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Pantech Breakout (photos)

Fast it is, but the Pantech Breakout's low-grade camera and video capture quality give us pause.

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Aiming high

Pantech aims high with the Pantech Breakout. Not only is it Pantech's second Android phone, it's also equipped to take advantage of Verizon's speedy 4G LTE network.

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Speeds

Verizon's 4G speeds were as fast as expected within its coverage zone.

(Read our Pantech Breakout review.)

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Design and specs

While inoffensive to gaze upon, the Pantech Breakout is an average slug of black pebbled plastic with a pair of metal accents. It's got a totally decent 4-inch touch screen, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, and a front-facing VGA camera.

(Read our Pantech Breakout review.)

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Camera quality

Unfortunately, the front-facing camera took out-of-focus, grainy photos; the video camera produced jerky playback; and the main camera exhibited inconvenient shutter lag.

(Read our Pantech Breakout review.)

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Side view

On its spines, the Breakout has a convenience key for voice commands, a camera shutter button, and a lock screen/power button.

(Read our Pantech Breakout review.)

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In the hand

The Breakout felt comfortable in the hand. Its dimpled plastic material helps you keep from losing your grip.

(Read our Pantech Breakout review.)

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