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Wiko View 2 Plus Smartphone Review

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Alex Alderson), 01/16/2019

Plus notch. The Wiko View 2 Plus picks up on many of last year’s smartphone trends and combines them in an affordable package. The View 2 Plus integrates a dual rear-facing camera system and a large battery among other things, but its imposing notch may put off some potential buyers.

Wiko View 2 Plus

Wiko may be a relatively unknown smartphone manufacturer, but its devices are regulars in our offices. We now have the View 2 Plus in for review, which is currently one of the most expensive devices that the French manufacturer sells. At the time of writing, Wiko sells the View 2 Plus for 260 Euros (~$296) on its online shop, for which you will receive a lower midrange smartphone with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery and a large display with an equally large notch.

We have chosen to compare the View 2 Plus against other comparably priced midrange smartphones. Our comparison devices include the Honor 7X, HTC Desire 12 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus and Wiko’s own View 2 Pro.

Wiko View 2 Plus (View Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.93 inch 19:9, 1512 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 64 GB eMMC, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G: 850, 900, 1,800, 1900. 3G: B1, B2, B5, B8. 4G: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, B40, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 153.4 x 73.2 ( = 0.34 x 6.04 x 2.88 in)
Battery
15.2 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix , f/2.0, dual-pixel phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash, videos at up to 1080p/30 FPS. Secondary rear-facing camera: 5.0 MP, depth of field
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix , f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the back of the device, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, headphones, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat 4 – 150 Mbps download, and 50 Mbps upload speeds. SAR values: Head - 0.38 W/kg, Body - 1.5 W/kg, fanless
Weight
166 g ( = 5.86 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
260 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case

Our dark grey test device looks rather dull at first glance. The View 2 Plus has a plastic feel to it, while its notch is too imposing for our liking. However, the back has a gradient finish that changes colour when it catches the light. Wiko currently sells the device in anthracite, which is the same colour as our test device, gold, and "supernova". The latter is the most visually exciting of the three colours and reminds us of the OUKITEL U23 that we recently reviewed or the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The View 2 Plus is 8.6 mm thick, which is thicker than all our comparison devices and 0.3 mm thicker than the View 2 Pro. However, our test device also has a smaller footprint than all but its sibling and fits well in our hands thanks to its rounded edges. The View 2 Plus is not particularly robust though, as applying pressure to the front of our test device causes waves on the display, while the area below the fingerprint sensor is also easy to depress with our fingers.

Wiko View 2 Plus
Wiko View 2 Plus
Wiko View 2 Plus
Wiko View 2 Plus
Wiko View 2 Plus
Wiko View 2 Plus

Size Comparison

160.2 mm / 6.31 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs158.2 mm / 6.23 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 158 g0.3483 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 164 g0.3616 lbs153.4 mm / 6.04 inch 73.2 mm / 2.88 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 166 g0.366 lbs153 mm / 6.02 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 164 g0.3616 lbs

Connectivity

Wiko has equipped the View 2 Plus with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which is on par with what we have come to expect from devices at this price. However, the device only has a microUSB port that operates at the now slower USB 2.0 standard. Our comparison devices are also equipped with the same port, but there are now plenty of other comparably priced smartphones that use USB Type-C instead.

However, the View 2 Plus has three card slots for two nano-SIMs and a microSD card, which is better than the hybrid SIM-card slot that other manufacturers implement in their devices. The device supports up to 256-GB microSD cards too should you run out of internal storage.

Software

The View 2 Plus ships with Android 8.1 Oreo, and Wiko has not announced whether it plans to update the device to Android 9 Pie or beyond. Additionally, our test device has outdated Android security patches installed, which were over four months old at the time of testing. This is disappointing and something that we hope Wiko will rectify.

The OS has been left untouched though, and our test unit has no preinstalled third-party apps, which is pleasing to see. Should you also buy the Wiko Elegant smart folio cover, you will need to download an additional app to customise what information the cover displays.  

Device information
Device information
Default home screen
Default home screen
Default app drawer
Default app drawer

Communication & GPS

The View 2 Plus supports all major GSM and 3G frequencies, but it has limited LTE coverage. You should have no problem with connecting to an LTE network in Central Europe, but you will have to do without an LTE connection if you live or regularly travel elsewhere.

