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Vivo Y95 Unboxing and First Impessions

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Vivo Y95

Vivo has recently announced two new phones under Php 15,000 mark which is the Vivo Y95 and the Vivo Y91. We have the Vivo Y95 now which is competing directly with the Huawei Y9 (2019) in terms of pricing. The most interesting part here is the phone’s new chipset Snapdragon 439. Let’s unbox this!

Vivo Y95 specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-core processor
  • Adreno 505 graphics
  • 64GB internal storage expandable via microSD 256GB4GB RAM
  • 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display (1520 x 720 pixels)
  • 13MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 2MP (f/2.4 aperture, depth sensor) rear cameras with LED flash
  • 20MP front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 4,030 mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with FuntouchOS 4.5
  • Price: Php 13,999

What’s inside the box?

  • Vivo Y95 unit
  • USB Cable
  • Wall charger
  • Earphones
  • SIM Card ejector tool
  • Jelly case

DESIGN

The design reminds us of the Vivo V11 we’ve reviewed a few months ago. It is still encased in a glossy polycarbonate unibody design or in other words, it has a plastic construction. It’s not a bad thing since we love plastic build over glass because it can withstand more if you accidentally drop your phone. The downside of a glossy phone are fingerprints and smudges. Just out on the included jelly case in the box and problem solved.

For a 720p display, we do love its brightness and overall sharpness. Though we have to test it outdoors for its sunlight legibility. It is nice to see a waterdrop notch rather than the annoying big notches we see on other phones.

SOFTWARE

We do admit that we are fans of heavy skinned UIs we see on Chinese phones just like Vivo’s Funtouch OS on top of Android. On the flip side, it does offer some useful features. We will be doing more tests on its software and multitasking for our full review.

Under the hood is Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 439 chipset. It is said to be an upgrade from the Snapdragon 435 though we are not sure if how does it fare with its other sibling, the Snapdragon 450. This chipset is AI (artificial intelligence) capable so it is definitely worth testing.

CAMERA

On paper, the 13MP + 2MP shooter might me underwhelming but based on our first photos, we are surprised with it. It does takes good photos. Maybe the AI (artificial intelligence) powered chipset helped with the improvement of shots.

Here are some of our first sample photos

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

We are indeed excited to take the Vivo Y95 for a spin! We are also excited to pit it against the Huawei Y9 (2019) as they have the same price. The Vivo Y95 is worth taking a look especially if you are looking for a red phone like we have here. But please do wait for our full review for our final judgement. For now, we are very impressed with it.

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