Vivo Y55L: Entry-Level Smartphone with a Few Nifty Enhancements
Vivo has recently launched its new entry-level handset that looks great and stacks in some of the most basic specifications. Apart from that, we get a pretty competent processor along with a sizeable portion of RAM. Rest of the specs sheet looks decent enough and certainly justifies the price point associated with the same. While this might not be the cheapest smartphone in its category, here is how the detailed set of attributes looks like:
Vivo Y55L starts off with a 5.2-inch HD screen, exhibiting 1280x720 pixels, in terms of resolution. The IPS panel is further enhanced by the 2.5D curved-edge display. Moving on, this smartphone runs Funtouch OS v2.6 which is inspired by Android Marshmallow v6.0. Dual-SIM support is available in addition to 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wireless functionality, GPS for navigation and Bluetooth v4.1.
This smartphone comes in space grey and gold colors and measures a mere 7.50mm in thickness. This device weighs 142 grams to be exact.
The battery module at 2,650mAh is pretty modest for a sub-12k smartphone. Moreover, we were expecting at least Full HD resolution on this device. The 8MP rear shooter is certainly not the best feature on offer even with LED Flashlight support at the helm. The 5MP selfie snapper is also pretty mainstream despite offering soft flashlight functionality. Lastly, the lack of a fingerprint scanner for the given price point is extremely saddening.
Unique Selling Point:
Vivo Y55L throws in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 SoC that works in unison with the Adreno 505 GPU. Apart from that, we also get 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16GB expandable further up to 128GB.
Other enhancements include split-screen support and the eye protection mode.