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Pantech Jest / Pantech TXT8040

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Pantech Jest / Pantech TXT8040. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and social networking functionality. The design and portability also get good opinions, but comments are divided on the connectivity. Many are critical about the performance and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Pantech Jest / Pantech TXT8040 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pantech Jest / Pantech TXT8040

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pantech Jest / Pantech TXT8040 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and size are overall positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the performance and reliability.

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30% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Pantech Jest No-contract Mobile Phone - Black $10.00 Airtime Included...Verizon Wireless Prepaid - Pantech Jest No-contract Mobile Phone - Black $10.00 Airtime Included...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Pantech Jest (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Pantech Jest is one of the worst phones we've tested recently on Verizon; only its compact design and usable QWERTY keyboard save it from oblivion.

Compact and sturdy. Solid battery life. Social Beat app aggregates social networks, RSS feeds, and Gmail.

Terrible touchpad. Poor camera. Clumsy music transfers. Buggy stereo Bluetooth. Non-standard headphone jack.

Apps, Multimedia, and Conclusions The bundled software compliment was pretty decent. Opera Mini served up sharp Web pages, although the 1X radio meant desktop HTML pages were out. VZ Navigator is on board for voice-enabled, turn-by-turn directions at...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Pantech Jest - blue (Verizon Wireless) review:

 

Small square-shaped messaging phones have been a trend for a while now, and Pantech is one of the few handset makers to embrace the design early on with phones like the Reveal and the Pursuit . The latest to join the family is the Pantech Jest, a...

The Pantech Jest has a compact pocket-friendly design with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It has a shortcut taskbar, a great display, a 2.0-megapixel camera, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, and social-networking features. It's free with a contract.

The Pantech Jest's optical directional pad is not that responsive and can be annoying to use, and there's no other way to navigate the phone.

The Pantech Jest is a decent messaging phone for the young social-networking enthusiast, but the optical pad might be a nuisance.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Pantech Jest Review

 

The new Pantech Jest TXT8040 from Verizon Wireless follows in the line of the preceding Razzle TXT8030 and Blitz TXT8010 models, as it is a messaging phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. But since this concept has been around for years now, does the...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Shanna James (brighthub.com)

Pantech Jest Review

 

If you are looking for a well rounded mobile phone with a little emphasis on messaging, then a Pantech Jest may be just the ticket for you. Find out what this neat little device has to offer in this comprehensive Pantech Jest review.

Overall, the design of the Pantech Jest and its messaging features make for an interesting and capable device for people who are looking for a well rounded mobile phone. The Pantech Jest is free with a 2 yr contract and $119.99 without at...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Philip Berne (phonescoop.com)

Review: Pantech Jest

 

The Pantech Jest is a cute messaging phone for Verizon Wireless that skips the expensive data options but still offers messaging and social skills.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Sydney Myers (phonedog.com)

Pantech Jest Review by Sydney

 

The Good: Interesting features like the optical navigation key and two capacitive selection buttons that you don't really see on featurephones; great physical QWERTY keyboard; Social Beat for access to social networks and Gmail.

Interesting features like the optical navigation key and two capacitive selection buttons that you don't really see on featurephones; great physical QWERTY keyboard; Social Beat for access to social networks and Gmail

2.5 mm headphone jack; strange placement of shortcut buttons may take some getting used to; optical navigation key isn't perfect

The Pantech Jest is a great mid-range messaging device that performs well and offers plenty of additional features for those who want a little more out of their phone.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Pantech Jest

 

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...

The Pantech Jest's slide-out keyboard, small size and 2MP camera make it ideal for prepaid phone customers

The display screen is smaller than competing phones' displays, and the keyboard adds extra weight

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

Consumer review by: Joe Monserrat (product-reviews.net)

Pantech Jest

 

I like the Pantech Jest because it fits my lifestyle and it is easy to use. It has a huge front screen and fits nicely into my hand. It also has great reception, which I found in most other cell phones to be lacking in. I love the scroll button and I...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: clandsom (cnet.com)

"Very horrible phone never works. Don't buy."

 

Never buy you will regret it.

None. Nothing Good.

RAndomly shuts off.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: JW0ww (611connect.com)

chunky but decent

 

The Jest is a decent feature phone. I do have a few complaints with it though. First, I don't know what they were thinking when they designed optical directional pad. It can be difficult to use and I have also found it unresponsive. This may not matter...

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