Wileyfox Swift 2 SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold £119.99 Amazon
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Wileyfox Swift 2 SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold £119.99 Amazon

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Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should have gone for this, the Moto G4 (139 - amazon) or the Moto G5 (139 - O2 deal)...

louisallen

Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should … Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should have gone for this, the Moto G4 (139 - amazon) or the Moto G5 (139 - O2 deal)...



​I bought one when it was last on sale and I'm well happy with it.

Since CyanogenMod is a discontinued do these get updates?

Rose Gold same price

louisallen

Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should … Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should have gone for this, the Moto G4 (139 - amazon) or the Moto G5 (139 - O2 deal)...



G5 has better camera, this has NFC.

Personally would have gone for this, NFC is something I'd use daily, I don't care for snapping photos on a mobile really.

Good choice.

I ordered this in the morning as I wanted a dual sim phone as a second phone but then opted for the Moto g4 in white as that comes as dual sim (not fussed about ram etc as second phone)

stoney_Jedi

Since CyanogenMod is a discontinued do these get updates?



Yes - Wileyfox said they will be pushing out a pure Android release at some point.

Original Poster

I ordered the Rose gold for the wife for her birthday seems a good price, im tempted with the moto g5 hopefully might be on offer in the Easter sale.

louisallen

Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should … Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should have gone for this, the Moto G4 (139 - amazon) or the Moto G5 (139 - O2 deal)...



This is better than the G4 due to the fingerprint reader. Not sure about the G5 but this is cheaper. I don't think your going to go too wrong with this or the G5. If the plus version comes down to £150, (like a few weeks ago,) I'd get the plus as the 3GB of RAM will make a huge difference in a few years time.

I'm using mine to write this! It's great....

Hmmm they said that in December, it's now April and still no update ....

alg

Yes - Wileyfox said they will be pushing out a pure Android release at … Yes - Wileyfox said they will be pushing out a pure Android release at some point.



Edited by: "cf15" 4th Apr

csf

Hmmm they said that in December, it's now April and still no update ....


I have the previous model , it has a known problem when taking pics in the snow , they are all over exposed , when I contacted them they basically said tough.
So don't be expecting any up dates.

Got this for Mum a few weeks back and she loves it! Think I paid about £100 though?

One thing though, for other users; How's the battery? First few days a regular charge was lasting almost two days, now it's only lasting a day. Same usage and when I look at the power management it's only the screen that's using anything over 10%?

louisallen

Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should … Ordered this a few hours ago - am still trying to work out if I should have gone for this, the Moto G4 (139 - amazon) or the Moto G5 (139 - O2 deal)...



I'd have taken Motorola for the brand name to be honest, better brand means better support (broadly speaking). I've been burned too many times on less mainstream or Chinese branded phones, and usually niggly things rather than total failure (e.g. weak Wi-Fi, slow charge patterns, etc).

tr0ut

I have the previous model , it has a known problem when taking pics in … I have the previous model , it has a known problem when taking pics in the snow , they are all over exposed , when I contacted them they basically said tough.So don't be expecting any up dates.


Wileyfox implied on Twitter just the other week that something beginning with N was on the way...

XDA was reporting last week the update was delayed for 4 to 6 weeks.

Jaybeam

Aren't cheap chinese phone supposed to have spyware on them?



As heard by Chinese whispers...

Honestly, spend the extra cash to get a Moto G5. There's simply no contest.

The problem with most of the alternatives listed above is that they have larger screens. I prefer a 5" screen and this WileyFox looks pretty good. Shame about the lack of support (though I have a Nexus 5 at the moment which has been out of official support for a while now).

best £120 phone you can buy in the UK?

quantum77

best £120 phone you can buy in the UK?




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Good deal. Voted hot.

Battery life on my original one is woefull , needs charged twice a day at least.

tr0ut

Battery life on my original one is woefull , needs charged twice a day at … Battery life on my original one is woefull , needs charged twice a day at least.



​original Wiley fox? or this model?

mine is one a day after quite a lot of use

is the amazon "Easter sale" on mobiles? new phone on sale each day?

Amazon 'formally known as Easter" sale

Badongkadong

Honestly, spend the extra cash to get a Moto G5. There's simply no … Honestly, spend the extra cash to get a Moto G5. There's simply no contest.



​Aside from a FHD screen and better camera on the G5, these two phones have similar specs.

Lenovo have done a major disservice to Moto G fans (I was one!) by not updating the processor or making the G5 a minimum of 3gb of ram. It's just insulting, but people keep singing the G5's praises. Madness.

The G5 is the G4, but (so far) without the ghosting fault.

I bought this when it was on offer last month. Major issue is the camera, it's hard to get a decent pic! Any tips,?
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