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Wiko View Lite Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 08/15/2018

Worry stone. The Wiko View Lite features an ergonomic design and is well-suited for small hands, thanks to its small size. In this review, we examine the performance of the View Lite and compare it to the competition.

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Wiko View Lite

The French manufacturer Wiko not only offers smartphones in different price segments, but also pays special attention to the needs of the users when it comes to the size of the smartphones. The Wiko View Max and the Wiko View 2 Pro are the largest devices that the French smartphone maker offers. Both devices come with a 6-inch screen. Our current review device has a 5.45-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and therefore is well-suited for small hands.

The Wiko View Lite costs approximately 160 Euros ($181). For this money, you will get a MediaTek MT6739 SoC with the PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. There is plenty of competition in this price range. This is why we will compare the Wiko View Lite to other similarly-priced smartphones. The competing devices include: The Gigaset GS185, Alcatel’s 3V, the Nokia 3.1 and BQ’s Aquaris U2.

Wiko View Lite (View Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.45 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11.56 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, magnetic sensor, gyroscope, proximity sesnor
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 Cat.4 (B1 (2100)/ B3 (1800)/ B7 (2600)/ B8 (900)/ B20 (800)), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 149.4 x 70.7 ( = 0.33 x 5.88 x 2.78 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 27 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 17 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 337 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, MicroUSB cable, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-value (head): 0.51 W/kg, SAR-value (body): 1.38 W/kg, fanless
Weight
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
160 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case – The Wiko View Lite has a colorful case

The Wiko View Lite has a rigid plastic case, which comes in the following color schemes: Gold, Black and Red. The case is well-built and very comfortable to hold in the hand. Tiny indentations on the sides and the back give the smartphone a stylish look. The physical buttons are located on the left side. These buttons do not wobble. The Nano SIM/MicroSD card slot is also very robust. The fingerprint sensor and the main camera are located on the back of the device.

Size Comparison

Connectivity – The Wiko smartphone comes with an entry-level SoC

Buyers of the Wiko View Lite get a smartphone with the MediaTek MT6739 SoC and the PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit. 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash memory round off the package. All in all, the Wiko View Lite is a cheap mid-range smartphone. The storage space can be expanded by up to 128 GB with the help of a MicroSD card. Those who do not need additional storage space can put a second Nano SIM card in the smartphone instead.

Data can be transferred via a wired connection with the help of the Micro-USB port, which operates at USB 2.0 speeds. Headsets and speakers can be connected to the device through the 3.5-mm audio jack or Bluetooth 4.2.

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Software – The Wiko smartphone features stock Android

The Wiko View Lite runs Android Oreo 8.1. The security patches were last updated on February 5 2018. The manufacturer has not made any serious changes to the user interface. Besides a few preinstalled apps from Wiko, there is also the “Smart Left Page” feature, which is an integral component of the software. This provides users with all the relevant notifications and information on a separate home screen. The number of third-party apps is also manageable. Here, we only encountered the Facebook application in the app drawer, which can only be disabled. It cannot be uninstalled.

Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite
Software Wiko View Lite

Communication and GPS – The Wiko smartphone has slow Wi-Fi

The Wiko View Lite can operate in most mobile networks. It supports the following mobile communication standards: GSM, 3G and LTE. The LTE module operates at Category 4 speeds (download: 150 Mb/s, upload: 50 Mb/s). The Wiko View Lite also features support for the IEEE-802.11 standards b, g and n and Bluetooth 4.2.

The Wi-Fi performance of the Wiko View Lite is below average. With 10 Mb/s, the Wiko smartphone takes last place in our comparison chart. The Wi-Fi is fast enough for casual Internet browsing. However, streaming video or downloading large chunks of data is going to be problematic.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris U2
Adreno 505, 435, 32 GB eMMC Flash
248 MBit/s ∼100% +4103%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=310)
212 MBit/s ∼85% +3493%
Nokia 3.1
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750N, 16 GB eMMC Flash
112 MBit/s ∼45% +1798%
Alcatel 3V
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
93.4 MBit/s ∼38% +1483%
Gigaset GS185
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
54.7 MBit/s ∼22% +827%
Wiko View Lite
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5.9 MBit/s ∼2%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
BQ Aquaris U2
Adreno 505, 435, 32 GB eMMC Flash
251 MBit/s ∼100% +2570%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=310)
206 MBit/s ∼82% +2091%
Nokia 3.1
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750N, 16 GB eMMC Flash
100 MBit/s ∼40% +964%
Alcatel 3V
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
96.5 MBit/s ∼38% +927%
Gigaset GS185
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
53.7 MBit/s ∼21% +471%
Wiko View Lite
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 MBit/s ∼4%
GPS Test outside
GPS Test outside
GPS Test inside
GPS Test inside

