Hands-on Review: Primo GF4 – Pay Less Get More

If you want to get a sense of where the real innovation in smartphones is happening, you need to look past the high-end flagships and toward the cheap stuff. With the newly introduced Primo GF4 Walton has crafted one of the most compelling budget smartphones yet. Starting at just 6,190 BDT the phone comes with stylish look and attractive features.
The new member of Walton family packed with Quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM on board. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS it features a 4.5 inch IPS display and has OTG support too.
Primo GF4 review

The Hands-on Review of Walton Primo GF4 covers the following –

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

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Quad-core Processor
  • Hall Sensor
  • OTG Support
  • Updated OS
  • Front Camera with LED Flash

Cons:

  • Average Battery Life

 

Key Specs of Primo GF4:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 4.5 inch IPS Display
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB ROM
  • 5 MP Rear with auto focus
  • 2 MP Front Camera with LED Flash
  • 1800 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM

Primo GF4 Feature

Unboxing:

Like older members of Walton family, Primo GF4 comes in a basic retail package including the followings-

  • Handset
  • Adapter
  • Battery
  • Earphone
  • User Manual
  • Data Cable
  • Warranty Card

Primo GF4 unboxing review

Design & Build Quality:

Primo GF4 is a compact phone by today’s standards, thanks to its 4.5 inch screen. It measures 136×66.3×8.9 mm and weighs 129g with battery. Personally I feel 4.5 inches is a little too small, that’s why it’s easy for your thumb to hit the top of the screen while using it one handed.
Primo GF4 hands-on review Design
There is a 3.5 mm audio port and USB 2.0 port in the upper side while right side is covered by Volume key and Power key. The lens of rear camera and flashlight is on the back part of Primo GF4 and front side is covered by the lens of front camera, sensor.
Primo GF4 hands-on review

Display & User Interface:

The 4.5 inch display on the Walton Primo GF4 comes with 854×480 pixel resolution resulting in a pixel density of 240 ppi. Don’t expect a high quality affair here, you’re getting what you pay for but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Primo GF4 Display

Let’s have a look into the User Interface of Walton Primo GF4 including the Notification bar, Homescreen, Dial pad etc. –
Primo GF4 User Interface

Operating System:

Primo GF4 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
Primo GF4 review OS

Hardware:

In terms of performance Primo GF4 comes with 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor which can function simultaneously at full capacity, the 1 GB RAM and Mali 400 GPU ensure a pretty graphic processing speed so that you can enjoy HD games easily. The Primo GF4 packs with MT6580 SoC on the board.
Primo GF4 Chipset, CPU, GPU

The device has 8GB of internal memory, moreover the storage can be expanded further as it supports external micro SD card up to 32GB.
Primo GF4 review Memory

Camera Performance:

The phone has incorporated a 5MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED flash which will offer good results while capturing. Let’s have a look on the Camera interface of Primo GF4-
Primo GF4 Camera Review
Snaps taken with Primo GF4 in day time-
Primo GF4 Camera Sample

Primo GF4 review Camera Sample 2

For selfie-lovers there is a 2MP front snapper with LED flash as it can take shots in any light.
Snap taken with Primo GF4 front camera-
Primo GF4 front Camera Sample

This device has 1080p video recording facility. The resolution is now the default choice for the smartphone – 720p in slow motion is the other available option. The camcorder interface is exactly the same as the still camera one. Once you launch the camera, you simply tap on the key in the top right corner to begin recording.

Audio and Video:

The audio output is mostly clean, not very loud. The headphone comes with the box has an average sound quality.
Primo GF4 audio review
Since Primo GF4 comes with an IPS display the viewing angle of Video is pretty good. 1080p video can smoothly be played in this device.
Primo GF4 video review

Connectivity:

In terms of connectivity, the Primo GF4 has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G globally to cover the basics. Also on board is Bluetooth 4.0 alongside Wi-Fi b/g/n with Wireless Hotspot support. Wired connectivity is covered by a micro USB 2.0 port with USB host. Primo GF4 equipped with Dual SIM card options.
Primo GF4 Connectivity

Gaming Performance:

Since Primo GF4 packs quad-core processor and 1GB RAM, it is pretty good for playing games. No problem found while playing Temple Run OZ, Candy Crush Saga, Minecraft, Clash of Clans etc.
Primo GF4 Gaming Review Temple Run OZ

Battery Life:

Since Primo GF4 comes with a 1,800 mAh battery, it provides average performance to quad-core processor. With a single charge the device can give you around 5 hours browsing time or you may enjoy HD video for around 5.5 hours.
Primo GF4 Battery Performance

Benchmark :

To justify the performance of Primo GF4 AnTuTu Benchmark was chosen and it results in 20,793; which is amazing for an entry level device.

Primo GF4 Antutu Benchmark Score

In Nenamark, Primo GF4 scored 57.4
Primo GF4 Nenamark Score

Special Features:

You can update latest software through wireless when the firmware update is available as this device supports OTA (Over the Air) update.
Primo GF4 OTA Update
Another special feature of Primo GF4 is Special Security i.e. Anti-theft, Software lock, Data encryption etc.
Primo GF4 Security

Pricing:

Walton Primo GF4 has a good build quality and comes with all the necessary features. In spite of having high configurations, the price is remained affordable. The price of Primo GF4 is 6,190 BDT.
Primo GF4 Price

Final Thoughts :

Walton Primo GF4 is defined by its price. Not too long ago, it would have been impossible to imagine such configuration at such low price, and now we actually have the chance. Primo GF4 is equipped with amazing features. It can also be a good choice for the selfie-lovers because of its flash-enabled 2MP front camera.
Primo GF4 hands-on review
However, the battery performance struggles  and this is the compromise, and if you’re okay with it, you can easily go for it as currently you will hardly find better devices than Primo GF at such lower price.

Are you ready to buy Walton Primo GF4 ? Or already using this? Waiting to hear your valuable opinion/query in the comment box.

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