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Pantech c520 Breeze review

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6.9/10
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The Pantech c520 Breeze currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Pantech Breeze is aptly named. It has a refreshing, soft layout that users will no doubt welcome. The keypad and directional pad, for example, are separately delineated with soft circles that define the two in a clean, fresh manner.

The C520 is a GSM phone that sports an above average-sized display, large, user-friendly keys, dedicated speed dial keys and a special mode offering large text and simplified menus. In short, this phone is a thoughtful product designed for folks who simply are not tech savvy but want a quality phone nonetheless.

Throw in a speakerphone, VGA camera and some games and there isn’t much to complain about. The Breeze also offers Bluetooth, address book, alarm, calculator/converter and customizable graphics. Dare I say it: it’s a cute and functional phone.

The Breeze will allow you to text, MMS, view the internet, send/receive email, all in a fairly durable and quite attractive outer shell.

There are so many devices in this segment of the phone market, it really comes down to personal taste. If you like a simple but thoughtful design, nice curves and an easy to use phone, this one will capture your attention.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Common Questions


Pantech released the c520 Breeze on May 27, 2008.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Pantech c520 Breeze user manual here.


Pantech backs up the c520 Breeze with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your c520 Breeze has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Pantech support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Pantech's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
2.2"

The Pantech c520 Breeze's screen size is 2.2 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
21 MB

Internal memory is 21 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 950 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

c520 Breeze Specs

Overview
Release date May 27, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 21 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.74 W/kg
Body: 0.57 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.0 x 1.9 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 99 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 1.03 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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The biggest flaw of this phone.....

I love the phone. It fits in my pocket so I don't need a case. It's easy to use and must be made well because I've dropped it many times but when I take pictures I can't download them to my computer. I bought a data cable but can't get any software on line or from AT&T. Anyone have any solutions? Vickie in Oregon
I love the phone. It fits in my pocket so I don't need a case. It's easy to use and must be made well because I've dropped it many times but when I take pictures I can't download them to my computer. I bought a data cable but can't get any software on line or from AT&T. Anyone have any solutions? Vickie in Oregon Less
Amazon

Awesome Phone! I LOVE everything about it!

from Amazon
I have had many cell phones and bought dozens of them for a large family. For the ADULTS, this is the best phone I have ever had! I don't text or use social groups so who needs a smart phone? This has nice large keys, 3 speed dial keys- see 1,2,3 buttons under display(you can program more)voice activa...More
I have had many cell phones and bought dozens of them for a large family. For the ADULTS, this is the best phone I have ever had! I don't text or use social groups so who needs a smart phone? This has nice large keys, 3 speed dial keys- see 1,2,3 buttons under display(you can program more)voice activated dialing, easy menu interface, I can't rave enough about it. For a basic cell phone plan since this is not a "smart" phone, I was able to get internet access and email access for just $10 a month. With this phone I have everything Iphone users rave about for so much less. I am VERY happy with this phone. In fact, I will probably buy a few off ebay as interest and prices decline so that I have a spare in the future. Not a kid phone because it is not really text friendly, but if you use your phone to TALK, like old folks do, you won't be sorry you bought this one - if you use your phone to TALK this is THE ONE. Less
Amazon

I LOVE THIS PHONE! Only 1 flaw!

from Amazon
I adore this phone. I've had it for a year now and it is SO durable and dependable!I've dropped it too many times to count even on hard concrete and it did not harm this phone one bit! It's easy to use and the reception is wonderful. I love the large buttons and viewing screen. I'm also an avid texter...More
I adore this phone. I've had it for a year now and it is SO durable and dependable!I've dropped it too many times to count even on hard concrete and it did not harm this phone one bit! It's easy to use and the reception is wonderful. I love the large buttons and viewing screen. I'm also an avid texter and I appreciate the large buttons for texting purposes. The ONLY problem about this phone is when I try to pry open the cover for connecting the charger it is very difficult to open. I have to pry the connection slot open with the blade of a pocket knife or scissors! Still I would not trade this phone for any other. It is the absolute best! Less
Amazon

Good, But Has 1 Annoying "Feature"

from Amazon
The things that I like best about this phone so far, are the large display, the large raised buttons. Also, the sound is very good, and the ringer seems to be very loud. That being said, this phone currently has a major drawback for me. The keypad light only stays on for abot 5 seconds. There is curren...More
The things that I like best about this phone so far, are the large display, the large raised buttons. Also, the sound is very good, and the ringer seems to be very loud. That being said, this phone currently has a major drawback for me. The keypad light only stays on for abot 5 seconds. There is currently no way to change this light on time in the software. You can extend the time that the display screen is lighted, but not the keypad. For others this may not be a big issue, but for me, I am finding it very difficult to use the keypad in low light situations. Less

Pantech C520 Cell Phone

This phone is very seldom clear. I can't hardly ever understand the person I am talking to. I always have to say I can't understand you. I always have to turn the volume up as loud as it will go to try and understand them. By this time they think I am screaming at them because of the volume being up. T...More
This phone is very seldom clear. I can't hardly ever understand the person I am talking to. I always have to say I can't understand you. I always have to turn the volume up as loud as it will go to try and understand them. By this time they think I am screaming at them because of the volume being up. This phone is one of the worse phones that I have had as far as the sound is on it. Very Frustrated Less
Amazon

