• Display: 5-inch (HD)
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB expandable with microSD
  • Operating System: Android 6.0
  • Camera: 13MP (rear), 5MP (front)
  • Dimensions: 143mm x 70.7mm x 8.55mm
  • Weight: 147g
  • Pros:
  • All-rounder
  • Dual-View
  • Cons:
  • None
  • Benchmark Results
  • 3DMark Icestorm Unlimited: 5,249 points
  • 3DMark Icestorm Extreme: 3,039 points
  • 3DMark Icestorm: 5,363 points
  • PC Mark Work: 3,694 points
  • Antutu: 29,552 points

Are You Feeling It?

Not many people are willing to spend thousands on a phone, especially those who just want to have a phone that works. Wiko has been doing great within the range of budget and mid-range phones, providing a nice range of products at affordable prices without compromise. This time Wiko sent us their Wiko U FEEL and we are prepared to give it a run for its money.

The first thing we noticed about the U FEEL was its sandstone back cover, which has a nice texture to it that feels a lot like a fabric. The body has a nice weighted feel for its size and the 5-inch 2.5D curved screen looks great. The screen itself displays things perfectly, and has a wide view-angle which could cause users who love to privacy to consider getting a privacy screen protector. Reading on the U FEEL is comfortable with text displayed crisply and clearly, while watching videos on the phone satisfying as well.

The Mediatek MT6735 processor does well in providing a smooth user experience, especially with its 3GB of RAM providing you some extra lee-way for multi-tasking applications. We found no issues while using different applications, other than an occasional stutter once in a while but it shouldn’t pose a problem. The rear 13MP camera sports a Sony IMX 258 sensor, 5P lens and a blue optical filter providing great picture quality, and there’s also the LED flash which provides just enough light to get a better photo in low-light conditions.

For the selfie-lowers out there, the 5MP front camera features a selfie flash so you can always take a selfie wherever you are. What we enjoyed about the camera was it Dual-View mode which allows capturing of images and videos from both the front and back cameras together. While thinking of all the pictures and videos you could be taking, let’s not forget that the U FEEL has 16GB of built-in memory for you store your recorded media, but if that isn’t enough no problem as the U FEEL supports an external microSD card up to 64GB if you ever need more storage.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Sitting somewhere in the mid-range the Wiko U FEEL is an interesting phone, packed with certain features you don’t usually see in phones in this range, the U FEEL is a phone you can consider if you’re not willing to spend more on higher-end phones.

(previously published in issue August 2016)