Indian Smartphone Startup Wickedleak has been in the market for a long time. It has released many phablets and low-cost Android smartphones, but has failed to create a buzz. Its latest smartphone, Wammy One, also caters in the budget smartphone category and competes with the likes of Lenovo A6000, Xiaomi Redmi and Micromax Yu Yureka.
Wammy One has a few advantages over its competitors and some drawbacks too. Let's discuss them in detail:
Design & Built
Wammy One is a well-built smartphone with appreciable looks. It is available in black and white colours. The frost white colour, with glossy, matte finish and a golden rim on the bezel, gives it a classy touch. Measuring 7.7 mm, Wammy One also feels sleek and fits perfectly in the palm.
The front panel features an OGS (One Glass Solution) panel with a DragonTrail galls protection. There are 3 capacitive buttons featured below: Home, menu and back functions. In the front, Wammy One has a camera, earpiece and proximity sensor. Both the lock/sleep and Volume rocker buttons have been placed on the top left edge and the primary camera on the top rear. Wammy One also features a sparse speaker grille on the bottom of the back and necessary 3.5 mm and Micro USB port at the top.
Wammy One boasts a 5-inch IPS OGS display with a resolution count of 540x960 pixels which makes the phone inferior to its competitors. If Wickedleak had featured a 720p screen, it could have been counted at par with Lenovo A6000 or Yu Yureka. However, the display showcases decent colour with ample brightness, contrast and crispness. Like most budget smartphones, Wammy One also has poor visibility under direct sunlight.
Wammy One features a stock Android user interface. The interface also comes equipped with few utilities to customize the screen and make it more impressive. The phone also has a few gesture controls for operation. The biggest advantage of stock Android interface is that it refrains from featuring unnecessary bloatware and gives enough space to install apps as per your choice.
Wammy One also comes pre-rooted with an unlocked bootloader. A pre-rooted smartphone has several advantages over locked smartphones; the biggest being one doesn't need to worry about voiding warranty while trying some other ROMs on the phone.
Wammy One packs a mediaTek Octa-Core MT6592 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It also has 1GB of RAM memory and 8GB of ROM memory. You can expand the memory up to 32 GB by adding a micro SD card.
Wammy One performed really well in our real life test. We didn't notice any visible lags throughout the daily usage or while playing heavy graphics games. It also played all of our high encoded test videos.
In the Synthetic Benchmarking test, the Wammy One achieved well for its specification. In our regular Antutu and Quadrant benchmarking test, the device achieved 28301 and 11539 respectively.
Its speaker is quite loud. However, the bundled earphone lacks quality and produces below average quality sound.
The phone features an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. The quality of output images is usable with good colour reproduction; but if you consider the quality, it's not up to the expectation. Images clicked in ambient lights are fine but still lacks the expected details. In challenging lights, the camera suffers and produces muddy images. The front camera also produces average quality images.
Wammy One comes powered with a removable 2800 mAh Li-ion battery. The battery is good enough for a low resolution screen and provides expected life with heavy usage. In our video loop test, Wammy One lasted a little more than 5 and half hours. With mixed usage on 3G and WiFi, few hours of playing games, music listening and watching a movie, it lasted for a day.
Price-wise Wickedleak Wammy One comes in the category of Lenovo A6000 and Xiaomi Redmi 1S. The Yu Yureka and Xiaomi Redmi Note, both are a little expensive than this so we can't compare it to them. However, in comparison with Lenovo A6000, Wammy One lacks 4G connectivity and 720p screen which the Lenovo set features. However the biggest advantage of Wammy One is it's a pre-rooted smartphone with good enough performance and impressive look.
Available at Rs 7,990 (at the time of filing this review), it is a good choice and recommended if you're looking for a well-performing, good looking smartphone with usable camera.
- Impressive Built
- Great Looks
- Octa-Core Processor
- Stock Android ROM
- qHD display
- Average camera quality