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Wiko Robby is one of the three smartphones that the company launched back in August.

Like its other siblings, the U-Feel Lite and the Lenny, the Wiko Robby adds to the growing list of affordable smartphones running on Android Marshmallow in the Kenyan market. But you will be hard-pressed to notice Marshmallow as quickly as you would elsewhere as Wiko has layered its own customized interface on top to give its devices a unique look and feel. This is what, as a user, you will be interacting with.

In the box you get:

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  • A wall adaptor
  • USB cable
  • Earphones
  • Several SIM adaptors for nano, micro and mini SIM cards (why doesn’t everyone do this?)
  • A screen protector
  • Some paperwork (user manual and warranty information)

The Wiko Robby is not a small phone. With a 5.5-inch display, it is quite large and heavy as well. Which is exactly the point: to provide an affordable smartphone with a large display.

The device’s back can be removed to expose the large battery unit (capacity: 2,500mAh) and the slots for inserting at most two SIM cards as well as expanding storage with a microSD card.

The most noticeable omission from the Wiko Robby’s back is a fingerprint scanner, a feature that is now almost a given even on entry-level devices and one that the Robby’s launch sibling, the Wiko U-Feel Lite, packs.

The device makes up for its lack of a fingerprint scanner with a focus on its core proposition: audio. The standout feature of the Wiko Robby’s appearance and overall design is the dual front-facing speakers and microphones on both the top and the bottom. This allows for a unique use case of the device, it can be held and used, comfortably, either way, just as it was the case with another device, Alcatel’s Idol 3.

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The speakers are equipped with 3D surround sound so it promises to be quite the banger.

Wiko Robby Specifications

Display5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels, 267ppi)
ProcessorQuad-core Mediatek MT6580M clocked at 1.3GHz
Memory1GB RAM; 16GB internal storage (expandable via microSD)
Camera8MP at the back; 5MP at the front
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery2,500mAh
Network3G
ConnectivitymicroUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
OtherDual SIM (micro)

The Wiko Robby goes for Kshs 11,000 on Jumia and comes in Gold, Spacey, Bleen and Lime (like the one pictured here) colours.

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