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Wiko U Feel Prime Smartphone Review

Florian Wimmer, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 01/07/2017

Affordable Prime. Wiko offers its 5-inch smartphone with a fingerprint scanner, Full HD screen and dual-SIM for less than 300 Euros (~$316). Our report reveals whether the device is just cheap or it is also competitive.

For the original German review, see here.

A few months ago, we tested Wiko's U Feel that proved to be a solid mid-range smartphone but with a camera that could not really convince us. Wiko's U Feel Prime is, so to say, the better-equipped sibling with a higher-resolution front camera, more memory, a Full HD screen, and a higher-capacity battery. It costs approximately 70 Euros (~$74) more, which is actually a good price for so many upgrades.

We compare the U Feel to find out whether investing more money is worthwhile. Furthermore, we use 5-inch handsets priced at around 300 Euros (~$316), such as the Samsung Galaxy J5, the Honor 8, the Sony Xperia XA, and the Lenovo ZUK Z2 for comparison.

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Wiko U Feel Prime (U Feel Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 441 PPI, capacitive 5-point touchscreen, IPS, 2.5D-glass, full lamination, CABC, 16 millionen colors, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 22 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 64 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B7/​B20); bandwidth (download/​upload): 150Mbps/​50Mbps (LTE); SAR-rate: 0.99W/​kg (head), 0.80W/​kg (body), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.7 x 142.5 x 69.9 ( = 0.34 x 5.61 x 2.75 in)
Battery
11.4 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 28 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 21 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 450 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix dual-LED flash, HDR, videos 1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix selfie flash, videos 720p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker lower edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, headset, USB cable, charger, SIM tool, SIM adapter, News Republic, phone assistent, Zenly, One Clean, 24 Months Warranty, USB-OTG, FM radio, fanless
Weight
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Unlike Wiko's U Feel, the better-equipped U Feel Prime does not offer a lime-yellow frame. Instead, colors of the season dictated by Apple prevail here: The U Feel Prime is available with a gray back and black front, silver back and white front (our review sample) or entirely in a gold tone.

The metal casing is pleasant to hold, but Wiko's logo on the back seems to have been incorporated rather carelessly and has an unpleasant feel when brushing over it. Chrome-colored highlights adorn our white model and actually make it look quite elegant. However, the outline of Wiko's U Feel Prime is not exactly slim: The smartphone has a thickness of 8.7 millimeters (~0.34).

The casing cannot be warped, and hardly produces any noise during the attempts. It also resists pressure on both the front and back. Only strong pressure on the front results in waves in the liquid crystals. The smartphone's curved shape makes it pleasant to hold, but some irregularities exist in the area of the chrome strips that the finger perceives as unpleasant.

Size Comparison

145.8 mm / 5.74 inch 72.3 mm / 2.85 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs145.5 mm / 5.73 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 153 g0.3373 lbs143 mm / 5.63 inch 70.7 mm / 2.78 inch 8.55 mm / 0.3366 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs143.6 mm / 5.65 inch 66.8 mm / 2.63 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 137 g0.302 lbs142.5 mm / 5.61 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs141 mm / 5.55 inch 68.88 mm / 2.71 inch 8.45 mm / 0.3327 inch 149 g0.3285 lbs

Connectivity

A generous 4 GB of working memory and 32 GB of storage are quite a statement in the 300 Euro (~$316) price range. Two SIM cards can be used simultaneously, but the second SIM slot is also the microSD slot so that the user will have to make a decision. Hot swapping the SIM cards is possible so that the smartphone does not have to be rebooted when replacing the SIM cards.

Naturally, LTE is on-board as can be expected for 300 Euros (~$316). External storage devices can be connected via USB-OTG. NFC for near-field communication is not present.

Software

Wiko delivers its smartphone with the proprietary "My Launcher" interface. The looks and slightly modified handling distinguish it from standard Android. It is based on Android 6.0.1. At the time of testing, the security patches were from 1st September 2016 which is a few months back. It is not yet known whether an update to Android 7 will be implemented.

