WileyFox Storm: Quick And Great Functionality
From the Following the Wileyfox Swift, the Storm is the British brand’s flagship handset. It designs to perform high end specifications for a knock down price in a similar vein to Chinese upstart OnePlus. The Storm is the more powerful of the two devices currently offered by Wileyfox. It’s a bit more expensive than the Swift, which is going for around £129, but with that jump in price comes a more than commensurate enhance in power and functionality.
On the top of the device is the 3.5-mm headphone jack. The left side of the Storm houses the microSD/microSIM slot. As well as being able to take cards up to 128GB, the microSD card tray can be used to house an extra microSIM card giving the Storm dual SIM capability as well.
At the top are the 20 Mega Pixel rear-facing camera and dual LED flash, wrapped in a black gloss plastic with a bronze trim. Above the 5.5 inch 1080p screen are a call speaker, the 8MP selfie snapper and a single front-facing flash. As a whole, the Wileyfox Storm feels very well put together, almost more so than rivals such as the Vodafone Smart Ultra Six and the Moto X Play.
The Full HD screen has a pixel density of around 400ppi, easily exceeding Retina territory. Reading, watching films and playing games are all a pleasure on such a large, detailed panel. When you pick up the Wileyfox Storm the size of the display is immediately noticeable. Unlike some flagships, such as the LG G4, that wear their phablet trappings lightly, the Storm is unashamedly large.
One of the key specialties of Cyanogen OS, built right into the Wileyfox Storm, is an increased level of security. In becoming a broadly available, open-source operating system, Android has been subject to a higher level of interest from criminals and hackers the world over than Windows Phone.
The Wileyfox Storm is a great choice for those looking for any or all of good value, plenty of user control and a great camera, even though as the lines b/w the middle and low ranges continue to blur, and with devices like the OnePlus X seeming, it remains to be seen for how long the Storm will be able to stand out from the crowd.