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Wiko View Max Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker (translated by Marius S.), 07/30/2018

MAXimum view. For fans of bigger smartphones, Wiko has the 6-inch device View Max on offer. Featuring mid-range technology and the modern Android 8.1 operating system, it should satisfy most demands customers could make on a current phone. In our review, we determine what buyers can expect from the Wiko View Max.

Wiko View Max

With the Wiko View 2 Pro, the french manufacturer Wiko last proved that European manufacturers too, can make low-priced smartphones with good features. Our current test device has picked up on the market trend of smaller bezels and implements them in a 6-inch device. On the inside of the Wiko View Max, a Mediatek MT6739 SoC handles computing and is supported by a PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit. 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage complete the hardware configuration.

Smartphones which offer similar performance for a similar price are the competing devices of the Wiko View Max. Since many manufacturers have offerings in this segment of the market, we limit our comparison to four devices. They consist of the Honor 7C, Alcatel's 3V, the Gigaset GS185 and Motorola's Moto G6 Play.

Wiko View Max (View Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.99 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 269 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE (B1(2100)/B3(1800)/B7(2600)/B20(800)), H+/3G+/3G HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100), GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 157.8 x 75.8 ( = 0.31 x 6.21 x 2.98 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, microUSB cable, SIM needle, headset, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0,318 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1,249 W/kg, fanless
Weight
158 g ( = 5.57 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
170 Euro

 

Case - Big and light Wiko smartphone

The case of the Wiko View Max is made out of plastic and the available colors are black, gold and red. On the front, most elements have been reduced in size in order to make as much room as possible for the display. The back houses a single main camera with LED flash, a fingerprint sensor and a second speaker. The physical control elements on the right side of the device sit firmly in their respective sockets and the SIM/microSD card tray has no leeway in its slot either. Size and weight of the Wiko View Max match the average of comparable devices.

Wiko View Max
Wiko View Max
Wiko View Max
Wiko View Max
Wiko View Max
Wiko View Max
Wiko View Max

Size Comparison

Features - Wiko smartphone with dual SIM

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Wiko has equipped the View Max with a Mediatek MT6739 SoC as well as a PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit. They are complemented by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. This configuration is suitable for a phone in this price range and allows for a smooth operating Android system. The card slot to the left accomodates two nano-SIM and one microSD cards simultaneously - The internal storage can be expanded to up to 128 GB using the latter.

A MicroUSB 2.0 port is used for wired data transfer and serves as charging connection. External audio devices can be connected to the Wiko View Max not only via Bluetooth 4.2, but also the 3.5 mm audio jack.

Right: Power button, volume control
Right: Power button, volume control
Left: SIM/microSD card slot
Left: SIM/microSD card slot

Software - Wiko View Max with Android Oreo

The Wikow View Max comes with Android Oreo version 8.1 with security updates from May 5th 2018. A fairly pure Android system awaits users, since only a few apps from the manufacturer and almost no third party apps have been preinstalled. The latter, which, for example, includes the facebook app, can only be deactivated as opposed to uninstalled however. Using a memory card only expands the storage for user data such as pictures or music. Transferring app data or formatting the memory card as internal storage are not possible.

Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max
Software Wiko View Max

Communication and GPS - LTE smartphone by Wiko

The Wiko View Max can connect to GSM, 3G and LTE cellular networks. LTE connections up to Cat. 4 are available, allowing for maximum download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s and maximum upload speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s. Bluetooth 4.2 as well as Wi-Fi supporting the standards b,g and n are available for close proximity data networking. Here, the performance is slightly below average for comparable devices. The differences are small however. Only the Alcatel 3V has a significantly faster connection.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=270)
196 MBit/s ∼100% +330%
Alcatel 3V
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
93.4 MBit/s ∼48% +105%
Gigaset GS185
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
54.7 MBit/s ∼28% +20%
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46 MBit/s ∼23% +1%
Wiko View Max
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45.6 MBit/s ∼23%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
44.7 MBit/s ∼23% -2%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=270)
191 MBit/s ∼100% +297%
Alcatel 3V
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
96.5 MBit/s ∼51% +101%
Gigaset GS185
Adreno 308, 425, 16 GB eMMC Flash
53.7 MBit/s ∼28% +12%
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53 MBit/s ∼28% +10%
Wiko View Max
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 32 GB eMMC Flash
48.1 MBit/s ∼25%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
Adreno 505, 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46.8 MBit/s ∼25% -3%
GPS-Test outdoors
GPS-Test outdoors
GPS-Test indoors
GPS-Test indoors