The device supports LTE Cat. 4 for up to 150 Mb/s download and 50 Mb/s upload speeds, which should be fast enough in daily use for most people. We experienced no reception issues during our tests in a built-up area too.

The View 2 Plus supports most modern Wi-Fi standards up to IEEE 802.11n and can connect to 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. However, the device cannot connect to 5 GHz networks, nor can it take advantage of faster ac Wi-Fi, which are common shortcomings of devices at this price.

Our test device performed comparatively well in our iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests, with the View 2 Plus finishing second in both comparison tables. The device averaged just over 50 Mb/s in both tests with our Linksys EA8500 reference router, but that is considerably slower than the class average and what the Galaxy A6 Plus (2018) achieved. The View 2 Plus should be quick enough for most Wi-Fi connections though.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=423)
224 MBit/s ∼100% +331%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
119 MBit/s ∼53% +129%
Wiko View 2 Plus
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52 (min: 26, max: 54) MBit/s ∼23%
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46 MBit/s ∼21% -12%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45 MBit/s ∼20% -13%
Wiko View 2 Pro
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
43 MBit/s ∼19% -17%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=423)
214 MBit/s ∼100% +302%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
113 MBit/s ∼53% +112%
Wiko View 2 Plus
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
53.3 (min: 42, max: 60) MBit/s ∼25%
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53 MBit/s ∼25% -1%
Wiko View 2 Pro
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
47.6 MBit/s ∼22% -11%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46.8 MBit/s ∼22% -12%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø50.9 (26-54)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø53.3 (42-60)
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Indoors
GPS Test: Outdoors
GPS Test: Outdoors

The View 2 Plus uses GPS and A-GPS for location services. Our test device cannot locate us indoors, but it found a satellite fix with up to four metres accuracy when we tested it outside.

We also took the device on a bike ride to compare its location accuracy against our reference navigation system, the Garmin Edge 520. Our test device performed well but deviated by 210 metres over the 5.44 km that our Garmin recorded us having cycled. The View 2 Plus is accurate enough for a device in its price range and even occasionally plotted us on the correct side of the road on which we were cycling, but it regularly took shortcuts to keep up with us as demonstrated by the screenshots below. Overall, the View 2 Plus is accurate enough for general navigation tasks, but not for those that require precise location data.

GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 – Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 – Overview
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 – Cycling through woods
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 – Cycling through woods
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 – Bridge
GPS Test: Garmin Edge 520 – Bridge
GPS Test: Wiko View 2 Plus – Overview
GPS Test: Wiko View 2 Plus – Overview
GPS Test: Wiko View 2 Plus – Cycling through woods
GPS Test: Wiko View 2 Plus – Cycling through woods
GPS Test: Wiko View 2 Plus – Bridge
GPS Test: Wiko View 2 Plus – Bridge

Telephone Functions & Call Quality

The phone app looks and functions just like the Google app. There is also a dark mode, which is a welcome addition.

The View 2 Plus has decent call quality with our call partner sounding clear and intelligible throughout our tests. By contrast, the microphone did a poor job at suppressing background noise and distorted when we spoke loudly. The microphone handles quieter voices better, but our call partner then struggled to hear us when we spoke more softly.

Cameras

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

The View 2 Plus has dual rear-facing cameras, the primary sensor of which is 12 MP. The main camera is supported by a 5 MP sensor that provides depth of field information to help create bokeh-effect photos. The 12 MP camera has an f/2.0 aperture that disappointed during our tests. Pictures lack detail and objects look blurry. Moreover, the sensor has a poor dynamic range and noticeably underexposes dark areas of scenes. These weaknesses are especially noticeable in low-light conditions, where photos are dominated by image noise and bright areas are overexposed, as demonstrated by the candle in scene 3. Perhaps predictably, the camera in the View 2 Plus cannot compete with the sensors in the Apple iPhone XS Max, OnePlus 5T or the Sony A77 camera. In short, the camera is good enough for occasionally taking photos, and if you rarely look at your photos closely.

The View 2 Plus can record videos in up to 1080p at 30 FPS. The 12 MP camera adjusts exposure quickly in changing lighting conditions, and the microphone records audio cleanly, but videos suffer from the same shortcomings as photos. Image noise is present in all the videos that we shot during testing, while colour reproduction is also underwhelming. Overall, the View 2 Plus takes videos that are passable for private use but do not set your expectations too high.

