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Wiko Power U30 Review - Affordable smartphone with large display and large battery

Plenty of battery. Wiko's latest trick is called Power U30 and is characterized by a powerful 6,000 mAhbattery and a large display. The smartphone is supposed to change hands for well under 200 Euros (~$236). Find out how it performs in this review.
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Wiko Power U30 (Power Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G35 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.82 inch 20.5:9, 1640 x 720 pixel 263 PPI, Capacitive, 5 multitouch points, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 54.78 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (FAT, FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetic sensor, Proximity sensor, OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.45 x 173.8 x 78.6 ( = 0.37 x 6.84 x 3.09 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 74 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 37 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 890 h
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.0, AF) + 2 MPix (Bokeh lens) + QVGA (AI lens); 1080p-video @ 30 FPS; Camera2-API-Level: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.2, FF); 1080p-video @ 30 FPS
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, 15W-Charger, USB-Cabel (Type-A to Type-C), SIM-Tool, Headset, 24 Months Warranty, Body-SAR: 1.362 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.577 W/kg; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1), BeiDou (B1), SBAS, fanless
Weight
214 g ( = 7.55 oz / 0.47 pounds), Power Supply: 66 g ( = 2.33 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
180 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
ratingversion
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
73.8 %7
08/2021
Wiko Power U30
Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320
214 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.82"1640x720
75.2 %7
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy A12
Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320
205 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78 %7
01/2021
Xiaomi Poco M3
SD 662, Adreno 610
198 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.53"2340x1080
76.4 %7
07/2021
Nokia G20
Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320
197 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case, equipment and operation

The Wiko Power U30 is mostly made of plastic and the panel is protected by an unspecified 2.5D glass. The smartphone is characterized by a clean build and leaves a stable impression. It is available in the color variants Carbone Blue, Midnight Blue and Mint.

The Power U30 offers a full-fledged dual-SIM solution and can also accept a microSD card. However, the latter does not support the exFAT file system, but it showed decent speed in the test. NFC is not supported, a notification LED is not installed, and Bluetooth 4.2 is a bit outdated. We do not understand why Wiko has artificially made things worse here, since the Helio G35 supports Bluetooth 5.0.

The Wiko smartphone can only access the mobile data network with LTE at best. However, it is not very fast with a maximum of 150 Mbps. It is even slower in Wi-Fi because only the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards are supported, so only the 2.4 GHz network is available. In combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, the Power U30 shows very slow transfer rates, which are also clearly below the possibilities of the available standard.

Wiko's Power U30 supports VoLTE as well as WLAN calling. A small pitfall after setup is the disabled 4G telephony. The voice quality is really good and even small noise or voices are reliably filtered out. There is only minimal echo in speaker mode, but the Wiko user is fairly quiet.

The operating system is up-to-date with Android 11. However, security patches are only supposed to be available for two years.

The touchscreen responds well to inputs and has pleasant gliding properties. A classic fingerprint sensor is on the back, which convinces with good recognition rates, but is a bit slow. There is no facial recognition, but there is a dedicated button for Google Assistant.

Size comparison

173.8 mm / 6.84 inch 78.6 mm / 3.09 inch 9.45 mm / 0.372 inch 214 g0.4718 lbs164.9 mm / 6.49 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs164 mm / 6.46 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.3 mm / 3.04 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs
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Cross Platform Disk Test
Sequential read
Wiko Power U30
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.4 (5.35min, 39.258P1 - 83.1max) MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (35.4 - 88.4, n=57, last 2 years)
71.2 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Nokia G20
 
58.2 (14.6min, 36.431P1 - 62.3max) MB/s ∼76% -24%
Sequential write
Average of class Smartphone
  (12.3 - 52.3, n=57, last 2 years)
33.3 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Wiko Power U30
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
33.2 (20.1min, 28.543P1 - 44.2max) MB/s ∼100%
Nokia G20
 