With the app "GPS-Test", we determine the accuracy of the Wiko View Max's locating capabilities. We measured it to be accurate within five meters (~16.40 ft) inside of buildings. Outdoors, this value improves to being accurate within one meter (~3.28 ft).

Whereas locating worked well standing still, we ran into some minor issues during our compulsory bike ride. Compared to our reference device Garmin Edge 520, the GPS of the Wiko View Max has several gaps in the recorded route. This causes navigation to become inaccurate and possibly unreliable in practice.

GPS Wiko View Max
GPS Wiko View Max
GPS Wiko View Max
GPS Wiko View Max
GPS Wiko View Max
GPS Wiko View Max
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520

Telephony and Call Quality - Wiko View Max with good Call Quality

The stock Android telephony app is available for entering phone numbers and searching through your own contacts on the Wiko View Max. With it, calls can be made in a familiar, straightforward way. During phone calls, both participants can be clearly understood and ambient noise is also filtered out well. That said, total volume level could be slightly higher, since it is not quite sufficient for communication in loud environments.

Cameras - Light sensitive Camera inside the Wiko View Max

Front camera picture
Front camera picture

Wiko has equipped the View Max with a 13 MP main and an 8 MP front camera. The latter allows for selfies of moderate quality. Under sufficient lighting conditions, details and structures are preserved, although they lose sharpness outside the focus. Portraits can be customized with various options and the eyes can be made bigger, the mouth slimmer or skin smoother.

Panorama pictures with the main camera of the View Max turn out slightly too dark. Hereby, the overall picture is good and a lack of sharpness can only be seen in detail. Differences in color are also hard to make out in darker areas of the picture. The camera does much better in close shots, where there is a clear distinction between objects in the picture. Colors are represented vibrantly, if the lighting conditions are good. While minor film grain effects occur in detail, they barely tarnish the overall impression. In low-light scenarios, the Wiko View Max is able to take pictures of objects without having them disappear in the dark. While these pictures definitely lack sharpness, everything inside the camera's capture area remains visible. A professional mode can be used to manually improve the pictures. Here, saturation, brightness, ISO and color balance can be adjusted and the focus can be set manually.

Video recordings of similar quality are possible, although the image stabilizer is rather weak. It barely offsets camera shake in videos at all. Aside from image quality, there are no further settings for 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.

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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

We measured the color accuracy of the Wiko View Max's camera using ColorChecker-Passport. Here, it becomes apparent that green and yellow tones are captured very accurately, whereas brown and dark gray and black tones turn out too dark. Other colors deviate slightly from the original.

The Wiko View Max is able to depict our test chart well under controlled lighting conditions. Fine lines and structures are represented sharply all the way to the edges. As with our previous test pictures, the detailed view shows a slight film grain effect that does not tarnish the overall image here either.

Wiko View Max test chart
Wiko View Max test chart
Wiko View Max test chart (detail)

Accessories and Warranty - Smartphone with included Headset

The package of the Wiko View Max includes a USB charger with a matching microUSB cable, a tool used to open the SIM/SD card slot and a headset. Specific accessories have to be purchased from third party vendors, since Wiko themselves only offer general smartphone accessories.

Wiko offers the buyer of the View Max a warranty period of 24 months.

