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Wileyfox Swift

Wileyfox Swift
alaScore 92

718 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 718 reviews of Wileyfox Swift. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Wileyfox Swift is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 user reviews of Wileyfox Swift from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The usability and performance also get good views. Comments are divided on the connectivity. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Wileyfox Swift 4G Dual SIM-Free Smartphone (Cyanogen 12.1, 5" HD Screen, Micro SD Slot, 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM, 13 MPX Rear Camera, Gorilla Glass 3)Wileyfox Swift 4G Dual SIM-Free Smartphone (Cyanogen 12.1, 5" HD Screen, Micro SD Slot, 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM, 13 MPX Rear Camera, Gorilla Glass 3)

Mar, 2017

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Wileyfox Swift review


A budget handset that's anything but

With a refreshing OS, a comfortable design, great performance, nice screen and decent battery life, the WileyFox Swift is a great budget device – but regardless of the low price, it offers a great overall smartphone experience.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

Wileyfox Swift review


Wileyfox is a new brand on the smartphone scene and is aiming to win the budget market against the likes of the Moto G and Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. Here's our Wileyfox Swift review.

For a brand-new smartphone maker's first effort, we're impressed with the Wileyfox Swift. It's a stylish little handset which offers essentially the same specs as the Moto G for less money. We love the customisation available in Cyanogen OS but...

Nov, 2015

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Wileyfox Swift review


An absolute steal of a smartphone

Amazing value ; High-quality camera sensor and lens ; Good screen

Dodgy Auto brightness setting ; The odd glitchy pause ; Camera software needs improving

This mega-value fox is a great cheap phone, and almost a match for the Moto G

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (

Wileyfox Swift


The £129 Swift is Britain-based Wileyfox's first ever smartphone. Like the OnePlus 2, Honor 7 and Moto G (2015) it aims to carve a share of the smartphone market by offering features traditionally seen on phones close to twice its price.

Super affordable ; Advanced privacy controls ; Removable battery

So-so battery life ; Heavily skinned Android software ; Inconsistent camera

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (

WileyFox Swift review


The Wileyfox Swift has a great design and a more secure, customisable OS, but its screen and camera can't match the competition

Of course, setting the phone's display to maximum brightness will also run down its 2,500mAh battery much faster than leaving it on auto. However, even when we set the screen brightness to 170cd/m2, the Swift showed a severe lack of stamina, only...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Wileyfox Swift Review: Hands-on


The Wileyfox Swift, a 5-inch Cyanogen mobile, is a nippy, well-specced Moto G rival from an exciting new British manufacturer.Here's our hands-on review.

Sharp, bright screen ; Feature-packed, customisable OS ; Hand-friendly design

Occasional lag ; Camera beaten by rivals

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (

Wileyfox Swift


With a sea of solid mid-range smartphones ready for the choosing, finding one that stands out from the crowd can be difficult. Luckily, the Wileyfox Swift makes the search a bit easier.

Tactile back cover with interesting design; Simple and clean OS; Solid all round specs

Processor a little dated; Camera yields mixed results

With the exception of the camera, there is very little fault to find in the Wileyfox Swift. At R3 000, very few devices can provide the same mix of display, build quality and OS, with the strong exception of the Redmi Note 2 . Add to that it's...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Vaughn Highfield (

Wileyfox Swift review: British smartphone has big ambitions


Loaded with features and plucky British attitude, the Wileyfox Swift wants to be the new ruler of affordable Android smartphones

Wileyfox has tried hard to pack the Swift with enough tech to keep it feeling snappy and responsive, despite its bargain-basement price. The result? A Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Adreno 306 GPU, and 2GB RAM, all running on Cyanogen 12.1 (a community...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (

Review: Wileyfox Swift – the Moto G killer?


Wileyfox recently made the headlines by introducing themselves as the first British company to manufacture and sell smartphones, both in the UK and elsewhere. Their business model is simple, sell g…

Not many phones have put my mind at such a conflict as this has. I love how this feels, and even more so, the moment you look at the price, you really can’t complain. Then you play with it and find it a tad slow. In many ways, the good look and feel...

Oct, 2015

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Wileyfox Swift review


Budget phones are in at the moment, and the latest contender to the throne is the Wileyfox Swift from plucky UK startup, Wileyfox. With stiff competition from the likes of Honor, Motorola and Vodafone, can the £129 Swift make a mark with its debut? We...

British tech newcomer Wileyfox has debuted its first phone, the Swift, and at just £129 it's aiming to disrupt the budget market. For your money you get a pretty decent 5-inch handset running Cyanogen OS - a modified version of Android that we've seen...

While the phone itself impresses on many levels, we were left feeling underwhelmed by the 13-megapixel camera. For the price, it sounds like a good deal, but in practice, shots were muddy and uneven, and while there are plenty of camera options to...

For £129, the Wileyfox Swift gives you plenty of bang for your buck, sporting a slick design and a decent screen, but it's let down by its camera and battery life. Still, if you want to support a homegrown handset that doesn't feel as cheap as it...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):5
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):6
Continuous audio playback time:30
Continuous video playback time:6
Standby time (2G):180
Talk time (2G):10

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:White


Display diagonal:12.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:2


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:3GPP, AMR, AWB, M4A, MID, MP3, WAV
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Playback modes:Playlist
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, WEBM, WMV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSDPA+, HSUPA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAVDP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
GPRS multislot class:33
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: No


Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1
Proximity sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:410


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1.1 + Cyanogen OS 12.1


Compatible memory cards:microSDHC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Colour of product:White

Weight & Dimensions

Height :14.1