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.
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).
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:
Setup was smooth and easy, and as soon as it was connected to a hotspot, a system software update notification popped up.
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.
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.
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The Sunset hit the market in November 2014 and currently retails for around N10,500. You can go through the full specifications HERE.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.