WIKO Fever looks like a smartphone with a simple and elegant design, just as the most important top of the range of the moment. On the other hand, gives a nod to a low/medium price range and that is why one of the most interesting smartphone these days.
On the front there is a large glass panel which houses a 5.2-inch wide display. That Panel is slightly curved to the sides, just as they do on Apple’s iPhone 6s and flows into a frame that surrounds the entire Terminal. The frame separates the display from the back housing, not made up, in this case, from high-quality materials. The removable shell is a material which at first recalls the skin, but it’s actually plastic. The texture is applied but does not return a grip noteworthy. Once removed, you cannot gain access to the battery, but you can enter up to two microSIM.
An interesting detail is the presence of antennas along the side frame, which, according to the French manufacturer says, are glowing in the dark. In the model under test (black) that phosphorescence is not revealed.
Unlike the left side of the frame, which is completely empty, the right side houses the volume rocker button for turning on/off the Terminal. In the lower part of the frame was placed a micro USB 2.0 port for charging and data transfer with the microphone. The upper part of the frame remains bare, except for the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
An LED flash dual-tone and a slightly protruding camera inhabit the back of Wiko Fever. There is also a speaker. Unfortunately it is not very powerful because it arranged so that by supporting just the Fever on a flat surface, the sound is muffled.
The glass front panel houses the speaker for the incoming audio, sensors and a front-facing camera. Especially love the flash that accompanies the latter as selfie that the terminal can give are really good. There is also an RGB led for notifications.
Display and camera
WIKO Fever has a great display with Full HD resolution and pixel density very high: you are 424 pixels per inch. This is an IPS so the viewing angle is good as well as the behavior in the Sun (by virtue of ambient light sensor which seems to behave very well).
Overall, this is one of the few medium-priced/low end smartphone with a display so good.
The rear camera is from 13 megapixel camera while the front one is from 5 mpx. Both, overall, are sufficient. As for the rear camera, the shots are good, but you have to have a certain predisposition to click: the focus is not particularly fast, in fact, and this is a detail that should not be underestimated. It’s good management of light, even at night. The details that you manage to capture, however, are not many: probably the sensor is of excellent quality.
As for the front camera, however, is particularly appreciated the presence of an LED flash that, combined with the sensor 5 mpx, causes the shot of selfie always go through.
Finally, the videos are okay: Wiko Fever can record 30 fps in Full HD footage.
Software and performance
WIKO Fever comes out of the box with Android Lollipop 5.1 installed. This is not a stock Android at 100% because there is a slight customization by Wiko, concentrated mostly on the aesthetics of the system. The redesign is complete as far as the icons: Wiko chose a minimalist style and equal for all icons, as regards the shape.
The system overall runs discreetly: during the test have been rare situations of freezing and jamming.
As for the more technical details, Wiko MT6753 Cortex-A53 chipset MediaTek Fever hosting the Octa-core processor with 1.3 GHz with the clock frequency equal to 64-bit architecture. The GPU is a Mali-T20, while the RAM is 3 GB.
The hardware is therefore very respectable for a Terminal like that and makes itself felt in everyday use: Wiko Fever is able to perform any type of application, from social to games with heavy graphics, passing for applications to manage documents. Very few customers.
Speaking of memory available, the Fever is sold in one Setup: 16 GB, acceptable for the average user, very few for those who use more than their smartphone. However, you can insert a microSD and expand the memory up to 64 GB.
From the point of view of connectivity, in addition to GSM modules and Wiko Fever offers 3 g, LTE module. Good behavior in receiving and call. Also the Wi-Fi was stable and without interruptions.
As regards autonomy, with 2900 mAh battery you can leave the charger at home and use your smartphone all the time that you want.
And the price? Nothing to say here. WIKO Fever comes officially to € 199, and deals are also available on the net that offer it a few euros less.