After the amazing Vivo V11 Pro, the company has yet again decided to unleash another midrange phone in Pakistan. Vivo Y95 launched a couple of days ago and comes with many perks that few phones in this category offer.
The device is available in Pakistan for Rs. 34,999 and packs a huge battery, AI-assisted camera setup on both back and front along with a big screen. It is also the first phone to come with the Snapdragon 439.
Let’s head to our first impressions of the phone to give you a better idea about the look and feel as well as the initial performance of the device.
What comes out of the box?
Vivi Y95 comes with standard accessories that you come along with almost every phone. The silicon cover, however, does not come with all devices but only with Chinese phones. Here is what you’ll find in the box.
The handset comes in two colors; Starry black and Nebula Purple. We got our hands on the starry black one and were instantly impressed the build quality. The device packs a polycarbonate body but outshines all the other plastic built phones in its league.
The shimmering pattern on the back is definitely an eye-catcher. Build on the phone is quite sturdy and despite the large size of the phone, its weight is surprisingly light so your hands won’t tire while holding the phone for long.
It has a beautiful gradient of blue to black on the mid part to bottom. However, it is really prone to fingerprint smudges, so you need to put on the protective case that also comes along with the phone.
The back has a dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor while the front hosts a waterdrop notch that encompasses the selfie camera and the earpiece incision above it.
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack with a speaker and a micro USB 2.0 charger. It has a triple SIM tray on the left side that also sports a dedicated slot for micro SDcard and a power and volume rocker on the right side.
The front of the phone is amazing with a huge screen and a tiny notch. It is the closest you can get to an all screen experience in this price category. We have been seeing such type of notch in the like of midrangers like the Oppo F9 and even the high-end flagships like the Huawei Mate 20.
Vivo Y95 comes with a 6.22-inch large IPS LCD that sports a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and a modern 19:9 aspect ratio, hence providing more screen space and ample of the estate to play with.
Despite the 720P resolution, the images on the screen are sharp, super bright and vibrant. The ambient sensor works perfectly, cranking up the brightness in bright conditions. On the positive side, the 720P screen consumes less power, hence prolonging the battery life.
Performance and Battery
Though we will provide you with the detailed performance of the phone in our upcoming real-life review, however, the handset made quite a good impression in our initial use. It performed pretty well in handling day to day tasks.
Vivo Y95 comes with Snapdragon 439 coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Even with quite a lot of RAM, you can’t expect the phone to deliver a high-end performance and that’s because it packs the entry-level processor from Qualcomm.
As for the software front, the phone comes with Android Oreo and presents the company’s custom Funtouch OS that is highly customizable.
Vivo Y95 comes with a massive 4030mAh battery and needless to say, it definitely performed good in our initial usage, however, our real-life battery test is yet to decide whether this huge battery performed well enough to compete with the likes of Huawei Y9 2019.
Vivo Y95 is all about providing maximum benefits in a controlled price. For photography enthusiasts, the phone comes with a dual camera setup on the back with 13MP+2MP sensors on the back.
A 20MP sensor sits on the waterdrop notch on the front to take better selfies. It seems that Vivo Y95 is focused to take good selfies as the front camera also presents the HDR mode and multiple other modes to use among different scenarios.
There is honestly nothing to complain about when you are getting so many features in a handset with such a minimal price. Vivo has managed to pack all the beauty of its V11 Pro in the much less priced Y95 and yet has jammed it up with features.
In our initial usage, the device is going strong. Stay tuned for our detailed review of the phone which will give you a better idea of how will it perform in your day to day use whether you are a gamer or a social media freak or even one of those moderate users.