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Wiko View Go Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker (translated by Kevin S.), 09/01/2018

View to Go. The Wiko View Go is another entry-level smartphone at a competitive price, with which the French manufacturer also covers the last range of affordable phones. In our review we show what you can expect for about 140 Euros (~$163).

Wiko View Go

For every additional 10-Euro bill that the customer is willing to pay, Wiko offers the right phone. After the Wiko View Lite and Wiko View Max for 160 and 170 Euros (~$186 and ~$197), respectively, we are now testing the Wiko View Go, which is available on the market for a RRP of 140 Euros (~$163). Users get a smartphone with the entry-level SoC Mediatek MT6739PowerVR-GE8100 graphics unit, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash memory. This makes the Wiko smartphone perfectly suitable for everyday applications and apps with low hardware requirements.

In our review, we compare the Wiko View Go with other low-priced smartphones. These include the LG K9, the Gigaset GS180, the BQ Aquaris U2 Lite and the Xiaomis Redmi Note 5A Prime.

Wiko View Go (View Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up tp 128 GB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), H+/3G+/3G HSPA+ (850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1 (2100)/ B3 (1800)/ B7 (2600)/ B20 (800)), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 152.5 x 72.6 ( = 0.33 x 6 x 2.86 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 23 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 16 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 227 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adaptor, MicroUSB cable, stereo headset, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.368 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.806 W/kg, fanless
Weight
142 g ( = 5.01 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
140 Euro

 

Case - Wiko smartphone with removable back cover

The Wiko View Go has a plastic case and the back cover can be removed. The user can access the removable battery and can easily reach the two MicroSIM card slots and the microSD card slot. The lid sits very firmly and it is almost impossible that it gets loose. The transitions to the main body and the edge to the display are very even. At first glance, it is almost impossible to see that the case can be opened.

The power button and the volume control are on the right side with a slight play. The speaker and the main camera are positioned on the back of the phone. Last but not least, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top and a micro USB connection on the bottom of the device.

Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go
Wiko View Go

Size Comparison

Connectivity - Smartphone for entry-level users

The View Go is equipped with a Mediatek MT6739, a PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC flash memory.

The Wiko smartphone can be charged via a standard 2.0 micro USB port or can be connected to other devices for data transfer. USB OTG functions are not offered, but the View Go allows the simultaneous use of two MicroSIM cards and the addition of a microSD card (up to 128 GB according to the manufacturer).

Software - Android 8.1

Wiko relies on the Android 8.1 operating system with security patches on the level of February 5, 2018. Users of the View Go can expect mostly an Android interface, on which only a few additional apps such as Facebook or Wikos FunHub are pre-installed. These can only be deactivated in the settings, but not uninstalled.

If several people use the Wiko mobile phone, different user accounts can be set up.

Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go
Software Wiko View Go

Communication and GPS - LTE smartphone

The Wiko View Go can connect to GSM, 3G and LTE networks. The latter is possible with LTE of category 4, allowing download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and upload rates of up to 50 Mbps. In general, reception is steady.

Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi are available for short-range communication. The latter supports the 802.11 b, g and n standards. In our test however, the Wiko View Go cannot take advantage of the opportunities offered by these slow standards and it remains well behind the competition with data rates below 20 Mbps.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
216 MBit/s ∼100% +1340%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=262)
187 MBit/s ∼87% +1147%
Gigaset GS180
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6737, 16 GB eMMC Flash
98.5 MBit/s ∼46% +557%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
Adreno 505, 435, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53.8 MBit/s ∼25% +259%
LG K9
Adreno 304, 210 MSM8909, 16 GB eMMC Flash
30.5 MBit/s ∼14% +103%
Wiko View Go
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
15 MBit/s ∼7%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
219 MBit/s ∼100% +1130%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=262)
183 MBit/s ∼84% +928%
Gigaset GS180
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6737, 16 GB eMMC Flash
79.4 MBit/s ∼36% +346%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
Adreno 505, 435, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.9 MBit/s ∼26% +214%
LG K9
Adreno 304, 210 MSM8909, 16 GB eMMC Flash
48.9 MBit/s ∼22% +175%
Wiko View Go
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
17.8 MBit/s ∼8%
Indoor GPS test
Indoor GPS test
Outdoor GPS test
Outdoor GPS test

With the app "GPS-Test" we test how well the Wiko View Go can determine its own location. Our outdoor location is determined with an accuracy of up to 4 meters (~13 ft). In closed rooms however, no satellite connection is possible. Besides, it takes a long time to even establish a connection.

