Pantech Swift

4/10 AVG.
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We were certainly able to text reasonably quickly and mostly comfortably, and enjoyed the Swift's navigation. - Jessica Dolcourt, Cnet  
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Reviews summary

4/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

Since the market for phones with built-in hardware keyboards will probably never die, it’s good thing models like the Pantech Swift still exist. It’s a colorful touchscreen handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that’s available at a fairly low price point. Is it the best option for messaging junkies who are working with a tight budget?

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Swift is the fact that it seems to have pretty well-rounded feature set. It has a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD card support, and as mentioned earlier, a full QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, these features don’t really work well together. Or at least Pantech was not able to fully integrate them and make the experience of using the Swift as good as it can be.

The Swift is prone to frequent slow downs, barely lasts 4 hours of talk time per charge, and has very limited third-party software support. Though priced quite affordably, most reviewers agree that it is still priced a tad too high for what it offers. The hardware keyboard is a great extra, for sure, but it’s easy to get an overall better phone for the money.

Need to Know: Pantech Swift

1. Has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard behind the full touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Comes with built-in social networking features. (The Good)

3. Short battery life. (The Bad)

4. Too pricey for what it offers. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
2.8"

The Pantech Swift's screen is 2.8 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Brew Mobile Platform operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
180 MB

Internal memory is 180 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a 1000 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Pantech's performance ratings are: 10 days standby time, 180 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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NEW Pantech Swift P6020 Cell Phone with slide out keyboard UNLOCKED

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New Pantech Swift P6020 Unlocked GSM QWERTY Purple Slider Touchscreen Phone

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Pantech Swift P6020 Cell Phone BRAND NEW UNLOCKED

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Reviews summary

4/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

Since the market for phones with built-in hardware keyboards will probably never die, it’s good thing models like the Pantech Swift still exist. It’s a colorful touchscreen handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that’s available at a fairly low price point. Is it the best option for messaging junkies who are working with a tight budget?

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Swift is the fact that it seems to have pretty well-rounded feature set. It has a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, a 2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD card support, and as mentioned earlier, a full QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, these features don’t really work well together. Or at least Pantech was not able to fully integrate them and make the experience of using the Swift as good as it can be.

The Swift is prone to frequent slow downs, barely lasts 4 hours of talk time per charge, and has very limited third-party software support. Though priced quite affordably, most reviewers agree that it is still priced a tad too high for what it offers. The hardware keyboard is a great extra, for sure, but it’s easy to get an overall better phone for the money.

Need to Know: Pantech Swift

1. Has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard behind the full touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. Comes with built-in social networking features. (The Good)

3. Short battery life. (The Bad)

4. Too pricey for what it offers. (The Bad)

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Reviews (4/10 Avg. rating)

You’re not gaining any advantages choosing the Pantech Swift

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

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... More

The Swift is scuffable despite its weight, its processor is extremely slow, and the touch screen is unresponsive

from Cnet (over 2 years ago)

The Pantech Swift is a phone we really wanted to like. It has the fresh-faced appeal of an archetypal messenger phone, but, sadly, is somewhat lacking in chops. We were certainly able to text reasonably quickly and mostly comfortably, and enjoyed the Swift's navigation. True, there was one large gaffe... More

  6/10

I hate this phone and Pantech - they're both useless

(8 months ago)

This phone is horrible, much like the entire Pantech product line. Customer support, device functionality, and the overall design is lacking any intelligible characteristics. I for one will never buy another Pantech device. They're sluggish, out of touch, and behind the times. If you're looking... More

  1/10

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