Wileyfox Storm review

£199 can get you a lot of phone these days

WileyFox Storm review

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Moto G4

Moto G4

With every passing year the Moto G line is typically seen as the model to beat in the budget space. While the Wileyfox Storm was better specced in almost every regard last year, the latest - the Moto G4 - has upped its game.

This time the Moto G comes with a Full HD display and an impressively powerful processor.

It doesn't come with NFC, a fingerprint scanner or any Moto Maker options, and the design is arguably not as nice as the Wileyform Storm. But that said, it's cheaper... so maybe this is a better choice for you.

Wileyfox Spark


This Wileyfox phone is over half the price of the Wileyfox Storm... but you shouldn't buy it.

We reviewed the phone and gave it two stars out of five because the performance is so bad and there's not enough storage.

It comes with a solidly built design, like the Storm, but considering how much you save it's not worth getting the Spark.

Moto X Play

Moto X Play

One of a slate of Moto X devices released by Motorola in 2015, the Play fills out the mid-range of its lineup.

The Moto X Play has similar specifications as the Wileyfox Storm, especially with regards to the display and processor, and packs a larger 3630 mAh battery. It also has a waterproof coating, and supports voice commands.

In terms of price there's quite a big difference, with the Play costing around £60 more than the Storm. If battery capacity is essential, then the Play is the better buy; otherwise the Swift wins again.

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6

The Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 is an unassuming handset released by Vodafone earlier this year. Locked to the carrier, it nonetheless sports many of the same specifications as the Wileyfox Storm, but at a lower price of around £125.

This price comes with a number of trade-offs, however: a poor camera, carrier bloatware and an unclear update schedule for later versions of Android mar the device somewhat.

For those absolutely focused on getting the best value for their buck, no matter the sacrifice, the Smart Ultra Six is a strong option; however the WileyFox Storm offers a more complete overall package.

Sean is a Scottish technology journalist who's written for the likes of T3, Trusted Reviews, TechAdvisor and Expert Reviews.