The Vivo Y79 captures superb selfies with a 24MP front camera

Vivo Y79

The Vivo Y79 is set to launch in China after the mid-ranger was announced by the company as the latest addition to its ‘Y’ Series. The smartphone packs an impressive range of specs at its budget-friendly price.

Vivo Y79 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Vivo Y79 Specs

Display

The Vivo Y79 is one of those devices coming up with a 2:1 aspect ratio (18:9) and the usual 720 * 1440 pixel resolution that comes with it. The display in question is a 5.99-inch On-Cell FullView display at 84.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Design

The smartphone sports a metal unibody design in Matte Black, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold colours. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with its power key and volume buttons located on its right side.

Storage & Processor

Under the hood, it combines Adreno 506 GPU for graphics with Qualcomm’s 2.0GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor running on 4GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 64GB of expandable memory.

Camera

The camera department highlights Vivo’s most impressive feature which is its 24MP selfie camera with Moonlight selfie flash. At the rear is a 16MP Autofocus shooter with LED flash, phase detection and a 64MB ultra HD images support merging four images into one.

Battery & Connectivity

The Vivo Y79 powers up on a built-in 3225mAh battery that can carry you for as long as you could ever ask for. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS + A-GPS, FM Radio, fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE.

Software

The smartphone will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box with Vivo’s custom skin, FunTouch 3.2 on top.

Vivo Y79 Full Phone Specifications

Vivo Y79

General

Device Brand Vivo
Model Y79
Announced November, 2017
Released November, 2017
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network UMTS 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600 MHz
SIM Type Nano SIM.
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300 Mbps/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 155.87*75.74*7.7mm
Weight 160g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Matte Black, Rose Gold, Champagne Gold

Display

Display Type IPS Capacitative Touchscreen
Size 5.99 inches
Resolution HD+ (720 * 1440) pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~269 ppi
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Scratch resistant
Features Multi-touch, 2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No

Camera

16MP camera
LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, continuous shooting, Panorama, phase detection, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, HDR
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: Yes
24MP
Moonlight selfie flash, face beauty, f/2.0 aperture

Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
FunTouch 3.2
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 506
4GB
Internal Storage 64GB internal memory
expandable memory with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, fingerprint sensor(rear mounted)

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Type 2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG) n/a
GPS Yes, A-GPS
NFC No
n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po
Capacity 3225mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, AAC, AAC+, eAAc+, MIDI, WMA, MP3, WAV
Yes, WMV, MP4, H.263, H.264, MKV, Xvid, DivX, AVI
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Vivo Y79 in China & India

The Vivo Y79 will be available in China on Vivo Mall, TMall and JD.com from November 11th and is already priced at 2,498 Yuan (~Rs 24,400).

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