• Display: 5-inch (HD)
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Storage: 16GB expandable with microSD
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Camera: 13MP (rear), 5MP (front)
  • Dimensions: 145 x 72.7 x 9.15mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Pros:
  • Solid Built
  • Metal design back cover
  • Cons:
  • Thickness
  • Benchmark Results
  • Antutu: 27,238 points
  • PC Mark Work: 2,526 points
  • 3DMark Icestorm Unlimited: 3,721 points
  • 3DMark Icestorm Extreme: 2,452 points
  • 3DMark Icestorm: 4,518 points

Yer A Wizard Harry

Phones nowadays are more than just communication devices, but also fashion accessories. Although performance always comes first, aesthetics are an important factor for many. For those out looking for a budget smartphone, why not take a look at the Wiko Harry that we are about to review below.

Picking it up for the first time, the Wiko Harry has some weight to it. The majority of the weight comes from the battery, since we felt the weight increase once we inserted the battery. Overall, it has a nice weight to it and feels durable while the back is a removable brushed metal cover that pops up with a bit of elbow grease. The screen measures at 5-inches but we found it quite comfortable to grip due to its curved edge. The phone’s thickness comes in at 9mm, which is a little on the thick side in our opinion and may feel wieldy for those with smaller hands.

The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 1.3GHz processor and 3GB of RAM. The built-in storage is 16GB, but can be expanded further up to 128GB with a microSD card. Our experience with the performance of the phone has been the little issues. The one we had was when one of our benchmarks kept popping up notifications that we couldn’t clear, which never happened on other phones. The phone scrolls through menus smoothly, and launches apps timely with little to no lag.

For photography, it sports a 13MP rear camera that takes some pretty decent shots. We tested the camera in multiple situations, including low light scenarios, and we are honestly satisfied with the quality of the photos taken. On the other side, the 5MP front camera has a nice Wideselfie mode, which helped us to get better group selfies. You can also record video in 720p at 30fps and the videos turned out quite well, leaving us more than satisfied.

With its 2,500mAh built-in battery, the Wiko Harry had no problems lasting an entire day with basic usage and regular web surfing. But you’ll definitely see yourself charging your phone at the end of the day if you use it extensively.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A decent phone for its price, it’ll do everything you need it to do.

(previously published in issue July 2017)

Wiko Harry