Devices with the powerful MT6589T have finally started rolling out, one among these being the Wammy Passion Z Plus (Z+). The device is the successor to the previously launched Wammy Passion Z. The MT6589T is the updated version of the MT6589, and runs at a faster frequency of 1.5 GHz per core as opposed to 1.2 GHz per core on the regular version. Apart from the faster CPU, the MT6589T also carries a more powerful GPU, which means gaming performance will be better. The phone is slated to compete against a whole lot of devices from Indian and Chinese manufacturers.
Camera And Internal Storage
The Wammy Passion Z Plus gets a camera upgrade from the Passion Z’s 12MP unit. The device carries a 13MP camera which is quite impressive for a device costing under 20,000 INR. The 13MP camera is autofocus enabled and features BSI technology which lets you take clear pictures in low light conditions. The front camera stays the same at 2MP, which is quite average for a smartphone.
The phone comes with a standard set of memory features including 1GB of RAM and 4GB ROM, like most other Mediatek based phones. One pro here is that the phone supports 64GB microSD cards, which should be helpful to people who have a lot of media files on their device.
Processor And Battery
The processor is the phone’s USP. The MT6589T is the current flagship of the Taiwanese low-cost chipset manufacturer, and is powerful enough to rival many mainstream and international chipset brands, and beat them at times. Being based on the Cortex A7 platform, not only is it one of the most advanced processors, but is highly power-efficient. The chipset packs 1GB of RAM which allows for smooth multitasking, and will be enough for most users out there, from intermediate to advanced. Only heavy multitaskers will feel the need for more RAM.
The device gets a 2500mAh battery which should suffice for a majority of users. We’ve been used to seeing 1800-2200mAh units on budget devices, so a 2500mAh unit should come as a relief. You can expect the phone to do one full day with quite a bit of ease, and the rest would depend on the usage pattern as well as OS optimization by Wickedleak.
Display And Features
Another feature which the phone uses to advertise itself is the display. The phone is one among the very few ones with a Full HD display from a domestic manufacturer. This should especially appeal to gaming heads and multimedia freaks, since the phone’s Full HD display on a 5 inch panel means that the pixel density will be extremely high at 441ppi. This is the same resolution we see on the Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4, apart from the HTC One, but at almost half the price point.
Wickedleak is a relatively new manufacturer here in India. Thus, the phone is bound to lose some points to well-known manufacturers here. The device will face some stiff competition from Micromax Canvas 4, Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi525, Zopo ZP980, etc. It must be noted that the Wammy Passion Z Plus is one of the cheapest phones to offer an MT6589 processor, beating the Gionee Elife E5 by a margin.
|Model||Wickedleak Wammy Passion Z Plus|
|Display||5 inch Full HD|
|Processor||1.5 GHz quad core|
|RAM, ROM||1GB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 64GB|
|Cameras||13MP rear, 2MP front|
It can be said that the Wammy Passion Z Plus is one of the most price-efficient phones in the market. For just 15,990 INR, you get a taste of the latest technology including a 13MP camera, a Full HD screen, etc. The only gripe here is that Wickedleak is still in it’s initial stages; they are yet to gain massive popularity. Once that does happen, we are sure their phones will sell in huge numbers.
At the moment, not many people know of this brand. Also, there are no TV commercials like Micromax, so gaining popularity will take time.
The phone can be ordered on www.wickedleak.org for 15,990 INR and deliveries are scheduled to commence on July the 25th.