We test Wiko Robby, which is one of the cheapest and most beautiful phabletów with stereo speakers and a screen 5.5 ".
Wiko Robby costs less than 500 gold, but has several solutions, which in vain traced to this year's flagowcach. Is it worth it interesting? For these and other questions to answer in the following review.
Housing and appearance
Wiko Robby costs much, which does not mean that the manufacturer spared on the quality of components. None of these things. It is true that the production casing used is plastic, but it is of good quality – pleasant to the touch and giving the impression resistant to damage. Removable rear flap (yes, you get to the battery) was made in the likeness of a metal cover – finish top and bottom is rough, while the rest of the surface is smooth. The phone comes in several colors. We came to us one of the nicer units – turquoise. It is also worth noting that the battery cover overlaps on all sides and has built-in buttons. The latter have a clear backlash. Praise be for Wiko for good placement of all the elements, so without any problem, you can reach the thumb bar to adjust the volume.Wiko Robby screen is hidden under the cover of plastic – coating easily bends under pressure, which is not difficult to effect a Jacuzzi, and thus of damage to the matrix accidental dropping phabletu. The screen from the top and bottom of the frame is surrounded by a lot (like HTC design) and dark gray (metallic) imitations grilles multimedia speakers. Competent speakers are two – a rare phenomenon in the phones of this class, which certainly is worth appreciating. It is worth mentioning flaws – there are only a few. The most important is the quality of fit of the entire structure, since the housing has a tendency to crackle in the upper and lower periphery. This is no different from pleckami, which are susceptible to sagging. Wiko Robby did not impress the fans of slim phones, as it weighs 185 grams measuring nearly 1 centimeter thick. Competition in this field performs better, as indeed you can see in the table below.
In the case of Robby Wiko we have a 5.5-inch display generates an image in HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels). The die was made with IPS technology. It's not a combination worthy of the best phone on the market, but for a cheap smartphone is pretty good. Just to browse the Internet and the use of popular applications and games. Ba, until recently, was one of the most common configuration of devices with mid-range, and here it is, after all talking about a smartphone for 500 dollars.minimum illumination is a little too strong – 26 cd / m2 will probably strongly dazzle the eyes less wyczulonych geeks, but I already bothered. Positive surprises while the maximum brightness of 536 cd / m2 – with such parameters, you can easily use your smartphone even on sunny days. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Maximum Brightness"] [test slug = "display-battery" virtual = "TEST_JASNOSC_AKU" order = "desc" selected = "21908" type = "single" product_id = "21,908.21818, 21780,21722,21102,21718,21422,21104,21402,21096,21746,21720,21714,21724,21296,21264,21604,21842,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Brightness minimum "] [test slug =" display-battery "virtual =" TEST_JASNOSC_AKU_MIN "order =" asc "selected =" 21908 "type =" single "product_id =" 21908,21818,21780,21722,21102,21718,21422,21104 , 21402,21096,21746,21720,21714,21724,21296,21264,21604,21842,21800 "] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] due to the presence of the processor company MediaTek, in the display settings established itself Miravision technology, using which it is possible it is to adjust the contrast, color saturation, and color temperature. As a result, content displayed on your screen will look a little better. But do not expect miracles, because the same IPS panel in Robby is not the best quality – the colors are pale and washed out. It is worth noting that the testing Robby did not notice any problems with tactile feedback – the system without delay interpret each command, which is not the norm in this price segment.
