Pantech Swift Review

Performance:

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

PhoneArena Rating:

5.0

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6 Comments

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.
Swift
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.18 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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