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Pantech C810 Duo review

6/10 AVG.
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6/10
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The Pantech C810 Duo currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 51 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows Mobile
Processor
416 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

If fast is your game, and you wouldn't mind occasionally using a QWERTY keyboard, the Duo could be just the ticket.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
Wired

Pantech's new Duo handset would probably have tongues lolling to the ground... if only the company hadn't made a version of this phone for Helio over half a year ago. The Duo is essentially the Ocean Lite, stripped down in both size and specs and with Windows Mobile 6 instead of Helio's home-grown O...

- Christopher Null, Wired


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Pantech released the C810 Duo on October 30, 2007.


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Pantech backs up the C810 Duo with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your C810 Duo has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Pantech support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Pantech's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
Unknown

The Pantech C810 Duo's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
416 MHz

There is a Intel XScale 416 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

C810 Duo Specs

Overview
Release date October 30, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor Intel XScale 416 MHz
Internal Storage 128 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm (4 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile, Outlook Mobile
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Pantech Duo, C180 Duo

A Windows Mobile 6.1 update is now available.
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Critic Reviews


MobileBurn

A lot of good functionality but poor camera

from MobileBurn

There is no mistaking that the Pantech C810 Duo for AT&T is a good device. It offers a lot of good functionality, like HSDPA data and top-notch voice control, in a cleverly designed package. While the QWERTY keyboard suffers from a few design compromises, it is still very useful to have included. On the down side, the camera in the Duo is a massive disappointment, and the Duo's main menu seems especially disorganized...

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There is no mistaking that the Pantech C810 Duo for AT&T is a good device. It offers a lot of good functionality, like HSDPA data and top-notch voice control, in a cleverly designed package. While the QWERTY keyboard suffers from a few design compromises, it is still very useful to have included. On the down side, the camera in the Duo is a massive disappointment, and the Duo's main menu seems especially disorganized.

But luckily for Pantech, I don't feel that any of these things are deal breakers. While I might like the physical design of HTC's S710 better, the Duo is all over the S710 when it comes to data speeds. So if fast is your game, and you wouldn't mind occasionally using a QWERTY keyboard, the Duo could be just the ticket. I give it a "Recommended" rating.

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Wired

Considerably more portable than Helio Ocean

from Wired

Pantech's new Duo handset would probably have tongues lolling to the ground... if only the company hadn't made a version of this phone for Helio over half a year ago. The Duo is essentially the Ocean Lite, stripped down in both size and specs and with Windows Mobile 6 instead of Helio's home-grown OS. As with the Ocean, the stunner here is the hot, hot, two-way slider action: Hold it upright to slide out a standard numeric keypad. Flip it on its side to slide out a backlit QWERTY keyboard and automatically reorient the screen into landscape mode. The phone's OS is surprisingly responsive, call quality is good to great, and battery life, at four and a half hours of talk time, is impressive for a 3G handset. The Duo is missing some of the Ocean's niftiest features, though: There's no GPS, and the camera is knocked down from 2 to 1.3 megapixels. But this means it all comes in a smaller package (over an ounce lighter than Ocean and noticeably more compact). Then again, that creates its own set of problems, as typing is quite a bit more difficult on the smaller keys. These are minor quibbles, however, as the Duo is overall a rousing success, aptly combining the simplicity of a dumb handset with the deep features of a true smart phone...

