Wiko, the French-based phone manufacture has not given up on its promise of quality for less despite its low production cycles in Q1 and Q2 compared to its Chinese counterparts.
The Wiko Ufeel Lite 4G is one of the three recent devices the phone maker recently launched in the Kenyan market. Now available in leading stores across the country, the firm is betting on the youthful Kenyan consumer looking for affordable yet powerful dual SIM 4G devices allowing users to access the benefits of premium devices at low price points.
The Wiko Ufeel Lite is a 4G LTE Dual SIM available colors in the market are Lime, Slate, Chocolate, Rose Gold. It’s USB is OTG enabled meaning it can connect to another phone for charger or USB mouse, USB anything so you can turn it into anything if you have a USB connector.
Inside the box
Inside the box is the;
- The Ufeel Lite phone
- A micro USB
- Ear phones
- SIM card adapters
- An adapter / Charger
- Instruction manual and warranty
The phone has a removable battery with a safety lamination. Wiko Ufeel Lite comes with customized Android OS 6.0 Marshmallow called Wiko OS and the major difference might be the clean UI with faster app access and the dead of the shortcut key or hotkey on Android OS. The phone has a Quad Core 1.3GHZ processor, a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory with an SD card of up to 64GB.
For photo lovers, the phone has an 8MP main camera and 5MP front camera and retails for just Kshs. 15,000.
Design & Display
Wiko Ufeel Lite has a shiny Karat Rose Gold back cover with rounded edges in Lime Green. At the back-center it has its main back camera at the top middle, followed by flash LED and a silver Wiko logo. At the bottom there is allowing for the internal loudspeaker.
It’s rounded edges are beautiful, easy to grip and safe for your pockets. The bottom edge has a Micro USB port, the left edge has the volume rocker and power button while the top has headphone jack. The right edge is completely smooth.
Its top display has the front camera, receiver and a flash LED while on the bottom is a return button, home button and overview for background or recent tabs. The fingerprint sensor or button is just below the home button.
With a 5’’ IPS HD LCD display screen and a 1280 x 720 resolution, the Ufeel Lite images or videos are more visible and clear than on a non IPS screen. The Ufeel Lite has a solid clear background display than some of the third-party apps on its screen. This gives the user a see-through feel in both text and video thus a unique selling point to lovers of media consumption.
Wiko Ufeel Lite also got it right on a technology called On-Cell-it gives a user the ability to use the entire screen as the tech reduces the real estate between the glass and the dark side screen at the edges. We also noticed that the screen turns off totally when not in use to give users more juice to consumer their content. We will try it out on videos and photos for more into this. The display has some light even on zero brightness and the screen seems to adjust the backlight to give users brighter videos or text.
Features, OS & Perfomance
The Ufeel Lite has a 64 bit 1.3GHz 4core processor running on a 2GB RAM. It runs the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is an LTE 4G smartphone.
With 4G and the 2GB RAM, the phone’s 64 bit processor can handle large amounts of information with ease allowing for users to play games, multitask and download their favorite movies at full speed. The 16GB is enough for storage of media files say around a whole series or five full length movies but you can still expand it to 64GB via micro SD.
Its 8MP main camera with a LED flash allows you to take clear photos in low light rooms and its 5MP front camera with flash is also a good addition for selfie lovers. Users can also use the professional mode to take great photos.
The phone has a metallic lining back cover for both beauty and durability. On software, the Wiko UI has a quick application launcher called My Launcher to help users customize their own experience and access their most used apps easily.
Its Phone Assist is for users to get assistance, say access the power saver, check notifications, optimize the phone, see their default apps, updates or the black list. On the display screen there is also a voice Phone Assist for a perfect control of all your applications. The My Apps section is a list of a user’s apps in and a panel on the right edge allowing for one to search for an app in alphabetical order. My Music gives music lovers a quicker access to music functions among others.
We have used the phone’s fingerprint sensor and it unlocks fast and users can register up to 5 different fingerprints for whatever they like. You can either use one or two hands for access to apps, music, work files or contacts. This is what we know for now.
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Network : 4G LTE
OS : Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor : Quad-Core 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A7
GPU : ARM®, Mali™ T720
SIM Card : 2 Micro SIM
Weight : 147g (with battery)
Battery : 2500 mAh Li-Po
Memory: 16 GB expandable to 64GB.
RAM : 2 GB
Display : 5”
Main camera: 8 MP
Flash : Yes
Front camera: 5 MP