Vivo, the Chinese smartphone giant, has a reputation for being a step ahead in bringing new things to their phones. Especially, in their premium mid-range section, their V-series. Their Y-series, however, consist of lower mid-range phones, that mostly, get mixed reactions. Following the same trend, the Vivo Y17 is launching soon in Nepal.
Vivo Y17 Overview
The most exciting part about this lower-mid-range phone is that it packs triple cameras! Now, Vivo branded this as a budget phone with triple cameras. But with an international price tag of $260, that isn’t exactly budget territory. Yet, it doesn’t belong in the mid-range segment either.
Still, triple cameras for this price seems great don’t they. There are barely any other phones in this price with triple cameras. Also, the only other Vivo phones that sport triple cameras are the Vivo V15 and the Vivo V15 Pro, which cost upward of $400. Its triple camera setup comprises of a 13 MP primary camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor – which, seems like the standard for triple cameras.
However, The Y17 is and looks like a budget phone from the outside, though. You get a big 6.35″ IPS LCD display but only has HD+ resolution though. Also, the aspect ratio is a bit strange at 19.3:9. The internals seems to be good, with 4 GB RAM, and a 128 GB storage. There’s even a massive 5000 mAh battery, which, features 18-Watt Fast Charging. Everything seems to be cool, except for the processor, which is the Helio P35! And that is so much like an under-kill because you get the Snapdragon 660 for lesser prices! This chipset, cannot be, compared to the Snapdragon 660, in any way.
Vivo Y17 Specifications:
- Display: 6.35″ IPS LCD with HD+ resolution (720 x 1544 pixels), 19.3:9 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: Triple-setup, 13 MP primary with f/2.2 aperture & PDAF + 8 MP ultra-wide with f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: Single, 20 MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P35
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 4 GB
- OS: Android Pie with FunTouch 9
- Storage: 128 GB internal
- Battery: 5000 mAh, 18-Watt Fast Charging
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Pricing and Availability
The Vivo Y17 is priced at INR. 17,990, equivalent to $260. So, the pricing in Nepal will probably be less than Rs.30000. That seems reasonable, looking at the Indian pricing. But the price in India itself seems ridiculous. Because there are other phones like Realme 2 Pro and Remi Note 7 available for cheaper. Now, this seems like a good phone, because this could be the cheapest phone with triple cameras if it arrives for less than Rs.30000! But, it’s weighed down by its processor. If only, they could’ve included something like a P60 inside, that would’ve made it so much better!
So, will you buy this phone, if it arrives for less than Rs.30000? Do let us know.