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Wiko WIM

Specifications

Wiko WIM
Wiko WIM (WIM Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, On-Cell, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 51.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 128 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-OTG, Miracast, Status-LED
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE B1 (2100)/ B2 (1900)/ B3 (1800)/ B5 (850)/ B7 (2600)/ B8 (900)/ B12 (700)/ B17 (700)/ B20 (800)/ B28A (700)/ B38 (2600)/ B40 (2300) H+/3G+/3G WCDMA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 156.2 x 75.3 ( = 0.31 x 6.15 x 2.96 in)
Battery
3200 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 309 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual-camera, f/2.0 Dual LED flash, 4x digital zoom
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix selfie flash
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adaptor, headset, micro USB cable, short instruction manual, Wiko OS, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Value: 1.49W/​kg (head), 1.25W/​kg (body), fanless
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
400 Euro

 

Average Score: 72.55% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 55%, features: 65%, display: 67% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Wiko WIM

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%
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

Comment

Model: 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

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. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.16 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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).


72.55%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-03-12)