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conclusion:We're mixed

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If you're looking for the cheapest way to get onto AT&T's speedy 4G LTE data network, the Pantech Burst is one way to go: originally priced at $50 with a two-year contract, it's now available for free, and is a capable, entry-level Android smartphone. However, the Burst has a smaller, lower resolution display than many similar smartphones, as well as a less-capable camera. And competition has pushed down the prices of more versatile phones, including the HTC Vivid, which has a better camera and screen, and which is now available for free from some sellers.

Critic reviews

7.3
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.0
  • Display
    7.5
  • Battery life
    6.4
  • Camera
    6.3
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    7.2
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

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8.0
CNET Feb 16, 2012

At just $50, the feature-rich Pantech Burst packs in more high-end goodies than you'd expect from a budget LTE phone. However, call quality and battery life aren't its strong suits.

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7.0
PC Mag Feb 9, 2012

The Pantech Burst is a good smartphone for users looking to tap into AT&T's 4G LTE network on a budget.

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7.0
PC World Feb 7, 2012

If you’re looking for an inexpensive LTE phone, the Pantech Burst is an excellent option--as long as you don't plan to use it as your primary camera.

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8.0
phoneArena Feb 3, 2012

Sound the alarm people, but we believe that Pantech has finally produced a winner in our books for AT&T, seeing that the Burst offers a ton of value for its $49.99 on-contract price.

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6.0
Android Central Feb 5, 2012

The Burst is really a nice little phone. But the other AT&T LTE handsets offer a little more in the way of customizations and features. If you're going to sign-on for two years, you should get the best product available. If you're looking for a solid and inexpensive LTE phone for AT&T, and buying...

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