Normally our test devices are compared to the reference device Garmin Edge 520. However, the View Go refused to record the distance we covered, so that we had to stop this test after several attempts. Even adapted settings for energy saving and the like did not allow tracking with the Wiko phone. 

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - Clear connection with the Wiko smartphone

View Go users can use the standard Android phone app for calls. It is easy to enter phone numbers, select contacts, and track call logs.

Both participants of a call can be clearly understood, but the overall volume could be slightly higher. Speech is transmitted clearly, and ambient noise is filtered to a certain extent. The included stereo headset allows for an even better communication. The available volume is higher, and the sound quality is better.

Cameras – Low-priced smartphone with 13-MP camera

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

Wiko has equipped the View Go with a 13-MP main camera and a 5-MP selfie camera. With the latter, pictures of sufficient quality can be taken in bright daylight. However, the whole picture gets a bit blurry. Settings of the camera app allow for cosmetic adjustments to make the skin appear softer, or make the eyes larger and the like.

The main camera takes pictures that appear too bright in bright areas and too dark in dark areas. Overall, our panorama test shot shows good details, but there are hardly any differences in dark areas. In addition, the colors look a bit pale. At close range, the image quality depends heavily on uniform lighting. Our test picture shows a clear overexposure and the colors are pale. However, the transition between individual objects in the picture is clearly visible and only details appear a bit blurry. Under low light conditions, the camera of the View Go only provides pictures of low quality and objects in the picture are blurred. In addition, a larger part of the picture is just dark. Professional Mode enables users to play with values such as saturation, brightness, ISO and white balance. The focus can also be adjusted manually.

The video feature has similar limitations to the photographs. Since there is no image stabilizer, slight jerks are transferred 1:1 to the video recording.

Image Comparison

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

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

With the ColorChecker Passport we test how well the camera of the Wiko View Go can reproduce colors. Different shades are represented very differently. Overall, however, it can be stated that bright colors are too bright and dark colors are rather too dark. Gray and black shades are darker than they should be.

Under controlled light conditions, the Wiko phone can reproduce our test chart, with the overall picture looking a bit pale. Details and fine structures are clearly visible even at the edges, but they are a bit blurry in the corners.

Test chart Wiko View Go
Test chart Wiko View Go
Test chart Wiko View Go (detail)

Accessories and Warranty - 24-month warranty on Wiko phones

The Wiko View Go comes with a USB power adaptor and the corresponding micro USB cable, a SIM needle and a stereo headset. There is no accessory that is specifically tailored to the View Go, but it can be purchased from third-party suppliers.

Wiko offers a 24-month warranty for View Go buyers.

Input Devices & Operation - Good touchscreen

Wiko View Go users can use Google GBoard for text inputs. With that, texts can be easily written with the touchscreen. Drag-and-drop movements can be easily performed due to the smooth display surface. Additionally, there is also the position sensor, which adapts the image content to the orientation of the smartphone with a slight delay.

The Wiko View Go does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Wiko View Go input devices
Wiko View Go input devices

Display - Reflective, but high-contrast

Subpixel
Subpixel

The Wiko View Go screen consists of a 5.7-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1.440x720 pixels. The screen offers a relatively good average brightness value of 556 cd/m² and an illumination of 90 percent, which makes it also competitive. Overall, the display of the View Go is mid-table compared to similar devices.

583
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
567
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
572
cd/m²
547
cd/m²
524
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 583 cd/m² Average: 555.7 cd/m² Minimum: 21.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 549 cd/m²
Contrast: 1120:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 8.58 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 9.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
92% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.083
Wiko View Go
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Gigaset GS180
IPS, 1280x720, 5
LG K9
IPS, 1280x720, 5
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
IPS, 1280x720, 5.2
Screen
14%
-17%
-6%
8%
Brightness middle
549
469
-15%
478
-13%
282
-49%
440
-20%
Brightness
556
464
-17%
510
-8%
271
-51%
434
-22%
Brightness Distribution
90
92
2%
87
-3%
93
3%
86
-4%
Black Level *
0.49
0.6
-22%
0.9
-84%
0.58
-18%
0.46
6%
Contrast
1120
782
-30%
531
-53%
486
-57%
957
-15%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
8.58
3.31
61%
7.6
11%
5.6
35%
5.71
33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.5
6.68
60%
13.9
16%
10.5
36%
10.6
36%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.3
2.4
74%
9.3
-0%
4.6
51%
4.7
49%
Gamma
2.083 106%
2.155 102%
1.98 111%
2.29 96%
1.954 113%
CCT
9315 70%
6626 98%
8003 81%
7333 89%
7320 89%

