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Pantech Swift Review

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Pantech Swift Review
Listening to our callers through the earpiece, its maximum volume output is remarkably low – making it even harder to comprehend the choppy voices heard through it. Switching over to the speakerphone, the results don’t deviate whatsoever, but this time around, the volume strength is considerably ample enough.

Shocking to say the least, we are surprised to only get 1 ½ days of normal usage out of a full battery charge – though, we have to remember that it’s packing only a measly 1,000 mAh battery. Nevertheless, it’s undoubtedly below average when compared to our experience with other comparable quick messaging devices.


Conclusion:

On one hand, parents will surely love that the Pantech Swift doesn’t require a data plan, which will obviously help in cutting down costs. However, it’s extremely difficult to like the Pantech Swift at its $69.99 on-contract price point just because it seems to be a bit too bloated for its available set of features and performance. To tell you the truth, you’re probably better off checking out some older quick messaging devices that are still offered by AT&T, which at the same time, should be at a lower price point. Essentially, you’re not gaining any advantages choosing the Pantech Swift, as it clearly doesn’t break the threshold for quick messaging devices.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Software Version: JXUSD4D22012

Pantech Swift Review:



Pros

  • Sturdy construction

Cons

  • General choppy performance
  • Shoots muddy photos & videos
  • Poor battery life
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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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