The apps can be listed alphabetically, and individual apps and files can be locked via a PIN code or a fingerprint. Apps for making notes, the weather or "Zenly" that allows real-time locating of family and friends are preloaded. Some duplicate apps, such as Google's news and weather app as well as Wiko's "News Republic" and its weather app coexist.

Communication and GPS

Wiko's U Feel Prime supports LTE Cat. 4 at speeds of up to 150 MBit in download and 50 MBit in upload. With four frequencies in GSM, UMTS, and LTE, there are not many options. Users traveling to exotic countries will probably not find a network. The reception quality is quite good. We usually had the full or 3/4 signal in an urban area with the well-developed Vodafone network even indoors. Downloads were performed quickly.

In terms of Wi-Fi, the user will have to be satisfied with the 802.11 b/g/n standards. Neither the less frequented 5 GHz band nor the fast 802.11ac network can be utilized. The transmission speeds in our standardized test are also relatively slow: HTC's Desire 10 Lifestyle that also at most supports 802.11n networks achieves twice the transmission speed, not to mention the fast 802.11ac Lenovo ZUK Z2 smartphone.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ZUK Z2
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 64 GB eMMC Flash
296 MBit/s ∼100% +434%
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8928, 32 GB eMMC Flash
101 MBit/s ∼34% +82%
Wiko U Feel Prime
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.4 MBit/s ∼19%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ZUK Z2
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 64 GB eMMC Flash
318 MBit/s ∼100% +498%
HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8928, 32 GB eMMC Flash
104 MBit/s ∼33% +95%
Wiko U Feel Prime
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53.2 MBit/s ∼17%
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

The smartphone managed to find our approximate location indoors. The accuracy in our test was roughly 12 meters (~39 ft). Finding the smartphone and its user with an accuracy of 3 meters (~10 ft) did not take long outdoors.

The tracking module in Wiko's U Feel Prime also did a fairly good job in the practical test. We took the review sample as well as Garmin's Edge 500 professional navigation system on a bike ride for comparison. Wiko's U Feel Prime measured a roughly 300-meter (~328 yd) shorter route, which is primarily because the smartphone often drew a straight line between two remote measuring points. The professional navigation system also had an accuracy problem in the area of the crossing this time. However, it recorded the distance across the bridge considerably more accurately than the smartphone.

Overall, Wiko's U Feel Prime is quite suitable for free-time navigation.

GPS Garmin Edge 500 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – crossing
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – crossing
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – bridge
GPS Garmin Edge 500 – bridge
GPS Wiko U Feel Prime – overview
GPS Wiko U Feel Prime – overview
GPS Wiko U Feel Prime – crossing
GPS Wiko U Feel Prime – crossing
GPS Wiko U Feel Prime – bridge
GPS Wiko U Feel Prime – bridge

Telephone and Call Quality

Wiko's smartphone relies on Google's standard phone app, which is not a bad decision. The app is clearly arranged, user-friendly, and offers all the fundamental features.

The sound via the earpiece is quite good, very direct, and its volume can be set quite high. However, the microphone is quiet, and the contact could hear us with difficulty, if at all, when we spoke quietly. The sound is relatively loud via the speaker, but a noise is very audible. The microphone does not transmit quiet voices here either and it is still very subdued.

Cameras

Front camera photo
Front camera photo

Wiko has upgraded only the front camera and installed a higher-resolution 8-megapixel lens compared to Wiko's U Feel. Once again, a 13-megapixel lens is on the rear, but now with a dual LED flash.

We quite like the photo of the riverside at sunset taken with the U Feel Prime. The color accuracy is good, the warm sunlight and a fancy lens reflection give the photo lots of atmosphere. However, it becomes obvious that the photo is overall very blurry when looking closely. The softening effect contributes to the mood of this specific motif, but it is annoying in other scenes or when zoomed. More details are visible with higher-quality smartphone cameras, such as Samsung's Galaxy S7, but we do not like the colors as much.