Input Devices & Handling - View Max with responsive Touchscreen

For entering text, Google's GBoard is available to users of the Wiko View Max. With it, inputs can be made in a quick and straightforward manner. Every touch is registered by the touchscreen immediately and displayed on the screen without delay. Swiping gestures are also possible, although the glass surface's resistance makes them slightly more difficult.

The position sensor reacts after a short delay after which the screen orientation is changed according to the orientation of the smartphone. Aside from PIN and pattern, users of the View Max can unlock their Wiko smartphone using their fingerprint. However, the fingerprint sensor in our test device reacted very unreliably, which is why we preferred using the pattern.

Wiko View Max input devices
Wiko View Max input devices

Display - Wiko Smartphone with good Contrast Ratio

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The display of the Wiko View Max consists of a 5.99-inch IPS panel and has a resolution of 1.440x720 pixels. The brightness is at 498.2 cd/m², which puts our test device in second place in our comparison. The illumination of 90 percent is also competitive with the competing smartphones that we have selected. In our measurements we were able to determine that the brightness levels are PWM controlled and that the display flickers at below 20 percent brightness with a frequency of 250 Hz.

514
cd/m²
505
cd/m²
465
cd/m²
515
cd/m²
515
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
502
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 515 cd/m² Average: 498.2 cd/m² Minimum: 11.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Contrast: 1073:1 (Black: 0.48 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.8 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 10.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
95.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.246
Wiko View Max
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Honor 7C
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Alcatel 3V
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Gigaset GS185
IPS, 1440x720, 5.5
Motorola Moto G6 Play
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Screen
2%
24%
-2%
36%
Brightness middle
515
392
-24%
473
-8%
426
-17%
614
19%
Brightness
498
403
-19%
462
-7%
412
-17%
593
19%
Brightness Distribution
90
85
-6%
90
0%
86
-4%
90
0%
Black Level *
0.48
0.61
-27%
0.28
42%
0.7
-46%
0.29
40%
Contrast
1073
643
-40%
1689
57%
609
-43%
2117
97%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.8
5.4
31%
4.95
37%
5.3
32%
5.9
24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15.87
9.7
39%
12.1
24%
10.2
36%
9.6
40%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.6
4.2
60%
5.8
45%
6.3
41%
5.5
48%
Gamma
2.246 98%
2.59 85%
2.27 97%
2.4 92%
2.32 95%
CCT
9715 67%
6734 97%
7779 84%
8073 81%
7822 83%

* ... 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 250 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 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 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8811 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our measurements attest the Wiko View Max a good contrast ratio of 1.073:1 and a slightly heightened black value of 0.48. Due to this, colors appear distinct while black tones lack saturation. Additionally, the CalMAN analysis shows a distinct blue tint in the depiction of screen contents.

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
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 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 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 44 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (41.1 ms).

The Wiko View Max is well-suited for outdoor use, as long as you avoid direct sunlight. Reflections and the mirroring of surrounding objects may also hinder the view of the display in the shade in some circumstances. This can be alleviated by choosing a suitable viewing angle however.

Wiko View Max - outdoor use
Wiko View Max - outdoor use

The IPS panel of the Wiko View Max has very good viewing angles and screen contents can be viewed from almost any position. The View Max can be used from unusual positions as long as no reflections of surrounding objects obstruct the view.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Wiko Performance below Average

Wiko has installed a Mediatek MT6739 SoC inside of the View Max and a PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit. Combined with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB eMMC flash storage, the low-priced smartphone offers an entry-level hardware configuration, which enables running simple Android apps without any problems.