We use the app called "GPS Test" to determine how good the Wiko smartphone is at geo-location. Outdoors, the Wiko View Lite exhibits a margin of error of 2 meters (~6 ft). Indoors, our review device fails to establish a satellite connection.

On our compulsory bike ride, the Wiko View Lite proves to be quite accurate when compared to our reference-grade navigator Garmin Edge 520. However, some narrow turns are not registered properly and there are a few minor deviations from our actual route. Nevertheless, the Wiko View Lite is more than suitable for casual navigation.

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Wiko View Lite
GPS Wiko View Lite
GPS Wiko View Lite
GPS Wiko View Lite
GPS Wiko View Lite
GPS Wiko View Lite

Telephony and Call Quality – The Wiko smartphone with decent call quality

The Wiko View Lite comes with the standard Android phone app. Therefore, dialing numbers and looking up contacts is easy. When talking on the phone, neither our call partner nor we had any difficulty understanding each other. The microphone does a good job of suppressing ambient noise. However, the maximum volume could have been somewhat higher, because background noise can sometimes hamper understanding.

Cameras – The selfie cam in the Wiko View Lite

Selfie
Selfie

The Wiko View Lite has two cameras: The 13 MP rear-facing camera and the 16 MP front-facing camera. The latter takes good selfies, which are slightly blurry. Under normal lighting conditions, the colors look good and the contrast is also acceptable. A number of effects can be applied to the images before you take them, such as Gaussian blur, depth of field and many others.

The main camera of the Wiko View Lite does not blow out highlights. However, there is a noticeable loss of detail in darker areas. Panoramic shots seem washed-out and unevenly lit. Nevertheless, the contours of very distant objects are still recognizable. The camera of the Wiko View Lite does better when taking pictures of objects in close proximity. Here, the objects in darker areas of the image are still difficult to make out, but the overall detail reproduction and sharpness are quite good. The objects are very hard to recognize in shots taken in low-light conditions. They almost completely disappear. The Wiko View Lite cannot take sharp photos in poorly-lit environments. In Pro mode, the following camera settings can be adjusted: Saturation, brightness, white balance, ISO sensitivity and the manual focus.

Videos taken with the Wiko View Lite appear washed-out and suffer from the same problems as the photos. Moreover, the videos are also very shaky because the Wiko smartphone does not support video stabilization.

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

We use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport to evaluate the color reproduction of the Wiko View Lite’s camera. Here, the main issue revolves around brightness: Dark colors look too dim and bright colors appear overblown. Pastel colors are most affected here. In addition, the white is afflicted by a grayish haze.

Our test chart, which we photograph under controlled lighting conditions, is well reproduced. Contours and details at the edges are easy to recognize. However, the image is too dim.

Shot of the test chart
Test chart - details

Accessories and Warranty – The Wiko smartphone comes with a 2-year warranty.

The box includes a USB charger with an appropriate USB cable, a SIM card removal tool and a stereo headset. Wiko does not offer any accessories for the View Lite. Therefore, additional accessories can only be purchased from third-party manufacturers.

The Wiko View Lite features a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices and Handling – The Wiko smartphone has a good touchscreen

Google’s GBoard serves as the default keyboard. Therefore, typing messages and emails is very easy. The touchscreen reacts reliably and promptly to all inputs. The drag-and-drop functionality works very well, because the touchscreen has a smooth surface. However, the motion sensor responds to inputs with a delay. This is why the smartphone does not change the screen orientation right away. 

