Wileyfox's Storm smartphone goes on sale for £199

Fresh-faced British upstart Wileyfox is hoping to make a name for itself in contract-free smartphones, joining plenty of other manufacturers searching for the perfect balance between performance and price. Its first handset, the £129 Swift, launched just last month, and today Wileyfox has announced its higher-end Storm smartphone is now up for grabs for £199. That much buys you a dual-SIM, 4G device with a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32 gigs of expandable storage, a 2,500mAh battery, 20-megapixel rear camera with Sony sensor and an 8MP selfie snapper.

Enveloping all those components is a 5.5-inch full HD display and a grainy, matte finish shell complemented by sunset orange highlights, with fan-favourite, Android-based Cyanogen OS running the show. The not-quite-flagship device offers some pretty impressive specs for the price, and can now be found online at Amazon, Ebuyer, Expansys and Clove, though Argos appears to be the best shout currently, where the Storm is only £194.95 with free delivery.