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Pantech Jest Review

Pantech Jest

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Pantech Jest Review
It is unfortunate that the Pantech Jest doesn’t fare any better with its signal reception than the Razzle and Blitz, as it only had on average 1 bar showing in strong signal areas, and occasionally would show 0 bars, though it didn’t drop any calls. The call quality was also a disappointment, as there was noticeable distortion and buzzing in the earpiece, even when the volume was turned down, which we also encountered when using the Razzle and Blitz.

The Jest comes with a 920mAh battery, just like the Razzle and Blitz, which is rated to provide it up to 4.6 hours of talk time or 15 days of standby time on a full charge. Our testing revealed 4 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, which is the same as the previous two models.


Conclusion:

Based on our usage of the Pantech Jest, we feel that it is an OK messaging device that has a nice 2.6” display and comes in at a low price, but the poor call quality and signal reception has us concerned, as this still hasn’t been fixed since we reviewed the Razzle and Blitz. We can only hope that Pantech will get this right the next time around. At this point, we would suggest the LG Cosmos VN250 instead, as it not only offers better call quality and signal reception, but a better designed QWERTY keyboard as well.


Software on tested phone: D8040VWA532G.147


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Pros

  • Compact design with sliding keyboard
  • 2.6” display
  • Music can be played in the background
  • 975MB of internal memory

Cons

  • Poor call quality and signal reception
  • Videos and pictures look mediocre
  • Optical d-pad is finicky
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PhoneArena rating:
6Average
Display2.6 inches, 320 x 320 pixels (174 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.70 x 2.50 x 0.60 inches
(94 x 64 x 15 mm)
4.10 oz  (116 g)
Battery920 mAh, 4.6 hours talk time

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