In this article let’s look at the latest Vivo Y Series mobiles with price, Specs, Features, and availability in India
1. Vivo Y19 Launches in India for Rs. 13,999 With 5000 mAH Battery
Vivo has launched the latest smartphone in the Indian market – the Vivo Y19.
The smartphone is available for Rs. 13,990 in the retail stores and there is even 5% cashback when you buy it using either HDFC or ICICI band credit/debit card.
The key highlight of the new Vivo Y19 is the presence of 5000 mAH capacity battery and it even comes with an 18 Watts fast charger with Dual charging engine.
Powering the device is the Octa-Core Mediatek Helio P65 processor with 2.0 GHz clock speed and Arm Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU for gaming.
Further, it comes with 4 GB of DDR4 Ram and has 128 GB internal storage which is user expandable.
It runs on the Android Pie 9.0 along with the Funtouch OS 9.2.
There is a large 6.53 inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ (2340*1080) pixels resolution.
For selfies, it comes with a 16 Megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Also, there are triple rear cameras with 16 MP main camera (f/1.7), 8 MP wide-angle (f/2.2) and 2 MP macro lens with (f/2.4) aperture.
Other top features are dark mode, reverse charging support and a gaming mode.
Vivo has also recently launched the Vivo S1 in the Indian market and they are going to launch the Vivo U20 on 22nd November 2019.
2. Vivo Y90 Offers Massive 4030 mAH Battery, Price Rs. 6,990
Vivo Y90 is the latest addition to the Vivo Y Series and is an affordable mobile available for only Rs. 6,490 online and offline.
The key highlight of the Y90 is the 4030 mAH capacity battery which ensures that it can run all day with ease.
Further, powering the mobile is an Helio A22 Quad-Core Processor and 2 GB Ram. Further, there is 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB using the micro-sd card slot.
The Y90 comes with a large 6.22-inch HD+ (1520*720) pixels display and has over 88% screen to body ratio.
Sadly, it runs on the dated Android Oreo 8.0 along with the Funtouch OS 4.5. It is not clear when Y90 will get the Android 9.0 Pie update.
The mobile comes with micro-USB port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and has Dual Sim 4G VOLTE support.
For photography, it comes with a single 8 MP rear camera and has 5 MP front selfie camera. Further, there is AI support to capture better images.
There is no fingerprint scanner, but it boasts of face unlock feature.
3. Vivo Y91 Powered By Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 and 3 GB Ram, Price Rs. 9,990
The Vivo Y91 is another mid-range mobile from Vivo launched in July 2019 and is available online and offline.
The mobile is available with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB internal storage for Rs. 8,490. Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-Core processor with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.
For imaging, there are dual rear cameras with 13MP+2MP lens. At the front, there is an 8 MP selfie camera that comes with portrait mode support.
Further, it offers a huge 4030 mAH battery, sufficient to last all day.
The mobile comes with a 6.22 Inch display similar to the Y90 and has an HD+ (1540*720) pixels resolution.
The phone looks modern with glossy polycarbonate build and waterdrop notch.
There is Dual Sim, 4G VOLTE support along with standard connectivity options like micro-USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Lastly, it runs on the Android Oreo 8.1 along with the Funtouch OS 4.5. It is unfortunate that Vivo is not offering the latest OS from Google with Y91.
4. Vivo Y12 Offers 5000 mAH Battery and Triple Rear Cameras, Price Rs. 12,490
The Vivo Y12 is slightly more premium than the Y91 and is available for a price tag of Rs. 12,490.
The mobile has a polycarbonate build and comes with a 6.35 inch IPS LCD display with 1544*720 pixels resolution.
The front side has a waterdrop notch that houses an 8 MP selfie camera.
At the back, there are triple rear cameras. The cameras include 13+8+2 MP lenses which can click portrait and wide-angle shots.
Also, there is support for AI image processing and face beauty.
Powering the device is the MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor with a 2.0 GHz clock speed. Further, there is 4 GB DDR4 Ram and 32 GB internal storage which is user expandable.
The mobile runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS and has the Funtouch OS 5.0.
For gamers, there is a special Ultra-Game mode to enhance the performance and make the gaming experience smooth.
There are standard connectivity options such as 4G VOLTE, Dual Sim, micro-USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Lastly, it comes with a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery and offers a full-day battery back-up.
5. Vivo Y17 – Offers Massive 5000 mAH Battery, Triple Cameras, and 20 MP Selfie Camera
Vivo has recently launched the Vivo Y17 in India and it is available to purchase for Rs. 15,990 for the 4 GB Ram and 128 GB Internal Storage option.
The Vivo Y17 is a mid-range phone from the brand which comes with a gorgeous Dual tone design and has a polycarbonate build.
Further, it comes with the voguish triple rear cameras and has a large 20 Megapixel front selfie camera. Another key highlight feature for Y17 is the massive 5000 mAH capacity battery and the presence of 18 Watts Fast Charger.
Key Highlight Features
- Large 5000 mAH Capacity Battery with Fast Charging Support.
- Big Display 6.35 Inches.
- Triple Rear Cameras
- 20 MP Front Selfie Camera
- Modern Design, and Aesthetic Looks.
