Vivo has launched a new Vivo smartphone with 16 Mega pixel front selfie camera priced at Rs. 14,980 in the Indian market. The smartphone is already listed on the Vivo’s official website and will be available for purchase both online as well as Offline.
Interestingly some days back their arch rival Oppo launched a similar smartphone with 16 Mega Pixel camera in the market priced at Rs. 14,999. The Vivo Y66is a direct competitor to the Oppo A57 and Vivo has simply matched the cheaper offering from Oppo to keep hold of their market share.
Both Vivo and Oppo are betting big on the selfie lovers and launching lot of new selfie camera smartphones in the Indian market.
Vivo Y66 (Selfie Smartphone Price Rs 14980)
The VivoY66 comes with a 16 Mega Pixel front selfie camera which is the highlight of the smartphone and it is paired with a front camera flash which allows you take take selfies in low light conditions.
Vivo calls it a moon light flash as it creates a soft glow on your face compared to the hard light by some of the camera flash you get on other phones. I usually don’t like any images with flash it is always better to use natural light if possible for better images.
The VivoY66 comes with the f/2.0 aperture lens for the front camera and is loaded with features like beautify, offers gender detection, mirror selfie and palm detection. There is also a 13 Mega pixel rear camera which comes with f/2.0 aperture and Auto-focus camera.
The smartphone comes with an un-named processor, it is an Octa -Core processor which Vivo has not even clarified on the official launch info page. We don’t expect Vivo to offer something like a Snapdragon 625 in this price range most probably it is a Mediatek 6750 or the Snapdragon 430 Soc. Oppo has used a Snapdragon 435 Processor in their Oppo A57 smartphone.
There is 3 GB of Ram in the device and it comes with 32 GB of internal storage. The Vivo Y66 has option to expand the storage to 256 GB using the hybrid sim card tray. The mobile comes with a 5.5 Inch Display and has HD Screen resolution.
The HD (1280*720) pixels display offers 267 PPi screen which is a bit less considering most rivals are offering a FHD display. The consolation is that the display comes with a 2.5D curve glass.
The smartphone design is similar to the Vivo V5 or their numerous other phones, there are no radical changes here. The metallic build and front white panel with capacitive off screen touch keys are present. If you are looking for a fingerprint scanner on this 15K phone there is none, Vivo are you serious, everyone want a fingerprint scanner.
People who click selfies also want a fingerprint scanner. Intex give it in budget phones (Rs. 4000) – Intex Cloud Scan. The smartphone comes with usual thin frame measuring 7.6 mm and it weighs 146 grams. It will be available in Crown Gold and matte black colors.
The Y66 runs on the Vivo’s Funtouch OS 3.0 along with the Android Marshmallow 6.0.
The Vivo Y66 has a 3000 mAH capacity battery which is not too large but again Vivo focuses more on the Aesthetic and thinness. There are some special features like the Smart Split 2.0 which offers un interrupted entertainment.
If you are watching a video you can use half of the screen to reply. Usually I would pause a video if there is something that important to revert too, else things can wait let me enjoy the video first.
There is also a reading mode which you can enable to lessen the effect of blue light while reading. The Vivo Y66 rivals the Oppo A57 and caters to the need of selfie lovers who would like to use it for shaing selfies on the social media.
But without a processor name and model it is difficult to make a comment on how good this will be in terms of performance. And missing on the Fingerprint scanner in 2017 could be a deal breaker for many buyers.
Key Specifications of Vivo Y66 :
- Screen– 5.5 inch HD 720p IPS LCD display
- Processor– Unknown Octa – Core
- RAM– 3 GB
- Storage– 32 GB internal, up to 256 GB external
- Rear Camera– 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Front Camera– 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- OS– Android Marshmallow v6.0.1 with MIUI 7.0 on top
- Connectivity– 3G/4G LTE
- Battery– 3000 mAh
- Fingerprint sensor– No
- Price Rs 14,980
Vivo has earlier launched the Vivo V5 and the Vivo V5s, both the mobiles comes with a selfie camera to entice the selfie lovers.
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