Wileyfox Spark X (SIM Free/UK)
Say hello to the biggest Spark!
Wileyfox are really hoping for the Spark range to start some fires in 2016 - the basic Spark and upgraded Spark+ provide truly affordable smartphones aimed at two slightly different markets.
However some people still want big screens at a low cost - Wileyfox's Storm phone, from last year, was proof of that.
The Spark X takes all of the power and performance of the Spark+ and puts it in a case with a 5.5 inch screen and a larger battery.
SIM Free /Unlocked UK Stock
When you buy a Wileyfox smartphone from Clove Technology, you get it SIM Free and unlocked, which means it's completely separate to any mobile contract you set up yourself.
Every Spark X we sell is fully compatible for all UK and EU network providers.
If you're outside of the EU, then we recommend checking the specifications against your chosen operator for 3G and 4G/LTE compatibility.
Reasons to buy the Wileyfox Spark X
- Updated version with Android 7 and full access to Google Play store
- 1.3 GHz quad core processor / 2 GB RAM
- 5.5" HD screen with Dragontrail Glass
- 16 GB storage / micro SD support (up to 32GB)
- 13 MP main camera / 8 MP front camera
- Wi-Fi / GPS / Bluetooth 4 / LTE
- 3,000 mAh removable battery
- DUAL SIM (dual standby)
- Wileyfox Spark X SIM Free Smartphone
- USB charging & data cable
Wileyfox chose their name to invoke the thought of a cunning and quick-moving creature. One that appeals to many by being lean and attractive whilst existing with an air of mystery.
It's certainly a mystery how Wileyfox can provide the Spark X at this price!
Last year Wileyfox stunned the market with two very affordable and well-built smartphones. In 2016 they're looking to pull a similar trick with the Spark range. The Spark X is the largest of the options, with a 5.5 inch screen.
Aside from the bigger screen, the overall specification is the same as the Spark+, itself only ever so slightly cheaper. In order to maintain power, the Spark X has a much larger 3,000 mAh removable battery.
This means the Spark X has a great resolution Samsung 13MP camera (with an 8MP selfie camera), 16 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM. It's a fairly basic specifcation but more than powerful enough to keep the average person ticking over all day.
Built in to the system is Privacy Guard. This app gives you deep control over the system features that other applications can access.
This builds on from Android 6.0's updates to the system permissions. With these an app will always ask before it can access a system feature for the first time. Privacy Guard grants you the ability to revoke access to system features, at any time, to any app that is coded to ask for them.
PIN scramble is another simple security addition. If you use a PIN to lock your screen then this nifty feature randomises the number grid you put the PIN in on! With this people won't be able to reconstruct your PIN from smudges on the screen or watching where your fingers go.
Remote tracking and wiping of your phone is possible from your (optional) Cyanogen account.
You can use Protected Apps to lock certain applications behind a PIN or pattern lock, even after you're on the home screen. Put apps and shortcuts inside secure folders to avoid data leak or just plain, old-fashioned embarrassment if someone picks up your phone or you pass it to them.
Cyanogen OS also features a built-in Blacklist to permanently block numbers from ever calling or texting you again.
The Wileyfox Spark X screen is a large 5.5 inch HD IPS LCD panel at screen that provides 267 pixels per inch. This is a fully laminated display with high-quality colour reproduction with excellent viewing angles.
Dragontrail glass has also been used for the screen covering. More resistant to scratches and impacts than other competing technologies at this price point, the Spark X will stay looking good for longer, even if you like to carry it in a crowded bag!
The Spark X includes a 13 MP Samsung sensor on the back, with an 8MP sensor on the front for taking selfies and video-calls.
Cyanogen's camera app offers deep access to camera controls, so you can control burst mode, exposure time and compensation, white balance and many other features. Normally this level of control would be out of reach on cheaper smartphones.
Slow motion video recording is available, as well as the option to save your photos in uncompressed raw format (.DNG), perfect for those looking to complete highly detailed editing post-capture.