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. It has a sharp 4" Super AMOLED display with no visible color fringing, a fast CPU, ample internal storage and a decent though not stellar camera.
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).
Summary: The Pantech Burst is hands-down one of the fastest phones anywhere for $49. The 4G LTE speeds are fantastic, and the tweaks Pantech made to the Android interface makes the UI more intuitive. The slow camera is a letdown, and we wish the battery lasted a bit longer, but overall, this smartphone is a great value.
Pros: Very fast 4G LTE speeds, Vivid Super AMOLED screen, Lock screen shortcuts and other welcome UI tweaks, Good overall performance
Cons: Slow camera with fuzzy images indoors, Short battery life in 4G LTE areas