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Pantech's new Duo handset would probably have tongues lolling to the ground... if only the company hadn't made a version of this phone for Helio over half a year ago. The Duo is essentially the Ocean Lite, stripped down in both size and specs and with Windows Mobile 6 instead of Helio's home-grown OS. As with the Ocean, the stunner here is the hot, hot, two-way slider action: Hold it upright to slide out a standard numeric keypad. Flip it on its side to slide out a backlit QWERTY keyboard and automatically reorient the screen into landscape mode. The phone's OS is surprisingly responsive, call quality is good to great, and battery life, at four and a half hours of talk time, is impressive for a 3G handset. The Duo is missing some of the Ocean's niftiest features, though: There's no GPS, and the camera is knocked down from 2 to 1.3 megapixels. But this means it all comes in a smaller package (over an ounce lighter than Ocean and noticeably more compact). Then again, that creates its own set of problems, as typing is quite a bit more difficult on the smaller keys. These are minor quibbles, however, as the Duo is overall a rousing success, aptly combining the simplicity of a dumb handset with the deep features of a true smart phone.

WIRED Considerably more portable than Helio Ocean at just 4.4 ounces; fits easily in even small pockets. Easily accessible MicroSD slot. Good audio quality, plus a loud speakerphone.

TIRED Flat, crammed-together keys slow down typing. No Wi-Fi or GPS. Lackluster camera. Some users will bemoan the lack of a touchscreen.

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User Reviews


Amazon

Pantech Duo

from Amazon
I didn't like this phone. My brother and I both had this phone. His phone did not work because it was in the washing machine, but my phone broke because the screen went black after 3 months. Then when I went to ATT to exchange the phone, the exchanged phone did not work either because it wasn't able to...More
I didn't like this phone. My brother and I both had this phone. His phone did not work because it was in the washing machine, but my phone broke because the screen went black after 3 months. Then when I went to ATT to exchange the phone, the exchanged phone did not work either because it wasn't able to turn on. It would charge, but it would not turn on. Also this phone drops texts and phone calls. Less
Phonedog

pretty good

from Phonedog
Pro: great display, 2 keypads, full qwerty, different home screen layouts Con: the screen does not switch orientations very fast, the menus are really complicated, fat Using experience: 1 years I really love this phone, and it has lasted me for over a year and a half so far
Amazon

BATTERY HOG!

from Amazon
I had this phone for over a year and can't wait for my plan to expire to upgrade. Overall, phone is OK if you can tolerate Microsoft CE bootup, but as the phone ages, the battery life will last less than 1 day! Even if you dont use it.
Amazon

Was not as good as I had hoped

from Amazon
I bought this phone after Thanksgiving and as of today (May 27th) I was told by Best Buy (where I bought it) that I would need to send it in for repairs. The phone part is very unreliable. I find the whole Windows Mobile OS to be pretty lame. While it "syncs" with my computer it is quite easy to mak...More
I bought this phone after Thanksgiving and as of today (May 27th) I was told by Best Buy (where I bought it) that I would need to send it in for repairs. The phone part is very unreliable. I find the whole Windows Mobile OS to be pretty lame. While it "syncs" with my computer it is quite easy to make a change and not realize that you just deleted all you contacts, calender appointments, emails, or files from the phone until you have left home and have no way of getting the information you wanted. I did eventually get the Unlimited Data package and that did help some it was still annoying to find out that I was paying $30 extra a month for data that did not give me the true internet but rather gave me unlimited access to the "MediaNet" and it's strange version of a handful of sites. Very disappointing. I have to say that I do like the two sliding parts to expose the different keyboards, however, I do find the phone to be about 3/16 of an inch too thick. The lesson I learned from this is I should have just bought the iPhone and skipped the whole windows mobile option. I find the phone to be more frustrating than helpful and I will refer to my iPod touch before I will try to find the same information in my phone. I don't know what I would change to make this better. My only advice would be to change everything and make a shameless clone of the iPhone. I am not normally this negative but this phone really has angered me a great deal. It wasn't cheap either: $100 plus some other fee I can't remember. To all of you out there who like this phone, more power to you. Signed an angry Pantech owner. Less
Phonedog

