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Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

Specifications

Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus (Swift Series)
Processor
unknown 0 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280x720 pixel 294 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Mode, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 64GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (900/​2100), LTE (B3/​B7/​B20), GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 143.7 x 71.9 ( = 0.34 x 5.66 x 2.83 in)
Battery
2700 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 10.5 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 180 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Samsung 3L8 sensor, Dual LED Flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Weight
158 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Average Score: 78.27% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 77%, features: 73%, display: 69% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

80% Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Source: Gadgetspeak English
As stated by unit I used was silver grey and black but I see from the Wileyfox site that it is also available in Gold.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% WileyFox Swift 2 Plus Review: The shininess is skin deep
Source: Toptenreviews English
WileyFox’s Swift was a fairly decent smartphone designed and marketed in the UK, although inevitably made in China. The company has continued to release new models, including the less impressive Spark X. Now the Swift is back as the Swift 2 and this enhanced version, the 2 Plus. It’s the same size, a modest five inches, but with a higher-resolution camera and twice the storage.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus review
Source: Stuff TV English
The G4 Plus does have a bigger battery, faster processor, and bigger screen with higher resolution – only it’s much bigger and less of a more comfortable fit in the hand, with less of a premium look.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Swift 2 Plus is a fantastic follow-up phone, building on the solid foundations of the original Swift and giving us an improved camera experience, fingerprint security and Quick Charge support. If you’re on a budget, this is definitely a worthy rival to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 89% features: 73% display: 76% mobility: 75%
Wileyfox spart an den wichtigsten Komponenten
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2016
70% Análisis del Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
Prueba Wileyfox Swift Plus 2, trono de gama media
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; low price; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2017
71% Recensione Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
80% Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus review: stapje te ver
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus - Overtuigende middenklasser
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Review Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus: middenklasser levert waar voor zijn geld
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Metal case; good price; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2017
70% Test Du Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus, Un Smartphone Compact Sous Cyanogenos
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Самый быстрый недорогой смартфон. Обзор Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Тест-обзор Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus: быстрый и доступный
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice screen; fast fingerprint reader; good cameras. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2017

Comment

Model:

Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus is an affordable smartphone with good hardware performance. Wileyfox is offering a full range of the most desirable smartphone features at a surprisingly affordable price with the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus. The Plus model is a bit more expensive than the standard Swift 2 but offers more memory and storage as well as an updated camera. For design, the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus features a great design with chamfered corners and curvaceous rears. it has a chunky metallic frame complete with chamfered edging which looks very similar to some of the high-end smartphone such as the HTC 10. However, Wileyfox’s cut-price handset doesn’t have the exact same premium finish, with more joints and cracks for the dust to settle inside.  Users will get a 5-inch 720p display packed into the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus. The 1280x720 resolution is good enough for the casual user. It has strong contrast levels too with deep blacks and clean whites so that image reproduction will turn out vivid and rich in colour.

Besides that, the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus also features a handy LiveDisplay mode, which is alike Apple’s Night Shift mode which is available for its iPhones and Macbooks. It can filter out blue light after sunset for a more comfortable viewing experience. However, it is not possible to manually adjust the brightness and colour mode when the LiveDisplay mode is activated which is not flexible enough. With the Swift 2 Plus you get 32GB of built-in storage space with 24GB remaining space for apps, media and so on. The storage can be expanded by slipping in a microSD memory card for more storage space. A simple octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset is stuffed inside the Swift 2 Plus and for everyday running it seems up to the job. It is paired with 3GB of RAM for optimised multitasking experience. On the back of the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus, there is a 16-megapixel snapper with dual-LED flash, a step up from the standard Swift 2’s 13-megapixel camera. There are a number of different camera modes, which can be flipped between with a flick of the finger, as well as some basic manual controls, but auto mode does the job in the majority of cases. The user can shoot up to Full HD video with the camera too. As for the front camera, the 8-megapixel front-facing camera does a solid job with selfies. As for battery life, it has a 2700mAh battery in the smartphone with Quick Charge 3.0 support. With Quick Charge, it can charge the battery to full in just under an hour and a half. The Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus come with a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back. The operating system for this smartphone is Cyanogen OS version 13.1 which sat on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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78.27%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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