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Wileyfox Swift 2

Wileyfox Swift 2

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78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Compared to the first Swift, the Swift 2 looks and feels like an entirely different beast thanks to the upgrade from plastic to an all-metal body. The newer and faster processor is welcome, but the addition of a fingerprint sensor for security, and NFC chip for mobile payments, are among the biggest improvements. Some things haven't changed, though. You still get 16GB of onboard storage, an inconsistent 13-megapixel camera and a 5-inch 720p display similar to that of the original Swift. Nevertheless, the new Swift 2 represents almost as good value for money as its predecessor.

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Pros
  • Aluminium body
  • Fingerprint reader
  • NFC for mobile payments
  • Good value for the money
Cons
  • Mediocre camera
  • No display upgrade
  • 16GB of onboard storage
78 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
78

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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80
Average Critic Score
 
80
TrustedReviews
This isn’t the best budget phone, but it's one of the best metal budget phones – if that’s what you’re after.
 
80
The Register
Many readers were tempted to buy the first WileyFox models, and these new ones should shift like hot-cakes.