Vivo is waxing stronger with the release of Vivo Y17, a flagship that comes with four cameras, although they are not that powerful; and at the display settings, this smartphone comes very powerful with good but moderate features. For one thing, it has a high screen to body ratio, which is over 80 percent. However, there is a lot to praise in the battery that can take the user through two days of use.
In this review, you will be able to make an informed buying choice after you may have understood the full technical specifications of the device. Vivo Y17 will be released on April 25, 2019.
Design and Display
Vivo Y17 is simply a plastic material at the body frame but it is quite attractive. Dimensions are 76.8 x 159.4 x 8.9 mm and the weight is 190 grams. Count the battery in with that. However, there is no body protection for the device, and it is not a waterproof smartphone. It comes in blue and gold colors.
Display screen is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen type. It is 6.35 inches large and that makes for a good phone for gaming but this does not appear to be a gaming phone. Display resolution is 1544 x 720 pixels. Display colors are 16 million, pixel density is 268 pixels per inch, and it is also fortified 2.5D curved glass screen. Lastly for display, we will like to mention that the screen to body ratio is 81.68 percent.
As we know, this device has four cameras and three of them are placed to the rear, while only one is placed to the front. Accordingly, there are 13 MP, 8 MP and 2 MP lenses to the rear; so the 13 MP lens is known as the main cameras for Vivo Y17. To the front for selfies there is 16 MP which comes with f/1.8 aperture and face unlock option. Of course, the cameras operate on LED flash. And there are very sophisticated features for each of the cameras.
Hardware & Software
Reflecting on the hardware, there is MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) which comes with process technology 12nm and 64 bit architecture. CPU is Octa core, while the GPU is PowerVR GE8320 680 MHz. this device runs on Android OS v9.0 Pie. It has Funtouch OS user interface.
Storage Capacity and Sensors
Here is a mobile device that comes with 4GB of RAM that cannot be increased. Internal storage makes it two variants device of 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB. The user can increase the space to 256GB with the use of a microSD card. There several sensors such as proximity, light, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and fingerprint.
Network and Connectivity
Network in the Vivo Y17 is 4G and that means it is able to make use of both 3G and 2G for internet connectivity. Also, there is dual nano SIM to make these possible. The other connectivity components are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, micro USB 2.0. There is no provision for NFC, infrared, and HDMI.
Powering the device is q Li-Po 5000 mAh non-removable battery that comes without wireless charging; whereas it has fast charging option. Standby time is up to 440 hours, and talk time is up to 18 hours.
Price and Availability
The official price of Vivo Y17 is not set. Search online to find the best price of the device. As at the time of this write up, Vivo Y17 has not started shipping but we hope it will in a few days.
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