WickedLeak Wammy Desire 2 Review


RS: 9,490/-
WickedLeak has launched the next version of its 7-inch tablet, the Wammy Desire 2, which features a different chipset and runs on a quad-core processor. It is an upgrade from the first version, Wammy Desire, that ran on a dual-core processor. The Desire 2 has a completely different look from the older sibling and closely resembles the Samsung Galaxy Grand, but on a larger scale. What does the Wammy Desire 2 have inside that makes it different? Let’s find out.
7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
7-inch IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution

Design and build quality
WickedLeak has been releasing smartphones and tablets regularly to keep up with the competition and recently, the quad-core Wammy Desire 2 was seen on the shelves with a sweet price tag. The Desire 2 has a good build quality with a firm chassis. The entire exterior is white and glossy, thus making it easily prone to scratches and dirt. The front panel is complete glass with a chrome plastic trim. The front panel consists of a single hard key for home with a light sensor beside it. Towards the top is the front-facing camera.
Quad core Exynos chipset, 1 GB RAM, MALI-400 GPU
Quad-core Exynos chipset, 1GB RAM, MALI-400 GPU

We found the design a bit off – when you usually hold a tablet in landscape mode, the home button should practically be available on the right and the volume and power button should be on the top, which is not in this case. The home button stays on the left while the volume rocker and power buttons are available on the top. Even the camera is on the right bottom side. Well, since the tablet can be used any side up, it won’t matter as much; also, the home, back and menu buttons are available in the interface itself. We did find the build quality of the buttons a bit disappointing too. They are not raised enough and miss the tactile feel for a smooth operation. This could hamper the ergonomics to a small extent unless you stay away from the buttons completely and stick to the onscreen buttons in the interface itself.
8 GB internal storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, USB OTG
8GB internal storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, USB OTG

The rear panel sports the camera with an LED flash and a speaker grille on either side of the camera. The bottom sports all the interfaces, which include the power jack, 3.5 mm audio port, microUSB port, miniHDMI out and a microSD card slot with its own rubber port flap. Two miniature pinholes are also seen here – one each for the microphone and reset button. The tablet is 10.9 mm thick and 196 mm wide, and weighs 298 g. Bundled along with the tablet is a screen protector, USB charger, USB cable and a microUSB OTG cable.
2 MP camera with LED flash, glossy rear panel
2MP camera with LED flash, glossy rear panel

The Wammy Desire 2 is built using the Exynos SMDK4412 chipset featuring a quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It couples a MALI-400 GPU with 1GB of DDR3 RAM with an inbuilt storage of 8GB, which is expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. The display is a 5-point, 7-inch multi-touch IPS panel with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The camera on the rear is a 2 megapixel one while the front-facing camera is VGA. The connectivity options available are Bluetooth 2.1, wireless networking 802.11 b/g/n, 3G via USB dongle and USB OTG for connecting input devices and storage drives. GPS is also supported. The tablet can spew out full HD display on a large screen LCD TV or monitor using the miniHDMI interface. The cable or converter for the mini HDMI interface is not provided though. The Desire 2 is powered using a 3300 mAh battery and the operating system installed is Android Jelly Bean v4.2.
Power and Volume rocker on the top
Power and Volume rocker on the top

Micro USB, power, headphone, Micro SD card slot, mini HDMI port on the side.
MicroUSB, power, headphone, MicroSD card slot, miniHDMI port on the side.

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