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Walton Primo R8 Review: Affordable phone with attractive features

The proud Bangladeshi electronics company Walton has released its latest smartphone Walton Primo R8 in May 2021. This new device is going to be another great addition to the entry-level Walton smartphone series. Here the company has tried to bring power within a small budget requirement. People have already been curious about the phone. In this Walton Primo R8 review, we are going to discuss the features, drawbacks, and specifications of this phone.

Walton Primo R8 Review: Detailed and Thorough

Design

When it comes to the design, users might feel a lack of nobility. There is nothing new in terms of the external look of Walton Primo R8. The overall design implemented has been used many times in many smartphones by different smartphone companies. So, no matter what features make Walton Primo R8 a viable option to the users, its design is definitely not that feature.

The matte-finished rear cover has a gradient tone and texture. Effective as it is less sensitive to finger stains and other trivial scratches. The back of the smartphone has a dual-camera pane, and beside it is a fingerprint sensor. There is one mentionable aspect of this sensor. It responds a bit slower. It takes like one and a half-second to unlock the phone after being touched.

At the right side of the phone are the volume rockers and the power button. At left are a sim card tray and a Google Assistant key. The top is totally clean when at the bottom stay a Type-C port, microphone, and headset jack. Walton has placed the loudspeaker in the lower-right area on the back of the phone. This is a pretty outdated idea nowadays.

Display

A 6.5-inch-high definition IPS display with a 20:9 ratio display will blow consumers’ minds surely. Its 720p resolution may feel a bit lower. As playing videos, it might feel a bit fader than the original sharpness. Other elements like clarity, color distribution, etc., are proper.

The refresh rate feels higher as the phone doesn’t lag or stumble while responding to the touch instruction. People will find the display brightness typically low like other reasonably-priced phones. In sunny or bright areas, the display goes dark and becomes hard to see.

A waterdrop camera notch has been used at the middle top of the display, which doesn’t bother anything. The chin and bezels are also thin enough to give a minimal look to the overall look of Walton Primo R8.

Lenses and Captures

The most exciting feature that raises Walton Primo R8 above all its competitors is its cameras. The clarity, details, and quality all the cameras of the phone reflect on taken pictures are unmatchable. There are only a few low-budget phones in the market that can capture the same quality picture.

The primary camera panel rooms a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP depth-sensing lens. Users will be happy with the quality of the pictures. They will have sharp detailing with precisely rasterized colors. The presence of daylight will help to get the best quality pictures. As in nighttime, or darker places, lenses fail to show proper detailing and create noise.

The secondary camera of the 8MP lens is also countable. Especially it can process really good-looking portraits. Which will definitely please the users. In terms of cameras, Walton Primo R8 exceeds the maximum expectation.

Hardware, Software, and Performance

Octa-core Helio G35 SoC with a 2.3 GHz clock speed has been used as the processor. The chipset is not uncommon nowadays. Most smartphone companies are using this same chipset for their low-budget handsets. Walton is mentioning a Hyper Engine technology that supports the system. The smartphone company is claiming that it has added an extra layer to the gaming performance of the phone. But that is not quite the actual scenario.

Even combined with the IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, high-performance games are not welcome on the phone. Users can play them only by lowering their graphics and other requirements. However, where the phone is a gem is in playing mid and low-config games. This still is a considerable feature as other similarly priced are not as good as Walton Primo R8.

What is more? The Primo R8 is blessed with 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. Not to mention, this is a great combination under its price range.

When it comes to software, the handset can break users’ hearts for real. Primo R8 has used the Android 10 OS while Android 11 has become available before its release.

Battery and Charging

Walton Primo R8 has used a big 5000 mAh battery. This huge energy source will support a user all day long. With even heavy use, anyone will be able to run the phone for six to seven hours straight. Regular users can expect at least a whole day of battery support from it. Battey is a pleasing point of Primo R8, without a doubt.

But this pleasure falls down a bit for the 10W charger that comes with the phone. It takes considerably long time to charge the Primo R8 phone to its fullest. A 15W fast charging would be more favorable for the users.

Technical Specifications of Walton Primo R8

Walton Primo 8 Technical Specs

Supported Network

GSM / HSPA / LTE

Dimension

164.5 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm; 192g

Materials

Poly carbon

Display Type

IPS HD, 6.5 Inches, 720P

Internal Memory

64 GB

Ram

4 GB

CPU

Octa-core

GPU

IMG PowerVR GE8320

Chipset

MediaTek Helio G35

Primary Camera

13MP (primary), 2MP (depth sensor)

Secondary Camera

8 MP

Sound

Loud stereo speakers, 3.5 mm Jack, Type-C

Connectivity

WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS,

Sensor

Face Detection, Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity

Battery

Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

Charging

10W

Colour

Ocean Green, Gradient Purple, & Magic Blue

Price in Bangladesh

Walton Primo R8 has played simply for the consumers. It has launched only one variant of the phone. With 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, Walton Primo R8 is available at BDT 10,699. The price unimaginably lower, judging the features coming with the phone.

Final Verdicts

Well, surely, Walton Primo 8 offers a full package under budget. With the wide display, standard design, great cameras, powerful processor, huge battery, spacious internal with a powerful RAM, the phone is attractive in every possible way. However, it wouldn’t be a great idea to buy the phone solely for gaming. Because the phone is not quite a gaming phone. But people who want a regular phone with great cameras in the minimum budget can choose Walton Primo R8 without hesitation.

Source: United News of Bangladesh