Wynncom Y100 Review
- Very affordable
- Decent build quality
- Ships with a leather pouch
- Decent camera
- Quite bulky
- Sluggish interface
- Lacks Wi-Fi & QWERTY touch keypad
- No bundled memory card
The Wynncom Y100 is a feature-rich social-networking & multimedia smartphone that yields good value for money. At a price of Rs. 4,495, we have very little to bargain, except for the lack of Wi-Fi & a bundled memory card. However, it is a costly compromise to miss out on good ergonomics and a QWERTY touch keypad. A faster processor and a more responsive interface, would have made better justice to this value for money smartphone. If you aren't a touch-screen fanatic or a performance hungry freak, then the Y100 serves as one of the most affordable touch-screen smartphones available in the market today.
The Wynncom Y100 is yet another dual SIM touchscreen smartphone competing against the likes of Spice Mi-300 and Videocon's ZEUS V7500. It incorporates a stylish and attractive design which is surprisingly well complemented with a tank-like build. The front and rear panels are reinforced with anodised aluminium finish to give it a rugged feel and look. The multimedia control buttons are etched into the left side-panel, while the call function buttons coated in blue-moon silver decorate the bottom of the 3-inch LCD screen. The matte brown plastic strip running across the body contours & engulfing the lower portion of the rear panel, adds a nice contrast against the metallic finish on the front & rear panels. The presence of 3.5mm audio jack justifies the tag of multimedia smartphone, which most multimedia budget phones miss out on these days. The battery cover is built like a tank and does not break off easily during usage. The multimedia control & call function buttons incorporate an ordinary build and hence are hard on the fingers. Overall, the stylish workmanship and design aesthetics are focused on the youth, which happens to be Wynncom's marketing strategy.
The lack of a hardware QWERTY keypad makes typing and navigation cumbersome; with all due credit to the sluggish resistive touchscreen and an equally horrendous stylus that lacks pin-point precision. We aren't forgiving the unproductive touchscreen keypad either, which is designed in the outdated “abc” key format. The sluggish interface coupled with a stubbornly slow processor, truly makes it a horrible experience for touchscreen fanatics and novice users alike. A QWERTY style touchscreen keypad would have been the saving grace, overlooking the poorly designed ergonomics. The only big positives are the well organized menu interface, three customizable home screens and feature-rich social-networking applications including: Nimbuzz, Opera Mini, eBuddy & 160by2. In addition, mobile tracker, file protection software & mobile pouch bundled with the handset add value for money.
Read on to know the performance, our take, specifications, ratings and performance test results in the next page...
- SIM (GSM+GSM)
- Display: 3.0-inch resistive touch-screen
- Memory: microSD expandable up to 32GB
- Battery: 1000mAh
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