Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus SIM-Free Smartphone 32GB + 3GB - Gold £139.99 @ Amazon
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Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus SIM-Free Smartphone 32GB + 3GB - Gold £139.99 @ Amazon

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Would rather a darker colour but seems a good price.

Undecided about this or the 2GB G5...

Great price
Would this be a lot better than samsung s5 which i have atm.
Is this the dual sim model

All Swift 2 Plus range reduced today- Gold £139.99 , Rose Pink also £139.99 and Midnight Blue is £149.99 until midnight tonight

Is it worth the swap from s5 to this?

Any idea what the camera is like .time to move on from my voda s6 . the camera has been the main letdown. Had considered the lenovo p2 from three .

would be good to hear from someone with one of these

I bought one of these for a friend and had a few days to play with it before I handed it over. Really impressed with the build quality and the fingerprint reader. The OS was practically stock and the CPU and 3GB Ram seemed to handle everything with ease. Some will want a phone with a better screen and camera but for the £, its hard to complain. If you want better, spend more £.

HOT.
Edited by: "Masteryates" 10th Apr

Would have gone for this if I hadn't recently picked up the Lenovo P2.

Happy with my original Swift (and just had the screen replaced under 2 year warranty after a bit of discolouration!)

I purchased the wileyfox swift around a month ago for £110 and that's been great, so this with extra storage and memory is a no brainer

Anyone be able to advise what difference/improvements I would see over an LG G2 with this please? Thanks

What's the screen quality like, i know the g5 has more ppi but is the difference noticeable on this size screen, trying to decide between the two for the other half.

Does it run marshmallow or nougat ?

micpwelsh

Does it run marshmallow or nougat ?


Runs Cyanogen mod out of box. Currently rolling out N at the moment.

rosstheboss1972

https://youtu.be/ljGOs8_RZlA


Thanks, made me like the phone even more

Loving my Lenovo P2 , but heat given cause this was on my shortlist a couple of weeks back .

My bro got this model which i didnt no, and i have the s5, ive been to see him today and wow side by side s5 and this i say the fox is better camera wise. Ive not messed with it to long but feels good etc. Im buying one :-)

Is there any vouchers or anything for amazon atm?

sme24185

Is it worth the swap from s5 to this?



​they are almost the same spec so no unless dual sim is the most important feature that you need

how about from LG G2? Going to see an improvement?

fr3dy77_sp33d

​they are almost the same spec so no unless dual sim is the most i … ​they are almost the same spec so no unless dual sim is the most important feature that you need



Hows that s5 2gb +16gb

Fox 3gb + 32gb and dual sim cam looks better

Only concern is it runs Cyanogen mod, is it worth the risk, only reading Cyanogen no longer going. Want this to replace almost dead Nexus 5

denwyn

Only concern is it runs Cyanogen mod, is it worth the risk, only reading … Only concern is it runs Cyanogen mod, is it worth the risk, only reading Cyanogen no longer going. Want this to replace almost dead Nexus 5


Nougat is being rolled out via OTA updates at this very moment to the swift range.

Paddy_o_furniture

Nougat is being rolled out via OTA updates at this very moment to the … Nougat is being rolled out via OTA updates at this very moment to the swift range.


In english whats this mean? Im not to tech with phones

stevem999

how about from LG G2? Going to see an improvement?


Would be interested in knowing what the battery life is like on these. My husband and I both bought Wileyfox Swift (1st Gen) and he has reverted to his G2 for better camera and video. We've both gradually got more and more dead pixels on the Swift too.

sme24185

In english whats this mean? Im not to tech with phones



You'll continue to get updates as they have moved away from Cyanogen. The updates are being rolled out now.

rosstheboss1972

https://youtu.be/ljGOs8_RZlA


I dont think this is a fair review to this phone on sale. As that the normal swift 2 not plus model

sme24185

I dont think this is a fair review to this phone on sale. As that the … I dont think this is a fair review to this phone on sale. As that the normal swift 2 not plus model


Not an exact comparison the plus has more ram and storage so the comparison on video, camera and processor speed stand as the specs are the same

sb170

Not an exact comparison the plus has more ram and storage so the … Not an exact comparison the plus has more ram and storage so the comparison on video, camera and processor speed stand as the specs are the same


The swift 2 plus has a 16mp camera not the 13mp camera in the swift 2

micpwelsh

The swift 2 plus has a 16mp camera not the 13mp camera in the swift 2


Sorry I wasn't aware of that, so the plus should on paper come out better than it does on the review.

sb170

Sorry I wasn't aware of that, so the plus should on paper come out better … Sorry I wasn't aware of that, so the plus should on paper come out better than it does on the review.


