vivo Y100 Review

vivo y100 review

vivo has consistently been pushing the boundaries of what budget-friendly smartphones can offer, and their latest addition to the Y series, the vivo Y100, is no exception. Packed with features typically found in higher-priced models, the Y100 aims to deliver a compelling experience without breaking the bank.

Read on to our vivo Y100 review, and learn more about its design, display, camera capabilities, performance, battery life, and overall value.

Design and Build

The vivo Y100 showcases a photochromic design complemented by a matte-textured finish. Initially, the camera module appeared protruded, but upon closer look, it’s completely flat, sporting a distinct texture.

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However, the glossy finish surrounding the camera is susceptible to fingerprint smudges. Notably, beneath the camera sensors, there’s text indicating “aspherical high resolution.”

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Weighing approximately 185 grams, the Y100 feels lightweight and boasts a slim profile, enhancing its comfortability. The rear panel offers a soft touch, further adding to the overall comfort.

Positioned along the frame are the volume rockers and power button on the right side, while the bottom houses the USB-C port, SIM tray, microphone, and speaker grille.

The frame is also prone to fingerprint smudges, prompting the recommendation of using the provided jelly case to prevent accidental drops, particularly for users with sweaty palms.

Display

The vivo Y100 boasts a striking 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED Dotch display, setting a high standard for visual experiences. With a refresh rate of 120Hz and a peak brightness of 1200 nits, the display delivers vibrant colors and sharp imagery, all framed by thin bezels for an immersive viewing experience.

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Whether indulging in entertainment or tackling productivity tasks, the Y100’s display performs admirably without any noticeable issues. Binge-watching favorite shows becomes a pleasure, thanks to the impressive visual clarity and color reproduction. Moreover, outdoor usage is a breeze, courtesy of the display’s high peak brightness levels, ensuring readability even under direct sunlight.

Navigating through the interface is smooth with no stuttering or lags encountered during our week-long usage. The inclusion of a punch-hole cutout, centrally located at the top of the display to house the selfie camera, adds a modern touch to the design, although personal preferences may lean towards alternative placement, such as the upper left corner, a rare design choice in today’s smartphone landscape.

Camera

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Equipped with a triple camera setup comprising a 50MP main sensor, 2MP bokeh lens, and a flicker sensor, the vivo Y100 delivers commendable camera performance. The 50MP main camera captures impressive outdoor shots with good sharpness, details, and dynamic range, producing photos with natural colors.

The 8MP selfie camera, while exhibiting true-to-life skin tones and good sharpness, occasionally produces images with deep blacks and shadows.

Performance

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Under the hood, the vivo Y100 is powered by a 6nm Snapdragon 685 chip, coupled with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage. Additionally, the device offers an Extended RAM feature in its settings, allowing users to expand their available memory by up to an additional 8GB. vivo Y100 Review

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However, it’s worth noting that users don’t have the option to select a lower RAM expansion than 8GB. Storage capacity is also expandable by up to 1TB, providing ample space for storing countless photos and videos captured during trips or casual selfies.

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While the device handles multitasking with ease and assists in day-to-day activities such as social media browsing and gaming, its gaming performance may not be top-tier. However, it still manages to deliver a decent gaming experience, as demonstrated in benchmark tests.

Benchmark Results

Battery

With a sizable 5000mAh battery capacity and 80W flash charge support, the vivo Y100 offers impressive battery life and fast charging capabilities. vivo Y100 Review

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During a video loop test, the device lasted over 11 hours, while charging from 0 to 100% took approximately 38 minutes using the included 80W power brick. This combination of battery efficiency and rapid charging is a significant advantage for users on the go.

Price

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Available in two variants, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage, the vivo Y100 offers compelling value for its price. With a starting price of PHP12,499 for the base variant and PHP13,999 for the higher storage configuration, the Y100 packs an impressive feature set that rivals smartphones in higher price brackets. vivo Y100 Review

For users seeking a budget-friendly device with a balance of design, display quality, camera performance, and battery life, the vivo Y100 emerges as a strong contender.

Conclusion

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In conclusion, the vivo Y100 stands out as a budget-friendly mid-range smartphone that punches above its weight in terms of features and performance. While it may not offer flagship-level gaming prowess, its impressive display, capable camera system, efficient performance, and long-lasting battery make it a worthy option for budget-conscious consumers. vivo Y100 Review

If you’re in the market for an affordable smartphone that doesn’t compromise on essential features, the vivo Y100 deserves serious consideration.

vivo Y100 Specs List

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  • Release: April 27, 2024
  • Android 14, Funtouch OS 14
  • 163.17 x 75.81 x 7.95 mm
  • 196 g
  • Dual SIM | 4G LTE
  • 6.67 inches FHD+ AMOLED
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 685
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Dual Camera | 50MP main | 2MP depth
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB | Expandable up to 1TB via microSD
  • 5000 mAh | 80W wired
  • Colors: Crystal Black, Breeze Green

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That wraps up our review of the vivo Y100. Share your thoughts on this device in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out our video review for a better look at the vivo Y100’s features and performance.  vivo  Y100 Review