The Vivo Y71i has been introduced by in India by Vivo as the cheaper variant of the Y71 mid-range beauty the company released some time ago. This version targets those on a budget who can’t afford the Y71.
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 425 chip and has 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage space. You also get a tall 18:9 aspect ratio screen as well, for wider display. Lets meet the Vivo Y71i.
Vivo Y71i Key Specs and Features
・5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
・16GB built-in storage
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・3360mAh non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Design and Display
Vivo didn’t try to change the body a bit, it still has the Plastic body just like the first version. There’s no fingerprint scanner as well, the company opted for the more trendy Face ID feature.
The rear camera and LED flash still sits pretty in the exact position. It measures 7.8mm in thickness when you turn to the sides and weighs 150g. You can get it in Gold, Black and Rose-Gold colours.
It comes with the standard 18:9 aspect ratio screen which is almost going out of fashion. The screen also got all the way to the sides for taller display in landscape mode. While the top bezel houses the usual features.
It dishes out a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, this is brilliant for a budget smartphone. It boasts 1440 x 720 pixels in resolution and 269 pixels per inch density for clear visuals as well.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the Snapdragon 425 takes control, bringing the 4-core processor to the table. The quad-core processor clocks at 1.4GHz for a smooth ride. While the Adreno 308 GPU reaches a speed of 500MHz.
There’s just 2GB of RAM available for multitasking, however, this reaches a fast memory speed. While in the storage department, you can store files in the 16GB storage space. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch 4.0 OS.
Vivo also toned it down in the camera department, you are left with an 8MP rear shooter which has f/2.2 aperture. While the 5MP selfie camera supports Face ID.
Network, Battery and Availability
The Vivo Y71i supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
The Vivo Y71i is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3360mAh battery with fast charging technology. Vivo Y71i will be available on shopping stores, starting from $129 to $149, that’s about (N35,000 – N50,000).
Full Specification Of Vivo Y71i
・Announced: July 2018
・Status: Available. July 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz
・4G Support: LTE : 850 / 1800 / 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz (Band 40)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Aluminum
・Dimensions: 75.73 x 155.87 x 7.8 mm
・Colour: Gold, Black, Rose-Gold
・Screen Type: FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels
・Pixel Density: 269ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 78%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Quad-core 1.4GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
・Graphics Processing Unit: Qualcomm Adreno 308
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: No
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: Yes