The Pantech Jest 2 is a simple texting phone for Verizon Wireless. It inherits the squat shape from its predecessor, the original Jest. Though mostly black on the outside, the phone also has a red stripe around its perimeter.
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The Jest 2's display has a landscape orientation, which lets you see more text when typing. The screen's resolution is far from vibrant, though it's perfectly suitable for a basic, cheap phone.
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The navigation array is comfortably spacious with a textured surface covering the keys at the bottom.
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The individual buttons on the keyboard are raised, but the arrangement is too cramped for me. The numbered keys are marked in red and you get a few shortcut controls.
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On the Jest 2's left side are the memory card slot, a voice control button, and a volume rocker.
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The 2-megapixel camera has a mirror for vanity shots.
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A small speaker sits next to the camera lens.
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The Jest 2 has average photo quality. Most colors were muted and there's some image noise.
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