Nov 18, 2020 News
Vivo has been killing it lately with their smartphone game, as they’ve been releasing quality mid range and budget smartphones that have helped them get so popular worldwide, with users from all over the world wanting to buy Vivo phones. So much so that, Vivo is currently the 5th biggest phone maker in the world, right behind Apple, with about 8 percent of the market share in smartphones - a pretty big deal for the Chinese manufacturer.
Nonetheless, Vivo has done this by the sheer volume of smartphones it releases, especially in the mid to lower mid range for consumers, as that’s where the majority of the masses fall in. Now, the company is going to release the Vivo Y12s - a successor to the Y12 that was released last year as a budget smartphone. The Y12s is more or less the same smartphone, with a different chipset, and some slight design tweaks in the back.
Firstly, you will notice that the camera module has been changed in design, with a much more 2020-ish look to it, the boxy rectangular camera module isn’t the first we’ve seen this year in phones of this price range. Moreover, the fingerprint scanner is now on the side and doubles as the power button. The front seems similar, but with slightly bigger bezels as it seems in the pictures.
For the chipset, the phone now comes with a Helio P35 as the main SoC, which frankly isn’t the best choice of processor we’ve seen at this price point. Nonetheless, it will still get your work done if you only use phones for light daily work or social media.
The display is 6.51”, and 720p - large enough for a decent media consumption experience, but still not a great display at hand. There’s a 5,000mAh battery in the back too, which will be good enough to last the whole day.
All in all, the Y12s isn’t a spectacular phone to look out for, as there are better options in the market for the price point, such as the Redmi Note 9.