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Pantech Jest

5.5/10 AVG.
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5.5/10
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The Pantech Jest currently has an Informr score of 5.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.6"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Top Ten Reviews

The Pantech Jest is a compact phone that is ideal for any individual looking to stay in the loop with the latest gossip. It offers a wide selection of features that perform adequately. If you are looking for a prepaid cell phone that is different from all the others, the Pantech Jest is worth your c...

- Top Ten Reviews Team, Top Ten Reviews
Phone Scoop

I could excuse many flaws on the Pantech Jest, but I can't forgive the problems I had with every aspect of the messaging features. Messaging is the most important draw for this phone. Forgetting the slow and ineffective Web browser, the lousy camera, the confusing music transfer and the lacklust...

- Philip Berne, Phone Scoop
PhoneArena

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...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena

This phone does not come with a user manual and it's very difficult to learn without it. It is cute but has poor functionality.


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Pantech released the Jest on June 29, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Pantech Jest user manual here.


Pantech backs up the Jest with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Jest has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Pantech support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Pantech's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
2.6"

The Pantech Jest's screen size is 2.6 inches with 320 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
45 MB

Internal memory is 45 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
920mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 920 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 276 minutes.

Pantech Jest Specs

Overview
Release date June 29, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 45 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.89 W/kg
Body: 0.28 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 920 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 276 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black & Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.5 cm (3.7 x 2.5 x 0.6 in)
Weight 116 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), up to 60 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments -
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Top Ten Reviews

The Pantech Jest is a reasonably priced phone with basic multimedia features

from Top Ten Reviews

The Pantech Jest is a compact phone that is ideal for any individual looking to stay in the loop with the latest gossip. It offers a wide selection of features that perform adequately. If you are looking for a prepaid cell phone that is different from all the others, the Pantech Jest is worth your consideration.

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The Pantech Jest is a compact phone that is ideal for any individual looking to stay in the loop with the latest gossip. It offers a wide selection of features that perform adequately. If you are looking for a prepaid cell phone that is different from all the others, the Pantech Jest is worth your consideration.

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Phone Scoop

The Pantech Jest is a short little messaging phone with a cute look and a slide-out, QWERTY keyboard

from Phone Scoop

I could excuse many flaws on the Pantech Jest, but I can't forgive the problems I had with every aspect of the messaging features. Messaging is the most important draw for this phone. Forgetting the slow and ineffective Web browser, the lousy camera, the confusing music transfer and the lackl...More

I could excuse many flaws on the Pantech Jest, but I can't forgive the problems I had with every aspect of the messaging features. Messaging is the most important draw for this phone. Forgetting the slow and ineffective Web browser, the lousy camera, the confusing music transfer and the lackluster calling options, if the Pantech Jest had only delivered on the messaging options, I might have been able to recommend this phone. Instead, when I tried sending messages, connecting with my social networks and checking my email inbox, everything came to a standstill.

Text messaging was unreliable, with a mystifying mix of menus and interface screens. The social networking and email apps simply did not work for me, no matter how many hoops I jumped through. I had to create dangerously simple passwords to access these services, and then found the effort, and the risk, was not worth the payoff. Even if my fingers were dainty enough to enjoy the small keyboard, the email and Social Beat apps didn't provide a reliable experience to make typing worth while.

Messaging wasn't the only fatal flaw I found, though. The optical direction key stymies all enjoyment of this phone's design. I like having plenty of customization and shortcut options, an impressive array for a basic quick messaging phone, but mostly I used these options to avoid the direction key. The optical button up front was unresponsive to the point of almost complete failure. There wasn't an app on the phone that wasn't hurt by this poor navigation choice.

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PhoneArena

It is an OK messaging device

from PhoneArena

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 o...More

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. At this point, we would suggest the LG Cosmos VN250 instead, as it not only offers better call quality and signal reception, but a better designed QWERTY keyboard as well.

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This phone does not come with a user manual and it's very difficult to learn without it. It is cute but has poor functionality.


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