Presentation and first acquaintance with WileyFox

"WileyFox is a UK-based mobile phone brand that distributes products exclusively through an online sales channel." In fact, this brand can be called "Fly's premium online brand" - it is Fly that will support all WileyFox devices. The whole point of this decision is that the devices will come to you from abroad (they promise from 5 to 7 days depending on the region), however, you can get warranty service in Russia without difficulty: smartphones will be supported by call center consultants, and also more than 200 authorized service centers throughout Russia. Approximately the same scheme will be used by INNOS: you order a gadget on the site, it comes to you from China, and here, in Russia, the local INNOS office assumes warranty obligations.

The following people came to the presentation, which took place in the Moscow club "Lookin Rooms": Rajiv Thakur - CEO of WileyFox in Russia and the CIS;

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Eugene Radevich - Creative Director of the international marketing communications group ADV;

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Yulia Klebanova - Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm in Eastern Europe;

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Vivian Lee - Vice President of Marketing, Cyanogen;

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Jason Zhang - Export Director (JD Group);

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Alexander Vasiliev - Director of New Business Development at SPSR Express.

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The event, which was held in the standard format of the participants' performances, in my opinion, was somewhat delayed.

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Following the press conference, WileyFox introduced two smartphones: Wileyfox Swift and Wileyfox Storm. Both models are powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and feature the exclusive Cyanogen OS 12.1 firmware, first introduced in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Smartphone sales will begin in early November and will be carried out only online at the official online store www.wileyfox.com and through an exclusive partner - the JD.com online store.

The Snapdragon 410-powered Swift model will cost $109, while the flagship Snapdragon 615-powered Storm model will cost $180.

WileyFox Swift Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 4 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 16 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5'' with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels
  • Camera: 13/5 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 141.15 x 71 x 9.37 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price: from $110 as of early November 2015

WileyFox Storm Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 8 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 32 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5.5'' with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
  • Camera: 20/8 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 155.6 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Price: from $180 at the beginning of November 2015

Device experience

Since the acquaintance with gadgets took place in a noisy, dark place among a large crowd of journalists, some details may be missed or indicated incorrectly. In a full review, of course, everything will be detailed and accurate.

Smartphones are available in two colors: white and black. In this case, both look pretty good. White looks more elegant, I like this device. Even the test samples are assembled well, nothing creaks or backlash. It's nice that even in the younger Swift, the piping is made of metal, and the 3D Wileyfox logo is made of anodized zinc. Dimensions are standard for a budget phone - 141x71x9.37 mm, Swift weighs about 130 grams, which is very good - light and easy to handle.

The older model, despite the fact that it feels thin and light in the hand, has the following dimensions - 155x76x9.1 mm, weight - about 150 grams. Its edges are also made of metal, the back side is plastic, slightly rough, reminiscent of the surface in OnePlusOne (“imitates the surface of natural stone”). And the white Storm panel is closer to soft-touch (“it gives the impression of touching silk”).

The screens of both devices are protected by 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass.

On the front panel of the Swift are: speakerphone, missed events indicator, front camera. The bezels are quite thick both on the top and bottom, and on the right and left. On-screen buttons. On the right is the power button and volume rocker (made of oxidized aluminum), below Mercedes-benz - microphone, speaker and microUSB, on top - 3.5 mm audio output for headphones and a second microphone. On the reverse side are the camera module, a flash and a company logo that reminds me, forgive me, of Baphomet. Just compare the WileyFox logo and the well-known “you know who” symbol. I understand that, apparently, they wanted to depict the muzzle of a fox, but. Sim cards are hidden under the cover, there is also a microSD slot.

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On the front of the Storm, everything is about the same, only a flash for the selfie camera and touch buttons under the screen are added. On the left is a slot for two SIM cards or one SIM card with a memory card. On the right is the power button and volume control; bottom - microphone and microUSB; top - 3.5 mm for headphones.

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The Storm screen features a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS panel with no air gap. I liked the quality. The Swift display is 5 inches IPS OGS and the resolution is HD. The picture at different angles is very violet or yellow.

Both gadgets operate on chips from Qualcomm. The older model has a Snapdragon 615 (8 cores), and the younger one has a Snapdragon 410 (4 cores). We have already considered them in various smartphones. Neither the first, nor especially the second, can be called champions in benchmarks and in games. The Storm has 3 GB of RAM inside, with 32 GB of built-in memory. Swift has 2/16 GB, which is also very good.