The fingerprint sensor on the back is fast and reliable, which is why it is a good alternative to a pattern or a password for unlocking the smartphone.

Display - The Wiko smartphone has a bright display

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The Wiko View Lite features a 5.45-inch IPS panel. It has a native resolution of 1440x720, which is perfectly normal for a device in this price range. The Wiko View Lite beats all other competing devices when it comes to brightness. Our review device comes with a somewhat uneven brightness distribution of 89%. This should not have any negative impact on day-to-day use. However, PWM flickering can have negative implications for susceptible individuals. The display flickers at a frequency of 96 Hz at 20% brightness and below.

503
cd/m²
512
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
514
cd/m²
524
cd/m²
482
cd/m²
514
cd/m²
512
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 524 cd/m² Average: 499.1 cd/m² Minimum: 20.6 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 524 cd/m²
Contrast: 873:1 (Black: 0.6 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.75 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 4.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
89.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.248
Wiko View Lite
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Gigaset GS185
IPS, 1440x720, 5.5
Alcatel 3V
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Nokia 3.1
IPS, 1440x720, 5.2
BQ Aquaris U2
LCD IPS, 1280x720, 5.2
Screen
-21%
6%
8%
-1%
Brightness middle
524
426
-19%
473
-10%
506
-3%
392
-25%
Brightness
499
412
-17%
462
-7%
490
-2%
390
-22%
Brightness Distribution
89
86
-3%
90
1%
93
4%
84
-6%
Black Level *
0.6
0.7
-17%
0.28
53%
0.24
60%
0.37
38%
Contrast
873
609
-30%
1689
93%
2108
141%
1059
21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.75
5.3
-12%
4.95
-4%
6.4
-35%
4.88
-3%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.45
10.2
-21%
12.1
-43%
11.1
-31%
10.23
-21%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.3
6.3
-47%
5.8
-35%
7.5
-74%
3.9
9%
Gamma
2.248 98%
2.4 92%
2.27 97%
2.2 100%
2.044 108%
CCT
7261 90%
8073 81%
7779 84%
8643 75%
6819 95%

* ... 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 96 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 96 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 96 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 8910 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The contrast ratio of our review device is quite mediocre (873:1) and the black value is also quite high (0.6 cd/m²). This is why the images look washed-out and the colors are hard to tell apart. Moreover, the blacks do not look deep and appear quite grayish. The smartphone also suffers from a bluish cast. All in all, the Wiko smartphone takes a middle spot in our comparison chart. The only smartphone it can beat in terms of the contrast ratio and brightness is the Gigaset GS185.

CalMAN: Color accuracy
CalMAN: Color accuracy
CalMAN: Color-space coverage
CalMAN: Color-space coverage
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
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
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 9 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. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Outside, the display of the Wiko View Light is usable. The brightness is high enough to be able to read the screen content even on sunny days. However, the screen becomes almost unreadable in direct sunlight. Reflections can also make reading the screen content very difficult.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel of the Wiko View Lite has very stable viewing angles. Therefore, the screen content is legible from any angle. This is why the Wiko smartphone can be used from unusual positions, as long as there are no reflections on the screen.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Smartphone for simple tasks

The Wiko View Lite comes with the MediaTek MT6739 SoC and the PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit. Moreover, the Wiko smartphone is equipped with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC storage. This is why it is powerful enough for the smooth operation of Android and can also run most simple apps.

