Anyone got a WileyFox Swift 2 Plus?

27 replies
Found 15th Apr
This phone seems to have everything I want in a phone... but Amazon reviews are so offputting.

Has anyone got this handset and confirm if it's any good?

Thanks

27 Comments

Its Got A 720p Screen...

Original Poster

ZXDeals

Its Got A 720p Screen...



So?

superfreddy

So?



​You Really Want A Phone For Under 200 pounds With A 720p Screen. I Would Buy Lenovo P2

moto g5 or g5 plus. im in same boat. I want to see swift 2 plus but dont know anyone who has one. sounds good on paper. I got that id deal for £5 a month sim only till I find something good.

Original Poster

squeakybot

moto g5 or g5 plus. im in same boat. I want to see swift 2 plus but dont … moto g5 or g5 plus. im in same boat. I want to see swift 2 plus but dont know anyone who has one. sounds good on paper. I got that id deal for £5 a month sim only till I find something good.



I'm on the brink of getting the G5 Plus... but £224? On a mobile? Not sure.

I'm holding out to see what the nokia 5 and 6 are like.

superfreddy

I'm on the brink of getting the G5 Plus... but £224? On a mobile? Not … I'm on the brink of getting the G5 Plus... but £224? On a mobile? Not sure.



​I saw something to get g5 plus for 199 but cant remember where. still too much. the search continues

Original Poster

squeakybot

​I saw something to get g5 plus for 199 but cant remember where. still t … ​I saw something to get g5 plus for 199 but cant remember where. still too much. the search continues



Please try and remember!

superfreddy

Please try and remember!



As an aside, I just want to state what a rip-off it is to UK consumers that the Moto G5 Plus is being sold at motorola.co.uk for £249.99 yet only $229.99 (£183.67) at motorola.com.

superfreddy

I'm on the brink of getting the G5 Plus... but £224? On a mobile? Not … I'm on the brink of getting the G5 Plus... but £224? On a mobile? Not sure.


Don't buy it. Look at the Lenovo P2

WileyFox Swift 2 Plus ..... best phone I have had since my original Moto X

I do hear the Lenovo P2 is very good but for my a 5.5" phone is just too big - 5" display is the sweet spot !

Great battery life - full day without any charges

and now on Nougat 7.1.1 - updated over air from wileyfox

EliTom

Original Poster

WhiteGoose

As an aside, I just want to state what a rip-off it is to UK consumers … As an aside, I just want to state what a rip-off it is to UK consumers that the Moto G5 Plus is being sold at motorola.co.uk for £249.99 yet only $229.99 (£183.67) at motorola.com.



​Can we order it from .com?

Original Poster

elitom

WileyFox Swift 2 Plus ..... best phone I have had since my original Moto … WileyFox Swift 2 Plus ..... best phone I have had since my original Moto XI do hear the Lenovo P2 is very good but for my a 5.5" phone is just too big - 5" display is the sweet spot !Great battery life - full day without any charges and now on Nougat 7.1.1 - updated over air from wileyfoxEliTom



​The reviews on Amazon don't give me much confidence though

superfreddy

​The reviews on Amazon don't give me much confidence though



confidence of what?

EliTom

elitom

WileyFox Swift 2 Plus ..... best phone I have had since my original Moto … WileyFox Swift 2 Plus ..... best phone I have had since my original Moto XI do hear the Lenovo P2 is very good but for my a 5.5" phone is just too big - 5" display is the sweet spot !Great battery life - full day without any charges and now on Nougat 7.1.1 - updated over air from wileyfoxEliTom


The P2 is actually only 1cm taller and less than half a centimeter wider tjam the swift 2.
Unlikely you'd even feel the difference in your hand.

It's also actually slightly thinner (god knows where that massive battery hides) and only weighs 20g more than the swift 2......

P2 spec blows the swift 2 away for not much more cash really

I'm genuinely seeing 3 days heavy use from the battery, as a comparison the Galaxy Note 4 it replaced used to give me just over 1 day battery life.


Edited by: "Uridium" 16th Apr

Original Poster

The P2 just seems really big

superfreddy

Please try and remember!



​it was on this site. think was o2 with welcome10 code or something. I try n find it. theres some problem with cyanogen on wileyfox but I believe thry looking at alternatives

superfreddy

Please try and remember!



​I think it was on this site. On o2 with welcome10 code. I hear wileyfox have a problem with cyanogen but believe they looking at alternatives

squeakybot

​I think it was on this site. On o2 with welcome10 code. I hear wileyfox h … ​I think it was on this site. On o2 with welcome10 code. I hear wileyfox have a problem with cyanogen but believe they looking at alternatives



Wileyfox no longer use Cyanogen

the latest OTA update - which I got last week - is 7.1.1 near vanilla Android

so Wileyfox now have an alternative solution

EliTom

elitom

Wileyfox no longer use Cyanogenthe latest OTA update - which I got last … Wileyfox no longer use Cyanogenthe latest OTA update - which I got last week - is 7.1.1 near vanilla Android so Wileyfox now have an alternative solution :)EliTom



​so tempted with the fox but seeing one in action before I get one. I see they have 2 year warranty aswell. A phone must have gorilla glass, 32gb internal and minimum 3gb of ram. is only 720p a problem with this phone.

squeakybot

​so tempted with the fox but seeing one in action before I get one. I see … ​so tempted with the fox but seeing one in action before I get one. I see they have 2 year warranty aswell. A phone must have gorilla glass, 32gb internal and minimum 3gb of ram. is only 720p a problem with this phone.



order one from CEX - I have never had a problem with returning an unwanted item to a store wthin the first 7 days

for me the 720p screen is just fine ....

I had the Voda SU6 before this and the screen on teh swift is better IMHO - and the SU6 was just a tad to big for one handed operation, and just too big for comfortable pocket feel !!!

and the finger print sensor on the back of the Swift works just great - near 100% recognition frst time

EliTom

I forgot to add finger print scanner. whats the camera like indoors. I need a good camera. I hear the g5 plus camera is good.

much bloatware on swift 2 plus. how much of the 32gb internal storage are u left with.

elitom

order one from CEX - I have never had a problem with returning an … order one from CEX - I have never had a problem with returning an unwanted item to a store wthin the first 7 daysfor me the 720p screen is just fine ....I had the Voda SU6 before this and the screen on teh swift is better IMHO - and the SU6 was just a tad to big for one handed operation, and just too big for comfortable pocket feel !!!and the finger print sensor on the back of the Swift works just great - near 100% recognition frst time EliTom



​as above

squeakybot

I forgot to add finger print scanner. whats the camera like indoors. I … I forgot to add finger print scanner. whats the camera like indoors. I need a good camera. I hear the g5 plus camera is good.



camera is pretty good - better than SU6

not iPhone class or high end Nokia / Sony but perfectly adequate - has HDR Croma flash pano options etc

EliTom

squeakybot

much bloatware on swift 2 plus. how much of the 32gb internal storage are … much bloatware on swift 2 plus. how much of the 32gb internal storage are u left with.



system takes 5.32 gb

I have used 18gb of availble 29.12 gb - but 4 gb is photos as I have 2 sims installed

installed apps a further 4.25gb and almost 4gb of cached data

EliTom

superfreddy

​Can we order it from .com?



Not sure. I doubt they would offer an international shipping option from the US to the UK when this undermines their UK site. Give it a try though. Obviously, they won't honour any warranty claims given that it was designed for the US market.
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