboard, just in case. So far, I absolutely adore this phone.
Not an iPhone replacement but Good enough.
by Tinsera on August 29, 2011
Pros: Slider keyboard, easy interface, all the basic smart phone features a normal person would expect.
Cons: Android still has a weak apps market, horrid speakers
Summary: I'll make this statement first so you can see the review is a bit bias. I'm a PC girl, and actually quite dislike MACs...that said I think ...
Summary: I'll make this statement first so you can see the review is a bit bias. I'm a PC girl, and actually quite dislike MACs...that said I think the iPhone and its app market are still the best out there and with that said, I still find Android and Microsoft opperating systems on phones junky at best.UPDATE 9/4/11
It comes as no surpise to me that this phone is no different, laggy interface and a weak app market keep me thinking I should have just coughed up the extra money for the iPhone 4 which I'm likely to go after next. Still, for the price you can not beat this phones overall features. The keyboard is something no iPhone has and makes texting easier and I'm someone who texts more then the average person in a month. The touch screen is pretty good but sometimes the on screen buttons will be too close together causeing you to open something you didnt want to. Battery life thus far is great, and conversations are crystal clear. Overall I have to give it a 4 out of 5 becuase even though I'm not a fan of android this phone does everything its supposed to. If the iphone didnt exsist I'd give this one a perfect score outside of the bad speakers.
Updated on Sep 3, 2011
Still not that happy with Android, less so now that I see rooting 2.2.1 is almost undoable, but I'm not giving up on that front. I'll admit getting the App ASTRO has solved some of my problems on this phone, but the small onboard memory is still annoying. If I could get it rooted I'd likely have more fun with Android and would raise the rating on this phone. For having a kinda weak processor, I find playing games easy and almost no lag on the device itself. For an entry level android device its proving itself nicely.
Good overall, not perfect
by jjbeard926 on August 3, 2011
Pros: Quick and responsive
Small without being too small
Great battery life
Easy to setup and use
Good call quality (in my area at least)
Feels solid for a plastic cased phone
Cons: Can't uninstall AT&T bloatware
Not great for video/TV/graphics due to smaller screen - not a huge deal though
All plastic construction, some brushed aluminum would have been a nice touch and added some toughness to it
Summary: I've had this phone for about 4 days now, so this is an early review. I'll come back to edit it after I've had it for a ...
Summary: I've had this phone for about 4 days now, so this is an early review. I'll come back to edit it after I've had it for a few months. Also, I'll admit that this is the first Android phone I have owned myself. I've used Android before but not on my own phone, usually for work on a co-worker's phone or on a tablet.
I selected the Crossover for the keyboard, I have large fingers and it gives me a lot of trouble typing on virtual keyboards where I hit multiple keys at once, also I'm a little old school and like the feel of push buttons for many things but especially for typing. Even using the swype keyboard I have issues with typing the wrong thing. So I'm very happy to have a real keyboard on this phone. For me that keyboard is the star of this phone. Even with my large wide fingers the keys on this are spaced enough to be easy to type on while still keeping a compact design.
The phone is light and small, easily fitting in my shirt pocket or even in my front pocket of my jeans. It's so slim I barely notice it's there. To give you an idea my old phone was a "regular" flip phone which fit in the "fifth pocket" on my jeans, you know, that tiny pocket designed to fit a couple quarters in, it fit there perfectly. This phone is literally 0.75 inches taller, 0.5inches wider and is actually a hair thinner than that phone. It's also a tiny bit lighter too.
That small size is nice for carrying the phone around and makes it comfortable to hold in your hand. But it means a trade off in that you get a smaller screen. Videos play fine on the phone, but don't expect it to be a multi-media dynamo. I watch a lot of ESPN highlight videos, Youtube and of course, CNet TV on it just fine. But it is small, it's not going to be the high point on this phone for almost anyone (unless video on your phone is really new to you, where have you been the last few years?).
Settings are fairly easy to set, but I have one minor frustration, it has no customizable settings for when you want it to ring and for what. What I mean is that my old phone let me set up profiles where I could totally ignore texts in silent mode, or ignore calls, or set it to vibrate the phone, etc. For this phone out of the box it has a silent mode, airplane mode and normal. But no way to edit those modes at all. I'd like to change that in silent mode it doesn't vibrate for texts or emails, only for calls. There does not appear to be a place on this phone to edit this currently, I'll be searching for an app that allows me to edit these settings but I think this should be a stock function of Android and not require an app.
So far the battery has been great. Charged it for 6 hours right after I bought it and with background updates turned off (manually updating and syncing accounts only), bluetooth off, but wifi turned on it kept a charge for over 24 hours and it doesn't drain rapidly even during moderate use over wifi.
The screen is very responsive but due to the placement of some touch sensitive buttons you must be careful how you hold it. Apps open quickly, no lag at all.
I paid 1 cent for this phone with a 2 year contract renewal and even without a contract this phone is one of the lower priced units out there.
So far it's good. Not perfect, but very, very good. Again, I'll update in a few months to see how my experience has changed with it.
- Manufacturer: Pantech & Curitel
- Part number: CROSSOVERBLKATT
- Description: The Pantech Crossover is powerful and sophisticated, letting you manage all your favorite apps and widgets from five customizable home screens. Yet it's also simple and intuitive for first-time Android users - so its design won't slow you down. A full QWERTY keyboard with large buttons, combined with a 3.1" color touchscreen display, lets you send text messages quickly
- Product Type Smartphone
- Form Factor Slider - Full keyboard,
- Phone Design PDA
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.28 in
- Depth 0.56 in
- Height 4.45 in
- Weight 5.15 oz
- Body Color Black
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) / UMTS 850/1900/2100 (Tri-band)
- Service Provider AT&T
- Operating System Android 2.2 OS
- Input Device(s) QWERTY keyboard,
Touch sensitive screen
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services MMS,
- Instant Messaging Services Yes
- Supported Email Protocols POP3
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs Yes
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Downloadable Content Applications,
- Mobile Services AT&T Music,
- Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11
- Communication Features Internet browser
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Additional Features Software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air),
- Personal Information Management Calendar,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards M4A,
- Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4,
- User Memory 512 MB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC
- Sensor Resolution 3 megapixels
- Digital Zoom 4
- Features Video recording
- GPS Navigation GPS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services AT&T Navigator
- Type LCD display
- Diagonal Size 3.1 in
- Color Depth 18-bit (262000 Colors)
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 300 min,
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter,
- Also Included microSD - 2 GB