The benchmark results are quite average. All in all, the Wiko View Lite performs just as well as other smartphones with the same SoC. The more expensive devices can beat the Wiko smartphone in almost every benchmark. However, in everyday use, our review device performs quite well. Applications open fast and operate smoothly.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
34225 Points ∼45%
Gigaset GS185
37339 Points ∼49% +9%
Alcatel 3V
36177 Points ∼47% +6%
Nokia 3.1
43987 Points ∼58% +29%
BQ Aquaris U2
44219 Points ∼58% +29%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (30702 - 38060, n=10)
34317 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 254229, n=393)
76449 Points ∼100% +123%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
43387 Points ∼37%
Gigaset GS185
45092 Points ∼38% +4%
Alcatel 3V
Points ∼0% -100%
BQ Aquaris U2
56672 Points ∼48% +31%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (26874 - 46930, n=10)
42294 Points ∼36% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=171)
117893 Points ∼100% +172%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
3068 Points ∼67%
Gigaset GS185
3229 Points ∼71% +5%
Alcatel 3V
2981 Points ∼66% -3%
Nokia 3.1
3138 Points ∼69% +2%
BQ Aquaris U2
3744 Points ∼82% +22%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2630 - 3320, n=11)
2412 Points ∼53% -21%
Average of class Smartphone (3146 - 9868, n=256)
4551 Points ∼100% +48%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
4310 Points ∼87%
Gigaset GS185
3961 Points ∼80% -8%
Alcatel 3V
3902 Points ∼79% -9%
Nokia 3.1
3885 Points ∼78% -10%
BQ Aquaris U2
4786 Points ∼97% +11%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4147 - 4711, n=8)
3241 Points ∼65% -25%
Average of class Smartphone (4058 - 13531, n=424)
4956 Points ∼100% +15%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
10 Points ∼1%
Gigaset GS185
632 Points ∼91% +6220%
Alcatel 3V
10 Points ∼1% 0%
Nokia 3.1
671 Points ∼96% +6610%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7 - 591, n=10)
67.7 Points ∼10% +577%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=500)
697 Points ∼100% +6870%
Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
186 Points ∼11%
Gigaset GS185
440 Points ∼25% +137%
Alcatel 3V
382 Points ∼22% +105%
Nokia 3.1
499 Points ∼29% +168%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (18 - 188, n=10)
155 Points ∼9% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=500)
1735 Points ∼100% +833%
Memory (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
494 Points ∼40%
Gigaset GS185
617 Points ∼50% +25%
Alcatel 3V
322 Points ∼26% -35%
Nokia 3.1
1033 Points ∼83% +109%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (431 - 1034, n=10)
770 Points ∼62% +56%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 6283, n=500)
1243 Points ∼100% +152%
System (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
1342 Points ∼53%
Gigaset GS185
1217 Points ∼49% -9%
Alcatel 3V
1271 Points ∼51% -5%
Nokia 3.1
2097 Points ∼84% +56%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1113 - 1526, n=10)
1303 Points ∼52% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=500)
2509 Points ∼100% +87%
Overall (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
186 Points ∼15%
Gigaset GS185
676 Points ∼54% +263%
Alcatel 3V
197 Points ∼16% +6%
Nokia 3.1
923 Points ∼74% +396%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (162 - 637, n=10)
239 Points ∼19% +28%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=504)
1253 Points ∼100% +574%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
1301 Points ∼29%
Gigaset GS185
1460 Points ∼32% +12%
Alcatel 3V
1270 Points ∼28% -2%
Nokia 3.1
1908 Points ∼42% +47%
BQ Aquaris U2
1782 Points ∼40% +37%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1125 - 1451, n=9)
1166 Points ∼26% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 21070, n=198)
4508 Points ∼100% +247%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
1846 Points ∼43%
Gigaset GS185
1871 Points ∼44% +1%
Alcatel 3V
1833 Points ∼43% -1%
Nokia 3.1
2645 Points ∼62% +43%
BQ Aquaris U2
2407 Points ∼56% +30%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1418 - 1852, n=10)
1571 Points ∼37% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=248)
4298 Points ∼100% +133%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
653 Points ∼52%
Gigaset GS185
683 Points ∼54% +5%
Alcatel 3V
647 Points ∼51% -1%
Nokia 3.1
665 Points ∼52% +2%
BQ Aquaris U2
651 Points ∼51% 0%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (579 - 665, n=10)
569 Points ∼45% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=249)
1267 Points ∼100% +94%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
585 Points ∼36%
Alcatel 3V
857 Points ∼52% +46%
Nokia 3.1
1144 Points ∼70% +96%
BQ Aquaris U2
1150 Points ∼70% +97%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (549 - 589, n=11)
504 Points ∼31% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (2281 - 4216, n=352)
1642 Points ∼100% +181%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
83 Points ∼7%
Alcatel 3V
130 Points ∼11% +57%
Nokia 3.1
150 Points ∼13% +81%
BQ Aquaris U2
262 Points ∼22% +216%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (69 - 92, n=11)
71.3 Points ∼6% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (815 - 5241, n=352)