- Latest Android 9.0 Pie OS.
Technical Specs for Vivo Y17
|Technical Specifications||Vivo Y17|
|Design||Plastic Back – Dual Tone|
|Display||6.35 inch HD+ IPS LCD|
|Pixels, Aspect Ratio||1544*720, 19.5:9|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio P35|
|Clock Speed||2.3 GHz|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Storage||128 GB Internal Storage|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, Dedicated|
|OS||Android Pie 9.0, Funtouch Os 9.0|
|Rear Camera||Triple – 13+2+8|
|Front Camera||20 MP|
|Battery Capacity||5000 MAH|
|Fast Charging Support||Yes|
|Supplied Charger||18 Watts|
|Fingerprint Scanner||At the back|
- The triple rear cameras are more of a gimmick. There are many better camera mobiles like the Realme 3 Pro or the Redmi Note 7 Pro available in this price range.
- The display is only HD, most smartphones in the sub 15K price range offer an FHD+ display.
- The processor is underwhelming. This mobile is not meant for gaming and it would be better to choose other options in this price range.
6. Vivo Y15 – 16 MP Selfie Camera and 5000 mAH Battery
The Vivo Y15 is the more affordable version of the Vivo Y17. It comes with similar design and specs but has few more compromises. The Vivo Y15 comes with 4 GB of Ram and has 64 GB of internal storage.
The mobile is available both online as well as offline – price Rs. 13,990.
The major changes in the Vivo Y15 in comparison to the Vivo Y17 are listed below.
- Processor – Powering the Vivo Y15 is the Mediatek Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor with 2.0 GHz clock Speed instead of the Helio P35.
- Selfie Camera – The Vivo Y15 comes with a 16 MP selfie camera instead of the 20 MP found on the Vivo Y17.
- Fast Charging – The Y15 comes with a 10 Watts Charger instead of the 18 Watts Charger supplied with the Y17.
- Storage Space – The Y15 offers 64 GB of internal storage instead of 128 GB storage on the Y17.
All other features and Specs for both the devices are the same and they come with similar design and build.
Also, can check out some more new mobiles recently launched in India.
7. Vivo Y91i Launches in India for Rs. 7,990 With 6.2 Inch Display and Helio P22 Processor
Update – 28- March-2019 – Vivo has launched the new Vivo Y91i – the latest addition to the affordable phone in the Y Series.
The Y91i is available on Flipkart and retail market for Rs. 6,990 for the 32 GB storage / 2 GB RAM version.
You can buy it in the fusion black or the dark navy blue colors.
Specs and Top Features
The Y91i comes with a large 6.2 Inch Display with HD+ (1520*720) pixels resolution and has a 19:9 aspect ratio.
The phone comes with an In-Cell display panel but doesn’t have Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Powering the device is the Helio P22 Processor (Octa-Core) and there is 2 GB of Ram.
The Ram looks low for the price segment as most phones in this range offer at least 3 GB of memory.
Aforementioned, it has 16/32 GB storage which is expandable using a micro-sd card.
Further, it comes with the Android Oreo 8.1 along with the Funtouch Os 4.5.
For imaging, there is a 13 Megapixel single rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and an LED Flash.
Besides, there is a 5 Megapixel selfie camera with f/1.8 aperture and comes with a beautification mode to enhance the photos.
The phone has micro-usb port, 3.5mm headphone jack and all the standard connectivity options such as 4G VOLTE, Bluetooth, WIFI.
Lastly, it comes with a large 4030 mAH capacity battery which is sufficient to last all day with ease.
Initial Thoughts – Should you buy the Y91i
The Y91i is an average option considering the Specs and price, you can get the Realme 3 or the Redmi Note 7 or even the Zenfone Max M2 or Max Pro M2 in the similar price range for a better overall experience.
If You are buying in retail on EMI, then you can consider the Vivo Y91i, else you have plenty of choices online.
8. Vivo Launches Y95 With 12 Nm Snapdragon 439 Processor and 20 MP AI Selfie Camera
Update – 26/11/2018 – If you are looking for affordable Vivo Y Series smartphones, here are the top latest phones launched by the brand in India.
Vivo has launched the new Y95 on Sunday (25th November 2018) for the retail/online market. The smartphone is available for Rs. 16,990 and you can get Bajaj Finserve finance offers to buy the device on EMI.
The Y95 is the first smartphone to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-Core Processor. It is the first Qualcomm processor to come with 12 Nm Process unlike older Processors like 430/435/450 built on 14 Nm Process.
The new Snapdragon 439 has 8 Cortex A53 cores with a maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz and comes with the Adreno 505 GPU. The performance from Snapdragon 439 is similar to the Snapdragon 450.
The phone has got 64 GB internal storage and there is 4 GB Ram to ensure that it works flawlessly. The storage is expandable using the micro-sd card.
Design and Display
The Vivo Y95 is a copy of Oppo F9 or the F9 Pro and comes with the waterdrop notch display. The back cover is made from polycarbonate and it comes in two glossy colors – starry night, and the Nebula Purple.
