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Wickedleak Wammy One Review


By Jayanta Ghosh

A decent midrange smartphone with good built and fetures

Wickedleak which is a brand known for manufacturing competitively priced smartphones and they are in India from now more than two years. To make their price competitive they sell direct to customers. Recently Wickedleak has introduced a new smartphone called Wammy One at a price of Rs 7,990. Running Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system, the Wammy One features a 5-inch IPS OGS capacitive touch screen.

Design and  Features:
The One has a premium look, and sports a dual-tone exterior. Must say that Wickedleak  improved a lot in the design part. This Wammy One looks very attractive and with a good quality finish. Weight with battery is 133 grams and dimensions are 71.07 x 145.81 x 7.83 (mm). The front panel is made of a Dragontrail glass, protecting the OGS display panel below. The front panel features the capacitive buttons for Home, Menu and Back on the bottom, along with the earpiece and front camera on the top. The volume rocker and power button are placed on the left side of the handset, while the microUSB and headphone jack are available on the top. On the rear panel, which is made of ABS plastic, sports a large speaker grill on the bottom and the rear camera and flash are placed towards the top-left.

Below the rear panel is the battery housing with the microSD card slot and the two SIM card slots. Under the hood  the Wammy One is powered with Mediatek MT6592 chipset, which features an 8-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz each and supplied with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage provided is 8GB, of which, the user available capacity is 5.68GB. The Wammy One provides a simple 8MP camera with an LED flash on the rear and also a 5MP front-facing camera. Inside the box you will find the Wammy one handset, 2800 mAh battery, free flip cover, free plastic case, travel charger, data cable, earphone and user guide.

Performance:
The Wickedleak Wammy One is a relatively well built smartphone with a quite a  premium look to it. The Wammy One bundles along a flipcase in the box. The Wammy One features a 5-inch IPS OGS display with a resolution of just 540×960 pixels. It is strange that Wickedleak is moving back to a non-HD display while the rest of the industry is heading towards 2K displays and beyond. The OGS display is protected by a Dragontrail glass and comes preinstalled with a screen protector. Wammy One is no different from any regular 8-core Mediatek-powered smartphone. There was no visible lag or sluggishness in the user interface. The stock Android UI adds to the sombre feel and you can use your own choice of an Android home launcher to suit your preference. The high end games like Asphalt 8 were playable and smooth. Talking about the camera the 8MP rear camera is quite decent and capable to take quick shots altogether. The front camera has a 5MP sensor, but its perform bit average. The smartphone is powered using a 2800 mAh battery can the manufacturer states that the One can give you an average talk time of 9 hours and around 11 hours of standby time.

Specs: 5-inch IPS OGS display Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system Octa-core processor 1 GB RAM 8 Gb internal memory expandable up to 32 GB 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera 2800 mAh battery
Pros: Built quality, decent specs, battery life
Cons: Average camera performance

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Final Thoughts

Priced at Rs 8,490, the Wammy One is slightly looks bit pricy and though it is a improved version of it predecessor, but will face a tough compitition in this segment as not much unique feature it is offering with this product.

Overall Score 2.8
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