1186 Points ∼100% +1329%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
103 Points ∼9%
Alcatel 3V
160 Points ∼14% +55%
Nokia 3.1
186 Points ∼16% +81%
BQ Aquaris U2
316 Points ∼28% +207%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (86 - 113, n=11)
88.1 Points ∼8% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (951 - 4734, n=360)
1134 Points ∼100% +1001%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
574 Points ∼37%
Gigaset GS185
867 Points ∼56% +51%
Alcatel 3V
896 Points ∼58% +56%
Nokia 3.1
1099 Points ∼71% +91%
BQ Aquaris U2
1174 Points ∼76% +105%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (445 - 620, n=11)
544 Points ∼35% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 4215, n=385)
1538 Points ∼100% +168%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
125 Points ∼8%
Gigaset GS185
54 Points ∼3% -57%
Alcatel 3V
173 Points ∼11% +38%
Nokia 3.1
103 Points ∼6% -18%
BQ Aquaris U2
534 Points ∼33% +327%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (102 - 148, n=11)
124 Points ∼8% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (46 - 8312, n=385)
1627 Points ∼100% +1202%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
151 Points ∼11%
Gigaset GS185
68 Points ∼5% -55%
Alcatel 3V
211 Points ∼15% +40%
Nokia 3.1
129 Points ∼9% -15%
BQ Aquaris U2
608 Points ∼44% +303%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (120 - 178, n=11)
148 Points ∼11% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (58 - 6454, n=393)
1384 Points ∼100% +817%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
10197 Points ∼79%
Gigaset GS185
10496 Points ∼82% +3%
Alcatel 3V
11114 Points ∼86% +9%
Nokia 3.1
10044 Points ∼78% -2%
BQ Aquaris U2
9004 Points ∼70% -12%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7103 - 10197, n=10)
9217 Points ∼72% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (3958 - 37475, n=540)
12875 Points ∼100% +26%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
3582 Points ∼20%
Gigaset GS185
5474 Points ∼30% +53%
Alcatel 3V
6006 Points ∼33% +68%
Nokia 3.1
8163 Points ∼45% +128%
BQ Aquaris U2
10261 Points ∼57% +186%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2878 - 4346, n=10)
3381 Points ∼19% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 162695, n=540)
17971 Points ∼100% +402%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
4185 Points ∼28%
Gigaset GS185
6125 Points ∼41% +46%
Alcatel 3V
6689 Points ∼44% +60%
Nokia 3.1
8517 Points ∼56% +104%
BQ Aquaris U2
9952 Points ∼66% +138%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (3395 - 4203, n=10)
3857 Points ∼26% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=541)
15098 Points ∼100% +261%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
6 fps ∼19%
Gigaset GS185
7.6 fps ∼24% +27%
Alcatel 3V
11 fps ∼35% +83%
Nokia 3.1
13 fps ∼42% +117%
BQ Aquaris U2
25 fps ∼80% +317%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.9 - 6.1, n=11)
5.61 fps ∼18% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=565)
31.3 fps ∼100% +422%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
9.6 fps ∼39%
Gigaset GS185
13 fps ∼52% +35%
Alcatel 3V
11 fps ∼44% +15%
Nokia 3.1
20 fps ∼80% +108%
BQ Aquaris U2
18 fps ∼72% +88%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (8.2 - 10, n=11)
9.23 fps ∼37% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=568)
24.9 fps ∼100% +159%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
2.7 fps ∼16%
Gigaset GS185
2.8 fps ∼17% +4%
Alcatel 3V
4.3 fps ∼26% +59%
Nokia 3.1
5.5 fps ∼33% +104%
BQ Aquaris U2
15 fps ∼89% +456%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.2 - 2.8, n=10)
2.56 fps ∼15% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 132, n=487)
16.8 fps ∼100% +522%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
5.4 fps ∼34%
Gigaset GS185
5.6 fps ∼35% +4%
Alcatel 3V
4.1 fps ∼26% -24%
Nokia 3.1
10 fps ∼63% +85%
BQ Aquaris U2
7.6 fps ∼48% +41%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.4 - 5.7, n=11)
5.13 fps ∼32% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 115, n=490)
16 fps ∼100% +196%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
1.6 fps ∼11%
Alcatel 3V
2.5 fps ∼17% +56%
Nokia 3.1
3.6 fps ∼25% +125%
BQ Aquaris U2
4.9 fps ∼34% +206%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.3 - 1.6, n=11)
1.491 fps ∼10% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 88, n=349)
14.3 fps ∼100% +794%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
3.4 fps ∼24%
Alcatel 3V
2.5 fps ∼18% -26%
Nokia 3.1
7.8 fps ∼56% +129%
BQ Aquaris U2
11 fps ∼79% +224%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.6 - 3.6, n=11)
3.2 fps ∼23% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (9.8 - 110, n=352)
13.9 fps ∼100% +309%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
0.89 fps ∼9%
Alcatel 3V
fps ∼0% -100%
Nokia 3.1
2 fps ∼20% +125%
BQ Aquaris U2
2.4 fps ∼24% +170%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.72 - 0.91, n=10)
0.849 fps ∼9% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (6.3 - 54, n=280)
9.86 fps ∼100% +1008%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Lite
1.5 fps ∼17%
Alcatel 3V
fps ∼0% -100%
Nokia 3.1
4.1 fps ∼46% +173%
BQ Aquaris U2
5.6 fps ∼63% +273%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.1 - 1.7, n=10)
1.46 fps ∼16% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 58, n=283)
8.89 fps ∼100% +493%

