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Vivo Y71 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Vivo launched their latest budget smartphone Y71 in the country last April 21, 2018. It features a Full-View screen of 6-inch HD+ display with 84.4 percent of screen-to-body ratio.
Vivo Y71 Unboxing and First Impressions
Meet Vivo Y71

Inside the Vivo Y71 is the entry-level Snapdrgon 425 chip clocked at 1.4GHz paired with Adreno 308 GPU. Vivo offers two variants of the Y71, one with 2GB RAM and one with 3GB RAM.

The only difference of the two variants are its rear cameras, the 2GB RAM comes with 8MP main shooter while its pricier sibling comes with 13MP rear camera.

Vivo Y71 Specs

Display: 6-inch HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass at 268 ppi
CPU: 1.4GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
GPU: Adreno 308
RAM: 2GB / 3GB
ROM: 16GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated)
Main Camera: 8MP / 13MP f/2.2 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5MP f/2.2 w/ A.I. Face Beauty and screen flash
Battery: 3,360mAh
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo w/ FunTouch OS
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, proximity, compass, gyroscope
Others: Face unlock, dual microphones, Colors: Matte black, gold
Dimensions: 155.87 x 75.74 x 7.8 mm
Weight: 150 g
Price: PHP 7,990 (2GB RAM), PHP 8,990 (3GB RAM)


Disclaimer: This unit was borrowed from Vivo Philippines for our honest take.

Unboxing / Accessories

Unboxed
Unboxed

The Vivo Y71 comes in a white box with the Y71 smartphone and the official smartphone logo showing their partnership with FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. It has the photo of the smartphone printed on the box.

Vivo included a wall charger that outputs 5V/1A. For our initial charge test, the charger promises a fully charged 3,360mAh in almost 2 hours.

Included also are the USB Type-A cable, 3.5 mm earphones, pre-installed screen protector, SIM ejector tool, and documentation. Vivo failed to include a protective case for the smartphone this time.

Build Quality / Design

Matte-finished body
Matte-finished body

The Vivo Y71 doesn't look that much different with some of the smartphone giant's previous offerings.

It has a 6-inch HD+ display that makes a wide viewing protected by the pre-installed screen protector. It does not feature a Gorilla nor a Dragontail glass.
No anything on top of the Vivo Y71
No anything on top of the Vivo Y71
Tri-slot at left, mic, speaker, and ports below
Tri-slot at left, mic, speaker, and ports below
Power button and volume keys at left
Power button and volume keys at left

To wrap it all up, the Vivo Y71's build is respectable for the price. It doesn't feel cheap, thanks to its matte-finished body.

Premium-looking budget smartphone!

The 6-inch HD+ display with 84.4 percent of screen-to-body ratio of the Vivo Y71 makes an immersive experience. The construction of the Y71 doesn't look so "biggie" for its huge display.

Its matte-textured body makes a nice grip. Overall, the Vivo Y71 has a decent look with familiar buttons and ports placements.

Initial Findings

Respectable benchmark!
Respectable benchmark!

1. The overall build of the Y71 makes a premium look for its price. Its full-view screen makes a wider-viewing experience. The HD+ screen of this device has 10 points of touch.

2. Vivo Y71 is powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. As we have mentioned, it has two variants, the 2GB RAM and the 3GB RAM. Vivo let us borrow the 3GB RAM variant of the Vivo Y71.

Both has 16GB expandable storage via a dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB.

Our inital charging speed test recorded almost 2 hours of filling up its juice. It has LTE connectivity.

3. It is nice to note that Vivo Y71 is one of the few budget smartphone equipped with Android Oreo (FunTouch OS). Y71 is also responsive for its price. 

4. Its has a 13MP main shooter f/2.2 w/ PDAF and LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter. The rear camera shoots nice photos outdoors and decent indoor images. Its front camera captures natural looking selfies in well-lit areas with still good-looking photos in low-lighted areas.

5. It has LED notification, OTG, and dual SIM slots along with a dedicated microSD card slot. Its single loudspeaker makes a nice casual listening but as expected, it is not that loud. So far, its face unlock feature is snappy and responsive.

Related: Vivo Y71: First Camera Samples

As of the moment

As per our initial review, the Vivo Y71 is a decent smartphone for its price. It is one of the few budget smartphones with Android Oreo. It has decent cameras, snappy face unlock, responsive display, all for PHP 8,990 for 3GB RAM and PHP 7,990 for 2GB RAM.


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