Today we’ll be reviewing the Pantech Breakout. This is a phone specifically made for Verizon. This, just like the many phones reviewed in the past couple of days, is not a regular GSM device. The Pantech Breakout also uses none other than CDMA networks, which have proven to be both good and bad at the same time. Truth be told they are pretty fast as a network, but I’m not so sure about their speed as far as internet traffic goes. Also, this is a 4G phone, which is pretty darn fast in the connectivity and speed but may not be so forgiving with the battery and with your wallet ( it may or may not cost a bit more if you use it ).
Well, without further ado, let us begin this little review of the Pantech Breakout.
Starting up, we’ll take a look at the more general features of the Pantech Breakout. Here you can find information about the supported networks and the announcement and release date. The networks supported by the Pantech Breakout are 2G, 3G and even 4G, as I’m sure I’ve already mentioned. They are CDMA and LTE, but they’re more than good enough ( if you live somewhere where they are available ). The networks are as following : CDMA 800 / 1900 ( the 2G ones ), CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO ( the 3G one ) and LTE 700 MHz Class 13 ( the 4G one ). This phone was announced in July 2011 and was released quite a while away from its announcement date, in September 2011.
Following up is a brief review of the body of the Pantech Breakout. Here you can find information about the size of the phone, its weight and whether or not it has any distinguishing marks to make it stand out from your regular line-up. The size of the Pantech Breakout is : 127 x 64 x 12 mm. The Pantech Breakout weighs somewhere around 138 grams. Sadly, the Pantech Breakout doesn’t have any marks that would make it stand out from the crowd, but that’s how it goes.
Following up is the review of the Pantech Breakout’s display. You can find information here about the type of screen, the screen size, the screen’s pixel resolution and its pixel density as well as whether or not the Pantech Breakout has any means of screen protection and display enhancements. The screen of the Pantech Breakout is a TFT capacitive touchscreen with approximately 256 thousand colors. The size of the screen is around 4.0 inches and it houses a resolution of approximately 480 x 800 pixels. The pixel density of the Pantech Breakout is about 233 ppi. Also, the Pantech Breakout has Multitouch as well. However, the Pantech Breakout doesn’t have any means of protection or display enhancement.
Following up is the review of the audio output of the Pantech Breakout. Here you can find info about the alert types, the speaker and audio jack as well as the various sound enhancements installed on it. The alert types of the Pantech Breakout are as following : vibration, polyphonic ( 64 ) and MP3 ringtones. The Pantech Breakout also has a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. Sadly, the Pantech Breakout doesn’t have any sound enhancements installed on it, so you will just have to cope with what it offers.
Following up is the review of the memory of the Pantech Breakout. Here you can find information about the internal storage space and ways of enhancing it and the RAM memory. The internal storage space of the Pantech Breakout is as following : 390 MB of internal storage space available for users, 1 GB of ROM memory and 512 MB of RAM. Upon purchasing this device you also get an included 8 GB Micro SD card. If you require more you can purchase another one, after all – any will do as long as it doesn’t exceed 32 GB.
Following up is the review of the Pantech Breakout’s data connectivity. Here you can find information about the GPRS and EDGE, the Speed and WLAN and the Bluetooth and USB connections. The Pantech Breakout doesn’t have either GPRS or EDGE, but then again most CDMA phones lack those. The speed of the Pantech Breakout is separated in two : one of them is Rev. A up to 3.1 MB/s and the other one is LTE. The WLAN of the Pantech Breakout is a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with both DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Bluetooth of the Pantech Breakout is a Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP. The USB connection of the Pantech Breakout is a Micro USB v2.0 port.
Following up is the camera review of the Pantech Breakout. Here you can find information about the main and secondary cameras, their features and their capabilities. The main camera is a 5 MP snapper capable of photographing at around 2592 x 1944 pixels. The only features of this camera are : autofocus and Geo-tagging. The main camera is capable of recording video at 720p HD with I don’t know how many frames per second. The secondary camera of the Pantech Breakout is a VGA one, however it has no features of its own to discuss.
Following up is the review of the battery of the Pantech Breakout, which we know is very important. You can find out here what type of battery the Pantech Breakout has and how long it can function. The battery of the Pantech Breakout is a Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. This battery can function at around : 300 hours in stand-by mode and up to 5 hours and 47 minutes.
Following up is the review of the hardware of the Pantech Breakout. Here you can find information about the three great hardware components of the device – those three are as following : motherboard, processor and graphics card. Sadly, the Pantech Breakout only has one of the three components. The Pantech Breakout only has a processor – a Single-Core 1 GHz.
Following is the review of the software of the Pantech Breakout. We will see here what version of OS the Pantech Breakout has and whether or not it can be upgraded to a better one. The Pantech Breakout comes with Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread installed on it and apparently cannot be upgraded officially to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. You can do that unofficially but it is highly not recommended since it can ruin your phone in really bad ways. If you wish to do so that is your choice but it will most probably void any warranty of the phone and in case it will break down ( which it may ) you will have to fix it out of your own pocket.
Last but not least is the review of the features and capabilities of the Pantech Breakout. The sensors of the Pantech Breakout are as following : Accelerometer and Proximity. The messaging on the Pantech Breakout can be done via the following : SMS ( with threaded view ), MMS, Push Mail and IM. The browser of the Pantech Breakout supports HTML and also has integrated support for Adobe Flash. The Pantech Breakout doesn’t have a radio, however you can fix that by using certain apps or by listening directly from the website of the radio. The Pantech Breakout also has a GPS with A-GPS support and VZ Navigator. The Pantech Breakout also has Java via Java MIDP emulation. The only available color for the Pantech Breakout is Black.
Here is a list of what the Pantech Breakout can do :
- SNS integration
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- Voice memo
- Predictive text input (Swype)
This concludes our little review of the Pantech Breakout. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestion for things which should be added in the comment section below and I shall be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects.
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