Pantech Swift Review


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.


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.

Pantech Swift Sample Video:



1. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Who buys feature phones these days?

2. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

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

5. cupacke1749

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

3. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

4. bansidhar

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

why are you review this phone it is completely low end

6. tepo1

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 14, 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.
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.18 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh(3.00h talk time)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.