The photo of the surroundings taken with the U Feel Prime also makes a relatively blurry impression. Furthermore, a visible greenish tint is seen in the photo. The smartphone also has issues with the strong contrast in the candlelight photo. The bright and dark areas have little dynamic; the Galaxy S7 has a clear advantage here.

The quality of the 1080p videos at 30 frames per second is quite decent. A visible color noise becomes evident in dark areas in the photo. However, the lens quickly adapts to changing light and adjusts the exposure accordingly. The sharpness of the recordings is also good.

Photos shot with the front camera look quite sharp, but a visible color noise is seen in darker areas. The front camera records videos at 720p. The exposure needs a much longer time to adapt to new conditions. The videos present an evident noise, especially in dark areas.

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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The primary camera also presents visible blurriness in the photo test under defined light conditions. The edges of fonts are clearly frayed.

The color reproduction is much too saturated and bright compared to the reference color space.

Photographed reference card
Photographed reference card
Details of the reference card
Details of the reference card
Screenshot of ColorChecker colors. Original colors are displayed in the lower half of each patch.
Screenshot of ColorChecker colors. Original colors are displayed in the lower half of each patch.

Accessories and Warranty

Wiko includes an in-ear headset for the U Feel Prime. A SIM tool for opening the tray and various adapters for different SIM sizes are also included. Of course, a charger and USB cable is present. Wiko traditionally sells quite a lot of accessories for its smartphones, but no product-specific items for our review sample are currently found on Wiko's website.

Wiko includes a 24-month warranty on its smartphones. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices and Handling

Google's standard app is used as the virtual keyboard; the latest "GBoard" is preloaded. The app is clearly arranged, offers many setting options and input modes, and typing on it is smooth and fast.

The touchscreen is accurate and also responds well to inputs at the screen's edges. The fingerprint scanner below the screen functions well, wakes up the smartphone from standby, and can be used as the home button when pressed. The menu buttons are always on the screen. A special feature: Up to five different fingerprint quick commands can be assigned, for example, the index finger could automatically launch the camera while the thumb unlocks the smartphone.

Gestures can also be setup on the active or inactive screen, such as opening the phone app or the camera directly. The smartphone can be muted by turning it on its screen, double-tapping can be used for unlocking the screen or holding the smartphone to the ear automatically switches from hands-free mode to the earpiece. All these gestures and actions function quite well, especially with a bit of practice.

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

Display

Subpixel screenshot
Subpixel screenshot

Wiko's U Feel Prime is well-configured for its price range with its Full HD panel. Many devices offer only a 720p screen here. However, Wiko could improve the brightness. Our review sample achieved an average of only 386 cd/m² alongside a not very homogeneous illumination.

354
cd/m²
410
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
387
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 411 cd/m² Average: 385.6 cd/m² Minimum: 17.81 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 411 cd/m²
Contrast: 1142:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
Gamma: 2.53
Wiko U Feel Prime
IPS, 1920x1080, 5
Sony Xperia XA
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Lenovo ZUK Z2
IPS, 1920x1080, 5
Honor 8
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.2
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
AMOLED, 1280x720, 5.2
Wiko U Feel
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Screen
-38%
-7%
-21%
-9%
-4%
Brightness middle
411
518
26%
512
25%
451
10%
289
-30%
500
22%
Brightness
386
475
23%
502
30%
443
15%
291
-25%
485
26%
Brightness Distribution
86
81
-6%
84
-2%
93
8%
96
12%
83
-3%
Black Level *
0.36
0.61
-69%
0.58
-61%
0.4
-11%
0.22
39%
Contrast
1142
849
-26%
883
-23%
1128
-1%
2273
99%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.3
6.8
-58%
3.8
12%
5.4
-26%
4.7
-9%
6.3
-47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.9
11.4
-44%
11.2
-42%
9.9
-25%
7.3
8%
14.4
-82%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.8
7
-150%
2.7
4%
6.7
-139%
3
-7%
5.2
-86%
Gamma
2.53 87%
2.35 94%
2.09 105%
2.33 94%
2.03 108%
2.17 101%
CCT
6589 99%
8151 80%
6076 107%
8262 79%
6291 103%
7536 86%