Wiko has also equipped the View 2 Plus with an 8 MP front-facing camera. The sensor struggles with image noise like the 12 MP rear-facing sensor does, but it does a better job at reproducing colours and capturing objects more sharply.

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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We also subjected the View 2 Plus to further camera tests under controlled lighting conditions. Our test device performed poorly during these tests too and generally reproduced colours too darkly compared to the ColorChecker Passport reference colour. Additionally, our test chart looks blurry, and colours are too washed-out for our liking. The chart is exposed well though, and the rear-facing camera captures the centre of the chart sharply, so it is not all bad.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail
Our test chart in detail
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour

Accessories & Warranty

The View 2 Plus comes with a charger, a USB cable, a pair of headphones, and a SIM tool. Wiko states on its website that it sells a Smart Folio cover and a hardcover for the View 2 Plus, but they were not available to purchase at the time of writing.

Input Devices & Operation

The touchscreen worked well during testing and reproduced our inputs quickly onscreen. The display also has a smooth finish on which we found it easy to perform multi-finger gestures and swiping movements. Wiko preinstalls Google Gboard as the default keyboard, which functions just like it does on other devices that we have tested.

Additionally, the power and volume buttons have long strokes with clear pressure points and worked flawlessly during our tests. They do feel cheap though, but that is to be expected from such an inexpensive device.

The View 2 Plus also has a fingerprint sensor, which Wiko has placed on the back of the device. The sensor worked reliably during testing, but our test device took longer to unlock than we would have liked.

Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The View 2 Plus has a 5.93-inch IPS display that operates natively at 1512x720. The display is dominated by a significant notch, which may put off some potential buyers, although we got used to it quickly during testing. The display resolution is on par with most of our comparison devices, but the Galaxy A6 Plus (2018) has a higher-resolution 1080p AMOLED screen, on which content will look sharper and more vivid.

Our test device achieved an average maximum luminosity of 493 cd/m² according to X-Rite i1Pro 2, which is only beaten by the Galaxy A6 Plus (2018) out of our comparison devices. The display is only 84% evenly lit though, which is lower than most of our comparison devices. Moreover, the brightness differences are noticeable too, which is disappointing.

509
cd/m²
483
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
531
cd/m²
503
cd/m²
448
cd/m²
528
cd/m²
513
cd/m²
475
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 531 cd/m² Average: 493.3 cd/m² Minimum: 4.46 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Contrast: 1677:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.71 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 5.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
91.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.775
Wiko View 2 Plus
IPS, 1512x720, 5.93
Wiko View 2 Pro
IPS, 1528x720, 6
HTC Desire 12 Plus
IPS, 1440x720, 6
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
Super AMOLED, 2220x1080, 6
Honor 7C
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Screen
-36%
-21%
37%
-22%
Brightness middle
503
562
12%
418
-17%
519
3%
392
-22%
Brightness
493
541
10%
414
-16%
513
4%
403
-18%
Brightness Distribution
84
92
10%
93
11%
93
11%
85
1%
Black Level *
0.3
0.56
-87%
0.7
-133%
0.61
-103%
Contrast
1677
1004
-40%
597
-64%
643
-62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.71
7.9
-38%
4.2
26%
1.8
68%
5.4
5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.04
15.7
-74%
8.3
8%
3.6
60%
9.7
-7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.8
10.4
-79%
4.7
19%
1.5
74%
4.2
28%
Gamma
2.775 79%
2.02 109%
2.27 97%
2.06 107%
2.59 85%
CCT
7279 89%
8834 74%
7394 88%
6462 101%
6734 97%

* ... 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 9615 Hz ≤ 15 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 9615 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 15 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 9615 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 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

However, the View 2 Plus has a class-leading 0.3 cd/m² black level, which helps the device achieve an excellent 1,677:1 contrast ratio. We also subjected our test device to further tests with a spectrophotometer and CalMAN analysis software, which demonstrated that grey tones suffer from a blue/violet tint. DeltaE deviations are also above the ideal value of 3, but few devices at this price get close to achieving that value, with the Galaxy A6 Plus (2018) being the only notable exception.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Colour saturation
CalMAN: Colour saturation
CalMAN: Colour space
CalMAN: Colour space
CalMAN: Colour accuracy
CalMAN: Colour accuracy

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
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 21 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. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
68 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 35 ms rise
↘ 33 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. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

The View 2 Plus is usable outdoors thanks to its bright display. The screen will catch reflections in direct sunlight, but content remains readable.