Ok

from Phonedog
Pro: light weight, 2 keyboards, lots of features Con: when switching keyboards its bout 2 secs instead of instantaneous. I sat on it and it broke and im only 162. hard to hear ppl on phone calls Using experience: 1 years Its a decent phone but the con outweigh the pros. If your gonna buy a phone buy...More
Pro: light weight, 2 keyboards, lots of features Con: when switching keyboards its bout 2 secs instead of instantaneous. I sat on it and it broke and im only 162. hard to hear ppl on phone calls Using experience: 1 years Its a decent phone but the con outweigh the pros. If your gonna buy a phone buy the pantech matrix. it transitions much faster and is more durable Less
Amazon

Lousy for talking/ Fine for texting

from Amazon
1. Cell phone use: Everyone I speak to sounds muffled. Did they not test this phone prior to releasing it for sale? Unbelievable how bad it sounds and judging by other reviews, I am not the only one. 2. Texting: works fine except for the very small keys. 3. Camera: Terrible pictures. Very grainy a...More
1. Cell phone use: Everyone I speak to sounds muffled. Did they not test this phone prior to releasing it for sale? Unbelievable how bad it sounds and judging by other reviews, I am not the only one. 2. Texting: works fine except for the very small keys. 3. Camera: Terrible pictures. Very grainy and blurry. Not useful at all. Don't buy it if you want a camera feature. 4. Menus: Once again, terrible. It is very annoying how often you have to suffer thru menu after menu to get to what you want. Also, it is VERY annoying how it is not easy to exit menus, let alone have it not default to main desktop screen after you go into another menu and finish what you are doing. Next time I pick up the phone it should default back to desktop, but no, it is still at the last menu I accessed or used. Overall it is alot of work to access things you want, or to get out of screens to go to main desktop. Popular features or things you use often should be easy to access, but I find I have to jump thru too many menus to access. And why can't I place a caller on Hold when I switch to another incoming call? It ends up hanging up on the 1st caller when you choose to switch. Overall, I would never purchase a Pantech phone again. Less
Amazon

Keyboard is small, but works good.

from Amazon
All in all; it's does what it is suppose to do. I've been fairly happy with it and plan to upgrade the phone with a GPS function. However, when it's time to upgrade, I think that I will go to the iPhone.
Amazon

no problems here

from Amazon
Bought this for my teen daughter,she likes it and there have been no problems to date.This phone is $100.00 more at the phone stores in the mall,great value here! My only complant would be it shipped real slow!
Amazon

Avoid this phone especially if you text a lot

from Amazon
I hate this phone. I got it about three months ago and was pleased for the most part, but then I started to realize all the stupid little problems it has. The biggest one being that text messages often fail to send, and instead of trying to resend the message, the phone just throws the message into th...More
I hate this phone. I got it about three months ago and was pleased for the most part, but then I started to realize all the stupid little problems it has. The biggest one being that text messages often fail to send, and instead of trying to resend the message, the phone just throws the message into the 'Drafts' folder. This is really obnoxious because it has happened several times that I responded to someones text, only to realize an hour or so later that my response never went through. If you want to make sure your text went through, you have to keep looking at the screen for a few seconds to make sure that it goes through, because when it does go through, it tells you. Resending a message that fails to go through the first time seems like such a basic and obvious feature and the lack of it on this phone just makes me want to throw it against a wall sometimes. The internet is slow compared to the IPhone and the reception and sound quality are [...]. The only redeeming quality is the qwerty keyboard. Less
Amazon

DEAD after only 2 months

from Amazon
This is my first smartphone and I was very excited to get it and add a data plan to my account. I used it a ton for the first few months and it seemed to be great. It took a while for hotmail to sync but after I got that straightened out I loved my phone. Then one morning it was DEAD, it would not tak...More
This is my first smartphone and I was very excited to get it and add a data plan to my account. I used it a ton for the first few months and it seemed to be great. It took a while for hotmail to sync but after I got that straightened out I loved my phone. Then one morning it was DEAD, it would not take a charge, it would not turn on, nothing, just DEAD. I expect a phone to last a LOT longer than 2 months. Less

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