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Wileyfox Storm

64
Engadget
Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
64

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

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Engadget Review

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
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Score Breakdown

 
74
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

90
 

Display

80
 

Battery life

52
 

Camera

66
 

Ease of use

77
 

Design and form factor

74
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

80
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

73
 
 
80
Stuff
A large-screen bargain buster that's only let down by its battery life.
 
80
9to5Google
As an all-round experience, the phone offers a great deal for £200. But it’s not without its competition. ... if you like the design, and are a fan of Cyanogen OS, you’ll not find many phones better than the Wileyfox Storm.
 
60
Expert Reviews
The WileyFox Storm's flaws outweigh its advantages. It might be fast with a customisable operating system, but its display, battery life and camera are no match for the Moto X Play, or indeed the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.
 
70
TrustedReviews
A good value, yet hardly exciting, smartphone. The Storm packs the specs, but it doesn’t always feel like it’s using them to full advantage.
 
80
TechRadar
With a great screen, snappy performance, refreshing OS and a strong camera the Wileyfox Storm is an excellent option for power users and more casual users alike at the price. Yet, with average battery life, it isn't quite perfect.
 
70
Tech Advisor
Overall the Wileyfox Storm is a decent phone for under £200 and has a upgraded compared to the cheaper Swift model. However, poor battery life and a disappointing camera mean we actually prefer the Swift.
 
80
The Register
It takes plenty of gumption to go head to head with giants like Lenovo and Sony, but if Wileyfox can take the Shenzhen manufacturing phenomenon and put a British face on it, the future is going to be interesting.