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Pantech Swift Review

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Certainly, we like the simple and hassle-free experience offered by the handset’s software, but the sluggish performance makes it a taxing experience. When it comes to personalization, the elements there are enough to give the handset some distinction, like its scrollable homescreens, but it seems far more antiquated versus other things – like Samsung’s TouchWiz UI for feature phones. In the long run, the experience is lacking the vigor and appeal to keep us engaged, but then again, that might be something that other people are looking for.

The interface of the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
The interface of the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
The interface of the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
The interface of the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review

The interface of the Pantech Swift


Regardless of what’s powering the Pantech Swift underneath the hood, we really don’t need to know based on its platform performance. As we mentioned already, there’s a recognizable amount of sluggishness with most operations. From scrolling to opening apps, there is simply a lot of waiting or unresponsiveness attached to its operation.

Messaging - Pantech Swift Review
Pantech Swift Review
Pantech Swift Review
Email - Pantech Swift Review

Messaging

  

Email



Multimedia:

Boasting a very generic looking music player, it has the fundamentals we’d expect, but lacks any visual flare to stand out. Cranking its volume to its maximum setting, its output is extremely sharp and irritating to the ear, but thankfully it doesn’t sound muffled. Setting the appropriate equalizer option has a marginal effect, but still, we’d recommend placing its volume in the middle for the best results.

Already, we know that its below average sized display isn’t ample to handle most of our video watching needs, but we’re made more aware about its limitations using our test videos. In fact, it’s only able to load an MPEG-4 320 x 240 video file. Sure it managed to play it smoothly, but its bleak colors and insufficient details make it hard to accept.

Music player - Pantech Swift Review
Pantech Swift Review
Video player - Pantech Swift Review
Pantech Swift Review

Music player

 

Video player

 

At 2-megapixels, it’s evident that the Pantech Swift isn’t one known for taking photos. Rightfully so, we’re made more aware after checking out the scary results it manages to cough up. First and foremost, you’ll need a steady hand when taking photos, since its shutter speed it slow – thus, resulting in some blurriness. As a whole, the low quality with its still image capture and video recording make it very hard to use for those candid moments.

Camera interface - Pantech Swift Review
Camera interface - Pantech Swift Review
Camera interface - Pantech Swift Review
Camera interface - Pantech Swift Review

Camera interface


Camera samples taken with the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
Camera samples taken with the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
Camera samples taken with the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
Camera samples taken with the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review
Camera samples taken with the Pantech Swift - Pantech Swift Review

Camera samples taken with the Pantech Swift


Strong - Indoor samples - Pantech Swift Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Pantech Swift Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Pantech Swift Review

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Indoor samples


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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 08:31 1

1. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Who buys feature phones these days?

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 17:55 2

2. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


People who really don't want to pay for a data plan (older folks and very young teenagers).

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 10:05

5. cupacke1749 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


@ sportsinger75 thank you very much, i have a smartphone i pay for a data plan, but i hate my smartphone and I want the Pantech Swift. So not all people buy featured phones for that reason. That is your opinion not a fact of this world.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 08:19 1

3. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Heres why. Most of the feature phones sports trendy and cool designs, Examples? the Samsung Nori F and the LG Lollipop. Some wants greater customizations. some wants..... you know, special features... and most importantly, don't want data plans and some think smartphones look boring and dull.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 10:57

4. bansidhar (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Apr 2012)


why are you review this phone it is completely low end

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 17:05

6. tepo1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


Unfortunately I have this phone. It always drops incoming calls. I always have to call the person back because it drops the calls. And when someone sends you a picture via text, the picture is so small, you can hardly see it. Completely a low end phone, so sorry I got it.

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Pantech Swift

Pantech Swift

OS: Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP)
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.29 x 2.22 x 0.58 inches
(109 x 56 x 15 mm)
6.26 oz  (178 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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