Why Vivo Y17 Is Perfect for Gaming and Photography


Whether you’re an avid photographer or casual mobile gamer, there are tons of budget smartphone options out there for you to choose from. But due to the high-profile competition of the budget market in 2019, it’s harder than ever to pick the right budget phone for you. If you’re still undecided, why not try to consider the recently released Vivo Y17? At 12,990, it comes with balanced specs and a large battery to last you the whole day for capturing moments and playing games during long commutes.

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Triple Camera Madness

Not to be best by other competitors, Vivo Y17 brings triple camera madness at an affordable price point. We’re looking at a 13MP f2.2 main sensor for your standard point-and-shoot photography. The addition of an 8MP f2.2 ultra wide sensor is always welcome for capturing (literally) more into the frame — best for landscape scenes. Last is a 2MP f2.4 depth sensor — capable of detecting edges around a subject to provide a good bokeh effect for a professional-looking photo.

Sharp Selfies

Of course, Vivo didn’t forget to make you feel good after taking a photo. WIth a 20MP f2.0 selfie sensor, expect crisper selfie quality due to the benefit of having a larger sensor. With a good amount of lighting, you can get perfect selfie portraits with the phone.

Large & Immersive Screen

At 6.35-inch, Vivo Y17 offers a large and immersive screen for your social media and gaming needs. Having a larger screen means making it easier to play games horizontally, as you can see and explore more with its wider aspect ratio.

Smooth Gaming Experience

Not a lot of enthusiasts will find the Helio P35 exciting, however, the fact that Vivo Y17 is using an HD+ display makes it less power-hungry in gaming. To make it even better, Vivo’s FunTouch OS 9 comes with Competitive Mode — boosting game performance by allocating most of the phone’s resources.

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A Hefty 5000mAh Battery

Taking photos and playing games the whole day while lasting you a bit more before sleeping is now possible with the large 5000mAh battery on the Vivo Y17. Even flagship phones don’t come with this large battery (unless you’re Asus Zenfone 6). And if you’re a light user, you can easily get 2 days of battery life here. Should you find yourself needing to charge in the middle of the day, you can always top up with the device’s 18W dual-engine fast charging technology.

Vivo Y17 is available from concept stores and partners nationwide for P12,990.

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Vivo Y17 specs, price, release date in the Philippines

  • Display: 6.35-inch HD+, IPS LCD Halo FullView Display
  • Design: polycarbonate back and frame with teardrop notch
  • CPU: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 128GB expandable storage
  • Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
    8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide)
    2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor — up to FHD video recording
  • Selfie: 20MP f2.0
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE-A Wi-Fi b/g/n, BT 5.0, GPS, audio jack, micro USB
  • Battery: non-removable 5000mAh with dual-engine fast charging at 18W
  • Security: rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie with FunTouch OS 9
  • Release date: May 2019
  • Price: P12,990
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