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Written on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I have owned the Pantech Burst 4G LTE Android smartphone for well over a year now and I have to say that even though it is not an extremely popular or top of the line smartphone, it has been a very durable and highly useful smartphone for me. First of all, my Pantech Burst still runs on the original battery that came with the phone when I first got it, and on a full charge, I can still get a full 6 to 7 hours of average daily use out of it before I have to recharge it. The durability of this smartphone is utterly amazing to say the least. This phone has suffered several drops and throws on a number of different of occasions over the past year and a half, and both the LCD display screen as well as the casing and body of the phone have not cracked or split at all. Throughout all of the use and abuse, this phone has only sustained minor scratches and scuffs. 

The Pantech Burst has dual cameras, the rear camera is 5 MP and the front camera is a regular low-res VGA camera. The quality of the photos this camera takes is not the best, and the flash is not all that great either. But if you take pictures in a well-lit environment, they do to come out nicely. The video camera function allows you to record with the flash on, but the flash doesn't increase the quality or the lighting of the video. 

Pantech Burst front
Pantech Burst front
Pantech Burst angle
Pantech Burst angle

Even though the internal memory (ROM) of this phone has a capacity of 16 GB, it only offers 1 GB RAM which tends to fill up fast, so it is recommended that you buy an external SD card in order to expand it. I used a 8 GB micro USB SD memory card myself. and that has worked well for me.

When I first got this phone, the dual-core processor was definitely a pretty fast one. The phone was loading and running apps and games pretty quickly and smoothly; however, as I added more applications and other games to the phone's memory, the speed of the processor slowed significantly. 

The Pantech Burst has 4.0 inch screen size, which I feel is perfect for me, however for those who prefer the larger screen sizes, the screen size of the Burst would not be an ideal one.

Overall, I would recommend this phone to someone who needs a good, solid "starter" Android smartphone.

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