Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
The Pantech Hotshot is not only thin but also quite light to carry in hand. The call quality is also something of a solid feature for this phone. My biggest surprise while I did a review for this phone came when I tried and tested its camera. The camera is quite decent for a phone like this. The drawbacks of the phone are that it comes with a very slow processor and the touch screen can be unresponsive.
When I first looked at the phone, I thought that the Pantech Hotshot was a low entry Android based smartphone. But on a closer look, I found it to be a feature phone with a pricy price tag of $100+. This is not an smartphone but can check emails and browse the web just like one.
Anyone who has a good understanding of a smartphone will definitely be turned down by the Pantech Hotshot. However the ones that don’t really care what set of specifications the phone has, might want to see the data plan before getting it.
The Pantech Hotshot is good to hold and feels light. Its design is pretty much comfortable in your hand, but because this is built using plastic, it feels a little cheap in hand. The back has a diamond pattern that ensures you have a good grip on the phone.
The display of Pantech Hotshot offers 3.2 offers a meager resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. This results in a very choppy looking display that has washed out colors and shabby text. Photos and images are full of grain and really not good to look at.
In addition to the Pantech Hotshot pathetic display, the touchscreen is even worse. I have not come across a touchscreen with such a bad response. This reminds me of the days when feature phones had resistive touchscreens. Maybe I have become too used to capacitive screens, but this one is completely unresponsive. Swipe, drag and moving stuff never really works the way you want.
I wouldn’t recommend the Pantech Hotshot at all, mainly because it’s too pricy for a feature phone that has very few things to offer.