Pantech Jest - blue (Verizon Wireless) comparison

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Pantech Jest - blue (Verizon Wireless)

Pantech Jest - blue (Verizon Wireless)
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Pantech Jest 2 (Verizon Wireless)

Pantech Jest 2 (Verizon Wireless)
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Pantech Hotshot - red (Verizon Wireless)

Pantech Hotshot - red (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Intensity III (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Intensity III (Verizon Wireless)
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LG Cosmos 3 (Verizon Wireless)

LG Cosmos 3 (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $59 at 1 store $89 at 1 store $74 to $119 at 2 stores $0 to $167 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.7 (2.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 39 reviews 1.5 stars out of 6 reviews 1.5 stars out of 8 reviews 2.0 stars out of 9 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date June 30, 2010 September 28, 2011 October 06, 2011 July 02, 2012 April 16, 2013
The Bottom Line The Pantech Jest is a decent messaging phone for the young social-networking enthusiast, but the optical pad might be a nuisance. The Pantech Jest 2 brings decent features for a cheap price, but its flat call quality and square shape don't do it any favors. With its delayed touch screen and sluggish processor, the Hotshot's smartphone-esque look is a detriment. It's better to commit to a full-on feature phone or a smartphone instead of a device that overlaps the two. The low specs, flat keyboard, and unattractive look outweigh the Samsung Intensity III's rugged design and call simulator. Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Up to 1.15 W/Kg
0.78 W/Kg
0.66 W/Kg
1.25 W/Kg
Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
GSM / CDMA
CDMA
CDMA2000 1X
CDMA
Weight 4.1 oz
4.1 oz
3.2 oz
4.06 oz
4.58 oz
Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
Info unavailable
Talk time Up to 276 min
Up to 294 min
Up to 301 min
Up to 300 min
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Bluetooth
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Service Provider Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) / CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
CDMA 800/1900 (Dual Band)
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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