* ... 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 100 Hz ≤ 15 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 100 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 100 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8946 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our measurements show a good contrast ratio of 1.120:1 and an increased black value of 0.49 cd/m². In addition, the CalMAN analysis shows a slight blue cast and we noticed that the display flickers at a frequency of 100 Hz for a brightness of less than 15 percent. This can cause sensitive eyes to get irritated in the long run.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Space
CalMAN - Color Space
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 11 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. » 15 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
33 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 15 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. » 20 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41.3 ms).

Outdoor use of the Wiko View Go is only possible to a limited extent, despite the good brightness value. Objects are heavily reflected in the display, even on shady days. Looking straight at the screen can compensate for most of the disturbances, but outdoor use is not recommended in the long run.

Wiko View Go - Outdoor use
Wiko View Go - Outdoor use
Wiko View Go - Outdoor use
Wiko View Go - Outdoor use

Viewing angles of the Wiko View Go IPS panel are very stable. Image contents can be clearly seen from almost every angle without color distortion. As long as there are no reflections obstructing your view of the display, you can use the Wiko smartphone from any position imaginable.

Wiko View Go - Viewing angle stability
Wiko View Go - Viewing angle stability
Wiko View Go - Viewing angle stability
Wiko View Go - Viewing angle stability

Performance – Smartphone for simple tasks

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Wiko View Go is equipped with a Mediatek MT6739-SoC, a PowerVR-GE8100 graphics unit, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC flash memory for use of the Android 8.1 system. With these features, the Wiko smartphone is one of the entry-level devices and is ideal for simple everyday tasks.

In our benchmark tests, the Wiko smartphone ranks at the lower end compared to other devices. In comparison with similarly low-cost devices such as the LG K9 and the Gigasets GS180, performance seems appropriate for a device of this price category. Test results of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime, on the other hand, show what kind of performance can be expected from a device that costs 200 Euros (~$232).

