Pantech Burst Review

Introduction and Design

Always been known as a budget oriented manufacturer, Pantech has tried desperately to no avail in producing a breakout smartphone for AT&T’s camp, as they’ve failed to establish their mark with devices like the Pantech Crossover and Pocket. Rather than letting the competition absorb the fruitful rewards associated with AT&T’s 4G LTE network, the Pantech Burst is exploding onto the scene in hopes of gaining some sort of visibility with its oh-so lovable on-contract price of $49.99. Instead of finding something watered down in the specs department, which might be the first thing to come to mind for most people, this handset isn’t messing around as it carries along some of the elements we’d expect employed by a modernized smartphone ready for war.

The package contains:

  • microUSB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Guide


Finally, Pantech has somehow managed to concoct a decent looking smartphone with the Burst, seeing it flaunts a design that’s quite modern and appealing. In its attempt to embody the styling of a premium priced smartphone, we have to give Pantech credit on this one as they obtain the look by utilizing a sturdy plastic casing that emulates the appearance of a metallic finish. Easily form fitting to our hand, thanks primarily to its average size, its bezel is bit sharp to the touch, but nevertheless, its slick feel provides for a confident overall construction.

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Although we’re not surprised to see the usual set of Android capacitive buttons below its display, they’re not that great with their response – plus, there’s the occasional accidental press too with them. On the opposite side, we find the handset’s earpiece and front facing VGA camera.

Regrettably, we’re not fans of the flat feeling volume rocker and power button, but at least their responses are satisfactory. All by its lonesome self on the right edge, we’re presented with the microUSB port for data connectivity and charging.

Finally, a 5-megaixel auto-focus camera is found sitting pretty in the rear with a chrome trim accenting its border, while its LED flash and speaker notch site nearby. Prying off its plastic casing reveals its 1,650 mAh battery, microSIM card slot, and an unoccupied microSD card slot.


Impressing us right from the onset, we’re astounded to find a 4” WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display gracing the Pantech Burst – now that’s hardly something we would’ve considered with a budget conscious smartphone. Nonetheless, it’s one of its more profound niceties thanks to the attraction power it has in luring our eyes with its eye popping luscious colors and wide viewing angles. Unfortunately, its weak brightness output makes it a nightmare to view under the presence of direct sunlight. As a whole though, we have to admit that we’re charmed and smitten by it all.

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