Vivo’s low-midrange Y-series gets a new addition, the Vivo Y12. The phone arrives in Nepal with a price tag of Rs. 21,990 and will sit alongside other phones in Vivo’s Y series, including the Y17 and Y15.
The 6.35-inch phone is built-up of glass on the front, while the remaining is polycarbonate. The display is an HD+ IPS LCD with 720 x 1544 pixels resolution and 268 PPI pixel density.
Vivo Y12 features a triple camera set-up on the back — a 13MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. And the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC which the phone is powered by is too built with high camera capabilities. However, gaming with this processor might not be a great experience. Similarly, on the front is an 8MP sensor housed in a water-drop notch. Also, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone below the triple cameras.
About the battery, there’s a non-removable 5,000mAh Li-Po battery to handle all the phone usage. Well, this is pretty huge. Currently, the Vivo Y12 is only available in 3/64GB variant in Nepal. Now, let’s take a quick highlight of the phone’s specifications.
Vivo Y12 Specs Highlight
- Display: 6.35-inch IPS LCD screen, capacitive touch, 16M colors
- Resolution: HD+, 720 x 1544 pixels (~268 PPI pixel density)
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, Funtouch 9
- Memory: 3GB RAM and 64GB storage; expandable up to 256GB via microSD
- Primary Camera: Triple-Camera: 13MP, f/2.2, PDAF + 8MP, f/2.2, 16mm Ultra-wide-angle + 2MP, f/1.2, depth sensor
- Secondary Camera: 8MP, f/2.0
- Battery: 5,000mAh Li-Po battery; non-removable
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 21,990
Not a worthwhile investment
The Vivo Y12 doesn’t present significant differences than the other two smartphones from Vivo’s Y series. Also, for the price tag, the phone doesn’t hold much to offer to the customer over other brands’ smartphones. Take Redmi Note 7 Pro as an example. With the addition of Rs. 2009 on what the Vivo Y12 is priced at, Redmi Note 7 Pro has a powerful processor, better camera, fast charging support and offers better performance. Even the Redmi Note 7 seems a better choice with a 1080p display, Snapdragon 660 SoC, a 48MP main camera, and fast-charging support, all at Rs. 21,999.