• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Operating System: Android 8.0
  • System on Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 \Memory: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB (microSD up to 256GB)
  • Display: 6-inch HD+ IPS
  • Camera: 16-megapixel (Front) / 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel (Rear)
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 153 x 72.6 x 8.3mm
  • Weight: 164g
  • Pros:
  • Unique look
  • Price
  • Cons:
  • Uses a slightly older processor
  • Camera bump

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The long awaited new device from Wiko has finally landed on our desk, and upon unboxing, we were greeted with a differently coloured back. In the description, it is noted as Gold, but the more we look at it, the more it looks like gray with a hint of copper instead. The colour does change depending on the light source, so that might be why. In the box, you can find a pair of earphones and a screen protector, but no phone case, considering most brands omits earphones for a phone case.

The front notch is slightly bigger than the normal notch that you see on other phones, but it gives the phone its own unique look. The display is nearly bezel-less, but you still can notice a chin on the bottom of the phone, and there are no physical buttons on the front of the phone. The phone is nice to look at, and nice to hold. The only drawback that we can find from this is the rear camera bump.

With looks said and done, the phone performs well enough for its price. Utilising a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, it is not the fastest when compared to other flagships, but for its price it holds up. You can obviously still game and multitask on it, but don’t expect top of the line performance from it. We did try PUBG Mobile on it, and it still worked flawlessly. Since it’s a notched phone, it does take some getting used to. But once you do, it does not detract from the mobile experience. Also, with the phone running Android 8.0, you can run most of the tasks without much issues. As mentioned, multitasking is a breeze, even when watching videos and browsing the net.

The cameras on the device are no slouches as well, and you can take decent pictures with both the front and rear cameras. Note that with the dual rear camera setup, you can toggle between the wide angle camera and regular camera with just a touch of a button. Although, the depth of field when taking pictures is slightly on the exaggerated side.
Overall, if you are looking for a device that can handle daily tasks well and tackle some gaming, this can be the phone for you. The device is priced affordably, and it sports a slightly varying design that is 2018-ised.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A decent device tagged with an affordable price and unique design. You can’t go wrong with this phone if you are just looking for a device to be your daily driver, no matter what age group you are in.

(previously published in issue July 2018)

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