Legend

 
Wiko View Lite Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Gigaset GS185 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Qualcomm Adreno 308, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alcatel 3V Mediatek MT8735, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia 3.1 Mediatek MT6750N, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
BQ Aquaris U2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The results of the browser benchmarks show our review device bringing up the rear. Nevertheless, the Wiko smartphone still provides a nice Internet-browsing experience. However, the poor Wi-Fi performance of the Wiko View Lite only becomes apparent when you try to download large files or stream videos.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=423)
36.7 Points ∼100% +108%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
18.324 Points ∼50% +4%
Nokia 3.1 (Chrome 67)
18.015 Points ∼49% +2%
BQ Aquaris U2 (Chrome 67)
17.895 Points ∼49% +2%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
17.765 Points ∼48% +1%
Wiko View Lite (Chrome 67)
17.626 Points ∼48%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (13.4 - 18.1, n=11)
16.5 Points ∼45% -6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=559)
5558 Points ∼100% +74%
BQ Aquaris U2 (Chrome 67)
3314 Points ∼60% +3%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
3312 Points ∼60% +3%
Nokia 3.1 (Chrome 67)
3274 Points ∼59% +2%
Wiko View Lite (Chrome 67)
3202 Points ∼58%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
3084 Points ∼55% -4%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2093 - 3202, n=11)
2884 Points ∼52% -10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average Mediatek MT6739 (15713 - 18154, n=11)
16782 ms * ∼100% -7%
Wiko View Lite (Chrome 67)
15712.7 ms * ∼94%
Nokia 3.1 (Chrome 67)
14115.5 ms * ∼84% +10%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
13666.4 ms * ∼81% +13%
BQ Aquaris U2 (Chrome 67)
13564 ms * ∼81% +14%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
13199.3 ms * ∼79% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=579)
11477 ms * ∼68% +27%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (91 - 362, n=284)
111 Points ∼100%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
79 Points ∼71%
Nokia 3.1 (Chrome 67)
78 Points ∼70%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
64 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (52 - 63, n=2)
57.5 Points ∼52%

* ... smaller is better

In the memory benchmarks, the Wiko View Lite performs just as well as other smartphones in this price range. When it comes to the read and write rates, there are considerable differences between our review device and the competition. For example, the Wiko smartphone is faster than the Alcatel 3V, but is slower than the BQ Aquaris U2.

The internal memory of the Wiko View Lite can be expanded by up to 128 GB with the help of a MicroSD card. With our reference-grade MicroSD card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the Wiko smartphone performs about as well as the rest of the competition. 

