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Great value

AT&T and Pantech hit all the right chords with the Pantech Burst, a $50 Android Gingerbread phone equipped with some high-end features that may surprise you, starting with the 4-inch Super AMOLED screen.
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Android inside

Android 2.3 Gingerbread lays the base, but Pantech has added its own customary interface on top. It flavors, among other things, this six-directional lock screen.
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Personality to spare

One of my favorite features of the Burst is its design. The back (your choice of a rich red or titanium) has striations suggestive of lacquered wood grain veneer, and sharp ridges that stand out from the crowd.
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That's not all

The contouring also includes black portions of the spine that are reminiscent of a tuxedo.
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Top view

The power button and 3.5 millimeter headset jack are up top.
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Cameras

The 5-megapixel camera took excellent shots for its image size, as did the 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
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Bouquet

The Burst was able to keep a wide field of focus and pick up a good amount of detail for its 5 megapixels. Colors were bright without being overly saturated. Note that all photos were taken in automatic mode and have been resized. They are otherwise untouched.
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Fearless copy editor

If you find a typo, blame this girl and her team. While the picture could be a little sharper, but considering that she's illuminated from above with artificial lights and from behind with the cold glow of her monitor, I'm pretty pleased with the color reproduction.
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Transformers

Rich colors are key here, and the field of focus isn't half bad.
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CNET living room

The modular scene of a skylit CNET lounge looks great when taken from above.
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Downtown

Taken through the window looking out, a downtown SF vista.
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Studio city

There's a bit of an unattractive brown cast to this indoor studio shot, which isn't so nice.
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