Thats what im thinking

sme24185

Thats what im thinking


The missus has just had a look and I've always steered her away from overpriced phones you know the ones. Her first question was is it as good as an iphone, she's never had an iPhone to compare it with. Just goes to show how advertising and friends can influence people's choices.

Great looking phone. Have some heat. I would buy this but it doesn't have a dedicated SD slot. Just a hybrid sim slot. I am Having to go for an imported Moto G5 which does have dedicated slot as I need dual sim and more than 32Gb storage.

Nougat update news .............. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/10/wileyfox_disentangles_itself_from_cyanogen/
Mines updated Ok this evening!
Edited by: "kdhuk" 10th Apr

bullerbug

Any idea what the camera is like .time to move on from my voda s6 . the … Any idea what the camera is like .time to move on from my voda s6 . the camera has been the main letdown. Had considered the lenovo p2 from three .



​I went for the P2 after same choice. P2 amazing!

There's talk of a windows phone version coming out soon

sme24185

Hows that s5 2gb +16gbFox 3gb + 32gb and dual sim cam looks better



​I have s5 and I'm buying this for wileyfox for my wife due to dual sim.

personally I love touch Wiz coz I love the features that Samsung offers with it. you are right 3gb means wf has 50% more memory which will help it's performance.

32gb however, is a choice as it uses the same slot for SD card. so if you want to use SD card then it becomes single sim (based on my understanding from my reading).

cam I'm not sure as there are many ppl giving bad review on its camera. I personally don't expect much for phone with this price

mr_deals

Great looking phone. Have some heat. I would buy this but it doesn't have … Great looking phone. Have some heat. I would buy this but it doesn't have a dedicated SD slot. Just a hybrid sim slot. I am Having to go for an imported Moto G5 which does have dedicated slot as I need dual sim and more than 32Gb storage.



Just cancelled my order and gone for the 3GB Moto G5 as the Swift 2 Plus doesn't have a removable battery - could've sworn I read earlier that it did! Would've been perfectly happy with the Swift if it did, but the G5 has better battery from the off, and battery life always degrades.

Being able to have a French and English SIM, aswell as my micro SD is a big bonus aswell.

northlondon01

Just cancelled my order and gone for the 3GB Moto G5 as the Swift 2 Plus … Just cancelled my order and gone for the 3GB Moto G5 as the Swift 2 Plus doesn't have a removable battery - could've sworn I read earlier that it did! Would've been perfectly happy with the Swift if it did, but the G5 has better battery from the off, and battery life always degrades.Being able to have a French and English SIM, aswell as my micro SD is a big bonus aswell.


Where you get the g5 from?any good deals? My bro battery on swift he says is very good.but we will find out when mine comes today

So I got this for my sister at Christmas, (same price £150 midnight blue one, but with the case and screen warranty), very nice build quality, it definitely does feel very well made but the screen is a bit washed out imo (any "only" 720p), if you're coming from an AMOLED Samsung screen I think you'll be disappointed, and the camera is pretty crappy tbh especially in low light...

It's nice that it's USB-C though, supports quick charge (I think the battery life is OK, not great but not the worst) and the fingerprint scanner is fast, seems good, however, the performance was nice and snappy until the Nougat update yesterday... Since it's no longer Cyanogen... The phone keeps crashing, freezing up and then just reboots... I did tweet Wileyfox and they got back to me pretty quickly and asked me to DM them on Twitter - But my sister is away for a few days so I can't really troubleshoot it.

Anyone else had this freezing/crashing with the new update?

I also like the fact you're buying from a British company, seeing as not so many things are made over here anymore. So you're supporting British made. (If you care about that sort of thing)

Now I'm going to contradict my last sentence and tell you to buy something from overseas, If you have the extra cash, buy the Xiaomi mi5. Fleabay usually has them pretty cheaply since the mi6 is coming out. (But check which network supports 4g with it) I've seen them go for about £180. But don't expect a pretty much pure/stock android experience like you'd get on the Wileyfox.

I suggest just looking on YouTube for some comparisons.

tldr; Buy the Xiaomi mi5 if you have the extra money. But this is still a great phone for on a budget, assuming the update hasn't broken it.. (I'm sure it can be fixed)

It's a good price off of the original though, so heat added.



Edited by: "tjc2005" 11th Apr
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