In benchmark tests, the Wiko smartphone is not able to keep up with other devices in its price range. The results place the View Pro in the last place in our comparison.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
31018 Points ∼43%
Honor 7C
54731 Points ∼76% +76%
Alcatel 3V
36177 Points ∼50% +17%
Gigaset GS185
37339 Points ∼52% +20%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
46267 Points ∼64% +49%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (30702 - 38060, n=10)
34317 Points ∼48% +11%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 232931, n=359)
72132 Points ∼100% +133%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
39765 Points ∼36%
Honor 7C
71167 Points ∼65% +79%
Alcatel 3V
Points ∼0% -100%
Gigaset GS185
45092 Points ∼41% +13%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
58511 Points ∼54% +47%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (26874 - 46930, n=10)
42294 Points ∼39% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=138)
109082 Points ∼100% +174%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
Points ∼0%
Honor 7C
4736 Points ∼100%
Alcatel 3V
2981 Points ∼63%
Gigaset GS185
3229 Points ∼68%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
3624 Points ∼77%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0 - 3320, n=10)
2390 Points ∼50%
Average of class Smartphone (4748 - 8601, n=225)
4439 Points ∼94%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Honor 7C
5656 Points ∼100%
Alcatel 3V
3902 Points ∼69%
Gigaset GS185
3961 Points ∼70%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
4590 Points ∼81%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4147 - 4711, n=8)
3241 Points ∼57%
Average of class Smartphone (4147 - 10571, n=389)
4739 Points ∼84%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
10 Points ∼1%
Honor 7C
10 Points ∼1% 0%
Alcatel 3V
10 Points ∼1% 0%
Gigaset GS185
632 Points ∼73% +6220%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
866 Points ∼100% +8560%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7 - 591, n=10)
67.7 Points ∼8% +577%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=466)
678 Points ∼78% +6680%
Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
149 Points ∼9%
Honor 7C
955 Points ∼59% +541%
Alcatel 3V
382 Points ∼24% +156%
Gigaset GS185
440 Points ∼27% +195%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
737 Points ∼45% +395%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (18 - 188, n=10)
155 Points ∼10% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15875, n=466)
1622 Points ∼100% +989%
Memory (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
683 Points ∼45%
Honor 7C
1522 Points ∼100% +123%
Alcatel 3V
322 Points ∼21% -53%
Gigaset GS185
617 Points ∼41% -10%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
741 Points ∼49% +8%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (431 - 1034, n=10)
770 Points ∼51% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 4798, n=466)
1157 Points ∼76% +69%
System (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
1122 Points ∼42%
Honor 7C
2665 Points ∼100% +138%
Alcatel 3V
1271 Points ∼48% +13%
Gigaset GS185
1217 Points ∼46% +8%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
1531 Points ∼57% +36%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1113 - 1526, n=10)
1303 Points ∼49% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=466)
2351 Points ∼88% +110%
Overall (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
182 Points ∼15%
Honor 7C
442 Points ∼38% +143%
Alcatel 3V
197 Points ∼17% +8%
Gigaset GS185
676 Points ∼57% +271%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
923 Points ∼78% +407%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (162 - 637, n=10)
239 Points ∼20% +31%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=470)
1178 Points ∼100% +547%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
1125 Points ∼27%
Honor 7C
2800 Points ∼68% +149%
Alcatel 3V
1270 Points ∼31% +13%
Gigaset GS185
1460 Points ∼35% +30%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
2224 Points ∼54% +98%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1125 - 1451, n=9)
1166 Points ∼28% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 14417, n=164)
4116 Points ∼100% +266%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
1664 Points ∼40%
Honor 7C
3913 Points ∼95% +135%
Alcatel 3V
1833 Points ∼44% +10%
Gigaset GS185
1871 Points ∼45% +12%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
2322 Points ∼56% +40%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1664 - 1852, n=9)
1588 Points ∼38% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (1099 - 11598, n=213)
4133 Points ∼100% +148%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
585 Points ∼48%
Honor 7C
758 Points ∼62% +30%
Alcatel 3V
647 Points ∼53% +11%
Gigaset GS185
683 Points ∼56% +17%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
643 Points ∼53% +10%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (585 - 665, n=9)
568 Points ∼47% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=214)
1218 Points ∼100% +108%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
530 Points ∼29%
Honor 7C
1817 Points ∼100% +243%
Alcatel 3V
857 Points ∼47% +62%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
1259 Points ∼69% +138%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (549 - 589, n=11)
504 Points ∼28% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (549 - 3669, n=319)
1572 Points ∼87% +197%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
67 Points ∼6%
Honor 7C
366 Points ∼33% +446%
Alcatel 3V
130 Points ∼12% +94%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
254 Points ∼23% +279%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (69 - 92, n=11)
71.3 Points ∼6% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (69 - 5220, n=319)
