Specs summary


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


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

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

180 MB

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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Pantech's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G).

We were certainly able to text reasonably quickly and mostly comfortably, and enjoyed the Swift's navigation.

- Jessica Dolcourt , Cnet 

Reviews summary

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.

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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)

Reviews (3.5/10 Avg. rating)


You’re not gaining any advantages choosing the Pantech Swift

from PhoneArena

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... Full review

well I for one think this phone is amazing considering its not a smartphon and it delivers ''most'' of the things some older smartphones also do great phone great price

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

from Cnet

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 with the e-mail service, but we're guessing most future Swift owners won't attempt to be as verbose as we were. Since the Pantech Swift never promises to deliver data faster than 3G, we can't hold its data speeds against it; however, we did spend more time than we wanted to waiting for the pro... Full review

Forrest Gardens

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

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 for... More
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 for a dependable, comprehensive, and user-friendly device, move along my brother - move along. Less

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Full Specs

Release date June 10, 2012
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Brew Mobile Platform

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
180 MB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.38 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time No
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
180 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Plastic
Colors Lavender
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm
(4.3 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 177 grams
(6.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 2x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WAV, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YPmobile, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps No
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