Wiko launched the Wiko Getaway a few days ago. And we have with us a review device. The Wiko Getaway is a statement by the French company that they want to appeal to consumers first and foremost for the design. Quoting the Kenya Country Manager John Miriti, the devices are targeted to the trendy youth, and the build echoes that.
The Wiko Getaway is a 5 incher with an IPS LCD capacitive HD display and a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 (294 ppi). This is protected by Corning Gorilla glass 2 and powered by a Mediatek MT6582 1.3 GHz QUad Core Processor, 1GB RAM and a 16 GB internal storage. It supports two SIM cards with an option of making one of the slots one for a microSD card with will do upto 32GB in storage. The camera is a 13MP rear and a 5 MP front camera. Inside you get a 2000mAh Li-Po battery.
The device is selling already in the Kenya market at a price of Kshs 21,000 so the price is also a huge value point for Wiko Getaway. We go hands on with the first experience of the device. Click on any image to preview gallery.
First look on the box you get a really cool looking plastic box with a warranty sticker.
Inside there is the phone, and accessories as follows: Power adapter, USB cable, earphones, SIM tray pin with SIM adapters for those with nanoSIM or microSIM to fit into a mini-SIM slot, warranty card and user guide.
The device itself is a beauty, and at Kshs 21,000 this is a looker. The edge has a metal frame on all sides and a slight part metal in the front bottom. The back is a faux leather which is both good on the grip and the looks. The SIM slots are on both sides while on the right we have the volume rocker and power button. The bottom has the microUSB slot and the mouthpiece.
At the top we have the 3.5 mm jack slot and the back has the camera, LED flash and speaker. Back cover is not removable. There are capacitive touch menus at the front with the front camera, earpiece and sensors donning the top part of the phone. On first look this is a phone anyone would want to be seen with, great aesthetics.
We will be documenting the experience in a review a bit later when we have had time with this device. Stay around. Meanwhile, see other images in the gallery below.