Wiko View LiteGigaset GS185Alcatel 3VNokia 3.1BQ Aquaris U2Average 16 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
2%
-29%
7%
43%
-30%
18%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
59.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
11.92 (Kingston 32GB)
-81%
59.84 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-3%
61.62 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
37.2 (6.38 - 65.4, n=111)
-40%
45.7 (3.4 - 87.1, n=322)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
21.38 (Kingston 32GB)
-74%
77.17 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-5%
79.38 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
55.9 (10.8 - 87.7, n=111)
-31%
64 (8.2 - 96.5, n=322)
-21%
Random Write 4KB
11.05
9.05
-18%
10.38
-6%
9.2
-17%
8.87
-20%
7.34 (0.49 - 37.9, n=226)
-34%
16.1 (0.14 - 164, n=608)
46%
Random Read 4KB
27.35
31.71
16%
24.8
-9%
48.62
78%
46.87
71%
20 (2.49 - 61.7, n=226)
-27%
38.3 (1.59 - 173, n=608)
40%
Sequential Write 256KB
44.45
45.54
2%
47.35
7%
35.26
-21%
137.7
210%
41.5 (8.74 - 97.6, n=226)
-7%
79.8 (2.99 - 246, n=608)
80%
Sequential Read 256KB
253.17
275.68
9%
219.41
-13%
281.54
11%
253.5
0%
158 (9.66 - 294, n=226)
-38%
230 (12.1 - 895, n=608)
-9%

Gaming – The Wiko smartphone for games

The Wiko View Lite can run simple 3D games. Demanding titles are only playable on low settings and the loading times in such titles are quite long. 

The games that we tested, such as "Arena of Valor"and "Dead Trigger 2", ran without any problems. However, there are certain limitations when it comes to online gaming due to the poor Wi-Fi performance. The touchscreen works reliably during long gaming sessions. The motion sensor does not respond to inputs right away, which makes playing games that use it difficult.

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

Emissions – Wiko smartphone with a good speaker

Temperature

The Wiko View Lite does not become hot. When idle, the surface temperatures hover around 30 °C (~86 °F). Under load, the temperatures reach up to 45 °C (~113°F). This is why the device feels very warm in the hand, but it never feels hot. The high temperatures have no negative effect on performance.

Max. Load
 44.2 °C
112 F
40.2 °C
104 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
 43.3 °C
110 F
40.1 °C
104 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 42.4 °C
108 F
39.7 °C
103 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
Maximum: 44.2 °C = 112 F
Average: 40.9 °C = 106 F
38.7 °C
102 F
40.9 °C
106 F
45.3 °C
114 F
38.9 °C
102 F
40.6 °C
105 F
43.8 °C
111 F
39.2 °C
103 F
40.9 °C
106 F
42.5 °C
109 F
Maximum: 45.3 °C = 114 F
Average: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Power Supply (max.)  46.6 °C = 116 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.2 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.3 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 34.2 °C / 94 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.8 °C / 93 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
Heat distribution - front
Heat distribution - front
Heat distribution - back
Heat distribution - back

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

The speaker of the Wiko View Lite can be used to listen to music or other media content. The maximum volume is high enough for the Wiko smartphone to be able to fill a quiet room with sound. The mids are very well-reproduced, the highs are below their normal levels and the lows are mostly missing. The Wiko smartphone works well in speaker mode. However, the included stereo headset is a much better alternative for talking on the phone than the speaker. The Wiko smartphone supports noise cancelation, and it also has a high overall volume.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.138.52537.6333135.930.44028.127.65028.626.16327.822.58029.822.210030.42112522.218.116023.920.72002028.325019.43531517.241.540016.451.950016.555.163015.16080015.162.4100014.668.1125014.469.9160013.769.1200012.366.2250012.163.3315011.862.8400011.760.3500011.758.8630011.658.3800011.655.71000011.5541250011.552.41600011.637.5SPL62.258.757.971.366.356.725.976.6N13.611.811.324.316.810.40.833.7median 14.4median 55.7Delta3.311.835.243.432.939.137.24531.741.439.640.128.333.227.334.526.932.926.7322433.120.938.420.940.119.541.418.549.417.555.317.559.215.762.115.862.816.661.415.860.915.463.615.566.3166615.871.71674.616.373.316.366.116.265.216.46516.450.728.680.41.142.5median 16.4median 61.42.110hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseWiko View LiteGigaset GS185
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Wiko View Lite audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.2% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (29.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 80% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Gigaset GS185 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.1% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 50% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 29% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life – The Wiko View Lite lasts for 10 hours

