The Dongguan based company Vivo is flourishing in the smartphone market, more specifically in the Indian smartphone market dominated by the selfie centric smartphones. The recent launch from the company called Vivo V7 Plus is one such product whichis attracting the buyers with its 24MP selfie camera priced at Rs 21,990. While the company has not forgotten its low costing and power packed smartphones. In the festive season the company had thought to treat the users with a phone which can deliver great power and performance and make users to fully enjoy the trend of selfies with crispy images in much cheaper range. The new Vivo Y69 is a good phone when it comes to giving you clear shot selfies. We will be looking at various aspects of the Vivo Y69 in our detailed review.
75.5 x 154.6 x 7.7 mm | 162.8g | 7.0 (Nougat) | 5.5 / 720 x 1280 | 3GB RAM, 32GB | 3000 mAh | 13MP, 16MP | Dual Nano-SIM
Design & Build
When it comes to the looks, the new Vivo Y69 is having a metallic look which is making it more attractive and also providing a great degree of resistance from any damage. The front of device possesses the main attraction of the phone which is even highlighted in the tag line which is its 16MP moonlight selfie camera, there is also the flash aligned with camera together with notification LED. The front is also having the fingerprint sensor which you can find in the home button. At the back side there lies the logo and the 13MP rear camera with LED flash. At the right side of the device there are the volume rockers and the power button. At the bottom there is the USB port, the speaker grilles are there at the bottom as well and the 3.5mm audio jack is lying there as well.It measures 154.60 x 75.70 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh around 162 grams.
The new Vivo Y69 has a 5.5 inch touch screen display and a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The screen is having Corning Gorilla Glass protection and which is further made advance with the help of 2.5D curved glass which is providing extra protection from any screen damage. The size of the device with 5.5-inch display which gives you good experience while watching videos or playing games. The device is light to feel in hand and it is easy to hold and operate.
In the camera section the new Vivo Y69 is having a rear camera of 13 megapixel and a 16 megapixel selfie camera. As the main highlight of the device is its 16 megapixel moonlight selfie camera, the new Vivo Y69 is for sure to give perfect selfies even in dark conditions or one could say in moonlight conditions. The front camera is having the beautification modes, auto focus etc. The selfies taken are clear and focussing all the details and are captured very well. The rear camera is of 13 megapixel and it captures clear shots which are clear and crisp and with flash enabling you can take pictures anytime whether being day or night.
The Vivo Y69 is powered by 1.5GHZ octa-core MediaTek MT6570 processor which is quite a good processor to make the device run smooth. It helps the device to maintain the stability and handle multitasking. The help to the processor is given by the 3GB RAM of the device which is quite average and helps the processor to handle the multitasking with ease. The processor and the RAM to some extent also help in enhancing battery life. The RAM might not let you play big sized games like Asphalt because the 3GB RAM might not be able to handle the amount of pressure given by big games. There is 32GB of ROM in the device which let users to store reasonable amounts of media, applications. The storage can be expanded further with the help of microSD card. The new Vivo Y69 is having the Android 7.0 operating system, thus lacking the latest upgrade from the window which is Android 7.1.1 or Oreo.
The new Vivo Y69 is having a power packed non removable battery of 3,000mAh. The battery is charged rapidly with the rapid charger which is provided in the box. The battery is capable of lasting long giving non-stop fun and entertainment.
The Vivo Y69 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Overall the Vivo Y69 is a competent device when it comes to camera but the RAM somewhere might be an issue if you want to play high graphic games. The price of Rs 14,990 is manageable but there are various options available in that range such as Redmi Mi A1, Moto G5s and Lenovo K8 Note. Vivo seriously needs to work on the design of its smartphones as it is getting too much into the same frame. There has to be a differentiating factor from one device to another, at least in design.