Wickedleak has been one of the fast growing Indian OEM who is coming up with great devices recently. The company is known for selling high end specifications at an affordable rice similar to Xiaomi. We got hands on with the latest device from the company and here we bring you Wickedleak Wammy One review!
India has been witnessing some great smartphone launches recently. In that, the entry or budget segment has been a fast growing line of smartphones. Companies like Xiaomi, Motorola, ASUS have been giving tough time to well known Indian OEM’s Micromax, Karbonn and Lava. This segment is a hot cake for companies. The country is going to witness more competition from the startup, Wickedleak!
Why? Read on with our review on Wammy One and find out yourself
Wammy One Specifications
- Octa-core MediaTek (MT6592) processor with a Mali-450 GPU
- 5-inch (540×960 pixels) qHD IPS OGS (one-glass solution) display with Dragontrail glass protection
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB)
- 8-megapixel rear camera with BSI II sensor and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM)
- 3G, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, Micro-USB, A-GPS, and Bluetooth
- 2800mAh replaceable battery
Wickedleak may not be not known brand. But the company has done good job in picking hardware for its devices. Wammy One packs a value of money hardware with few drawbacks as well!
Wammy One has got a pretty impressive hardware for the price range it falls under. It is powered by Octa-core MediaTek (MT6592) processor clocked at 1.4GHz with a Mali-450. However, the impressive processor is backed by just 1GB of RAM, which shows lag here and there while using the device extensively!
For the snappers, the device has got an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. Power button sits below volume rocker buttons on the left hand side of the device. The capacitive touch button works flawlessly and have got backlight for using the device under low light.
The back panel is removable, and the battery compartment, two SIM card slots and a slot for the microSD card lie beneath it.
The 5-inch device has got low resolution. Many devices around this price like Redmi Note has got at least an HD display. qHD is again one of the drawbacks of this device.
BUILD QUALITY / ERGONOMICS
Having a great high-end specs doesn’t end the story of being a good phone. It should have a good build quality to hold that. Wickedleak has done a good job in this division. The company has used good quality plastic to wrap the hardware.
The Wammy One is not exceptionally attractive, but it looks and build quality are more comparable, sometimes even better, than other phones in the same price range. Though the back panel is made up of plastic, it is quite sturdy to hold.
5-inch device is very handy to hold and perform tasks in one hand mode. Less bezels around the screen increases the screen-to-body ratio for a maximized viewing experience. Even though the speaker is kept on the back part of the device, the company has done a good job in giving enough space to emit a loud noise out of it.
SOFTWARE / OPERATING SYSTEM
The Wammy One runs on the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box which is the bare minimum we expect from any new Android phone today. Wickedlead has promised to push the Lollipop update to this device in the coming months.
The important thing about the OS is, it doesn’t contain any bloatware. The OS is almost near to being stock except few added features like wake-up gestures and air gestures. Lets have a look at these two features,
This feature enables a capability to wake up the device by double tapping the screen when it is off. Not just that, there are 8 other gestures which can perform dedicated tasks. Like if you draw C gesture when the screen is off, it will wake up the device, unlock it and takes you directly to dial screen.
Enabling this will allow users to slide through screens air waving their hand in front of the sensors next to earpiece.
DISPLAY AND UI
The display of Wammy One is bright enough under the sun as well as in the dark. The qHD display adds bit blurs to the text. Apart from that UI of the device is similar to the stock Android. The screen is very responsive while performing wake-up gestures.
The Wammy One has got a decent camera both on the front and the back. They are not that impressive. 8MP camera on the rear performed better on normal light and low light conditions. The stock camera comes with very less features. However, the HDR mode of the device clicked patchy images which was disappointing to me.
The front selfie camera can click average quality images.
The call clarity of the Wammy One is very good. The caller and callee can hear the voice clearly on the both the ends. We never faced any call drops during our usage. Even the loud speaker was pretty good at emitting clear voice.
Both the earpiece and the loud speaker have got very good sound clarity. During the call, if you lower the volume to very minimal, you will hear a very low voice. Apart from that, medium to high volume rocker can emit clear voice out of the earpiece.
The Loudspeaker is amazing! The space allocated to the speaker on the back paid back for the design. It gets pretty loud and sounds adequately crisp too. Even if you keep the device on a flat surface you will be able to clear output from the loudspeaker.
The Wammy One has got an impressive battery of 2800mAh. For a 5-inch device this is like heavy topping on chocolate cake. On a moderate use in real-world conditions, we got one and half day of battery backup with switching between Wi-Fi connections. After switching to 3G, the device lasted within 8 hours.
PERFORMANCE AND BENCHMARKS
Performance is something which every smartphone buyer will ask for. How will a user feel when the device starts slowing down upon installing few applications? So we did put the Wammy One under heavy performance test and noted down the benchmark scores.
I should tell you frankly that the hardware combination of this device played a huge role in getting good results in our benchmark tests. Octa-core processor + qHD screen resolution was proved to be a best combination to get good performance out of this device.
Antutu Benchmark Score : 28188
Quadrant Score: 11596
Vellamo Benchmark Score: Bowser – 2059; Multi-core – 1352; Metal – 800
Wickedleak Wammy One is a decent phone in the range. Though it comes with few negatives, one can surely buy this device for Rs. 8000. It also comes with an optional Aqua protect Water Resistant Technology at Rs. 1,500 extra that would let the smartphone sustain for more than 30 minutes in water.
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