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Exclusive Hands on Review of Walton Primo S4

Written by on Sunday, February 5, 2017 | Last Update on 2/05/2017
Walton recently brought Primo S4 in the market. The smartphone comes with attractive features and magnificent look. The most exceptional feature of Walton Primo S4 is 32 GB internal memory and BSI sensor enabled front 8 MP auto Focus camera with LED flash. The newcomer packed with Octa Core processor and 2GB RAM on board. However in terms of battery the phone is in the back foot because of having only 2200 mAh battery. The Primo S4 costs 15,990 Taka.

Exclusive Hands on Review of Walton Primo S4

Pros : Front Camera with Flash, Octa Core Processor, Impressive Look, 32GB ROM and OTA Update.

Cons : Average Battery Life and Camera Performance.

Main Specs of Primo S4 at a Glance : 5 inch HD Pure Black IPS, Android OS v4.4.2 that is upgradable to Lollipop, 2 GB RAM with 32 GB ROM, 1.7 Gigahertz Octa Core Processor, BSI 13 MP Rear and BSI 8 MP Front Camera with both Auto Focus, Dragontrail Glass on Back and 3rd Generation Corning Gorilla Glass on Front Side, 2200 mAh Battery and Optional Dual SIM.

Unboxing : Like other members of primo family, S4 comes in a basic retail package including the followings - Warranty Card, Handset, Data Cable, Adapter, Earphone, Battery and User Manual.

Build Quality and Design : Measuring at 7.5 millimeter thin and with its fashionable design, the Primo S4 will captivate everybody and anyone that lays eyes on it. made of pure aluminum using CNC technology for further modification in details and decorated with 2 chrome lines, the frame brings more classiness to the mobile.

Top quality aluminum magnesium alloy permits for a stronger and lighter device that gives comfort and ease in use. The device feels secure and grippy, so a user can perform most common tasks with one hand. There's a 3.5 millimeter audio port in the top side and USB 2.0 port and speaker in the lower side. Style is also similar to Walton Primo S5.

The both sides of the phone is roofed by power key and volume key. With physical measures of 142.6x70.7x7.56 millimeter and Walton S4 weights only 129 grams with battery. The lens of rear camera and flashlight is on the rear part of Primo S4 whereas front side is roofed by the lens of front sensor, camera, speaker. There's dragontrail glass in the rear side.

User Interface and Display : The Pure Black IPS technology of the touch screen combined with the gorgeous five inch HD display ensures sharp color playing and clear pictures. The front screen is roofed by corning gorilla glass three that has an additional layer of armor to safeguard it from cracks and scratches. The rear surface of the mobile is protected with dragon trail protecting glass that is characterized by high resistance to bumps and scratches.

Operating System : S4 runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat with a upgradable option to v5.0 Lollipop OS.

Hardware : In terms of performance Primo S4 comes with 1.7 gigahertz octa core processor which can operate simultaneously at full capability, the 2GB RAM and Mali-450MP4 graphic processor guarantee a higher graphic processing speed so that you can get pleasure from HD games easily. The S4 packs with MT6592 Soc on the board. The device has 32 GB of ROM of that around 27 GB is usable. The storage can be expanded more because it supports external micro SD card up to 32 GB.

Camera Performance : The phone has incorporated with 2 photo cameras which will provide wonderful results. The thirteen mega pixels auto focus rear camera with LED flash powered by a BSI sensor, ensuring sharp images that will not let a single smallest detail fall from the image even in low light conditions. Self portraits and Skype will come in loud and clear with the BSI sensor enabled front eight mega pixels auto focus camera with led flash because it can take shots in any light.

This smartphone has 1080p video recording facility. The resolution is currently the default choice for the smartphone is 720p in slow motion is the other available option. The camcorder interface is strictly the same as the still camera one. Once you open the camera then you just tap on the key within the top right corner to start recording.

Video and Audio : The audio output is usually clean, not terribly loud. The earpiece comes with the box has a good sound quality. Since S4 comes with an IPS display the viewing angle of Video is pretty smart. 1080p video can smoothly be played in this phone.

Connectivity : In terms of connectivity, the Walton Primo S4 has quad band GPRS/GSM/EDGE and 3G globally to cover the fundamentals. Also on board is Bluetooth v4 alongside WiFi. Wired connectivity is roofed by a micro USB 2.0 port with USB host. Walton S4 equipped with dual SIM card options, one for mini sim card slot that is placed at the left side of the front panel and other for nano sim card slot or memory card slot that is placed at the right side.

Gaming Performace : Since S4 packs octa core processor and 2 GB RAM, it supports almost all HD games. No downside found whereas playing Candy Crush saga, Asphalt 8, Minecraft, Clash of Clans etc.

Battery Life : Walton S4 features a 2,200 mAh Li-Poly battery, that is below the belt to supply the best performance to octa core processor. With one charge the mobile can offer you around five hours browsing time or you could enjoy HD video for around six hours.

Benchamrk : In antutu benchmark it results in 33,338 and in nenamark scored 55.5.

Special features : You'll be able to update latest software through wireless once the firmware update is out there as this handset supports Over the Air or OTA update. Another special feature of Primo S4 is software lock, special security and data encryption.

Pricing : Walton Primo S4 has an incredible build quality. In spite of having high configurations, the worth is remained reasonable. The price of Primo S4 is BDT 15,990 TK.

Final Thoughts : S4 is one of the foremost capable member of Walton Group so far. thanks to its more massive memory, excellent build quality, the newcomer is also one of the most appealing entries in its value range. A 1080p display would have also been a welcome sight. Primo S4 can also be a decent selection for the selfie lovers because of its flash enabled 8 MP front camera.

Dear readers, should you select the Primo S4? Well, it’s complicated. the various positives of this phone definitely outweigh the few and if you'll be able to handle the shortcomings in the camera and battery life, the Primo S4 is the one for you. Waiting to hear your valuable opinion/query within the comment box.
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