1103 Points ∼100% +1546%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
83 Points ∼8%
Honor 7C
445 Points ∼42% +436%
Alcatel 3V
160 Points ∼15% +93%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
309 Points ∼29% +272%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (86 - 113, n=11)
88.1 Points ∼8% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (86 - 4734, n=327)
1054 Points ∼100% +1170%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
524 Points ∼29%
Honor 7C
1809 Points ∼100% +245%
Alcatel 3V
896 Points ∼50% +71%
Gigaset GS185
867 Points ∼48% +65%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
1254 Points ∼69% +139%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (445 - 620, n=11)
544 Points ∼30% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 3642, n=350)
1471 Points ∼81% +181%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
108 Points ∼7%
Honor 7C
713 Points ∼48% +560%
Alcatel 3V
173 Points ∼12% +60%
Gigaset GS185
54 Points ∼4% -50%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
522 Points ∼35% +383%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (102 - 148, n=11)
124 Points ∼8% +15%
Average of class Smartphone (104 - 8312, n=350)
1499 Points ∼100% +1288%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
131 Points ∼10%
Honor 7C
824 Points ∼64% +529%
Alcatel 3V
211 Points ∼16% +61%
Gigaset GS185
68 Points ∼5% -48%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
600 Points ∼47% +358%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (120 - 178, n=11)
148 Points ∼12% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (127 - 6378, n=358)
1279 Points ∼100% +876%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
9264 Points ∼75%
Alcatel 3V
11114 Points ∼90% +20%
Gigaset GS185
10496 Points ∼85% +13%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
9162 Points ∼74% -1%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (7103 - 10197, n=10)
9217 Points ∼74% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (7103 - 36762, n=505)
12408 Points ∼100% +34%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
2892 Points ∼17%
Alcatel 3V
6006 Points ∼36% +108%
Gigaset GS185
5474 Points ∼33% +89%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
9713 Points ∼58% +236%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2878 - 4346, n=10)
3381 Points ∼20% +17%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 160199, n=505)
16687 Points ∼100% +477%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
3414 Points ∼24%
Alcatel 3V
6689 Points ∼47% +96%
Gigaset GS185
6125 Points ∼43% +79%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
9585 Points ∼68% +181%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (3395 - 4203, n=10)
3857 Points ∼27% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=506)
14150 Points ∼100% +314%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
5 fps ∼17%
Honor 7C
21 fps ∼72% +320%
Alcatel 3V
11 fps ∼38% +120%
Gigaset GS185
7.6 fps ∼26% +52%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
16 fps ∼55% +220%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.9 - 6.1, n=10)
5.67 fps ∼19% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=529)
29.2 fps ∼100% +484%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
8.2 fps ∼24%
Honor 7C
34 fps ∼100% +315%
Alcatel 3V
11 fps ∼32% +34%
Gigaset GS185
13 fps ∼38% +59%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
26 fps ∼76% +217%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (8.2 - 10, n=10)
9.33 fps ∼27% +14%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=532)
24.1 fps ∼71% +194%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
2.2 fps ∼14%
Honor 7C
9.2 fps ∼59% +318%
Alcatel 3V
4.3 fps ∼28% +95%
Gigaset GS185
2.8 fps ∼18% +27%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
7.1 fps ∼46% +223%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.2 - 2.8, n=10)
2.56 fps ∼17% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 115, n=452)
15.5 fps ∼100% +605%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
4.5 fps ∼25%
Honor 7C
18 fps ∼100% +300%
Alcatel 3V
4.1 fps ∼23% -9%
Gigaset GS185
5.6 fps ∼31% +24%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
14 fps ∼78% +211%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (4.4 - 5.7, n=10)
5.2 fps ∼29% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (4.4 - 115, n=454)
15.2 fps ∼84% +238%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
1.3 fps ∼10%
Honor 7C
6 fps ∼45% +362%
Alcatel 3V
2.5 fps ∼19% +92%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
4.6 fps ∼35% +254%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.3 - 1.6, n=10)
1.51 fps ∼11% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (1.3 - 69.3, n=316)
13.3 fps ∼100% +923%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
2.8 fps ∼21%
Honor 7C
13 fps ∼98% +364%
Alcatel 3V
2.5 fps ∼19% -11%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
10 fps ∼76% +257%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2.6 - 3.6, n=10)
3.24 fps ∼25% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (2.6 - 110, n=318)
13.2 fps ∼100% +371%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
0.76 fps ∼8%
Honor 7C
3.3 fps ∼36% +334%
Alcatel 3V
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
2.6 fps ∼28% +242%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (0.72 - 0.91, n=10)
0.849 fps ∼9% +12%
Average of class Smartphone (0.72 - 40, n=248)
9.16 fps ∼100% +1105%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Wiko View Max
1.3 fps ∼16%
Honor 7C
7 fps ∼84% +438%
Alcatel 3V
fps ∼0% -100%
Motorola Moto G6 Play
5.3 fps ∼63% +308%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (1.1 - 1.7, n=10)
1.46 fps ∼17% +12%
Average of class Smartphone (1.1 - 50, n=251)
8.35 fps ∼100% +542%