31.1 (21min, 23.837P1 - 41.1max) MB/s ∼93% -6%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Wiko Power U30 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø33.2 (20.1-44.2)
Nokia G20 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø31.1 (21-41.1)
Wiko Power U30 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø76.4 (5.35-83.1)
Nokia G20 PowerVR GE8320, Helio G35, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø58.2 (14.6-62.3)
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco M3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
284 (186min - 366max) MBit/s ∼100% +1580%
Nokia G20
802.11 b/g/n
47 (24min - 73max) MBit/s ∼17% +178%
Samsung Galaxy A12
802.11 b/g/n
44.8 (30min - 59max) MBit/s ∼16% +165%
Wiko Power U30
802.11 b/g/n
16.9 (2min - 36max) MBit/s ∼6%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Poco M3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
301 (209min - 341max) MBit/s ∼100% +820%
Samsung Galaxy A12
802.11 b/g/n
50.3 (8min - 62max) MBit/s ∼17% +54%
Nokia G20
802.11 b/g/n
46.9 (27min - 66max) MBit/s ∼16% +43%
Wiko Power U30
802.11 b/g/n
32.7 (14min - 32max) MBit/s ∼11%
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Wiko Power U30 Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø23 (14-32)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø300 (209-341)
Wiko Power U30 Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø17.3 (2-36)
Xiaomi Poco M3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø284 (186-366)

Cameras - the front camera does not focus

Selfie with the Wiko Power U30
Selfie with the Wiko Power U30

The front-facing camera of the Wiko Power U30 shows a balanced image composition and appealing color reproduction in the test. Unfortunately, the focus is not correct although the software recognizes us as the subject.

The triple camera on the back does not deserve this designation. The 13 MP main camera takes decent pictures in good lighting conditions, but the two additional lenses do not offer any real added value. The digital zoom is also limited to a 4x size, but still delivers usable results.

Videos are recorded in Full HD with 30 FPS at best on both sides.

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.

Wide-angleWide-angleZoom (4/5x)Low-Light
ColorChecker
5.1 ∆E
1.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Wiko Power U30: 5.31 ∆E min: 1.15 - max: 8.83 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
45.4 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
36 ∆E
43.7 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
48.8 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.1 ∆E
44.5 ∆E
92.9 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Wiko Power U30: 47.25 ∆E min: 13.42 - max: 92.93 ∆E

Display - Too dark in the bright, too bright in the dark

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The Wiko Power U30 has a large 6.82-inch (17.32 cm) IPS screen, which unfortunately only offers the small HD resolution and very little brightness. In the dark, however, with over 15 candelas, it is too bright to read eBooks for a long time. The night light also has a very red cast.

The maximum brightness of 403 cd/m² in the center of the screen is average and shows similar values with the ambient light sensor enabled and in the APL50 measurement (both 399 cd/m²). At least Wiko does not use pulse width modulation.

The lack of support for HDR content is not surprising, but the smartphone also lacks DRM certification, so correspondingly protected content can only be consumed in SD.

The color reproduction is still a bit too cool even when the color scheme is adjusted, but it leaves a decent impression overall. A veil covers the picture at flat viewing angles and the brightness decreases. Furthermore, a slight glow effect of the IPS display becomes visible.