* ... 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 detected 2273 Hz ≤ 1 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2273 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 1 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2273 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9409 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the good black level of 0.36 cd/m², the contrast of 1142:1 is within a good range. However, Wiko's U Feel offers a much higher contrast as well as a much higher brightness. Many manufacturers use the so-called pulse width modulation to dim their screens. The screen is simply turned off for a fraction of a second, making the screen seem darker. When the frequency is too low, sensitive users might perceive this pulse width modulation as screen flickering. Wiko's U Feel Prime also utilizes this technology at a low screen brightness, but at a high frequency so that problems should not evolve.

We notice that the colors correspond quite accurately with the sRGB reference color space in the test with the spectrophotometer and CalMAN software. Only blue tones deviate a bit too strongly. Colors are generally too saturated, but fortunately no color tint is visible to the eye even in the grayscale levels.

CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Colorspace
CalMAN Colorspace
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12 ms rise
↘ 31 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. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.7 ms).

The glossy screen and the somewhat low brightness do not make Wiko's U Feel as the first choice for an outdoor smartphone. At least the light sensor functions quite accurately, and usually it is possible to recognize something on the screen in the shade.

Content is also quite legible even from very flat angles. Colors hardly deviate toward the sides.

Outdoors (maximum brightness)
Outdoors (maximum brightness)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Wiko relies on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 in its smartphone. The SoC was launched in 2016 and has eight cores. Each quadruplet has a different maximum speed. Four cores clock at 1400 MHz during demanding tasks and four clock at 1.1 GHz when the tasks are not as demanding and save energy. The SoC supports 64-bit computing.

Compared with Wiko's U Feel, the processing performance has increased noticeably. Even Samsung's Galaxy J5 is clearly outperformed, while Sony's Xperia XA is roughly on par. Users who want a lot of power in this price range will have to take Honor's 8 or Lenovo's ZUK Z2 with much higher performance.

