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Wiko Sunny 3 Phone

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  • 3/5
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We analyze the application Wiko Sunny 3 Phone

Video review

  • Product packaging
  • Box contents
  • terminal front view
  • trasera view
  • Main Menu
  • Applications menu

What does it consist of:

On this occasion we include the Wiko Sunny 3 terminal in our analysis of phones for the elderly, not because it is a phone specifically designed for the elderly, but because both this model and its predecessor the Sunny 2 have been included as a recommended terminal for the elderly. in different online sites we wanted to contrast their functionalities.

It is a terminal with a touch screen that incorporates a non-adapted version of the Android operating system, so for people with low skills in technology management it is recommended to use it in combination with a  simplified launcher like the following link or others:

https://www.orientatech.es/es/big-launcher

In terms of features, this model does not differ too much from a conventional mid / low range Smartphone. As a positive point, we can say that it incorporates FM Radio and flashlight, but it does not incorporate typical characteristics in elderly mobiles such as the charging base or the SOS button.

Weight and measurements 

Weight: 440 gr

Dimensions: 14,4 4,4 cm x x 4,4

Forms of Acquisition:

The phone can be purchased in many specialized and general stores and can also be purchased through various online stores. The following link shows a comparator with links to different online stores and their sale price:

https://www.idealo.es/precios/6296320/wiko-sunny-3.html

The final sale price ranges from € 53 to € 90 depending on the distributor.

Warranty and support

Through the following link you can contact the support service:

https://support.wikomobile.es/hc/es/requests/new

The warranty for the product is 2 years, in the following link they detail the conditions:

https://es.wikomobile.com/warranty-0-garantia

Technical verification:

January 2020

This time we have tested the Sunny 3 model from the French brand Wiko. It is a device with a touch screen and Android operating system, which due to its price and some other details has become popular among those looking for a Smartphone-type terminal for the elderly.

We wanted to contrast its specifications and see how it can meet the needs of those older people who in this case have a minimum of skill in the use of technology.

Buttons, display and appearance

It incorporates a fairly light and simplified version of Android which we have updated to version Oreo 8.1.

The phone has a 5 ”touch screen and has side power and volume control buttons.

It generally has an attractive design aesthetic, can be purchased in different colors, and includes an additional protective shell.

Menu and texts

In the configuration menu it is possible to select a text size larger than the standard, although this is not excessively large. For a higher magnification it is necessary to activate the extension plugin in the accessibility menu.

The menus and user interaction is typical of Android Smartphone devices, so it can be complex for users without experience in the use of this type of device and may require additional training in some cases, or opt for a simpler terminal and strictly oriented to people with low technological ability.

Calls and SMS

The volume of calls cannot be compared with that of specific terminals that have volume increase functionalities, but is in the average of what a low-mid-range Smartphone terminal usually offers. If a higher volume is required, it would be necessary to resort to specific terminals for the elderly or those with hearing difficulties.

The menu for sending and receiving messages, as well as making and receiving is relatively simple within those offered by any Android terminal.

Camera

The terminal has a 5 megapixel rear camera with an acceptable quality for a phone in this range and a 2 megapixel front camera for selfies.

FM radio and audio playback

Includes FM radio with the need to connect the headphones that are included in the box.

The FM radio reaches a very acceptable volume and has a good tuning with a relatively simple interface.

Allows audio playback in mp3 format.

Other functionalities

It has the flashlight functionality through the camera's flash LED light, but this is not activated by means of an external physical button but by means of an icon on the screen within the settings menu.

One of the most attractive things for those who take the step to using an Android Smartphone is the possibility that they offer to incorporate WhatsApp, Facebook or YouTube and all kinds of applications compatible with Android.

The terminal offers other typical functionalities in an Android system such as a recorder, alarm, calendar or weather information.

Battery

The battery has a capacity of 2000 mAh, which in optimal conditions translates into an autonomy of 13 hours in conversation and up to 256 hours in standby mode.

The phone does not include a fixed charging base like the specific models for older people, although it does include a micro USB charger.

Additional storage

The phone has 8GB internal memory and accepts up to 64GB SD card for additional storage.

Connectivity

The phone has a double slot for Dual SIM use and incorporates the usual forms of Android terminal connectivity such as:

  • Bluetooth
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Manual

The box does not include an instruction manual, which is common in Android terminals, so that a person who has never used an Android terminal can start using it, a certain period of use and assistance is necessary.

Affordability

The phone incorporates the usual forms of accessibility for Android devices such as the Talkback screen reader for the visually impaired.

A magnification plug-in is included to magnify certain areas of the screen that is activated in the accessibility menu and is used by tapping the screen 3 times to magnify content and scrolling with two fingers through the magnified content.

In addition, it allows you to install another series of accessibility plugins.

Conclusion

In short, the Wiko Sunny 3 is a phone to value for those elderly or not who want to make the leap to an inexpensive Smartphone with WhatsApp and another series of applications and do not need great features. However, it is not recommended for people with little skill in the use of technology since if they do not have some type of training and additional reinforcement it can generate some frustration.

Highlights:

  • Incorporates FM Radio and flashlight
  • Affordable price for a touch smartphone
  • It has the accessibility features of Android

Improvement points:

  • It does not incorporate SOS button or charging base
  • Does not incorporate launcher simplified
  • It does not incorporate any type of manual or tutorial
  • Design and manufacturing: 3 5 on.
    3
    This section refers to the physical aspects and details of the manufacturing of the technological product
  • User experience: 3 5 on.
    3
    This criterion is linked to the user's assessment when relating to the technical product or application.
  • Technical benefits: 3 5 on.
    3
    Description of the quality of the technical specifications of the technological solution
  • Accessibility: 4 5 on.
    4
    It is the degree to which people can use or access a product, technological solution or service, regardless of their technical, cognitive or physical abilities

Social valuation:

This terminal has been tested by a group of volunteers with the profile of elderly people and with some skill in handling technology who were able to interact with it and contribute their opinions that are reflected below. 

  • People who are regular Android users adapt very quickly to this type of terminal like the Wiko, however, for people who have not yet used a Smartphone it can be a complex and not so intuitive process. 
  • The touch screen sometimes responds a little late and has poor sensitivity. 
  • The flashlight is very hidden in Android. It must be pre-configured so that important things appear on the main screen.  
  • When starting the phone it is preferable not to have to enter the password. 
  • One of the most interesting things about the Wiko Sunny 3 phone compared to other smartphones is that it includes an FM radio, which is widely used by some of the volunteers. The radio is loud and clear. 
  • It would be important to avoid the use of English words. 
  • The phone is hands-free, and has good talk volume at the time we tested it.
  • Impact and utility: 3 5 on.
    3
    Describes to what extent the functionalities of the product are useful and impact on improving the life of the user
  • Usability and accessibility: 3 5 on.
    3
    Possibility of the device to be used, understood and taken advantage of under equal conditions for anyone
  • Design and ergonomics: 2 5 on.
    2
    Assessment of how the design of the technological solution adapts to the person to achieve greater comfort and efficiency when using it
  • Ease of Acquisition: 4 5 on.
    4
    It refers to the possibilities of accessing and acquiring a technological solution by the user.

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