Wammy One : The True Octa Core

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The low bezzels make it a handy device

People often say that there is no scope for start up. Oh! really, then what will you call this? WickedLeak is a a company started in 2012 and right now it is competing with the Leaders like Samsung, Xiaomi, LG etc. WickedLeak is a company which makes smartphones with great specification at a great price. And in 2014 they launched their new budget device, Wammy One ( Ya it’s so great that it took us 1 year to see what all it has and Review it), with a price of just Rs. 8,990, this device has some serious power.

Build

The Wammy One has a sturdy build with the camera on the left corner with a flash. The power button and the volume keys of the phone are on write, and after using it for some time the buttons were as good as good as new. I was hopping that they would become a little loose or something but it wasn’t.

The low bezzels make it a handy device

WickedLeak also provides a flip cover and a screen guard with it which made it more durable and sturdy. The screen guard was already applied out of the box and was of good quality. Same goes for the back cover. The bezels of the phone are also not so big, though it has a 5″ display but it gives a firm grip and is easy to hold.

Specifications

  • 5-inch (540×960 pixels) qHD IPS OGS display with Dragontrail glass protection
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • Mali-450 GPU
  • 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)
  • 2800mAh replaceable battery

Hardware

The phone has a great set of hardware, The Mediatek Processor and the GPU are remarkably good.

Image Courtesy: Letz Write

 

The phone has a powerfull Octa-Core processor which makes the phone a good performer, The Mali 450 GPU is also a great GPU which gives the device a good punch while gaming. It is coupled with 1 GB of RAM which is not that great.

I researched about the processor, though some could think that having as much ram is possible is good, but that’s not so, yes it is that if the phone would have 2 GB of RAM than it could be great (seeing the competitors), but the processor has a limit of the RAM required, the processor is compatible with some limited amount of RAM and increasing it would not increase the performance a lot.

In this case, the change in RAM would not have bought a great difference in the performance, so  I am good with the 1 GB ram as well. This also makes a good boost to the battery.

It has got a 5″ IPS display which has great viewing angles but still if it had HD Resolution than it could be better.

User interface

The UI is pretty much like the stock Android, it is smooth, clean, minimal, and simple. It has got some tweaks which makes it an exceptional device, Like

Air Gesture:  This feature allows a person to slide through different screens by just waving hand in front of the phone, it sometimes didn’t recognise the hand, you need to put your hand just in from of the sensor.

Wake-up Gesture: This feature allows user to put several gestures for different things like making M for going directly to your messaging app.

wammy-one-gesture-wake

Audio

The performance of the phone is great, looks are great, build is great, in call audio is great but the audio from the loud speaker is just not that great. It was crisp and clear when it came but after two weeks, I can’t hear any bass. That’s the only Con till now I found.

Camera

The Camera performance of the phone was overall good, it struggled in low light but in sunlight, the phone was able to give some good, sharp photos. Here are some samples:

IMG_20141227_133030The shots aren’t the best but is still if you got enough light than the camera will impress you.

Battery

The Battery of the phone is also impressive, using it on a normal base was resulting in a battery backup of around a day.

Performance

The phone performance was the best part, it played any game on it flawlessly, we played Temple Run 2, Asphalt 8, Nova 3, Modern Combat 5 and Real Racing 3, Only in Modern Combat 5 and Real Racing, we discovered some frame drops, other than that it was doing great. We also Did some benchmarks and we got The Following Results:

Antutu: 29,001

Quadrant: 11,920

Nena Mark: 47FPS

 

Final Verdict: Wammy One is A great buy if you have to buy a phone with good specs, which can do all the daily stuffs very easily and can play almost any game flawlessly, It Could be better if they had given a better Screen and Camera. 

 

Credits:

Letz Write, For the pictures.

Mohit, for providing me the phone for 3 Days.

 

We would also try to get the device fully to get a complete hands on, and will then be telling some more pros and cons.