It's strange that both Storm and Swift have the same battery capacity - 2500 mAh. It is clear that the Snapdragon 615 consumes more, and 5.5 "FullHD is not 5" HD at all. The declared operating time is indicated in the technical specification.

As for the camera, the budget gadget has two modules of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M2, F2.0) and 5 MP, and the more expensive one has 20.7 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX220, F1.8) and 8 MP. There is no optical stabilization.

Wileyfox Storm and Swift use Cyanogen OS version 12.1 firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

More of the chips: both smartphones can work with LTE FDD 800/1800/2600 MHz (Swift) and LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2600 MHz (Storm). Everything else we will learn from the full reviews on our website in the near future.

Conclusion

In fact, WileyFox (read Fly) offers cool smartphones (at least on paper so far) for little money: the younger model will cost you 6,800 rubles ($109 at the current exchange rate), and the older one - at 11,000 - 12,000 rubles ($180). Of course, for this money you can find a "purebred Chinese", but you will not have any guarantee for it.

Therefore, I advise you to read our reviews on Storm and Swift (they will be released soon, as soon as we get our hands on devices), after which we will decide whether to buy them or not. In the meantime, everything looks somehow too suspiciously good - parameters, price, quality of materials ...

Presentation and first acquaintance with WileyFox

"WileyFox is a UK-based mobile phone brand that distributes products exclusively through an online sales channel." In fact, this brand can be called "Fly's premium online brand" - it is Fly that will support all WileyFox devices. The whole point of this decision is that the devices will come to you from abroad (they promise from 5 to 7 days depending on the region), however, you can get warranty service in Russia without difficulty: smartphones will be supported by call center consultants, and also more than 200 authorized service centers throughout Russia. Approximately the same scheme will be used by INNOS: you order a gadget on the site, it comes to you from China, and here, in Russia, the local INNOS office assumes warranty obligations.

The following people came to the presentation, which took place in the Moscow club "Lookin Rooms": Rajiv Thakur - CEO of WileyFox in Russia and the CIS;

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Eugene Radevich - Creative Director of the international marketing communications group ADV;

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Yulia Klebanova - Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm in Eastern Europe;

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Vivian Lee - Vice President of Marketing, Cyanogen;

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Jason Zhang - Export Director (JD Group);

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Alexander Vasiliev - Director of New Business Development at SPSR Express.

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The event, which was held in the standard format of the participants' performances, in my opinion, was somewhat delayed.

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По итогам пресс-конференции WileyFox представила два смартфона: Wileyfox Swift и Wileyfox Storm. Обе модели работают на базе процессора Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ и оснащены эксклюзивной прошивкой Cyanogen OS 12.1, впервые представленной в Восточной Европе, Африке и на Ближнем Востоке. Продажи смартфонов начнутся в начале ноября и будут осуществляться только онлайн в официальном интернет-магазине www.wileyfox.com и через эксклюзивного партнера – интернет-магазин JD.com.

The Snapdragon 410-powered Swift model will cost $109, while the flagship Snapdragon 615-powered Storm model will cost $180.

WileyFox Swift Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 4 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 16 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5'' with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels
  • Camera: 13/5 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 141.15 x 71 x 9.37 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price: from $110 as of early November 2015

WileyFox Storm Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 8 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 32 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5.5'' with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
  • Camera: 20/8 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 155.6 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Price: from $180 at the beginning of November 2015

Device experience

Since the acquaintance with gadgets took place in a noisy, dark place among a large crowd of journalists, some details may be missed or indicated incorrectly. In a full review, of course, everything will be detailed and accurate.

Smartphones are available in two colors: white and black. In this case, both look pretty good. White looks more elegant, I like this device. Even the test samples are assembled well, nothing creaks or backlash. It's nice that even in the younger Swift, the edging is made of metal, and the 3D Wileyfox logo is made of anodized zinc. Dimensions are standard for a budget phone - 141x71x9.37 mm, Swift weighs about 130 grams, which is very good - light and easy to handle.

The older model, despite the fact that it feels thin and light in the hand, has the following dimensions - 155x76x9.1 mm, weight - about 150 grams. Its edges are also made of metal, the back side is plastic, slightly rough, reminiscent of the surface in OnePlusOne (“imitates the surface of natural stone”). And the white Storm panel is closer to soft-touch (“it gives the impression of touching silk”).

The screens of both devices are protected by 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass.