Our test device has good viewing angles too, although we noticed minor colour shifts at acute viewing angles. We did not notice any brightness or image distortion though, so the View 2 Plus should be readable from almost any angle in daily use.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Using the Wiko View 2 Plus outdoors
Using the Wiko View 2 Plus outdoors

Performance

The View 2 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, which Qualcomm launched almost two years ago. The SoC is powerful enough for most daily tasks and the View 2 Plus gets more from it than our comparison devices. Our test device finished top of all our benchmark comparison tables, although it is consistently below average.

The Snapdragon 450 SoC integrates an Adreno 506 GPU that also performed well in GPU benchmarks like GFXBench 3.1. Its performance is no better than the Adreno 506 GPUs in our comparison devices though.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
3374 Points ∼72%
Wiko View 2 Pro
3362 Points ∼72% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
3229 Points ∼69% -4%
Honor 7C
2800 Points ∼60% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (2777 - 3374, n=8)
3113 Points ∼67% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (663 - 21070, n=317)
4676 Points ∼100% +39%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
4010 Points ∼86%
Wiko View 2 Pro
4022 Points ∼86% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
3272 Points ∼70% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
3912 Points ∼84% -2%
Honor 7C
3913 Points ∼84% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3272 - 4022, n=11)
3838 Points ∼82% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=376)
4682 Points ∼100% +17%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
787 Points ∼56%
Wiko View 2 Pro
778 Points ∼55% -1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
741 Points ∼52% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
754 Points ∼53% -4%
Honor 7C
758 Points ∼54% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (741 - 787, n=11)
760 Points ∼54% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (390 - 4824, n=376)
1413 Points ∼100% +80%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
4611 Points ∼88%
Wiko View 2 Pro
4637 Points ∼89% +1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
4759 Points ∼91% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
4422 Points ∼85% -4%
Honor 7C
4736 Points ∼91% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (4171 - 4759, n=11)
4480 Points ∼86% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (2630 - 11440, n=367)
5225 Points ∼100% +13%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
5252 Points ∼93%
Wiko View 2 Pro
5395 Points ∼95% +3%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
5393 Points ∼95% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
5199 Points ∼92% -1%
Honor 7C
5656 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (4836 - 5656, n=11)
5210 Points ∼92% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (1077 - 14439, n=538)
5652 Points ∼100% +8%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1813 Points ∼94%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1808 Points ∼93% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1529 Points ∼79% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
1780 Points ∼92% -2%
Honor 7C
1823 Points ∼94% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1529 - 1823, n=11)
1769 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (573 - 4535, n=373)
1938 Points ∼100% +7%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
415 Points ∼24%
Wiko View 2 Pro
415 Points ∼24% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
411 Points ∼24% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
412 Points ∼24% -1%
Honor 7C
411 Points ∼24% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (411 - 415, n=11)
413 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (75 - 8206, n=373)
1701 Points ∼100% +310%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
501 Points ∼32%
Wiko View 2 Pro
501 Points ∼32% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
491 Points ∼31% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
497 Points ∼31% -1%
Honor 7C
496 Points ∼31% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (491 - 501, n=11)
498 Points ∼31% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (93 - 6312, n=374)
1589 Points ∼100% +217%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1794 Points ∼97%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1810 Points ∼98% +1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1580 Points ∼85% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
1773 Points ∼96% -1%
Honor 7C
1756 Points ∼95% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1580 - 1816, n=11)
1767 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (375 - 4703, n=401)
1848 Points ∼100% +3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
718 Points ∼32%
Wiko View 2 Pro
716 Points ∼32% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
709 Points ∼32% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
713 Points ∼32% -1%
Honor 7C
713 Points ∼32% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (709 - 718, n=11)
713 Points ∼32% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (70 - 14951, n=401)
2227 Points ∼100% +210%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
828 Points ∼43%
Wiko View 2 Pro
827 Points ∼43% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
808 Points ∼42% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
822 Points ∼43% -1%
Honor 7C
821 Points ∼43% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (808 - 828, n=11)
822 Points ∼43% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (88 - 8141, n=401)
