Wileyfox Storm Smartphone - Android, Octacore, 3GB RAM, 20MP Sony Camera + £10 Argos Voucher £194.95 @ Argos
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Wileyfox Storm Smartphone - Android, Octacore, 3GB RAM, 20MP Sony Camera + £10 Argos Voucher £194.95 @ Argos

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Found 28th Oct 2015
A lot of phone for not so much money compared to other smartphones.
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Wileyfox is a British smartphone manufacturer based in London - SUPPORT UK BUSINESSES.
Wileyfox's current CEO is Nick Muir, former general manager of Motorola UK.

Fresh-faced British upstart Wileyfox is hoping to make a name for itself in contract-free smartphones, joining plenty of other manufacturers searching for the perfect balance between performance and price. Today Wileyfox has announced its higher-end Storm smartphone is now up for grabs for £199. That much buys you a dual-SIM, 4G device with a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32 gigs of expandable storage, a 2,500mAh battery, 20-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor and an 8MP selfie snapper.

Enveloping all those components is a 5.5-inch full HD display and a grainy, matte finish shell complemented by sunset orange highlights, with fan-favourite, Android-based Cyanogen OS running the show.
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How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the play store? (got a nexus 4)
Pretty nice spec for the money and Cyanogenmod support is also a plus. Can't help feeling they missed a trick with the battery though, if the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 can fit in 3000mAh surely Wileyfox could too? Although SU6 will likely not see an update past 5.1.1. Anyone seen any reviews, especially where battery life is concerned?
If they let us root, I'd consider it.
cavemana

How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the … How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the play store? (got a nexus 4)


Yes, same same.
it says battery is non removable :-( overwise good specs
Qrunch

If they let us root, I'd consider it.


I asked WF via Twitter a month or so ago about factory support for unlocking the bootloader and root, all they did was favourite my post and gave no answer at all - I'll be sitting on the fence for a while and seeing what sort of support it gets on XDA.
Anyone seen a review for the storm. Only seen reviews for the swift.
This looks just like my one plus one, however cheaper in price. the Cyanogen os means it should not need rooting as it has the tweaks that stock does not, however rooting will allow you more customisation. Can use it with google play apps with no problem. good price and specs, heat from me and would be my choice of not already got one plus one.
I like it. Dual sim and good specs. But no cases out there for it. I'll wait a bit as I've slippery fingers...
Agree that the battery capacity is disappointing, my P7000 is 3450mah, I really don't want to go back to a phone where you can't guarantee a full day from early morning till late night. I was tempted because of the possible camera upgrade from the P7000, but it seems the recent batch of new phones aren't ticking all my boxes yet. Still drawn towards the elephone vowney, but the pre sale discount isn't quite what it needs to be.
I'd preordered this from Amazon, but cancelled last week. No reviews, no hands on from the usual tech sites, no real response to customer queries all had me a bit worried. Appreciate they're probably very busy with the launch, and are only a small company, but like others I'm sitting back and seeing what happens first.

Edit: Oh, and unless I'm mistaken, dual SIM support removes micro SD expansion support. Just a heads up.
Edited by: "Magoo_222" 28th Oct 2015
Is this just a rebrand of a Chinese handset, or a genuine 'Wileyfox' design?

Dual SIM support removing microSD support isn't great, at least it has 32GB storage though.

Ability to root also essential for my needs!
Edited by: "OB1" 28th Oct 2015
Also not sure they are so British OP. What makes you say they are?
Specs looked good until I saw Snapdragon 615 and 2500mah. Kind of pointless putting 3gb ram if the processor is not up to scratch!
Flubit offered me 185GBP including delivery. Worth a punt if you're really interested in buying the phone. Warranty comes from Wileyfox themselves and since it's based in the UK there should be no problem.
cavemana

How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the … How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the play store? (got a nexus 4)



​Yeah as previously said, you get access to the play store. It's very similar to stock android with a few added customisation and productivity tweaks, some that usually require rooting.
doctor_vadgers

Yes, same same.



