Conclusion: While its relatively low price is appealing, the Pantech Burst has some shortcomings, including inconsistent call quality and reception and behind-the-times hardware. If your area has AT&T 4G LTE, the Burst is a pretty good buy -- just keep an eye on the battery level.
Summary: 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 leaves much to be desired.
Excerpt: Over the years Pantech has come out with some innovative cellphone designs, but has failed to impress consumers. Recently though, the Pantech Burst debuted on AT&T with some cutting edge features that surprised the smartphone industry because they aren’t things you’ll find on a budget device.
Pantech Burst – a very nice smartphone that you can get for free with the Element tablet
31 January 2012
Conclusion: Obviously, the handset will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, and there’s a slight possibility that it may get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future, although I wouldn’t be too confident in that.
Conclusion: AT&T continues to be aggressive with their LTE 4G phone pricing, likely to combat Verizon Wireless' lineup of lovely high end Android smartphones and currently larger LTE footprint. The Pantech Burst is a great phone for the price, and you're not making major concessions by buying a "cheap" phone.
Pros: Very affordable LTE 4G Android smartphone that's fast all around. Sharp display.
Cons: No word when it will get Ice Cream Sandwich (Android OS 4.0).