350
cd/m²
395
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 403 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 369.4 cd/m² Minimum: 15.19 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 403 cd/m²
Contrast: 733:1 (Black: 0.55 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 4.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
89.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.41
Wiko Power U30
IPS, 1640x720, 6.82
Samsung Galaxy A12
PLS-LCD, 1600x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Poco M3
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Nokia G20
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Response Times
-17%
20%
18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
57.6 ?(32.4, 25.2)
64 ?(31, 33)
-11%
44 ?(20.4, 23.6)
24%
44 ?(25, 19)
24%
Response Time Black / White *
32.8 ?(17.2, 15.6)
40 ?(19, 21)
-22%
28 ?(13.2, 14.8)
15%
29 ?(16, 13)
12%
PWM Frequency
337.8 ?(20)
892.9 ?(3)
2500000
Screen
11%
59%
7%
Brightness middle
403
458
14%
465
15%
485
20%
Brightness
369
427
16%
428
16%
447
21%
Brightness Distribution
87
85
-2%
89
2%
88
1%
Black Level *
0.55
0.53
4%
0.21
62%
0.44
20%
Contrast
733
864
18%
2214
202%
1102
50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.1
4.04
1%
1.7
59%
5.75
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
10.6
6.84
35%
3.5
67%
10.53
1%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.9
4.8
2%
2.4
51%
5.7
-16%
Gamma
2.41 91%
2.293 96%
2.16 102%
2.095 105%
CCT
6843 95%
7535 86%
6664 98%
8070 81%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / 6%
40% / 51%
13% / 9%

* ... smaller is better

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
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 15.6 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. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
57.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 32.4 ms rise
↘ 25.2 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 92 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.6 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21033 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Grayscale (Color Scheme: Warm Tones, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Color Scheme: Warm Tones, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Color representation (color scheme: warm tones, target color space: sRGB)
Color representation (color scheme: warm tones, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color scheme: warm tones, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (color scheme: warm tones, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Color Scheme: Warm Tones, Target Color Space: sRGB)
Saturation (Color Scheme: Warm Tones, Target Color Space: sRGB)
outdoors
outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The heart of the Wiko Power U30 is the MediaTek Helio G35which was introduced in the middle of last year and is assigned to the entry-level class. The eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores work with up to 2.3 GHz. The GPU is a PowerVR GE8320 which has already been used in different SoCs since 2014. Accordingly, the support for modern APIs like Vulkan 1.0 is poor and the gaming performance is very weak.

Long landing times occur even in less demanding games. More demanding titles can be executed, but they are not much fun. PUBG Mobile takes more than two minutes to start and even the HD setting, which is no longer up to date, cannot even be selected and the game stutters again and again. In return, the Power U30 barely warms up even under load.

The speaker on the bottom edge is not convincing. Music sounds muffled, unbalanced and always overdriven. This is better via the audio jack, which can convince with a very low-noise reproduction (SNR: 90.19 dBFS). Bluetooth 4.2 is no longer up-to-date, but Wiko's smartphone supports the most important codecs (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC).

