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Wiko WIM Series

Wiko Wim LiteProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 505, Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.149kg, 0.16kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 73.34% - average
Average of 18 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 71%, features: 73%, display: 73%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 97%

 

Wiko WIM

French finesse at its finest or another forgettable Android? While most people may or may not have heard of Wiko, its actually surprising to see that sometimes fringe Android manufacturers are willing to buck the trend in order to compete with their larger competitors. Taking the Wiko WIM as an example let’s see what the WIM has to offer. A simple rundown of its specification shows that the WIM is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and sports a nice 5.5-inch AMOLED display. It seems that the go to color of most manufacturers when it comes to premium looks is either gold or black. In this case, there is also an additional color for green “deep bleen”, which is to say elegant blue. Users should find 64 GB of storage plenty, although the actually usable capacity is about 51.4 GB. But even then, it should be more than sufficient for average users. Should users find the default storage to be insufficient, they can add an additional microSD card. The WIM comes with a 3200 mAh battery, which supports for Qualcomm’s Quickcharge 3.0 via its microUSB port. However, there is no USB type C here, which is slightly disappointing. One surprising feature of the WIM is that it has support for VHF radio, which is not common in smartphones even back when smartphones were new. In terms of software, the WIM comes with Android 7.1 Nougat which is semi-stock with some slight differences such as simple gestures and helpful apps, no bloatware as far as software is concerned. As this is a smartphone, having a camera is considered a given. The WIM sports a dual camera solution consisting of one RGB and one monochrome sensor on the rear side. This setup is supposed to help with details and sharpness of images and even in dim lighting conditions. The image quality is actually quite impressive under good to medium lighting conditions although the sharpness takes a slight dip when it comes to bad light conditions. The front camera is equally impressive; not because of its megapixel count alone but because of its actual sensor quality. The WIM sports a AMOLED FHD display, which is somewhat in an awkward position, because it suffers from low brightness compared to its competitors. However, it is sharp, vibrant and crisp to the eyes. It’s not often that the audio department of smartphones is considered, but the WIM has decent sounding speakers and even supports simultaneous multi Bluetooth pairings of headsets should the user so desire. While battery capacities were discussed, battery runtimes were not. Safe to say the WIM has a good energy management and was able to last about 8 hours and 12 minutes on WI-Fi, although it loses out to its competitors. For a budget only manufacturer to try its hand in the premium segment, Wiko was somewhat able to design something which isn’t too shabby, there is room for improvements in future iterations. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Wiko WIMNotebook: Wiko WIM
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Wiko homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71.54% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 22 reviews)

 

83.2% Wiko WIM Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
French premium class. The time has come for the French manufacturer Wiko to go one step further. Formerly known for producing only rather low-priced handsets, now with the WIM, they are daring to compete on a premium level. We reviewed the smartphone to find out whether they delivered a true competitor.
80% Wiko WIM
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dual-Cam zum Sparpreis – eine gute Idee?
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2017
77% Wiko WIM Über das Ziel hinaus geschossen
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
Dual-Kamera-Smartphone Wiko WIM
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2017
5,5-Zoll-Smartphone für Foto-Freunde
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2017
76% Análisis del Wiko Wim, un buen móvil que flojea en las cuestiones clave
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
Review – Wiko Wim
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2018
70% Recensione Wiko Wim By Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
75% Recensione Wiko WIM: qualche pro e qualche contro ma non è abbastanza
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 74% features: 80% display: 68% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 75%
75% Wiko Wim – Recensione
Source: Geek 4 You Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
68% RECENSIONE Wiko Wim, doppia fotocamera e Snapdragon 626
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 68%
69% Recensione Wiko Wim
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 65% display: 60% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Preview Wiko Wim By Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice display; decent hardware; good cameras; decent autonomy. Negative: Plastic case; easy to scratch.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2017
Recensione Wiko Wim, un fascia media che si sente un Top
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice dual cameras; decent hardware; long battery life; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2017
Wiko WIM, il telefono che sfida i migliori Android-phone cinesi
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice display; quick charge; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2017
80% Wiko WIM - Dubbele camera, dubbel zo goed
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Wiko Wim
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Test du Wiko WIM : un smartphone avec double capteur photo pour (re)tenter le segment premium
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test Complet Du Wiko Wim : Intéressant Et Encourageant
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Test Du Wiko Wim : De La Bonne Volonté Et Un Peu Trop D'Ambition
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Test du Wiko WIM : le haut de gamme façon Marseille
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Low price; nice performance; elegant design; decent cameras; good display. Negative: High DAS; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2017
Prise En Main Du Wiko Wim : Le Premier Flagship De La Marque Française
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good cameras; low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017

