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Wileyfox Swift 2X (SIM Free/UK)
What If? Wileyfox asked this question in 2015. Poised to be a disruptive influence in the budget end of the smartphone industry, Wileyfox offers affordable handsets with quality specifications.
One key differentiator of their phones is the use of the CyanogenOS operating system. Built around a base of Android 6.0, the Cyanogen OS 13 provides additional customisation and security features unavailable in other Android devices.
SIM Free /Unlocked UK Stock
All Wileyfox smartphones are provided SIM Free and factory unlocked. Clove stock comes from the authorised UK supply chain and is certified for use on all UK and European networks.
For use outside of Europe, please check the specifications against compatibility with your local mobile network provider.
Reasons to buy the Wileyfox Swift 2X
- Cyanogen OS 13 - added customisation options and new lock screen Mod support
- Based on Android 6.0 with full access to Google Play store
- 5.2" FHD Screen, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, micro SD, 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, 3,010 mAh battery
- Swift 2X redesign has metallic finish, PDAF assisted camera with ISOCELL technology, USB Type-C, NFC for Android Pay and a fingerprint sensor
- Simple UI customisation with the Theme chooser. Modifying application icons & boot animations!
- Improve lock screen functionality with Mods
- AudioFX delivers 24bit High Res Lossless audio with equalizer presets
- Caller ID & Truecaller Dialler identify & block spam calls
- Cyanogen email & calendar powered by Boxer for integrating multiple accounts
- Cyanogen web browser has enhanced security
- Privacy guard provides fine permission control for apps
- PIN Scramble improves lock screen security
Colour and memory variants
The Wileyfox Swift 2X is available with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM.
The phone is available in Midnight Blue and Champagne Gold colour options.
- Wileyfox Swift 2X SIM Free Smartphone
- USB Type-C to Type-A flat charging & data cable
- Warranty & quick start guides
The original Swift dared to be different in 2015 and won accolades. Wileyfox even managed to win Challenger Manufacturer of the Year at the Mobile News awards, an honour usually finding its way to small, agile startups in recent years.
Wileyfox embodied that ethos and the Swift was a product born of it, with a low consumer cost and specifications that made many people look twice.
The Swift 2X continues this idea into the upper mid range. If you're looking for a super-budget (£89-129) entry-level phone then the new Spark range is probably for you.
With Swift 2X, Wileyfox has moved to an all-metal construction and higher tier features, including a fingerprint sensor and curved glass.
The metal backplate has been subtly curved and the edges chamfered for a comfortable hold. The Swift 2X power and volume buttons have also received a neat criss-cross etching to make them easier to find and press.
Wileyfox have continued to use top component manufacturers. Unlike some budget brands, you will find high-quality processors from Qualcomm and camera modules from Samsung.
The main camera on the Swift 2X is a Samsung 16MP sensor with advanced Phase Detection Autofocus (0.6 seconds to focus!) There's also a dual tone LED flash for classic highlighting in low light conditions. Wileyfox have also bumped the selfie camera to 8 megapixels.
A new processor results in faster performance than last year's Swift. The Snapdragon 430 from Qualcomm is an excellent mid-range chip. The octa-core architecture provides decent multitasking and the new Adreno 505 GPU is great for image processing and game graphics.
The 5.2-inch high definition display also utilises curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with a smudge-resistant oleophobic coating.
Looking to move into a contactless world? The Swift 2X has an Android Pay ready NFC chip installed. This uses NXP NQ220 technology with a secure element so is completely secure and up to modern security standards.
Combined with a quick response fingerprint sensor, you can make payments in store or online without ever having to reach for your card. You can also use the sensor to secure your lock screen and manage access to apps and folders.
Do you like to make noise? Wileyfox have crammed in a 90dB+ speaker into the base of the phone. The Power Amp AW87319 amplifier results in a well-driven sound with less distortion than the competition. Plus a noise cancelling microphone results in clearer sound quality during calls thanks to the drop-off in background chatter.
Finally, Wileyfox knows just how frustrating running out of power can be. With Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, the USB Type-C connector can receive up to 25% charge in 15 minutes from certified fast chargers.
This specialised operating system is based on the Android mobile platform. The current version, 13, is built on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Cyanogen has an ethos of empowering the user by not limiting access to features and extra customisation. This makes Cyanogen OS different to the curated versions of Android available on big name handsets such as Samsung, LG or Sony.
It also presents more choice and options than stock Android. Cyanogen focusses on user customisation, performance and security.
Cyanogen's Theme Chooser offers far more than the usual wallpapers. As well as fonts, Cyanogen Themes allows for deep customisation.
Hundreds of premade themes are available to browse; some free and some paid for. More are added by community members every week! Budding developers can even try their hand at making their own! The Theme Chooser also lets you mix and match parts of any themes you have downloaded.
Cyanogen OS even allows you to change the interaction with the device. You can change the response to actions such as Long Press, Tap or Double Tap and create your own shortcuts from gestures inputted on the lock screen.
Privacy Guard is perfect for the security conscious. On the face of it a simple application, the system gives you deep control over the permissions of any app on the phone.
The PIN scramble feature randomises the numbers for your PIN every time it loads the keypad.
Remote tracking and wiping of your phone are possible using your (optional) Cyanogen account.
Protected Apps locks certain apps behind a PIN or pattern lock, even after you're on the home screen. You can also put apps and shortcuts inside secure folders.
Cyanogen OS also features a built-in Blacklist to permanently block numbers from ever calling or texting you again.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||13.1 (Based on Android 6.0)|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor Octa-core 64 bit|
|Other||Adreno 505 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||Up to 128GB|
|Type||HD IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels (~424 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove mode, oteophobic coating|
|Frequencies||800/1800/2600 MHz (Bands 3/7/20)|
|Functions||A2DP, HFP, EDR, BLE, HSP, OPP|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto focus and dual LED flash|
|Camera Lens||AF /PDAF/Aperture 2.2|
|Other||Video recording 1080P (30fps)/1080p (30fps)|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||8MP with digital zoom|
|Formats||1080P (30fps)/1080p (30fps)|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||144 x 72.2 x 8.8 mm|
|Software||Google Services, Google Play, AudioFX, Truecaller Dialler, Email by Boxer|
|Other||Fingerprint Reader, Qualcomm Quickcharge 3.0, Cyanogen Apps: Privacy Guard, Protected Apps, Browser, Camera, File Manager, Themes|
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Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with GSM networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This is a DUAL SIM phone. The phone takes 1x micro SIM and 1x nano SIM card.
Both can use data connectivity, although only one can be active (the other remains on GSM voice/text).
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 128 GB of external storage.
The SD slot takes the place of SIM 2. If you choose to use a memory card then you cannot use the dual SIM functionality.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE Bands 3(1800), 7(2600) and 20(800).
Does this phone have wireless charging?
Does this phone have NFC?
Yes. It is also Android Pay compatible.
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone waterproof?