Wiko ufeel Fab Unboxing and First Impressions
The Wiko ufeel Fab is Wiko’s entry to the entry-level smartphone market. It is launched back in 2016 and available at our shores in 2017. While it only costs RM799, it does feature a large 5.5-inch display and a removable back cover.
The design of the ufeel Fab’s packaging is like every other Wiko products. It’s colourful, attractive and actually has an image of the phone at the front. Lifting the top cover reveals the actual device sitting on the right side of the box, sitting inside a protective sleeve. The box on the left contains the usual accessories – a USB wall adapter, a microUSB cable and a pair of earphones. The remaining of the accessories are stored under the tray that the phone is sitting in – including a clear transparent case, a standard screen protector, some documentations as well as a few SIM-card adaptors.
At first glance, the ufeel Fab does not look a device that only costs RM799. The look and feel of the device is pretty legit and solid. The design of the ufeel Fab does follow Wiko’s latest design trend, which consist of glass front with metal and plastic combination for the rest of the device.
The spotlight of the ufeel Fab is definitely its 5.5-inch IPS display at the front, under a 2.5D laminated glass. With a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels, the pixel density is quite low at an official rating of 267 pixels-per-inch. On its top is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera along with an LED flash. The sensors are pretty much hidden away from sight. A multi-function button is located at the bottom of the display, which has all of Android’s navigation built-in, depends on what action is used. It also has a fingerprint reader built-in for unlocking the device as well as locking applications.
There is nothing located on the left of the device. The usual volume and power buttons are located on the right. A 3.5-mm headphone jack lives on the top, while the microUSB port and a microphone live at the bottom.
The back of the ufeel Fab does have a metal finish clean look, as there are no antennas running across it. The 13-megapixels rear-facing camera is located in the top middle, with the single LED flash lives below it. The loudspeaker stays a few centimeters away from the bottom.
The ufeel Fab does feature something that we have not seen in a while – a removable back cover. A removable back cover on a smartphone is so rare these days, it’s a refreshing thing to see. Removing the back cover of the ufeel Fab, however, is tricky, as the plastic surrounds on the sides and the back cover are as one piece. Once the back cover is successfully removed, you do get access to 2 micro-SIM card slots as well as a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion, which will take cards up to 64GB. The included 4000mAh Lithium-Polymer battery however, is sealed in and non-removable.
As a budget device, the specs of the ufeel Fab is not something to shout about. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-core processor from MediaTek, with 3GB of RAM. Only 32GB of internal storage is offered, but it will take microSD cards up to 64GB as storage expansion. There is an option to fuse both storage together to create a single partition too. The software that it came with is a rather vanilla version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with slight Wiko customizations and apps. Out of all the colours that are available at launch, the only 2 colours offered for our market is True Black and Light Grey.
Stay tuned to MDROID.my for upcoming full review of this device!