London-based smartphone maker, WileyFox wants to challenge Samsung and beat the likes of Xiaomi Mi, Honor and One Plus at the affordable but powerful smartphone game, with the launch of its two new devices, the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus.
Both devices run on Cyanogen, an Android OS variation based on the 6.1 Marshmallow. With the same real estate, you will get a 5 inch 720 HD screen on both devices too.
Compared to what WileyFox have done before with build quality, the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus will both be enclosed in aluminium and they do feel solid in hand. WileyFox has also introduced more colour options and we played with the black and champagne gold versions.
To compete with the likes of Honor, the Swift 2 features a 13-megapixel camera main shooter and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for the selfie lovers. The Swift 2 Plus is loaded with a 16-megapixel main camera and just like it’s younger brother, gets the same front-facing camera.
Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM on the Swift 2 and 3GB on the Swift 2 Plus. There’s a 16GB storage space on the 2 and 32GB available on the plus version.
USB Type C is also something important to compete, and that’s exactly what WileyFox has included with Fast Charge 3.0. which should get you 15% charge from 15 minutes charge and 75% charge in 45 minutes.
What’s also new is the addition of NFC for Android Pay and a fingerprint reader on the back for unlocking and keeping your device secure.
Both devices are available to order now directly from WileyFox and are available to pre-order from Amazon, and as for pricing, the Swift 2 priced at just £159, while the Swift 2 Plus is just £189 – even with Brexit!