manufacturer applied the matrix of 8 megapixels with a lens aperture of f / 2.0. This seemingly bad combination, because the sensor gets a lot of light. Selfies to serve while the 5 megapixel camera (the lens aperture of f / 2.4). On the front and the rear panel, you can also find one LED illuminate the LED. >>> See sample photos at full resolution So many theories, time to practice. I'll start by saying that Wiko Robby is able to capture decent photos, as long as prevailing favorable lighting conditions. Then the photographs are characterized by good detail and tonal range is acceptable. Can boast of equipment for proper operation of the auto focus. Of course not count on the images the likes of the Galaxy S7, but bearing in mind the characteristics of the camera is not bad. Image quality drops significantly when it starts to subside dark. Then there is also the problem of sizeable image noise, as well as the sluggish autofocus operation, which at worst very often behaves as if it did not work – as a result gathered a lot of blurry shots. Regarding the default camera app I have to praise the manufacturer for the approach to the subject. This is not a typical program with a lot of errors, which is found in low-cost smartphones with the Middle Kingdom. Wiko went a step further, so we get a clear and very easy to use interface. Among the modes we find, among other things professional, where we set light sensitivity of Auto by 100, 200, 400, 800, up to 1600), white balance, saturation, sharpness, and exposure. It is of course the machine from which you will probably use most often. Videos will record a maximum resolution of FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) and the quality is not the worst – colors in most cases are mapped correctly, but it is worth paying attention to the delicate problem of catching focus and unnatural change in the brightness of the filmed object (well you can see it in the 13s). The video is recorded at 30 frames per second. The quality of the recorded sound is correct. Recording Wiko Robby should not be the most pleasant and it's not even here about the importance of which is not especially felt when doing this, but on balance. The phone has a tendency to gently tilt to the right side, which at the longer recordings may interfere. The front camera is perhaps not the solution of the highest quality, but works in his role. When worse light comes to the aid LED disposed on the upper frame.
We have reached the point where all the advantages Wiko Robby secondary to, and on the first moves of little interesting SoC, accompanied by modest RAM. This combination had no right to go. Wiko Robby uses a quad-core MediaTek MT6580M (ARM Cortex-A7) clocked at 1.3 GHz. It provides graphics rendering while the dual-core Mali-400MP2, supported by 1 GB of RAM. This combination of modest, we find first of all smartphones in China, in a very similar price range. Designed so the phone can not make a note of good results in tests of synthetic, which can be seen primarily AnTuTu and Geekbench 4. In the first smartphone received 24909 points, and in the second for 408 points Single Core and Multi Core for 1,153 points. [Wptab style = "4" title = "AnTuTu 6: Total"] [test slug = "android-antutu-6" order = "desc" selected = "21908" virtual = "antutu-total-6" type = "single "product_id =" 21908,21818,21780,21850,21720,21296,21604,21842,21742 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" PC Mark Android Work "] [test slug =" PCMark -Android "order =" desc "selected =" 21908 "virtual =" PCMark-android-work "type =" single "product_id =" 21908,21818,21780,21850,21720,21296,21604,21842,21742 "] [ / wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "3DMark Unlimited: Total"] [test slug = "3dmark" order = "desc" selected = "21908" virtual = "3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total" type = "single" product_id = "21908,21818,21780,21850,21296,21604,21842,21742"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "GFXBench T-Rex"] [test slug = "gfxbench -fps "order =" desc "selected =" 21908 "type =" single "virtual =" t-rex-3-onscreen "product_id =" 21908,21818,21780,21720,21296,21604,21842 "] [/ wptab ] [wptab_end] Testing, testing, but more important is how the smartphone falls during normal use. And here's a little surprise – after Robby, you can not really know that lacks power. Interface admittedly slower than in other devices with more concrete specification, but I have not noticed visible downtime while using your phone. These will see only when the application starts, because the waiting time is long. Even longer we wait to run more demanding games, the likes of Mortal Kombat X or Asphalt Xtreme. It is, of course, keep in mind that simply playing Robby is not the most pleasant due to the poor performance of the graphics chip, and only 1 GB of RAM – decreases in liquidity are on the agenda. Simpler titles should not be a problem however. Due to low productivity, mounted in Wiko Robby components do not tend to have problems with overheating – even at full load. Telephone in the upper part of the housing reaches the top 31 degrees Celsius, while the lower part is even lower temperature by two degrees.
System and interface
Telephone manages the Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow), which has been slightly modified by the manufacturer. This is not the newest compilation, but it is worth bearing in mind that Android 7.0 Nougat so far has not yet been released by the largest mobile industry. software served by Wiko not really to my liking, mainly because of unattractive system icons. Of course you can install another launcher, but it is another burden for components. App Drawer displays a list of installed applications in vertical and they are grouped alphabetically. Unfortunately, there is no possibility of any modification, and therefore grouping in folders can only dream of. The most interesting solutions is worth mentioning mode, one-hand operation, which activate by swiping the icons of system. Reduced interface is attracted to the left or right edge of the screen. There was also a wake-up by double-tapping the screen, as well as "smart" gestures that when the appropriate stamp can run an application or make a call. It is worth mentioning about the application of the bizarre name of "Help Phone", which offers speed up the system, cleaning the cache, manage notifications, as well as energy.
