The Pantech Caper is a candy bar phone which measures 4.4 inches long, 2.4 inches wide and 0.5 inches thick, making the Caper a small and compact mobile device which fits comfortably and securely in the palm of the hand. It features rounded corners and a textured surface which promotes a firm grip. It is predominately made of plastic and may feel cheap to the touch but it is sturdily made. Since the Caper is a cheap and basic mobile, its plastic body is about what you would expect.
The Caper’s display is a medium sized, 2.6 inch screen which features a great array of 262K colors and a 220 x 176 pixel resolution. Although small, the Caper is a bright and colorful device with sharp graphics and text.
The phone houses two soft keys and a circular navigational toggle button with a middle OK key, clear button, Send and End/Power keys and a dedicated speakerphone button. Each directional button on the navigational array performs specific tasks. The up, left and down arrows can be defined by users to perform whichever tasks they prefer. This can be quickly set up using the Phone Settings menu.
The Pantech Caper also features a compact QWERTY keyboard which is nicely spaced and houses slightly raised keys making it easier to type by feel. The numbers on the keyboard are highlighted in red. There is also a dedicated messaging key which makes retrieving and sending messages very efficient. Along the spines of the device you'll find the volume rocker, headphone jack, dedicated camera key, voice command button, micro-USB port and keyguard lock. The camera is situated on the back of the device along with a self portrait mirror.