• Operating System: Android 7.1
  • System on Chip: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB (microSD up to 128GB)
  • Display: 5.45-inch IPS
  • Camera: 8-megapixel (Rear), 5-megapixel (Front)
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh
  • Dimensions: 148.8 x 72 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Pros:
  • Price
  • Colourful variants
  • Removable battery
  • Cons:
  • Battery life

A New Tommy’s In Town

Wiko’s strategy with their smartphones is not to chase after the leaders, but to penetrate the smartphone market with their mega affordable devices. This is not Wiko’s first device that we’ve received to review, but it could just be the prettiest one we’ve had.

At first looks, the device has a large 5.45-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, so you can consume videos and movies on a longer display. You can even browse websites easier with this device. Now that is an up to date design. It is also currently the most affordable 18:9 ratio device. To stream movies or videos, you will need the fastest speed available to you. With the Tommy3 4G capabilities, you will spend less time buffering, and more time watching.

Continuing on with the look of the device, surprisingly the microUSB port is located on top of the device. This means that using your device while charging is incredibly convenient. If you are someone who loves to keep their device charged up while they are strolling in malls, then this will prove to be a revolutionary experience, since it allows you to hold the device without getting all the cables tangled. It is also worth noting that the battery of the device is packaged separately. You will have to remove the back cover and slot in the battery, where you will find your SIM trays and microSD card slot. A smartphone with a removable cover in 2018, who would’ve thought?! This also allows you to quickly swap batteries if you need to.

For daily use, the battery is enough for those who use their device sparingly – especially if you use it for occasional videos, social media and emails. If you are looking for a cutting-edge device to game on, then this is not the droid you are looking for. Of course, you can still play games on this device, but you will have to turn it to the lowest setting to ensure that it runs smoothly.

Overall, for a phone with a price tag similar to a new console game, it is hard to deny that it has a spot in the smartphone market – for the teenager that is just looking for a smartphone to watch their favourite YouTube videos and to chat with friends, to the businessman who is looking for a decent secondary phone, and to an elderly looking for a smartphone with a large display and camera to connect with the family.

CHIP CONCLUDE: For a mega-affordable device, it does its job well and comes with some features that allows it to shine over the other similarly priced devices. WIKO-Tommy3-600x500

(previously published in issue April)