It's 95% pure Android. You have a few extra options to customise your phone. You get weekly updates. I personally prefer CM
Short review here. Camera looks awful youtu.be/fY0…RG0
I've definitely been considering this - well priced considering the spec...not sure whether to pay 3 times as much for an LG V10?
I'm getting out of stock for home delivery and delivery to store.
cavemana

How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the … How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the play store? (got a nexus 4)



​I run CyanogenMod on my phone. I had a Nexus 4 before too. Cyanogen is very much like stock android but with a few added useful features.

Play store works fine.
Bought the Swift the other day (it's smaller brother) and well impressed for less than £130 delivered from Amazon.
Edited by: "rehydrated" 28th Oct 2015
rehydrated

Bought the Swift the other day (it's smaller brother) and well impressed … Bought the Swift the other day (it's smaller brother) and well impressed for less than £130 delivered from Amazon.




How is the battery? and where from?
OB1

Is this just a rebrand of a Chinese handset, or a genuine 'Wileyfox' … Is this just a rebrand of a Chinese handset, or a genuine 'Wileyfox' design?Dual SIM support removing microSD support isn't great, at least it has 32GB storage though.Ability to root also essential for my needs!



there was a comment on the thread for the swift that they were rebranded phones, so not original design. was also a comment that Cyanogen would be more power efficient. not sure how accurate either statement is. both swift and storm have same battery though so this 1080 screen will use more power than the swifts 720p i would have thought? just speculation as not got either but considering swift if the price drops nearer the £100 mark.
happyharry

there was a comment on the thread for the swift that they were rebranded … there was a comment on the thread for the swift that they were rebranded phones, so not original design. was also a comment that Cyanogen would be more power efficient. not sure how accurate either statement is. both swift and storm have same battery though so this 1080 screen will use more power than the swifts 720p i would have thought? just speculation as not got either but considering swift if the price drops nearer the £100 mark.


But the commenter was referring to the Storm and wondering if it is an original design.

Cyanogen might increase the efficiency ever so slightly, but don't expect large numbers.
why if you go through to the basket does it state out of stock?
hellop4nda

But the commenter was referring to the Storm and wondering if it is an … But the commenter was referring to the Storm and wondering if it is an original design. Cyanogen might increase the efficiency ever so slightly, but don't expect large numbers.



yeah appreciate your first comment but an exclusive british design would surely be a usp worth shouting about. good marketing tool. as they dont, i assume theyre both rebrands. cheaper than clean sheet design for a startup.

your second point, thanks.
markhuges

How is the battery? and where from?



From Amazon. Getting about a day. (Use all day, it is lasting, put on charge at night - sorted)
happyharry

yeah appreciate your first comment but an exclusive british design would … yeah appreciate your first comment but an exclusive british design would surely be a usp worth shouting about. good marketing tool. as they dont, i assume theyre both rebrands. cheaper than clean sheet design for a startup.your second point, thanks.


Quite true, I certainly agree - if it was an original design it would've been paraded around. I'm assuming USP = ultimate selling point? Have never come across that term before.
unique selling point dude.
bdt_1978

unique selling point dude.


Cool, thanks!
cavemana

How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the … How different is Cyanogen to stock android? Do I still get apps from the play store? (got a nexus 4)



i thought i was the only one still using a nexus 4!!

Also interested in the storm that's brewing
daniq

It's 95% pure Android. You have a few extra options to customise your … It's 95% pure Android. You have a few extra options to customise your phone. You get weekly updates. I personally prefer CM


Am hoping it will get enough dev support for a release of Carbon or Paranoid rather than just straight CM, also root and bootloader unlock are high on my list of wants before I consider pulling the trigger as CWM and Xposed are necessities to me
doctor_vadgers

Am hoping it will get enough dev support for a release of Carbon or … Am hoping it will get enough dev support for a release of Carbon or Paranoid rather than just straight CM, also root and bootloader unlock are high on my list of wants before I consider pulling the trigger as CWM and Xposed are necessities to me





Paranoid is unlikely these days bud... the developers have been poached and work elsewhere... as a result dev is nigh on non existant
Similar to Swift "deal" posted the other day, this is not a deal - this is regular price for this phone.
OB1

Also not sure they are so British OP. What makes you say they are?



​Wileyfox are a british start up company
mjpower4

​Wileyfox are a british start up company



​but part of another company and Chinese owned?
Cold, no review from Markus Brownee of this.
mjpower4

​Wileyfox are a british start up company



Wikipedia said so
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