1905 Points ∼100% +130%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1813 Points ∼98%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1855 Points ∼100% +2%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1521 Points ∼82% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
1852 Points ∼100% +2%
Honor 7C
1817 Points ∼98% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1521 - 1855, n=11)
1788 Points ∼96% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (486 - 4320, n=452)
1844 Points ∼99% +2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
367 Points ∼26%
Wiko View 2 Pro
369 Points ∼26% +1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
367 Points ∼26% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
366 Points ∼26% 0%
Honor 7C
366 Points ∼26% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (363 - 369, n=11)
365 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (53 - 6362, n=452)
1404 Points ∼100% +283%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
446 Points ∼33%
Wiko View 2 Pro
449 Points ∼33% +1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
441 Points ∼32% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
445 Points ∼33% 0%
Honor 7C
445 Points ∼33% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (441 - 449, n=11)
444 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (68 - 5734, n=453)
1357 Points ∼100% +204%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1803 Points ∼98%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1833 Points ∼100% +2%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1504 Points ∼82% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
1832 Points ∼100% +2%
Honor 7C
1809 Points ∼99% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1504 - 1833, n=11)
1781 Points ∼97% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (293 - 4454, n=494)
1714 Points ∼94% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
706 Points ∼38%
Wiko View 2 Pro
706 Points ∼38% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
716 Points ∼39% +1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
692 Points ∼38% -2%
Honor 7C
713 Points ∼39% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (690 - 716, n=11)
700 Points ∼38% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (43 - 10008, n=493)
1844 Points ∼100% +161%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
816 Points ∼51%
Wiko View 2 Pro
818 Points ∼51% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
810 Points ∼51% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
803 Points ∼50% -2%
Honor 7C
824 Points ∼51% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (800 - 824, n=11)
809 Points ∼50% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (55 - 7820, n=496)
1603 Points ∼100% +96%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
13850 Points ∼91%
Wiko View 2 Pro
15177 Points ∼100% +10%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
13596 Points ∼90% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
13988 Points ∼92% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (13596 - 15177, n=10)
14046 Points ∼93% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (735 - 45072, n=653)
13917 Points ∼92% 0%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
12497 Points ∼61%
Wiko View 2 Pro
12550 Points ∼61% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
12347 Points ∼60% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
12527 Points ∼61% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12281 - 12550, n=10)
12423 Points ∼60% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (536 - 162695, n=651)
20570 Points ∼100% +65%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
12774 Points ∼75%
Wiko View 2 Pro
12878 Points ∼75% +1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
12604 Points ∼74% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
12825 Points ∼75% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12562 - 12878, n=10)
12732 Points ∼75% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (662 - 83518, n=651)
17077 Points ∼100% +34%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
22 fps ∼61%
Wiko View 2 Pro
22 fps ∼61% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
21 fps ∼58% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
22 fps ∼61% 0%
Honor 7C
21 fps ∼58% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (21 - 22, n=10)
21.6 fps ∼60% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (0.5 - 251, n=675)
36 fps ∼100% +64%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
33 fps ∼97%
Wiko View 2 Pro
33 fps ∼97% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
34 fps ∼100% +3%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
20 fps ∼59% -39%
Honor 7C
34 fps ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (20 - 34, n=10)
26.7 fps ∼79% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (1 - 120, n=684)
27.6 fps ∼81% -16%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
9.4 fps ∼46%
Wiko View 2 Pro
9.4 fps ∼46% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
9.2 fps ∼45% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
9.3 fps ∼45% -1%
Honor 7C
9.2 fps ∼45% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (9.2 - 9.4, n=10)
9.28 fps ∼45% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (0.8 - 132, n=581)
20.5 fps ∼100% +118%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
17 fps ∼90%
Wiko View 2 Pro
17 fps ∼90% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
18 fps ∼95% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
8.9 fps ∼47% -48%
Honor 7C
18 fps ∼95% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (8.7 - 18, n=10)
13.1 fps ∼69% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (1.2 - 115, n=590)