Legend

 
Wiko View Max Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 7C Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alcatel 3V Mediatek MT8735, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Gigaset GS185 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917), Qualcomm Adreno 308, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Motorola Moto G6 Play Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937), Qualcomm Adreno 505, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The Wiko View 2 comes in last among the competing devices on our list in the browser benchmarks as well. However, in day-to-day use, web pages can be accessed without any issues and surfing the web is also a smooth experience. Only media content loading times are slightly longer.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=387)
35.1 Points ∼100% +125%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
22.35 Points ∼64% +44%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
18.324 Points ∼52% +18%
Motorola Moto G6 Play (Chrome 66)
18.142 Points ∼52% +17%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
17.765 Points ∼51% +14%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (13.4 - 18.1, n=11)
16.5 Points ∼47% +6%
Wiko View Max (Chrome 67)
15.571 Points ∼44%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=523)
5237 Points ∼100% +88%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
3470 Points ∼66% +25%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
3312 Points ∼63% +19%
Motorola Moto G6 Play (Chrome 66)
3296 Points ∼63% +19%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
3084 Points ∼59% +11%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (2093 - 3202, n=11)
2884 Points ∼55% +4%
Wiko View Max (Chrome 67)
2781 Points ∼53%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Wiko View Max (Chrome 67)
17558.2 ms * ∼100%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (15713 - 18154, n=11)
16782 ms * ∼96% +4%
Motorola Moto G6 Play (Chrome 66)
13730 ms * ∼78% +22%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
13666.4 ms * ∼78% +22%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
13199.3 ms * ∼75% +25%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=542)
11780 ms * ∼67% +33%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
11370 ms * ∼65% +35%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 362, n=260)
104 Points ∼100%
Gigaset GS185 (Chrome 66)
79 Points ∼76%
Alcatel 3V (Chrome 67)
64 Points ∼62%
Average Mediatek MT6739 (52 - 63, n=2)
57.5 Points ∼55%

* ... smaller is better

The performance of the internal storage of the Wiko View Max matches the expectations for a device at this price point. Read and write speeds are good and 25 GB of 32 GB total storage is available for the user. Through the microSD card slot, the available storage can be expanded to up to 128 GB. This storage can only be used for user data however. Apps cannot be transferred to it and the SD card cannot be formatted as internal storage either.

With our reference memory card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the SD card reader delivers good read and write speeds, making the device competitive in this regard.

