The general rule is that as you progress up the series, the Y series phones get more powerful and costlier. However, numbers are not the best naming strategy for smartphones. As a consequence, we’ve decided to pit the vivo Y75S, a new model in the Y series portfolio, against its predecessor, the vivo Y75, which debuted earlier this year.
There are minor changes between the vivo V75 and 75S versions. One of the most noticeable design modifications is the back camera module, which is slimmer and smaller than the rectangular one featured on the previous Y75 model. Despite the fact that the camera module is thinner than previously, the number of cameras at the back stays the same – three. The camera configuration has been improved, but more on that later.
On the front, both phones have identical designs. A waterdrop front camera and a rather broad chin at the bottom of the display are present.
When it comes to proportions, there are extremely small distinctions. The Indian vivo Y75 model has dimensions of 164 x 75.9 x 8.3 mm, which is somewhat broader but thinner than the current Y75S’s specifications of 164 x 75.3 x 8.5 mm. To be honest, there isn’t much to distinguish these two handsets, which isn’t unexpected given that they are both phones from 2022 and from the same series.
The Y75S, like the Y75, has two color options: Glowing Galaxy and Starlight Black.
The two smartphones in the vivo Y75 series are essentially mid-range. So don’t anticipate anything out of the usual from their performances. In actuality, both phones still use an IPS LCD display, but the screens are adequate for the price.
Both phones have a 6.58-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a refresh rate of 60Hz, and a touch sampling rate of 120Hz. Again, this is a reasonably priced display that does not stand out in its class. So, in terms of display, the two phones are similar.
Specs & Performance
Again, these two phones are powered by the same chipset. Both are powered by the 2.2GHz MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 mid-range octa-core processor. The chip provides adequate performance in the entry-level to mid-range category, but its main selling point is its potential to provide 5G functionality at a cheap price point. The memory configurations offered to distinguish the new Y75S model from the previous Y75. Given that Chinese consumers frequently want a smartphone with a lot of features, vivo is providing up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage on the Y75S in China. In comparison, the vivo Y75 only supports 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Another surprise about the new model is that it still runs an earlier Android 11 fork with the OriginOS Ocean UI on top. This is the same version seen on the Indian vivo 75, which was released with the Functouch 12 UI on top.
So far, the upgrades to the vivo Y75S may appear minor, but the main boost is in the camera area. Despite having the same triple camera system as the Y75, the individual cameras’ resolution has been increased.
The Indian vivo Y75 model, for example, came with a triple camera configuration that had an f/1.8 50MP main camera but just 2MP macro and depth sensors. However, the new Y75S has a higher resolution 64MP f/1.8 primary camera, as well as an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro shooter. This is a far superior combo, with a more practical ultra-wide lens.
Another significant improvement is in video resolution. The Y75S can capture 4K video, whereas the previous model could only record in 1080p. The front camera on the Y75S, on the other hand, may appear to be a downgrade, since it includes an 8MP sensor rather than the 16MP sensor seen on the Indian Y75 model.
Both gadgets have similar batteries. The two phones include a 5000mAh battery with 18W charging.
Since the Chinese Y75S and Indian vivo Y75 have comparable prices, the newer model appears to be a better offering in the 2022 market. In comparison to the previous Indian model, the Y75S offers consumers a superior photographic and memorable experience with a far better camera system and up to 12GB of RAM.