Hands-on review and photos: Wiko Sunset

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Ever heard of Wiko? It is a French smartphone manufacturing company established in 2011 and which has grown to become France’s second largest selling smartphone brand. I got my hands on one of their devices recently and thought to share my impressions from the short time I had with it. This is also our first Wiko review here on MobilityArena.com.

Wiko Sunset locked screen

In the box were the phone, charger plug, USB cable, manual, audio headset, nano and micro SIM card adapters, battery, and two exchangeable back covers (1 black and 1 red).

Wiko Sunset box

The Sunset is a 4-inch, dual SIM budget Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) smartphone. Its build is plastic and it comes with exchangeable back covers in different colours so you can switch the look according to occasion – if you are into that sort of thing. Here is the splash screen on switching it on:

Wiko Sunset splash screen

Setup was smooth and easy, and as soon as it was connected to a hotspot, a system software update notification popped up.

Wiko Sunset update zoom

In a few minutes, the device was updated and running Wiko Sunset version 2.12.2014. I have no idea what changes it brought to the table, as there was no changelog. Perhaps bug fixes.

Wiko Sunset update completed

The dual SIM slots support mini-SIMs (that is normal SIM card size). In use, it performed as expected of a device in its class. It works fine, meeting the needs of first timers in the smartphone world. It is powered by a dual core 1.3 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. Inbuilt memory is only 4GB but there is a microSD card slot so you can expand it with cards up to 32GB.

Spoilt geeks need to understand that this device is not targeted at them. There is nothing spectacular about it, but again it does not seem to fail in its class. Sadly, I didn’t have time to try out its 2 megapixel camera and other features.

Here are more photos for you:

Wiko Sunset pack side

Wiko Sunset in hand

Wiko Sunset back

The Sunset hit the market in November 2014 and currently retails for around N10,500. You can go through the full specifications HERE.


  1. Very soon we will hear that it’s Tecno that owns Wiko.

    Thats how Infinix matter started…. “French company bla bla bla”

  2. Infinix Mobility is essentially Sagem, so yes, French company owned by a Chinese corporation. same with TCL, Alcatel bought by a Chinese corporation. does Lenovo buying Motorola make Motorola a Chinese OEM?

  3. This is unfair on wiko, their first review here is in 2015 n it had to be one with forgotten specs

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