The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo has launched a new budget phone — Y17s in Nepal. In this article, let’s take a look at what the Vivo Y17s is like, its official price in Nepal, availability, and more!
Vivo Y17s Overview:
Design and Display
The Vivo Y17 is a flat, rounded rectangle smartphone that comes in two colours: Glitter Purple and Forest Green. On the back, the phone has a slight camera bump with two camera cutouts placed vertically over one another. The LED flash is placed right under the cameras. The camera bump also features a text reading “premium lens high performance aspherical”.
The phone also features the company logo placed on the same side as the camera but on the lower end of the phone. The back of the phone features a “composite plastic sheet”, and the sides of the phone may feature the same plastic finish. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone measures (163.74 x 75.43 x 8.09) mm, weighs 186 grams, and boasts an IP54 dust and water resistance. On the front, the phone has a 6.56” LCD panel with a centre-aligned waterdrop notch. It also has a noticeable amount of bezels along the screen. Talking of the screen, it is capable of capacitive multi-touch, a 60 Hz refresh rate, and producing 840 nits of peak brightness. It has 1612 x 720 resolution and a pixel density of 269 ppi. Even though it does not support the DCI-P3 colour gamut, it does provide you with 83% NTSC Colour saturation.
The phone works with a 12nm Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 chipset under the hood. The SoC is coupled with 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB eMMC 5.1 ROM. The Vivo Y17s also offers 6 GB of virtual RAM expansion and 1 TB of storage expansion via MicroSD card. The phone also offers other “Memory Booster” features such as RAM booster and App Retainer to further enhance its performance. Furthermore, it’s running on Android 13 with Funtouch OS 13 on top of it.
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The Vivo Y17s features three cameras altogether, two on the rear and one on the front. The two cameras on the rear are a combination of a 50 MP primary lens and a 2 MP depth sensor. The primary and secondary lenses have a maximum aperture of f/1.8 and f/.24 respectively. Meanwhile, you get a single 8 MP sensor on the front with f/2.0 maximum aperture.
Vivo has provided quite some modes to fiddle around with in the camera section, such as night mode with a variety of filers, portrait mode with a handful of bokeh flares, documents mode, and so on. The phone also offers an “Aura Screen Light” feature to somewhat counteract the lack of flash on the front. Vivo has not provided us with information on the video recording side of things except for a mention that it records in MP4 format.
Battery and the rest
Powering the phone is a 5,000 mAh Li-ion battery that supports 15W of charging through USB Type-C. The company says the phone also features a “smart charging engine that determines the optimal charging strategy so your phone is ready to go”. They also promise 5.69 hours of PUBG gaming and 60 hours of online music listening with headsets on. However, the phone does not seem to have a headphone jack.
On the other hand, the phone provides dual-band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual SIM dual standby 4G LTE connectivity. In the meantime, it also offers a five-way navigation system through GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS. Finally, the phone features sensors like an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, e-compass, proximity sensor, virtual sensor, and motor.
Vivo Y17s Specifications:
- Dimensions: 163.74 mm x 75.43 mm x 8.09 mm
- Weight: 186 grams
- Display: 6.56″ LCD Panel, 840 nits peak brightness, 60 Hz refresh rate, 83% NTSC colour saturation, 269 ppi, capacitive multi-touch
- Resolution: HD+ (1612 x 720) resolution
- Chipset: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
- RAM: 6GB LPDDR4x + 6GB extendable virtual RAM
- ROM: 128GB eMMC 5.1 + 1TB expandable via MicroSD Card
- OS & UI: Andriod 13 with FuntouchOS 13 on top
- Rear Camera: Dual Camera (50 MP Primary + 2 MP Depth Sensor)
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera (Centre-aligned waterdrop cutout)
- Resistance: IP54
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face Wake
- Battery: 5,000 mAh Li-ion cell with 15W charging
- Connectivity: Dual SIM Dual Standby, 4G LTE, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C
- Colour Options: Glitter Purple, and Forest Green
Vivo Y17s Price in Nepal and Availability
You can now buy Vivo Y17s from Hukut and other authorized stores across Nepal. The price is Rs. 16,999 for the sole 6/128GB variant.
Price in Nepal (Official)
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