The European mobile firm Wiko is conquering the French market powerful mobile base with a very competitive price. But it seems a matter of time that this name is on everyone’s lips, with first-line models like the Wiko Stairway, a terminal with a quad-core processor, screen of 5 inches or a camera of 13 megapixels. The specifications placed the level of the most powerful on the market, but with a restrained price of just 270 euros. For perspective, it was decided to compare it to the HTC One Mini, a terminal with a slightly smaller screen but it offers a number of specifications very similar to this terminal. Albeit with a higher price above 400 euros (we have taken as reference the 430 euros free Phone House).
We can start with an old rocker as is already the HTC One Mini. This terminal of the Korean company includes the main lines that distinguish the HTC One family with a stranglehold of silver in both the front and rear (except for a small black frame). Precisely in this design was used aluminum, a material that usually grants a premium look to the terminals. There is another version of this phone with a more classic black color. On the side of Wiko Stairway, we have a design in white on a terminal very light and thin. Indeed, here we find the first major difference between the two terminals. Although the screen size of the HTC One Mini is smaller, it is a mobile slightly thicker. Specifically, the Mini has a thickness of 9.25 mm by 9 mm of Stairway. A just noticeable difference but it becomes important when we consider the difference in screen.
If you look at this specification, the Mini One panel features a 4.3-inch with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, while the Wiko Stairway has a 5-inch screen with the same resolution. This gives a lower pixel density, but also offers a larger screen to watch videos and images.
At this point it is difficult to make the comparison, since HTC has set on its mobiles a new measure of the resolution of the camera with the concept of the “ultrapíxeles”, and that is that each point in the image (to put an understandable way) offers greater density and information. On a practical level and according to the company, this represents a difference of 3-1 on normal pixel, so the camera HTC One Mini would have a theoretical resolution of 12 megapixels (4 ultrapíxeles). The camera of Stairway rises to 13 megapixels. It is a tie almost technical, although the camera of the HTC One Mini incorporates a greater number of features for the complete experience of use.
Where a win and win the Wiko Stairway is in the front chamber, with excellent resolution of 5 megapixel (for only Mini One 1.6 megapixel). Thanks to it, we can take pictures of ourselves with higher quality and upload them to social networks. In both cases, the available memory reaches 16 GB. But here again to win the mobile of Wiko, since it also gives us the option to extend the available memory with a MicroSD card, something that has been overlooked the HTC mobile.
As for power, Wiko Stairway processor has a quad-core ARM Cortex A7, while the HTC Mini One stays behind a processor dual-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon. This gives the Stairway a clear advantage at the level of performance, although this is a feature you’ll notice that at first only in the most powerful applications and games market (usually on the menus of Android should be just the two terminals fluids). In both cases we have a memory of 1 GB RAM.
In both cases we are moving to Android with version 4.2 Jelly Bean. This is one of the newer versions of the operating system, and offers a broad ecosystem of applications that already exceed a million. For specific applications, in this case depends heavily on individual taste, as the mobile Wiko offers an experience purest Android, while the HTC One Mini incorporates software layer Sense of the company, with some strengths as a platform for the latest news and the latest social networking updates.
In the field of wireless mobile networks, the HTC One Mini is placed one step ahead with the ability to connect to 4G networks. Of course, these connections are only available in the larger cities of the peninsula, and its usefulness depends heavily on the use that we make of the phone. Moreover, the Stairway has an attractive improvement is to incorporate two slots for inserting cards SIM , which will particularly appreciate the professionals and people who have two different lines for your personal life and work. The two terminals have (as usual) with free WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, and it is noteworthy in the Mini’s ability to stream their content directly to the TV.