Wileyfox Storm

64
Engadget
Score
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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Wileyfox Swift and Storm review: Two cheap UK phones, one worth buying

Summary

Wileyfox's Storm makes a great first impression, with all the looks and build quality of a more expensive flagship. The spec sheet, too, is pretty attractive considering its £199 price tag, but dependable performance is one of its only likable traits. The Storm's display is just "good enough," battery life is unimpressive and the 20-megapixel main camera is poor to the point of being incredibly frustrating to use. With plenty of other smartphones that promise a better all-round experience for roughly the same price or cheaper, the Storm is frankly an instantly forgettable device.

Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Solid performance
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Terrible camera
  • Mediocre battery life
Wileyfox Swift and Storm review: Two cheap UK phones, one worth buying

There are two ways you can go about buying a new smartphone: Either you spread the cost over a year or two with a carrier contract, or purchase the thing outright. When you're finally done paying it off, a subsidised handset often ends up costing more than it's worth. However, considering the price of new iPhones, Samsung flagships and peers, that can still be preferable to emptying your bank account in one fell swoop. Thankfully, companies big and small are addressing this conundrum with phones that offer the kind of specs and user experience customers want at prices they're happy to pay upfront. Despite an abundance of competition in contract-free handsets already, new British brand Wileyfox is one such company, and it's hoping to make its mark in the UK with the affordable £129 Swift and higher-end £199 Storm.

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Scores

Engadget

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
9.0
Display
8.0
Battery life
5.2
Camera
6.6
Ease of use
7.7
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Specs

Storm

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches
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Specs

Storm

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
5.5 inches
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