Vivo has seen considerable success in the smartphone markets. Vivo has always tried to innovate its smartphones in terms of design and camera quality. Their smartphone look exceptionally well and for sure, catch the user’s attention. Vivo makes sure that their phones are not that expensive and are priced competitively. Recently, the company launched its “Vivo Y53” smartphone. The phone has been launched to attract budget segment smartphone users. The phone seems to have a balance between specs and aesthetics, so let’s dig in and find if the phone is worthy of your hard earned money.
The phone looks pretty attractive and catches its user’s attention. Not only it boasts an amazing build quality, the phone has stylish exteriors too. If we talk about the general design of the phone, the volume rocker and power button have been provided on the right edge of the phone, while the SIM card slot is provided on the left edge of the phone. The earphone jack is provided on the top edge of the phone and the lower edge houses the speaker, mic and port for battery charging. Three soft-touch capacitive buttons are also provided in the phone. The external dimensions of the phone are 144.2 mm x 71.4 mm x 7.6 mm and the phone weighs around 137 grams. The phone is available in two color variants i.e. Crown Gold and Space Grey. A 5.0-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The display seems to be a little sub-par compared to the display that is provided in the other smartphones at the same price tag. However, the display looks sharp enough serves its purpose.
The phone is powered by a Quad-core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53 processor that is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 chipset. The processor provided in the phone is not meant for heavy tasks, however, can provide a decent Android experience. The Adreno 308 GPU ensures that graphic performance of the phone is optimized. Overall, the processor proves to be decent, it can play light applications easily and provides a swift multi-taking too. But then again the processor provided is not as powerful as processors seen in other smartphones within its price range. The phone has internal storage of 16GB, and the internal storage could be increased up to 256GB using a microSD card. The 2GB of RAM provided in the phone ensures that multitasking is done easily on the phone. The phone runs on Android version 6.0.1 i.e. Marshmallow with the help of Funtouch OS 3.0. The phone supports dual SIM and also supports 4G networks.
For any smartphone, the camera plays one of the key factors for its success, so let’s see what kind of cameras have been provided in this device. The phone features an 8 MP Primary Camera that is backed by autofocus and LED flashlight. The camera settings include Exposure compensation and ISO control. Shooting Modes include Continuous shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). Camera features include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. Talking about the selfie shooter, the phone features a 5MP front shooter. When the rear camera was tested in real world conditions, we observed that the images captured by the primary camera were decent and had few gray areas in them. The images seemed to be a little overexposed at times. The front shooter takes decent selfies and proves to be sufficient for high-quality video calling purpose. The loudspeaker provided in the phone gets sufficiently loud. A 3.5mm audio jack with active noise cancellation and the dedicated mic is also provided in the phone.
The phone comes with a 2500mAh Li-Ion non-user replaceable battery that can run for a complete day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone supports a range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS and microUSB 2.0. The sensors that come with the phone include a Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Compass.