Vivo has not stopped bringing in devices in the market, from flagship to entry-level, they never cease to amaze me. During their first years in the Philippines, they were known to be the selfie expert because of their dual front cameras and high megapixel sensors. Recently, vivo has partnered with ZEISS to co-engineered the imaging system. That’s something I want to try but for now, I’ll discuss their latest entry-level phone, the vivo Y02s.
The vivo Y02s was released just a few days ago and I am happy to have been able to try it out. I won’t be expecting much because it’s simply an entry-level phone, but I will still be hoping for the best.
Inside the box is pretty basic, there’s a Type-C to USB cable, a USB power adapter, and the unit. Some would have expected an earphone and/or a case but for an entry-level at this price, it’s understandable.
vivo Y02 specs:
- Processor: Helio P35 (4 x 2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
- RAM / Storage: 3GB / 32GB
- Battery: 5000mAh
- OS: Funtouch OS 12 (Android 12)
- Display: 6.51-inch LCD (1600×720 HD+)
- Selfie: 5MP at f/2.2
- Rear: 8MP at f/2.0
- SIM: 2 nano SIMs + 1 micro SD
- PRICE: Php 6,499.00
I honestly don’t like covering your phones with cases because it hides their beauty. I mean it was they’ve put in a lot of hard work into designing it, then you cover it with a case. I understand that you need to protect your investment, but that’s just me. vivo Y02s is a good example of a beautifully designed phone. The clear blue shade comes alive with different patterns when light hits or views it from different angles.
The phone is wrapped in a glass-like texture to keep its bright and elegant look. It also prevents fingerprint smudges and scratches.
At the back, you’ll get the two large eye-like circle that houses the rear camera and the LED flash. At first, I thought it was a dual camera, but it was the design that made it look that way. It made it look premium.
I also like how it curves at the edges, it isn’t sharp nor too curvy, and it feels just right when holding it. At the bottom, you’ll find the Type C port, a mic, the speaker and a 3.5mm jack (A standard headphone would have been a nice addition).
One of the best features of the vivo Y02s is the display, a whopping 6.51 Halo Fullview which is very timely because users rely on their mobile more for entertainment, news, and learning. Streaming services have taken over the entertainment, companies conduct online meetings, and students attend lessons online still so a big display is a big help.
For an entry-level, the camera has a lot of features an AI that automatically adjusts skin tone, face shape and facial features for a stunning, yet natural look. Although it only has a single lens, it also has a wide range of bokeh effects for that portrait look you always wanted.
vivo Y02s comes with the latest software Funtouch OS 12 and Android 12 that packs a lot of features including the Multi-Turbo 5.5 and Ultra Game Mode for gaming as well as EasyShare and iManager for phone management. I’ll get on to the details of these amazing features in the full review.
From my initial impression, the vivo Y02s don’t feel and look entry-level at all. The phone’s colour, texture and camera design can deceive those who aren’t familiar with the phone. Although I would have wanted to have a basic earphone and a standard silicon case, I guess Iwas already asking too much from a feature-rich, entry-level smartphone that only costs PHP 6,499.00. Is the price really worth it? Watch out for the full review.