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.


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:


  • Sturdy construction


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

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