Wiko's U Feel Prime is sufficiently fast for navigating through the menus smoothly in routine use. Although an app sometimes needed a bit longer, all apps that we tested ran lag-free.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
44420 Points ∼15%
Sony Xperia XA
48331 Points ∼16% +9%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
122513 Points ∼42% +176%
Honor 8
94671 Points ∼32% +113%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
27232 Points ∼9% -39%
Wiko U Feel
28175 Points ∼10% -37%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
2085 Points ∼7%
Honor 8
5481 Points ∼18% +163%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
644 Points ∼11%
Honor 8
1726 Points ∼29% +168%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
1034 Points ∼24%
Sony Xperia XA
1236 Points ∼29% +20%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
1648 Points ∼38% +59%
Honor 8
2482 Points ∼57% +140%
Wiko U Feel
853 Points ∼20% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
250 Points ∼4%
Sony Xperia XA
306 Points ∼5% +22%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
2792 Points ∼44% +1017%
Honor 8
818 Points ∼13% +227%
Wiko U Feel
101 Points ∼2% -60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
301 Points ∼5%
Sony Xperia XA
422 Points ∼7% +40%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
2419 Points ∼42% +704%
Honor 8
961 Points ∼17% +219%
Wiko U Feel
126 Points ∼2% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
1118 Points ∼25%
Sony Xperia XA
1259 Points ∼28% +13%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
1706 Points ∼38% +53%
Honor 8
2587 Points ∼58% +131%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
709 Points ∼16% -37%
Wiko U Feel
860 Points ∼19% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
514 Points ∼5%
Sony Xperia XA
525 Points ∼5% +2%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
4506 Points ∼42% +777%
Honor 8
1112 Points ∼10% +116%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
42 Points ∼0% -92%
Wiko U Feel
166 Points ∼2% -68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
584 Points ∼7%
Sony Xperia XA
603 Points ∼8% +3%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
3302 Points ∼42% +465%
Honor 8
1273 Points ∼16% +118%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
53 Points ∼1% -91%
Wiko U Feel
202 Points ∼3% -65%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia XA
12138 Points ∼14%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
20910 Points ∼24%
Honor 8
15531 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
9022 Points ∼10%
Wiko U Feel
9801 Points ∼11%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia XA
10916 Points ∼2%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
32997 Points ∼6%
Honor 8
22157 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
3838 Points ∼1%
Wiko U Feel
4355 Points ∼1%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
9548 Points ∼4%
Sony Xperia XA
11156 Points ∼5% +17%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
29241 Points ∼12% +206%
Honor 8
20235 Points ∼9% +112%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
4400 Points ∼2% -54%
Wiko U Feel
4969 Points ∼2% -48%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
17 fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XA
18 fps ∼0% +6%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
91 fps ∼1% +435%
Honor 8
41 fps ∼0% +141%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
5.2 fps ∼0% -69%
Wiko U Feel
8.4 fps ∼0% -51%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
16 fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XA
28 fps ∼1% +75%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
60 fps ∼2% +275%
Honor 8
43 fps ∼1% +169%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
9.7 fps ∼0% -39%
Wiko U Feel
14 fps ∼0% -12%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
7.1 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia XA
7.2 fps ∼1% +1%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
44 fps ∼8% +520%
Honor 8
19 fps ∼3% +168%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
1.8 fps ∼0% -75%
Wiko U Feel
3 fps ∼1% -58%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
7.5 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia XA
15 fps ∼4% +100%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
43 fps ∼12% +473%
Honor 8
19 fps ∼5% +153%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
3.8 fps ∼1% -49%
Wiko U Feel
5.9 fps ∼2% -21%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
4.4 fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XA
4.8 fps ∼0% +9%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
30 fps ∼1% +582%
Honor 8
10 fps ∼0% +127%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
fps ∼0% -100%
Wiko U Feel
1.9 fps ∼0% -57%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
4.8 fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XA
11 fps ∼0% +129%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
29 fps ∼1% +504%
Honor 8
11 fps ∼0% +129%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
fps ∼0% -100%
Wiko U Feel
4.4 fps ∼0% -8%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
3347 Points ∼17%
Sony Xperia XA
4685 Points ∼24% +40%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
6969 Points ∼36% +108%
Honor 8
6735 Points ∼34% +101%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
4126 Points ∼21% +23%
Wiko U Feel
3856 Points ∼20% +15%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
10 Points ∼0%
Sony Xperia XA
717 Points ∼35% +7070%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
1071 Points ∼53% +10610%
Honor 8
994 Points ∼49% +9840%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
551 Points ∼27% +5410%
Wiko U Feel
595 Points ∼29% +5850%
Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
740 Points ∼3%
Sony Xperia XA
669 Points ∼2% -10%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
4335 Points ∼15% +486%
Honor 8
1703 Points ∼6% +130%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
312 Points ∼1% -58%
Wiko U Feel
288 Points ∼1% -61%
Memory (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
774 Points ∼10%
Sony Xperia XA
1076 Points ∼14% +39%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
1983 Points ∼26% +156%
Honor 8
2556 Points ∼34% +230%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
643 Points ∼9% -17%
Wiko U Feel
455 Points ∼6% -41%
System (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
1281 Points ∼8%
Sony Xperia XA
2289 Points ∼14% +79%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
2986 Points ∼18% +133%
Honor 8
3952 Points ∼24% +209%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
1060 Points ∼6% -17%
Wiko U Feel
1121 Points ∼7% -12%
Overall (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
290 Points ∼3%
Sony Xperia XA
1043 Points ∼12% +260%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
2290 Points ∼27% +690%
Honor 8
2034 Points ∼24% +601%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
585 Points ∼7% +102%
Wiko U Feel
544 Points ∼6% +88%

Legend

 
Wiko U Feel Prime Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia XA Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 8 HiSilicon Kirin 950, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Wiko U Feel Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash

Wiko's U Feel Prime is much faster than Wiko's U Feel when browsing on the Internet, and especially on sites with sophisticated animations in HTML 5. However, the animations stutter noticeably. We use murraytweetindex.ie as a test site, among others.

Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
3383 Points ∼6%
Sony Xperia XA
4046 Points ∼8% +20%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
8436 Points ∼16% +149%
Honor 8
10692 Points ∼20% +216%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
2730 Points ∼5% -19%
Wiko U Feel
2723 Points ∼5% -20%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
10826 ms * ∼18%
Sony Xperia XA
9609.8 ms * ∼16% +11%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
3290.2 ms * ∼6% +70%
Honor 8
2979 ms * ∼5% +72%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
13046 ms * ∼22% -21%
Wiko U Feel
13598.8 ms * ∼23% -26%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
21.4 Points ∼6%
Sony Xperia XA
27.5 Points ∼8% +29%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
51.655 Points ∼15% +141%
Honor 8
64.046 Points ∼18% +199%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
16.8 Points ∼5% -21%
Wiko U Feel
18 Points ∼5% -16%

* ... smaller is better

We test the storage accessing speed with the AndroBench app. A surprise is uncovered in the internal storage: Accessing is very fast; Wiko's U Feel could already score with some very high access rates here. The U Feel Prime exceeds these speeds clearly and sometimes manages to place itself at the top of the comparison field.

It does not look as good when our Toshiba Exceria Pro M401 reference microSD card is accessed. Although the U Feel Prime is also much faster than Wiko's U Feel, it cannot compete with the comparison devices from Sony and Samsung.

AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
35.21 MB/s ∼40%
Sony Xperia XA
50.68 MB/s ∼58% +44%
Honor 8
23.59 MB/s ∼27% -33%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
46.61 MB/s ∼53% +32%
Wiko U Feel
16.24 MB/s ∼19% -54%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
41.98 MB/s ∼44%
Sony Xperia XA
72.87 MB/s ∼76% +74%
Honor 8
53.68 MB/s ∼56% +28%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
79.83 MB/s ∼83% +90%
Wiko U Feel
30.25 MB/s ∼31% -28%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
9.4 MB/s ∼4%
Sony Xperia XA
10.6 MB/s ∼4% +13%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
5.64 MB/s ∼2% -40%
Honor 8
31.5 MB/s ∼13% +235%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
11.6 MB/s ∼5% +23%
Wiko U Feel
8.83 MB/s ∼4% -6%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
55 MB/s ∼28%
Sony Xperia XA
22.05 MB/s ∼11% -60%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
21.27 MB/s ∼11% -61%
Honor 8
34.16 MB/s ∼17% -38%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
21 MB/s ∼11% -62%
Wiko U Feel
23.24 MB/s ∼12% -58%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
137.3 MB/s ∼23%
Sony Xperia XA
68.64 MB/s ∼12% -50%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
46.52 MB/s ∼8% -66%
Honor 8
119.25 MB/s ∼20% -13%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
72 MB/s ∼12% -48%
Wiko U Feel
39.94 MB/s ∼7% -71%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Wiko U Feel Prime
270.9 MB/s ∼18%
Sony Xperia XA
240.43 MB/s ∼16% -11%
Lenovo ZUK Z2
239.42 MB/s ∼16% -12%
Honor 8
247.46 MB/s ∼16% -9%
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
147 MB/s ∼10% -46%
Wiko U Feel
234.83 MB/s ∼16% -13%

Games

Qualcomm's Adreno 505 graphics unit is installed. It is a mid-range graphics card that also places itself exactly midfield in our comparison field in the benchmarks. The performance is high enough to still play demanding and fast-paced racing games such as "Asphalt 8: Airborne" fairly smoothly. More basic games, such as "Angry Birds" are no problem. The loading times are not unduly long, thanks to the relatively fast memory accesses.

