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Meet the WIKO T10 4GB/128GB - More RAM, more storage, better value?

Launched back in October, the upgraded WIKO T10 now features more memory and bigger storage. Priced at PHP 6,499, is it a good value pick?
Meet the WIKO T10 4GB/128GB - More RAM, more storage, better value?
Meet the WIKO T10 4GB/128GB

As a recap, the new WIKO T10 basically has a lot of similarities to the original. It features the same textured design, a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen, the 2.0GHz 12nm Helio A22 quad-core processor, PowerVR GE8300 GPU, a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging, and a 13MP main camera.

The difference is that it now has 4GB of RAM from 2GB and 128GB expandable storage from 64GB. That is a 100 percent increase for both!

Meet WIKO T10 4GB/128GB

Stylish, textured design!
Stylish, textured design in Emerald Green!

The design of the WIKO T10 is a mix of style and functionality. The back has this texture with geometric triangular patterns that give the device a certain sheen when the light hits it at different angles. Its texture makes it easy to grip and resistant to fingerprint smudges. It also has a square camera bump housing the 13MP camera and LED flash.

In front, it has a 2.5D curved display with an 89.3-percent screen-to-body ratio. This is achieved by having a 2.13mm slim bezel and a waterdrop notch. It measures 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.97 and weighs 192 grams. It is available in Emerald Green and Midnight Black colors.
Top side
Top side
Bottom side
Bottom side

The top of the device is clear of any ports. The bottom part houses the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB-C port, and speaker grille.
Left side
Left side
Top side
Top side

The left side only has the SIM card tray while the right side has the power button and volume rocker. The lock of a fingerprint scanner is a bit of a letdown but we will let it slide for its price tag.
6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen
6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen

The WIKO T10 features a 6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD screen with 1600 x 720 HD+ resolution. It has a dewdrop notch for the 5MP selfie camera and fairly slim bezels. Even the chin is considerably slim for an entry-level smartphone. It is really stylish to look at.

It is locked at a 60Hz refresh rate though. It is usable and is definitely the minimal standard now. A 90Hz refresh rate could be better but I digress.
It has great colors, viewing angles, and brightness!
It has great colors, viewing angles, and brightness!

In terms of our user experience, it was good enough for what you are expected to do on it. Brightness is very respectable indoors. However, under direct sunlight, it is a bit hard to see even at full brightness. The color reproduction is decent as well. The contrast is ok but blacks are on the grayer tint than black.

Though not geared for gaming, it has 10 points of multitouch. This also helps in touch accuracy during navigation.

Watching videos with it is ok, you just have to accept that you are indeed stuck at 720p resolution. Given its size, we believe that it is a good experience nonetheless. Being an IPS screen, it has great viewing angles too!

The loudspeaker is on the softer side. Even at full volume, it can be easily overwhelmed. There is some clipping at full volume as well. Don’t fret though, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack that works perfectly. During our usage, we defaulted to this mode of listening.
13MP single-camera setup!
13MP single-camera setup!

The camera of the WIKO T10 is a modest one, to say the least. It is a 13MP f/1.8 sensor with AF and LED flash. The camera app includes Photo Mode, Video Mode, Beauty Mode, Professional Mode, Panorama Mode, Night Mode, and Timelapse.

Surprisingly, Professional Mode includes manual control for Shutter Speed, ISO, White Balance, and focus. Shutter Speed can go from 1/100 to 0.3 seconds while ISO goes from 100 to 1600. The focus is measured from 1 to 100 with 1 being the closes and 100 being the farthest.

The camera can shoot 13MP 4:3, 9MP 16:9, 9MP 1:1, and 8MP 20:9 photos. It shoots videos at 1080 30fps and 720p 30 fps. The selfie camera can also shoot 1080p/720p videos.

Rear Camera Samples

Daylight shot
Close-up shot, Daylight

As you can see, the daylight shots are decent for a budget phone. However, the dynamic range is a bit amiss. Bright spots were overexposed. This is in normal Photo mode without HDR on.
Indoors with bright lights
Food shot, Indoors
Food shot, Indoors
Indoors with less ideal lighting

Indoors, the WIKO T10 struggled in different lighting situations. It has a habit of overexposing whites with bright lights around it. As you can see in the Christmas tree shot, Robinson's logo in the middle is not visible or legible anymore.

The shot of the "spaghetti carbonara" in the Old Spaghetti House also showed how it struggled to adjust to different lighting. It is fairly bright inside the dining area but the photo came out darker. The shot of the painting is also a bit under-saturated but otherwise passable.

For a budget device, this is still considered alright.
Lowlight shot
Night mode

In low-light situations, you better have a steady hand. The normal Photo mode will take a second before it confirms that shot. It took us a few shots before we got used to it and it resulted in a few blurred shots.

In Night mode, we highly suggest a tripod. There is a bigger delay here. Around 3 to 5 seconds before an image is captured. We managed to capture a decent handheld Night mode shot but it took us more than 10 tries.
5MP selfie camera!

