Secondary Camera: 16 MPix selfie flash
Average of 13 scores (from 20 reviews)
Reviews for the Wiko WIM
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.
Source: PCtipp.ch DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Blick DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2017
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 77%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2017
Source: WinFuture DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2017
Source: El Androide Libre ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: Tutto Android 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%
Source: Geek 4 You IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 65% display: 60% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Source: Smartphone Italia 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
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice dual cameras; decent hardware; long battery life; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2017
Source: Panorama IT→EN
Positive: Good cameras; nice display; quick charge; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2017
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Les Mobiles FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: AndroidPit.fr FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Source: Top for Phone 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
Source: AndroidPit.fr FR→EN
Positive: Good cameras; low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/06/2017
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 RajarathnamQualcomm 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.
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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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.
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