Excerpt: The Pantech Jest from Verizon Wireless is another mobile device that caters for text messaging enthusiasts. Find out what sets the Pantech Jest apart from other similar text messaging oriented mobile phones. This review will provide you with all the necessary...
Summary: The Pantech Jest is a decent messaging phone for the young social-networking enthusiast, but the optical pad might be a nuisance.
Pros: The Pantech Jest has a compact pocket-friendly design with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has a shortcut taskbar, a great display, a 2.0-megapixel camera, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, and social-networking features. It's free with a contract.
Cons: The Pantech Jest's optical directional pad is not that responsive and can be annoying to use, and there's no other way to navigate the phone.
Conclusion: Based on our usage of the Pantech Jest , we feel that it is an OK messaging device that has a nice 2.6” display and comes in at a low price, but the poor call quality and signal reception has us concerned, as this still hasn’t been fixed since we reviewed the Razzle and Blitz. We can only hope that Pantech will get this right the next time around.
Pros: Compact design with sliding keyboard, 2.6” display, Music can be played in the background, 975MB of internal memory
Cons: Poor call quality and signal reception, Videos and pictures look mediocre, Optical d-pad is finicky