- Bowman , BWOne
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.
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.
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)
A nice entry level LTE device
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
The Breakout is a good phone for the first time smartphone user
An impressive device for its price
A solid mid-range Android smartphone with LTE
Low cost Verizon 4G handset
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
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
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
It is certainly the least expensive and does stand out in a lineup as having a unique chassis
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