Vivo Y50- An Underspecd yet Overpriced Smartphone 10

Vivo Y50- An Underspecd yet Overpriced Smartphone

Vivo Y50 was announced at the starting April and, was launched globally at the end of April, and now finally it is launched in India, its specs include up to 8GB of RAM 128GB of storage, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, it is priced at ₹ 17,990, this is quite a price for a device powered by Snapdragon 665 as most of the phone powered by this SoC are priced under ₹ 12,000.
So let’s take a look at the specs of Vivo Y50 to see whether the price is justified or not.

This Post is Detailed Specification Overview of the Vivo Y50

Vivo Y50 Specification Table

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Display6.53-Inch IPS-LCD Display, ~83% Screen to Body Ratio.
1080X2400 Pixel Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
403 PPI Density
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
Memory8GB RAM
Storage128GB
eMMC 5.1
Camera/Optics13 MP, f/2.2, (Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.2, (Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Depth Sensor)
Video Recording Options[email protected]
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0, (Wide Lens)
Battery5000mAh Battery
15-W Fast Charging
ConnectivityWifi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
SecurityFingerprint Sensor
Headphone JackYes

Specification Details
https://www.vivo.com/in/products/param/y50

Design and Build Quality

Vivo Y50 has a Plastic frame and Plastic Back, on the back we have the Verticular Rectangular Quad Camera Module, with fingerprint sensor and vivo branding at the left bottom, on the fornt we have a punch hole display.

Display

Vivo Y50 has a 6.53-Inch IPS-LCD Display, with a screen to body ratio of ~83%, a native resolution of 1080X2400(FHD+) Pixel Resolution, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, and a pixel density of 403 PPI.
It has a basic 60Hz Refresh Rate panel, and no HDR10 or HDR10+ Support.

Performance

Vivo Y50

Vivo Y50 is Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, which is an
Octa-core SoC with 4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver core and is coupouled with Adreno 610 GPU, this is the processor one would generally find in a smartphone priced under ₹12,000 but the Vivo Y50 is priced at almost ₹18,000.

Memory and Storage

It has only one Option, that is 8GB RAM and 128GB of eMMC 5.1 Storage.
eMMC 5.1 is even older than the UFS2.1 Storage which is generaly found in a Smartphone in this price range, dont know what Vivo is trying to do with this smartphone.

Camera/Optics

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Vivo Y50 has a Quad Camera Setup
13 MP, f/2.2, (Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.2, (Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Depth Sensor)

Video Recording options upto [email protected]

And a front facing 16MP f/2.0, (Wide Lens)

Battery

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Battery capacity is the only good thing about Vivo Y50, it has a 5000mAh Battery, but again there is a problem, it has just a 15-W charger, which will enternity of time to chagre it.

Audio

TBD

Security

Vivo Y50 has a rear mounted Fingerprint Sensor, and also have the Face-Unlock Option, Through the front facing camera.

User-Interface

Vivo Y50 is Running on Funtouch OS 10, on top of Android 10.0

Extra

It has NFC Support.
{Don’t blame me, I have to write something in extra, it’s not my fault that it doesn’t have any significant extra feature}

Pricing

Vivo Y50 is priced at ₹17,990 in India, you can buy it on Flipkart.

Conclusion

Vivo Y50 has a good SoC, the Snapdragon 665 which is capable of easily doing almost all the day to day tasks, it has an above-average build quality, it is what one would expect at this price range, it has a quad-camera setup, whose performance is unknown as of now, it has 5000mAh battery with a 15-W “fast” charger.

All the Specs are great, but not at this price point it was priced at around ₹ 12,000 then it would have been a great choice, but at ₹ 18,000 it is a very bad choice.
Also, it had an eMMC 5.1 Storage, which is non-existent in this price range, they should have at least provided UFS2.1
Also Given the fact that it has to compete with the likes ofPoco F2 and Redmi 10X Series, things are not looking good for Vivo Y50.

Early Verdict for Vivo Y50

  • Above Average CPU/GPU
  • Above Average Build Quality
  • Good Display
  • Ample Amount of RAM and Storage
  • Good Camera Setup(Given the Sensors used are great, now it’s up to the software)
  • Good Selfie Camera Setup
  • Good Audio
  • Great Battery Life
  • Wifi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Headphone Jack
  • NFC Support
  • Overpriced.

Source
https://www.vivo.com/in/products/y50

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