Buyer -beware-

from Amazon
I purchased this phone because I have big fingers and the large buttons of the Pantech Breeze seemed a welcome change from the microscopic buttons on just about every new phone made now. Pros - 1. Big buttons. Cons - 1. Programs (games) and phone numbers you CAN'T delete. 2. I can't crank this t...More
I purchased this phone because I have big fingers and the large buttons of the Pantech Breeze seemed a welcome change from the microscopic buttons on just about every new phone made now. Pros - 1. Big buttons. Cons - 1. Programs (games) and phone numbers you CAN'T delete. 2. I can't crank this thing loud enough to hear people unless I'm in a quiet room. 3. Phone must be centered very precisely over your ear or it sounds muffled. 4. Perhaps I have a lemon, but this phone constantly dies and tells me I have no service. This happens in the city. I will -not- be looking at any Pantech products in the future. Less

Pantech C520

I was sent a second replacement phone and still have the same problems. It's the worse phone I have ever owned - cuts out even during strong signals. Other users are talking to their party and I am recalling and recalling my party to get my message through. More complicated than other phones.

Pantech Breeze

This phone is very difficult to use. Long drawn out ways to get to everything. A very frustrating phone.
Amazon

Pathetic attempt at user-friendliness

from Amazon
While the thought behind the phone (including the simpler "breeze" mode) is nice, the implementation is often disappointing. For example, there's a long list of various service numbers (musicID, 411, voiceCall, etc) hard-coded into the phone's contact book and cannot be deleted. Why not allow the cons...More
While the thought behind the phone (including the simpler "breeze" mode) is nice, the implementation is often disappointing. For example, there's a long list of various service numbers (musicID, 411, voiceCall, etc) hard-coded into the phone's contact book and cannot be deleted. Why not allow the consumer to pick and choose which numbers to keep in her own phone book is a mystery to me. While the phone is touted as particularly usable for elderly people, the power plug is finicky and requires a lot of coordination to use correctly. In various parts of the interface, large font becomes tiny and hard to read. It's clear that Pantech is headed in the right direction, but they still have a way to go. Less
Amazon

The Ultimate KISS Phone (for gadget fans, not Seniors)

from Amazon
[Cautionary and update: Despite AT&T's pitching this phone to "seniors" and some of the consumer testimonials to that effect, this phone is a complex gadget that can consume hours of your time and money if you're not careful. There are 2 "modes" (sometimes referred to as "themes"): Breeze (or "simple"...More
[Cautionary and update: Despite AT&T's pitching this phone to "seniors" and some of the consumer testimonials to that effect, this phone is a complex gadget that can consume hours of your time and money if you're not careful. There are 2 "modes" (sometimes referred to as "themes"): Breeze (or "simple") and Advanced. Unless you plan to use the phone for e-mail, my advice is to leave it permanently in Breeze mode. I recently decided to explore Advanced mode, and simply resetting the phone to Breeze mode cost me hours and dollars. ATT dropped the ball in several respects with this otherwise admirable little gadget: 1. There should be a "dedicated" button for switching between the two modes instead of a tricky menu system; 2. There should be a warning whenever you as a user are entering any part of the phone for which you will be charged (especially for "pay as you go" customers like me); 3. The Instruction Manuals (including the "simplified," quick-start one, should be on full-sized pages with larger font and clearer diagrams and labeling). For many folks, the smartest approach might be to spend at least an hour learning the phone's basic functions in Breeze Mode, most importantly the On-Off button (at the upper extreme right of the touch pad). And if you're looking for a phone for someone with failing eyesight, shaky finger coordination, and unaccustomed moments of forgetfulness, you probably should be scouting out the Samsung Jitterbug.] 1 For those who prefer not to spend time talking to an operator, this phone is potentially easier to use than the Jitterbug, the Samsung phone being heavily promoted in AARP publications as ideal for the technologically (if not mentally) challenged. Six years prior to this most recent purchase, I had sworn off cell phones after losing my 3rd. (Moreover, I sort of resented the idea of being continuously "traceable.") In the meantime, I'd acquired 2 iPods, a couple of Apple notebook computers, and a Canon Elf. So why would I want a replacement that's more of an "entertainment center in miniature" than a phone--requiring keen eyesight, tiny fingers and, in my case, lots of consultations of the instruction manual? And as far as I'm concerned, the keyboards that come with these phones (some even with MS Word processors!) are a joke. They strike me as a regression in literacy, aimed at kids who do texting and chatroom prose. But the Pantech Breeze represents a sensible alternative. This phone doesn't have the "patronizing" look of the Jitterbug yet, especially with its 3 dedicated keys, it's simpler and quicker to use than Samsung's senior saver while being far more stylish. And, should you need to convince someone you're not as yet a candidate for "the home," the device has internet, e-mail, and bluetooth connectability--plus a camera (all of which I could otherwise do without). The keys and screen are large and bright without being "overstated." When I walk on my college campus, I see students everywhere scurrying about with cell phones to their ears. At times they look like a bunch of carrier pigeons receiving their marching orders from some fairy godfather, or a supreme choreographer with a perverse sense of humor. The same is true in any metropolitan area--or even in a Walmart store. So far I haven't noticed the phenomenon taking hold in retirement communities--perhaps the last bastion of freedom and sanity. Less

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