Walton has an incredible smartphone catalogue, boasting devices for almost every price point or need. The Walton Primo Z is one noteworthy addition to their lineup. Though upon first impression, it may seem similar to some other devices due to its specifications, the Primo Z brings something extra to the table with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, something rarely found in the $300 price range where generally MediaTek processors are utilised.
The Primo Z features an aluminium body, again another rare characteristic for the price. If the build is anything like the Walpad 10X which we recently reviewed, then consumers are in for a treat. The design looks elegant and modern albeit with a protruding camera which we will get into later.
The metal back does not look removable but that is common in metal unibody designs. Walton paid attention to the recent market trend of having a slightly curved and more ergonomic back and implemented it into the Primo Z. This puts the device’s thickness at 10.2mm which is respectably thin. The display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 and should lend a greater sense of security to the user.
The display itself is a Full HD (1080p) IPS2 panel and is 4.7 inches diagonally. Therefore the pixel density is very high and should produce some sharp, clear images. Under the hood the device runs on a quad core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on board storage. The Snapdragon processor is the main highlight of the device and is expected to deliver better performance than similarly specced MediaTek devices. A 2300mAh battery is also in store however are unsure if it is removable or not.
On the back, the Primo Z has a large 16 Megapixel BSI sensor with autofocus along with a single LED flash. Up front we have a 4 Ultrapixel camera. Yes you rear correctly, a 4 Ultrapixel camera. With the larger size of the sensor, lowlight shots with the front camera should turn out great and should put your selfies ahead of the competition.
The device comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat but it supports over the air (OTA) updates meaning there is real potential for this to receive an update to a newer version of KitKar or even Lollipop! A common trend we are seeing with Walton products returns here in the form of USB On The Go (OTG) support. The Primo Z also has a notification light too, something we believe should be a standard on all devices. Walton thankfully positioned the speakers on the bottom of the Primo Z instead of the back and promises great audio quality due to their use of a YAMAHA audio amplifier.
The Walton Primo Z looks to be a very promising device and should attract many people’s attention not only because of it price (Tk-24,490 or ~$315) but because of the utilization of a high end Snapdragon 800 processor and the potential of getting OTA updates. Stay tuned for our full in depth review of the device and keep your eyes on Techetron for the latest and greatest in the world of tech.