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Is Vivo Y15 Worth the Hype?

Vivo finally gives in to its loyal customers’ quests and unveils the latest Y edition, Vivo Y15. The dazzling beauty is priced under Rs 15,000 for the 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage variant. Vivo Y15’s specifications and body design will undoubtedly push you to buy it at its reasonable pricing. Let’s take a closer look at whether Y15 ticks all the checkboxes of a modern smartphone.

Design and Display

The Vivo Y15 features a 16.15 cm Halo Full-view Display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio on the design front. Bezels on the sides stretch the screen-to-body ratio to 89%, creating a perfect and boundless horizon.

The Vivo Y15 flaunts a polycarbonate body with a gradient finish on the back. One can see an exquisite colour show as Aqua Blue, and Burgundy Red hues dance across all angles. It comes with a 6.35-inch IPS LCD with a waterdrop notch. Although we have seen many AMOLED panels at this price on various devices, Vivo Y15 does manage to perform well. What’s disappointing is that Vivo is stuck with 720p when its competitors offer a full HD panel at the same price.

Camera

Vivo V15 is packed with a triple camera module featuring 13MP primary sensor (f/2.2), 8MP ultrawide lens (f/2.2), and 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4). For selfies, there is a single 16MP camera sensor housed inside the waterdrop notch.

Coming to the real-time performance, the wide-angle lens churns out images with a bit of less depth. It does a decent job in daylight conditions. However, things change in the lowlight scenarios as we start to notice more noises, grains, and less dynamic range. Even the selfie lens has the same issue.

Besides, there is no image stabilization, i.e., we must be prepared for shaky photos.

Battery

The battery is one of the key selling points of this device as it comes with a massive 5,000 mAh battery packed inside. A single charge is enough to keep us going for two days. The smartphone also supports a 10W fast charging.

Not for gamers

Although Vivo Y15 promises an ultimate gaming fun, it, however, runs at just medium settings. Unfortunately, those who are serious about gaming performance will have to look at more viable options.

Storage capacity and RAM

Vivo Y15 comes in a single storage variant, as mentioned earlier. Consisting of eight cores, combined with 12nm design, and clocking speed at 2.0GHz; Y15 allows the users to experience smooth functioning.

This device is not designed for power users at all as they might find the device lag and stutter quite a lot.

Pricing

Vivo Y15 comes with the price tag of Rs 12,820. Interested buyers can use Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card to purchase the phone on easy EMIs. 

The Bajaj Finserv EMI Store is an online store that features products across varying categories like mobiles, tablets, home appliances, gaming and accessories, wearables and watches, cameras, music and audio devices, and many more. Existing customers of Bajaj Finance can purchase their favorite products on EMI Store on easy EMIs and flexible repayment tenor from 3 to 24 months. 

To buy or not to buy?

Vivo Y15 offers a visually appealing design, decent performance, and long-lasting battery life which are critical for most buyers. However, teens who are probably eyeing this phone only for gaming and photography purposes will have to look elsewhere.