Wileyfox

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bandrews, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. bandrews macrumors 6502a

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    So here's a new one on me - Wileyfox. UK startup offering fairly decent hardware for price of the Moto G and running Cyanogen. For £200 might get one for curiosity - and for the fact it's a British company.

    http://wileyfox.com/
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Is it a rebadged OnePlus 1 - or a hybrid of the it and the OnePlus 2 ? Very similar design even the sandstone back and camera part ... I wouldn't be surprised if it was made by OPPO for them.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    It looks pretty impressive, and tbh I'm rooting for some UK companies to start making phones in a meaningful way.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    It does look nice. When you say rebadged One plus one, does that mean its made by One plus one?
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Well OPPO who are the parent company of OnePlus. Its too uncanny a resemblance to ignore
     
  6. jamezr, Aug 25, 2015
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    Looks like an awesome phone. It it would work on VZW i might try it. With a name like Wileyfox it just begs the question.


    What does the fox say?

     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    £200 would be around $315 - so the OnePlus 2 would likely be better value in the USA comparatively. 810 v 615 processor etc...

    The OnePlus 2 is a little more expensive over here. Though the specs on the WileyFox are very comparative to the Moto X Play which if you consider it is going to sell for £289/€380 here - the £199/€275 for the Wileyfox offers very tempting alternative to that ....
     
  8. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I wish these startups would start offering 5" versions of their higher spec models.

    5.5" is too big for me. But if I were to buy a phone that size, I'd be concerned by 2500 mAh non-removable battery.
     
  9. JaySoul, Aug 25, 2015
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  10. spriter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting but the AC shots show an awfully yellow screen on the Storm.

    Swift seems better value than Moto G which, at almost £200 for the 16gb/2gb variant is not that great a value proposition in the UK.

    Wonder how long it'll take for the CM relationship to go sour
     
  11. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    For £199, I'll probably order one to see what it's like, have something different and to support a UK phone company.
     
  12. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I've got a cousin who needs a new phone as his Moto G has died, might recommend taking a look at this.
     

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