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
31010 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
45762 Points ∼65% +48%
Gigaset GS180
30095 Points ∼42% -3%
LG K9
25146 Points ∼36% -19%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
35271 Points ∼50% +14%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (31010 - 38060, n=9)
34718 Points ∼49% +12%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 230642, n=353)
70831 Points ∼100% +128%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
26874 Points ∼27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
57683 Points ∼57% +115%
Gigaset GS180
33984 Points ∼34% +26%
LG K9
25692 Points ∼26% -4%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
43031 Points ∼43% +60%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (26874 - 46435, n=9)
41779 Points ∼41% +55%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 290397, n=127)
100740 Points ∼100% +275%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
2814 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
3702 Points ∼85% +32%
Gigaset GS180
2385 Points ∼55% -15%
LG K9
2399 Points ∼55% -15%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
3333 Points ∼76% +18%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2814 - 3320, n=9)
2655 Points ∼61% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (0 - 8601, n=216)
4373 Points ∼100% +55%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
Points ∼0%
Gigaset GS180
3247 Points ∼70%
LG K9
3333 Points ∼71%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
4527 Points ∼97%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0 - 4711, n=7)
3112 Points ∼67%
Average of class Smartphone (4447 - 10264, n=380)
4664 Points ∼100%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
10 Points ∼1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
729 Points ∼100% +7190%
Gigaset GS180
10 Points ∼1% 0%
LG K9
9 Points ∼1% -10%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
666 Points ∼91% +6560%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7 - 591, n=9)
74.1 Points ∼10% +641%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1682, n=455)
665 Points ∼91% +6550%
Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
149 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
788 Points ∼52% +429%
Gigaset GS180
209 Points ∼14% +40%
LG K9
156 Points ∼10% +5%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
442 Points ∼29% +197%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (18 - 188, n=9)
155 Points ∼10% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 9248, n=455)
1507 Points ∼100% +911%
Memory (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
472 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
791 Points ∼70% +68%
Gigaset GS180
626 Points ∼56% +33%
LG K9
421 Points ∼37% -11%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
582 Points ∼52% +23%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (472 - 1034, n=9)
808 Points ∼72% +71%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 4798, n=455)
1123 Points ∼100% +138%
System (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
1113 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
1774 Points ∼79% +59%
Gigaset GS180
1020 Points ∼45% -8%
LG K9
828 Points ∼37% -26%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
1331 Points ∼59% +20%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1113 - 1526, n=9)
1324 Points ∼59% +19%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 10281, n=455)
2254 Points ∼100% +103%
Overall (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
165 Points ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
948 Points ∼84% +475%
Gigaset GS180
189 Points ∼17% +15%
LG K9
151 Points ∼13% -8%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
691 Points ∼61% +319%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (165 - 637, n=9)
248 Points ∼22% +50%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 4308, n=459)
1130 Points ∼100% +585%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
1130 Points ∼29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
2204 Points ∼57% +95%
LG K9
859 Points ∼22% -24%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
1113 Points ∼29% -2%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1125 - 1451, n=8)
1131 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 14417, n=154)
3846 Points ∼100% +240%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
1666 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
2576 Points ∼65% +55%
Gigaset GS180
1413 Points ∼36% -15%
LG K9
1099 Points ∼28% -34%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
1847 Points ∼47% +11%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1664 - 1852, n=8)
1556 Points ∼39% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (1099 - 10558, n=201)
3950 Points ∼100% +137%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
590 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
678 Points ∼59% +15%
Gigaset GS180
531 Points ∼46% -10%
LG K9
424 Points ∼37% -28%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
661 Points ∼57% +12%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (585 - 665, n=8)
558 Points ∼48% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4265, n=202)
1158 Points ∼100% +96%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
500 Points ∼32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
1148 Points ∼74% +130%
Gigaset GS180
716 Points ∼46% +43%
LG K9
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (500 - 589, n=9)
555 Points ∼36% +11%
Average of class Smartphone (500 - 3669, n=305)
1541 Points ∼100% +208%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
70 Points ∼7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
265 Points ∼25% +279%
Gigaset GS180
75 Points ∼7% +7%
LG K9
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (67 - 92, n=9)
79.4 Points ∼8% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (70 - 5220, n=305)
1046 Points ∼100% +1394%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
87 Points ∼9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
320 Points ∼32% +268%
Gigaset GS180
94 Points ∼9% +8%
LG K9
Points ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (83 - 113, n=9)
98.1 Points ∼10% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (87 - 4734, n=313)
1003 Points ∼100% +1053%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
474 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
1107 Points ∼77% +134%
Gigaset GS180
690 Points ∼48% +46%
LG K9
540 Points ∼37% +14%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
889 Points ∼61% +88%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (474 - 620, n=9)
556 Points ∼38% +17%
Average of class Smartphone (474 - 3642, n=336)
1446 Points ∼100% +205%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
107 Points ∼8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
533 Points ∼38% +398%
Gigaset GS180
77 Points ∼5% -28%
LG K9
0 Points ∼0% -100%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
43 Points ∼3% -60%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (102 - 148, n=9)
123 Points ∼9% +15%
Average of class Smartphone (107 - 8312, n=336)
1419 Points ∼100% +1226%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
120 Points ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
602 Points ∼49% +402%
Gigaset GS180
96 Points ∼8% -20%
LG K9
0 Points ∼0% -100%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
55 Points ∼5% -54%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (120 - 178, n=9)
148 Points ∼12% +23%
Average of class Smartphone (120 - 6378, n=344)
1221 Points ∼100% +918%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
9180 Points ∼76%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
9027 Points ∼74% -2%
Gigaset GS180
5462 Points ∼45% -41%
LG K9
735 Points ∼6% -92%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
10292 Points ∼85% +12%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (8269 - 10197, n=8)
9488 Points ∼78% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (7716 - 36762, n=491)
12148 Points ∼100% +32%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
2891 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
10202 Points ∼65% +253%
Gigaset GS180
3235 Points ∼21% +12%
LG K9
4155 Points ∼27% +44%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
5547 Points ∼36% +92%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2891 - 4346, n=8)
3421 Points ∼22% +18%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 113380, n=491)
15581 Points ∼100% +439%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
3410 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
9915 Points ∼74% +191%
Gigaset GS180
3657 Points ∼27% +7%
LG K9
4615 Points ∼34% +35%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
6180 Points ∼46% +81%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (3410 - 4203, n=8)
3896 Points ∼29% +14%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 64405, n=492)
13482 Points ∼100% +295%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
4.9 fps ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
17 fps ∼62% +247%
Gigaset GS180
6 fps ∼22% +22%
LG K9
5.5 fps ∼20% +12%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
7.7 fps ∼28% +57%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.9 - 6.1, n=9)
5.63 fps ∼21% +15%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 177, n=518)
27.4 fps ∼100% +459%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
8.2 fps ∼35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
20 fps ∼85% +144%
Gigaset GS180
11 fps ∼47% +34%
LG K9
9.5 fps ∼40% +16%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
14 fps ∼59% +71%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (8.2 - 10, n=9)
9.29 fps ∼39% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=521)
23.6 fps ∼100% +188%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
2.2 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
7.6 fps ∼52% +245%
Gigaset GS180
2.3 fps ∼16% +5%
LG K9
1.8 fps ∼12% -18%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
2.8 fps ∼19% +27%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.2 - 2.8, n=9)
2.54 fps ∼18% +15%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 88.2, n=441)
14.5 fps ∼100% +559%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
4.4 fps ∼29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
15 fps ∼100% +241%
Gigaset GS180
5 fps ∼33% +14%
LG K9
4.4 fps ∼29% 0%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
5.7 fps ∼38% +30%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.4 - 5.7, n=9)
5.18 fps ∼35% +18%
Average of class Smartphone (4.4 - 115, n=443)
14.6 fps ∼97% +232%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
1.3 fps ∼10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
4.9 fps ∼39% +277%
Gigaset GS180
1.4 fps ∼11% +8%
LG K9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.3 - 1.6, n=9)
1.5 fps ∼12% +15%
Average of class Smartphone (1.3 - 60, n=305)
12.5 fps ∼100% +862%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
2.6 fps ∼21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
11 fps ∼88% +323%
Gigaset GS180
3.5 fps ∼28% +35%
LG K9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.6 - 3.6, n=9)
3.22 fps ∼26% +24%
Average of class Smartphone (2.6 - 110, n=307)
12.5 fps ∼100% +381%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
0.72 fps ∼8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
2.7 fps ∼32% +275%
LG K9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.72 - 0.91, n=9)
0.846 fps ∼10% +18%
Average of class Smartphone (0.72 - 35, n=237)
8.55 fps ∼100% +1088%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Go
1.1 fps ∼14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
5.6 fps ∼72% +409%
LG K9
fps ∼0% -100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.1 - 1.7, n=9)
1.456 fps ∼19% +32%
Average of class Smartphone (1.1 - 50, n=240)
7.82 fps ∼100% +611%