18.9 fps ∼100% +11%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
6.1 fps ∼36%
Wiko View 2 Pro
6.1 fps ∼36% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
6 fps ∼36% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
6.1 fps ∼36% 0%
Honor 7C
6 fps ∼36% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (6 - 6.1, n=10)
6.06 fps ∼36% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (0.87 - 88, n=447)
16.8 fps ∼100% +175%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
12 fps ∼74%
Wiko View 2 Pro
12 fps ∼74% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
13 fps ∼80% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
5.8 fps ∼36% -52%
Honor 7C
13 fps ∼80% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (5.7 - 13, n=10)
9.17 fps ∼57% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (1.2 - 110, n=449)
16.2 fps ∼100% +35%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
71638 Points ∼52%
Wiko View 2 Pro
69661 Points ∼51% -3%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
56497 Points ∼41% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
70016 Points ∼51% -2%
Honor 7C
71167 Points ∼52% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (56497 - 73468, n=11)
69869 Points ∼51% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 398720, n=283)
136819 Points ∼100% +91%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
59354 Points ∼68%
Wiko View 2 Pro
57201 Points ∼65% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
55332 Points ∼63% -7%
Honor 7C
54731 Points ∼63% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (54731 - 60077, n=10)
57703 Points ∼66% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (5600 - 293444, n=489)
87523 Points ∼100% +47%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
738 Points ∼91%
Wiko View 2 Pro
743 Points ∼91% +1%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
756 Points ∼93% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
814 Points ∼100% +10%
Honor 7C
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (10 - 835, n=11)
618 Points ∼76% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=621)
751 Points ∼92% +2%
Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
974 Points ∼49%
Wiko View 2 Pro
975 Points ∼49% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
965 Points ∼49% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
968 Points ∼49% -1%
Honor 7C
955 Points ∼48% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (943 - 975, n=11)
960 Points ∼48% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=621)
1986 Points ∼100% +104%
Memory (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1084 Points ∼71%
Wiko View 2 Pro
861 Points ∼57% -21%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
849 Points ∼56% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
914 Points ∼60% -16%
Honor 7C
1522 Points ∼100% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (770 - 1522, n=11)
1001 Points ∼66% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 7500, n=621)
1487 Points ∼98% +37%
System (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
2850 Points ∼98%
Wiko View 2 Pro
2894 Points ∼99% +2%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
2898 Points ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
2560 Points ∼88% -10%
Honor 7C
2665 Points ∼92% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (2560 - 2898, n=11)
2759 Points ∼95% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=621)
2910 Points ∼100% +2%
Overall (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1221 Points ∼84%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1159 Points ∼79% -5%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1158 Points ∼79% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
1165 Points ∼80% -5%
Honor 7C
442 Points ∼30% -64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (389 - 1337, n=11)
1035 Points ∼71% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (1 - 6097, n=621)
1460 Points ∼100% +20%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
3.6 fps ∼38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1.9 - 3.7, n=3)
3.07 fps ∼33% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (0.61 - 59, n=165)
9.37 fps ∼100% +160%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
1.2 fps ∼18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (1.1 - 1.2, n=3)
1.133 fps ∼17% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (0.21 - 31, n=164)
6.54 fps ∼100% +445%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
6 fps ∼43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.2 - 6.1, n=3)
5.1 fps ∼37% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (1.4 - 59, n=169)
13.9 fps ∼100% +132%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
3.4 fps ∼22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.4 - 3.4, n=3)
3.4 fps ∼22% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (0.6 - 63, n=169)
15.3 fps ∼100% +350%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
3.5 fps ∼30%
Wiko View 2 Pro
3.5 fps ∼30% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
3.4 fps ∼30% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
3.5 fps ∼30% 0%
Honor 7C
3.3 fps ∼29% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.3 - 3.5, n=10)
3.42 fps ∼30% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (0.6 - 54, n=372)
11.5 fps ∼100% +229%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View 2 Plus
6.6 fps ∼63%
Wiko View 2 Pro
6.6 fps ∼63% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
7 fps ∼67% +6%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
3.3 fps ∼32% -50%
Honor 7C
7 fps ∼67% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3.3 - 7, n=10)
5.05 fps ∼49% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (1.1 - 58, n=376)
10.4 fps ∼100% +58%

