Pantech Breakout Gallery and Initial Impressions

Updated on 03 January 2014 by

The Pantech Breakout is being billed by Verizon as a good choice for those looking to make their first step up from a dumbphone to a smartphone. Thanks to an impressive build-quality, built-in 4G LTE, and a tempting $99 on-contract price tag, it’s hard to argue.

When I got the Pantech Breakout out of the its box, I was immediately impressed with the build-quality. This is my first experience with a Pantech handset, and I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting this level of hardware detail from a $99 phone. The phone is completely plastic, save the screen, but they’ve textured the plastic in a number of ways that makes it feel way more solid than if it were nothing but smooth glossy plastic, like most of Samsung Galaxy S phones. The careful texturing even makes the phone feel more rugged than it probably is. I must say that I prefer some attention to detail on the case of the Pantech Breakout over a phone like the Samsung Nexus S [review], which was actually rather boring on the outside thanks to it’s smooth glossy plastic.

The 4G LTE speeds on the Pantech Breakout are as high performing as ever. This is the same 4G LTE connection that I was able to play multiplayer Halo Reach on without much issue (something I never would be able to do on a 3G network).

The only early issue I have wit the Pantech Breakout is the keyboard which has some responsiveness issues. By default, the phone uses Swype for input, but I’m not the biggest Swype fan so I tend to go with the default Android keyboard. Unfortunately the default keyboard seems to hang from time to time. Even though it will eventually get all of the input, it’s jarring to be tapping away when suddenly the haptic feedback stops for a few seconds, only to catch up after a brief pause. This may be fixable and I’m still looking into it. Otherwise, the device has been rather impressive given the pricetag.

With that said, I’ve got a Pantech Breakout gallery for you, and we’ll have more coverage soon:

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Yimyan says:

    that was neat but did you note the pintech excise tax on rehash user reware? The reason is because the phone that benefits from pantechs new “build quailty” assurance package is for that whom knows it “all”. I highly doubt that you could have acccessed “reach” on 4ge lite speeds as I’ve been using a three mbc connection with a rambox for $47 month doesn’t get me the speeds I need for simply online “protoplay”.

  2. Lord Cadlow says:

    At yiman:

    The problem with what your saying is that pintech excise tax on rehash user reware is only for those who want the to use the forza program directory. If your using the lite verison well then. Have you ever considerered going with the diagrammed re-hasher 20-v? It has double the output with none of the so called “issues” of the newer models. If you really want the best though you should go with Triwear’s iso-RAM mode.

  3. Yimyan says:

    @ cadlot:

    what your saying is I should eschew rambox for Triwear iso-RAM and reintegrate the EPI data wash component? I thought rehash forbid users from a 20-v restart when, and only when, they reboot the pantech node with the newest PINstripe load module?

  4. Lord cadlow says:

    The triwear iso-RAM will initiate an auto restart if and only if the toolbar is set to rehash the data pack. You can bypass This by activating the roll drivers and mounting the freeware 10 model to selective status

  5. Yimyan says:

    Thats good. I didn’t know of roll driving remount potentialities? i always run into scree-sync errors, do you note vector contingency user renot-retrieval? Your failing to acknowledge the syncrum-hashmark process by simply writing off the roll driver 4Now exum.

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