Wiko Ufeel Fab
Not everyone is willing to spend their entire monthly income (and perhaps even more) on a fancy flagship smartphone, especially in such trying and unpredictable economic conditions. But instead of opting for a midrange smartphone as you instinctively would, why not tighten your belt a little further and settle for a budget-friendly smartphone like the Wiko Ufeel Fab?
Priced at RM799, the Ufeel Fab is without a doubt an affordable smartphone. It offers fairly decent hardware for the money, too, including a 5.5-inch HD (1,280 x 720) IPS display, a 1.25GHz MediaTek MT6735 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), and a 4,000mAh battery.
On paper, all that hardware sounds pretty convincing. But in reality, the overall performance of the Ufeel Fab leaves much to be desired. While you should have absolutely no trouble endlessly scrolling through your Facebook news feed or browsing the web on Chrome, you definitely will, however, notice the Ufeel Fab having a tough time running graphically-demanding games like Real Racing 3 and Asphalt 8 smoothly.
It should therefore be no surprise, then, that the Ufeel Fab stumbled with our usual suite of benchmarks as well. It scored 2,341 for PCMark’s Work 2.0 benchmark, and 27,918 for AnTuTu. It only managed to scrape through Epic Citadel on Ultra High Quality with an average frame rate of 26.4 fps, and complete 3DMark’s Ice Storm Extreme benchmark with a score of 2,280.
You should be plenty pleased with the image quality of the Ufeel Fab’s 13MP rear camera, provided there’s sufficient enough natural lighting to help things along. Under broad daylight, the Ufeel Fab is well capable of capturing photos that are sharp and detailed with pleasantly vibrant colors. But as expected, its photos have a tendency to appear noisy and grainy when they are shot in a low-light environment.
What we particularly liked about the Ufeel Fab is its generously sized 4,000mAh battery, which, with moderate use, should be able to keep the lights on for a day and a half, at the very least. An impressive feat, no doubt, considering that most smartphones would struggle to even get through a single day without having you clamor desperately for a power socket.
CONCLUSION The Wiko Ufeel Fab is affordable, but there are similarly priced alternatives with a more complete package.
The fingerprint sensor of the Wiko Ufeel Fab is mostly a hit-or-miss affair.