Energy Consumption

According to our measurements, the Wiko smartphone has a slightly elevated power draw when idle. With 1.2 watts when idle and 6.4 watts under load, the Wiko View Lite is no power hog. However, other smartphones in this price range are considerably more energy-efficient. 

The included 7.5-watt charger provides the Wiko smartphone with enough power. The 3000-mAh battery takes approximately 2 hours to recharge.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.6 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.2 / 2 / 3.2 Watt
Load midlight 5.2 / 6.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Wiko View Lite
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS185
4000 mAh
Alcatel 3V
3000 mAh
Nokia 3.1
2990 mAh
BQ Aquaris U2
3100 mAh
Average Mediatek MT6739
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
34%
-2%
33%
31%
-6%
22%
Idle Minimum *
1.2
0.54
55%
1.6
-33%
0.68
43%
0.8
33%
1.593 (0.87 - 2.8, n=11)
-33%
0.879 (0.2 - 3.4, n=641)
27%
Idle Average *
2
1.74
13%
1.8
10%
1.33
33%
1.4
30%
2.23 (1.64 - 3.5, n=11)
-12%
1.72 (0.6 - 6.2, n=640)
14%
Idle Maximum *
3.2
1.78
44%
2.7
16%
1.37
57%
1.9
41%
3 (1.68 - 6.3, n=11)
6%
1.998 (0.74 - 6.6, n=641)
38%
Load Average *
5.2
3.55
32%
5.5
-6%
4.02
23%
3.4
35%
4.96 (2.8 - 7, n=11)
5%
4.04 (0.8 - 10.8, n=635)
22%
Load Maximum *
6.4
4.66
27%
6.3
2%
5.89
8%
5.3
17%
6.29 (3.5 - 11.9, n=11)
2%
5.75 (1.2 - 14.2, n=635)
10%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Wiko View Lite achieves a runtime of ten hours in our practically oriented Wi-Fi test. This is a good result that puts the Wiko smartphone ahead of many competitors in this price range.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 38min
Wiko View Lite
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS185
4000 mAh
Alcatel 3V
3000 mAh
Nokia 3.1
2990 mAh
BQ Aquaris U2
3100 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
638
658
3%
341
-47%
562
-12%
686
8%

Pros

+ bright display
+ long battery life
+ ergonomic design
+ nice materials

Cons

- poor system performance
- slow Wi-Fi

Verdict – Smartphone with good battery life, but poor Wi-Fi performance

In review: Wiko View Lite. Review device provided courtesy of: Wiko Germany.
In review: Wiko View Lite. Review device provided courtesy of: Wiko Germany.

In our review, the Wiko smartphone proves to have a few slight advantages. The small size, a low weight and a good brightness represent the main highlights. The main disadvantage is the poor Wi-Fi performance, which is below average even for a smartphone with such a price tag.

The Wiko View Lite is a low-priced, easy-to-handle smartphone for simple tasks. The View Lite’s Wi-Fi performs very poorly.

Potential buyers should ask themselves whether they are going to primarily use LTE to surf the Internet and whether they are going to be happy with a smartphone that only offers enough performance for simple tasks. With the Wiko View Lite, users will get a cheap smartphone with a robust case and long battery life. Thanks to the high brightness, the display is legible even in daylight.

Wiko View Lite - 08/10/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
74%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
37 / 60 → 62%
Weight
93%
Battery
93%
Display
84%
Games Performance
7 / 63 → 10%
Application Performance
32 / 70 → 46%
Temperature
84%
Noise
100%
Audio
61 / 91 → 67%
Camera
66%
Average
68%
79%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-08-15 (Update: 2018-08-21)