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vivo Y35 Unboxing and First Impressions

We share our unboxing and hands-on experience of the recently announced vivo Y35 for the PH market.
vivo Y35 Unboxing and First Impressions
vivo Y35

To recap, the new vivo Y35 comes with a 6.58-inch curved LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 2408 x 1080 resolution. Inside is the 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 44W Fast Charging.

This also has an "Extended RAM" that gives an extra up to 8GB RAM using its internal storage for a total of up to 16GB RAM.

At the back of the phone are the 50MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth. sensor with an LED flash while in front is a 16MP selfie camera.

In the Philippines, it is priced at PHP 14,999.

Let's dive in.


White box
White box

Like past vivo devices, the vivo Y35 comes in a white box. Printed on the box are the vivo branding, specs, key features, and regulatory information.
Box inclusions
Box inclusions

Inside the box are the phone, SIM ejector tool, 44W charger, USB Type-C cable, documentation, silicone case, and stickers.

There are no included earphones in the box.

Build Quality/Design

Back panel
Back panel

The phone is made of a combination of glass and polycarbonate. The front glass panel is solid feeling and premium looking but it is a fingerprint smudge magnet. The back panel is made of glasstic while the inner frame is made of polycarbonate.

Similar to other vivo devices, the Y35 looks great!

The inner polycarbonate frame has a faux metal finish while the glasstic back with a rough finish looks like glass. The rough texture prevents fingerprint smudges but it makes the phone slippery. We recommend wearing the silicone case that comes in the box.

Because of these materials, the phone is super lightweight. 

In front is the 6.58-inch 2.5D curved LCD with a 2408 x 1080 resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. Around the panel are slim side bezels but with a thicker chin bezel.

One comment here is it is still using a notch display in 2022...

On top is the notch that houses the selfie camera and above that is the slim earpiece.
Top and bottom
Top and bottom

On top is the SIM tray while on the bottom is the 3.5mm audio jack, microphone port, USB-C port, and speaker grill.
SIM tray
SIM tray

The SIM tray can carry up to two nanoSIM cards and one microSD card and it features a rubber gasket. This indicates a form of water and dust resistance. 

Inside is a large 5,000mAh battery with 44W fast charging. 44W is one of the fastest for the price.
Left and right
Left and right

On the left side is a smooth surface while on the right side are the volume rocker and the power button.

The phone measures 164.3 x 76.1 x 8.28 mm and weighs 182 grams.
Rear cameras
Rear cameras

At the back of the phone are the 50MP f/1.8 primary camera, a 2MP f/2.4 macro sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor with an LED flash.

While on the punch hole is the 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.

We will be running the phone thru more camera tests so stay tuned.

vivo Y35 Specs

Display: 6.58-inch 2.5D curved LCD screen w/ 90Hz refresh rate, FHD+ 2408 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
CPU: 2.4GHz 6nm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 610
ROM: 256GB expandable storage via microSD card slot up to 1TB
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP f/2.0
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 44W Fast Charging
OS: Android 12 w/ Funtouch OS 12
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, dual SIM
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IP54 water and dust resistance, Hi-Res Audio, USB-C, Colors: Agate Black, Dawn Gold
Dimensions: 164.3 x 76.1 x 8.28 mm
Weight: 182 g
Price: PHP 14,999

As of the moment

Web surfing
Web surfing

Priced at PHP 14,999, the vivo Y35 with the SD680 and 256GB of storage is in an interesting position as the vivo T1 5G with an SD 778G and 128GB of storage is priced at PHP 17,999. The vivo Y76 with 5G and 44W charging is also currently priced at just PHP 14,999.

The Y35 has an eye-catching design with a lightweight body. The attractive features of the device so far are its 90Hz LCD screen even if it has a noticeable chin bezel + notch, 8GB RAM + 8GB Extended RAM, large 256GB of storage, and 5,000mAh big battery with 44W fast charging.

We are also excited about its 50MP primary camera and the 16MP selfie cameras.

What could be a concern is the polycarbonate frame and glasstic back panel. The chip it is using is one of the slowest under PHP 15K as well.

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