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Wiko Harry 2 Smartphone Review

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 01/24/2019

Affordable Harry. Harry can be had for around $100 and offers a lot of bang for the buck. Wiki's second generation Harry has found its way into our lab - let us find out what it can do.

Wiko Harry 2

Are you looking for a big screen smartphone yet are limited by a rather tight budget? Then the Wiko Harry 2 might be just the right phone for you. It lacks modern bells and whistles such as the notch, but offers remarkable color choices in return. It also lacks a dual camera and its internal storage is somewhat limited. That said these limitations are not uncommon in the device’s price range, and the question at hand is whether or not the affordable Harry 2 is a worthwhile smartphone option.

Let us find out in our review, where we compare it to the Nokia 2.1, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A, and the Gigaset GS100.

Wiko Harry 2 (Harry Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.45 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, USB-OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1,800/​1,900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B7/​B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 147.6 x 71.3 ( = 0.33 x 5.81 x 2.81 in)
Battery
11 Wh, 2900 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.0, contrast autofocus, LED flash, videos @ 1080p/30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix LED flash
Additional features
Keyboard: virtual keyboard, power supply, USB cable, headset, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, notification LED, LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbps), head SAR 0.715 W/kg, body SAR 1.456 W/kg, fanless
Weight
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
119 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Harry’s plastic back cover is matte and ever so slightly pearly. It is available in four different colors: turquoise, red, dark grey, and golden brown. The rear cover is removable, and behind it we find the user-replaceable battery, two SIM card slots, and the microSD slot.

At 150 g (~5.3 oz) the Wiko Harry 2 is a comparatively light smartphone. Unfortunately, case rigidity leaves a lot to be desired, and pressure applied to its back has an immediate effect on the screen.

Size Comparison

153.6 mm / 6.05 inch 77.6 mm / 3.06 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 174 g0.3836 lbs149.5 mm / 5.89 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 174 g0.3836 lbs147.6 mm / 5.81 inch 71.3 mm / 2.81 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs147.5 mm / 5.81 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs

Connectivity

At the bottom we find a MicroUSB port with support for USB-OTG, at the top the device features a 3.5-mm audio jack. Internal storage is a meager 16 GB, however we should note that some devices in Harry’s price range have to make do with just 8 GB. For its class, 2 GB of RAM is more than decent.

Software

The device comes with Android 8.1 preloaded, and there is no information regarding a possible upgrade to Android 9. Security patches were as of October 2018 and thus a bit outdated. We would not expect any updates for a device this cheap, though.

The overall Android experience was fairly vanilla, and we did not find too much bloatware preloaded on our device.

Wiko Harry 2 Software
Wiko Harry 2 Software
Wiko Harry 2 Software

Communication and GPS

With a total of just four LTE bands the Wiko Harry 2 offers the bare minimum to be usable in Europe. Traveling abroad is going to pose a challenge though, and you should prepare yourself for complete lack of mobile internet connectivity in most parts of the world. In urban areas, LTE connectivity worked reliably and well.

Wi-Fi support was also fairly limited, and features such as support for the 5 GHz band or fast 802.11ac are missing. When connected to our Linksys EA8500 reference router, the Wiko Harry 2 performed as expected for its class.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=419)
223 MBit/s ∼100% +266%
Gigaset GS100
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 8 GB eMMC Flash
97.9 MBit/s ∼44% +60%
Wiko Harry 2
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
61 (min: 50, max: 63) MBit/s ∼27%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
59.6 (min: 56, max: 61) MBit/s ∼27% -2%
Nokia 2.1
Adreno 308, 425, 8 GB eMMC Flash
48.7 (min: 29, max: 54) MBit/s ∼22% -20%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=419)
212 MBit/s ∼100% +302%
Gigaset GS100
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 8 GB eMMC Flash
99.6 MBit/s ∼47% +89%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.7 (min: 52, max: 59) MBit/s ∼26% +6%
Nokia 2.1
Adreno 308, 425, 8 GB eMMC Flash
52.7 (min: 27, max: 58) MBit/s ∼25% 0%
Wiko Harry 2
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
52.7 (min: 27, max: 57) MBit/s ∼25%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø59.3 (50-63)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø51.6 (27-57)
GPS-Test indoors
GPS-Test indoors
GPS-Test outdoors
GPS-Test outdoors

We were unable to obtain GPS lock indoors. Outdoors, on the other hand, it only took a few seconds to determine our exact position with an accuracy of 5 m (~16 ft).

As with every smartphone we review, we took the Wiko Harry 2 on our short biking trip around the block in order to compare it to a professional Garmin Edge 520 GPS unit. All things considered the Harry 2 was fairly accurate, even though it was obviously not able to hold a candle to the Garmin satnav. The Harry 2 is thus well suited for occasional satellite navigation.

We should add though that we experienced major issues with providing the Runtastic app that we use for track recording with positioning data when the screen turned off and the device went into standby mode.

GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – woods
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – woods
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overpass
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overpass
GPS Wiko Harry 2 – overview
GPS Wiko Harry 2 – overview
GPS Wiko Harry 2 – woods
GPS Wiko Harry 2 – woods
GPS Wiko Harry 2 – overpass
GPS Wiko Harry 2 – overpass

Telephony and Call Quality

Finally a dark mode for Google’s default telephony app! Wiko does not change it at all, which is a smart decision given that Google’s default app is very intuitive and easy to use.

Call quality using the earphone and internal microphone was decent, although loud voices showed a slight tendency for blaring. The microphone, on the other hand, did a fantastic job and recorded both quiet and loud noises very accurately and well. When talking on speakerphone our conversational partner sounded rather tinny and thin while our own voice was immaculate and very clear.

Cameras

Photo taken with front-facing camera
Photo taken with front-facing camera

The Harry 2 features single-lens cameras on both sides. The 5 MP sensor at the front fails to capture crisp and sharp photos, and we did not even need to zoom in to notice a very obvious blur. In addition, colors were noticeably distorted: the white wall is visibly read underneath the drawing and noticeably yellow above it. Thanks to an LED flash, you can take photos in dim and dark environments as well, however we would advise against using the digital zoom on this shooter.

The rear-facing main camera features a 13 MP sensor, and captures fairly cool photos even when the motif is floral in nature and tinted visibly red. Bright areas tend to be overexposed, and the photos were rather grainy in general. In poor lighting conditions and without using the flash, exposure and focus were inadequate while the bright candle in the middle was overexposed at the same time.

Videos are captured in 1080p at 30 frames per second. Movements were captured smoothly, however the camera was rather slow and gradual in adapting to changes in brightness.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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We take every smartphone camera into our lab in order to test it under normalized conditions. Wiko’s Harry 2 performed rather poorly, and the photos were too dark, too blurry, and visibly out of focus.

Test chart overview
Test chart overview
Test chart details
Test chart details
ColorChecker. Reference color in bottom half of each square
ColorChecker. Reference color in bottom half of each square

Accessories and Warranty

By default, Wiko smartphones come with a 24-month warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information. In addition to the power supply and the USB cable we also found a headset in the box. Even though it was not the best and certainly will not satisfy audiophiles, its addition is remarkable nevertheless considering the device’s price point.

The accessories listed on Wiko’s website can be ordered from various online retailers. For example, around $20 will get you the Wiko Smart Folio, a protective cover that leaves the bottom half of the display visible in order to display important information on the underlying part of the screen.

Input Devices and Handling

The touchscreen was responsive up to its very edges. Operating system user interface animations lagged slightly due to the overall poor system performance. Nevertheless, the device remained quite usable at all times.

It lacks a fingerprint reader, and all physical buttons (volume rocker and power button) are located at the right-hand side. They feature a well-pronounced accentuation point and are very easy and pleasant to use.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 2:1 5.45-inch display runs at a native resolution of 1440x720. Its brightness is definitely above average, and akin to the View 2 Go and the View 2 Plus. It also displayed the same oddity as those two: when held in portrait mode, the top half of the screen was visibly brighter than the lower half.

519
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
527
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
485
cd/m²
526
cd/m²
474
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 527 cd/m² Average: 491 cd/m² Minimum: 14.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 479 cd/m²
Contrast: 2395:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.17 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 7.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
98.2% sRGB (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.066
Wiko Harry 2
1440x720, 5.45
Nokia 2.1
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Gigaset GS100
IPS, 1440x720, 5.5
Screen
-14%
-1%
-32%
Brightness middle
479
338
-29%
404
-16%
442
-8%
Brightness
491
327
-33%
400
-19%
446
-9%
Brightness Distribution
87
82
-6%
82
-6%
86
-1%
Black Level *
0.2
0.27
-35%
0.26
-30%
0.35
-75%
Contrast
2395
1252
-48%
1554
-35%
1263
-47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.17
5.36
13%
4.28
31%
8.03
-30%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.46
9.77
15%
9.97
13%
15.81
-38%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.1
6.2
13%
3.5
51%
10.4
-46%
Gamma
2.066 106%
2.345 94%
2.213 99%
2.02 109%
CCT
8441 77%
8460 77%
6899 94%
10070 65%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.2

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9425 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

We were particularly impressed by the display’s low black level, which resulted in deep blacks even with the brightness cranked all the way up and an impressive contrast ratio of 2,395:1.

When inspected in depth, the CalMAN software showed a very pronounced blue tint, and consequently also a very high color temperature. Deviation from the reference spectrum was fairly severe, which is not not particularly uncommon for devices in this class.

CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 26 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.9 ms).

Thanks to its high display brightness the smartphone remained usable outdoors, even on bright days. We noticed very pronounced color distortions when looked at from the side.

outdoors
outdoors
viewing angles
viewing angles

Performance

Mediatek’s MT6739 is an entry-level SoC, and while it may not be the fastest kid on the block, it should be fast enough for most everyday apps. The Gigaset GS100 was equipped with the same SoC, however it performed much worse than the Wiko Harry 2. The latter ran noticeably smoother and faster, and even user interface frame drops were less frequent than with the GS100. This may well be the effect of our review unit’s additional RAM.

The GPU is somewhat future-proof and performed as expected.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
1131 Points ∼25%
Nokia 2.1
1405 Points ∼31% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
1699 Points ∼37% +50%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1125 - 1460, n=13)
1226 Points ∼27% +8%
Average of class Smartphone (663 - 21070, n=317)
4565 Points ∼100% +304%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
1652 Points ∼36%
Nokia 2.1
1602 Points ∼35% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
2471 Points ∼54% +50%
Gigaset GS100
1418 Points ∼31% -14%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1418 - 1896, n=15)
1617 Points ∼35% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (1174 - 11598, n=375)
4601 Points ∼100% +179%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
590 Points ∼43%
Nokia 2.1
636 Points ∼46% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
825 Points ∼60% +40%
Gigaset GS100
579 Points ∼42% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (571 - 675, n=15)
590 Points ∼43% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (691 - 4824, n=377)
1374 Points ∼100% +133%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
2828 Points ∼56%
Nokia 2.1
3146 Points ∼62% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Points ∼0% -100%
Gigaset GS100
2630 Points ∼52% -7%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2630 - 5377, n=16)
2752 Points ∼55% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (3227 - 11440, n=373)
5046 Points ∼100% +78%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
3977 Points ∼64%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
6194 Points ∼100% +56%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0 - 4711, n=12)
3134 Points ∼51% -21%
Average of class Smartphone (4096 - 14439, n=541)
5537 Points ∼89% +39%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
585 Points ∼32%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
763 Points ∼42% +30%
Gigaset GS100
611 Points ∼33% +4%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (573 - 677, n=15)
490 Points ∼27% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (573 - 4535, n=387)
1834 Points ∼100% +214%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
76 Points ∼5%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
260 Points ∼16% +242%
Gigaset GS100
75 Points ∼5% -1%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (75 - 189, n=15)
78 Points ∼5% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (76 - 8206, n=387)
1602 Points ∼100% +2008%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
94 Points ∼6%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
305 Points ∼20% +224%
Gigaset GS100
93 Points ∼6% -1%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (93 - 225, n=15)
95.5 Points ∼6% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (94 - 6312, n=390)
1489 Points ∼100% +1484%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
584 Points ∼32%
Nokia 2.1
885 Points ∼49% +52%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
807 Points ∼45% +38%
Gigaset GS100
611 Points ∼34% +5%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (530 - 698, n=15)
572 Points ∼32% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (375 - 4703, n=402)
1811 Points ∼100% +210%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
134 Points ∼6%
Nokia 2.1
250 Points ∼11% +87%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
445 Points ∼20% +232%
Gigaset GS100
131 Points ∼6% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (131 - 189, n=15)
148 Points ∼7% +10%
Average of class Smartphone (131 - 14951, n=402)
2185 Points ∼100% +1531%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
162 Points ∼9%
Nokia 2.1
297 Points ∼16% +83%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
494 Points ∼27% +205%
Gigaset GS100
159 Points ∼9% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (159 - 225, n=15)
176 Points ∼9% +9%
Average of class Smartphone (159 - 8141, n=403)
1860 Points ∼100% +1048%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
503 Points ∼28%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
828 Points ∼47% +65%
Gigaset GS100
549 Points ∼31% +9%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (486 - 690, n=16)
526 Points ∼30% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (486 - 4320, n=463)
1772 Points ∼100% +252%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
65 Points ∼5%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
225 Points ∼17% +246%
Gigaset GS100
69 Points ∼5% +6%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (65 - 185, n=16)
79.5 Points ∼6% +22%
Average of class Smartphone (65 - 6362, n=465)
1334 Points ∼100% +1952%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
81 Points ∼6%
Nokia 2.1
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
268 Points ∼21% +231%
Gigaset GS100
86 Points ∼7% +6%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (80 - 221, n=16)
97.8 Points ∼8% +21%
Average of class Smartphone (80 - 5734, n=473)
1273 Points ∼100% +1472%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
512 Points ∼30%
Nokia 2.1
892 Points ∼53% +74%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
840 Points ∼50% +64%
Gigaset GS100
532 Points ∼32% +4%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (445 - 690, n=15)
561 Points ∼33% +10%
Average of class Smartphone (512 - 4454, n=496)
1680 Points ∼100% +228%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
104 Points ∼6%
Nokia 2.1
46 Points ∼3% -56%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
403 Points ∼22% +288%
Gigaset GS100
104 Points ∼6% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (102 - 185, n=15)
128 Points ∼7% +23%
Average of class Smartphone (43 - 10008, n=496)
1803 Points ∼100% +1634%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
126 Points ∼8%
Nokia 2.1
58 Points ∼4% -54%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
456 Points ∼29% +262%
Gigaset GS100
127 Points ∼8% +1%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (120 - 211, n=15)
153 Points ∼10% +21%
Average of class Smartphone (55 - 7820, n=504)
1549 Points ∼100% +1129%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
9182 Points ∼65%
Nokia 2.1
10427 Points ∼74% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
14128 Points ∼100% +54%
Gigaset GS100
9159 Points ∼65% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7103 - 10981, n=15)
9375 Points ∼66% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (4811 - 45072, n=654)
13712 Points ∼97% +49%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
2886 Points ∼14%
Nokia 2.1
5487 Points ∼27% +90%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
6785 Points ∼34% +135%
Gigaset GS100
2878 Points ∼14% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2878 - 4346, n=15)
3363 Points ∼17% +17%
Average of class Smartphone (7567 - 162695, n=654)
20179 Points ∼100% +599%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
3405 Points ∼20%
Nokia 2.1
6133 Points ∼37% +80%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
7671 Points ∼46% +125%
Gigaset GS100
3395 Points ∼20% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (3392 - 4339, n=15)
3870 Points ∼23% +14%
Average of class Smartphone (8316 - 83518, n=655)
16716 Points ∼100% +391%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
5 fps ∼14%
Nokia 2.1
7.6 fps ∼22% +52%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
13 fps ∼37% +160%
Gigaset GS100
5 fps ∼14% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.9 - 6.1, n=16)
5.61 fps ∼16% +12%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 251, n=684)
35.2 fps ∼100% +604%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
8.2 fps ∼30%
Nokia 2.1
14 fps ∼52% +71%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
19 fps ∼70% +132%
Gigaset GS100
8.2 fps ∼30% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (8.2 - 15, n=16)
9.84 fps ∼36% +20%
Average of class Smartphone (9.8 - 120, n=687)
27.1 fps ∼100% +230%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
2.2 fps ∼11%
Nokia 2.1
2.7 fps ∼14% +23%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
6.3 fps ∼32% +186%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.2 - 2.8, n=14)
2.56 fps ∼13% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (2.7 - 132, n=603)
19.4 fps ∼100% +782%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
4.4 fps ∼24%
Nokia 2.1
6.1 fps ∼34% +39%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
12 fps ∼67% +173%
Gigaset GS100
4.4 fps ∼24% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.4 - 10, n=16)
5.61 fps ∼31% +28%
Average of class Smartphone (5.4 - 115, n=608)
18 fps ∼100% +309%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
1.3 fps ∼8%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
4 fps ∼25% +208%
Gigaset GS100
1.3 fps ∼8% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.3 - 1.7, n=16)
1.494 fps ∼9% +15%
Average of class Smartphone (1.6 - 88, n=464)
15.9 fps ∼100% +1123%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
2.7 fps ∼18%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
7.5 fps ∼49% +178%
Gigaset GS100
2.8 fps ∼18% +4%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.6 - 6.7, n=16)
3.51 fps ∼23% +30%
Average of class Smartphone (3.4 - 110, n=467)
15.3 fps ∼100% +467%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
0.61 fps ∼7%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
2.7 fps ∼30% +343%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.61 - 2, n=4)
1.028 fps ∼12% +69%
Average of class Smartphone (0.86 - 59, n=167)
8.89 fps ∼100% +1357%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
0.21 fps ∼3%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
0.85 fps ∼14% +305%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.35 - 0.4, n=4)
0.24 fps ∼4% +14%
Average of class Smartphone (0.26 - 31, n=167)
6.16 fps ∼100% +2833%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
1.4 fps ∼10%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
4.3 fps ∼32% +207%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.4 - 2.5, n=5)
2 fps ∼15% +43%
Average of class Smartphone (1.8 - 59, n=168)
13.5 fps ∼100% +864%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
0.77 fps ∼5%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
2.3 (min: 4.3) fps ∼16% +199%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.6 - 0.95, n=5)
0.804 fps ∼5% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (0.94 - 63, n=168)
14.7 fps ∼100% +1809%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
0.7 fps ∼7%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
1.9 fps ∼18% +171%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.6 - 0.91, n=14)
0.826 fps ∼8% +18%
Average of class Smartphone (0.89 - 54, n=393)
10.7 fps ∼100% +1429%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
1.2 fps ∼12%
Nokia 2.1
fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
3.2 fps ∼33% +167%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.1 - 2.6, n=15)
1.553 fps ∼16% +29%
Average of class Smartphone (1.6 - 58, n=397)
9.69 fps ∼100% +708%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
39276 Points ∼30%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
61753 Points ∼47% +57%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0 - 46951, n=14)
38996 Points ∼30% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (52607 - 398720, n=286)
131662 Points ∼100% +235%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
31755 Points ∼37%
Nokia 2.1
37484 Points ∼43% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
51633 Points ∼60% +63%
Gigaset GS100
30702 Points ∼36% -3%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (25012 - 38060, n=13)
33655 Points ∼39% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 283270, n=486)
86413 Points ∼100% +172%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
563 Points ∼75%
Nokia 2.1
649 Points ∼87% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
733 Points ∼98% +30%
Gigaset GS100
10 Points ∼1% -98%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7 - 624, n=15)
165 Points ∼22% -71%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=616)
747 Points ∼100% +33%
Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
149 Points ∼8%
Nokia 2.1
428 Points ∼22% +187%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
482 Points ∼25% +223%
Gigaset GS100
149 Points ∼8% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (18 - 190, n=15)
161 Points ∼8% +8%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=616)
1965 Points ∼100% +1219%
Memory (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
420 Points ∼29%
Nokia 2.1
502 Points ∼34% +20%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
607 Points ∼41% +45%
Gigaset GS100
431 Points ∼29% +3%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (420 - 1039, n=15)
768 Points ∼52% +83%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 7500, n=616)
1473 Points ∼100% +251%
System (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
1140 Points ∼39%
Nokia 2.1
1228 Points ∼43% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
1434 Points ∼50% +26%
Gigaset GS100
1115 Points ∼39% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1103 - 1526, n=15)
1294 Points ∼45% +14%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=616)
2887 Points ∼100% +153%
Overall (sort by value)
Wiko Harry 2
447 Points ∼31%
Nokia 2.1
643 Points ∼45% +44%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
745 Points ∼52% +67%
Gigaset GS100
162 Points ∼11% -64%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (162 - 637, n=15)
291 Points ∼20% -35%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=620)
1437 Points ∼100% +221%

Legend

 
Wiko Harry 2 Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia 2.1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Qualcomm Adreno 308, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Gigaset GS100 Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 8 GB eMMC Flash

When browsing the web, loading images was noticeably slower than expected and websites took longer to render than we would have preferred. Even for its class the Wiko Harry 2 performed rather poorly in our web browsing benchmarks.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12 - 273, n=516)
39.1 Points ∼100% +151%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A (Chrome 70)
23.546 Points ∼60% +51%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (13.4 - 18.5, n=14)
16.7 Points ∼43% +7%
Nokia 2.1 (Chrome 70)
15.853 Points ∼41% +2%
Wiko Harry 2 (Chrome 71)
15.603 Points ∼40%
Gigaset GS100 (Chrome 68)
13.378 Points ∼34% -14%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1994 - 43280, n=677)
6359 Points ∼100% +129%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A (Chrome 70)
4332 Points ∼68% +56%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2093 - 3386, n=15)
2945 Points ∼46% +6%
Wiko Harry 2 (Chrome 71)
2775 Points ∼44%
Nokia 2.1 (Chrome 70)
2503 Points ∼39% -10%
Gigaset GS100 (Chrome 68)
2093 Points ∼33% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Wiko Harry 2 (Chrome 71)
17145 ms * ∼100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (13599 - 18154, n=16)
16427 ms * ∼96% +4%
Gigaset GS100 (Chrome 68)
15962 ms * ∼93% +7%
Nokia 2.1 (Chrome 70)
13821 ms * ∼81% +19%
Xiaomi Redmi 6A (Chrome 70)
10739.7 ms * ∼63% +37%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=697)
10720 ms * ∼63% +37%

* ... smaller is better

Internal storage performance was average, and the Harry 2 was outperformed by the Xiaomi and the Nokia. The Gigaset GS100, on the other hand, was slower than the Harry 2.

When removing the rear cover, a “no hot plug” imprint signifies that in order to install or remove a microSD card, the phone must be powered off or at least restarted. Once we followed these instructions our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card worked without reproach.

Wiko Harry 2Nokia 2.1Xiaomi Redmi 6AGigaset GS100Average 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
12%
83%
-36%
-32%
23%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
61.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
65.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
38.6 (6.38 - 65.7, n=130)
-39%
48.5 (9.5 - 87.1, n=409)
-24%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
79.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
82.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
79.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
57.6 (8.1 - 87.7, n=130)
-28%
66.6 (8.1 - 96.5, n=409)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
11.6
13.45
16%
52.23
350%
6.2
-47%
7.9 (0.49 - 44.9, n=246)
-32%
20.6 (0.14 - 250, n=725)
78%
Random Read 4KB
35.47
50.46
42%
33.94
-4%
17.6
-50%
21.3 (2.49 - 62.1, n=246)
-40%
45.4 (1.59 - 175, n=725)
28%
Sequential Write 256KB
59.13
51.18
-13%
131.67
123%
24
-59%
42.6 (8.74 - 106, n=246)
-28%
93 (2.99 - 503, n=725)
57%
Sequential Read 256KB
227.26
288.26
27%
277.54
22%
97.2
-57%
165 (9.66 - 294, n=246)
-27%
262 (12.1 - 1468, n=725)
15%

Gaming

While gaming is possible on the Wiko Harry 2 you will be limited to less demanding games. Some games, such as "Asphalt 9", will not even run at all as developers sometimes hard-code certain hardware restrictions into their games. Other games, such as "Arena of Valor", were playable and even ran smoothly, although they tended to lag noticeably when navigating the menus. Simple games such as "Angry Birds 2" were no problem at all.

Touchscreen and orientation sensor worked reliably and fast.

Angry Birds 2
Angry Birds 2
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor

Emissions

Temperature

At no more than 32.4 °C (~90 °F), the Harry 2 remained comparatively cool. When idle, we failed to notice any rise in temperature whatsoever.

Max. Load
 32.4 °C
90 F
29.7 °C
85 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
 32.4 °C
90 F
29.7 °C
85 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
 31.5 °C
89 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 32.4 °C = 90 F
Average: 30.6 °C = 87 F
28 °C
82 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.8 °C
87 F
28.6 °C
83 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
28.4 °C
83 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.7 °C
87 F
Maximum: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  35.6 °C = 96 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 32.4 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.7 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heatmap rear
Heatmap rear
Heatmap front
Heatmap front

Speakers

pink noise
pink noise

The small rear-firing speaker was pretty quiet. While high-frequency mid-tones were underrepresented, as can be seen on the pink noise graph on the right, the overall characteristic was still rather tinny. On maximum volume, highs were borderline uncomfortable.

