Wiko Mobile is one of those smartphone manufacturers that have a reputation of pushing very affordable devices onto the market. Wiko Slide2 is one of those phones from the French company that has made enjoyable user experience with some great features possible at a very pocket-friendly rate. The smartphone offers a huge HD display, robust cameras, relatively powerful battery and an octa-core processor.
Design and Display
I think the idea for the Slide2 is for a device that gives a somewhat premium feel, even if it is feigned, so as not to give users away easily. The phone, which has a chassis made of plastic, is rimmed with a metallic frame and parades a ‘leather-effect finish’ on the rear. The design is good; just not completely exceptional. Wiko Slide2 packs a 5.5-inch HD display – generous screen estate for respectably enjoyable movie watching and gaming experience.
Camera and Storage
On the camera front, Wiko Slide2 is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. That pair of snappers look like ones to deliver awesome, wide-angle shots. The smartphone will come with internal storage memory of either 8 GB or 16 GB, which you will be able to add another 64 GB to using a microSD card.
Processor, RAM and OS
Wiko Slide2 is seemingly equipped for a performance level that will make you feel you have made a good purchase, with an octa-core Cortex-A7 processor running the show. The 1.4GHz CPU will be helped in its assignment by either 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM; the latter offering should enable smooth multitasking. With Android 5.1 Lollipop being the chosen OS here, users are in for very enjoyable experience. The OS choice is impressive for an affordable smartphone like this one.
The Slide2 is equipped with a large 2820mAh Li-Polymer battery that is supposed to give you nearly 30 hours of talk time. It supports dual-SIM functionality. The device comes with usual connectivity features, including Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi.
Availability and Pricing
It is not clear if the Wiko Slide2 is available in Nigeria at this time, but it has gone on sale in Kenya. The phone sells for 9,999 ksh in the East African country at this time, converting to about N20,000 price in Nigeria using the official exchange rate. Although slightly more expensive, the Slide2 represents more value that the smaller ASUS ZenFone Go 4.5 and compares relatively well against the impressive Lenovo K3 Note.
Main Specs at a Glance
– 5.5-inch HD display
– 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras
– 1.4GHz, octa-core processor
– 1GB/2GB RAM
– 8GB/16GB onboard storage
– Android 5.1 Lollipop
– 2820mAh battery
– Dual SIM