Initial Verdict: The Wiko T50 makes for an interesting first go for the French brand here in the Philippines. We’ve heard your feedback on our TikTok account though and it looks like they might have to rethink pricing for their phones.
- Razor Thin Bezels
- Really Clean OS
- Screen locked at 60Hz
- Battery Capacity is a little low
Wiko T50 Quick Review Philippines Specs
- Helio G85 processor
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB Internal Storage, Expandable via MicroSD
- 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS Display
- 128GB of expandable storage
- 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera with PDAF; 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor
- 16-megapixel front camera
- 4G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth
- Side-Mounted fingerprint scanner
- 4000mAh battery
- 40w wired charging
- Android 11
Wiko is a fresh, French brand that has just announced itself by dropping two phones. You have the very budget-friendly T10 and the T50. We’re taking a closer look at the latter to see it can battle it out at its very competitive price point.
In terms of its looks, the Wiko T50 belongs amongst the phones it’s competing with. Our review unit comes in Midnight Black, which is a classic look, but we would have loved to see its more colorful variant.
There’s no mistaking that it’s definitely made out of plastic. That’s something we expect at this price point but we would really love it if all brands would move away from the glossy finishes (unless, of course, that incurs more cost for the customers).
The build does make it a relatively light device though and it does feel good in the hand with the short amount of time we’ve spent with it.
As for the buttons and ports, you’ve got the volume rocker and the power button that pulls double duty as a fingerprint scanner on the right side.
The bottom is where you’ll find the speaker grille, a USB-C port, and access to the phone’s SIM tray. There’s also a headphone jack up on top.
The display on the Wiko T50 is decently sized at 6.6-inches and has good pixel density with its resolution of Full HD+. They’re using an IPS panel here which is decent for browsing through social media feeds or watching videos.
The downside here is that it is locked at 60Hz in an age where we are all pretty much spoiled by higher refresh rates. It would have been nice to get at least a 90Hz display for the T50.
But just to get back on to the plus side, the razor-thin bezels of its display are insane and look incredibly good.
For its shooters, the Wiko T50 has a total of 4 cameras; 3 on the back and its 16MP selfie camera housed in a punch hole.
The cameras on the back, it consists of a 64MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP depth sensor. We can’t tell you how happy we are that they didn’t slap a macro cam on this one to pad its specs.
The photos we’ve taken in and around the home studio look fairly decent. If there’s one thing we have to get used to, it’s the camera UI though since it’s not as user-friendly as compared to other devices we’ve used in the past.
It’ll just take some getting used to.
Performance and Battery
Under the hood, the Wiko T50 is equipped with a Mediatek Helio G85 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.
We’ve tried and tested the Helio G85 before and it does get the job done for more casual users and even for those looking for a gaming device. The big issue here is price-to-performance, since we do see this chipset in more affordable devices.
There’s also the issue of battery capacity since you’re only getting 4000mAh on the T50. In theory, that should get you through the day and you aren’t getting more power drawn from the screen since it is only at 60Hz. We can’t help but wish for a bigger battery though.
The good news here though is that the phone will charge fast since it supports 40W charging.
Also, a big win for the T50 is its OS. Yes, it’s still running on Android 11 but it looks to be a stock experience with this phone or at least very close to it. We’re always glad to see that.
Wrap Up and Conclusion
The Wiko T50 might be the best draw for the company right now in terms of specs and features, but we would love to see more products from them that can stand toe-to-toe at a highly contentious price point.
It does have some things going for it with some tried and tested hardware plus an extremely clean OS but a lot of consumers demand a lot of their phones — especially in and around the range the T50 is playing in.
We still have some testing to do to see what this phone is really made of so stay tuned for its full review.