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Wrapping my hands around the comfy metal Wileyfox Swift 2 X

The 5.2-inch display of the Wileyfox Swift 2 X makes this metal phone especially comfortable to hold.

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Andrew Lanxon headshot
Andrew Lanxon
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The Swift 2 X sits at the top of London-based Wileyfox's phone range. It stuffs an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel camera into a 5.2-inch metal body.

It's a good lineup of specs and at only £220, direct from Wileyfox's website, it's affordable too.

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The display has a full HD 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution, which looks nice and crisp.

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There's a 16-megapixel camera on the back, right about the fingerprint scanner.

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It charges with USB-C.

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The Swift 2 X runs Android Marshmallow at its core.

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It's actually a Cyanogen version of Android -- it looks and acts pretty much the same, but with Cyanogen, you can customise the look of the interface a bit more.

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The app tray is spread out in a handy alphabetical order.

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I love the 5.2-inch size -- for my hands, it's really comfortable to hold.

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With the fingerprint scanner and NFC, you can use the Swift 2 X to make payments with Android Pay.

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