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Wileyfox Swift 4G Dual SIM-Free Smartphone £94.99 @ Amazon

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#1
This will go hot! Lowest ever price I believe. Would buy, but worried about the camera quality (I do use my phone camera as my only camera).
#2
how is this compared to the motorola g4?
#3
Received my Swift 9 days ago from the recent £99 Amazon deal. Very happy with it. Heat added. Review ...

http://www.androidcentral.com/wileyfox-swift-review

Edited By: dooper on Aug 27, 2016 07:30: Update
#4
Loving this phone.Got it from last time a hukd deal.
Had two updates since I got it. Unlike the big manufacturer who respond to security problems in Android by either taking months to send out an update or as is more common, they do nothing.
For this price I would highly recommend the phone.
#5
Son has this phone. Very good for the money. Pokemon Go worked perfectly (yes, this even has the gyroscope needed to use full camera mode when catching) BUT after an update last week this has got very jerky. Not yet found solution. Hope it will be fixed.
#6
Hoped this would go down in price again, just broken the screen (accidentally!) for the second time on my old Moto G, so excellent timing. :)

Edited By: Dennis99 on Aug 27, 2016 08:38
#7
I almost got this phone but the user reviews on Amazon aren't all that great.
If you do have a problem with the phone, wileyfox customer service sounds pretty terrible.

I don't want to say it but the whole "made in Britain" stigma isn't inspiring much confidence!
1 Like #8
roflll
I almost got this phone but the user reviews on Amazon aren't all that great.
If you do have a problem with the phone, wileyfox customer service sounds pretty terrible.
I don't want to say it but the whole "made in Britain" stigma isn't inspiring much confidence!
Made in Britain is just a sales gimmick, the phone as far as I know is made in China like most phones are nowadays.
I think they get away with it by saying they're a British company so people expect the products to be made here.

Edited By: paulandpam1 on Aug 27, 2016 11:03
#9
fazzx
how is this compared to the motorola g4?

It's a 5" screen vs the Moto's 5.5" screen. It has a slower processor and worse battery life but overall it's a good phone for the price.
#10
fazzx
how is this compared to the motorola g4?
The Moto G4 is a good phone, but doesn't have a replaceable battery or compass sensor. No use to me.
#11
dooper
fazzx
how is this compared to the motorola g4?
The Moto G4 is a good phone, but doesn't have a replaceable battery or compass sensor. No use to me.
If only there was a Swift plus with a better camera!
#12
hot....not Moto G.... :p:{
#13
Looks like they are reducing the price as the replacement is due out this week

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wileyfox-Spark-Dual-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01J5JCWNO/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
#14
The replaceable battery has only recently been made available and its only 2200 mah oO for another £15. The original is 2500 mah and will not get you far. You will need access to a charge point or spare battery etc if you want to use the phone anthing over minimal use during the day. Does any body know if we can buy extended batterys for this phone anywhere ?
dooper
fazzx
how is this compared to the motorola g4?
The Moto G4 is a good phone, but doesn't have a replaceable battery or compass sensor. No use to me.
1 Like #15
roflll
I almost got this phone but the user reviews on Amazon aren't all that great.
If you do have a problem with the phone, wileyfox customer service sounds pretty terrible.
I don't want to say it but the whole "made in Britain" stigma isn't inspiring much confidence!
The made in Britain thing is innacurate I suspect, it may be a British company but you can bet that this is made in China, mostly designed in China with Wileyfox specifying some of the specifications. The very best you could hope for was it being assembled in Britain from parts made in China.

edit: In fact they state:
Where are Wileyfox phones made?
Wileyfox phones are engineered in Europe and manufactured in China

Edited By: spannerzone on Aug 28, 2016 11:20: edit
#16
Notice the quotation marks for "made in Britain" ;)

Wileyfox marketed themselves as a British brand and fed the mobile industry media stories about how they are 100% British, yet of course these phones are made in some factory in the far East.

What does appear to be a problem is the build quality of at least some handsets, which is compounded by duff customer service.
I know that the majority of Swift owners are pleased with their phones, but those who have experienced problems aren't happy with their customer service.

I can't believe that the newly released batteries are only 2200mAh - the battery life on this phone is pretty rubbish as it is.
1 Like #17
Broke after 9 months. Aftercare comically bad. Avoid...
#18
It doesn't have the 3 capacitive buttons at the bottom in the unused bezel space, instead they're 'software' ones that take up part of the screen. I hate tablets/phones that have those, so a deal breaker for me.
1 Like #19
As Mr_Mister said, the new version is out in a few days. Chief difference seems to be more memory (2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage).

Also worth noting that the original version is £89.99 direct from Wileyfox which is £5 cheaper than Amazon. And the new version will ship with a power bank if you order it direct.
#20
I bought this on prime day and played with it for about an hour and sent it back for a refund. It feels like a child's toy. Very plasticky. My 2 year old S5 is far superior for the same money.
#21
The spark plus has a MediaTek™ 6735 a 2200 mah battery and apparently gives 352 hours stand by and 720 mins talk time while this swift has Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 8916 a 2500 mah battery which gives 200 hours stand by and 3g 480 mins talk time or 2g 600 mins. I dont know anything about chips etc but i presume the mediatech must be extremely efficient compared to the snapdragon ?
helmethead
As Mr_Mister said, the new version is out in a few days. Chief difference seems to be more memory (2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage).
Also worth noting that the original version is £89.99 direct from Wileyfox which is £5 cheaper than Amazon. And the new version will ship with a power bank if you order it direct.