Energy provides a battery with 2500 mAh capacity, which is not excessively high. With occasional use of the modules communication Wiko Robby should last one day away from the charger. However, if you plan to make full use of the smartphone it should be upgraded in energy bank or a second battery. Indeed, this is confirmed by our testing. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Normal operation"] [test slug = "battery" order = "desc" selected = "21908" virtual = "PCMark-work" type = "single" product_id = "21,908.21818, 21780,21850,21798,21604,21842,21742 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" Games "] [test slug =" battery "order =" desc "selected =" 21908 "virtual =" battery-rex "type =" single "product_id =" 21908,21818,21850,21798,21842 "] [/ wptab] [wptab style =" 4 "title =" charging time "] [test slug =" battery "virtual = "charging-ac" order = "desc" selected = "21908" type = "single" product_id = "21908,21818,21780,21850,21798,21720,21296,21604,21842,21742"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end ] the full cycle of charging the battery charger supplied with the standard kit lasts 152 minutes. It's a really long time, the more that the battery is not yet overly roomy. After only 15 minutes, we renew for 13% of the energy, and the next quarter, this value increases to 28%. For comparison, Krüger & Matz Live 4S battery with a similar capacity to charge only needs 106 minutes. Do not run out of power saving mode, which allows us to manage the processes in the background, as well as turn off synchronization, and thereby extend the operating time when we are away from the wall. This mode can be activated manually or automatically. We also have available a super energy saving, which limits the functionality phabletu to the basic minimum. Once activated, we can go to your contacts, call, send a message, and go to the application clock.
As mentioned earlier, Wiko Robby was equipped with two speakers, which are located on the front panel. It is primarily the domain of HTC, so I was pleasantly surprised that the French succeeded in such a cheap device to reach for a similar patent. Curiosity ordered me immediately to enable a cool track and test stereo sound. And here disappointed. The sound quality is low, and what is worse, the sound surges – for the pleasure of listening no way. During the conversation with the speaker bring out a small noise. Also, the microphone does not work as we would have wished. In this respect, against the background of competing products Robby falls at best average.
The manufacturer decided on a dual card slot SIM (dual standby), and therefore without any problem, we can use two SIM cards in a standard micro. The sockets are located under the battery cover, and next to them a microSD card reader. This is definitely a better solution than the widely used hybrid slots that limit functionality. Data transmission is responsible 3G modem for downloading data at a maximum speed of 21.1 Mbps. The single is also a WiFi module (standard b / g / n), the action of which I have no major complaints. GPS (standard A-GPS, GLONASS + BDS) performs without reservations – quickly set the position, and it alone can cope with a route, and there is no need to activate support from the packet data. Always lead to the aim pursued. This is very good news, because a lot of smartphones MediaTek system has big problems with this.
Built-in memory, OTG, Miracast
Wiko Robby has 16 GB of internal memory, but a large part is occupied by the system and pre-installed applications. As a result, the user remains at the disposal of 11.13 GB. This is not very much so you may want to use the microSD card reader (without problems handled editorial media with a capacity of 128 GB). Phablet also offers support for OTG and cope with almost all the possible test devices available in our editorial. He relied only on the HDD without power and NTFS file system. But it is no shame for a manufacturer, because not enough that the equipment is able to deal with it. It should be noted that there was no wireless screen sharing (Miracast) – is a disease of the SoC.
Summary and evaluation
Wiko Robby is primarily phablet cheap, and therefore, directed to the less demanding. For 499 gold you get a nice looking phone that will work in basic tasks. Noteworthy is a dual SIM card slot, which is still a rarity on the market – all the more useful that, after extended Aero2 free internet access. But it is worth to buy with your head, and consciously aware of what the smartphone can not. For example, if you need a gaming device that you should definitely look for something more expensive, based on better components. [Temperatura2 product_id = "21908"]