Pantech Swift Review

Interface:

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.


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.



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.


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.




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