In the past year, our market received the first smartphones under the British brand Wileyfox – responsible for the production of devices the company Fly, as well as the operating system used by Android-based platform Cyanogen. Particularly successful was the Swift smartphone that sold at first for $ 90 and went through our lab (now its cost in Russia is 9000 rubles). In the summer the company introduced a new family of their smartphones Spark, and now it’s time to update my most successful device – recently Wileyfox start selling Swift 2 Plus


Unfortunately, the cost of the device Fly in the official store is now quite an impressive 14 thousand rubles. As users get for the same amount? Firstly, the device has a brushed metal body thickness of only 8.6 mm. Upgrade undergone, and other key characteristics: a smartphone received 8-core Snapdragon chip 430 (64-bit CPU Cortex A53 core @ 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 graphics), instead of Snapdragon 410 4-core processor


The memory volume increased by 1.5 times, up to 3 GB, and the number of internal flash memory – twice, up to 32 GB (still available slot for memory cards microSD, but now it is combined with the universal tray for micro-SIM and nano-SIM, so I have to make a choice). Improved were both cameras: back of a 16-megapixel (5-element lens with an aperture of f / 2,2, phase autofocus and dual LED-flash) and front – 8-megapixel. Maximum resolution video remains the same – 1920 × 1080 at 30 frames / s


Resolution 5-inch screen has not changed – 1280 × 720 (IPS display with no air gap between the layers – ONCELL Full Lamination), but now applied curved at the edges of the protective glass Gorilla Glass 3. Preserved 4G and support: smartphone can operate in LTE (band 3, 7, 20), networks at speeds up to 150 Mbit / s. There is Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 2,4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR, HSP, as well as A-GPS, GPS and GLONASS.

battery capacity has become a bit more – 2700 mAh, but now it is non-removable. But there is support for fast charging technology Quick Charge 3.0, whereby the full replenishment of battery capacity goes up to 100 minutes and up to 25% of the smartphone is charged in just 10 minutes (the battery charger, as before, you need to buy separately). By the way, it is now used modern USB-C two-way connector.

Among the innovations it is useful to note the appearance of the fingerprint sensor on the back side, as well as supporting data exchange technology to close the NFC. The handset is available in blue-gray and golden versions. With dimensions of 143,7 × 71,9 × 8,6 mm it weighs 155 grams. Powered Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus running Cyanogen 13.1 (based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow).