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Wiko Jerry Smartphone Review

Andreas Osthoff, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 08/05/2016

Colorful entry. Easy & Fun – the French manufacturer Wiko touts its new entry-level devices with this slogan. But just how much smartphone can you get for not even 100 Euros (~$111)? Our test of Wiko's new Jerry provides the answer.

For the original German review, see here.

After the Robby and Lenny 3 models by the French manufacturer Wiko, the new Jerry is in for closer examination. It also belongs to the manufacturer's "Easy & Fun" category that is intended to attract smartphone newcomers with colorful designs and easy handling. At an official purchase price of 99 Euros (~$110), Jerry is the cheapest of the three handsets. At first glance, the customer gets a lot for the money: a 5-inch IPS panel, quad-core SoC, dual-SIM, the latest Android 6.0, storage expansion via micro-SD and a removable battery. The only obvious shortcoming is the lack of LTE.

At a purchase price of 100 Euros (~$111, current street price ~90 Euros/~$100), Jerry is one of the cheapest models available and finds these rivals among others: Microsoft Lumia 550LG K4, and ZTE Blade A452. We will also compare the review sample with both entry-level handsets by Wiko mentioned above.

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Wiko Jerry (Jerry Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
1024 MB 
Display
5 inch , 854 x 480 pixel 196 PPI, capacitive, 2 touch points, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11.2 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: micro-SD (max. 64 GB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, compass, proximity, position, USB OTG, head SAR: 0.454 W/Kg, body SAR: 0.511 W/Kg
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, 2G GSM (850/900/1.800/1.900 MHz), 3G UMTS (900/2.100 MHz), Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.6 x 145.1 x 73.5 ( = 0.38 x 5.71 x 2.89 in)
Battery
7.4 Wh, 2000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 444 h, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 20 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 12.5 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix (flash, Full HD videos)
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, battery, headset, modular power supply (5 watts), USB cable, SIM card adapter, user's guide, warranty booklet, Google-Apps, Wiko-Tools (My Launcher, Phone Assist, My Music, Battery Tips & Widget, Weather, Calculator, Torch, Clock, Sound Recorder, Calendar, Videos, FM Radio, Downloads, Clean Master, SIM Toolkit, One Clean, My Apps), 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
166 g ( = 5.86 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
100 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Considering that Wiko's Jerry has a 5-inch display, it is a relatively bulky handset. The comparatively high weight of 166 grams (~5.9 oz) and height of almost one centimeter (~0.4 in) create this impression. However, the screen's edges are also quite wide. The rear is curved lightly toward the edges so overall the handling is still comfortable. The rear is somewhat flatter at both the upper and lower edge and thus the camera lens juts out a bit from the casing.

Wiko speaks of a "metal design, with beautiful fresh colors" on Jerry's product page. At least the last point is true although our gray review sample is not the best example here. However, some models feature a colored peripheral edge (orange, cyan, pink, silver), but their backs (gray or silver) and the actual display edges (black or white) are considerably more restrained. A metal casing might even be presumed from a certain distance, but once touched the back cover seems to be made of plastic. Fingerprints are no problem and the back is not too slippery, either.

The relatively thick construction has some advantages like decent stability. Although a twist of the smartphone produces a quietly audible cracking noise, it was not disconcerting. In return, pressure from either the back or the front is no problem. The entire back cover can be removed and allows accessing the removable battery, both SIM slots (1x mini, 1x micro; adapter included), and the micro-SD card slot. The battery has to be removed before the SIM slots can be accessed. An LED is situated below Wiko's logo on the front. It displays the charging state (red or green) or new notifications (pulses in green).

155 mm / 6.1 inch 79.1 mm / 3.11 inch 10 mm / 0.3937 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs145 mm / 5.71 inch 73.1 mm / 2.88 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 177 g0.3902 lbs145.4 mm / 5.72 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 157 g0.3461 lbs145.1 mm / 5.71 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 166 g0.366 lbs136.1 mm / 5.36 inch 67.8 mm / 2.67 inch 9.9 mm / 0.3898 inch 142 g0.3131 lbs131.9 mm / 5.19 inch 66.6 mm / 2.62 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 120 g0.2646 lbs

Connectivity

Although some restrictions are found in connectivity, Wiko's Jerry makes a very good impression for an entry-level handset. The quad-core SoC finds support in 1 GB of RAM and apps can be installed on the 16 GB internal storage. The storage can also be expanded via a micro-SD card (max. 64 GB). The user has two options for use here: Either as a portable storage for photos and media that can also be used in other devices or, thanks to Android 6, as an internal storage for apps and media. However, the card can then only be used in conjunction with this smartphone.

The handset is not as generous with data transfer options as this is limited to Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast and NFC are not present. Music lovers will be happy about an FM radio that can be used with a headset (included).

Left: No interfaces
Left: No interfaces
Lower edge: Microphone
Lower edge: Microphone
Upper edge: Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack
Upper edge: Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack
Right: Power button, volume control
Right: Power button, volume control

Software

In contrast to some major phone builders, the French manufacturer Wiko relies on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow even for its entry-level devices. Of note is the slightly modified design with rounder and larger icons. A real app drawer is not present, and the apps are arranged in line on the home screens (folders are possible). However, Wiko also preloads an app dubbed "All Apps" where the apps are arranged alphabetically. Besides some proprietary tools (e.g. system cleaner) and the usual Google apps, we did not find any unneeded adware. This is also obvious in the storage since 10.2 GB are still available after updating all preloaded apps.

Home screen
Home screen
Home screen
Home screen
Home screen
Home screen
Software info
Software info
Available storage capacity
Available storage capacity

Communication & GPS

Wiko's Jerry does not support LTE connections, and it does not look very good with only four in the GSM and two bands in the UMTS networks, either. The smartphone is thus not very suitable for globetrotters. Only one of the two SIM cards can connect to data networks, which can also be determined in the settings during use. It does not matter which slot is used since both support UMTS. Local networks can only be accessed in the 2.4 GHz band (802.11 b/g/n), and we cannot use 5 GHz networks or the fast ac standard. The connection quality was satisfactory at a short distance in the practical test with a Fritz!Box 7490 and ASUS RT-AC56U. The connection, however, became increasingly worse at a slightly larger distance (5-10 meters/~16-33 ft), and websites needed a bit longer to load.

GPS test indoors (near window)
GPS test indoors (near window)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

The smartphone can only utilize GPS (A-GPS) for localization. The position could only be determined near a window indoors, and the accuracy of 20 meters (~66 ft) was not very exact. It functioned better outdoors where the accuracy improved to 4 meters (~13 ft) according to the GPS test app. We compare the handset with Garmin's Edge 500 professional navigation system on a short bike trip. In addition to some shortcuts that are due to longer intervals between localization, a general aberration of a few meters is noticed in some places. The performance should be enough for navigating by car, but better solutions exist for tight bike trails or geocaching.

Wiko Jerry: Overview
Wiko Jerry: Overview
Wiko Jerry: Crossing
Wiko Jerry: Crossing
Wiko Jerry: Turning point
Wiko Jerry: Turning point
Garmin Edge 500: Overview
Garmin Edge 500: Overview
Garmin Edge 500: Crossing
Garmin Edge 500: Crossing
Garmin Edge 500: Turning point
Garmin Edge 500: Turning point

Telephone & Call Quality

The stock Android phone app is very clearly arranged and thus fulfills the entry-level claim of Wiko's Jerry. We can confirm the findings from the test of the more expensive Wiko Lenny 3 during calls. We did not experience any major issues with clarity, but the voices are quite muffled in general and background noise is not filtered very well. It is possible to prefer one of the two SIM cards for phoning in the settings. Alternatively, the handset asks which is to be used before every call. Despite its low price, a headset with remote control is included that fulfills its purpose for hands-free calls.

Cameras

Front camera photo
Front camera photo

Users of Wiko's Jerry should not put much importance on good photos. A sensor of only 2 MP is installed on the front, which does not produce reasonable photos even in good light conditions. Although a Beauty mode is present (see screenshot) that can assist a bit, it cannot perform miracles.

At first glance, the photos shot with the 5 MP primary camera are acceptable. However, a direct comparison with superior cameras shows that the photos are too dark. Many details are not reproduced. For example, a traffic sign is barely visible in the low-light scene. The low resolution is also noticed in zoomed photos. Videos can be recorded at a maximum of Full HD and 24 frames per second (setting "fine), but the user should not expect too much here, either.

The camera app is easy to use and it provides different modes and settings. A Pro mode, where various parameters can be adapted manually, is also available to retrieve the best from the limited capabilities.

Camera modes
Camera modes
Settings
Settings
Primary camera resolution
Primary camera resolution
Video quality
Video quality
Pro mode
Pro mode
Beauty mode (manual)
Beauty mode (manual)

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker PassPort: Factual colors are displayed in the lower half of each patch.
ColorChecker PassPort: Factual colors are displayed in the lower half of each patch.

We also photograph the ColorChecker Passport and test chart in test conditions for a better assessment of colors and image sharpness. The outcomes are not edited afterward. No big irregularities are seen in colors. Although slight aberrations are seen in some tones, overall it is not dramatic. It looks much worse with the test chart. The image becomes paler toward the edges, and the outcome is everything but sharp due to the low resolution in the center area (see section).

Accessories & Warranty

Wiko's Jerry comes with a 24-month warranty. However, the included accessories are only covered for 6 months. The French manufacturer also optionally offers a fitting protective cover dubbed "Flip Cover".

Input Devices & Handling

The capacitive touchscreen only supports two inputs at a time, and the gliding qualities could also be better. In general, we did not have any major problems. However, our inputs were not detected correctly in some cases. The Android buttons are implemented as sensor keys below the screen. They are not backlit and they cannot be remapped. The physical keys on the right fit perfectly in the casing and provide a pleasantly rich pressure point.

Wiko also relies on the virtual stock Android keyboard that is easy to use. Of course, other models can be downloaded from the Play Store when desired.

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

Display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The low price of Wiko's Jerry is also obvious in the installed screen: While the HD resolution (1280x720 pixels) has moved into many 5-inch models now, the review sample only has 854x480 pixels. This results in a low pixel density of 196 PPI and a very clear difference to higher-resolution models is evident. However, the user should be happy with it if it is his/her first smartphone.

Apart from a light bluish tint, the IPS panel cannot be criticized much subjectively. The maximum brightness is 455 cd/m² (APL50: 429 cd/m²), and the 91 percent illumination is very good. Only the black level of 0.57 cd/m² (APL50: 0.58 cd/m²) is a bit high. However, the contrast of 750:1 is still acceptable. The Jerry includes a brightness sensor as well, but its maximum or minimum is no brighter than what the user can set manually.

424
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
415
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 455 cd/m² Average: 435.6 cd/m² Minimum: 18.45 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 432 cd/m²
Contrast: 758:1 (Black: 0.57 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 7.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.1
Wiko Jerry
IPS, 854x480, 5
Microsoft Lumia 550
IPS, 1280x720, 4.7
LG K4
TN-TFT, 854x480, 4.5
ZTE Blade A452
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Wiko Lenny 3
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Wiko Robby
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Screen
9%
-26%
0%
2%
18%
Brightness middle
432
536
24%
337
-22%
446
3%
374
-13%
621
44%
Brightness
436
535
23%
342
-22%
411
-6%
343
-21%
576
32%
Brightness Distribution
91
95
4%
92
1%
83
-9%
85
-7%
88
-3%
Black Level *
0.57
0.62
-9%
0.44
23%
0.65
-14%
0.47
18%
0.73
-28%
Contrast
758
865
14%
766
1%
686
-9%
796
5%
851
12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7
5.81
17%
11.4
-63%
6.29
10%
6
14%
4.7
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.4
12.3
1%
22
-77%
11.9
4%
9.4
24%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.6
7.72
-2%
11
-45%
5.58
27%
6.7
12%
5.2
32%
Gamma
2.1 105%
2.18 101%
2.19 100%
2.04 108%
2.19 100%
2.51 88%
CCT
8368 78%
8701 75%
9372 69%
7636 85%
8073 81%
7505 87%

* ... smaller is better

Grayscale (display mode: Standard)
Grayscale (display mode: Standard)
Colorspace (display mode: Standard)
Colorspace (display mode: Standard)
ColorChecker (display mode: Standard)
ColorChecker (display mode: Standard)
Saturation Sweeps (display mode: Standard)
Saturation Sweeps (display mode: Standard)
Grayscale (display mode: Vivid)
Grayscale (display mode: Vivid)
Colorspace (display mode: Vivid)
Colorspace (display mode: Vivid)
ColorChecker (display mode: Vivid)
ColorChecker (display mode: Vivid)
Saturation Sweeps (display mode: Vivid)
Saturation Sweeps (display mode: Vivid)

The option "MiraVision" provides the user with the predefined display modes "Standard" and "Vivid". Furthermore, a manual mode is available for easily adapting different parameters (contrast, saturation, image brightness, sharpness, color temperature) via a slider and previews. We performed the display measurements using the predefined "Standard" and "Vivid" profiles. Both display high DeltaE 2000 shifts, though. Overall, the panel in Wiko's Jerry is only in the lower field of the comparison devices, but it will not lead to major restrictions in practical use.

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
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 90 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30 ms rise
↘ 23 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. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

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 9354 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The review sample does a good job outdoors. Screen contents can still be read decently even in bright surroundings as long as direct reflections can be prevented on the glossy touchscreen. The IPS panel does not show shortcomings in viewing angle stability, either. Apart from the usual minor brightness loss in extreme viewing angles, we found no limitations.

Outdoors
Outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Interestingly, Wiko's three entry-level models (Jerry, Lenny 3, and Robby) are all equipped with identical core components: MediaTek's MT6580M SoC (no 64-bit support) in conjunction with an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The quad-core's performance (max. 1.3 GHz) is sufficient for routine tasks. However, waiting times or minor stutters have to be expected in practical use. But that is the case in many low-cost handsets. Unsurprisingly, Wiko's three smartphones are roughly on par in the benchmarks. The Lenny 3 only takes a lead in the latest AnTuTu benchmark.

The Mali-400 MP 2 graphics card only supports OpenGL ES 2.1, but not the versions 3.0 or 3.1. Thus, we could not perform some benchmarks on the review sample to begin with. However, its performance is on the expected (low) level. The Jerry should have a slight advantage over its brothers in gaming thanks to the lower resolution though.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
25825 Points ∼100% +70%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
25381 Points ∼98% +67%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
25237 Points ∼98% +66%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
22998 Points ∼89% +51%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
15797 Points ∼61% +4%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
15185 Points ∼59%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
1338 Points ∼100% +14%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
1184 Points ∼88% +1%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
1172 Points ∼88% 0%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
1169 Points ∼87%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
472 Points ∼100% +33%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
356 Points ∼75% 0%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
356 Points ∼75%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
356 Points ∼75% 0%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
7868 Points ∼100% +2%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
7849 Points ∼100% +1%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
7748 Points ∼98%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
7568 Points ∼96% -2%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
7018 Points ∼89% -9%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
2605 Points ∼100% +5%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2481 Points ∼95%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2476 Points ∼95% 0%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2476 Points ∼95% 0%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
2171 Points ∼83% -12%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
3049 Points ∼100% +4%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2922 Points ∼96%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2921 Points ∼96% 0%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2920 Points ∼96% 0%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
2565 Points ∼84% -12%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
7371 Points ∼100%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
6726 Points ∼91% -9%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
5619 Points ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
1687 Points ∼100%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
1653 Points ∼98% -2%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
1382 Points ∼82% -18%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2036 Points ∼100%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
1985 Points ∼97% -3%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
1660 Points ∼82% -18%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
7465 Points ∼100%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
6695 Points ∼90% -10%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
5905 Points ∼79% -21%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
3387 Points ∼100% +20%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
2861 Points ∼84% +1%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2829 Points ∼84%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
3805 Points ∼100% +16%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
3282 Points ∼86%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
3231 Points ∼85% -2%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
4.9 fps ∼100% +11%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
4.4 fps ∼90% 0%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
4.4 fps ∼90%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
4.4 fps ∼90% 0%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
4.1 fps ∼84% -7%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
3 fps ∼61% -32%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
11 fps ∼100% 0%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
11 fps ∼100%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
8.4 fps ∼76% -24%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
8 fps ∼73% -27%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
7.9 fps ∼72% -28%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
5.24 fps ∼48% -52%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2832 Points ∼100% +7%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2785 Points ∼98% +6%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
2644 Points ∼93% 0%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
2636 Points ∼93%
BaseMark OS II
Web
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
642 Points ∼100% +21%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
640 Points ∼100% +21%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
632 Points ∼98% +19%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
536 Points ∼83% +1%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
530 Points ∼83%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
72 Points ∼11% -86%
Graphics
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
190 Points ∼100% +37%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
174 Points ∼92% +25%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
141 Points ∼74% +1%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
139 Points ∼73%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
138 Points ∼73% -1%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
137 Points ∼72% -1%
Memory
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
685 Points ∼100% +136%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
404 Points ∼59% +39%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
293 Points ∼43% +1%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
290 Points ∼42%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
262 Points ∼38% -10%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
139 Points ∼20% -52%
System
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
988 Points ∼100% +2%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
983 Points ∼99% +2%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
966 Points ∼98%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
916 Points ∼93% -5%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
816 Points ∼83% -16%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
529 Points ∼54% -45%
Overall
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
432 Points ∼100% +14%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
405 Points ∼94% +7%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
399 Points ∼92% +5%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2, 1024
379 Points ∼88%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720, 1024
304 Points ∼70% -20%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304, 1024
265 Points ∼61% -30%

Wiko waives a proprietary browser and relies on Chrome instead. The benchmarks were performed with version 51. Wiko's three smartphones again present a similar outcome and are usually at the end of the comparison chart. Only LG's K4 sometimes performs worse. Internet browsing is not much fun subjectively, either. More complex pages often need time to load and stutter quite a bit.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720
15.3 Points ∼100% +9%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
14.068 Points ∼92% 0%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
14 Points ∼92%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
13.549 Points ∼89% -3%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304
13.006 Points ∼85% -7%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720
13 Points ∼85% -7%
Octane V2 - Total Score
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720
2348 Points ∼100% +13%
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304
2170 Points ∼92% +5%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
2159 Points ∼92% +4%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
2133 Points ∼91% +3%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
2075 Points ∼88%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720
2049 Points ∼87% -1%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Microsoft Lumia 550
210 MSM8909, Adreno 304
21884 ms * ∼100% -47%
LG K4
MT6735, Mali-T720
18213.5 ms * ∼83% -22%
ZTE Blade A452
MT6735, Mali-T720
17651.6 ms * ∼81% -18%
Wiko Robby
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
15131 ms * ∼69% -1%
Wiko Jerry
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
14922.6 ms * ∼68%
Wiko Lenny 3
MT6580M, Mali-400 MP2
14862.9 ms * ∼68% -0%

* ... smaller is better

The user should not expect any record-breaking speeds from the 16 GB internal storage. The module's write rates are particularly poor and are on the low level of Wiko's Lenny 3 in total. That is also true for the micro-SD reader that we test in conjunction with our Toshiba reference card (Exceria Pro M401, max. 95 MB/s read & 80 MB/s write). The card remains below its potential in the Jerry with 41 and 19 MB/s. However, we have recorded even worse performances.

Wiko Jerry
16 GB eMMC Flash
LG K4
8 GB eMMC Flash
ZTE Blade A452
8 GB eMMC Flash
Wiko Lenny 3
16 GB eMMC Flash
Wiko Robby
16 GB eMMC Flash
AndroBench 3-5
-15%
-13%
-1%
51%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
19.12
18.7
-2%
19.59
2%
19.68
3%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
40.91
28.52
-30%
40.59
-1%
41.39
1%
Random Write 4KB
6.4
4.97
-22%
4.76
-26%
6.2
-3%
6.9
8%
Random Read 4KB
14.97
16.05
7%
16.1
8%
15.1
1%
15.7
5%
Sequential Write 256KB
12.11
8.07
-33%
8.53
-30%
11.6
-4%
47.6
293%
Sequential Read 256KB
132.81
120.84
-9%
125.68
-5%
132.5
0%
126.2
-5%

Games

As mentioned before, Wiko's Jerry can benefit a bit from its screen's low resolution in games. Thus, in contrast to the Lenny 3, the fast-paced racing game "Asphalt 8: Airborne" can still be played fairly well even in medium details. However, minimum details should be selected for really smooth gameplay. More basic games like "Angry Birds 2" are of course no problem and the sensors function reliably. However, the only two touch points could be limiting for some games (e.g. music games).

"Asphalt 8: Airborne" (medium details)
"Asphalt 8: Airborne" (medium details)
"Angry Birds 2"
"Angry Birds 2"

Emissions

Temperature

Despite the relatively low performance, Wiko's Jerry is not a cool smartphone. The lower front area heats up to just below 35 °C (95 °F) while idling. During load, it averages over 38 °C (100.4 °F) on the front and 36 °C (96.8 °F) on the back. Although that is palpable, it is not annoying thanks to the even distribution without extreme hot spots.

Temperature distribution front
Temperature distribution front
Temperature distribution rear
Temperature distribution rear
Max. Load
 37.9 °C
100 F
38.3 °C
101 F
38.8 °C
102 F
 
 38.4 °C
101 F
38.2 °C
101 F
40 °C
104 F
 
 36.9 °C
98 F
37.1 °C
99 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
34.7 °C
94 F
35.6 °C
96 F
38 °C
100 F
35 °C
95 F
36 °C
97 F
37.5 °C
100 F
34.8 °C
95 F
35.5 °C
96 F
37.3 °C
99 F
Maximum: 38 °C = 100 F
Average: 36 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  34.3 °C = 94 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.3 °C / 101 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 40 °C / 104 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 38 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speaker

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The speaker in Wiko's Jerry is situated on the rear (slot in the lower area), and could sound muffled on soft surfaces. The module is sufficiently loud at 85 dB(A), but the output is treble-heavy while low tones are almost absent. This distorts the sound a bit primarily in higher volumes. It is enough for occasionally playing YouTube videos or quiet background music. This is also true for the included headset. Good headphones or external speakers should be connected to the jack or via Bluetooth for better results. The output via the jack is unexceptional.

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Like Wiko's Lenny 3, the Jerry is not a frugal handset. The cheaper review sample even consumes a bit more power during load and its maximum of 5.52 watts is slightly higher than the nominal output of the 5-watt power supply. The latter does not get very warm even during load though. The standby consumption of 0.41 watts is a bit too high. There is still room for improvement here.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.05 / 0.41 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 2.02 / 2.19 Watt
Load midlight 5.02 / 5.52 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Gossen Metrahit Energy
Wiko Jerry
5, 7.4 Wh, 2000 mAh
Microsoft Lumia 550
4.7, 8 Wh, 2100 mAh
LG K4
4.5, 7.4 Wh, 1940 mAh
ZTE Blade A452
5, 15 Wh, 4000 mAh
Wiko Lenny 3
5, 7.4 Wh, 2000 mAh
Wiko Robby
5.5, 9.5 Wh, 2500 mAh
Power Consumption
2%
15%
-41%
0%
-8%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.55
31%
1.15
-44%
1.7
-113%
0.76
5%
0.92
-15%
Idle Average *
2.02
2.69
-33%
1.76
13%
3.08
-52%
2.16
-7%
2.12
-5%
Idle Maximum *
2.19
2.93
-34%
1.82
17%
3.25
-48%
2.35
-7%
2.34
-7%
Load Average *
5.02
3.94
22%
2.71
46%
4.81
4%
4.65
7%
5.3
-6%
Load Maximum *
5.52
4.24
23%
3.15
43%
5.27
5%
5.35
3%
5.78
-5%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Energy-saving modes
Energy-saving modes

Since Wiko's Jerry and Lenny 3 both have the same batteries (2000 mAh, 7.4 Wh), we expect our review sample to have a slightly shorter battery life than the Lenny 3 due to its somewhat higher power consumption. Our Wi-Fi test confirms this, but almost 8 hours is still a good outcome.

In case a longer battery life is needed, one of the two known energy-saving modes can be used. The handset needs approximately 2 hours for completely recharging the battery when it is on.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 51)
7h 55min
Wiko Jerry
2000 mAh, 7.4 Wh
Microsoft Lumia 550
2100 mAh, 8 Wh
LG K4
1940 mAh, 7.4 Wh
ZTE Blade A452
4000 mAh, 15 Wh
Wiko Lenny 3
2000 mAh, 7.4 Wh
Wiko Robby
2500 mAh, 9.5 Wh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
475
445
-6%
452
-5%
816
72%
549
16%
712
50%

Pros

+ stiff casing with removable back cover
+ removable battery
+ Android 6.0
+ storage expansion via micro-SD (even with two SIM cards)
+ dual-SIM
+ decent battery life
+ bright IPS panel
+ SIM adapter included

Cons

- bulky casing
- low frequency coverage without LTE
- overall low performance level
- cameras
- muffled call quality
- relatively inaccurate GPS

Verdict

In review: Wiko Jerry. Courtesy of Wiko Germany.
In review: Wiko Jerry. Courtesy of Wiko Germany.

Wiko's Jerry for just below 90 Euros (~$100) was a nice surprise in some aspects. No one should be astonished that some compromises have to be made at this price. Among them, for example, the poor cameras and the lack of both LTE and NFC, and the screen could also be sharper.

Nevertheless, Wiko's Jerry offers some features that are not available in other entry-level models. For example, the French manufacturer installs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the option of expanding the internal storage via a micro-SD card. Furthermore, two SIM slots (including corresponding adapters) and a decent battery life are present.

Wiko's Jerry does a proper job in many aspects for just 90 Euros. The buyer should just not expect too much in terms of cameras and frequency coverage (no LTE).

Wiko Jerry - 07/30/2016 v5.1(old)
Andreas Osthoff

Chassis
71%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
76%
Connectivity
33 / 60 → 56%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
81%
Games Performance
5 / 63 → 7%
Application Performance
22 / 70 → 31%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
55 / 91 → 60%
Camera
49%
Average
64%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Andreas Osthoff, 2016-08- 5 (Update: 2018-05-15)