The large battery helps the Power U30 achieve long battery runtimes, but it does not particularly stand out from the competition.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
163 Points ∼27%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
170 Points ∼28% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
169 Points ∼28% +4%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
316 Points ∼52% +94%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (163 - 176, n=3)
170 Points ∼28% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=258, last 2 years)
611 Points ∼100% +275%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
909 Points ∼44%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
607 Points ∼29% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1022 Points ∼49% +12%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1275 Points ∼62% +40%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (607 - 965, n=3)
827 Points ∼40% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=258, last 2 years)
2067 Points ∼100% +127%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5309 Points ∼52%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5297 Points ∼52% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (5272 - 5309, n=3)
5293 Points ∼52% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=81, last 2 years)
10223 Points ∼100% +93%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5279 Points ∼65%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5594 Points ∼69% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4983 Points ∼61% -6%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6042 Points ∼74% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (5279 - 5594, n=2)
5437 Points ∼67% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=224, last 2 years)
8158 Points ∼100% +55%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
883 Points ∼20%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
599 Points ∼14% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
879 Points ∼20% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1861 Points ∼43% +111%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (599 - 928, n=3)
803 Points ∼18% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=254, last 2 years)
4376 Points ∼100% +396%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
825 Points ∼15%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
541 Points ∼10% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
811 Points ∼14% -2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1779 Points ∼31% +116%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (541 - 853, n=3)
740 Points ∼13% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=254, last 2 years)
5654 Points ∼100% +585%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1173 Points ∼38%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
954 Points ∼31% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1123 Points ∼36% -4%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2221 Points ∼72% +89%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (954 - 1343, n=3)
1157 Points ∼38% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (640 - 5784, n=252, last 2 years)
3082 Points ∼100% +163%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
421 Points ∼16%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
341 Points ∼13% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
367 Points ∼14% -13%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1173 Points ∼43% +179%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (341 - 486, n=3)
416 Points ∼15% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=224, last 2 years)
2710 Points ∼100% +544%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
357 Points ∼12%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
289 Points ∼10% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
298 Points ∼10% -17%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1022 Points ∼36% +186%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (289 - 412, n=3)
353 Points ∼12% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=224, last 2 years)
2867 Points ∼100% +703%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1136 Points ∼40%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
933 Points ∼33% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1098 Points ∼38% -3%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼84% +113%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (933 - 1301, n=3)
1123 Points ∼39% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=224, last 2 years)
2869 Points ∼100% +153%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
481 Points ∼13%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
373 Points ∼10% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
478 Points ∼13% -1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1176 Points ∼33% +144%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (373 - 539, n=3)
464 Points ∼13% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=256, last 2 years)
3597 Points ∼100% +648%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
429 Points ∼10%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
318 Points ∼8% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
423 Points ∼10% -1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1032 Points ∼25% +141%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (318 - 462, n=3)
403 Points ∼10% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=256, last 2 years)
4208 Points ∼100% +881%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
839 Points ∼27%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
949 Points ∼30% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1077 Points ∼35% +28%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2298 Points ∼74% +174%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (839 - 1304, n=3)
1031 Points ∼33% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (626 - 5793, n=256, last 2 years)
3116 Points ∼100% +271%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.4 fps ∼29%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.6 fps ∼30% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
7.5 fps ∼30% +1%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.5 fps ∼30% +1%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (7.4 - 7.8, n=3)
7.6 fps ∼30% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=267, last 2 years)
25.3 fps ∼100% +242%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.1 fps ∼14%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.2 fps ∼14% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.2 fps ∼14% +2%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.3 fps ∼28% +102%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (4.1 - 4.2, n=3)
4.17 fps ∼14% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
29.7 fps ∼100% +624%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.7 fps ∼28%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.8 fps ∼28% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
4.7 fps ∼28% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4.4 fps ∼26% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (4.7 - 5, n=3)
4.83 fps ∼28% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
17 fps ∼100% +262%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼13%
Nokia G20
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼13% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
1.5 fps ∼13% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼24% +87%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
  (1.5 - 1.5, n=3)
1.5 fps ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=268, last 2 years)
11.5 fps ∼100% +667%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.3 fps ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
3.3 fps ∼11% 0%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼24% +115%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
 
3.3 fps ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=199, last 2 years)
29.3 fps ∼100% +788%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5.4 fps ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A12
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5 fps ∼20% -7%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6.4 fps ∼25% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
 
5.4 fps ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 61, n=199, last 2 years)
25.1 fps ∼100% +365%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Wiko Power U30
Mediatek Helio G35, PowerVR GE8320, 4096
5343 Points ∼8%
Xiaomi Poco M3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4660 Points ∼7% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio G35
 
5343 Points ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 264766, n=88, last 2 years)
68714 Points ∼100% +1186%
Wiko Power U30Samsung Galaxy A12Xiaomi Poco M3Nokia G20Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
68%
289%
33%
45%
335%
Sequential Read 256KB
239.8
269.7
12%
509.23
112%
256.1
7%
274 ?(95.6 - 704, n=177)
14%
840 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=271, last 2 years)
250%
Sequential Write 256KB
92.16
211.6
130%
269.2
192%
139.3
51%
177 ?(40 - 274, n=177)
92%
381 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=271, last 2 years)
313%
Random Read 4KB
43.49
65.4
50%
147.03
238%
63.5
46%
58.7 ?(11.4 - 149, n=177)
35%
147 ?(13.5 - 325, n=271, last 2 years)
238%
Random Write 4KB
21.6
39.1
81%
154.1
613%
27.4
27%
29.7 ?(3.4 - 147, n=177)
38%
138 ?(5.5 - 330, n=271, last 2 years)
539%
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; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.5.0: Ø22 (2-25)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.5.0: Ø21.9 (13-25)
; Call of Duty Mobile; 1.0.27: Ø47.3 (30-61)
; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 2.4.0.4727: Ø42.5 (34-53)