Both Bluetooth and the analog audio port worked flawlessly. The included headset is not going to satisfy audiophiles, but it is certainly better than nothing.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.644.42527.238.63130.434.24028.4355028.137.4632529.28017.723.41001823.712518.323.616015.124.92001629.125015.73531513.738.940013.346.750013.653.363012.461.880013.167.7100013.871125011.572.6160011.769.5200010.867.6250011.162.8315010.660.240001154.3500011.849.863001259.880001165.91000011651250010.754.91600011.152.9SPL60.524.978.5N12.10.537.2median 12median 54.9Delta1.912.936.945.536.544.937.239.137.641.231.73523.823.724.425.123.625.119.922.723.32418.430.718.238.215.845.114.653.415.557.21361.512.364.712.166.111.965.810.768.210.768.110.566.610.366.810.767.210.565.510.56510.663.210.662.510.553.710.641.461.552.561.424.177.814.68.214.50.639.8median 11.9median 62.53.412.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseWiko Harry 2Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Wiko Harry 2 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.7% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 11.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (29.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Redmi 6A audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 40% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The Harry 2’s power consumption was typical for this particular SoC. In other words: comparatively high power consumption even in low-load scenarios.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 2 / 2.7 Watt
Load midlight 4.2 / 5.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Wiko Harry 2
2900 mAh
Nokia 2.1
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS100
3000 mAh
Average Mediatek MT6739
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
29%
30%
-5%
-14%
11%
Idle Minimum *
1.2
0.7
42%
0.7
42%
1.3
-8%
1.522 (0.87 - 2.8, n=16)
-27%
0.878 (0.2 - 3.4, n=752)
27%
Idle Average *
2
1.2
40%
1.2
40%
2.1
-5%
2.17 (1.6 - 3.5, n=16)
-9%
1.732 (0.6 - 6.2, n=751)
13%
Idle Maximum *
2.7
1.9
30%
2
26%
2.9
-7%
2.86 (1.68 - 6.3, n=16)
-6%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=752)
25%
Load Average *
4.2
3.2
24%
3.4
19%
4.4
-5%
4.73 (2.8 - 7, n=16)
-13%
4.06 (0.8 - 10.8, n=746)
3%
Load Maximum *
5.2
4.8
8%
4
23%
5.3
-2%
5.99 (3.5 - 11.9, n=16)
-15%
5.88 (1.2 - 14.2, n=746)
-13%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Our review unit featured the smallest battery in our test group. And while its battery life was acceptable (10:13 hours in our test) it was easily outperformed by the Nokia 2.1 and the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Keep in mind though that unlike most of its competitors the Harry 2 features a user-replaceable battery.

The included 5-W power supply took more than 2 hours to charge the device from near empty to full.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 13min
Wiko Harry 2
2900 mAh
Nokia 2.1
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS100
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
32%
24%
-13%
Reader / Idle
WiFi v1.3
613
809
32%
761
24%
532
-13%
Load

Pros

+ user-replaceable battery
+ reliable touchscreen
+ remains cool
+ bright display

Cons

- case susceptible to pressure
- colors captured poorly by camera
- poor battery life
- long charging time

Verdict

In review: Wiko Harry 2. Review unit courtesy of Wiko Germany.
In review: Wiko Harry 2. Review unit courtesy of Wiko Germany.

Even in its second generation, the Wiko Harry 2 remains an affordable smartphone with a big screen capable of meeting basic demands. There are several noteworthy features, such as the bright high-contrast display, the reliable touchscreen, and its overall adequate performance. It also remained very cool to the touch, and its battery life may not have raised the bar, but was decent enough, especially considering that the battery is removable and battery life can thus easily be multiplied.

However, a $100 smartphone is always going to come with limitations. In case of the Harry 2, these include the structurally weak and overall rather simple case, the limited number of supported LTE bands, the device’s slow web browsing performance, and last but not least the poor camera that was barely decent enough for occasional snapshots.

Wiko’s Harry 2 is a decent smartphone for those looking for a cheap yet decently equipped smartphone.

We found no major flaws during our test, and can thus endorse the Wiko Harry 2 without hesitation in case you are looking for a cheap yet decently equipped smartphone. That said, we also suggest taking a closer look at its closest competitors, such as for example the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. It may be a bit more expensive, but it also has a lot to offer.

Wiko Harry 2 - 01/23/2019 v6
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
69%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
35 / 60 → 59%
Weight
92%
Battery
93%
Display
83%
Games Performance
5 / 63 → 9%
Application Performance
31 / 70 → 45%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
58 / 91 → 64%
Camera
53%
Average
67%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-01-24 (Update: 2019-02-23)