The Chinese handset maker, Vivo has been slowly and steadily expanding its budget lineup in the Indian handset market. This particular brand is known for its mid-range devices that comes with a premium design and impressive specs. Now that the brand is venturing into the budget segment, even then it has not compromised with its trademark premium design. The brand has now launched a new budget segment handset called Vivo Y27L and the handset looks pretty impressive to us. Here is a brief overview of the handset to make it easier for our readers to opt for the new handset.
We have already emphasised the fact that the new handset comes with the premium design that the Chinese brand is known for. The new handset comes with a sleek design, which is only 6.99 mm thin with a magnesium alloy chassis. Its metal back panel and dual matte/glossy finish takes the whole aesthetics of the handset to whole another level.
The Chinese handset maker has equip the new budget segment handset with a smaller 4.7-inch display. However, the display makes up for the loss in size through the HD resolution viz. 1280 x 720 pixels, which is ideal for multimedia lovers.
The user experience offered by the new handset is impressive to say the least since it comes with one of the most stable Android update from Google. Vivo has pre-installed Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system in this handset. However, some buyers might feel that when other handsets in the same price segment are offering the latest Android update, the dated Android might become a deal breaker for many.
Performance and Battery Life
The performance offered by the handset is quite decent since it comes with a Quad-core processor boasting a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. Vivo has also accompanied the processor of the handset with a RAM of 1 GB to do away with unwanted lags that the handset might experience. Vivo has placed a 2260 mAh battery under the rear panel of this handset, which might not last for a longer duration.
On its rear panel, the handset boasts of an 8 Megapixels primary camera that can be considered ideal for day to day photography. The front panel of the handset on the other hand flaunts a 5 Megapixels camera that makes it a budget selfie smartphone.
On the connectivity front, this handset comes with various features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS. For Internet users, this dual SIM handset boasts of both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity for superfast Internet browsing.
While there is a certain ambiguity among Indian customers regarding Chinese brands, there is no denying the fact that these brands provide the best value for money offering. With Vivo Y27L, the handset maker has offered a device that blends a premium design, build quality and mid-range specs in a budget package. An ideal choice for those who are looking for a powerful smartphone for daily use without spending much.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||September 24, 2015|
|Operating System||Android v4.4 (Kitkat)|
|Dimensions||136.9 x 68.1 x 6.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.2 GHz 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916|
|Display||Size||4.7 inches (11.94 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||312 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||65.17 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2260 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GP, AVI, MKV, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Earphone, USB Cable, Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card|