 

Wiko Wim Lite

It seems that most manufacturers are producing lite versions of their mainstream products hoping to capture more market share and French android manufacturer Wiko is no different with the Wiko Wim Lite a cut down version of its older brother the Wiko Wim. Overall aesthetics remain the same with its higher spec-ed sibling with only changes to its hardware. Decking out its hardware is Qualcomms budget end Snapdragon 435, 3GB of memory and 16GB of internal storage which is the same with most manufacturers aiming for the budget sector. Overall chassis design is generally rounded with materials similar to its bigger brother, its generally a mix of metal and plastic with the metal being the frame and plastic for its back cover and Gorilla Glass for the display. The Wiko Wim Lite is still as glossy as its sibling which means users had better have a microfiber cloth with them if they wish to keep it free from fingerprints. Speaking of fingerprints, the fingerprint reader is located at the rear just slightly below of the camera. It’s really peculiar that most manufacturers seem to not want to integrate the fingerprint reader to the home button but then again it could be design limitations for the manufacturer itself. As with the Wiko Wim, the Wiko Wim Lite is equipped with a FHD IPS display which is still hard to come by for the given price bracket. Colors remain well calibrated and vibrant however blacks aren’t that deep. Overall the display does have reasonable contrast which is important to avoid blurry screens.
Over at the camera department the Wiko Wim Lite is a little interesting in that the rear camera has a lower MP count compared to the front which are 13 and 16MP respectively. While it is generally understood that megapixel count isn’t everything its surprising that Wiko has focused more on the selfie camera as opposed to the rear camera most people would be shooting with. Under good lighting conditions the picture quality is reasonably good however under bad lighting conditions the camera does fall slightly short even with flash enabled it seems that the image quality does feel a little over exposed Because the Wiko Wim Lite is powered by a budget orientated Snapdragon processor users shouldn’t expect too much from the processor, while it will perform well under single task loads having multiple applications can cause the Wiko Wim Lite to slow down noticeably, however with the recent Android Nougat 7.0 being preloaded users can expect the optimizations included with the recent release to be less taxing on the processor. Despite that the included android is by no means vanilla as Wiko has included their own Wiko launcher and some preloaded bloatware. Finally, with battery life the Wiko Wim Lite is equipped with a 3000mAh battery which should get users by a normal working day with at least 10~15% charge on moderate to low usage, this might be a slight benefit of using a low-end Snapdragon as this means power consumption will also be low. Final verdict being if the older sibling is too much to spend on and you don’t have much expectations the Wiko Wim Lite is more or less acceptable but nothing special when compared to better choices out there.

Specifications

Wiko Wim LiteNotebook: Wiko Wim Lite
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 505
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.149kg
Links: Wiko homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

90% Wiko WIM Lite
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 94% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
Wiko Wim & Wiko Wim Lite | Primeiras impressões das beldades Francesas
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice display; good ergonomy; great built quality; low price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2017
67% Wiko Wim Lite, meglio di Wim a 200 euro meno | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 67%
75% Recensione WIKO Wim Lite
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% display: 72% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Preview Wiko Wim Lite By Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent hardware; beautiful design; long battery life. Negative: Slippery; easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2017
Wiko WIM Lite, non solo un selfie phone – [RECENSIONE]
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; decent cameras; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2017
Wiko WIM Lite review
Source: Nieuwe Mobiel.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Attractive design; nice display; good cameras. Negative: No quick charger.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2017
75% Wiko WIM Lite – recenzja świetnego telefonu w rozsądnej cenie
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 55% workmanship: 80%

 

Comment

Wiko:

Wiko SAS was founded as a French smartphone manufacturer in 2011. Since 2014, the Chinese technology group Tinno Mobile has owned a majority of Wiko. They produce in China. The company has already reached a considerable market share in the French market in early years and expanded to Europe and Africa later on. Nevertheless, the world market share is low.

Reviews are only available since 2014, that is since the first international expansion. Recently, the number of reviews has increased. The ratings are average (as of 2016).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.Qualcomm Adreno 505: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

626: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process. 435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.149 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.16 kg:


73.34%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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