Pantech Burst

82
Engadget
Score
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Pantech Burst review

Summary

If you're looking for LTE on the cheap, the Burst gives you some good bang for your buck.

Pros
  • Amazing performanceDoesn't feel like a budget LTE phonePlenty of internal storage space
Cons
  • Unresponsive capacitive keysCamera needs some workLackluster UI
Pantech Burst review

Consider the high-end smartphone. While you lust after those, Pantech is on the prowl, steadily adding to and improving upon its army of budget offerings in the US. It may not be as formidable a force as the Samsungs and Motorolas of the world, but the outfit is finally beginning to leave a mark. Once a complete unknown outside of Asia, the phone manufacturer is keeping itself incredibly busy on this side of the Pacific, cranking out low-cost devices for AT&T and Verizon. Now, Pantech's focus has turned to LTE, starting with the $50 Breakout on Big Red, followed by a smartphone and tablet option on Ma Bell. Pantech Burst official on AT&T Pantech Burst hands-on Pantech Element hands-onThe Pantech Burst is the inaugural entry-level LTE smartphone in AT&T's lineup, debuting at $50 with a two-year commitment. Don't let that bargain-basement price turn you off, though -- this thing's got plenty of mojo to back it up, which makes the Burst a stark contrast to its Verizon counterpart. But what can we expect from a budget-friendly handset? Is Pantech finally pushing out a device that will help it earn a new level of respect from American consumers? We're bursting at the seams to answer those questions and take the device for a spin after the break. (Yes, we just went there.)

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Scores

Engadget

82
 

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
7.7
Battery life
6.5
Camera
6.0
Ease of use
6.0
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Specs

Burst

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Burst

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4 inches
View Full Specs
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