Vivo Y83 Offers Helio P22 Processor, 4 GB RAM, Oreo, Bezel-less Display

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.

vivo Y83

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.

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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 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.

Initial Thoughts

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.

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