Hands-on Review: Walton Primo G8 – BSI 8MP Selfie-shooter with LED Flash

A smartphone with stronger security system is always highly expected, but in present market, hardly any entry or mid-level device is found with Fingerprint sensor, which adds an extra layer of security to your favorite smartphone. The all-new Walton Primo G8 has changed the existing scenario! The new comer is an entry-level smartphone fully loaded with possible most features in affordable budget.

Running on Android 7.0 Nougat, the device is packed with 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor and 8GB of internal storage. Pricing at BDT 6,999 the Primo G8 comes with good looks along with 5.5 inch 2.5D curved Display.
Primo G8 review
There is a large 2700 mAh battery which assures you every last bit of charge during crucial moments. Besides the Integrated Power Saving Mode can add few hours of juice to your battery with 10% only! We have used it thoroughly and could not but share some feedbacks with you. Hence, here is a full on review of Walton Primo G8.
As like our previous reviews the Hands-on Review of Walton Primo G8 covers the following–

  • Specs Synopsis
  • Unboxing
  • Design & Build Quality
  • Operating System
  • Display & User Interface
  • Hardware
  • Camera Performance
  • Audio and Video
  • Connectivity
  • Gaming Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Benchmark
  • Pricing
  • Final Thoughts

Key specs of Primo G8:

  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • MTK chipset and Mali-400 GPU
  • 5.5 inch HD IPS display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB ROM
  • BSI 8MP Rear Camera
  • BSI 8MP Front Snapper
  • 2800 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Dual SIM


Primo G8 comes with a decent packaging includes-

  • Charging Adapter with Data Cable
  • Earphone
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Primo G8 Unboxing

Design & Build Quality:

Primo G8 is the mixture of metallic electrolyzed paint that gives sleek looks & premium metal feels that makes the device even more desirable appearance. The 2.5D glass not only makes the device look more appealing, but also the sleek curves combined with the smoothness are features that you will surely admire as you hold it and glide fingers across the screen.
Primo G8 Unboxing
Button, port and speaker positioning is fairly standard for a mid-range device, with the power and volume keys on the right, USB and 3.5mm audio port at the top and the speaker at the rear.
Primo G8 hands-on review
The fingerprint sensor and the logo of Walton is located at the rear as well.
Primo G8 hands-on review

Operating System

Powered by the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, the Primo G8 enhances the cutting-edge smartphone experience. The new OS will let you explore and enjoy the multiple features seamlessly.
Primo G8 review OS

Display & User Interface:

The Primo G8 has a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved display with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The device is protected with a scratch resistant glass layer.
Let’s have a look into the User Interface of Walton Primo G8-
Primo G8 User Interface


The Primo G8 is powered by the Mediatek MT6580 chipset with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with Mali 400 GPU.
Primo G8 Chipset
The Primo G8 is packed with 8GB of ROM while the storage can be expanded up to 64GB. There is also 1GB of RAM to run the device more smoothly.
Primo G8 Storage

Camera Performance:

The Walton Primo G8 comes with a BSI 8MP Auto Focus Rear Camera capable of recording 1080p video, also features an LED flash. The camera app is simple and efficient, with most functions placed within easy reach. There are Face Beauty, HDR, Panorama etc. modes in the camera. Let’s have a look on the Camera interface along with settings of Primo G8-
Primo G8 review Camera Settings and Interface
Here’s a snap taken with the rear camera of Primo G8:
Primo G8 review Camera Sample
The Primo G8 has an 8MP front snapper to make your personality alive in Selfies and Videos chats. On top of that, the front camera also has a bright flash to take better selfies even in low-lit or dark environment.
Primo G8 review front Camera Sample

Audio and Video

The audio output of Primo G8 is clean, the viewing angle of Video is pretty good as well.
Primo G8 video review


In terms of connectivity, the Primo G8 has Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth V4, WLAN Hotspot, OTA etc.

Gaming Performance:

Though Primo G8 is an entry level device, the quad-core processor of it ensures decent graphic speed in playing entry and mid-level games.
Primo G8 Gaming review Beat the Bat

Battery Life:

With optimized software and 2700 mAh of battery the Walton Primo G8 manages to cut more than a day. The battery drop over the 6 hours of idle time was 5%, which is quite good for the device with the 2700mAh capacity battery. Talking about the screen-on-time it gave me fair amount of 5.5 hours, which is more than you could ask for such battery capacity. I was using my SIM card, and all the social accounts on the device while keeping the brightness at a medium level. Therefore, it was more than average usage, which is good.
Primo G8 Battery Review


In our AnTuTu tests the phone scored 22716 while GeekBench results in 379(single-core) and 1076 (multi-core).
Primo G8 review AnTuTu Benchmark and GeekBench Score


Well configured Primo G8 costsBDT 6,999 only, considering the specs the pricing is worthy indeed.

Final Thoughts :

The Walton Primo G8 is definitely a very capable affordable Smartphone with decent design and good features. The things I liked on Primo G8 were its fingerprint sensor, affordable pricing, BSI rear and front snapper and front LED flash.

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