On the front panel of the Swift are: speakerphone, missed events indicator, front camera. The bezels are quite thick both on the top and bottom, and on the right and left. On-screen buttons. On the right is the power button and volume rocker (made of oxidized aluminum), below Mercedes-benz - microphone, speaker and microUSB, on top - 3.5 mm audio output for headphones and a second microphone. On the reverse side are the camera module, a flash and a company logo that reminds me, forgive me, of Baphomet. Just compare the WileyFox logo and the well-known “you know who” symbol. I understand that, apparently, they wanted to depict the muzzle of a fox, but. Sim cards are hidden under the cover, there is also a microSD slot.

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On the front of the Storm, everything is about the same, only a flash for the selfie camera and touch buttons under the screen are added. On the left is a slot for two SIM cards or one SIM card with a memory card. On the right is the power button and volume control; bottom - microphone and microUSB; top - 3.5 mm for headphones.

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The Storm screen features a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS panel with no air gap. I liked the quality. The Swift display is 5 inches IPS OGS and the resolution is HD. The picture at different angles is very violet or yellow.

Both gadgets operate on chips from Qualcomm. The older model has a Snapdragon 615 (8 cores), and the younger one has a Snapdragon 410 (4 cores). We have already considered them in various smartphones. Neither the first, nor especially the second, can be called champions in benchmarks and in games. The Storm has 3 GB of RAM inside, with 32 GB of built-in memory. Swift has 2/16 GB, which is also very good.

It's strange that both Storm and Swift have the same battery capacity - 2500 mAh. It is clear that the Snapdragon 615 consumes more, and 5.5 "FullHD is not 5" HD at all. The declared operating time is indicated in the technical specification.

As for the camera, the budget gadget has two modules of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M2, F2.0) and 5 MP, and the more expensive one has 20.7 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX220, F1.8) and 8 MP. There is no optical stabilization.

Wileyfox Storm and Swift use Cyanogen OS version 12.1 firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

More of the chips: both smartphones can work with LTE FDD 800/1800/2600 MHz (Swift) and LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2600 MHz (Storm). We will learn about everything else from the full reviews on our website in the near future.

Conclusion

In fact, WileyFox (read Fly) offers cool smartphones (at least on paper so far) for little money: the younger model will cost you 6,800 rubles ($109 at the current exchange rate), and the older one - at 11,000 - 12,000 rubles ($180). Of course, for this money you can find a "purebred Chinese", but you will not have any guarantee for it.

Therefore, I advise you to read our reviews on Storm and Swift (they will be released soon, as soon as we get our hands on devices), after which we will decide whether to buy them or not. In the meantime, everything looks somehow too suspiciously good - parameters, price, quality of materials ...

Presentation and first acquaintance with WileyFox

"WileyFox is a UK-based mobile phone brand that distributes products exclusively through an online sales channel." In fact, this brand can be called "Fly's premium online brand" - it is Fly that will support all WileyFox devices. The whole point of this decision is that the devices will come to you from abroad (they promise from 5 to 7 days depending on the region), however, you can get warranty service in Russia without difficulty: smartphones will be supported by call center consultants, and also more than 200 authorized service centers throughout Russia. Approximately the same scheme will be used by INNOS: you order a gadget on the site, it comes to you from China, and here, in Russia, the local INNOS office assumes warranty obligations.

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По итогам пресс-конференции WileyFox представила два смартфона: Wileyfox Swift и Wileyfox Storm. Обе модели работают на базе процессора Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ и оснащены эксклюзивной прошивкой Cyanogen OS 12.1, впервые представленной в Восточной Европе, Африке и на Ближнем Востоке. Продажи смартфонов начнутся в начале ноября и будут осуществляться только онлайн в официальном интернет-магазине www.wileyfox.com и через эксклюзивного партнера – интернет-магазин JD.com.

The Snapdragon 410-powered Swift model will cost $109, while the flagship Snapdragon 615-powered Storm model will cost $180.

WileyFox Swift Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 4 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 16 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5'' with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels
  • Camera: 13/5 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 141.15 x 71 x 9.37 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price: from $110 as of early November 2015

WileyFox Storm Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 8 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 32 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5.5'' with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
  • Camera: 20/8 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500 mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 155.6 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Price: from $180 at the beginning of November 2015

Device experience

Since the acquaintance with gadgets took place in a noisy, dark place among a large crowd of journalists, some details may be missed or indicated incorrectly. In a full review, of course, everything will be detailed and accurate.

