- Mark Spoonauer , Laptop Magazine
Android fans will appreciate the Burst's true 4G data rates and larger Super AMOLED display.
The Pantech Burst is a serious contender for the title of the best 4G LTE-enabled entry-level smartphone on the market. It offers speedy performance at a bargain price point and runs the open source Android operating system by default.
There are a number of good hardware features worth noting about this phone from Pantech. For starters, it comes with a 4-inch 480x800 touchscreen display, a 5MP camera, and a 1,650 mAh battery which gives it up to 4.5 hours of talk time in 3G. It also comes with the right amount of wireless features which include Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and GPS with A-GPS. All of its features are kept running smoothly with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM inside a casing that measures just 11mm thin. And at 122 grams, it’s very easy to carry around.
Overall, the Pantech Burst works quite well. And as long as there are no problems with network coverage, it can deliver superb voice quality during phone calls. Of course, that changes if you are in an area where AT&T network coverage is rather sparse. Also, the default operating system is kind of limited in terms of features especially when compared with later versions of the Android software.
Indeed, there are plenty of other smartphones on the market that will outrank this one in terms of both hardware and software. But then again, it doesn’t really cost that much to begin with. So if you’re working with a tight budget, you might find that it offers the right combination of features for your hard earned dollars.
Need to Know: Pantech Burst
1. Fast mobile processor and ample amount of RAM for multi-tasking. (The Good)
2. Internal storage is at 16GB and can be expanded further with microSD cards. (The Good)
3. Uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an older version of the Android software, as its default operating system. (The Bad)
4. Display quality and camera performance seem lacking. (The Bad)
The Pantech Burst's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
There is a Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).
Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1650 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Pantech's performance ratings are: 0.5 day standby time, 270 minutes talk time, 351 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.