Legend

 
Wiko View Go Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Gigaset GS180 Mediatek MT6737, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG K9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909, Qualcomm Adreno 304, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
BQ Aquaris U2 lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Qualcomm Adreno 308, 16 GB eMMC Flash

The View Go is mid-table in the browser benchmarks, achieving values that are at a reasonable level for a device of this price category. Browsing with the Wiko smartphone turns out to be fast, but occasionally it takes a little longer to load media contents.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 224, n=374)
33.3 Points ∼100% +111%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite (Chrome 67)
18.689 Points ∼56% +19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime (Chrome 67)
17.549 Points ∼53% +11%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (15.4 - 18.1, n=9)
16.8 Points ∼50% +7%
Wiko View Go (Chrome 67)
15.769 Points ∼47%
Gigaset GS180 (Chrome 67)
13.815 Points ∼41% -12%
LG K9 (Chrome 67)
10.957 Points ∼33% -31%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 35255, n=510)
4991 Points ∼100% +85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime (Chrome 67)
3293 Points ∼66% +22%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite (Chrome 67)
3289 Points ∼66% +22%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2692 - 3202, n=9)
3006 Points ∼60% +12%
Wiko View Go (Chrome 67)
2692 Points ∼54%
Gigaset GS180 (Chrome 67)
2426 Points ∼49% -10%
LG K9 (Chrome 67)
1949 Points ∼39% -28%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Gigaset GS180 (Chrome 67)
19297.4 ms * ∼100% -6%
LG K9 (Chrome 67)
19236.6 ms * ∼100% -6%
Wiko View Go (Chrome 67)
18153.5 ms * ∼94%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (15713 - 18154, n=9)
16863 ms * ∼87% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime (Chrome 67)
13586.4 ms * ∼70% +25%
BQ Aquaris U2 lite (Chrome 67)
12815 ms * ∼66% +29%
Average of class Smartphone (718 - 59466, n=529)
11924 ms * ∼62% +34%

* ... smaller is better

Users of the Wiko View Go have access to a 16 GB eMMC flash memory, out of which slightly more than 10 GB is free to be used. Compared to other benchmark devices, the View Go memory can compete with most comparable devices and places the Wiko smartphone in the middle of our ranking.

