Verizon Wireless recently introduced to us the Pantech Breakout, an entry-level device of the 4G LTE market, and the price tag was set to intrigue. Well, it appears as though it did just that, and landed right in my hands, and many of you are probably wondering how the specs and performance compare to the price. So, without any further delay let's hit the break and take a quick look at the device, check out some more pictures, and a video walkthrough.
One important thing about purchasing any new device is how the device looks, and more importantly how it feels in the hand. The first thing that triggered my eyes about the device was the four buttons on the bottom were actual buttons, and not capacative touch ones, and this will be the first device I ever used of that style. The overall feel of the device is very comfortable, the 4 inch display makes the device a nice size, allowing it to fit well in the hand, and while it isn't the thinnest device out there, it is no bulk machine either.
With a price tag like the one of the Breakout it comes as no surprise that you would be skeptical as to what you are buying into, but after even just a short time with the device I have been pleasantly surprised. The 4-inch 800x480 display is powered by a 1GHz processor which allows for an overall smooth experience while manuvering around the interface of the device. Pantech does put a skin on the device with a custom launcher, boo, but the good news is that it can be disabled, and the stock Gingerbread launcher can be used. The device has a custom lockscreen which offers features similar to that of Sense 3.0, except that there are only three icons that can be quick launched from the lockscreen, and they are not able to be customized.
With the price being right, and the specs looking great on paper, is the performance of the device enough to make it your next device? Check out the video below, and be sure to stay tuned for a full review of the device.