WIKO T10 Review – French budget phone wins in price, storage, and battery life
As an entry-level smartphone from a French company, the WIKI T10 ticks the boxes for dependable affordability. It’s only P6,499 (fits the family budget), comes with a 128GB storage and 4GB RAM (no need to buy a microSD card), and has a large 5,000mAh battery (a powerbank phone). It’s an upgrade from an earlier model (same name, WIKO T10) that had less RAM (only 2GB) and less storage (64GB).
The newer WIKO T10 also has an installed screen protector, a decent-for-the-price 12MP rear camera (when under good lighting), a loud speaker, a display that’s still usable outdoors under direct sunlight, dual SIM (on a hybrid SIM tray), and a clean-looking Android 11 (Go edition). The device’s rear is also resistant to fingerprint smudges while providing a non-slip grip, even when my hand was sweaty. While it’s clearly a budget phone, 4GB RAM is enough for most usage (launching apps and switching between them). And reverse charging is a great feature to have. That means, with a USB C to a USB C cable, you can charge a Bluetooth earphones’ case, or another phone with a Type C port.
Call quality was good. To test this I often call from outdoors and on a busy street, where loud sounds are coming from all directions and from varying distances. The person on the other end could still make out my voice and I could also still hear her clearly.
Having said these, there are a few compromises.
One way WIKO pulls down the price on the T10 is to remove some often-comes-with-items (like earphones and a gel case) and some features, like a fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and screen color vibrancy adjustment. Without these, you rely on screen lock (old school PIN) and you can only adjust the display’s brightness. But these tiny compromises are fine since the device has a large battery plus a good display and a loud speaker, and in a package that most parents on a budget can afford.
And the package is a stamina phone (for long commutes and work hours), a good online learning device (4G data plus mobile hotspot capability), and an enjoyable video marathon “station” because of the screen and sound. Battery life easily gets to 2 days of moderate use (calls, SMS, social media, some videos); nearly a whole day of abusive video watching with the speaker always on nearly full.
What the WIKO T10 does not claim to be is a mobile gaming device or a pixel-sharp camera phone, and that’s how it should be, as the requirements for each would pile up on the price tag.
Probably the only real complaint I have with the WIKO T10 (while having clear expectations from a budget phone) is the lack of a comes-with gel case, which can extend the life of the device, reducing the damage from accidental drops.
But then, for the price, and what you get from it, it’s a good purchase.
Check out these sample pics, followed by the complete specs.
WIKO T10 4GB RAM/128GB Storage Full Specs
6.5-inch 2.5D curved LCD HD+ Display with 1600 x 720 resolution at 270 ppi
2.0GHz 12nm Helio A22 quad-core processor
PowerVR GE8300 GPU
128GB storage, up to 512GB via microSD card
Rear Camera: 13MP f/1.8 with AF + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5MP f/2.2
5,000mAh Battery with Reverse Charging
Android 11 (Go edition)
WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo, dual nano SIM, FM Radio, USB-C
Comes in Emerald Green and Midnight Black