Memory can be expanded by up to 128 GB via the internal microSD card reader. The card reader achieves good values with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 memory card, and can also compete with more expensive smartphones.

Wiko View GoXiaomi Redmi Note 5A PrimeGigaset GS180LG K9BQ Aquaris U2 liteAverage 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
34%
-27%
-21%
6%
-36%
-4%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
60.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
59.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
63.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
36.9 (6.38 - 65.4, n=107)
-39%
43.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=288)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
79.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
79.33 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
84 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
55.6 (10.8 - 87.7, n=107)
-30%
62.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=288)
-21%
Random Write 4KB
11.95
17.15
44%
9.73
-19%
7.47
-37%
7.9
-34%
7.3 (0.49 - 37.9, n=221)
-39%
13.6 (0.14 - 164, n=567)
14%
Random Read 4KB
36.05
47.87
33%
12.5
-65%
11.38
-68%
44.3
23%
19.8 (2.49 - 61.7, n=221)
-45%
34.9 (1.59 - 173, n=567)
-3%
Sequential Write 256KB
60.72
120.33
98%
67.25
11%
75.19
24%
75.9
25%
41.1 (8.74 - 97.6, n=221)
-32%
73.3 (2.99 - 228, n=567)
21%
Sequential Read 256KB
235.44
287.13
22%
154.12
-35%
131.94
-44%
251.7
7%
157 (9.66 - 294, n=221)
-33%
214 (12.1 - 832, n=567)
-9%

Games - Wiko smartphone for casual games

The PowerVR-GE8100 graphics unit which is built into the Wiko View Go is only suitable for simple games with low 3D performance requirements. For more sophisticated games you have to expect long loading times or you have to make do with low graphics settings. For example, we were able to start the game “Arena of Valor”, but it crashed already in the party selection. The slightly older “Dead Trigger 2”, on the other hand, ran smoothly.

Hardware requirements also affect control of the games. The response of the position sensor is slightly delayed, which also needs to be taken into account when playing games where this is used.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2

Emissions - Decent speaker in Wiko View Go

Temperature

Surface temperatures of the Wiko View Go are around 38 °C (~100 °F) during idle and can rise to 44 °C (~111 °F) under load. The phone feels very warm, but can be easily held in your hand at any time. We therefore do not expect any limitations in the Wiko View Go due to high temperatures.

Max. Load
 44.2 °C
112 F
39.9 °C
104 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
 43 °C
109 F
39.5 °C
103 F
40.3 °C
105 F
 
 42.2 °C
108 F
39.3 °C
103 F
39 °C
102 F
 
Maximum: 44.2 °C = 112 F
Average: 40.8 °C = 105 F
38 °C
100 F
40.6 °C
105 F
44.7 °C
112 F
37.9 °C
100 F
40 °C
104 F
43.6 °C
110 F
38.2 °C
101 F
40.1 °C
104 F
41.3 °C
106 F
Maximum: 44.7 °C = 112 F
Average: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Power Supply (max.)  44.2 °C = 112 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
Heat map - front
Heat map - front
Heat map - back
Heat map - back

Speaker

The Wiko View Go speaker has a moderate volume, but it is loud enough to cover up the surrounding noises. The mids in particular are pronounced, and everything above slightly drops off. Lows are not available. The speaker can be used for occasional playback, but the included stereo headset offers a better alternative. The sound is much more balanced and the volume is higher.

