Walton was the first local tech conglomerate to venture into producing locally-made phones. The Walton Primo S8 is a successor to that long line of smartphones which are affordable and provide a great value for money. With its quad-camera setup, FHD+ display, and large battery, the Primo S8 looks to be yet another promising phone from Walton. But how does this latest Walton Smartphone stack up against the competitors? Read along for a detailed review.
Walton Primo S8 Key Features
Design and Build Quality
Holding the phone, the first noticeable thing is its weight and heft. At about 205 grams, the Primo S8 is on the higher end of the weight category. Though much of it is due to the large battery housed inside. Even with the large battery, the phone is just 8.6 mm thick with a glass front and back. All four sides of the phone are made flat with tapering on the front and back.
There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack which is becoming rare with each cycle of smartphone releases. There is also a single firing speaker along with the Type-C port on the bottom.
The volume rocker and the power button are housed on the right with the sim tray on the left. The power button also acts as a fingerprint sensor for added security. The volume rocker and power button feel tactile to the touch and have a satisfying click. The weight distribution of this device is better than most other heavy smartphones. As a result, the weight won’t bother much even after long sessions of use.
The front glass is a 2.5D curved one that isn’t rated for scratch or fall resistance. The phone also doesn’t come with any sort of IP rating so it won’t be water or dust resistant. However, at this budget, the device isn’t even expected to have them to begin with.
The phone features an IPS capacitive touchscreen that supports up to 16M colors. However, the capacitive technology is an old one where more advanced IPS LCDs are available at this price point.
However, the sharp contrast of the FHD+ display does a decent job of throwing crispy colors. The high 90 Hz refresh offers a usual smooth feel thanks to the UI and high display density. However, the viewing angles aren’t all that great on this device. Again, much of it is due to the display being a capacitive one which is the only mentionable downside.
The display also gets significantly bright on the indoors as well as outdoor usage scenarios The phone provides perfect legibility under direct sunlight. Overall, it’s a decent display that ticks most of the boxes.
The main selling feature of this phone is its rear camera series. This device comes with a total of 4 sensors in it. There is a 48 MP main sensor, 5 MP wide-angle, 2 MP macro, and another 2 MP for the depth sensor. The main sensor can shoot up to 1080P at 30 fps.
The main show here is the 48 MP where the rest three sensors are kind of gimmicky for everyday use. The front camera is an 8 MP wide-angle lens that can shoot pretty decent wide-angle selfies.