Vivo has launched a new mid-range mobile in the Indian market with a Bezel-less display, and 18:9 aspect ratio. Notably, the mobile will go on sale online (Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm) and in the retail market for a price tag of Rs. 10,990.
You can buy the Vivo Y71 starting 14th April from the retail stores and online from 16th April 2018.
Top Features Vivo Y71
- 6.0 Inch HD+ Bezel-less 18:9 Display.
- Decent 3360 mAH Battery.
- Face unlock Feature.
- Latest Android Oreo 8.0 OS along with Funtouch OS 4.0.
- Adaptive Sound for notification.
Vivo Y71 Details
Vivo Y71 seems promising and comes with some nifty features. Firstly, the phone has a large 6.0 Inch Display that comes with HD+ (1440*720 pixels) resolution. The screen to body ratio is 84%, thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio screen.
Additionally, it comes with the face unlock technology but egregiously misses on the Fingerprint reader that is essential for many users. Also, it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS along with the Vivo’s custom UI (Funtouch OS 4.0).
The Adaptive Sound for notification intuitively reduces the volume of calls, notifications, messages when you are looking at the screen.
Powering the phone is the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Processor along with the Adreno 505 GPU that offers lag-free experience. There is 3 GB Ram and 16 GB internal storage that is expandable using the micro-sd card.
Further, it comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front selfie camera, both having a f/2.2 aperture. The battery life is decent as the phone uses a large 3360 mAH capacity battery.
Check out more detailed Specs Below:
Specs Vivo Y71
|Processor||Quad Core Snapdragon 425 Processor, Adreno 505 GPU|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, up to 128 GB|
|OS||Android Oreo 8.0, Funtouch OS.|
|Rear Camera||13 MP Rear camera (f/2.2)|
|Front Camera||5 MP Camera (f/2.2)|
|Display||6.0 Inch HD+ (1440*720), 18:9|
|Battery||3360 mAH, lacks Fast Charging.|
|Connectivity||Micro-USB, 4G VolTE, Dual Sim|
|Price (Value for Money)||Rs. 10,990|
|Launch Date||14th April 2018|
|Availability||Online and offline|
Pro & Cons – Vivo Y71
- 6.0 Inch HD+ Bezel-Free Display.
- Good battery Life, Face Unlocking.
- Latest Android Oreo 8.0.
- Only 16 GB storage.
- The processor is just okay.
- Lacks Fingerprint Scanner.
The Key Competitors for the Vivo Y71 in the 9k to the 12k range are as follows:
- Redmi Note 5
- Huawei Honor 9 Lite
- Xiaomi Mi A1
- Redmi Note 4
- Lenovo K8 Plus
- Redmi Y1
Initial Thoughts and Advise
The Vivo Y71 comes with some cool features that are desired from a mid-range phone in the sub 12k price range. The phone looks balanced and has decent specs for the price. Moreover, it can be a good option for buyers looking for a large display mobile in this price range.
Aforementioned, competing devices also have standout features that you can explore if you are planning to buy a new phone.
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Read Below the Latest Vivo V9 Launched in India in March 2018
V9 India Launch (24MP Camera, SD626, 4 GB RAM)
Vivo V9 is launched officially in India on 23rd March 23, 2018. It comes with an iPhone X-style notch, vertically stacked dual rear camera setup, face unlock, and many more.
Having said that, without jumping into the topic right away, let’s start with a prelude of the company. Vivo is a Chinese electronics company who is trying to expand its base in the Indian smartphone market with artful marketing strategies.
As we all know, Vivo phones are mainly focused on the camera, especially selfie camera, and they even advertise with ‘Camera and Music’ caption.
Nonetheless, Vivo isn’t doing quite well nowadays; its smartphone market share has reduced from 10 percent(Q4 2016) to 6.5 percent(Q4 2017).
Enough of the history, let’s discuss the new Vivo Mobile, the Vivo V9 now! Ahead of its official launch, the device was leaked online revealing key specifications, design, and also the price which turns out to be true.
The Vivo V9 reminds us of the latest top-end iPhone, and the company even sprinkled some AI magic as an icing on the cake. Let’s cover everything about the phone in detail!
The Vivo V9 looks like a Vivo ‘Original'(pun intended)! Ahem! Ahem! Why do these manufacturers try to mimic Apple? It’s indeed a shame as it’s a loss of innovation.
Aforesaid, the face of the V9 looks exactly like that of the iPhone X. In fact, the wallpaper on the V9 is similar to the iPhone X that cost more than 3X the Vivo mobile.
A notch on the forehead houses a camera sensor, and there is a minimal bezel on the bottom.
Moving to the back, the metal panel accommodates a fingerprint reader and also a vertically oriented dual-camera setup.
Display and Design
The Vivo V9 will feature a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS Incell display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels.
The display comes with 19:9 aspect Ratio similar to the Asus Zenfone 5.
Notably, the 19:9 aspect ratio prevents the notch to cut-out content with 18:9 aspect ratio. It is a beneficial feature as the notch doesn’t interfere your viewing experience.
Another benefit of the Notch is, the bezels are a lot thinner on the V9 and it offers an incredible 90% screen to body ratio.
The phone weighs 150 gram and has a thickness of 7.99 mm, making it a sleek device as it comes with a large display.
Performance and Specs
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Processor that comes with 8 Core architecture and has 2.0 GHz clock speed.
Additionally, there is 4GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage, and a 3,250mAh battery.
The dual-camera setup on the rear is expected to bury in a 16-megapixel (with f 2.0) & 5-megapixel (with f/2.4) sensors duo. Up front, there is the famous 24-megapixel wide-angle camera that comes with f/2.0 aperture.
Other features include Face Unlock (using Face Acess 2.0 technology) that allows you to unlock the phone using facial recognition.
Also, there are AR stickers and AI-backed face beautification to improve your selfies and even the video chats.
The camera offers portrait mode to click images with background blur.
OS, Connectivity, and Battery Life
Furthermore, the handset runs on the latest FunTouch OS 4.0 out-of-the-box, which is a heavily customized version of the Android Oreo 8.1. It comes with Dual Sim + micro-sd card arrangement and you can add a memory card up to 256 GB.
Standard connectivity options such 4G Volte, Bluetooth, and Wifi is present.
But if you were looking for the modern USB Type C port you will not find it on the V9. It comes with micro-USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS.
The battery capacity seems decent as it offers a 3260 mAH capacity without fast charging support reports even the gadgets360. (Vivo’s official site doesn’t mention anything).
Price & Launch Offers
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Vivo V9 costs Rs.22,990. Moving forward, the device is available across online as well as offline channels to penetrate deeply into the market. The mobile is available in Black, Gold and Blue Color Options.
You can pre-book the V9 on Amazon or Flipkart from 23 March, and offline availability is from 2nd April 2018. Also, it comes with only 4 GB ram / 64 GB storage version.
Notably, Amazon is offering 5% discount if you buy it using Amazon Pay.
As usual, Vivo is banking on a large 24 Megapixel camera for the success of Vivo V9. The price looks a bit higher but is not exorbitant. The design looks stunning if we forget the fact that it is a clone of the iPhone X.
As both these devices also came with the coveted “24 Megapixel Front Selfie Camera”.
What’s your Opinion About the V9 Please share with me in comments below? 🙂