Hum­ble Harry

Wiko Harry

HWM (Malaysia) - - UNLOCKED - by Peter Chu

So, you’re think­ing about buy­ing your child their first smart­phone. As much as you feel in­clined to spoil them silly with a Sam­sung Gal­axy S8 or an iPhone 7 Plus, it would prob­a­bly be more re­ward­ing to teach them a les­son in hu­mil­ity by start­ing them off with a de­vice that’s a lit­tle more down-to-earth, like the Wiko Harry.

Yes, the Harry might not be fur­nished with the lat­est and great­est hard­ware, but at least it has the essen­tials cov­ered: there’s a bright and de­cently sharp 5-inch HD (1,280 x 720) IPS dis­play on its front, while re­sid­ing be­neath it is a 1.25GHz Me­di­aTek MT6735 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of in­ter­nal stor­age (ex­pand­able up to 128GB via mi­croSD), and a 2,500mAh bat­tery. In­ter­est­ingly, the Harry runs on An­droid 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

As you would ex­pect, the Harry isn’t an out­right trail­blazer in the per­for­mance depart­ment, but we wouldn’t go so far as to call it a slug­gish de­vice. Sure, it might take a sec­ond or two longer to load up your fa­vorite apps com­pared to some of the snap­pier smart­phones out there, but it’s noth­ing too se­vere.

Look on the bright side, at least the Harry per­forms ever-so-slightly bet­ter than its larger and more ex­pen­sive brethren, the Ufeel Fab, which in­ci­den­tally has the same pro­ces­sor and amount of RAM as the Harry. The for­mer ob­tained a score of 2,578 and 28,055 for the PCMark Work 2.0 bench­mark and AnTuTu bench­mark, re­spec­tively, while the lat­ter com­pleted both bench­marks with marginally lower scores of 2,341 and 27,918 in­stead.

That be­ing said, don’t be too op­ti­mistic about the Harry’s abil­ity to run graph­i­cally-de­mand­ing games, as it could only muster an av­er­age 26.8 fps while run­ning the Epic Ci­tadel bench­mark on Ul­tra High Qual­ity. It also com­pleted the 3DMark Ice Storm Ex­treme bench­mark with a luke­warm score of 2,460. These num­bers were rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Harry’s real-world gam­ing per­for­mance, as it did in­deed have a tough time try­ing to run games like Real Rac­ing 3 smoothly.

The im­ages cap­tured by the Harry’s 13MP rear cam­era are sharp and de­tailed enough to be shared on so­cial me­dia with­out hav­ing to worry about your friends and fol­low­ers mock­ing you for us­ing a ‘potato cam­era’.

For a de­vice with a rel­a­tively diminu­tive 2,500mAh bat­tery, we were pretty sur­prised that the Harry man­aged to loop the PCMark Work 2.0 bench­mark for eight hours and 51 min­utes be­fore its bat­tery ca­pac­ity dropped from 100 down to 20 per­cent – one of the perks of hav­ing mod­est hard­ware, we sup­pose.

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Pro­ces­sor 1.25GHz Me­di­atek MT6735 GPU Mali-T720 con­nec­tiv­ity 2.4GHz Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Blue­tooth 4.0 mem­ory 3GB RAM Stor­age 16GB in­ter­nal stor­age (ex­pand­able up to 128GB via MI­CROSD) bat­tery 2,500mAh Li-ion di­men­sions 145 (L) x 72.7 (W) x 9.15 (T) mm weight 160g con­tact Wiko Mo­bile Malaysia Sdn Bhd tele­phone (03) 2711 2792 url my-en. wiko­mo­bile.com

CON­CLU­SION The wiko Harry is a no-frills smart­phone with an at­trac­tive price.

You’ll find a mi­croSD slot and two mi­cro-sIm slots un­derneath the re­mov­able back cover of the wiko Harry.

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