WIKO Highway Star 4 G in the Test

The WIKO Highway Star 4 G in the test line, shows a great processing, fine materials and provides a strong dual-SIM platform.

  1. WIKO Highway Star 4 G in the test
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The Highway Star 4 G for 399 euros, that there is in the attractive shades of silver, champagne, buy gray and turquoise represents the spearhead of WIKO’s portfolio. The Smartphones of the French manufacturer are known for their excellent value for money and have become so erorbert already a loyal fan base.

Processing and display

Phew, the price of the Highway Star 4 G is not exactly small, but for his money, the buyer gets also a crisp equivalent. So, the Highway Star is 4 G with a fine, scratch-resistant front made of Gorilla glass 3, a noble metal back and a perfect right on the minimum sharp corners processing. This is joined by a brilliant OLED display with great appearance and a good 355 cd/m2 brightness. Only the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels is too limited for a Smartphone of this price level. Then also full HD on Board should be here.


Top, however, is the technical basis with the Qualcomm-MSM8939 platform: it provides a 1.5 GHz fast Octacore CPU and dual-SIM functionality with hybrid-slot, in which also a micro-SD-card place, to extend over 11 gigabytes of free user memory.

Even with the WIKO dominated but only the main lot of LTE and HSPA +, while the Zweitslot must be content with GSM. The connectivity of the Highway Star 4 G with Bluetooth and a/b/g/n Wi-FI, is completed.


The camera of the WIKO Highway Star 4 G offers a good image quality, a wide range of photo equipment and even a Flash of Selfie. WIKO obviously takes seriously the issue of camera. So, there’s a 5-megapixel in the Highway Star 4 G in addition to the 13 megapixel main camera-snapping on the front. The French a photo light and auto focus have bought two picture Splash guards. Exemplary: The main camera you can start directly from the lock screen, then quickly active and suitable also for snapshots. The latter succeed particularly well because the auto focus is faster and take photos of the trigger at the same time – it is enough, the motif on the touch screen.

It offers seven shooting modes including HDR and other features like Smile-Shutter button or gesture control in the camera settings. Even a pro mode is on board. Here, the savvy user can set all camera options in detail. The WIKO in full HD record videos.


The simple user interface of Android-4.4.4 model leans heavily on the native Android. Only the icons have an own and pretty paint job. Because 4 G a main menu is missing the Highway Star, all apps and functions on the twelve levels of lets, which makes the whole thing somewhat confusing, as long as it operates without folder gather. This keeps the WIKO configurable audio profiles: here, you can choose among the variants General, silent, meeting, outdoor and drive – the latter is intended for use in the car.

Another handy feature is called “smart awake”; It can be found in the settings under “System”. This function is activated, directly from the dark lock screen, you can start the music player, the keypad or the SMS app. It is enough to draw a corresponding letters on the display – and already the WIKO to life awakens. This is clever and easily worked in the test.


The endurance measurements connect lab that showed Highway Star 4 G finally a fairly ordinary side. The tightly integrated energy with 2450 mAh allows telephone conversations of enormous length – almost 22 hours in the GSM and 7:28 hours in the UMTS usage. That not bad. Not a glorious chapter are endurance in practical operation, however, only six hours — this is a below-average level.

Transmission and reception quality

Something it looks better again in terms of reception, because the results in the GSM – and UMTS-mode are usable, even top in the LTE deployment.


In total, WIKO Highway Star 4 G thus offers a comprehensive and exciting package for those who want to move a little bit away from the mainstream smartphones.