Published On: Sat, Sep 19th, 2015

Swift By Wileyfox: Great Customization

The company’s been organized by an organizer employee of a big brand. In this case, Wileyfox’s CEO is Nick Muir, who was UK general manager for Motorola. Wileyfox also has staff from Kazam, another based on British phone maker. The budget category and will be available to buy on 22 September. It is bigger brother, the Wileyfox Storm, is a more mid-range £199.


It isn’t a huge surprise to find the benchmark results matching rivals. The graphics results do not look great but you can play games like Colin McRae Rally on the Swift without any lag. Staying in line with Motorola’s popular Moto G is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

The Swift outpaces the Moto G is on storage as Wileyfox offers 16GB as standard whereas Motorola offers 8GB for the lower price which only has 1GB of RAM. As well as dual-SIM cards slots, the Swift has a Micro-SD card slot expandable up to 32GB.

Applications & Software

The biggest change is probably a vertically scrolling app menu. In fact, on the surface it looks like regular Android with a few styling additions such as the Wileyfox logo for the app menu. Nonetheless, Wileyfox has gone with Cyanogen OS which gives us a lot to talk about the OnePlus One also runs Cyanogen.

You will notice also a different drop down notification bar in which you can rearrange the tiles and choose whether you want elements like the weather info, brightness slider and the ability to quick pull down on the right side of the screen.

The Wileyfox is a similar size as the Nexus 5 so smaller than a lot of big name devices around at the moment. It is a comfy 135g and just over 9mm thick but does not feel like it due to the curved edges of the back. Finally, the Wileyfox Swift is a desirable little phone for the price on this front.


  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth version 4.0 LE
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • A-GPS
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Micro-SD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch, 720p HD, 294ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 13-Mp rear camera, LED flash, Auto-focus
  • 5-Mp front camera
  • Micro-SIM
  • Micro USB
  • 4G LTE
  • Cyanogen OS (based on Android 5.1 Lollipop)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU
  • Adreno 306 with 400 MHz GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2470mAh removable battery
  • 71x141x9.4mm
  • 135g


we are impressed with the Wileyfox Swift. It is a stylish little handset which performs necessarily the same specs as the Moto G for less money.