Plugs engage firmly in the 3.5mm audio jack, which does not have a negative effect on audio transmission.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.134.42537.636.13135.930.44028.126.25028.625.16327.822.78029.821.810030.420.912522.218.916023.924.32002032.225019.438.131517.24140016.447.350016.549.263015.157.180015.162.4100014.667.6125014.469160013.767.8200012.365.4250012.162.6315011.861.3400011.760.5500011.759.3630011.658.6800011.656.31000011.554.21250011.548.41600011.640.1SPL71.366.356.725.975.7N24.316.810.40.832.1median 14.4Wiko View Gomedian 56.3Delta3.31133.932.828.434.836.130.830.928.730.630.922.227.124.924.824.422.923.526.220.321.119.820.518.221.217.42716.634.417.142.615.949.115.960.815.968.516.774.41676.815.972.716.274.316.473.31772.416.574.416.476.316.678.61776.916.569.616.955.528.6861.158.3median 16.6LG K9median 68.51.619.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Wiko View Go audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (28.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 84% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

LG K9 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 45.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 13.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (13% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (36.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 96% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 3% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 97% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 2% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management - Smartphone with long battery life

Power Consumption

The Wiko View Go is a relatively low-energy consuming smartphone, which slightly stands out compared to other devices in the same price range. Although other phones have a power consumption of below 1.2 watts in idle, they are well above the 3.5 watts that we measured under load.

The included charger output is rated at 7.75 watts and is thus sufficient to charge the Wiko View Go.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.4 / 1.7 / 2 Watt
Load midlight 2.8 / 3.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Wiko View Go
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
3080 mAh
Gigaset GS180
3000 mAh
LG K9
2500 mAh
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
3100 mAh
Average Mediatek MT6739
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-48%
-12%
-22%
2%
-52%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
1.4
1.8
-29%
0.75
46%
0.54
61%
1.2
14%
1.622 (0.87 - 2.8, n=10)
-16%
0.876 (0.2 - 3.4, n=594)
37%
Idle Average *
1.7
2.4
-41%
1.88
-11%
2.09
-23%
1.5
12%
2.24 (1.64 - 3.5, n=10)
-32%
1.712 (0.6 - 6.2, n=593)
-1%
Idle Maximum *
2
2.9
-45%
1.92
4%
2.2
-10%
1.7
15%
3.01 (1.68 - 6.3, n=10)
-51%
1.98 (0.74 - 6.6, n=594)
1%
Load Average *
2.8
4
-43%
4.35
-55%
4.93
-76%
3
-7%
5.02 (2.8 - 7, n=10)
-79%
4.02 (0.8 - 10.8, n=588)
-44%
Load Maximum *
3.5
6.3
-80%
5.02
-43%
5.68
-62%
4.3
-23%
6.39 (3.5 - 11.9, n=10)
-83%
5.66 (1.2 - 14.2, n=588)
-62%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our Wi-Fi test, the Wiko View Go achieves a very good runtime of over 16 hours. Thus, the Wiko smartphone can leave the competition clearly behind.

The runtime can also be increased through an exchangeable battery. Alternatively, the View Go is fully charged with the included charger after about two hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 26min
Wiko View Go
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
3080 mAh
Gigaset GS180
3000 mAh
LG K9
2500 mAh
BQ Aquaris U2 lite
3100 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
986
647
-34%
500
-49%
351
-64%
639
-35%

Pros

+ removable battery
+ high-contrast display
+ long battery life
+ Dual SIM and memory expansion

Cons

- unreliable GPS
- highly reflective screen

Verdict – low-priced Wiko smartphone without GPS

Review: Wiko View Go. Test device provided by: Wiko Germany.
Review: Wiko View Go. Test device provided by: Wiko Germany.

In our review, the Wiko View Go turns out to be a simple smartphone for users with low hardware requirements. Everyday apps work without problems, and since you can expand the memory with an SD card, there is also enough memory for your own data. The replaceable battery and Dual SIM functionality are additional assets.

The Wiko View Go is an affordable smartphone for everyday use and offers a removable battery, but is not recommended to be used for GPS applications.

A major flaw however, is the error-prone GPS. Since we were not able to record the traveled distance in our test, it is also unlikely that a navigation software and the like works reliably on the View Go. However, for users who can do without it, the Wiko smartphone is worth considering. The low price can also help in the decision-making process.

Wiko View Go - 08/22/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
71%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
77%
Connectivity
34 / 60 → 57%
Weight
93%
Battery
100%
Display
81%
Games Performance
5 / 63 → 9%
Application Performance
19 / 70 → 27%
Temperature
84%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
41%
Average
64%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-09- 1 (Update: 2018-09- 8)