While many Chinese players starting to acquire their market in India, companies like Wickedleak that are born in the country are fighting hard to find their place. The company that rebrands devices has a new offering to their customer today. We got our hands on Wickedleak Wammy Titan 5 and here is our review of the same.
Let’s have a look at the specifications of the Wammy Titan 5 before we jump into our thoughts about the device.
Specifications of Coolpad Note 3
|Device Name||Wammy Titan 5|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6753 1.3 GHz octa-core processor|
|Display||5.5 inch HD IPS Panel|
|Storage||16GB & expandable upto 128GB|
|Rear Camera||13MP Samsung K3L2 CMOS Sensor|
|Front Camera||5 megapixel|
|OS||Android Lollipop v5.1|
|Connectivity||LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi|
|Body / Weight||9.33mm thick and 203 Grams|
|Other||Dual SIM – Dual 4G, Fingerprint Scanner|
Well, that’s a top notch specifications of the price tag of Rs. 13,999. Isn’t it?
We have already listed the hardware specifications of the device above. Out of all those what impresses about the device is, 3GB of RAM and a huge 4165mAh battery. The device that comes close to Wammy Titan 5 is, Lenovo Vibe P1. But this device from Wickedleak has some pluses and also minuses compared to their competition.
The fingerprint is trying to mainstream going forward so does this device also comes with a fingerprint sensor. Sadly, this really disappointed us!
BUILD QUALITY / ERGONOMICS
In terms of the ergonomics, Wickedleak’s Wammy Titan 5 has incorporated what is best for the customers. It has a good looking 5.5 inch full HD display. The chassis around the phone is made of metal and its sturdy to hold. The back panel is removable and is made up of cheap plastic. It comes with a textured design again avoiding the device slipping out of the hand easily.
The device comes with a capacitive buttons out of which home button has a bright backlit. This helps in identifying the buttons clearly under low light scenarios. Towards the rear side, we have a primary camera, a fingerprint scanner setup and a main speaker.The camera sensor is kept a bit inside the surface and is protected by a metal frame. We will talk about the fingerprint in the upcoming section.
Both the volume rocker and power/lock button is placed towards the right hand side. On a whole, the device is very heavy. You can not use it like any other device. We did face pain while handling the device for 10 mins only. When the concerned was raised, the company said, it is due to metallic build and a huge battery setup.
All-in-all, the device is pretty neatly designed with very good screen to display area.
The Wammy Titan 5 comes with a very good vivid display. It has a 5.5-inch full HD display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Touch sensitivity is good. It has a good a good viewing angle as well. The device is usable under both low-light and sunlight scenarios.
The best part of the device (at least for someone like me) is the software that comes loaded with Wammy Titan 5. The device comes with nearly stock Android Lollipop v5.1 out of the box. I’ve always been a fan of stock android and thus this device impresses me very well.
Having a stock Android minimizes the memory footprint of the device. Out of the 3GB RAM, 2.2GB will be available for the user after the initial boot. This is really cool! But wait, I did face device getting hanged when 30 or more apps were running behind. Looks like the OS is not optimized properly after all.
Also, there is a delay in time while turning on the display when it is completely off. This again reduces the point that I personally thought of giving initially.
As the software that comes loaded with device is stock so does the camera features. It is very minimal in terms of features as well. There is a live mode, face beauty mode, panorama, HDR and multi angle view modes for taking images. One can take images by showing a two finger gesture to the camera. There is some effects like negative, mono, blackboard and whiteboard, sepia and aqua.
Not much for video shooting. Only time lapse feature is available. Below are some of the image samples taken with Wammy Titan 5.
As always, we are going to split this section into multiple sections to evaluate the performance of the device.
- Fingerprint Scanner: One word, really bad! We were really disappointed with the accuracy of the fingerprint sensing in this device. Though it supports 360 degree scanning, it really irritates while unlocking the device. Once it fails to recognize your fingerprint, it takes a couple of seconds before it allows you to try unlocking again. Probably all this due to poor selection of the sensor. It is very small and only part of your fingerprint will be recognized at a time.
- Sound: Not so great, but it is good. The device can emit pretty good sound inside the closed wall and it is OK while in the wild. There was no earplug inside the box to check the audio output. But while using other branded earplug, it was really good.
- Gaming: With 3GB of RAM and 2.2GB available for the end user, you can play any highend game with Coolpad Note 3. We played games like Asphalt 8, FIFA 2015 etc. There were some hiccups while there were many apps running behind. Otherwise the device works like a charm. And not to forget, the device gets heated up on a medium usage.
- Battery: Huge! 4165mAh battery is really huge and pocket friendly for extensive users. We got 5-6hrs of screen-on-time upon using the device under wifi and 4G mode. That justifies the combination of stock UI + huge battery. Yes, we expected it bit more, but this was really good. One last thing to mention, though the company says device comes with a quick charging functionality, we never saw the device getting charged quickly. Sorry Wickedleak. We are not convinced by the claims.
Talking about the benchmarks, the Wickedleak Wammy Titan 5 performed similar to other devices with the same SoC. In some cases, it did better as well.
AnTuTu Score: 34293
Geekbench Score: Single Core – 612 & Multi Core – 2799
Quadrant Score: 19491
“Heavier Outside but Lighter Inside”. Still wondering why we said this? In simple words, the Wickedleak Wammy Titan 5 weighs more than the standard and its painful to handle. But it has very minimal features. Also, it packs a really heavy hardware specifications with a lighter stock Android inside. Considering all these, the Wammy Titan 5 can be considered as a buying option. It can give a stiff competition to devices like Lenovo Vibe P1, Gionee S7 and others. But for those who are brand conscious, Wickedleak might have do lots to convince them going forward.
Wickedleak Wammy Titan 5
"Wammy Titan 5 takes everything that made the previous-generation Titan 4 great, and advance it to a new level. It is made with High grade Metal Aluminium Frame, the strongest alloy ever used in the Titan series. It features Full HD IPS displays made from one the strongest cover glass used in any smartphone in the world, the Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance. And Wammy Titan 5 is available in elegant gold and silver finishes."
- Build Quality
- Battery Backup
- Hardware Specifications
- Heating Issue
- Software Lag
- HARDWARE 80%
- ERGONOMICS 75%
- DISPLAY 80%
- SOFTWARE 80%
- CAMERA 75%
- PERFORMANCE 65%