Pantech surprises with a highly capable LTE 4G Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless. Find out what works and what doesn't in Phone Scoop's full review.
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The Pantech Breakout is a budget-level Android smartphone for Verizon Wireless that includes one killer feature: LTE 4G. If you're in the market for a 4G smartphone that doesn't cost an arm and a leg at the register, you can do a lot worse than breaking out the Breakout.
One thing that was touched on in the review, but more there's more that can be said, is the high level of customization available with this phone. Everyone complains about bloatware, and this phone comes with its fair share. However, you CAN easily hide any app you want from the launcher page, so even though you can't uninstall the Verizon bloat apps, you don't ever have to look at them when you bring up your app list. Also, there are some nice widgets included, including a few that borrow from HTC Sense, such as a scrollable calendar. You can also delete entire homescreen pages, like you can with Samsung Touchwiz overlay, so if you don't need all 7 pages you can reduce down to as few as 1 if you choose. Also, a correction; the lock screen ... (continues)