Wiko View 3 Lite review: an entry level with an attractive design

The Marseille company has focused heavily this year on the low end, which we realized to be one of the most fruitful at the expense of the top of the range. What a place does this find View 3 Lite? Let's find out together in the full review.

Wiko View 3 Lite review: the data sheet

Let's start immediately with the usual hardware card, not particularly rich for the lite model, on which a great absence stands out: the unlock sensor with fingerprints.

dimensions: 155 x 73 x 8.7 mm
Weight: 160 g
Display: 6.09 ”720 x 1560 IPS LCD with 282 ppi density
CPU: Unisoc SC9863A
GPU: IMG8322
Memory: 32 GB expandable with Micro SD Up to 128 GB
Network: 4G LTE  – Dual Stand by
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4,2 con A2DP, Micro USB 2.0,  A-GPS, jack 3.5mm
Battery: 4000 mAh
Rear camera: 13 MP + 2MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Videos: FullHD rear (30fps)
Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie

Packaging and design

The packaging of this Wiko View 3 Lite it contains a USB / microUSB cable, a 5V / 2A power supply and a pair of basic stereo headphones with 3.5mm jack output.

Frontally the device shows a panel IPS LCD with a small teardrop notch and the ear capsule placed above it. The back is made of plastic, but the effect is by no means cheap: on the contrary, you will easily mistake it for a Gorilla Glass. To amplify the effect we have the coloring Artic Bleen, that really manages to distinguish the smartphone from the competition, color flanked by steel edges that recall the shades of the back cover.

On the right side we find the classic volume rocker and the on / off button. Below the speaker, the microUSB port and our beloved 3.5mm inlet jack. Compared to the older brother View 3, as I mentioned before, it loses the unlock sensor with fingerprints, so the body on the back is clean and without interruptions.

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The strong points

As you have already deduced from the data sheet, we are facing a low-end device, which means that you do not have to expect the same performance as its bigger brothers. Wiko View 3 lite, however, has some interesting strengths that could help it stand out from the competition.

The first, we have already mentioned, is the design, really endearing e clean. For the price range at which it is proposed, we will hardly find rivals at the same level.

The second plus is represented by 4000 mAh battery hidden inside. A capacity that guarantees a good longevity and the status of a "forklift".

The weak points

However, there are also several elements that have failed to convince us.

Let's start fromdevice audio that is mono only. It also tends to croak a little at high volumes, even during a hands-free call. If you have your hands full but need to answer a phone call, I recommend earphones.

Lacking then the unlocking with fingerprint, supplanted by the facial one in 2D, and the NFC, vital now for all those who use Google Pay.

To this then add some small obstacles some software here and there. A pity since on board we have the excellent Android 9.0 in an almost stock version.

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Wiko View 3 Lite review: photographs are not his forte.

The photographic sector had to be included among the weak points, but better to deepen a little. First of all know that the results are in line with its price range. It's hard to expect more.

On board we find two cameras, the main one from 13 MP and the secondary from 2MP for macros. With the shots we get unrealistic colors, little depth of field and few details. I have often found it difficult for the software to focus with the point and shoot. It could be fixed with a future upgrade, but let's not expect miracles. With the selfie-cam the results are slightly lower in quality.

Here are some shots.

    Wiko View 3 Lite review: buy it or not?

    This device does not have big claims and is designed for a very specific audience, that is, for those who use the device mainly for calls or for the use of messaging apps, but also for those looking for a device with a large battery and for those who are looking for a second backup phone.

    If you are among them, then it might be worth investing 129,99 euros for this Wiko View 3 Lite. My advice? If you have a few euros more, bet on the older brother. 

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