Pantech Breeze II P2000 Review

Pantech Breeze II P2000 Review
Introduction:

We've seen a barrage of quick messaging phones out of Pantech's camp over the course of the last year and we don't foresee them drying up in that category any time soon. However, they're also in the game when it comes to basic handsets that forgo the QWERTY form factor in favor of the classic clamshell – just like the original Pantech Breeze from a couple of years ago. Thankfully they're at it again with the successor, the Pantech Breeze II P2000, which aims to be a solid entry-level handset aimed for older adults who prefer simplicity over aesthetics.

The package contains:
•    Pantech Breeze II
•    Charger
•    User Manual
•    Quick Start Guide

Design:

Naturally the overall look of the Pantech Breeze II follows closely to the teeth with its predecessor as the design and dimensions look similar. The narrow looking clamshell device is fairly well sized and light weight (3.5 oz) enough to allow anyone to hold it comfortably without much strain on the hand. Although the handset doesn't feel hefty due to the plastic material it's constructed out of, its design is more reserved than others and doesn't scream anything breathtaking. However, for a handset that's geared towards older adults, the choice of material looks to be durable enough to withstand some damage. All in all, it surely isn't the prettiest out there, but we'd surmise that design wouldn't be the top priority for a handset that takes aim at the older population.



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As one would expect, the Pantech Breeze II improves upon most of the specs seen with its predecessor. In its closed position, you can view the date, time, and caller ID info thanks to its 1.38” external display which has a resolution of 128 x 128 with support for 65k colors. Below that are three LED indicators that light up for incoming messages, phones calls, and low battery which make it relatively easy for anyone to take notice.


Opening up the handset, we're greeted to an adequate 2.2” QVGA display with 262k colors which happens to be crisp and full of color to make text very easy to see from a good distance. Not only did it have pretty good viewing angles, but it managed to hold up well even in outdoor conditions where the sun was beating down directly on it. With simplicity in mind, there are three quick key buttons numbered from one to three found below the display which can be assigned to just about anything – from phone numbers to even applications. Despite being somewhat flush to the surface, the oval shaped buttons on the keypad are large enough to feel out and press without much effort. In addition to utilizing a circular directional pad, there are other dedicated buttons for the camera, voice recognition, and soft keys – all of which are comfortable to the touch. Aside from the usual proprietary Pantech charging port on the right side, you can find the perfectly placed and sized volume rocker to the left. Finally, the 1.3-megapixel camera and speaker phone are found on the back, while removing the battery cover will provide you access to the SIM card and microSD card slots.





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8 Comments

1. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I'm surprised phonearena even did a review on this phone.

2. Vegeta

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

@ace1122 Why just because is a non smartphone dont deserve a review! there is simple people outside that still like simple phones

3. AladdinSane

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

So true, Vegeta!!!

4. AladdinSane

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

The Pantech isn't a bad phone, by no means, but I wish AT&T would go for some feature phones instead of going all SmartPhones...as it seems to be doing at present. Not everyone wants a SmartPhone. There are some who still want a feature phone. This Pantech is boring, though, in design. They should have given it a 2MP cam at least. I'm sure it will do well for the most undemanding out there. Peace!

5. Kittycat unregistered

This phone is the biggest piece of junk ever sold by At&t and after 3 months of having two of the phones the have had sim cards changed, batteries changed and it still drops calls, says emergency use only, extremely poor quality sound when talking that is IF you can even get the call to go through on the phone at all. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS CRAP!!!

6. Billd unregistered

I am on my second of these phones (warranty), and both have the same problem __ garbled reception, then dropped call. Happens within seconds or minutes into a call (either out or in), and no relief is offered by AT&T other than to give me another (which won't work either.) Have spent many hours with Service, all to no avail. Don't buy this phone!

7. Cool Javelin unregistered

Pretty much, this phone sucks. The radio is very poor, it drops connections a lot when other phones show strong signals, and doesn't reconnect when back in range. You have to power cycle it to get it back to work. Also, when it is working (only about 70% of the time,) the audio is unintelligible. 50% of the words are simply missing in both directions (talking and listening.) I have been through a LOT of phones, several Nokias, Samsungs, Motorolas, and now this Pantech piece of crap. Clearly, (pun intended) this is the worst of the bunch. As far as functionality, I rate manufacturers, Nokia the best (most reliable, and most clear) Motorola next, Samsung third, and Pantech worst. Features and comfort MUST come second to usability. If it feels good in your hand, but doesn't do the job that was intended, it belongs at the bottom of the trash heap. Just my 2 cents (adjusted for inflation, economy, and political corruption, more like $20.) Mark.

8. Daryl unregistered

Upon receiving a call on the pantech p2000 but before opening, pressing both external buttons (normally sound level) will end the call. This is very troublesome when fishing the phone out of a pocket. Does anyone know a way to turn this off??? The manual has very little real info about many features.
Breeze II
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Storage 0.08 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 920 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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