Wiko Darkfull: Review and user experience

Wiko Darkfull: Review and user experience

Wiko is a European manufacturer that has been making its way into the international market to expand its catalog base terminal. Spain is one of the countries that have come these smartphones, which vary greatly in specifications, sizes and features, where the user can choose. Wiko Darkfull was created to be a phone with high-end features at a really attractive price.

In this post we will do a review of this Wiko Darkfull, features, performance and user experience that has given us in the day. Notes in particular the FullHD screen, which is the main attraction in a device that is around € 270 free .

Review of Wiko Darkfull

We begin by reviewing the technical characteristics of Wiko Darkfull. As mentioned, the screen is the main protagonist of this smartphone, riding a 5 inch IPS panel with full HD resolution (1920 × 1080) that looks great. With the diagonal gives a density of 441ppi and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass technology 2.

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Inside are MediaTek processor MT6589 quad core 1.5GHz SoC that offers good performance but because the manufacturer does not release its source code, is stuck on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (although they are close to getting a version of CyanogenMod).

Wiko Darkfull Specifications

  • 5 inches IPS Screen FullHD (1920 × 1080)
  • MediaTek MT6589

  • Processor 1.5GHz quad-core
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13MP rear camera with flash and 5.9MP front
  • Battery 2000mAh
  • WiFi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, DualSIM
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
  • 143 × 71 × 8.6 mm
  • 136 grams

has 2GB of RAM memory, unusual for this type terminals and 16GB of storage, with no possibility of increasing it, as it has no microSD card slot. Meanwhile, the rear camera is 13MP They are explained below, and the front has a 5.9MP amazing, great for lovers selfies .

Elsewhere, we find only 2000mAh battery very fair, typical specifications connectivity (WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0) has support DualSIM to use two phone lines simultaneously and runs under Jelly Bean Android 4.1.2 stock.

Design and construction

The Wiko Darkfull combines parts of glass, plastic and aluminum. Its front is completely dominated by the glass, under which the 5-inch screen is hiding, 5.9MP front camera, notification LED that is always appreciated (but only glows red) and the bottom of screen are the 3 capacitive buttons Back, Home and Menu.

Borders are plastic with some curved form which makes it comfortable to grip. On the right side we find all physical buttons, and turning on the volume, but as a personal preference in fact need more separation between them or even different sides are. For its part, the right edge hides two slots for microSIM, great to take two lines in one terminal. The audio jack is on the bottom and the microUSB charging connector on top.

The back is finished in aluminum a good detail to include materials Wiko quality. It seems that it is removable, but it is not, the 2000mAh battery is not removable. The camera protrudes a few millimeters at the top, so you can be exposed to falls. Overall a good finish and also very light, only 136 grams that are very comfortable to Wiko Darkfull attached to her tight thickness 8.6mm.


As mentioned at the start, the screen is the star of this Wiko Darkfull. The company has decided to include a good TFT panel with IPS technology 5-inch FullHD resolution (1920 × 1080), a density of 441ppi which make it look good.

The color sample is correct, maybe missing a few degrees so that the target is “whiter” and brightness level is quite high, being able to see without too much trouble outdoors in direct light. As for viewing angles are also outstanding. Definitely a great success will include a panel of its kind in the Wiko Darkfull, allowing maximum enjoyment of viewing content.


The rear camera includes a sensor 13MP a figure that draws much attention to the user at the time of purchase as it always tends to relate “more megapixels, the better.” This is not always the case, as has been shown in other smartphones with smaller, more quality sensor. In the case of the 13MP Wiko Darkfull give good results, but only when accompanied by the lighting conditions.

So, daylight, the shots are pretty good, is a razor sharp, the colors are correct and generally makes good pictures. Instead, as also happens in many other smartphones, half falling light photos go to a regular level. In automatic mode noise abused so definition falls.

approach speed and shot is not too fast and the camera software allows for some adjustments. In Settings Photo App we can touch only the ISO, continuous shooting mode, resolution and little else. It has HDR, Panorama, Smile Detection mode and three effects. Cinemagraph (to create animated pictures), Sphere (360 degree panoramas) and Goma Magic (erases parts of a photo)

Here you have some photo taken with the Wiko Darkfull, can see them full size this link

Use and Experience software

The Wiko Darkfull is a very powerful smartphone, performs very well with any application at any time moves quickly thanks to its quad-core processor Mediatek and especially by amazing 2GB of RAM that accompany memory. Any application runs smoothly and all transitions are super fast .

However, perhaps optimization processor, sometimes small interruptions noticeable> when you scroll or play videos in HD. Gaming performance is also secured, even so, those who are more demanding, type Asphalt 8 it costs to move up the charts.

Jelly Bean Android 4.2.1 is the preferred Wiko for Darkfull version probably due to the lack of source code Mediatek processor to get KitKat. Practically all the interface elements are Android and stock, no customization brand anywhere, except camera App that we talked about earlier. For the rest, just found a couple of demos of games, a TrustGo antivirus and the file browser.

Performance and benchmarks

We abandon the section performance test, those applications that put the most smartphones to give a numerical result, allowing comparison with the competition in the same conditions.

Here we put the results of Quadrant, AnTuTu Vellamo and, though as always remember, are just numbers in any situation and give an example of the user experience that we can obtain by using them on a day to day in multiple situations.

Battery and autonomy

The battery has a capacity Wiko Darkfull 2000mAh that first impression may seem insufficient given the big screen and power components. However, we see that daily use can even be correct maybe with a little more capacity would be better, but the problems Darkfull endures a full day with normal use messaging, social networking, web browsing, see news and some calls.

Of course, if it makes heavy use and also add to the cocktail games and GPS navigation, autonomy drops, forcing a submission to recharge during the day. Factor may not be removable is an inconvenience, but currently we are getting used to these practices.


Finally, can only say that the Wiko Darkfull is a good terminal and also with good finishes. Its price of around € 270 is very attractive and a great choice for those who want a smartphone with a 5 inch screen very showy. The performance is assured, 2GB of RAM do their job, but the negative point goes by that Mediatek processor that does not support KitKat for now.

The camera is your your worst component, although insist, with good light makes it very acceptable and high-resolution photographs. The battery is sufficient (although we always want more) and the phone is well built, although the aluminum could have applied to the whole body and not let plastic parts

Wiko is betting heavily introduce terminal in all ranges and this Darkfull is proof of that, though it may weigh on sales ignorance of the population by the brand manufacturers prefer smartphones over name

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