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Pantech Burst

Pantech Burst
alaScore 83

223 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and camera. The value for money and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

battery, responsiveness, value for money, camera, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Pantech Burst is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pantech Burst

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 user reviews of Pantech Burst from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

responsiveness, value for money, battery, camera, screen

reliability, build quality

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pantech Burst P9070 Black Unlocked Cell PhonePantech Burst 4G Android Phone, Titanium (AT&T)Pantech Burst 4G Android Phone, Ruby Red (AT&T)

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Pantech Burst review: LTE on a budget

 

The Pantech Burst is the first budget oriented Android smartphone to hit AT&T's newly launched LTE network. Interestingly enough however, the fifty-dollar handset shares the exact same CPU and chipset as the top dogs in the carrier's 4G lineup. Throw a...

No dedicated camera key ; microSIM card slot ; Poor video recording quality ; Design is rather dull (especially the front of the device) ; Poor battery performance ; No office editor preinstalled (only a viewer)

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Pantech Burst

 

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...

Amazing performance ; Doesn't feel like a budget LTE phone ; Plenty of internal storage space

Unresponsive capacitive keys ; Camera needs some work ; Lackluster UI

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

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Pantech Burst (titanium, AT&T)

 

What do you get when you cross a manufacturer that typically makes good, affordable phones that fly under the radar, and a carrier that's padding out its 4G LTE lineup with a range of Android handsets? That would be the Pantech Burst, a $50 LTE phone...

The Pantech Burst is blessed with 4G LTE, a terrific 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a great 5-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, interesting design touches, and a sweet $50 price tag.

The Burst's call quality and speakerphone are disappointing, battery life is so-so, and you'll need a tool or a set of talons to remove the back cover.

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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Pantech Burst (AT&T)

 

The $49.99 Pantech Burst is the first smartphone on AT&T's 4G LTE network to debut with a sub-$100 price tag. What it lacks in wow factor compared to our current Editors' Choice, the gargantuan Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket (4.5 stars, $199.99), it...

Inexpensive. Fast 4G LTE speeds. Lots of internal storage

4G speeds aren't as fast as on other devices. Mediocre camera. Disappointing battery life

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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Pantech Burst Review: Fast and Affordable Android Phone

 

At CES this year, the arrival of inexpensive LTE phones and tablets was one of the overarching themes. In particular, AT&T was pushing this idea, releasing a slew of Android and Windows Phone 7 handsets on its 4G network. The Pantech Burst ($50 with a...

Smooth, fast performance ; Straightforward Android overlay

Pixels are visible in the display ; The camera isn't great

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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Pantech Burst Review

 

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....

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Pantech Burst review

 

Can Pantech compete with bigger players with their $50 4G LTE Android?

At $50 with a two-year service agreement, the Pantech Burst is a wonderful 4G LTE value. The screen sharp and the internals are better than expected ; Room for Improvement: Battery life is pretty average at best and the camera autofocus leaves much to...

What we liked: At $50 with a two-year service agreement, the Pantech Burst is a wonderful 4G LTE value. The screen sharp and the internals are better than expected. Room for Improvement: Battery life is pretty average at best and the camera autofocus...

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Pantech Burst Review (AT&T)

 

This is the final review of the Pantech Burst for AT&T 4G LTE.

Super AMOLED Screen ; Call Quality ; Build Quality ; Mobile Hotspots ; Most proprietary apps can be uninstalled ; 4G (HSPA+ and LTE) ; Low price tag

No Headset or micro-HDMI Cable ; Limited LTE coverage ; Low indoor camera performance ; No microSD card

Pantech has not had the best reputation over the years for their build quality and support, but if the Burst is a preview of what is to come, Pantech might redeem their brand. With the excellent call quality (especially using the speakerphone), the...

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Pantech Burst Written Review by Sydney

 

It's not every day you see a smartphone with a dual-core processor, 4G LTE capabilities, and a Super AMOLED display going for fifty bucks on-contract. For a phone of that caliber, you would generally expect to pay at least $100, if not $200. To tell...

LTE capable; gorgeous Super AMOLED display; great price; futuristic hardware design; super-fast dual-core processor; 16GB of internal memory

Pictures taken with the camera were too soft; HD video quality was disappointing; LTE means sub-par battery life; Pantech's UI is love it or hate it

It's not perfect but the pros far outweigh the cons. Definitely check out the Burst, even if you're not on a budget. Heck, check out the Burst and the Element and get them both for only fifty bucks more than the Galaxy S II Skyrocket by itself.

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Pantech Burst review

 

The Pantech Burst is one of AT&T's latest LTE-enabled handsets, and it's clearly aimed at the first-time or budget-minded smartphone buyer. That's a huge market, and this is th...

It makes no sense to worry about saving $100 when you're signing up to spend about $2500 on your cell service for two years. The off contract price isn't a bad deal, especially for an LTE device, but if you're signing up for two years spend the extra...