In line with its lower-end predecessors, Bloom, Lenny, Sunset, Fizz and Goa, Wiko’s relatively new offering, ‘RAINBOW’ is just as colourful and packs a bit more punch. The Rainbow is available in seven fun colours (just like a rainbow) and is sure to appeal to all personalities. Its 5” hi-resolution display means that movies and videos are a pleasurable experience. Packaging: The box itself is just as colourful as the device. It also makes telling if the seal is broken very easy.
What’s in the Box? Once you break the seal, inside the box, you’ll find:
- A Wiko Rainbow device
- Charge cord and Plug Adapter
- One Li-Po battery
- A Warranty booklet
- A Manual
- Three SIM card adapters
- Two extra colourful phone cases (great for colour matching and blocking, which is pretty much in line with the French and their sense of style and pizazz. Fashionable ladies would love this as there’s a colour for every outfit.)
I love that you get so much with the entire package; it just makes it so much more exciting to unbox. It’s also pretty cool that the company was thoughtful enough to include three SIM card adapters – two big ones and a smaller one (for Nano-SIMs) – even though the phone has just two SIM slots. A lot of phone companies underestimate the importance of making such items an integral part of the ‘follow-come’ accessories.
Hardware: The actual phone as it comes in the box, is black in the front with a brownish-grey back casing, which easily pops out to accommodate the extras. Apart from the turquoise and neon yellow colours that come as extras with the device, the interchangeable cases also come in the colours, Black, White, Coral, Fuschia and Violet, which can be purchased separately. The phone’s screen measures 5” with a 720x1280p IPS display.
Software/Performance: From display to look-and-feel to actual processor power, the Wiko Rainbow is a valid competitor with other devices in its range. Browsing and multimedia experience are pleasurable. Complete with cool gesture-based features, vibrating keys and a 4.4.2 Android Operating System, typing and generally operating the device is truly an enjoyable experience. The Camera: The camera on the Rainbow is really not bad at all (That’s a sentence you never thought you’d ever hear, isn’t it?). With a secondary camera of 8 Megapixels and a Primary (Selfie) camera of 2MP, picture quality is smooth, relatively clear and easy on the eyes. It also comes with extra shooting modes and features like Face Detection, ISO adjustment and Smile Shot (this automatically takes a photo when a smile is detected), to enhance your picture/video shooting experience. Check out a few photos I took with both cameras Selfie Camera Back-facing Camera (with flash) The Wiko Rainbow is a pretty good buy if you’re in the market for a budget device with cool features and ample accessories. Look out, Tecno, it’s looking like Wiko will be one to contend with. Vive la vie! Here’s a look at the device specs (for my techie vainies) 😉 Network: H+/WCDMA 900/1900/2100 MHz 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE/ 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Data Segment: HSPA + 21 Mbit/s Operating Segment: AndroidTM 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Processor: Quad Core 1.3 GHz, Cortex-A7 Design: Touch Screen Display Size: 5″ Display Type: TFT, Capacitive Touch, IPS technology Color: 16 million Display Resolution: HD (1280×720 pixels) Multitouch: Yes SIM Card: 2 Mini SIM Available Colours: Black, White, Coral, Turquoise, Fuchsia, Violet, Yellow Neon Size: 146*74*9.3 mm Weight: 167g (with battery) Battery: 2000 mAh Li-Po Standby Time: Up to 260h Talk Time: Up to 16h (2G); 10.48h (3G) Camera:
- MAIN CAMERA : 8.0 megapixels, BSI technology
- OPTION : Magic Camera (Cinemagraph, Object eraser), Face detect, Smile Shot, HDR shot
- FLASH : LED
- FRONT CAMERA : 2.0 megapixels
- DIGITAL ZOOM : 4x
- AUTO FOCUS : Yes
- IMAGE EDITOR : Yes
- COLOR EFFECTS : Mono, Negative, Sepia, Aquatic, Blackboard, Whiteboard
- WHITE BALANCE : Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Twilight …
- VIDEO RECORDER : Full HD 1080p (1920×1088 pixels)
ROM: 4GB RAM: 1GB External Memory: Micro SD up to 32GB Accelerometer: Yes Magnetic Sensor: Yes Proximity Sensor: Yes So what do you guys think? Look like a phone you’d buy?