Following its launch announcement a couple of months ago, you can now buy the Cyanogen OS powered WileyFox Storm in the UK for a quite reasonable £199. This low price makes it one of the most cost effective smartphones on the UK market right now.
The WileyFox Storm offers some pretty decent specifications, considering the price tag. There’s a 5.5-inch FullHD (1920 x 1080) LG IPS display, powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 3GB OF RAM and 32GB of internal storage, complete with a microSD card slot. The phone features a 20 megapixel rear camera based on a Sony IMX220 image sensor, an 8 megapixel front facing camera, and a non-removable 2,500mAh battery to keep the whole device powered.
The phone also features dual-SIM support and 4G LTE network compatibility. The UK based smartphone company has teamed up with Cyanogen OS developers to bring a slightly different flavour of Android to the Storm. The phone runs Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is based on Android Lollipop, and includes some unique features, such as customizable themes and Privacy Guard security settings.
The WileyFox Storm is available from UK retailers Amazon, Ebuyer, Expansys, Clove and Argos. The lower cost WileyFox Swift, which costs just £129, went on sale last month too and might be worth a look at if you’re on a tight budget.