I don’t know what’s going on with Vivo, but it seems obsessed with triple cameras and budget phones. Just after a recent release of a budget phone with triple cameras, the Vivo Y17, the company has launched another budget phone in Nepal, the Vivo Y12. The Vivo Y12 is an even more affordable option than the Y17 and packs some modest specs.
Vivo Y12 Overview
The Vivo Y12 features a large 6.35″ IPS Halo Full View display with a tear-drop notch. The screen here comes with HD+ resolution, just like on the Y17. Even in terms of design and looks, it again highly resembles with the Y17. The screen is large but the limitation is its HD+ resolution. The company has not revealed any kind of Gorilla glass protection.
One of the exciting things about this phone is a triple camera setup for the budget price. The triple camera setup comprises of a 13 MP lens, an 8 MP ultrawide and a 2 MP depth sensor. Of course, even with triple lenses, we can’t expect very high results with a phone of this price range. Also, it’s selfie camera is an 8 MP shooter with AI support.
Furthermore, the phone runs on the modest Helio P22 chipset, and there are two memory options available – 3 / 32 GB and 4 / 64 GB. And another nice feature about this phone is its 5000 mAh battery, which, with its specs should last more than 2 days easily. Charging is done via micro-USB and there’s no fast charging as well. In addition, there’s also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The version that’s launching in Nepal has 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with a dedicated microSD card slot. On the software front, it runs on Android 9.0 Pie with VIVO’s custom UI FunTouch OS 9.0. Color Option includes Burgundy Red and Aqua Blue.
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- Display: 6.35″ IPS LCD display, Halo FullView with HD+ resolution
- OS: FunTouch 9 on top of Android 9
- Rear Camera: Triple, 13 MP Primary with f/2.2 + 8 MP with f/2.2 and 2 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: Singe. 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 64 GB; microSD up to 256GB
- SIM: Dual (4G+4G)
- Battery: 5000 mAh
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Pricing and Initial Impression
The Vivo Y12 is priced at Rs. 21,990 in Nepal. At this price, the phone is going head-to-head against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Galaxy A30. Looking at the specs, the Vivo Y12 looks way behind the competition with its HD+ resolution display and low-end chipset.
Although the phone offers a big battery and triple cameras, you will get better performance, high-res FullHD display, and better primary cameras with the Redmi Note 7 and Galaxy A30. Also, adding a few cash, you can get the Redmi Note 7 Pro (Rs. 24,999) that offers ever better cameras and great performance.
So, what do you think of this phone? Are triple cameras in a budget phone a very compelling feature? Or will you skip this because it’s not going to be good enough, anyway? Do let us know.