Temperature

Max. Load
 33.2 °C
92 F
32.4 °C
90 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
 32.1 °C
90 F
32 °C
90 F
34.4 °C
94 F
 
 31.3 °C
88 F
31 °C
88 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34.4 °C = 94 F
Average: 32.6 °C = 91 F
30.7 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
34.3 °C
94 F
30.3 °C
87 F
31.6 °C
89 F
34.1 °C
93 F
30.2 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
33.3 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.3 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.6 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.4 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.432.82527.536.23121.131.34023.929.25033.229.76320.3288021.629.110025.53012517.729.916018.232.220015.531.825015.33531517.641.340015.749.150016.655.563014.963.680015.273.510001677.1125015.276.4160015.376.3200014.775.9250015.175.3315015.772.8400014.783.3500014.882.8630014.877.5800015.470.81000014.569.11250014.573.71600013.869SPL27.489.6N0.972.3median 15.3median 70.8Delta1.114.335.543.232.636.427.525.430.230.932.336.325.52517.820.622.621.414.617.113.328.71136.89.741.8849.38.654.911.259.413.759.615.356.617.464.710.369.510.572.310.672.911.270.812.571.614.363.915.261.11568.516.169.917.365.316.254.316.954.16568.126.180.918.221.50.745.1median 13.7median 59.62.812.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseWiko Power U30Samsung Galaxy A12
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Wiko Power U30 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 37.5% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 8.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A12 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 70% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Wiko Power U30
6000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A12
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Poco M3
6000 mAh
Nokia G20
5050 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1235
1288
4%
1249
1%
1186
-4%
905 ?(442 - 1953, n=277, last 2 years)
-27%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 91)
20h 35min

Pros

+ good voice quality
+ long battery life
+ Dual SIM + microSD

Cons

- microSD without exFAT support
- no NFC
- slow and old communication interfaces

Verdict - Wiko phone with chic colors and long runtimes

In review: Wiko Power U30. Test device provided by Wiko Germany.
In review: Wiko Power U30. Test device provided by Wiko Germany.

Wiko's Power U30 is a solid entry-level smartphone that particularly convinces with long battery runtimes and good voice quality in the test. The full-fledged dual-SIM solution is also practical.

If you absolutely need a large display and long battery runtimes, the Wiko Power U30 could be just right for you.

The large screen offers a lot of viewing area, but it is comparatively dark and not crisp due to the low resolution. Furthermore, this in combination with the 6,000 mAhbattery makes for quite a heavy weight. The communication modules are limited to the bare essentials.

The camera setup is sufficient for occasional snapshots. However, it is a pity that the focus of the front camera is not right. Strong alternatives are the Nokia G20 and the Poco M3.

Price and availability

The Wiko Power U30 is available at Amazon (DE) and Otto.

Wiko Power U30 - 08/24/2021 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
41 / 70 → 58%
Weight
88%
Battery
93%
Display
80%
Games Performance
5 / 64 → 8%
Application Performance
44 / 86 → 51%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
70 / 90 → 78%
Camera
49%
Average
69%
74%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt
Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - 402 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
As a child I was fascinated by my Commodore 16, and this sparked my enthusiasm for computers. Using my first modem, I surfed the BTX videotext system and later the World Wide Web. I have always been captivated by the latest technologies, and this is especially true for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. I’ve been part of the Notebookcheck team since 2013 and have also on occasion written for Notebookinfo.de, and I’m looking forward to testing new innovations for our readers. I like to spend my spare time indulging in photography and barbecues and being with my family.
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