Wiko Highway Pure Swarovski Edition review: Absurdly thin and not a bad smartphone either

Wiko Highway Pure

What’s in the box & verdict

What’s in the box

  • Wiko Highway Pure unit
  • AC adapter
  • Headset
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Hard cover protective case
  • Screen protector
  • SIM card adapters
  • User guide
  • Wiko Malaysia warranty card

Wiko Highway Pure

What I like

  • Crazy slimness and lightness
  • Nice build and looks good
  • Well-packaged
  • Decent performance
  • Better-than-average camera
  • Affordable

Wiko Highway Pure

What could be better

  • Swarovski treatment is an acquired taste
  • Price point can be lower
  • Not dual-SIM

Pricing and availability

The Wiko Highway Pure Swarovski Edition retails at MYR999 (incl. GST) and is available in White Gold. You can grab a unit from the Wiko Official Store on 11street. It comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty from Wiko.

Wiko Highway Pure

Verdict

If elegance and a little bit of bling is your thing, then the Wiko Highway Pure might be perfect for you. It’s the perfect accompaniment for your clutch bag (if you’re woman that is, or even if you’re a guy I’m not judging), yet also slides unobtrusively into your skinny jeans.

Looks aside, the Highway Pure performs generally well as a modern day smartphone. It’s proven that it’s not just a pretty face, but can cope with most tasks without complaint.

While for the price point it would have been nice to at least get a Snapdragon 615 chip, it’s a little premium to pay for its design.

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I like that Wiko continues to pack plenty into its retail box – with a screen protector, hard protective case and SIM adapters to get you started.

Too bad it’s a single-SIM phone, although this isn’t a dealbreaker for me. Considering a large percentage of mid-tier smartphones are dual-SIM, the Highway Pure might lose out on some customers drawn to its form factor.

That aside, the Highway Pure is a nice, decent package that looks good. If you need a bigger screen and don’t mind some bulk though, you might want to consider the Wiko Fever – a MYR200 cheaper option.

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