The WIKO T10 features a 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera. It doesn't have a dedicated portrait mode though. It has a screen flash for low-light selfies.

Selfie Camera Samples

Selfie sample with extra lighting
Selfie sample with extra lighting
Selfie sample with fluorescent lighting
Selfie sample with fluorescent lighting
Low-light selfie with flash
Low-light selfie with flash
Low-light selfie with ambient lighting only
Low-light selfie with ambient lighting only

As you can see. in bright situations the selfies from the WIKO T10 has great colors. However, once you go inside with artificial lighting, selfies become washed out. The lowlight samples did not fare well as well since the no-flash selfie has a reddish tint in it while the selfie with flash lost a lot of detail and added a lot of noise.

We recommend that you only use the cameras of the WIKO T10, both back, and front, in daylight situations or in locations with ample lighting.


AnTuTu, Geekbench, and PCMark Work 3.0 Performance score
AnTuTu, Geekbench, and PCMark Work 3.0 Performance score

The WIKO T10 features a 12nm MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor, PowerVR8300, 4GB RAM, and 128GB expandable storage. It also has a 5,000mAh battery. It is running Android 11 (Go Edition) out of the box which helps since in 2022, a quad-core processor will not get you far.
3DMark Slingshot, AI Benchmark, CPDT scores
3DMark Slingshot, AI Benchmark, CPDT scores

WIKO T10 Benchmark Scores:

1. AnTuTu – 81,585
2. Geekbench -  144 (Single-Core), 524 (Multi-Core)
3. PCMark Work 3.0 performance - 4,916
4. 3DMark Slingshot -  536
5. AI Benchmark – 11.8K
6. CPDT - 88.87 MB/s (Sequential write speed), 236.66 MB/s (Sequential read speed)

Setting our expectations, we did test the WIKO T10’s performance according to its specs. We did manage to use many of the social media apps and Google apps that have a Lite version fairly easily. Yes, there are hiccups here and there when switching between apps, but that is to be expected.

Its benchmark scores are what we expected. The scores are pretty low for today’s standard but we have to remember that this is running a quad-core processor from 2018. It is showing its age now. It was not compatible with 3DMark's Wild Life test too. We were able to use Slingshot instead.

The 4GB RAM comes in clutch when it comes to multitasking. You don’t have to worry about running out of memory which will cause some apps to force close. We never experienced crashes during our tests. 128GB of expandable storage will be good to store your apps, photos, and legally acquired music and movies too!
5,000mAh battery beast!
5,000mAh battery beast!

The 5,000mAh battery is a monster for the WIKO T10. Suffice it to say, this battery capacity is meant to make this phone last a while! In our benchmark, it lasted 20 hours and 13 minutes. But during our normal usage, we managed to squeeze 2 days before it fell to 20 percent. 20 percent is still a lot of juice for this smartphone too though!

There’s a catch though. Theirs is no mention of fast charging here and it shows. From 0 percent to 100 percent, we managed to recharge our battery in almost 2 hours.

Resource-heavy and modern games will not run well here. We managed to run a few older titles such as Vector, Jetpack Joyride, and Candy Crush with no problems though.

Thermal management is fairly decent to be fair. We only managed to feel it warm up during our benchmarks which are expected. During our normal usage, it stayed cool to the touch.

Again, there is no fingerprint scanner here or facial recognition. You are stuck with PIN, pattern, and passcode for security.
Android 11 (Go Edition)

It runs stock Android 11 (Go Edition) as mentioned earlier. It is barebones but that is what you need if you have limited performance. We liked the experience since it was a no-nonsense approach. There is no bloatware or ads to speak of too. Just an excellent ol’ Android experience. Lite versions of the Google suite of apps are pre-installed as well.

WIKO T10 4GB/128GB Specs

Display: 6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD screen w/ HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 270 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 12nm Helio A22 quad-core processor
GPU: PowerVR GE8300
ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card up to 512GB
Back Camera: 13MP f/1.8 w/ AF + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5MP f/2.2
Battery: 5,000mAh
OS: Android 11 (Go edition)
Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity
Others: FM Radio, USB-C, Colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Black
Dimensions: 163.9 x 75.8 x 8.97 mm
Weight: 192 g
Price: PHP 6,499

Quick thoughts

Is it worth it?
Is it worth it?

If you are looking for an affordable yet stylish starter phone for someone, the WIKO T10 is a compelling choice. With the new 4GB/128GB variant, it is the middle ground of acceptable for 2022. However, the aging Helio A22 can rear its head sometimes when pushed beyond its limits. The HD+ screen is very usable and is considered nice for the price.

The 13MP camera at the back is ok for daylight photography. Even though Professional and Night Mode are available, we do not recommend using them. Night Mode makes the camera app sluggish while Professional Mode feels more of a cop-out than a feature. Stick to Photo Mode with good lighting for the best experience.

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