Legend

 
Wiko View 2 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Wiko View 2 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC Desire 12 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 7C Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash

Our test device scored comparatively highly in browser benchmarks too. The View 2 Plus finished near or at the top of most browser benchmarks, but surprisingly finished bottom in our Mozilla Kraken 1.1 comparison table. The gaps between the devices are minor though. Our test device generally loaded websites quickly throughout testing too.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 273, n=518)
39.6 Points ∼100% +75%
Wiko View 2 Plus (Chrome 71)
22.665 Points ∼57%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
22.35 Points ∼56% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (22 - 22.7, n=10)
22.3 Points ∼56% -2%
Wiko View 2 Pro (Chrome 67)
22.257 Points ∼56% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 (Chrome 67)
22.191 Points ∼56% -2%
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Chrome 67)
22.158 Points ∼56% -2%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 43280, n=677)
6450 Points ∼100% +61%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 (Chrome 67)
4032 Points ∼63% 0%
Wiko View 2 Plus (Chrome 71)
4016 Points ∼62%
Wiko View 2 Pro (Chrome 67)
4001 Points ∼62% 0%
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Chrome 67)
3993 Points ∼62% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3470 - 4115, n=11)
3971 Points ∼62% -1%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
3470 Points ∼54% -14%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Chrome 67)
11571.8 ms * ∼100% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (11012 - 11863, n=11)
11469 ms * ∼99% -1%
Wiko View 2 Pro (Chrome 67)
11455.8 ms * ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 (Chrome 67)
11449.6 ms * ∼99% -1%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
11370 ms * ∼98% -0%
Wiko View 2 Plus (Chrome 71)
11359.5 ms * ∼98%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=702)
10678 ms * ∼92% +6%

* ... smaller is better

The speed of the internal storage is at expected levels. The same applies to the microSD card reader too, which we tested with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card. Overall, the View 2 Plus is on par with the average of smartphones that we have already tested.

Wiko View 2 PlusWiko View 2 ProHTC Desire 12 PlusSamsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018Honor 7CAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-3%
-2%
19%
-6%
35%
16%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
57.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
59.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
67.76 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
11%
62.61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
57.6 (11.2 - 74.7, n=98)
-6%
49 (3.4 - 87.1, n=410)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.29 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
83.37 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
83.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
83.87 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
76.3 (21.1 - 87.2, n=98)
-9%
67.2 (8.1 - 96.5, n=410)
-20%
Random Write 4KB
6.6
6.72
2%
9.16
39%
16.1
144%
10
52%
24 (3.4 - 88.2, n=112)
264%
21.3 (0.14 - 250, n=730)
223%
Random Read 4KB
70.6
65.63
-7%
65.67
-7%
72.91
3%
30
-58%
54.3 (11.4 - 149, n=112)
-23%
46.1 (1.59 - 196, n=730)
-35%
Sequential Write 256KB
199.7
194.28
-3%
135.55
-32%
88.48
-56%
115
-42%
171 (40 - 246, n=112)
-14%
94.6 (2.99 - 590, n=730)
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
272
265.37
-2%
252.8
-7%
298.81
10%
297
9%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=112)
0%
266 (12.1 - 1504, n=730)
-2%

Games

The Adreno 506 GPU supports many modern APIs, which futureproofs it somewhat. Our test device handled Arena of Valor at high graphics well, although the menus are jerky, and the app even crashed once. The accelerometer and the touchscreen worked reliably throughout testing too.

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

Emissions

Temperature

The View 2 Plus manages its surface temperatures well. Our test device hardly heats up even when we push it hard. The View 2 Plus reached a maximum of 25.2 °C at idle and 30.4 °C under load, which are impressively cool.

Max. Load
 30.3 °C
87 F
29.2 °C
85 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
28.4 °C
83 F
30.1 °C
86 F
 
 30 °C
86 F
28.7 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 30.4 °C = 87 F
Average: 29.4 °C = 85 F
27.5 °C
82 F
28.7 °C
84 F
30.2 °C
86 F
27.4 °C
81 F
28.7 °C
84 F
29.8 °C
86 F
28.1 °C
83 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.9 °C
86 F
Maximum: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Average: 28.8 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  35.5 °C = 96 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.4 °C / 85 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 30.4 °C / 87 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 30.2 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.3 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker test
Pink Noise speaker test

The View 2 Plus has a single speaker on the back case, which is not generally the best location for a speaker in our opinion as it is easy to obscure. The speaker is indented though, so you can at least feel it when holding the device, and it gives the speaker some room when the device is placed against a flat surface.

