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Exclusive Hands on Review of Walton Primo GF4

Written by on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Last Update on 2/15/2017
If you want to get a way of wherever the real innovation in smartphones is occurring, you need to look past the high end flagships and toward a budget stuff. With the newly introduced Primo GF4 Walton has crafted one of the foremost compelling budget smartphones yet. Starting at simply 6,190 BDT the handset comes with stylish look and attractive features. The new member of Primo family packed with 1GB of RAM and Quad Core Processor on board. Running on Android v5.1 Lollipop OS it features a 4.5 inch IPS display and has OTG, OTA support too.

Exclusive Hands on Review of Walton Primo GF4

Key Specs of Primo GF4 : Android 5.1 Lollipop, 4.5 inch IPS display, 1.3 Gigahertz Quad-Core Processor, 1 GB RAM with 8 GB ROM, 5 MP Rear with auto focus and 2 MP Front Camera with led Flash, 1800 mAh battery with Dual SIM

Unboxing : Like older members of Walton family, GF4 comes in a basic retail package including the followings - Adapter, Handset, Battery, User Manual, Earphone, Warranty Card, Data Cable.

Build Quality and Design : Primo GF4 is a compact phone by today’s standards, thanks to its 4.5 in. screen. It measures 136×66.3×8.9 millimeter and weighs 129g with battery. Personally i feel 4.5 inches is a little too tiny, that’s why it’s easy for your thumb to hit the top of the screen whereas using it one handed. There is a 3.5 millimeter audio port and USB v2.0 port in the upper side while right side is roofed by power and volume key. The lens of back camera and flashlight is on the back part of GF4 and front side is roofed by the lens of front camera, sensor.

User and Display Interface : The 4.5 in. display on the Walton Primo GF4 comes with 480x854 pixel resolution ensuing in a pixel density of 240 ppi. Do not expect a high quality affair here, you are getting what you pay for however that is not essentially a bad issue.

Operating System : Walton GF4 runs on latest Android v5.1 Lollipop OS.

Hardware : In terms of performance Primo GF4 comes with 1.3 Gigahertz Quad Core Processor that can operate simultaneously at full capability, the Mali-400 GPU and 1GB RAM guarantee a pretty graphic processing speed so that you can get pleasure from HD games simply. The Walton GF4 packs with SoC MT6580 on the board. The mobile has 8 GB of internal memory, moreover the storage can be expanded more as it supports external micro SD card up to 32 GB.

Camera Performance : The mobile has incorporated a 5 MP auto focus back camera with led flash that will provide good results whereas capturing. For selfie lovers there is a 2 MP front snapper with LED flash because it can take shots in any light. This handset has FHD video recording facility. The resolution is now the default selection for the smartphone - 720p in slow motion is the other accessible option. The camcorder interface is precisely the same as the still camera one. Once you launch the camera, you simply tap on the key within the top right corner to start recording.

Video and Audio : The audio output is mostly clean but not very loud. The earphone comes with the box has an average audio quality. Since Walton Primo GF4 comes with an IPS display the viewing angle of video is pretty good. Full HD video can smoothly be played in this smartphone.

Connectivity : In terms of connectivity, the GF4 has quad band EDGE/GSM/GPRS and 3G globally to cover the basics. Also on board is Bluetooth 4.0 with Wireless Hotspot support. Wired connectivity is covered by a micro USB v2.0 port with USB host. Walton GF4 equipped with Dual SIM card facility.

Gaming Performance : Since Primo GF4 packs 1GB RAM and quad core processor, it is pretty good for enjoying games. No problem found while enjoying Candy Crush Saga, Temple Run OZ, Clash of Clans, Minecraft etc.

Battery Life : Since Primo GF4 comes with a 1800 mAh battery, it provides average performance to quad core processor. With a single charge the mobile can offer you around five hours browsing time or you may enjoy HD video for around 5.5 hours.

Benchmark : To justify the performance of Walton GF4 antutu benchmark and nenamark was chosen and it results 20793 and 57.4, which is superb for an entry level smartphone.

Special Features : You can update latest software through wireless once the firmware update is out there as this device supports Over The Air (OTA) update. Another special feature of Primo GF4 is Special Security like Software Lock, Anti Theft, Data encryption etc.

Pricing : Walton Primo GF4 has a good build quality and comes with all the mandatory features. In spite of having high configurations, the price is remained reasonable. The price of Primo GF4 is BDT 6,190 Taka.

Pros : Hall Sensor, Quad Core Processor, Updated OS, Front Camera with LED Flash and OTG Support.

Cons : Average Battery Life.

Final Thoughts : Walton Primo GF4 is defined by its value. Not too long ago, it would have been impossible to imagine such configuration at such low worth and now we really have the chance. Primo GF4 is equipped with amazing features. It can also be a decent selection for the selfie-lovers due to its flash enabled 2MP front camera. However, the battery performance struggles and this is the compromise and if you are okay with it, you can simply go for it as currently you'll hardly find better devices than GF4 at such cheaper price.
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