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.
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.