Wiko View MaxHonor 7CAlcatel 3VGigaset GS185Motorola Moto G6 PlayAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
6%
-41%
-9%
96%
3%
-8%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
60.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62.61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
11.92 (Kingston 32GB)
-80%
59.74 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
60.73 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
46 (3.4 - 87.1, n=104)
-24%
44.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=294)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.87 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
21.38 (Kingston 32GB)
-74%
84.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
83.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
65.1 (8.2 - 96.5, n=104)
-19%
62.6 (8.2 - 96.5, n=294)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
11.87
10
-16%
10.38
-13%
9.05
-24%
61.68
420%
18.1 (0.75 - 77.3, n=144)
52%
14.1 (0.14 - 164, n=575)
19%
Random Read 4KB
31.65
30
-5%
24.8
-22%
31.71
0%
65.95
108%
35.7 (3.59 - 117, n=144)
13%
35.7 (1.59 - 173, n=575)
13%
Sequential Write 256KB
96.95
115
19%
47.35
-51%
45.54
-53%
135.82
40%
93.6 (14.8 - 189, n=144)
-3%
74.7 (2.99 - 228, n=575)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB
229.39
297
29%
219.41
-4%
275.68
20%
243.67
6%
228 (25.8 - 440, n=144)
-1%
218 (12.1 - 895, n=575)
-5%

Games - 6-Inch Smartphone for Casual Games

Inside the Wiko View Max, a PowerVR GE8100 graphics unit is responsible for displaying screen contents. This GPU is suitable for simple 3D applications and casual and older games. In our test we were able to play titles such as "Arena of Valor" and "Dead Trigger 2" without any problems, although the graphics settings sometimes had to be turned down

The controls and handling in the games stated above were good and the touchscreen immediately reacted to all inputs. In games that require a position sensor, we noticed a short delay between moving the device and the response of the game on the screen.

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

Emissions - Suitable Speakers inside the View Max

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the Wiko View Max are above 30 °C (~86 °F) in day-to-day use. Under load, they increase further still and exceed the 40 °C (~104 °F) mark. During this, the smartphone never feels hot however and it does not suffer performance drops either.

Max. Load
 42.4 °C
108 F
37.8 °C
100 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
 40.8 °C
105 F
38.1 °C
101 F
38.4 °C
101 F
 
 39.5 °C
103 F
37.5 °C
100 F
37.8 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 42.4 °C = 108 F
Average: 38.8 °C = 102 F
35.7 °C
96 F
38.2 °C
101 F
41.8 °C
107 F
36.6 °C
98 F
37.9 °C
100 F
41.8 °C
107 F
36.9 °C
98 F
38.3 °C
101 F
39.3 °C
103 F
Maximum: 41.8 °C = 107 F
Average: 38.5 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  41 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
Thermal image - front
Thermal image - front
Thermal image - back
Thermal image - back

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

A speaker on the back of the Wiko View Max is available for audio playback. It offers a medium volume level and is suited for occasional media playback. While it represents mid and lower high tones particularly well, very high tones and low tones fall off heavily. At high volumes, voices sound slightly scratchy.

The included stereo headset offers a much better sound experience. The sound spectrum is much broader and is better suited for listening to music for a prolonged time. The 3.5 mm plug connects firmly to the port of the Wiko View Max, which has no negative impact on the transmission.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.742.22530.137.63130.535.94031.144.45033.733.26326.7298024.23210022.924.712519.422.916018.119.520017.720.925016.525.431514.233.440013.643.950013.750.163012.458.480012.463.210001266.812501265.6160011.565.4200011.664250011.462.9315011.366.1400011.366.4500011.369.5630011.569.3800011.5601000011.550.31250011.445.81600011.341.7SPL61.867.452.324.277.4N14.119.48.80.637.5median 12Wiko View Maxmedian 58.4Delta1.615.635.237.732.937.637.238.131.733.339.633.728.333.227.330.926.929.926.729.1243120.937.720.946.219.548.718.556.317.559.817.564.315.766.215.87416.67515.87515.47315.572.61675.815.876.51674.116.372.516.372.116.266.716.461.916.452.728.685.41.160.3median 16.4Motorola Moto G6 Playmedian 66.22.113hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Wiko View Max audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 87% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 92% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Motorola Moto G6 Play audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 72% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - Wiko Smartphone with long Battery Life

