Pantech Burst hands-on

Pantech Burst hands-on
Pantech unveiled two new devices at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, one of which is the LTE-capable Pantech Burst that is an Android Gingerbread packing smartphone destined for AT&T on January 22 with a pocket friendly price of $49.99.

The Pantech Burst is a nice little handset that will certainly catch the eyes of those that do not want to fork over $200 or more for some of the other 4G LTE smartphones that are starting to flood the market. The Burst has a solid feel to it and is a bit rounded which makes it easy to hold. While it is made of plastic, the overall build quality doesn’t scream cheap.



The smartphones main attraction of course is the 4-inch Super AMOLED display, but it left much to be desired. The display’s colors and text were decent, but overall this definitely isn’t the display of a high-end phone. But still, it gets the job done. The dual-core 1.2GHz scorpion processor that is running the show behind the scenes seemed to perform without much hesitation as opening apps and swiping between screens was fluid.

Around the back of the Pantech Burst is a 5 megapixel camera with a single flash. The camera can record video in 720p HD and is capable of video playback in 1080p. On the front of the handset is a VGA camera to make video chatting a breeze.

Overall the Pantech Burst should be a good alternative to the other 4G LTE devices that are coming to AT&T, especially for the price of $49.99 with a two-year contract. Once again this device launches on January 22 if you think this is the device for you.  

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Burst
  • Display 4.0 inches 800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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