- Size (LWH): 5 inches, 2.54 inches, 0.47 inches
- Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Network Compatibility: GSM
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 348 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 300 hours
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With a slim, stylish design and the latest Android operating system (2.3 Gingerbread), the Pantech Breakout exclusively from Verizon Wireless runs on the blazing fast 4G LTE network for super-fast downloads. The front of the Breakout stands out with silver button accents and a brightly colorful 4-inch capacitive touch display, while the back has a textured surface to help you grip the phone when on a call or texting, while the front definitely stands out in a crowd.
The Android-powered Pantech Breakout (view larger).
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network provides speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. With 4G LTE, you'll enjoy simultaneous voice and data capabilities, allowing you to check e-mail, browse the web, download an app, and check directions on Google Maps while on a call. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years (learn more about 4G below).
In addition to high-speed 4G connectivity, you can also share the built-in Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi among up to 10 devices--laptop, another phone, MP3 player, and more (additional service charge).
Personalize your Breakout with sound sets, skins, apps, and wallpapers, and choose from a number of handy widgets--including Task Manager, Event Notification, Social Net, WebSpace, and more.
It's powered by a next-generation 1 GHz processor--enabling quick multitasking. The Breakout includes two cameras--a 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture on the rear and a VGA front-facing camera for easy on-the-go video chats.
Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB card), GPS for navigation using Google Maps or the optional VZ Navigator service, full HTML browser with support for Adobe Flash, access to personal and corporate e-mail, Swype virtual onscreen keyboard, and up to 5.8 hours of talk time.
The Pantech Breakout weighs 4.87 ounces and measures 5 x 2.54 x 0.47 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.8 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G and CDMA 800/1900 frequencies where 4G LTE is not available.What's in the Box
Pantech Breakout handset, rechargeable battery, USB charger, 8 GB microSD card, quick start guide, product safety and warranty guide
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.
With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.
In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.
5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video (view larger).
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Pantech Breakout runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation. Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming email and then switch back to the game without losing your place.
An onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Pantech Breakout also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed, and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.
In the image to the right, the word "mind" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the second Pantech phone I've had. The first one was functional and reliable, and so I didn't hesitate (much) to try this smartphone. I liked the features, and I got it during Amazon's 1c sale, so you can't beat the price (unless you can get it free). I've had it for a week.
I was upgrading from the Motorola Droid (circa 2009), which I loved. This time I opted for a phone without a physical keyboard because I'd been using Swype, which comes pre-installed on the Breakout. Because I was familiar with Android v2, the Breakout seems updated yet familiar. Some of the keys (back, home, menu) are in a different order on the Breakout, which takes some getting used to. There are seven "pages" where you can put shortcuts or widgets vs. five on the Droid. That makes organization a little more important, otherwise I'll be swiping the screen to hunt for the shortcut I want.Read more ›
Overall an amazing phone. Inexpensive but not cheap looking or feeling, lightweight and thin, this phone is great for mobile users and those that need 4G speeds but don't want to dish out $200 just for the phone. Although battery life may be a problem, this is standard of smartphones and 4G phones especially. A few well-chosen apps like Juice Defender and the GO Launcher EX Task Manager (A must!), as well as turning off WiFi/GPS will keep the battery life sufficient for a full day of normal use such as email and texting. Rooting the phone allows greater usability and functionality (duh) and further increases battery life (no more bloatware draining the battery to auto-update). Factory software allows for mobile tethering at amazing 4G speeds (mine tested at 14mbps!).
All of these facts combined makes this phone ideal for mobile on-the-go budget users who need 4G speeds and don't want a phone weighs as brick (or have the dimensions of one; I'm still trying to understand the logic behind a phone with larger than a 4.0 inch screen...is it supposed to be a tablet replacement?).
EDIT: February 13, 2012- I'm editing this review to reflect my 5 months of usage. Although in the beginning the phone was what I wanted- 4G speeds without the 4G price- this phone has a huge long list of issues that frankly cannot be dealt with. After rooting my phone and removing the bloatware, the fact that there is only 380mb of internal memory- 300 of which is used by the system and cannot be freed- makes this phone at best a compromise. Bluetooth functionality is terrible- this phone constantly disconnects, fails to connect, or simply freezes when attempting to connect. Software updates that are pushed onto the phone (61mb...Read more ›
What I like:
- 8 GB microSD card included
- One button and only one button wakes the phone up, and then you have to unlock it. Great to prevent butt dialing or accidently bringing up an application that uses data.
- Connects to WiFi to help conserve data
- Swype is a cool feature that helps texting
- Easy and very user friendly to use
- This one you can't help but still: VERIZON BLOATWARE that you cannot delete or uninstall without rooting.
- Is there a way to configure the touch screen? My wife has a hard time texting using her fingernails.
One great tip: On most all reviews for smart phones, battery is an issue. To help, download Juice Defender and turn off unnecessary functions, i.e. turn off data if you're not using it, turn off WiFi if you're not near a wireless network, etc...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good phone so far, the signal could be a little better and the internal memory is way too low. All the preinstalled apps take up almost all of the internal memory.Published 5 months ago by UTFANDP
horrible!!!! once you connect to charger the phone cannot function, battery dies in like 5 minutes. NEVER AGAIN!!!!Published 6 months ago by Cristal
I got one of these super cheap as a backup in case something happened to my regular phone. Well, something happened and I'm now using it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by W. Dormann
I have had this phone for almost 2 years now. It has it's glitches and quirks: The ringtone resets itself a lot (pretty much always), the stock music app crashes every now and then... Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by Taylor Brown
I bought this phone in May of 2012 and have now had it for over a year. This phone was a miracle for the first month or so of me having it and using it constantly. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Anna
The screen is large and I love it. It took some getting used to not having a key pad.I have learned sype and am able to text faster. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by C. Jones