Energy Consumption

In our measurements, the Wiko View Max does not show itself to be very economical. With a minimum consumption of two watts during idle and a maximum consumption of 4.7 watts under load, it exceeds the values of the competing devices by a significant margin. It also exceeds the average consumption values of comparable smartphones with Mediatek MT6739 SoC and thus lands at the very bottom of our comparison list.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.8 / 3.5 / 6.3 Watt
Load midlight 7 / 7.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Wiko View Max
4000 mAh
Honor 7C
3000 mAh
Alcatel 3V
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS185
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G6 Play
4000 mAh
Average Mediatek MT6739
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
58%
37%
58%
54%
35%
51%
Idle Minimum *
2.8
0.6
79%
1.6
43%
0.54
81%
0.68
76%
1.593 (0.87 - 2.8, n=11)
43%
0.881 (0.2 - 3.4, n=603)
69%
Idle Average *
3.5
2.16
38%
1.8
49%
1.74
50%
1.8
49%
2.23 (1.64 - 3.5, n=11)
36%
1.718 (0.6 - 6.2, n=602)
51%
Idle Maximum *
6.3
2.24
64%
2.7
57%
1.78
72%
1.83
71%
3 (1.68 - 6.3, n=11)
52%
1.987 (0.74 - 6.6, n=603)
68%
Load Average *
7
2.59
63%
5.5
21%
3.55
49%
3.38
52%
4.96 (2.8 - 7, n=11)
29%
4.02 (0.8 - 10.8, n=597)
43%
Load Maximum *
7.4
4.11
44%
6.3
15%
4.66
37%
5.67
23%
6.29 (3.5 - 11.9, n=11)
15%
5.68 (1.2 - 14.2, n=597)
23%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

With its 4.000 mAh battery, the Wiko View Max is able to run our Wi-Fi test, which aims to simulate real-world conditions, for more than 17 hours. Thus, it positions itself in the first in the comparison and can definitely be labeled as an enduring smartphone. The included 10-watt charger is adequately dimensioned to supply the Wiko smartphone with enough energy to charge it, even during use. During idle, it takes around two hours to fully charge the battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
17h 36min
Wiko View Max
4000 mAh
Honor 7C
3000 mAh
Alcatel 3V
3000 mAh
Gigaset GS185
4000 mAh
Motorola Moto G6 Play
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
1056
693
-34%
341
-68%
658
-38%
887
-16%

Pros

+ large screen
+ good battery life
+ dualSIM and microSD can be used simultaneously

Cons

- display brightness
- system performance

Verdict - Cheap 6-Inch Smartphone Wiko View Max

Review: Wiko View Max. test device supplied by Wiko Germany
Review: Wiko View Max. test device supplied by Wiko Germany

The Wiko View Max is a very cheap 6-inch smartphone. When looking at the display size relative to its price, the hardware configuration is appropriate as well. The latter delivers solid performance in our test, although it is not able to compete with devices with a similar price.

With the View Max, Wiko offers a cheap 6-inch smartphone, which is able to smoothly handle most everyday tasks.

Prospective buyers who want a smartphone with a big display for a low price and only want to perform simple tasks as well as occasional snap shots may find the Wiko View Max to be a suitable smartphone.

Wiko View Max - 07/30/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
79%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 64%
Weight
92%
Battery
100%
Display
74%
Games Performance
6 / 63 → 9%
Application Performance
30 / 70 → 43%
Temperature
87%
Noise
100%
Audio
66 / 91 → 73%
Camera
74%
Average
69%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-07-30 (Update: 2018-08- 1)