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Vivo Y12s Review

The Vivo Y12s 2021 is the latest version of the Vivo Y12s that was announced last year in India. This year, the company has decided to announce the Y12s 2021 in Vietnam. The android phone comes with an SD439 SoC and a 5000 mAh battery making it an ideal device for those looking for a budget good phone to buy.

Vivo Y12s

Vivo Y12s

Vivo Y12s 2021 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.51 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
  • Android 11, Funtouch 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Charging 10W
  • Reverse Charging 5W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery.

Design and Display

In terms of body design, the Vivo Y12s 2021 is blessed with a nice body that is wrapped with premium plastic and glass. Yes, it maintains most of the features available on last year’s model. The entire body measures 164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm and weighs 191 grams.

The front side offers a display size of a 6.51-inch LCD screen with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. It has a tall 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI density, and 81.6% screen-to-body ratio.

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Cameras

On the camera setup, the handset packs a waterdrop notch hosting a front camera of 8 MP for selfies. The camera also has a Face ID for security. The backside on the other hand consists of a dual-camera setup and LED flash located in a vertically aligned module.

The sensors include a 13 MP with f/2.2, (wide), PDAF, an additional 2 MP depth sensor for photos. The camera features LED flash, Panorama and can record FHD videos.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood is a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 chipset based on a 12nm process node with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 1.95 GHz with Adreno 505 GPU for graphics.

It has Android 11 OS based on Funtouch 11 with an inbuilt memory of 32GB and 3GB RAM. You can expand the storage via a micro SDcard up to 128GB.

It features Multi-Turbo 3.0 which optimizes the core scenes to reduce lag in games. This software is also built to allocate and prioritize CPU and internal storage resources especially when running multiple apps in the background.

Battery and Network

The Vivo Y12s 2021 has a non-removable battery of 5000 mAh with support for 10W via a micro-USB port. It also has 5V/1A reverse charging. Vivo claims that the battery can last up to 17.4 hours of HD movie viewing and 10.2 hours of continuous gaming when fully charged.

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It has dual SIMs with a 4G LTE network and other regulars such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, FM radio, and the fingerprint scanner has been integrated on the power button.

Vivo Y12s Price and Availability

The Vivo Y12s will sell for $140 which is about 55,000 Naira, around 850 Ghs in Ghana and 15,000 Ksh in Kenya. You can order the phone in Mysterious Black, and Ice Blue colors.

Vivo Y12s Specs

Here are a few specs of the Vivo Y12s:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, Funtouch 11.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Mysterious Black, Ice Blue
  • Dimension: 164.4 x 76.3 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 191 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.51 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Dual Rear Cameras
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/1.8, [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: No
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Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Charging 10W
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