Edited By: Denbi on Aug 28, 2016 13:24: added hours
#22
I found it hard to recommend this phone... limited RAM and cripplingly slow storage http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2464973/wileyfox-spark-review/

There are better options for just a little bit more mullah (G4, Obi, Smart Ultra etc.).
#23
Denbi
The spark plus has a MediaTek™ 6735 a 2200 mah battery and apparently gives 352 stand by and 720 mins talk time while this swift has Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 8916 a 2500 mah battery which gives 200 hours stand by and 3g 480 mins talk time or 2g 600 mins

How can a device have a greater talk time than standby time? Makes no sense. This is a low end device in any case. I'd wait for the new Nexus phones to come out and bag a bargain on one of the older models like the Nexus 5x.
#24
agnostic
I bought this on prime day and played with it for about an hour and sent it back for a refund. It feels like a child's toy. Very plasticky. My 2 year old S5 is far superior for the same money.

I can't comment on the OP's Deal as I've never owned any of these Phones in the past myself, but however ...

WOW!, you think it's possible to get a Samsung Galaxy S5 for £100?, or less then?, show me where please?, as I'd prefer that better (even though I've had a Samsung go belly up on me some years back, at £100 odd for a Galaxy S5?, there's little disputing that one) .....

Lol. :-)
#25
can confirm it's made in china as I just returned my phone yesterday back to amazon, definitely not worth the money for the spec of this phone. The made in china tag is printed on the battery slot. The actual phone is only worth about £70 max if it's unbranded.

If you are not sure with the phone specs you can always check out devicespecifications website it compares specs of all smartphones available in the market.

Edited By: superivanho on Aug 28, 2016 13:16
4 Likes #26
mattfsmsn
I found it hard to recommend this phone... limited RAM and cripplingly slow storagehttp://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2464973/wileyfox-spark-review/

There are better options for just a little bit more mullah (G4, Obi, Smart Ultra etc.).

Wrong phone, this thread is about the Swift, you posted a review of the Spark. The Swift is a much better phone.
#27
helmethead
As Mr_Mister said, the new version is out in a few days. Chief difference seems to be more memory (2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage).


The Swift has 16GB ROM. 2GB RAM. (The Spark has 8GB Memory + 1GB RAM) - this deal is for the Swift.

helmethead

Also worth noting that the original version is £89.99 direct from Wileyfox which is £5 cheaper than Amazon. And the new version will ship with a power bank if you order it direct.

The Swift is £119 on the Wileyfox website https://www.wileyfox.com/swift/


Edited By: Raspberry on Aug 28, 2016 13:54
#28
Mr_Mister
Looks like they are reducing the price as the replacement is due out this weekhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Wileyfox-Spark-Dual-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01J5JCWNO/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

HUH it looks exactly the same :S Am I missing something here
#29
The Medatek CPU in the Swift+ isn't well liked online by reviews. The SD 410 in the Swift is better.
1 Like #30
Denbi
You will need access to a charge point or spare battery etc if you want to use the phone anthing over minimal use during the day.

Charged it Thursday night. Still have 54% charge left. I may be a light user, but the Swift is much better for battery life than any smartphone I've had before.

By the time I actually need a replacement battery, if ever, I'll probably have a choice. Moto G owners can send their phones to recycling when the non-replaceable battery fails.
#31
fazzx
how is this compared to the motorola g4?


similar specs. moto camera is better and moto is fully waterproof. wife has the moto but is annoyed with the limited (8gb) of it. i have a swift and love it. swift is much better value for money.
1 Like #32
tootricky


similar specs. moto camera is better and moto is fully waterproof. wife has the moto but is annoyed with the limited (8gb) of it. i have a swift and love it. swift is much better value for money.

I think you are confusing the Moto G4 for the Moto G 3rd. The G4 isn't fully waterproof, and the lowest storage option is 16GB, not 8GB.
#33
this has been on the deal page for several weeks now, it's a basic phone and is about to be replaced so not really worth this price. when the new phone comes out the price will drop further.
#34
Cheap price, and good for the money, but the only thing British about it is (presumably) the nationality of the Chief Executive.

If you need after sales, expect to call a UK number and be transferred to a Dutch call centre.
#35
if the phone gave issues who do we contact and are they based in the UK who could help?
example a screen replacement or faulty issue ?
#36
also is this phone 4G LTE compatible ?
#37
STi_prodrive
also is this phone 4G LTE compatible ?
Yes, but only on the first sim slot.
#38
Sd410 720p screen 2500mah battery,no FP reader, spend the extra and get a Redmi note 3 / pro.
#39
tootricky
STi_prodrive
also is this phone 4G LTE compatible ?
Yes, but only on the first sim slot.

Actually both slots are 4G compatable. There's a big BUT though. When one slot is used for 4G/3G the other will be stepped down to 2G. I've tried the phone. If you force both 4G/3G it will simply not work.


Edited By: superivanho on Aug 29, 2016 01:55
#40
Anyone tried to register their phone on Wileyfox site , I get the message device not recognized ??

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