The phone boasts of an impressive Halo Full View Display with 88% screen to body ratio and comes with minimum bezels. Further, the 6.22 Inch display has a 19:9 aspect ratio and comes with HD+ (720×1520 pixels) resolution.
The phone weighs 164 grams and has a thickness of 8.3 mm. (Adequate and comfortable to hold).
Another highlight of the device is the 20 Megapixel front selfie camera that comes with a f/2.0 aperture lens and has AI support. You can click portrait shots and even use AI stickers with the Y95.
On the other hand, there are Dual Rear cameras – 13 MP + 2MP. The main rear camera comes with f/2.2 aperture and the secondary camera has a f/2.4 aperture.
Battery and OS
The battery is large, 4030 mAH, and it can easily last all day with ease. The Y95 runs on the Funtouch OS version 4.5 and comes with the Android Oreo 8.1 as base OS.
Vivo has not shared if the device offers fast charging support or if they will update the OS to Android 9.0 Pie.
Other Specs and Top Features
The device has a micro-USB port and comes with USB OTG support as well. You can listen to music using the 3.5 mm headphone jack and there are features such as Fingerprint Scanner and face unlocking.
Lastly, you can use Dual Nano Sims with the Y95 and it comes with 4G VOLTE support.
Should You Buy the Vivo Y95
Hmm, if you are a Vivo fan and want a device on EMI using a financing service it may be an option for you.
9. Vivo Y83 Promises Good Features and Specs to Mid-Range Buyers
Vivo is becoming aggressive in India with new back to back phone launches to take on the rivals. The Chinese company recently launched the Vivo X21 with an in-display fingerprint scanner in India, and now they are have launched a new mid-range phone for the masses.
The recently launched Vivo Y83 comes with all the new trendy features and is already available offline and will also sell on online stores such as Flipkart.
I checked the phone yesterday in the retail market, the MRP for the phone is Rs. 14,999 but with some cool launch offers it was available for Rs. 14,000 from some of the top retail stores.
Notably, the phone was launched in China in the last week, and the company has brought it to India within a week of China launch.
Mr. Jerome Chen, CMO Vivo India said at the launch, ” We are pleased to introduce the new Y83 which comes with an outstanding performance and superior camera capabilities at an affordable price”.
Without further ado, let’s check what’s new Y83 has to offer to the Vivo fans in India.
Vivo Y83 Key Specs and Features:
Display and Design
For starters, the Vivo Y83 comes with a Bezel-less display with 19:9 aspect ratio, and at the top of the screen, there is a notch that is not too wide or deep. But it is there, and you will notice it.
The phone comes with a polycarbonate build and has a thickness of 7.7 mm and weighs 150 grams. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone that unlocks it swiftly.
The front side is mostly screen, and the device boasts an 83% screen to body ratio. There is a large 6.22 inch IPS LCD Panel that comes with 1520*720 pixels and has 270 PPI.
It is not the highest resolution display in this price range, a lot of phones like the Redmi Note 5 Pro or the Zenfone Max Pro M1 or even the new Moto G6 offers a superior FHD+ resolution.
Powering the mobile is the Helio P22 Processor that comes with Octa-Core architecture and has 2.0 GHz maximum clock speed. Additionally, there is a PowerVR GE8320 GPU that is good for playing games and doing graphics-intensive tasks.
Furthermore, the Helio P22 is made from 12 Nm manufacturing process and is an energy-efficient processor that offers similar performance to Snapdragon 625 (Redmi Note 5) or the Hisilicon 659 (Honor 7X).
What’s more, it comes with 4 GB Ram, and there is 32 GB internal storage that is expandable up to 256 GB. It boots on the Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box and comes with Vivo’s custom Funtouch OS 4.1.
There are some software enhancements such as the Game Mode 2.0, Split 3.0 and App clone to improve the user experience.
The Y83 comes with single rear and single front camera despite most of the manufacturers are offering Dual camera phones in the 15k price range.
The rear camera has a 13 Megapixel lens that comes with f/2.2 aperture and has phase detection autofocus and LED flash. Additionally, it comes with HDR, Panorama, touch focus and support for 1080P videos at 30 FPS.
At the front, it comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera that has a f/2.2 aperture. Also, the Front camera support Face 2.0 that enables it to offer face unlocking feature, and it even comes with the AI Beautify and portrait mode for taking selfies with background blur.
Battery and Connectivity
The phone comes with a decent battery capacity – 3260 mAH and it is not clear whether it supports fast charging or comes with a normal charger out of the box.
There are basic connectivity options such as Micro-USB port, Dual SIm, USB OTG, WIFI and Bluetooth 4.2.
For a price tag of Rs. 14,999 the Vivo Y83 seems a bit expensive but is still much better in comparison to the phones from Samsung and more importantly from some of Vivo’s earlier offerings.
The performance may not be top-notch as the Helio P22 is no match for the Helio P60 (Oppo Realme 1) or the Snapdragon 636 used in RN5 Pro or Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
There are some positives like the latest OS and decent battery life. The display seems decent, but an FHD+ resolution is desirable. The new Vivo phone is a mixed bag, however for a slightly lower price may do well in the retail segment.