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Pantech Burst Review

Pantech Burst

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Pantech Burst Review
Introduction:

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.

Pantech Burst Review
The package contains:

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

Design:

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.

The Pantech Burst flaunts a design that’s quite modern and appealing - Pantech Burst Review
The Pantech Burst flaunts a design that’s quite modern and appealing - Pantech Burst Review

Pantech Burst Review

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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.

Pantech Burst Review
Android capacitive buttons - Pantech Burst Review
Front facing camera - Pantech Burst Review
 

Android capacitive buttons

Front facing 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.

Volume rocker (left) - The sides of the Pantech Burst - Pantech Burst Review
Power key and 3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Pantech Burst - Pantech Burst Review
microUSB port (right) - The sides of the Pantech Burst - Pantech Burst Review

Volume rocker (left)

Power key and 3.5mm jack (top)

microUSB port (right)


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.

Back - Pantech Burst Review
5-megaixel auto-focus camera - Pantech Burst Review
Battery compartment - Pantech Burst Review

Back

5-megaixel auto-focus camera

Battery compartment



Display:

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.

The Pantech Burst has a 4” WVGA Super AMOLED display - Pantech Burst Review
The Pantech Burst has a 4” WVGA Super AMOLED display - Pantech Burst Review
The Pantech Burst has a 4” WVGA Super AMOLED display - Pantech Burst Review
The Pantech Burst has a 4” WVGA Super AMOLED display - Pantech Burst Review
The Pantech Burst has a 4” WVGA Super AMOLED display - Pantech Burst Review
The Pantech Burst has a 4” WVGA Super AMOLED display - Pantech Burst Review


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Pantech Burst

Pantech Burst

OS: Android 4.0 2.3.5
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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion processor
Size4.98 x 2.46 x 0.45 inches
(126 x 62 x 11 mm)
4.32 oz  (122 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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