The Vivo Y70 shines with an impressive, large and vibrant AMOLED screen, and has an amazing fast charging feature, but despite this, there is some disappointment in terms of design and performance.
Fast Talk (Vivo Y70)
The new Vivo Y70 is a budget-friendly phone that contains many different features, for example it has a large, bright 6.44-inch FHD + AMOLED screen, which is great to use, even in the absence of a recent 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate.
Another thing that we like is the Vivo Funtouch UI, which is a less impressive way to look, and this element works on a lightweight and relatively unpretentious design, to provide an easy-to-use everyday phone.
The Vivo Y70 also has a fast charging feature, so you can get 65% in 30 minutes, and this is amazing by all accounts.
But despite these capabilities, it lacks many features and features, for example, the Snapdragon 665 CPU does not completely match some of the chips in competing phones, which leads to somewhat modest performance.
The camera in the phone also lacks flexibility and consistency, due to the presence of a single target sensor and strong but defective image quality.
The Vivo Y70 is priced at £ 279, around $ 365 / AU $ 510, but we’re not convinced that it’s great value for money at the moment.
|Dimensions||161 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm (6.34 x 2.92 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||171 g (6.03 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)|
|Size||6.44 inches, 100.1 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 10, Funtouch 11|
|Battery||Li-Po 4100 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||Fast charging 33W, 65% in 30 min (advertised)|
Vivo Y70: Simple Design
The Vivo Y70 has a general design for the phone, such as the medium size, the shiny plastic background and frame, the flat screen, and the rectangular camera unit, but we didn’t really like the design to a great extent, but in general it is good.
We found that the curved plastic back fits nicely in the hand, although the two-tone reflective plastic is an absolute magnet for dust and fingerprints.
As for the weight, at 171g and 7.8mm, it was comfortable to use and hold, and we never felt the discomfort of having to carry it.
But we found that the screen-to-body ratio of 90.12% could not be smelled, as there was a slightly chunky chin at the bottom of the screen, which makes choosing the degree of tear the phone feel a bit old.
For a speaker, you will get with the phone only one on the lower edge of the phone, and this loudspeaker provides you with a thin and small sound, penetrating into walls and doors even when it is set at a moderate volume.
As for the ports, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bottom edge, and there is also a USB-C port directly, so you have options when it comes to audio output.
As for the fingerprint sensor, Vivo replaced its place in the screen with a unit installed at the back.
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Vivo Y70: OLED Display
The Vivo Y70 screen really dazzled us considering the phone’s price, with a 6.44-inch FHD + screen,
you will get a strong and bright AMOLED panel, with a contrast ratio of 2,000,000: 1,
and you will get the kind of contrast levels that only competitors can dream of. Liquid crystal.
And with OLED, you can choose from three color tone presets, and you can play around with the warmth slider to find colors that suit your liking and suit your taste.
But we found that the Vivo Y70 is stuck at 60Hz, and that’s literally half the Poco X3’s 120Hz refresh rate.
But if the choice is between AMOLED or a higher refresh rate, then of course we will choose AMOLED every time.
Vivo Y70 Cameras
As for the camera in the Vivo Y70, it has a 48-megapixel f / 1.8 main sensor,
while the other two cameras are a 2-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, but in performance it is not the best thing.
The sensor wasn’t particularly good, as we found that the Y30 was a wide 8MP and was able to at least offer some additional frame options.
But on the Vivo Y70 there are no telephoto lenses here, so you’ll have to make do with the 2X cropped shots.
Upon testing, we found that in well-lit environments, the main sensor tends to capture bright and exciting images that catch the eye,
but despite this, we found that a closer look often reveals that those colors have been pitched to a degree that appears slightly artificial.
We also found that there is a tendency to overexpose, with the inability to compensate for HDR adequately,
as we found that the scene of the artificial intelligence camera is somewhat intermittent.
We also found that using a 2-megapixel depth sensor, the portrait shots were completely natural here, with the subject being reasonably well defined, but unfortunately we found that the background itself lacked the creamy bokeh effect of the better cameras, and there was overexposing on the bright autumn day we chose to shoot. in it.
But this is the case with most cheaper phones, as it lightens things up rather than pulling in any extra layers of detail or reducing noise.
Performance,Vivo Funtouch 11 UI
As for the performance in the Vivo Y70, the phone has a Snapdragon 665 CPU at
its heart that has been around for some time, with a Geekbench 5 multi-core score of 1,309.
But we found that the Vivo Y70 does not hold up well against the higher-priced competition such as the OnePlus Nord N10, which has the latest Snapdragon 690, which scored 1847.
Be that if you want higher performance with a lower price tag, the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC (1699) has the Snapdragon 732G.
Also We have tested the phone in games, and unfortunately, we were unable to play the powerful PUBG Mobile in HD graphic settings.
But despite this, we found that the Snapdragon 665 processor results in strong performance for all the basics,
and it is supported by a large 8 GB of RAM, and you will also get a microSDXC slot.
Another great thing is that the phone is backed by the noise-free Vivo Funtouch 11 UI, which sits slightly above Android 10.
The Vivo application has a few provisions, such as the Albums application,
and we also found that we can take or leave the iManager tool placed in a prominent place,
which aims to keep your phone clean and safe.
Battery Life with fast charging
As for the battery in the Vivo Y70, it is 4100 mAh, it is fairly good, but despite this
there are many efforts competing for the unit 5000 mAh in affordable phones, including the Vivo Y30.
And we did a battery test, and for about 4 hours of screen time over two whole days (with Airplane Mode activated overnight) it got us around 20%, which is a very reasonable result.
We also found that the Vivo Y70 handles well with media tasks,
and we also tested Netflix streaming for an hour at full screen brightness and the result was 8%, and this is a strong result.
Either of the great features present is the fast charging system with a power of 33 watts, such as the more expensive Vivo X51.
The company says it can earn you 65% in just 30 minutes here, and we’ve tested
and confirmed that, so after exactly 30 minutes of charging,
we were able to run the Y70 from 30% to 93% – an increase of 63%.
As we said, one of the great features of the Vivo Y70 is the 90Hz or 120Hz screen,
as this led to the emergence of a modern small trend for budget phones that adopt high refresh rate screens, as the phone has a powerful AMOLED screen via an ultra-smooth LCD screen.
It is also absolutely necessary to have a fast charging if you are in a hurry and want to charge your phone quickly, the Vivo Y70 Uvla 33W fast charger has been airborne from a more expensive phone, as it gives you 65% in half an hour.
Also, in terms of software and user interface, the Y70 is toasty and relatively free
from unwanted bloating, which is a plus given that it is a budget-friendly phone.
But in terms of performance, the Y70 is not the best thing, so if you are a gaming fanatic, you can use another phone, for example, the Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC phone outperforms the Vivo Y70 and Snapdragon 665 in terms of performance.
in conclusion One of the things that disappointed us a bit about the Vivo Y70 is the camera, as it has a single sensor powered by a useless 2-megapixel macro.