Wileyfox Storm Review

May 22, 2023
David Sunnyside

wileyfox storm review

When Wileyfox first launched its smartphones back in 2015 it was the Storm that really caught my eye. A big 5.5-inch phone with a bright, bold screen and a textured finish to the back that looked great and felt nice in the hand. It wasn't quite as classy as the slick, brass-coloured metal designs of Samsung or Sony flagship devices but it looked a lot cheaper and certainly wasn't the cheap-feeling plastic that you might expect from budget phones.

Sadly though it's a little hard to recommend the Storm now as it's no longer such a bargain. Motorola's Moto G4 is now available for around the same price SIM-free and offers similar specs and a far more premium feeling design.

It's a shame because the Storm is a decent device overall. It's quick and snappy with a fresh and refreshing Android OS that doesn't suffer from the budget hardware curse of missing software updates or slow performance. It also comes with some useful apps that make it a good choice for business users and there's a strong chance that future updates will add features you might not get on other smartphones.

It's not perfect and the Wileyfox branded soft keys are a bit of an eyesore, but it still feels like a well built device that is a good buy at this price point. The camera has it's faults and it isn't as good for low-light shots as some of the competition but it does the job well enough.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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