The last phone that Vivo launched in Nepal was the Vivo Y81i. That was a very competitive smartphone in the budget segment. But 2GB RAM in 2018 is not everyone’s cup of tea. Many people want Vivo to give them something stylish with a little more power. Maybe that’s the reason Vivo is looking to release the Vivo Y95 in Nepal.
Typical to Vivo, the design of the Vivo Y95 is alluring. Even the budget model of Vivo phones look good to the eyes. At the front, Vivo Y95 has an HD+ 6.22 inch IPS LCD display. There’s a tiny teardrop-shaped notch at the top. Inside, the phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Soc accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
In terms of Camera, Vivo Y95 sports a dual 12MP f/2.2 primary sensor that is combined with a 2 MP, f/2.4 depth sensor at the back. There’s a small 20 MP f/2.0 selfie camera hiding beneath the notch. Unlike some other phones that we have seen from Vivo in the past year, Vivo Y95 has a regular fast fingerprint sensor at the back.
The Vivo Y95 has a massive 4030 mAh battery. It’s a shame that Vivo has chosen to fit this phone with a micro USB port. The headphone jack still lives.
Vivo Y95 Key Specifications
- Display: 6.22-inch IPS LCD (720*1520)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Memory: 64GB microSD expandable storage (up to 256GB); 4GB RAM
- OS: Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Primary Camera: Dual 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF; 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
- Secondary Camera: 20 MP, f/2.0
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4030 mAh battery
- Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, accelerometer, proximity, compass
Vivo Y95 Price in Nepal: TBD
This phone is definitely not for pixel peepers with its HD+ resolution spread over the massive 6.22 inch display but Vivo’s displays are good enough for average users. Also, considering the price segment this phone may launch in, the resolution is just fine. The Snapdragon 439 is not the most powerful chipset out there but it can handle calling and texting pretty well. Apps like Instagram and Youtube will run well but you can forget about gaming or intensive multitasking. The 4GB RAM is pretty generous and the 64GB of internal storage is more than enough for most people’s usage.
Vivo’s skin on top of Android may not entice everyone but most users won’t mind. At least they are shipping the phone with Android 8.1.
We like the fact that Vivo has chosen to grace the Y95 with a fingerprint sensor instead of relying completely on a face unlock feature. The cameras will produce bright and vibrant images on broad daylight and suitable lighting conditions. But I don’t expect them to work well in low-light conditions. One thing buyers would like to note is that Vivo tends to oversoften people’s faces to make it look more ‘beautiful’.
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The battery on the phone is extremely huge even for a phone this size and it should last you a full day of heavy use with no complaints. If the battery is your top priority when buying a phone, Vivo Y95 may be well suited for you.
Of course, we can’t give our verdict until the price of the Y95 is announced. If this phone falls below 30K, this would be a sweet deal. If it is something that crosses the 30K line, Pocophone F1 will slay it like a hot knife cutting butter.