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Pantech Burst for AT&T battery test is over, here are the results

The LTE rocking Pantech Burst for AT&T has a relatively small for its spec sheet, 1650mAh battery on board, which has a lot to deal with. We were therefore quite curious to find out how will it fare in our battery test.

As always, the first feature we examined was the device’s talk time. Here the Pantech Burst managed to achieve the worst result we’ve seen yet with a time of 4 hours and 46 minutes.


Talk time

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    20:24
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    12:14
  • Samsung Wave 3 S8600
    11:07
  • Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
    9:40
  • HTC Sensation XL
    9:30
  • Nokia Lumia 710
    9:05
  • HTC Vivid
    9:02
  • HTC Rhyme
    8:48
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    8:41
  • Meizu MX
    8:39
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    8:35
  • Nokia Lumia 800
    8:25
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    8:23
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
    8:20
  • HTC Rezound (LTE)
    8:10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (LTE)
    8:02
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    7:41
  • Samsung i937 Focus S
    7:25
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    7:09
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    6:57
  • Nokia N9
    6:57
  • HTC Radar
    6:53
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    6:52
  • LG Nitro HD (LTE)
    5:16
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    5:00
  • Pantech Burst
    4:46

Things got significantly better for the Pantech Burst, once we got to the web browsing section of our battery trial. Here, the handset achieved the respectable 5 hours and 51 minutes before its battery called it quits – a score which puts it in the upper echelons of our battery test participants.

Web browsing

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    7:23
  • HTC Radar
    7:17
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    6:56
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    6:40
  • Samsung i937 Focus S
    6:15
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    5:53
  • Pantech Burst
    5:51
  • Samsung Wave 3 S8600
    5:34
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
    5:33
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
    5:24
  • HTC Sensation XL
    5:20
  • HTC Rezound
    5:16
  • HTC Rhyme
    5:08
  • Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
    5:07
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    4:50
  • HTC Vivid
    4:46
  • Meizu MX
    4:35
  • Nokia N9
    4:33
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    4:24
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    4:20
  • Nokia Lumia 800
    4:07
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    4:02
  • LG Nitro HD
    4:00
  • Nokia Lumia 710
    3:51
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    3:35
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    3:01

You must keep in mind however, that the web browsing time was achieved with the device connected to a Wi-Fi network. You can reasonably expect the battery to do worse over an LTE connection.

Video playback time was far from impressive. With 5 hours and 38 minutes, the Pantech Burst can hardly qualify as the portable player of your dreams. Its 4″ screen however, does not put it in this category anyway.

Video playback

  • Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
    14:17
  • Samsung Rugby Smart I847
    9:34
  • Apple iPhone 4S
    9:24
  • Nokia N9
    8:40
  • Samsung Galaxy Note
    8:25
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
    8:00
  • Samsung i937 Focus S
    7:55
  • Samsung Wave 3 S8600
    7:52
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    7:45
  • Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
    7:30
  • Samsung I9103 Galaxy R
    6:21
  • HTC Sensation XL
    6:12
  • Samsung Captivate Glide
    6:04
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
    6:02
  • HTC Vivid
    6:00
  • HTC Radar
    5:54
  • Nokia Lumia 800
    5:52
  • BlackBerry Bold 9790
    5:47
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
    5:44
  • Pantech Burst
    5:38
  • Meizu MX
    5:27
  • HTC Rhyme
    5:23
  • BlackBerry Curve 9380
    5:09
  • HTC Rezound
    5:03
  • LG Nitro HD
    4:17
  • Nokia Lumia 710
    3:27

The Pantech Burst achieved an overall endurance rating of 31 in our battery test. This means that you will need to recharge your smartphone every 31 hours if you use it for an hour each of telephony, web browsing, and video playback every day.

The Pantech Burst is yet another proof that the LTE smartphones have a long way to go in terms of battery efficiency. When used on a daily basis, we had a hard time making it through a full day with the device. And by a full day, we mean 15-16 hours of being away from a charger. We do therefore, recommend that you carry one with you just in case.

To find out all about the Pantech Burst, check out our full review here.

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