Wileyfox Swift - nice a guest from England

the Company is now creating hype around their devices frequently, but almost always it is not justified. Even OnePlus for some users it was naked king. The first interesting product for a long time for me Wileyfox Swift. The brand has something to do with Fly, but it interested me little. Wanted to try this "delicious" stuffing for such a low price tag. As a result of tasting now in the family of one of the "foxes" settled on a permanent basis — it was purchased for one of the parents.


I became Acquainted with the device white. It is made of matte white plastic, which does not get dirty. The weakest point is the metal logo on the back of the phone. It faded in 2 weeks actively use as much sticks out of the case and is the reference for the smartphone when he is on the surface.

Around the display acts as a small Kant, in the event of a fall saving you from replacing the screen. The smartphone is comfortable to hold, but for full use you want second hand 5-inch screen. The front panel of the white version spoils the pile of dark elements in the upper part: there is a feeling of carelessness.

The design of the phone resembles the Motorola device, the back cover is also slightly curved, but here the steepness is much less. Under the hood — connectors for two SIM-cards and memory cards, and removable battery.

The Exterior Wileyfox Swift I like. First, it is not the most typical design. Secondly, practical materials. Thirdly, the smartphone is comfortable to hold as possible for a 5-inch device. There is no ingenious engineering solutions in the design, but it's solidly built and doesn't creak.


Until recently, the "filling" Wileyfox was almost optimal for its segment: 2 GB of RAM, support 4G, Snapdragon processor instead of MTK (strong stereotypes). Now is the Xiaomi Redmi 3 with a more modern processor, but here is MIUI, which is not all happy.

Returning to "Wileyfox Swift": the everyday use of smooth, there is always free 600-800 MB of RAM. The game will go, but without the best graphics, especially the new ones.

The Phone is powered by a single charge of about 8-10 hours of fairly active use, at constant load — 4. For comparison, the iPhone 5s works in a similar routine for 6-8 hours, and a survivor from Highscreen about 14-16.

The smartphone has a 5-inch IPS matrix with a resolution of 720p. The screen is bright and readable even in the sun, but the viewing angles could be more — with the average deviation starts to invert colors. The pixel density is 294 PPI, a value enough for comfortable operation.

As a system Wileyfox Swift performs Cyanogen 12, that is Android 5.0. Some global changes here, worth your desktop, the dialer and some other apps, but the overall impression is like pure Android, "thingies" and other TouchWiz no.

Camera in "Fox" at 13 megapixels, with autofocus. For shooting documents and average artistry photo perfect.

Swift is not striking for its characteristics, but they provide normal day-to-day work.


Earlier it was already noted that the market for the last winter had an interesting competitor, Xiaomi Redmi 3. The biggest difference is in aluminum, the larger the battery, the shell MIUI and slightly more modern processor. iOS-like logic of the system will be easier for the older generation, and so the difference in price is about 2 thousand in favor Wileyfox.