The speaker is loud enough to fill a medium-sized room, and the sound produced is decent. Our test device does not distort at high volumes and speech was reproduced clearly. However, the audio produced sounds tinny, which is reflected in the overly high-frequency spectrum. Overall, the speaker is good enough for occasional media playback. The 3.5 mm jack and Bluetooth reproduce audio cleanly too.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.436.12541.731.33139.133.24035.330.25033.830.96332.925.48027.824.910028.327.412522.121.716021.925.220019.631.425020.236.331519.440.340017.747.550016.851.863016.157.88001663.210001566.3125016.364.916001564.4200014.46225001461.631501462.8400013.862.9500013.962.3630013.762.3800013.963.61000013.960.41250013.954.81600013.950.2SPL80.177.560.270.827.374.7N45.939.113.424.90.933.2median 15median 60.4Delta3.110.935.238.732.938.337.241.431.738.739.638.528.335.227.334.526.933.226.730.62433.320.939.620.944.419.548.718.554.217.558.517.564.215.765.515.865.216.670.415.871.615.469.815.571.7167115.871.51668.416.367.916.369.716.269.616.455.216.455.828.681.51.149.2median 16.4median 65.22.110.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseWiko View 2 PlusWiko View 2 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Wiko View 2 Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 45% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Wiko View 2 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 31% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the View 2 Plus is typical of a device powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC. Our test device’s minimum power consumption is slightly higher than our comparison devices, but its average power consumption at idle is also lower than all but the Galaxy A6 Plus (2018). The View 2 Plus is a comparatively power-hungry device under load though.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.5 / 2 Watt
Load midlight 3.2 / 4.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Wiko View 2 Plus
4000 mAh
Wiko View 2 Pro
3000 mAh
HTC Desire 12 Plus
2965 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
3500 mAh
Honor 7C
3000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-1%
-4%
37%
0%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.64
20%
0.68
15%
0.62
22%
0.6
25%
Idle Average *
1.5
2.07
-38%
2.05
-37%
0.96
36%
2.16
-44%
Idle Maximum *
2
2.13
-7%
2.12
-6%
0.99
50%
2.24
-12%
Load Average *
3.2
2.69
16%
3
6%
1.85
42%
2.59
19%
Load Maximum *
4.7
4.46
5%
4.57
3%
3.04
35%
4.11
13%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The View 2 Plus has a 4,000 mAh battery, which is at least 500 mAh larger than the batteries in our comparison devices. Our test device lasted an impressive 14:43 hours in our Wi-Fi battery life test, which we conducted by setting the display to approximately 150 cd/m² and running a script that simulates the load required to render websites.

However, our test device only lasted 16 minutes longer than the View 2 Pro, despite having a 1,000 mAh larger battery. Overall though, the View 2 Plus has excellent battery life thanks to its large battery.

The included 10 W charger takes around two hours to recharge our test device fully.  

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
15h 13min
Wiko View 2 Plus
4000 mAh
Wiko View 2 Pro
3000 mAh
HTC Desire 12 Plus
2965 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018
3500 mAh
Honor 7C
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-6%
-40%
-7%
-24%
Reader / Idle
1817
WiFi v1.3
913
857
-6%
545
-40%
848
-7%
693
-24%
Load
335
H.264
916

Pros

+ pure Android
+ accurate GPS
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ bright display

Cons

- large notch
- uneven brightness distribution
- the device takes a while to unlock
- underwhelming main camera

Verdict

The Wiko View 2 Plus smartphone review. Test device courtesy of Wiko Germany.
The Wiko View 2 Plus smartphone review. Test device courtesy of Wiko Germany.

The Wiko View 2 Plus is a well-rounded budget smartphone. The device has a modern design with an eye-catching back. Moreover, it has a large and bright display that impressed us with its low black value and excellent contrast ratio. Furthermore, the battery should last for well over a day, and the device gets the most from its low-end SoC.

The notch may be too imposing for some people though, and its screen is comparatively unevenly lit. Its other deficiencies, like its microUSB port and its underwhelming cameras, are common with smartphones at this price.

Wiko has done a good job with the View 2 Plus. The device has many things going for it and has few weaknesses.

In short, Wiko has done its homework and has created a budget midrange smartphone that will suit most people if you can get past its huge notch.

Wiko View 2 Plus - 01/15/2019 v6(old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
77%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
38 / 60 → 64%
Weight
91%
Battery
98%
Display
75%
Games Performance
27 / 63 → 43%
Application Performance
49 / 70 → 69%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
55 / 91 → 60%
Camera
60%
Average
71%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-01-16 (Update: 2019-01-17)
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