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Wileyfox Swift

alaTest has collected and analyzed 939 reviews of Wileyfox Swift. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and size. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity.

price, usability, performance, size, battery

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 90/100 = 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 People really like the battery and portability. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the reliability, while there are some mixed comments about the connectivity.

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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)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Walker (

Wileyfox Swift review: fantastic little floof


At R2300, it's hard to ignore the Wileyfox Swift if you're looking for an entry-level smartphone with mid-range threatening features.

: I can’t think of another device that’s this feature-packed at R2300. If you can manage your expectations, and try not to use its camera too often, then the Wileyfox Swift is a great budget smartphone with an even bigger heart. : 8/10

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (

Wileyfox Swift review


The Swift is the entry-level smartphone from new British phone maker Wileyfox. Retailing for just over £100, the Swift is a nice-looking phone with features that compare favourably with rivals at this price point. Of particular note are the...

At S21, we very much welcome the arrival of a new player in the smartphone market, especially a British company, and one that has already shown itself to be brave and innovative. We wish Wileyfox every success. Asked by Paul Harper from UK on 9th Nov...

Mar, 2016

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Wileyfox Swift review


Wileyfox is a brand you've probably never heard of but that doesn't mean it's not worth looking at its phones. The Swift is its debut and it matches a remarkably solid experience against a downright cheap £129 price tag. Here's our full review.

It's £129 ; Nice screen at 720p ; Dual SIM ; MicroSD card slot ; Good camera for a cheap phone

The notification LED is way too bright

Despite the number of phones that come across our desks in the course of a year, one that's hard to fault on any level is still a rarity. Incredibly, Wileyfox has managed such a feat at its very first attempt. When the biggest flaw you can find on a...

Nov, 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


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 (

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

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Wileyfox Swift 2X review: Now with Alexa support


Wileyfox's Swift 2X is a decent Swift 2 successor, but it's still no Moto G4

Dazzlingly bright Full HD screen ; Elegant design

Performance outclassed by its rivals ; Disappointing rear camera

For around £160 you still get best-in-class performances with the Moto G4. Its camera is still the best for the price, performance is miles better than the Swift 2X and its 13-hour battery life still makes an appearance in our best battery-life...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (

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

The Swift certainly has a lot of attractive features, not least its classy design, customisable OS and 16GB of storage (around 12GB of which is available to the user). However, its screen and battery life are decidedly lacklustre compared to both the...

Oct, 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

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Wileyfox Swift Review: In Depth


Full Wileyfox Swift Review: This 5-inch Cyanogen mobile is a nippy, well-specced Moto G rival from an exciting new British manufacturer.

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

Occasional lag ; Camera beaten by rivals

The Wileyfox Swift may lag behind close rivals such as the Moto G and Smart Ultra 6 for performance, battery life and all-round camera excellence, but it’s still a well-specced and likeable handset that boasts impressive privacy, security and...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:2500
Battery performance: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 resolution (numeric):5
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes


Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:2


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 mode:Playlist
Playback Modes:Playlist
Video compression format:3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, MPG, WEBM, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,AVI,MOV,MP4,MPG,WEBM,WMV


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
4G standard: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:Y


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 storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:2

Weight & Dimensions