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Pantech Hotshot

Oct 3, 2011
Market status
Release date
Oct 6, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon


  • Small dimensions (4.67 x 2.35 x 0.35 inches)


  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (146 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The Pantech Hotshot is a candybar phone with a 3.2-inch touscreen display, 3.2-megapixel camera, web browser, instant messaging, organizer, VZ navigator and is carried by Verizon Wireless.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.67 x 2.35 x 0.35 inches (119 x 60 x 9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter, Other


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 146 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 41.16 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 5.01 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.2 days (342 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Playlists
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, 3G2

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Opera Mini
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash Lite, WAP


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, E911
  • Navigation:
    • Points of interest (POI), Turn-by-turn navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Stopwatch, Notepad
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Basic Printing (BPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 26 May 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.32 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.78 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 800 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Oct 2011
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