Smartphones are available in two colors: white and black. In this case, both look pretty good. White looks more elegant, I like this device. Even the test samples are assembled well, nothing creaks or backlash. It's nice that even in the younger Swift, the edging is made of metal, and the 3D Wileyfox logo is made of anodized zinc. Dimensions are standard for a budget phone - 141x71x9.37 mm, Swift weighs about 130 grams, which is very good - light and easy to handle.

The older model, despite the fact that it feels thin and light in the hand, has the following dimensions - 155x76x9.1 mm, weight - about 150 grams. Its edges are also made of metal, the back side is plastic, slightly rough, reminiscent of the surface in OnePlusOne (“imitates the surface of natural stone”). And the white Storm panel is closer to soft-touch (“it gives the impression of touching silk”).

The screens of both devices are protected by 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass.

On the front panel of the Swift are: speakerphone, missed events indicator, front camera. The frames are quite thick both on the top and bottom, and on the right and left. On-screen buttons. On the right is the power button and volume rocker (made of oxidized aluminum), below Mercedes-benz - microphone, speaker and microUSB, on top - 3.5 mm audio output for headphones and a second microphone. On the reverse side are the camera module, a flash and a company logo that reminds me, forgive me, of Baphomet. Just compare the WileyFox logo and the well-known “you know who” symbol. I understand that, apparently, they wanted to portray the muzzle of a fox, but. Sim cards are hidden under the cover, there is also a microSD slot.

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On the front of the Storm, everything is about the same, only a flash for the selfie camera and touch buttons under the screen are added. On the left is a slot for two SIM cards or one SIM card with a memory card. On the right is the power button and volume control; bottom - microphone and microUSB; top - 3.5 mm for headphones.

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The Storm screen features a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS panel with no air gap. I liked the quality. The Swift display is 5 inches IPS OGS and the resolution is HD. The picture at different angles is very violet or yellow.

Both gadgets operate on chips from Qualcomm. The older model has a Snapdragon 615 (8 cores), and the younger one has a Snapdragon 410 (4 cores). We have already considered them in various smartphones. Neither the first, nor especially the second, can be called champions in benchmarks and in games. The Storm has 3 GB of RAM inside, with 32 GB of built-in memory. Swift has 2/16 GB, which is also very good.

It's strange that both Storm and Swift have the same battery capacity - 2500 mAh. It is clear that the Snapdragon 615 consumes more, and 5.5 "FullHD is not 5" HD at all. The declared operating time is indicated in the technical specification.

As for the camera, the budget gadget has two modules of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M2, F2.0) and 5 MP, and the more expensive one has 20.7 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX220, F1.8) and 8 MP. There is no optical stabilization.

Wileyfox Storm and Swift use Cyanogen OS version 12.1 firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The following people came to the presentation, which took place in the Moscow club "Lookin Rooms": Rajiv Thakur - CEO of WileyFox in Russia and the CIS;

Eugene Radevich - Creative Director of the international marketing communications group ADV;

Yulia Klebanova - Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm in Eastern Europe;

Vivian Lee - Vice President of Marketing, Cyanogen;

Jason Zhang - Export Director (JD Group);

Alexander Vasiliev - Director of New Business Development at SPSR Express.

The event, which was held in the standard format of the participants' performances, in my opinion, was somewhat delayed.

Following the press conference, WileyFox introduced two smartphones: Wileyfox Swift and Wileyfox Storm. Both models are powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and feature the exclusive Cyanogen OS 12.1 firmware, first introduced in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Smartphone sales will begin in early November and will be carried out only online at the official online store www.wileyfox.com and through an exclusive partner - the JD.com online store.

The Snapdragon 410-powered Swift model will cost $109, while the Snapdragon 615-powered flagship Storm model will cost $180.

WileyFox Swift Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 4 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 16 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5'' with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels
  • Camera: 13/5 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 141.15 x 71 x 9.37 mm
  • Weight: 130 g
  • Price: from $110 at the beginning of November 2015

WileyFox Storm Features

  • Body materials: plastic, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Processor: 8 cores, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Memory for data storage: 32 GB
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB (USB 2.0) for charge/sync, 3.5mm headset
  • Screen: capacitive, IPS 5.5'' with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
  • Camera: 20/8 MP, flash
  • Navigation: GPS/GLONASS
  • Optional: FM radio
  • Battery: Removable 2500mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 155.6 x 76.9 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Price: from $180 at the beginning of November 2015

Device experience

Since the acquaintance with gadgets took place in a noisy, dark place among a large crowd of journalists, some details may be missed or indicated incorrectly. In a full review, of course, everything will be detailed and accurate.

