Specs summary


The Pantech Breakout's screen is 4 inches with 400 x 800 pixels resolution.


There is a 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

390 MB

Internal memory is 390 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 347 minutes (2G).

This phone is great for those who have used feature phones and have been afraid of jumping into the smartphone world and have no idea how to use their phone.

- Bowman , BWOne 

Reviews summary

Based on 11 reviews

The Pantech Breakout is a CDMA smartphone that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It offers nearly 6 hours of talk time on a single charge, weighs 138 grams, and is available in black. Its primary features include a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a dedicated voice mail key, standard e-mail and instant messaging support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless capabilities, expandable memory up to 32GB (an 8GB microSD card is included), dual cameras, and a document viewer. You can also download games and applications whenever from Google's app marketplace for extra entertainment and productivity.

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If you understand any of the above technical jargon, you'll agree that the Breakout is not exactly remarkable. Yet the consensus out there is that this is pretty well-rounded phone, especially for those wanting to get started using high-speed LTE data.

If you're not shopping for a device to compete in the smartphone spec wars, check out the Breakout. Internet surfing is blazing fast plus its bundled with affordable contracts, an important consideration for those of us on a budget.

Need to Know: Pantech Breakout

1. 4G LTE network support is a standard feature. (The Good)

2. Available through affordable service contracts. (The Good)

3. Uses an older version of the Android software for its operating system. (The Bad)

4. Offers very limited amounts of RAM and internal storage. (The Bad)

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)

Android Central

A nice entry level LTE device

from Android Central

So, is this the right device for you? Well, if you are looking for a mid level device on Verizon, and want to be able to take advantage of Verizon's expanding 4G LTE network without investing a small fortune to do so, then yes. If you are looking for the latest and greatest Verizon has to offer, probably not. The device is a bit limited in terms of on-board memory, only about 376MB of available space for users to add applications to, but if you are smart about what you install, and move what you can to the SD card then you can make it work just fine.

The Pantech Breakout offers u... Full review


A nice if not particularly remarkable basic smartphone

from Brighthand
The Pantech Breakout will no doubt attract some attention for being a relatively cheap 4G device. Fortunately, that's not it's only merit as an entry level smartphone. It also has reasonably good design, good specs, nice screen, and comes with 8 GB of memory to get you started... Full review

The Breakout is a good phone for the first time smartphone user

from BWOne
The Pantech Breakout is a good phone for the first time smartphone user. Advanced and power users you will want to look elsewhere. This phone is great for those who have used feature phones and have been afraid of jumping into the smartphone world and have no idea how to use their phone. This phone does a great job of helping you along the way and keeping thing simple and with 4G LTE data speeds makes it a great pick for the light to moderate user... Full review

An impressive device for its price

from Geek
I was more than surprised by the quality of the Breakout. All in all, the $99 Pantech Breakout is an impressive device for its price. This is not a “top of the line” phone, but it can certainly play nice with the other LTE phones and looks pretty good while doing it. Provided that Pantech is able to keep the Breakout updated with the latest versions of Android, as outlined by Google’s new policy, the Breakout will be more than capable as a nice LTE device for quite awhile... Full review
Mobile Tech Review

A solid mid-range Android smartphone with LTE

from Mobile Tech Review
We're happy to see Pantech move up in the market, and the Breakout is a solid mid-range Android smartphone with LTE. Though the phone sometimes lags a bit and 4G LTE speeds don't match top dog phones like the Bionic, it is currently one third the price with contract. The phone has a sharp display, runs Gingerbread and has dual cameras. But you make a few sacrifices for the price. If your budget is extremely tight but you don't want to start a new contract with older 3G technology, the Pantech Breakout is a tempting choice... Full review

Low cost Verizon 4G handset

from PhoneArena

When it comes right down to it, the Pantech Breakout is clearly for someone who wants a Verizon 4G smartphone, but without spending a few hundred bucks on one. We like that it’s thin and lightweight, and feels comfortable in the hand, through the 4 function buttons on the front are a bit awkward to use. The 4” display is a bit smaller than its competition, but this also allows for the phone to be smaller too, which some people prefer. We were pleased by the interface that Pantech uses and that it comes with a nice selection of widgets, as well as the good call quality and signal... Full review


If you don't give a whit about the camera or video, the Breakout is a fast and straightforward Android handset

from Cnet

In a perfect phone, the strength of the hardware would match that of the software. In this case, the Pantech Breakout 4G's software bested its hardware. If all you do is make calls and operate apps and the browser, you and the Breakout will get along just fine. The custom interface and dial pads are all easy to use on the nice, large screen. Call quality was pretty good to our ears, and the phone felt fine in the hand. Those 4G LTE speeds didn't hurt either. Try out the video and camera, however, and watch the contempt march in--unfortunately, the camera quality ruined the experience for us... Full review


A decent option for heavy downloaders on a budget

from Engadget

All said, Pantech's done a commendable job of cutting corners in all the right places. It still features a CPU with the same clockspeed as the Thunderbolt and Revolution, carries a competitive amount of RAM to accompany it, has an above-average display and exudes a design more elegant than its price tag would normally suggest. Don't get us wrong: it's no Droid Bionic, but it doesn't try to be. Even then, however, we were expecting much worse from a handset that undercuts its 4G counterparts by at least $150. Instead, we found a device that does well at keeping up with its older brothers (wi... Full review


A phone that fits its price

from SlashGear
For those looking to get into the world of Android, try their first 4G LTE smartphone, or just are on a budget the Pantech Breakout will make one great choice. Many might opt for the high priced Bionic at $299, but Pantech is clearly aiming this device toward new buyers or someone that isn’t a power-user and they’ve achieved just that — a phone that fits its price. While this isn’t a phone I’d buy for myself (I’m a speed and overclocking junkie) I would recommend this for first time buyers looking for a good experience at an affordable price... Full review
Android Community

It is certainly the least expensive and does stand out in a lineup as having a unique chassis

from Android Community
Pantech does not win in a race for the top specs, but it is certainly the least expensive and does stand out in a lineup as having a unique chassis. Should you just be getting into the smartphone world with this jump, Pantech may well have the easy-to-use device for you. Should you already be in the Android world and are looking to turn over to a higher-powered device than you’ve already got, chances are you’ll go with the BIONIC. Those with a taste for physical buttons will find the Pantech Breakout their favorite flavor of LTE... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date September 22, 2011
Regions available USA
800/1900 MHz
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
390 MB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.77 W/kg
Body: 1.46 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
347 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.7 x 6.4 x 1.2 cm
(5 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 138 grams
(4.9 ounces)
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 400 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Multi-touch
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Effects, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 20 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info VGA
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer BMP, DOC, GIF, JPG
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Tune Wiki, Slacker Radio, Google-Latitude, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Pantech ADR8995VW

8GB MicroSD card included
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