Pantech isn’t the biggest name around, but they still manage to pull off a reasonably powerful device very so often. Pantech has now announced such a device, the Vega R3. The new Vega R3 is another member of the growing group known as “phablets”.
This phablet manages a 5.3-inch HD screen, Android 4.0.4 and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 PRO processor. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.0, a 13MP rear camera, 2MP front cam, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a 2600 mAh battery.
The Pantech Vega R3 is about as close to a direct competitor against the Note 2 as you will find. The R3 certainly seems to be in a league of its own when compared against the upcoming LG Vu 2.
Phablets aren’t for everyone. Those who like physically talking on their phone without a bluetooth headset probably aren’t going to enjoy using a phablet. On the other hand, phablets are almost perfect for those that use a bluetooth headset the vast majority of the time. Phablets are also ideal for those that do a substantial amount of reading or game playing and other uses that require a bigger screen.
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