Last Friday I took a look at the Pantech Matrix, this week I’ve got another Pantech phone, the C610 . The C610 is a flip style phone with quite a few features that most people will like, it’s got Bluetooth stereo, still and video camera, video sharing, to name a few of the features.
The C610 seems to be a well made phone, it’s fairly easy to use, lightweight and overall not a bad phone, but there’s one small problem, or actually a big problem, call quality is not that good. It’s a phone right? So you’d expect the actual call quality to be good, but everyone I talked to on the phone remarked that I sounded funny, and like I was in a tunnel, on my end calls did sound sort of muffled. I know it’s not my network as I’ve never had a problem with AT&T and any other phone.
So mostly everything about the Pantech C610 is exceptional, except for its main feature, phone calls…
First up I’ve got the video unboxing for you, check that out then continue on for the rest of the review:
The still pictures are actually decent if you’ve got enough light, and even with low light they’re pretty good. All of those above were taken indoors with regular lighting, and they’re not too bad…
And here’s a sample video using the built-in video camera of the C610:
The Pantech C610 is a very nice phone overall if you’re not to concerned about call quality. Seriously it’s not that bad, just sounds a bit muffled, it’s not like calls were dropped or anything, just the sound quality isn’t the greatest. The C610 though is supposed to be a basic phone, and it is, it does what it needs to do.
Good battery life
Small and lightweight
Poor call quality
AT&T bloat junk everywhere you look
Bad video quality