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Wiko T50 Quick Hands-on Review


Wiko, a French smartphone brand, recently announced its first offerings in the Philippines, the budget-friendly Wiko T10, and the T50. The brand is known for combining the latest innovations with the exquisite creative taste of its French heritage.

Wiko T50

WIKO T10 is priced for only ₱4,990 while the WIKO T50 is priced at only ₱11,990. We're taking a closer look at the Wiko T50 to see what it offers for users and can it compete with its competitive price point.

WIKO T50 Specs

Android 11
6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 398ppi
2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
6GB RAM
128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
64MP + 8MP ultra-wide, depth sensor + 2MP macro rear cameras, LED flash
16MP selfie camera
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
Dual SIM, Dual standby
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1
FM Radio
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
4,000mAh battery, 40W fast charging
Colors: Lively Pink, Aqua Green, Midnight Black

Design and Built
Wiko T50 has classic look with bright glossy color, it's available in Aqua green, Lively pink, and the Midnight black colorways. It has a plastic body making it light lightweight and easy to hold.

Wiko T50

The Midnight Black color looks nice and its dark black color somehow makes it a bit look premium. At the back, there is a triple camera array that is vertically aligned with an LED flashlight. with the Wiko branding at the center.

Wiko T50

On the right side is where the power button also doubles as a fingerprint reader together with the volume rocker. It's nice that Wiko went for the power/fingerprint combo button making the back look more attractive.

Wiko T50

While the SIM slot (dual nanoSIM), is placed on the bottom of the phone alongside the USB Type-C port, microphone, and speaker grille. The headphone jack is located at the top.

Display
Front and center is the 6.6-inches Full HD+ display, it has an IPS panel with a 20:9 aspect which is good for browsing through social media, websites, videos, and gaming. It has a good screen-to-body ratio, and the bezels are slim or almost not noticeable which makes the screen looks larger.

Wiko T50

The screen only supports a 60Hz refresh rate, which is good enough but a higher refresh rate would have been nice. The viewing angle is good but not good enough to use when outdoor when the sun shines brightly.

Wiko T50

It has standard display settings where you can activate dark mode, adjust the brightness settings, and other common display settings.

Wiko T50

This phone has impressive slim bezels, which makes the screen looks nice and larger, there's only a minimal bezel at the bottom part but it's still narrow compared to other brands in its price point. With its large screen, it's enjoyable to watch movies and play games in landscape mode.

Wiko T50

The package comes with a Wiko T50 smartphone, protective case, screen protector, SIM pin, USB Type-C cable, charger, and some paper materials.

Cameras

There is a total of four cameras on the T50, the three cameras at the back consist of a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It also has a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

Wiko T50

The photos we took looks nice and it's more than enough to share on social media, it has good colors and a fair amount of sharpness. Photos taken in places with a good amount of light look better and have more details.

Wiko T50


Unlike the standard camera app, the T50 camera UI is not really user-friendly, it takes some learning how to use its features. 

Wiko T50

The camera app supports the usual camera modes such as photos and videos and since there is no label on the icon, it's a bit hard to determine which mode you are using.

Performance
The T50 uses an older MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, paired with Arm Mali-G52 GPU up to a 1GHz peak. This SoC octa-core CPU features two powerful Arm Cortex-A75 CPUs operating up to 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 processors operating up to 1.8GHz, interlinked by a large L3 cache for improved performance. It also has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Wiko T50

It features a dual 4G SIM for data, and voice, it also supports video call quality via VoLTE/ViLTE services, and it has more reliable coverage and lower power consumption from either SIM connection. Unfortunately, it does not support a microSD card so that means it's stuck to 128GB ROM (10% of which is used by the system).

Wiko T50

Performance-wise, since the Helio G85 was released last 2020, its proven to perform well on devices that run on Android 11. For everyday use, it's responsive, and apps launch fast as well as switch between them. The UI has stock skin so it's simple and looks boring.

Wiko T50

Playing games, such as the most popular online MMORG and other shooting games on the Wiko T50 is fun, thanks to MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology it gives gaming smoother performance in heavy-loading game engines, demanding graphics, and intense gameplay.

Battery
This phone packs a 4500mAh battery, it's a bit smaller in its price category compared to other brands that have larger battery capacity. It's good enough for a whole day of use, thanks to the 60Hz screen refresh rate and efficient CPU.

Wiko T50

It supports 40W fast charging which is great since it can charge the battery in about two hours via the USB Type-C port, with no support for reverse charging. It features Battery Saver and Adaptive battery use which can learn and adapt as you use the phone and limit battery for apps that you don't use often.

Pros
Nice design
Large display with thin bezels
Stock OS
Good performance

Cons
Screen only has a 60Hz refresh rate
Powered by an old processor
Low battery capacity
Boring stock UI
Camera app is a bit confusing

Verdict
The Wiko T50 is an attractive smartphone that features a display with thin bezels, good performance, ample storage, a pure Android interface, and a camera that is capable of capturing good-quality images. However, given that there are other brands that offer the same functionality at a price that is more affordable, there is a possibility that some customers would consider it to be expensive at the price of P11,990.

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