Pantech Burst
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Pantech Burst: Innovation Meets Budget in Interesting Showdown

Pantech Burst is a new budget-level Android smartphone carrying 4G LTE capabilities which was launched in January. The device that packs AT&T's 4G LTE connectivity features a Super AMOLED display and a dual-core processor. Users can choose from a range of colours which include titanium and ruby red.

Samsung's Galaxy S3 has been touted as Phones 4U's biggest selling handset of the year. It boasts striking features like Smart Stay, Smart Alert, Direct Call, Social Tag, S Beam and S Voice. It touts an impressive large screen and quad-core processor three internal storage variants. The device comes in two different models - pebble blue and marble white, while the AT&T is set to carry an exclusive red version of the Galaxy smartphone this summer.

Here is a rundown of how the two smartphones stack up:


Pantech's Burst measures 126.5 x 62.5 x 11.4mm and weighs 122.5g, while the Galaxy S3 has a dimension of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 133g.


The Pantech Burst comes with a 4.0in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at 233 pixel per inch (ppi).

The Galaxy S3, on the other hand features a 4.8in Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 306 ppi. It is covered with a Corning Gorilla glass 2 and TouchWiz 4.0 UI.


The Pantech Burst is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon chipset with a 1.5GHz Scorpion dual-core processor.

In contrast, the Galaxy S3 is powered by the quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, which was clocked at 1.4GHz. Both smartphones house 1GB of RAM.


The Pantech Burst packs a five megapixel rear-facing camera which features auto-focus, LED flash and geo-tagging. It allows user to record video of 720p at 30 frames per second (fps). It comes with a front-facing VGA camera.

The Galaxy S3 comes with a whopping eight megapixel rear-facing camera. The sporting features are auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilisation, touch focus and simultaneous HD video and image recording. It offers video recording of 1080p at 30fps as well as a secondary camera of 1.9 megapixel.

Operating System

The Pantech Burst runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), while the Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).


The Pantech smartphone includes internal storage of 16GB and a microSD card slot with an additional memory space of 32GB.

The Samsung smartphone comprises of three internal storage variants -16/32/64GB (the 64GB will be available at a later date). It comes with a microSD card slot with an additional memory space of 64GB.


The Pantech Burst offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. In comparison, the Galaxy S3 features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and EDR.


The Pantech Burst includes Li-Ion 1650mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to four hours 30 minutes and standby time of up to 240 hours.

The Galaxy S3 packs Li-Ion 2100mAh standard battery which allows for talk time of up to 21 hours 40 minutes on 2G and 11 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks. It offers for standby time of up to 590 hours on 2G and 790 hours on 3G networks.