Controls via touchscreen and position sensor function very well.

"Asphalt 8: Airborne"
"Asphalt 8: Airborne"
"Angry Birds"
"Angry Birds"

Emissions

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

Temperature

The maximum full load temperatures of 37.8 degrees Celsius (~100 degrees Fahrenheit) are inconspicuous. The device barely heats up during idle mode. Furthermore, the battery test of GFXBench shows us that the handset's performance remains stable even during prolonged load.

Max. Load
 37.4 °C
99 F
37.5 °C
100 F
35.1 °C
95 F
 
 37.8 °C
100 F
37.1 °C
99 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
 37.1 °C
99 F
36.2 °C
97 F
34.2 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Average: 36.3 °C = 97 F
35.8 °C
96 F
35 °C
95 F
35.1 °C
95 F
35.4 °C
96 F
35.2 °C
95 F
34.9 °C
95 F
34.3 °C
94 F
34.7 °C
94 F
35 °C
95 F
Maximum: 35.8 °C = 96 F
Average: 35 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.1 °C = 88 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.3 °C / 97 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 37.8 °C / 100 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 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.3 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap rear
Heatmap rear

Speaker

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The speaker in Wiko's U Feel Prime is relatively loud at over 85 dB(A). The sound is surprisingly clear, and the high tones are not as unpleasantly dominant as in many other smartphone speakers. Of course, bass is hardly audible and the sound will not satisfy audiophiles. It will, however, be sufficient for an occasional YouTube video or a piece of music.

The sound via both the headset jack and Bluetooth is very clear and has presence.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.649.52525.441.33125.3374032.935.45033.644.86331.641.38028.433.11002730.112520.829.81602234.320021.334.725020.842.431521.248.140019.452.350019.557.663017.764.280017.968100017.871.8125017.371.1160017.470.4200016.769.9250017.270.1315018.273400017.976.5500017.679.8630017.776.8800017.870.91000017.966.71250018.162.51600018.249.6SPL3085.5N1.359.1median 17.9median 66.7Delta1.311.137.727.732.437.722.330.631.322.326.529.131.726.52931.4262932.337.239.432.32927.736.22924.627.628.624.623.223.425.423.228.321.821.328.330.823.223.330.834.52422.534.537.222.922.437.242.126.921.342.147.428.218.447.456.236.117.556.262.641.517.562.670.848.617.270.875.853.716.875.872.450.217.372.470.548.117.470.568.146.716.668.167.245.117.367.268.547.217.668.570.949.417.670.974.953.217.774.976.554.417.476.576.354.717.776.365.242.617.965.251.330.718.151.346.826.118.146.884.162.229.884.156.714.71.356.7median 65.2median 42.6median 17.7median 65.213.911.21.613.928.726.528.725.52725.524.426.924.430.230.330.23125.2312223.12222.621.722.625.123.325.135.731.435.728.720.728.740.12040.149.620.449.654.821.154.85719.65757.220.957.256.520.156.557.92157.959.617.959.662.217.662.265.616.665.667.316.767.366.215.266.263.316.263.362.315.262.364.31464.361.613.861.659.213.659.26013.6606113.86156.313.456.375.329.375.334.21.234.2median 59.2median 17.6median 59.26.62.86.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseWiko U Feel PrimeSamsung Galaxy J5 2016HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle
Wiko U Feel Prime audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.46 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.5% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 62% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 77% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.09 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 83% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 88% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (18.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 31% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 62% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The review sample is relatively efficient in terms of energy and consumes much less power than Wiko's U Feel. The consumption in the shutdown state could be somewhat lower, but overall, only Samsung's Galaxy J5 clearly undercuts Wiko's U Feel Prime in our test.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.08 / 0.23 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.66 / 1.66 / 1.76 Watt
Load midlight 2.85 / 5.01 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Wiko U Feel Prime
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia XA
2300 mAh
Lenovo ZUK Z2
3500 mAh
Honor 8
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
3100 mAh
Wiko U Feel
2500 mAh
Power Consumption
-6%
-53%
-28%
17%
-33%
Idle Minimum *
0.66
0.72
-9%
1.31
-98%
0.78
-18%
0.61
8%
0.82
-24%
Idle Average *
1.66
1.5
10%
2.03
-22%
1.89
-14%
1.41
15%
1.61
3%
Idle Maximum *
1.76
1.57
11%
2.08
-18%
2.02
-15%
1.51
14%
1.8
-2%
Load Average *
2.85
3.48
-22%
5.45
-91%
5.28
-85%
2.56
10%
5.99
-110%
Load Maximum *
5.01
6.04
-21%
6.75
-35%
5.44
-9%
3.1
38%
6.7
-34%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The battery is much larger than in Wiko's U Feel. It can supply 11.4 Wh. Nevertheless, the difference in battery life is relatively marginal. Wiko's U Feel Prime lasts 23 minutes longer in the Wi-Fi test. A total runtime of 9:35 hours is still a good performance, but our review sample is again defeated by Samsung's Galaxy J5.