Smartphones are available in two colors: white and black. In this case, both look pretty good. White looks more elegant, I like this device. Even the test samples are assembled well, nothing creaks or backlash. It's nice that even in the younger Swift, the edging is made of metal, and the 3D Wileyfox logo is made of anodized zinc. Dimensions are standard for a budget phone - 141x71x9.37 mm, Swift weighs about 130 grams, which is very good - light and easy to handle.

The older model, despite the fact that it feels thin and light in the hand, has the following dimensions - 155x76x9.1 mm, weight - about 150 grams. Its edges are also made of metal, the back side is plastic, slightly rough, reminiscent of the surface in OnePlusOne (“imitates the surface of natural stone”). And the white Storm panel is closer to soft-touch (“it gives the impression of touching silk”).

The screens of both devices are protected by 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass.

On the front panel of the Swift are: speakerphone, missed events indicator, front camera. The bezels are quite thick both on the top and bottom, and on the right and left. On-screen buttons. On the right is the power button and volume rocker key (made of oxidized aluminum), on the bottom of the Mercedes-benz is a microphone, speaker and microUSB, on the top is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a second microphone. On the reverse side are the camera module, a flash and a company logo that reminds me, forgive me, of Baphomet. Just compare the WileyFox logo and the well-known “you know who” symbol. I understand that, apparently, they wanted to depict the muzzle of a fox, but. Sim cards are hidden under the cover, there is also a microSD slot.

On the front panel of the Swift are: a speakerphone, an indicator of missed events, a front camera. The bezels are quite thick both on the top and bottom, and on the right and left. On-screen buttons. Right - power button and volume rocker key (made of oxidized aluminum), bottom Mercedes-benz mercedes-benz - microphone, speaker and microUSB, on top - 3.5 mm audio output for headphones and a second microphone. On the reverse side are the camera module, a flash and a company logo that reminds me, forgive me, of Baphomet. Just compare the WileyFox logo and the well-known “you know who” symbol. I understand that, apparently, they wanted to depict the muzzle of a fox, but. Sim cards are hidden under the cover, there is also a microSD slot.

On the front of the Storm, everything is about the same, only a flash for the selfie camera and touch buttons under the screen are added. On the left is a slot for two SIM cards or one SIM card with a memory card. On the right is the power button and volume control; bottom - microphone and microUSB; top - 3.5 mm for headphones.

The Storm screen features a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS panel with no air gap. I liked the quality. The Swift display is 5 inches IPS OGS and the resolution is HD. The picture at different angles is very violet or yellow.

Both gadgets operate on chips from Qualcomm. The older model has a Snapdragon 615 (8 cores), and the younger one has a Snapdragon 410 (4 cores). We have already considered them in various smartphones. Neither the first, nor especially the second, can be called champions in benchmarks and in games. The Storm has 3 GB of RAM inside, with 32 GB of built-in memory. Swift has 2/16 GB, which is also very good.

It's strange that both Storm and Swift have the same battery capacity - 2500 mAh. It is clear that the Snapdragon 615 consumes more, and 5.5 "FullHD is not 5" HD at all. The declared operating time is indicated in the technical specification.

As for the camera, the budget gadget has two modules of 13 MP (Samsung S5K3M2, F2.0) and 5 MP, and the more expensive one has 20.7 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX220, F1.8) and 8 MP. There is no optical stabilization.

Wileyfox Storm and Swift use Cyanogen OS version 12.1 firmware based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

More of the chips: both smartphones can work with LTE FDD 800/1800/2600 MHz (Swift) and LTE FDD 800/900/1800/2600 MHz (Storm). Everything else we will learn from the full reviews on our website in the near future.

Conclusion

In fact, WileyFox (read Fly) offers cool smartphones (at least on paper so far) for little money: the younger model will cost you 6,800 rubles ($109 at the current exchange rate), and the older one - at 11,000 - 12,000 rubles ($180). Of course, for this money you can find a "purebred Chinese", but you will not have any guarantee for it.

Therefore, I advise you to read our reviews on Storm and Swift (they will be released soon, as soon as we get our hands on devices), after which we will decide whether to buy them or not. In the meantime, everything looks somehow too suspiciously good - parameters, price, quality of materials ...