Vivo is a latest global smartphone brand that are not focusing only on smartphones, but also introducing products include professional camera and music system with extraordinary appearance, and fast and smooth user experience. The vivo now has came with its new Y series smartphone. The vivo y25 is launched in this month and gaining popularity among people due to its low price. Till now Vivo has launched Vivo Y27L, Y31 and Y15S series of affordable smartphones in their Y series that are sold through both offline and online outlets.
Although it was pretty much clear that the device wouldn’t be able to compete with the more sizeable smartphones floating in the market at that time, it was nice to see something fresh emerging in the market. Aimed at users who wouldn’t compromise when starting trends, Vivo has a significant fan following to this day.
About the design, it is sleeker than any Android handset manufactured of late. It stands at a mere 9.2mm thickness and is made of plastic that looks like brushed aluminum. However, considering the price, that is certainly not an area we could complain about. The device is available in two colours – white and grey. There is no display on the exterior, and the rear panel of the device features the camera, speakers on the bottom, and the VIVO logo at the center of the rear panel. There is a LED light flash at the rear panel of device.
The main display is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, although only 4.5inches. It supports a maximum resolution of 480x854 pixels and a calculated pixel density of 218 ppi. Now, it goes without saying that the display performs like an average device, and the screen is just large enough for you to look at the text (emails) and reply, and quickly glance at images.
The VIVO Y25 does score average when it comes to hardware. It has come with Android v5.1 OS. The presence of Mediatek MT6580 as the processor (a quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHZ) coupled with 1GB of RAM does not give it enough power to perform simultaneous tasks seamlessly. Switching through a few open applications causes lag, despite the fact that the phone is loaded with a very limited amount of bloatware.
It does not have any graphical processing unit. The internal memory of 16GB appears insufficient, due to heavy applications in the phone. The memory can be extended upto 256GB, though, and the phone also gives you the option to transfer applications to the MicroSD card.
The main camera is a 5MP unit, which offers decent colour reproduction, but not much details. Undoubtedly, this is not the phone you are looking for if capturing images and videos is an essential part of your regular phone use. But if you are amongst those that enjoy clicking a quick picture occasionally, the camera does its job pretty well. Low light images are handled well too, but the camera app misses a few features, though that would not be a deal breaker. The secondary camera is a 2MP unit but performs like a VGA camera. Selfies taken from this unit are below the mark.
The OS may prove to be good for this phone to play video and audio nicely. Making this work for most requirements should be easy. The sensors on this smartphone are supposed to be powerful enough for many needs. The sound driver can play 24-bit 192kHz audio. It has a dedicated microphone for recording and talking feature on the phone. It does not have active noise cancellation feature to allow the sounds to be played back well.
In addition to the micro USB v4.0 and the 3.5mm audio jack, the Vivo y25 does feature many other features. However, it does have support for all major wireless protocols (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth v4.1, but it lacks Hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct. Nevertheless, it comes equipped with GPS and FM radio. The device also houses a 1900mAh Li-Ion battery unit, which is thankfully removable. Although not much, it stands a day of moderate usage with a single cycle of full charge.
The Vivo Y25 smartphone has a series of pros and cons for people to take a closer look. Here are a few good points that should see when getting this smartphone ready for one’s useWHAT WE LIKED