Overall, our review sample sometimes managed two days without its charger. It could last three when not used frequently. It does not support Quick Charge, and our experience shows that a full recharge takes approximately two hours using the included power supply.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
20h 54min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 35min
Wiko U Feel Prime
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia XA
2300 mAh
Lenovo ZUK Z2
3500 mAh
Honor 8
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
3100 mAh
Wiko U Feel
2500 mAh
Battery Runtime
-39%
-5%
3%
20%
-4%
Reader / Idle
1254
775
-38%
1487
19%
1599
28%
WiFi v1.3
575
353
-39%
546
-5%
499
-13%
643
12%
552
-4%
Load
170
255
402
H.264
460
526
658

Pros

+ high-resolution, color-accurate screen
+ good memory configuration
+ decent battery life
+ solid casing
+ relatively fast GPS
+ extensive gesture controls
+ dual-SIM

Cons

- slightly dark screen
- quiet microphone
- out of focus primary camera
- some rough edges

Verdict

In review: Wiko U Feel Prime. Review sample courtesy of Wiko Germany.
In review: Wiko U Feel Prime. Review sample courtesy of Wiko Germany.

The extra 70 Euros (~$74) compared with Wiko's U Feel are really well-invested: Wiko's U Feel Prime surpasses its "inferior-equipped sibling" clearly in almost every test. They come closest in battery life, but the screen has a higher resolution, the memory configuration is better, not to mention the performance.

Wiko's U Feel Prime also holds its own against the other competitors. However, Honor's 8 and Lenovo's ZUK Z2 offer considerably more power for a slightly higher price.

Criticism is due for the not so good screen brightness and its slightly heterogeneous illumination. The microphone is also an inferior model and transmits our voice very quietly to our contact. The cameras could also be of higher quality, and the primary camera's sharpness in particular, is not convincing.

The buyer gets a metal casing, Full HD panel, good memory configuration, and decent performance for less than 300 Euros (~$316). Wiko's U Feel Prime is very impressive and offers a good price-performance ratio.

Overall, Wiko's U Feel Prime is a recommendable smartphone from the lower mid-range that has quite a lot to offer for little money.

Wiko U Feel Prime - 12/29/2016 v6(old)
Florian Wimmer

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
68 / 75 → 90%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
38 / 60 → 64%
Weight
92%
Battery
92%
Display
86%
Games Performance
19 / 63 → 31%
Application Performance
35 / 70 → 49%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
66%
Average
71%
82%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Wimmer, 2017-01- 7 (Update: 2019-04-21)