Vivo is coming up with yet another entry-level smartphone, the Vivo Y90. Their Y-series consists of budget phones. And this phone is specially designed for smartphone enthusiasts with not-so-deep pockets. But the Vivo Y90 certainly looks like a premium mid-ranger with its sleek design. However, the pricing won’t bore a hole in your pocket.
The front features a tear-drop notch on the top which houses a selfie camera. The screen is considerably big and provides an HD+ FullView display. At the rear, this smartphone adopts a curved edge design featuring an 8MP single camera. In the smartphone world where every phone is opting to at-least a double camera; getting an average 8MP single camera seems to be a pretty daring move from Vivo.
Further, there is no fingerprint scanner on this phone. Vivo has been bold enough to feature a face recognition feature to unlock this phone. However, considering the price range all other specs of the phone, it is not far-fetched to speculate that most of the phone’s user will reside to other screen unlocking techniques.
Talking about the hardware part, the phone is powered by Helio A22 SoC; which can be considered a below-average processor in 2019. This processor is even incomparable to the Snapdragon 450. However, the phone’s powerhouse is a 4030 mAh battery, which will certainly provide a lot of screen time for an average user.
The phone has 2 GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. The storage on board is 32 GB with an option to expand it further to 256GB via microSD card.
Vivo Y90 Specifications:
- Display: 6.22-inch HD+ FullView
- Rear camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture
- Front Camera: 5MP f/1.8 aperture
- CPU: Helio A22 SoC
- OS: Android Oreo (v8.1)
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 32 GB (expandable up to 256 GB)
- Battery: 4030 mAh with micro-USB charging
- SIM(s): Dual Hybrid SIM
- Sensors: Face Recognition, Accelerometer, Gyro, proximity, compass
- Price: $120
Vivo has stated that this is an entry-level phone, but we can easily find various other phones in the same price range with features far better than the Y90. By looking at the phone’s features and price, it is hard to figure out what type of market Vivo is targeting for. Seems, we will have to wait and see how much of the entry-level market this phone will be able to capture.